THE HEART OF THE STORMONT
The district known as the Stormont once covered a substantially more extensive area, but since the mid-18th century the name has been popularly applied to the land north of the Tay between Dunkeld and Blairgowrie. Within its bounds sit the villages of Caputh and Spittalfield. Their early mainstay was handloom weaving but when this declined in the early 19th century the villages successfully transformed themselves into service centres for a locality that was beginning to prosper from radical improvements in agriculture. This book looks at wide-ranging aspects of community life including the building and settlement of Spittalfield and Caputh, life on the land, trade, transport, health, education and leisure.