Plans have been proposed to commemorate a hero of the Titanic who saved hundreds of lives when the ship sank in his former house in Scone with a plaque.
Harold Bride was one of two mobile operators aboard the legendary ship when it set in April 1912 on its first transatlantic voyage.
The bride, born in London in 1890, was trained as a Marconi Wireless Operator and left Southampton as the second operator of the RMS Titanic in New York.
On the fateful night when the boat sank, Bride had arrived to take over the shift. He had just arrived to take over when the captain burst in and said the ship had hit an iceberg.
The bride jumped to action and called nearby ships for help, and it is believed that the Englishman's call for help was the first "SOS" message ever used under operating conditions.
As such, Bride has been credited with saving hundreds of lives aboard the sinking ship and introducing the SOS reputation, which has since saved thousands.
After asking for help from passing boats, Bride was released from his duties and wiped overboard as he reached the boat deck and tried to escape.
He reappeared under a lifeboat and fought his way up as he swam away from the rubble. He was picked up by a collapsible lifeboat before he was rescued by the rescue boat Carpathia, which suffered from severe frostbite and crushed feet.
The bride also served as a witness to the investigation into the sinking of the Titanic and even worked as a telegraphist during the First World War.
To escape his famous hero status, he moved in 1934 with his wife Lucy from Stranraer in the Mansfield Road in Scone, where he lived for the next ten years. After that, the Bride family lived four years in Dunning 26 miles away.
The bride died in 1956 at the age of 66 years of lung cancer. In his honor, a plaque has been issued in his parents' home in the Bromley district of London, which has become a popular place of pilgrimage for Titanic enthusiasts.
However, the Scone and District Historical Society believes that his home in the village in honor of the bride should also bear a monument.
The group has requested the Council Planning Team to place a plaque on the C-listed building, which is still privately owned. Its owner celebrates his 100th birthday on December 14th, and the memorial plaque would be a fantastic gift for the occasion, according to the Historical Society.
The planners of Perth and Kinross Council are expected to make a decision in the near future.