1. Heat oven to 400 degree F. Grease a large cookie sheet.
2. Combine flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in fresh and dried cherries. Beat eggs, milk, vanilla, and peel in bowl. Stir into flour mixture just until blended. (Dough will be moist and sticky.) Gather into a ball. Gently knead on a lightly floured surface 3 times until smooth.
3. Transfer dough to center of prepared cookie sheet; press into an 8-inch circle. Cut circle into 8 wedges with floured knife. Bake 20 to 25 minutes, until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Makes 8 scones.