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Queens Scots historian joins battle to save graveyard

The Queen’s official historian in Scotland is supporting campaigners who want to save an ancient graveyard in Perthshire.

Professor Christopher Smout, the Historiographer Royal, said plans to convert Kinfauns Parish Church into a luxury family home were “totally insensitive”.

He supports the view of campaigners who believe the Victorian church should simply be allowed to crumble into ruins while the 900-year-old graveyard remains in use.

The site also contains the remains of an 11th-century church immortalised by Sir Walter Scott in The Fair Maid of Perth.

• Full story at the Scotsman.

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