Perth Road, New Scone, about 1903

The view shows Perth Road, Scone with a horse drawn tram travelling towards Perth. The Scone Arms is the light coloured building to the right at the junction of Perth Road and Cross Street.

The first horse drawn buses in Perth arrived in the second half of the 19th century. Using 2 or 3 horses they worked between Scone & Cherrybank, Perth. They were taken over by the Perth and District Tramways Company Ltd in the 1890's and the horses transferred to the trams. The tram service started in September 1895 and each tram had five teams of horses; four working in shifts with one team spare. The depot and stables were in Scone.


  • Material/Medium: gelatin dry plate negative
  • Date: c.1903
  • Creator: Wood & Son Printers, Perth, purchased from William Stewart, Abbey Road, Scone
  • Accession number: W0054
  • Category: Photography
  • Subject: Scone,Perthshire,Scotland,tram,Scone Arms