Scottish Castles Association

Preserving the Past for the Future

The hunt for King James I's lost royal tomb begins

During a conspiracy to seize the throne in Scotland, King James I was brutally murdered in Perth in 1437.

King James I of Scotland
King James I of Scotland

James was buried at the Charterhouse in Perth which has long since gone and, now, a major heritage project, headed up by former SCA President Professor Richard Oram of Stirling University with the aim of locating the monarch's final resting place and to perhaps recreate it some 580 years on from his untimely death at the age of 42.

The Victorian monument at Charterhouse in Perth where the search will begin.
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You can read more about this fascinating project in The Scotsman here.

Added: 22 Feb 2017 Updated: 11 Apr 2018
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