Head north east towards Perth. A few miles to the west of Perth is the village of Methven, the site of the famous Battle of Methven in 1306. Accompanied by Sir David Barclay, Robert the Bruce attempted to retake Perth and 4,500 men gathered and camped at Methven. They had agreed with the leader of the English forces, the Earl of Pembroke to wait until the next day to begin the battle, but during the night the English attacked and killed all but a few hundred of the Scottish army. Sir David was taken prisoner by the English.
Just north of Perth is Scone Palace, a splendid building and grounds. This was once the home of the Stone of Scone (or Stone of Destiny) and the crowning place for kings of Scotland including William the Lion in 1165. The stone is now at Edinburgh Castle.
Early ancestors of the Barclay Clan settled in Fife. Collairnie was near Dunbog in north Fife, and the Barclays built a fine tower house here in the 16th century. What remains is now part of a working farm and is not open to the public. Fife is full of winding country roads and small villages and hamlets, so take time to enjoy the history and landscapes still to be seen today.