04.10.1868 Arthur Kinmond Bell known as ‘AK’, born in Perth
(Educated at Perth Academy and Craigmount School, Edinburgh)
1889 Joined family firm – Arthur Bell & Sons Limited
1899 Married Miss Camilla Bruce
1922 Purchase of Gannochy and Muirhall Estates
1925 Centenary year for Arthur Bell & Sons Limited
1925 Commissioned survey on improvements to Perth’s sewage and
water systems.
1925 Doo’cot Park – cricket ground and pavilion constructed.
1925-1932 Gannochy Housing Estate constructed – comprising 13 2-bed bungalows, 133 3-bed bungalows, 1 4-bed bungalow and 2 5-bed bungalows
11.06.1937 Formation of the Gannochy Trust
23.09.1937 Trust Registered
30.09.1937 First Meeting of Trustees – Mr Robert Duff Bell and Mr William Govan Farquharson invited AK to become a Trustee
18.03.1938 A.K. Bell presented with the Freedom of Perth
Sept 1940 A.K. Bell gifted