Excavations at the Black Spout, Pitlochry


The story of an archaeological dig from 2005-9 which uncovered remarkable broch-like architecture at an Iron Age building near Pitlochry.This full colour book explores the contemporary culture and environment of the region with expert contributions exploring place-names, ancient environments and the array of stone, metal and glass artefacts unearthed.

£10.00 (excl. postage)

David Strachan | Paperback | ISBN 978-0-9572114-1-4 | Published by PKHT | 2013 | A4 172 pages full colour with over 100 illustrations.

Perth: a Place in History


Published following the highly successful two day conference in Perth 2010, this monograph charts the development of Perth, from prehistory to the 20th century through a series of 12 papers by notable contributors including Alan MacDonald, Chris Whatley, Charles McKean and Chris Fleet. This excellent collaboration is a must for those from Perth or those with an interest into the fascinating history of the area.

£10.00 (excl. postage)

David Strachan (Edited) | Paperback | ISBN:978-0-9564427-5-8 | Published by: PKHT | Year of Publication: 2011 | 104p, col illus

Carpow in Context

Winner of the Nautical Archaeology Society Keith Muckelroy Memorial Award for 2011.


This full-colour monograph tells the story of the challenging excavation and recovery of the Late Bronze Age logboat from the Tay Estuary, involving an innovative and multi-disciplinary approach with archaeologists, palaeo-environmentalists, conservationists and marine salvage divers working together. The papers presents a background to logboats, a comprehensive account of the project, and detailed description and reconstruction of the boat itself. Further chapters consider the context of the vessel in terms of contemporary environment, settlement, ritual and trade. The first detailed synthesis of Late Bronze Age Tayside for almost forty years.

£30.00 (excl. postage)

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David Strachan (Author) | Hardback | ISBN: 9780903903257 | Published by: Society of Antiquaries of Scotland | Year of Publication: 2010 | 222p, col illus

The Carpow Logboat: A Bronze Age Vessel brought to Life

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This booklet gives an account of the remarkable discovery and excavation of the Carpow Late Bronze Age logboat. It also tells the story of how the excavation team then led a reconstruction of a Bronze Age logboat, using replica bronze tools, on the banks of Loch Tay before paddling it across the loch to its new home at the Scottish Crannog Centre. “…a remarkable achievement within the context of British maritime archaeology” Mariner’s Mirror book review.

£5.00 (excl. postage)

David Strachan (Author) | Paperback | ISBN:978-0-9564427-2-7 | Published by: PKHT | Year of Publication: 2010 | 60p, col illus throughout

General Wade's Legacy

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This detailed and richly illustrated book, and its accompanying guide-map sets out the life and work of General Wade, who brought military roads and bridges to highland Scotland in the early 18th century in response to the Jacobite threat. The first significant publication on this fascinating subject in nearly 25 years, the book sets out the history while the map will guide you to sites to visit on the ground.

£5.00 (excl. postage)

Lindsay Farquharson (Author) | Paperback | ISBN: 978-0-9564427-6-5 | Published by: PKHT | Year of Publication: 2011 | 44p, col illus throughout

The Black Watch

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This new short history, produced in partnership the Black Watch Museum, is beautifully illustrated with images of artefacts and photographs from the museum collection in Perth. The perfect accompaniment for exploring the regiment’s history on a day out.

£5.00 (excl. postage)

David Strachan (Editor) | Paperback | ISBN:978-0-9564427-4-1 | Published by: PKHT | Year of Publication: 2011 | 64p, col illus throughout