Scone Palace and its grounds are facing a significant change in current access arrangements due to the forthcoming new Cross Tay Link Road.
These access changes require Scone Estates to create a new main entrance to the north of the Palace off the current Stormontfield Road as shown on the plan. The Cross Tay Link Road involves the realignment of a portion of the A9 north of Perth, construction of a new bridge over the River Tay and construction of a new link road from the A9 to the A93 and the A94 just north of Scone. This is being done under the Perth Transport Futures Project, which is a major infrastructure upgrade programme being undertaken by Perth and Kinross Council to improve the road network around the city.
Phase 2, The Cross Tay Link Road (CTLR) is currently underway with a due completion date of 2025.
Scone Estates is therefore addressing these changes as part of the Scone Palace Visitor Attraction Enhancement project. This will lead to the existing main access off the A93 being no longer used for visitors, and a new entrance and car park being created to the north of the Palace off the new Cross Tay Link Road.
The proposals for the Visitor Attraction Enhancement at Scone Palace and grounds are a very significant step forward in the evolution of the visitor experience at Scone Palace, which will allow the facilities to be open all year round. This in turn will complement the new Perth Museum project and the return of the Stone of Scone in 2024. This project is essential to build capacity in the region and attract more visitors to Perthshire while investing in the preservation of the historic fabric of Scotland.