What’s On

At no time of the year is Scotland’s distinctiveness more evident than at New Year and possibility nowhere in Scotland is New Year Day celebrated with so much gusto as in Pitlochry! First held on January 1st 2000 to celebrate the new millennium, the Ne’erday......

The Marie Curie Cancer Care Etape Caledonia is a closed road cycling challenge that takes place annually each May.  The 85 mile circular route on traffic free roads passes through some of the most scenic areas of Highland Perthshire and attracts over 4,000 riders of......

Since they were first held in September 1852, with the exception of the period of the World Wars, Pitlochry Highland Games have been held annually on the 2nd Saturday in September. Details can be found below: Date: Saturday 8th September 2018 Venue: The Recreation Ground, Pitlochry......

Local Highland Games May 26th – 27th 2018: Atholl Gathering The two day Atholl Gathering is held in the ground of the spectacular Blair Castle and weekend consists of The Atholl Highlanders’ Parade on Saturday followed by the Highland Games on Sunday. Click here for......

The Pitlochry Enchanted Forest, the renowned outdoor sound and light show, is set to delight the senses once more when it returns to the Faskally Woods in October 2018 with ‘Of the Wild – Nature by Night’. The 2017 event was a record breaker with......

The History of Highland Games and Gatherings The origins of Highlands Games are believed to date back to the 4th or 5th century when competitive games for young men involving foot-racing, horse-racing and wrestling were encouraged. Games celebrations became a common feature of St Michael’s......

In 188o when the house was built it was known as Clach-na-faire (House of the Watching Stone) after the large boulder stone located within the grounds. The stone is believed to have been placed by the Picts 1,800 years ago to keep watch over a......