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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. Gradings

    Blair Atholl

    The Atholl Highlanders' Parade on Saturday followed by the Games on Sunday.

    Dates

    23 May 2015 to 24 May 2015
  2. GWCT Scottish Game Fair

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Perth

    Traditional Scottish games, from falconry to sheep dog displays, across the three-day event.

    Dates

    3 Jul 2015 to 5 Jul 2015
  3. Perth Show

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Perth

    Agricultural show with family entertainment, stalls, food and drink.

    Dates

    31 Jul 2015 to 1 Aug 2015
  4. Burleigh Botany

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Kinross

    Guided walk in search of plants of interest.

    Dates

    16 Jun 2015
  5. Perth Highland Games

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Perth

    Traditional Scottish Highland games with races for young and old.

    Dates

    9 Aug 2015
  6. Strathardle Highland Gathering

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Blairgowrie

    Traditional Scottish Highland games with agricultural show.

    Dates

    22 Aug 2015
  7. Gradings

    Aberfeldy

    A special day of fibre work, food and fun.

    Dates

    25 May 2015
  8. Gradings

    Aberfeldy

    Learn about ancient harvesting.

    Dates

    12 Aug 2015
  9. Soldiers Of Killiecrankie

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Pitlochry

    A 17th Century Jacobite Cavalry.

    Dates

    25 Jul 2015 to 26 Jul 2015
  10. Fruit & Fungi Festival

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Aberfeldy

    Food tastings and demonstrations.

    Dates

    11 Oct 2015
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