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Scone Palace
Scone Palace
Scone Palace
J. Condie Esqr.
Revd Dr [Reverend Doctor] Crombie
Mr William Keay
New Statistical Acct. [Account]
086 Scone Palace (Continued) the most magnificent views that can be found, from any point, of the richest parts of Perthshire, and its interior is fitted up with great elegance. There seems to have been an intention to combine with the splendour and comfort of the present age, some remembrance of the simplicity of the past. The entrance, for example, has an air of antiquity, having an ancient knocker with the initials D.V.S. The doorway is surmounted with the arms of Lord Mansfield in stone, and the motto, 'uni aequus virtiti'. The house is partially surrounded by terrace walls, and bastions, one of which commands a very extensive view. There are several large trees at a short distance; one of them an ash, said to have been planted by James VI., and many ash and sycamore trees about 300 years of age. *** The ground slopes gradually to the Tay, which flows within about 600 yards of the palace. The house may be approached either through an ancient gateway on the east, or by the modern terrace gate on the south, to which there is a drive entering the park at the distance of about a mile from Perth. This new drive passes over a bridge which crosses a ravine at no great distance from the terrace gate. The gardens lie to the southeast of the pallace. ***** Among the remnants of antiquity within the pallace may be mentioned an old bed of dark brown Genoa velvet embroidered, which is said to have been worked by Queen Mary. The Queen, when at Falkland, is supposed to have given the bed to one of the ancestors of the family, to whom she showed great favour. It was probably conveyed to Scone at the time when the Balvaird branch succeeded to the title of Viscount Stormont. The bed and furniture of a room are preserved, which was called the King's room, and in which there is a tradition that James VI. slept, but it was more probably the 'bedchamber' of Charles II, of which notice is taken in the account of his coronation. The bed and furniture are handsome, and more conformable to his age than to earlier period." New Statistical Account.

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