us in a voyage of discovery into the rich and varied heritage of
Dunning. Go back with us through time and see the many facets which
formed and shaped this community through the ages.
are nine miles south of Perth, just off the A9 to Stirling.
Dunning is still very much a living,
working village, its residents a mix
of all ages and interests. We have a population of 1000, two churches,
three pubs, several shops, a primary school, two parks, a golf course,
tennis courts and a bowling green. Dunning is steeped in history from
the earliest times; there is an iron-age fort on the Dun Knock and a 1st
century AD Roman camp at Kincladie. Saint Serf is said to have killed a
dragon here, and there is a monument to Maggie Wall, burnt as a witch in
Who We Are
Parish Historical Society, now in its 10th year, has over 300 members
including several overseas. We are committed to gathering and
disseminating local history. To that end we have accumulated a large and
varied quantity of historical information both written and photographic.
We hope our web site will serve as a readily accessible example of
digital conservation of local history.
of summer visitors are drawn to the village by road signs advertising St
Serfs church. DPHS and the Community Council have combined to provide a
visitor service which in the past five years
has guided visitors from over 25 countries and most parts of the UK. The
Society's publication of gravestone inscriptions has helped many
visitors in their research.
Duplin Cross, an important Celtic relic currently in the Museum of
Scotland, will soon be moving to its new permanent home in Dunning.
Roughly painted on the stones of this 20
ft high monument one mile from Dunning are the chilling words
"Maggie Wall burnt here 1657 as a Witch". What's it all about?
Find out here.
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