Scottish Conservative politicians call on residents to take part in Stone of Destiny consultation.
Scottish Conservative politicians Murdo Fraser and Liz Smith are calling on residents in Perth and Kinross to take part in a consultation regarding the Stone of Destiny.
The MSPs, who both represent the Mid Scotland and Fife region, have given their support to the bid for the historic Stone to be returned to Perth - when it is hoped it will form the centrepiece of the multi-million-pound redevelopment of Perth City Hall.
The Commissioners for the Safeguarding of the Regalia are seeking public views regarding the future of the Stone in August and September. They will consider a bid from Perth and Kinross Council for the Stone of Destiny to feature at Perth City Hall, which is set to undergo a complete refurbishment.
Mr Fraser has been a long-term campaigner for the return of the Stone of Destiny to Perth. He previously wrote to the Regalia organisation, arguing that the stone should be returned to Perth where it could be shown to the public for free.
Commenting, he said: “For years I have supported the return of the Stone of Destiny to Perthshire. It’s great to see a consultation is going to take place now and I would encourage local residents to take part in this process.
“The Stone of Destiny is one of Scotland’s most famous artefacts. I believe the stone has one more journey to make – back to its historic home in Perth and Kinross.
“It would also provide an economic boost to the area with an increase in visitors desperate to see the stone.”
And Liz Smith added: “This is great news for Perth and Kinross. It would be a major boost to the whole area if the Stone of Destiny were to come home to Perth and I feel local residents and school children would have a great opportunity to engage with a key part of their history if that were to happen.”
To take part in the consultation visit: https://consult.gov.scot/commissioners-for-the-safeguarding-of-the-regalia/the-stone-of-destiny/