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  • Piping and drumming Atholl Highlanders marching at the start of the Atholl Gathering held at Blair Castle
    Atholl Highlanders marching at the start of the Atholl Gathering held at Blair Castle
  • The Atholl Highlanders Parade held annually in May at Blair Castle, home of Europe's only legal private army, Blair Atholl
    The Atholl Highlanders Parade held annually in May at Blair Castle, home of Europe's only legal private army, Blair Atholl
  • A border collie herds a flock of geese at the Scottish Game Fair, Scone Palace
    The Scottish Game Fair, Scone Palace

Perthshire is home to some of the most captivating scenery in the country and boasts a rich cultural legacy which you can experience at a variety of heritage and outdoor events held throughout the year. Enjoy the vibrant spectacle of Highland games, witness traditional country sports and explore the region’s remarkable landscape on foot at a walking festival.

No visit to Perthshire during the summer months is complete without attending at least one of the 14 Highland games that take place at towns and villages across the region. Watch the tossing o’ the caber and the hammer throw while hearing the rousing sound of the bagpipes.

View traditional country sports played against the magnificent backdrop of Scone Palace at the Scottish Game Fair, and watch Olympian riders and the pedigree steeds compete at the Blair Castle Horse Trials.

Enjoy other sporting events like the Etape Caledonia and watch cyclists speed by on one this 81 mile race along the traffic-free roads of Highland Perthshire.

Explore the region’s great outdoors on walking festivals like the Crieff and Strathearn Drovers’ Tryst and soak up spectacular scenery alongside fascinating flora and fauna. You can get up close to more of Perthshire’s wildlife on organised nature walks and safaris led by experienced guides and rangers.

Take a look at the listings below and plan a day out at a heritage or outdoor event in Perthshire.

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  1. Pitlochry Highland Games

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    Sport & Leisure

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    Pitlochry

    Traditional Scottish Highland games with dancing, heavy events and more.

    Dates

    12 Sep 2015
  2. Rannoch Highland Gathering

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    Sport & Leisure

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    Pitlochry

    Traditional Highland games including tossing the caber, highland dancing and more.

    Dates

    15 Aug 2015
  3. Gradings

    Aberfeldy

    Learn about ancient harvesting.

    Dates

    12 Aug 2015
  4. Gradings

    Pitlochry

    Four-day equestrian event.

    Dates

    10 Sep 2015 to 13 Sep 2015
  5. Aberfeldy Highland Gathering

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    Sport & Leisure

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    Aberfeldy

    Traditional Scottish Highland games including the carrying of the Menzies Stone.

    Dates

    8 Aug 2015
  6. Birnam Highland Games

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    Sport & Leisure

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    Dunkeld

    Set in the stunning Perthshire scenery, this traditional highland games is not to be missed!

    Dates

    29 Aug 2015
  7. Strathardle Highland Gathering

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    Sport & Leisure

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    Blairgowrie

    Traditional Scottish Highland games with agricultural show.

    Dates

    22 Aug 2015
  8. Gradings

    Perth

    View the snowdrops throughout the unusual castle grounds.

    Dates

    1 Feb 2015 to 8 Feb 2015
  9. Blackford Highland Games

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    Sport & Leisure

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    Blackford

    Traditional Scottish Highland games held since 1870.

    Dates

    30 May 2015
  10. Fruit & Fungi Festival

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    Sport & Leisure

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    Aberfeldy

    Food tastings and demonstrations.

    Dates

    11 Oct 2015
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