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  • A competitor in the open hammer event on the games field at the annual Atholl Gathering held at Blair Castle
    A competitor in the open hammer event at the annual Atholl Gathering held at Blair Castle
  • 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
  • Purple and green light reflecting off tall trees at night time at the Enchanted Forest in Perthshire.
    Experience the other-worldly sights and sounds of the Enchanted Forest © Graham Smith
  • 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
  • Drawings and paintings by local artists on display at the Perth Festival of the Arts
    Drawings and paintings by local artists on display in Perth

Perthshire plays host to a variety of arts and culture events. Whether it’s just for you or for the whole family, there are plenty of events held across Perthshire from live music and Highland games, to literary festivals and the spectacle of the Enchanted Forest.

Perthshire boasts a flourishing cultural and music scene which you can experience at a number of events and festivals. Attend the 11-day Perth Festival of Arts in May, a musical extravaganza which in recent years has featured performances from Jools Holland and Van Morrison. July sees the hottest acts around descend on T in the Park – a three-day outdoor music festival held annually in Kinross. Ever since its inception in 1994, it has boasted impressive line-ups which have featured Coldplay, Tom Jones and Kings of Leon.

Other musical highlights include Dougie McLean’s Perthshire Amber Festival held every autumn. Enjoy fantastic acoustic performances in a diverse range of venues across Perthshire including Blair Castle and the Scottish Crannog Centre.

Watch traditional Highland tests of strength and endurance such as the hammer throw and the tossing of the caber at one of the 14 Highland games held throughout the region during the summer months.

In October you can experience the outdoors as you never have before at the Enchanted Forest. Marvel as Faskally Wood near Pitlochry is transformed into a magical nocturnal wonderland with dazzling light and sound effects. 

January brings with it another superb event to the small town of Pitlochry, the Winter Words Festival. Nearly a decade old, this literary festival has grown over the year to become one of the highlights of Highland Perthshire’s cultural calendar. Enjoy ten days of poetry readings, talks, writing workshops, cookery demonstrations and more.

These are just some of the arts and culture events you can experience in Perthshire. Take a look through the listings below to discover more.

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  1. Gradings

    Dunkeld

    A talk by Polly Murray, the first Scottish woman to reach the summit of Everest.

    Dates

    8 Jul 2015
  2. Gradings

    Pitlochry

    A satiric tale of wealth, status and identity in late Victorian England

    Dates

    16 Jul 2015 to 16 Oct 2015
  3. Perthshire Open Studios

    Type

    Arts & Cultural

    Gradings

    Perthshire

    This annual 9 day event, now in its 8th year, involves artists and craft makers across Perthshire and Kinross-Shire opening up their work spaces: studios, garages, kitchens, etc., to the public.

    Dates

    5 Sep 2015 to 13 Sep 2015
  4. White Rabbit Treasure Hunt

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Pitlochry

    A magical adventure in an outdoor wonderland.

    Dates

    19 Jul 2015
  5. Aberfeldy Festival

    Type

    Music Event

    Gradings

    Aberfeldy

    Aberfeldy Festival now in its 6th year.

    Dates

    6 Nov 2015 to 7 Nov 2015
  6. Home And Beauty

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Pitlochry

    Comedy of morals, manners and marriage.

    Dates

    17 Jun 2015 to 15 Oct 2015
  7. Gradings

    Pitlochry

    A fabulous tour of the operatic and musical theatre world.

    Dates

    20 Sep 2015
  8. Improbable Fiction

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Pitlochry

    Alan Ayckbourn's 2005 comedy.

    Dates

    17 Jun 2015 to 17 Oct 2015
  9. Gradings

    Perth

    Scottish Artistic Fun and Storytelling with Jacobite Jock.

    Dates

    5 Aug 2015
  10. Beyond The Barricade

    Type

    Theatre Event

    Gradings

    Pitlochry

    Songs from well known musicals.

    Dates

    27 Sep 2015
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