Spend some time shopping in the ‘Fair City’ of Perth and discover an inspiring selection of independent retailers alongside popular big brand names.

Once the capital of Scotland, Perth’s origins as a medieval market town are visible throughout city centre.

The site of the old town stocks is marked on the High Street, where visitors can now find the usual big-name retailers and the city’s covered shopping mall – The St John’s Centre.

Drovers from all over the Highlands once brought their cattle to sell here, and the narrow, cobbled streets surrounding the ancient St John’s Kirk bear names such as ‘Skinnergate’ and ‘Flesher’s Vennel’ in memory of these early traders.

The city centre still hosts monthly markets, but these days they provide a showcase for Perthshire’s quality local produce and creative talent.

Perth’s compact shopping area boasts a rich variety of independent retailers, a short step away from the bustling High Street. You’re sure to find something special to remind you of your stay in Perth.

Don’t miss your chance to explore:

  • Quirky gift shops – Boo Vake, Whispers of the Past, Raspberry, Precious Sparkle
  • Elegant boutiques – Revival, Elegance of Perth, Loretta’s Collections, Marion’s
  • Colourful galleries – Frames Gallery, Tayberry, The West End Gallery
  • Contemporary jewellers – Elizabeth Parker, Cairncross, Silver Linings, Number 5, Byer’s & Co