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 within Scotland
|• 1975||2528 sq. miles (6547 sq. km) (5th)|
|• Succeeded by||Tayside Region|
|Status||Local government county (until 1975)|
Land registration county (1996 - )
|Government||County: 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
|• HQ||Perth (county town and administrative centre)|
|• Motto||Pro Lege et Libertate|
('For Law and Liberty')
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.