Kinnoull Hill, just near the city of Perth in Scotland, is a notable modern landmark. The distinctive Kinnoull Tower (built c.1829) makes it easy to recognise from the nearby A90. Yet the hillside's story stretches back millennia. Around Kinnoull a number of Mesolithic (or Middle Stone Age) flints have been found, suggesting that it was a popular stopping point for some of the first people to inhabit this part of Scotland. It is likely that early hunters used the hill as a lookout point as they searched for food in the Tay valley.