The quarry lies at the very heart of the park. It’s distinctive red and yellow sandstone, formed at the end of Devonian Period – around 370 million years ago – was first mined here in the 14th century.
Famously, Robert the Bruce wrote to scone Abbey on 4th July 1328 asking for permission to use the stone to build the bridges of Perth and Earn and for the Kirk of Perth.
The sandstone can be seen on many houses throughout Perthshire to this day.
Quarrymill also has links to the famous Stone of Destiny used at the coronations of Scottish and British Monarchs for centuries. In 1296, when King Edward I planned to take the Stone from Scotland to England, monks from Scone Abbey hid the real stone and replaced it with one taken from the Annaty Burn that runs through Quarrymill.