Historic royal charter restored (Scotland)

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An ancient document that details the moment when King William the Lion of Scotland granted Royal Burgh status to Perth in 1210 has been restored.

Experts at the National Archive of Scotland repaired and cleaned the historic parchment and reattached its official wax seal.

The work has been completed ahead of next year's Perth 800 celebrations.

The year-long programme of culture and sporting events will mark the 800th anniversary of the honour.

The Charter has been placed in a custom-made case and will be put on display at a special exhibition being staged at Perth Museum and Art Gallery throughout next year.

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