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St Matthew's Church and Smeaton's Bridge
Perth is a city in central Scotland, in the Perth and Kinross council area and the former Tayside region, on the banks of the River Tay. It lost its city status in the 1990s, but officially gained it back in 2012.[1]"

LGBT history

King James VI of Scotland was held prisoner for 10 months at nearby Ruthven Castle in 1582, and during this time was forced to banish his favourite Esmé Stewart, Duke of Lennox.

Perth & Kinross Council’s Youth Services currently run Glow, a weekly LGBT youth group in Perth.[2]


  1. David Clegg, "Perth gets back its city status", The Courier, 14 March 2012