|Motto: Pro Lege et Libertate
('For Law and Liberty')
Perthshire within Scotland
|Status||Local government county (until 1975)
Land registration county (1996 - )
|1975 area||2528 sq. miles (6547 sq. km) (5th)|
|HQ||Perth (county town and administrative centre)|
|Succeeded by||Tayside Region|
|Governance||County: Perthshire County Council (1890-1929)
Perth and Kinross County Council (1929-1975)
Modern: Perth and Kinross Council (1996 - )
Lieutenancy: Lord Lieutenant of Perth and Kinross
Coat of arms of the county council
Perthshire (Scottish Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) is a county in central Scotland. Officially, it is the County of Perth, and a registration county in central Scotland. By "registration" is meant marriage and land registration uses Perthshire as a county.
After 1930, when it was an administrative county, governments changed the local system time and again. At the moment Perthshire is split between Clackmannanshire, Perth and Kinross and Stirling. Ordinary people stil call it Perthshire.