The Scottish diaspora is large and there are many who celebrate their heritage and ties to the country around the globe. The traditions of clans and tartans are kept alive at Highland Games events and there is a wealth of history for visitors to explore. If you are interested in researching your family history there are a number of resources online and offline that will help in your investigations.
Old Scottish provides a large database of records on many villages across Perthshire and the Trossachs, including baptisms and communion rolls.
Perth and Kinross Council provide a helpful Family History Archive. It is free to visit the archive without an appointment. There is an online database search to find what you are looking for before you go.
Perth Burial Registers are a good resource for specific queries. The records date from 1794 to 1855 Perth and give information on name, age, profession and cause of death.
For more general searches the National Library of Scotland’s list of directories provide a fascinating look into the past. With compilations dating from the early 19th Century to the 21st Century, you can browse these papers online for names that may be of interest.
National Records of Scotland Online Database has an online search feature for names and dates that provides an easy way to find what you need.