Perth and Scone
A royal burgh and county town, the Fair City of Perth perches on the west bank of the River Tay, surrounded by the town walls. St John's Kirk is clearly visible on the left, and the bridge across the Tay shown by Pont was washed away in the 1621 floods. To the upper right lies Scone (Skone), traditionally the place where Scotland's kings were enthroned, and the site of the 12th-century Augustinian abbey. In 1559, shortly before Pont's survey, a sermon preached by John Knox in St John's Kirk in Perth incited a mob to ransack Scone Abbey, symbolising the start of the Reformation in Scotland.
Detail from Pont Map 26