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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. Osprey Walk

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Kinross

    Come and seek out Ospreys fishing the rich waters of Loch Leven.

    Dates

    14 Aug 2014
  2. Gradings

    Aberfeldy

    Learn about the red squirrel.

    Dates

    18 Sep 2014
  3. Gradings

    Crieff

    Traditional Scottish Highland games in Crieff.

    Dates

    17 Aug 2014
  4. Mary Queen Of Scots Extravaganza

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Kinross

    Themed events re-enacting the life and times of Mary Stuart.

    Dates

    31 Aug 2014
  5. Gradings

    Pitlochry

    Learn how the castle was utilised in war-time and about the profound effect the Great War had on the family of the 7th Duke.

    Dates

    1 Apr 2014 to 31 Oct 2014
  6. The Gathering Of The Drams

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Perth

    A collection of whisky tours, tastings and events.

    Dates

    1 May 2014 to 1 Dec 2014
  7. Gradings

    Blairgowrie

    Traditional Scottish Highland games and agricultural show.

    Dates

    23 Aug 2014
  8. Gradings

    Blairgowrie

    Traditional Scottish Highland games at Blairgowrie.

    Dates

    7 Sep 2014
  9. Gradings

    Crieff

    An amazing link to Scotland's cultural and literary past and ancestral journey for families who lived in the Strathearn area.

    Dates

    3 Mar 2014 to 31 Oct 2014
  10. Gradings

    Aberfeldy

    Traditional Scottish Highland games.

    Dates

    9 Aug 2014
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