Projects Overview

Our projects preserve, enhance and increase understanding of Perth and Kinross's historic environment.

PKHT has a long history of delivering projects in partnership with others, either as lead and supported by others, or delivering specific activities and outputs in projects led by others. Since we were established in 1988, the Trust has carried out a wide range of projects on historic buildings, archaeological sites, and the enhancement of historic urban areas.

With subjects as diverse as the excavation and recovery of a prehistoric logboat to the re-instatement of 19th century iron railings, they include the restoration and refurbishment of the Library Lodge, Perth, which now serves as our office.

Common themes running through projects include enhancement of the historic environment, partnership working, community benefit, life-long learning, and economic regeneration.

Find out more about some of our ongoing and more recent projects…

Tay Landscape Partnership

A 4-year, £2.6 million initiative, that celebrated the landscapes where the Rivers Tay and Earn meet enabling residents and visitors to reconnect with the natural, built and cultural heritage of the area.


Carpow Logboat

A major project led by the Trust over 10 years, to excavate, recover, conserve and display a 3,000 year old log-boat from the Tay estuary. The results, presented in an award-winning monograph, led to the innovative Loch Tay logboat experiment.

Black Spout, Pitlochry

A 4 year community archaeology project exploring a large Iron Age building in the Black Spout wood, near Pitlochry.


Historic Churchyards

A two year project on the historic churchyards of East Perthshire, conserving structures, improving management and engaging with members of the local community to celebrate these remarkable repositories of religious and secular life.

Glenshee Archaeology

A five-year landscape archaeology project which uncovered some the story of prehistoric and early historic life in the ‘fairy glen’ with a special focus on the rare early medieval turf, stone and timber longhouses that survive there.

Loch Tay Logboat

In 2009 the Trust led an exciting project, inspired by the 3,000 year old Carpow vessel, to build a Bronze Age log-boat using replica tools and techniques. The finished boat was paddled across Loch Tay and is now a feature of the Scottish Crannog Centre.

Bridging Perthshire's Past

A 3-year project that conserved bridges and promoted the history of General Wade’s military roads and bridges through publications and signage, school teaching packs and life-long learning projects.

Library Lodge, Perth

The Trusts B-Listed office, beside the AK Bell Library in York Place, Perth, was originally the lodge of the 1836 Perth County and City Infirmary. Restored with best-practice conservation methods, the building is an apt show-case for the work of the Trust.