Heritage and outdoor events in Perthshire

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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 Highla