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GENERATION ››

This epic programme of events celebrates 25 years of contemporary arts in Scotland - from Orkney to the Scottish Borders

  • 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
  • Bight blue Light shining through trees at night time during the Enchanted Forest in Perthshire.
    Discover a magical nocturnal world of dazzling colour and sound at the Enchanted Forest © Otto Koota
  • A border collie herds a flock of geese at the Scottish Game Fair, Scone Palace
    The Scottish Game Fair, Scone Palace
  • The crowd facing the main stage at T in the Park, Scotland's biggest music festival
    The main stage at T in the Park, Scotland's biggest music festival

Enjoy a wide variety of events in Perthshire covering music, activities, arts and more. From the summer spectacle of the Highland games to the biggest music festival in Scotland and a dazzling life and sound show set in a forest at night, Perthshire boasts a year-round calendar of events that is second to none. There is also a great choice of smaller, community events that are perfect for family day out or a quiet weekend.

Every July thousands of music fans descend upon Balado for T in the Park, Scotland’s largest outdoor music festival. Catch the biggest names in rock and pop at this internationally renowned music event which in recent years has seen an eclectic range of acts from REM to Tom Jones headline. 

A variety of traditional events also take place throughout the region during the summer months, including 14 Highland games. At the Atholl Gathering you can watch the tossing o’ the caber, Highland dancing and bagpipers, all set against the magnificent backdrop of Blair Castle.

Watch traditional country pursuits and sports at the Scottish Game Fair as Scone Palace and see beautiful pedigree horses and their Olympian riders compete at the Blair Castle International Horse Trials. You can enjoy plenty of other exciting equestrian events at Perth Racecourse where horse racing has taken place since 1613.

Don't miss thrilling outdoor activities at the Perthshire Adventure Festival on 13 - 15 June, where you can try out a range of adrenaline-pumping activities, including: kayaking, bungee jumping, rock climbing, biking and there is even the chance to climb a zip wire.

Enjoy the cultural delights of the Pitlochry Winter Words Festival and the Perth Festival of the Arts, and choose from the superb year-round programmes of venues such as the Perth Concert Hall, and Pitlochry Festival Theatre offering theatre, dance, drama, film, comedy and more.

Perthshire Open Studios is an annual nine day event held in September. Over 180 artists, makers and creators will be opening their studios across the region, as part of an event which is a real highlight of Scotland’s art events calendar.

Experience Perthshire’s autumnal woods as you never have before at the Enchanted Forest. Marvel as Faskally Wood is transformed into a nocturnal winter wonderland using otherworldly light and sound effects.

Take a look at the information listings below and find out more about events in Perthshire.

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  1. Perth Races Glorious Finale

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Perth

    One of the oldest races.

    Dates

    24 Sep 2014
  2. Gradings

    Perthshire

    An annual celebration of the life and work of the people who made Crieff the cattle-droving crossroads of Scotland in the 1700s.

    Dates

    11 Oct 2014 to 18 Oct 2014
  3. Female Gothic

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Dunkeld

    Bedfringe and Dyad Productions presents Rebecca Vaughan in her solo show.

    Dates

    1 Nov 2014
  4. Perth Winter Festival

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Perth

    Celebrations lasting from Bonfire Night until the Chinese New Year.

    Dates

    5 Nov 2014 to 23 Feb 2015
  5. Gradings

    Perth

    A canoe show, plus a canoe polo tournament a slalom competition and kayak championships.

    Dates

    24 Oct 2014 to 26 Oct 2014
  6. Whisky Kisses

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Pitlochry

    Romantic musical in which a woman sets out to restore the fortunes of a family-owned distillery.

    Dates

    23 May 2014 to 18 Oct 2014
  7. Trad From Scratch

    Type

    Workshops

    Gradings

    Perth

    Learn some traditional tunes.

    Dates

    24 Aug 2014 to 19 Oct 2014
  8. 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
  9. Perth Races: The Big Bang

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Perth

    The final day of the season.

    Dates

    25 Sep 2014
  10. The Handmade Show

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Perth

    Purchase accessories, jewellery, glass, ceramics and more.

    Dates

    16 Nov 2014
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