South Methven Street, Perth

Looking down South Methven Street with County Place on the left and South Street on the right.  The Central Bar, selling Allsopp's Real Ale, stands on the right.  In spite of the tram lines running beneath their feet, children crowd the centre of the road in an era when traffic ran at a slower pace than today.

This area was once the site of the South Street Port, one of the gates into the medieval town of Perth.  It was also the site of town's fish market.  South Street has also been known as Shoegate or Shaegate, and was second in importance to the High Street.

  • Material/Medium: n/a
  • Date: c.1904
  • Creator: Wood & Son Printers, Perth, purchased from Wylie, Keir Street
  • Accession number: W0330
  • Category: Photography
  • Subject: South Methven Street,Perth,Perthshire,Scotland,The Central Bar,South Street,children,people,horse and cart