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Perth St Valentine - Campaign To Rename Perth Station

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This Valentine's day, Made in Perth, is looking for Saints fans' support.

 

There is a campaign underway to have Perth railway station renamed as 'Perth St Valentine', after the formal name, St Valentine's Day, given by Sir Walter Scott to the Waverley novel traditionally known as The Fair Maid of Perth.
 
Perth owes a debt of gratitude to Scott whose romantic tale of fourteenth century Scotland, put the 'Fair City' on the map.
 
The renaming of Perth railway station to Perth St Valentine (in the style of Edinburgh Waverley) would be a fitting tribute to one of Scotland's greatest novelists; it would add to the city's cultural heritage and provide an enduring legacy for the Perth economy, rail travel and tourism.

 

Made in Perth has written to Network Rail who own Perth railway station and asked them to consider the rename as a tribute to Sir Walter Scott who christened the ‘Fair City’ of Perth.

 

There is an online petition at http://chn.ge/1gq1U3C (Rename Perth railway station ‘Perth St Valentine’) and it would be fantastic if Saints fans could sign the petition and share with as many family and friends as possible.
 
Made in Perth is a charitable body, set up to promote arts, culture, ideas, and heritage in Perth (madeinperth.org).
 
You can find out more about the background to the campaign here: http://madeinperth.org/rename-perth-station-perth-st-valentine/
 
Thanks for your support!
 
 
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@EdStar101 Thanks for your support.

 

@Blueheaven A local historian has apparently speculated that Walter Scott may actually be indirectly responsible for the name of our team being "St Johnstone".

 

While "St Johnstone"/"St Johnstoun" in reference to the name of the town/city predates Scott's novel (1828), the huge success of  St Valentine's Day; or The Fair Maid of Perth brought the reference to much wider audience; so the theory goes that he may have inspired the naming of the cricket club that later became St Johnstone football club.

 

Few realise that Scott also christened Perth as the "Fair City", since used by countless organisations and businesses in Perth over the years.

 

Walter Scott's contribution and legacy in relation to Perth (perhaps even in the name of our team) is significantly underestimated.

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@EdStar101 Thanks for your support.

 

@Blueheaven A local historian has apparently speculated that Walter Scott may actually be indirectly responsible for the name of our team being "St Johnstone".

 

While "St Johnstone"/"St Johnstoun" in reference to the name of the town/city predates Scott's novel (1828), the huge success of  St Valentine's Day; or The Fair Maid of Perth brought the reference to much wider audience; so the theory goes that he may have inspired the naming of the cricket club that later became St Johnstone football club.

 

Few realise that Scott also christened Perth as the "Fair City", since used by countless organisations and businesses in Perth over the years.

 

Walter Scott's contribution and legacy in relation to Perth (perhaps even in the name of our team) is significantly underestimated.

 

If you look on the post about Old Maps - there was a statue of Sir Walter Scott at the Tay St end of the High Street in 1860 outside the City Chambers.

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@EdStar101 Thanks for your support.

 

@Blueheaven A local historian has apparently speculated that Walter Scott may actually be indirectly responsible for the name of our team being "St Johnstone".

 

While "St Johnstone"/"St Johnstoun" in reference to the name of the town/city predates Scott's novel (1828), the huge success of  St Valentine's Day; or The Fair Maid of Perth brought the reference to much wider audience; so the theory goes that he may have inspired the naming of the cricket club that later became St Johnstone football club.

 

Few realise that Scott also christened Perth as the "Fair City", since used by countless organisations and businesses in Perth over the years.

 

Walter Scott's contribution and legacy in relation to Perth (perhaps even in the name of our team) is significantly underestimated.

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You present a convincing arguement, but I'd disagree.:

 

The name of the city is perth. The station is perth. there is no other station for which to confuse the main station as perth railway station.

 

Had, in the case of Glasgow, Edinburgh or other major cities, there been a second station......then sure, why not differentiate with some identity.

 

Renaming the ONLY STATION to something generally not connected with Perth (e.g Valentine) is therefore a daft idea IMO. Moreover, a spurious claim to Walter Scott is ...yes, spurious!

 

If anything you are spreading good vibes. Doobs would agree!

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reopen princes street station

 

 

braw idea.ye wont have tae walk far tae the monky fae there  if ye returning hame from an away game by chooch.

 

 

and ye could call the new station bonnie prince charlie street station.i do believe he stayed in the sally nearby .so there.

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Hey, Myspazz you may be of a vintage that remembers Valentines garage in King Edward St. and the celebrated Perth lady golfer Jessie Valentine who put Perth "on the map".  No doubt she'll be on Google.

 

For these reasons plus the aforementioned, there is a good reason to change the name, plus puting Perth as the leading name.

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Hey, Myspazz you may be of a vintage that remembers Valentines garage in King Edward St. and the celebrated Perth lady golfer Jessie Valentine who put Perth "on the map".  No doubt she'll be on Google.

 

For these reasons plus the aforementioned, there is a good reason to change the name, plus puting Perth as the leading name.

Just name a train after Jessie -they already did that with Walter Scott.

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Just name a train after Jessie -they already did that with Walter Scott.

 

 

Just name a train after Jessie -they already did that with Walter Scott.

Naw Ancient,  don't want slf getting over excited being aboard Jessie Valentine. 

After all she's been deid for a few yours now.

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Now at the South Inch at the foot of King Street - This prominent and well detailed statue by local sculptors, the Cochrane brothers, is an important part of the streetscape of this area of Perth. The statue celebrates the renowned novelist Sir Walter Scott, one of whose works was `The Fair Maid of Perth', a novel published in 1828. The statue was bought by the Town Council at a sale of works, held by a local sculptor who was leaving the country. It was originally sited at the bottom of the High Street and was moved here in 1877.

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