Getting There -- ScotRail provides service between Edinburgh and Perth (trip time: 90 min.), with continuing service to Dundee. The round-trip to Perth from Edinburgh costs £19 to £32. Call tel. 08457/484-950, or visit www.scotrail.co.uk.
Edinburgh and Perth are connected by frequent bus service (trip time: 1 1/2 hr.). The fare is £8.90. For more information and schedules, check with Citylink (tel. 08705/505-050; www.citylink.co.uk).
To reach Perth from Edinburgh, take A90 northwest and go across the Forth Road Bridge, continuing north along M90 (trip time: 1 1/2 hr.).
Visitor Information -- The tourist information center is at Lower City Mills, West Mill Street (tel. 01738/450-600), open April to June daily 9:30am to 6pm, July to September daily 9am to 7pm, October daily 9am to 6pm, and November to March, Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm.
Special Events -- In May, the 10-day Perth Festival of the Arts attracts international orchestras and chamber music societies. There are some dance recitals as well, and a recent trend is to celebrate some aspects of pop culture. Concerts are held in churches, auditoriums, and even Scone Palace. For information, call tel. 01739/621-0131, or visit www.perthfestival.co.uk.