registration county in central Scotland

Perthshire (Scottish Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) is a county in central Scotland. Officially, it is the County of Perth, and a registration county in central Scotland. By "registration" is meant marriage and land registration uses Perthshire as a county.

Perthshire County.svg
Perthshire within Scotland
 • 19752528 sq. miles (6547 sq. km) (5th)
 • Succeeded byTayside Region
StatusLocal government county (until 1975)
Land registration county (1996 - )
Chapman codePER
GovernmentCounty: Perthshire County Council (1890-1929)
Perth and Kinross County Council (1929-1975)
Modern: Perth and Kinross Council (1996 - )
Lieutenancy: Lord Lieutenant of Perth and Kinross
 • HQPerth (county town and administrative centre)
 • MottoPro Lege et Libertate
('For Law and Liberty')
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Coat of arms of the county council


After 1930, when it was an administrative county, governments changed the local system time and again. At the moment Perthshire is split between Clackmannanshire, Perth and Kinross and Stirling. Ordinary people stil call it Perthshire.


Perthshire is known as the "big county" and has a wide variety of landscapes, from the rich agricultural land in the east, to the high mountains of the southern Highlands.