Burnside, Scone, Perthshire, about 1903

The view shows the row of houses at Burnside, New Scone. The Perth - Aberdeen Road passes in front of the buildings on the right and the big window of the Scone Arms is visible in the middle distance.

The line of wooden posts mark out the edge of the roadway alongside the Annaty Burn. 'Annat' signifies a mother church or a church which contains the relics of the founder. Today, there is no trace of such a building. The burn cuts into the Lower Devonian Sandstone (old red sandstone) of the Scone formation. The burn could pose a serious threat to people and property when it overflowed or was blocked with ice. In July 1916, the Annaty Burn burst its banks and brought down the fronts of two of the houses on the left. In January 1918, after severe frost followed by flooding, huge blocks of ice crashed into the houses.

  • Material/Medium: gelatin dry plate negative
  • Date: c.1903
  • Creator: Wood & Son Printers, Perth, purchased from Wylie, Keir Street
  • Accession number: W0077
  • Category: Photography
  • Subject: Burnside,Scone,Perthshire,Scotland,Annaty Burn,village