"Perthshire, east-midland co. of Scotland, bounded N. by Inverness-shire
and Aberdeenshire, E. by Forfarshire, SE. by Fife and Kinross-shire, S.
by Clackmannanshire and Stirlingshire, SW. by Stirlingshire and Dumbartonshire,
and W. by Argyllshire; greatest length, E. and W., 72 miles; greatest breadth,
N. and S., 60 miles; the detached portion (lying along the upper reach of
the Firth of Forth, and separated from the main body by a belt of Fife and
Clackmannanshire) is 6½ miles by 4½ miles; area, 1,617,808 ac.; pop. 129,007.
Perthshire includes some of the grandest and most beautiful scenery in Scotland,
combining features characteristic both of the Highlands and the Lowlands." from John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British