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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. Gradings

    Perth

    Works by Schreker, Brahms and Vaughan Williams.

    Dates

    8 Dec 2014
  2. Gradings

    Dunkeld

    The 'Reinhardt name' of course refers to Lulo's world famous grand-uncle, Django, the great gypsy guitarist who, with violinist Stephane Grappelli and their Hot Club de France, created an entirely new way of playing jazz in the 1930's and 1940's.

    Dates

    9 Oct 2014
  3. Gradings

    Perth

    Works by Haydn, Janacek and Brahms.

    Dates

    17 Feb 2015
  4. Gradings

    Perth

    Folk singer-songwriter.

    Dates

    31 Oct 2014
  5. Trad From Scratch

    Type

    Workshops

    Gradings

    Perth

    Learn some traditional tunes.

    Dates

    24 Aug 2014 to 19 Oct 2014
  6. Gradings

    Perth

    Works by Bruckner and Elgar.

    Dates

    9 Oct 2014
  7. Dave Francey

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Glenfarg

    Folk singer-songwriter from Canada.

    Dates

    29 Sep 2014
  8. Barbara Dickson

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Perth

    The award-winning singer performs traditional-pop.

    Dates

    26 Feb 2015
  9. Dawn Goose Walk

    Type

    Sport & Leisure

    Gradings

    Kinross

    An early morning look to see the loch's many wildfowl species.

    Dates

    18 Oct 2014
  10. Gradings

    Perth

    The largest festival of brass music in the UK.

    Dates

    22 Nov 2014 to 29 Nov 2014
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