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Things to Do - Major Events

The Highland Perthshire major events range from Winter Words at Pitlochry Festival Theatre in January to Britain's largest closed road cycle event, Etape Caledonia in May, through to a whole range of Highland Games throughout the summer and concludes with the Enchanted Forest and Dougie MacLeans Perthshire Amber Festival in early November.

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Kenmore Highland Games, the "Friendly" Evening Games

Kenmore Highland Games, the "Friendly" Evening Games

Kenmore Highland Games take place annually on the first Wednesday evening in July, in a delightful setting a few hundred yards from Loch Tay.

Birnam Highland Games

Birnam Highland Games

Held since 1864, the games field is very compact, giving the games a very special intimate atmosphere, all the usual events, and lots of locals too.

Soldiers of Killiecrankie

Soldiers of Killiecrankie

325 years later the Battle of Killiecrankie remembered, Bonnie Dundee's Cavalry, Government and Jacobite Troops, a living history camp, battle tours

The Enchanted Forest

The Enchanted Forest

Britain's biggest autumn sound and light show, attracted over 60,000 people in 2016. Set in the woods around a small Lochen just outside Pitlochry

Near Year's Day Celebrations

Near Year's Day Celebrations

Annually 5,000+ people celebrate New Year in Pitlochry, pipe bands and dancing in the main street, from 1pm to 4pm on 1st January, a free entry event.

Rannoch Highland Games

Rannoch Highland Games

The Rannoch Highland games are held on the 3rd Saturday afternoon of August each year, a friendly local games, highlights are the hill race and food.

Robert Burns and Burns Suppers

Robert Burns and Burns Suppers

What did Robert Burns have to do with Highland Perthshire? Well he toured the area in 1787 and today the are many excellent Burns suppers held.

Atholl Gathering and Highland Games

Atholl Gathering and Highland Games

Hosted by the Duke of Atholl on the last weekend in May, includes many of the old Highland traditions from the opening the games by the Duke of Atholl

Blair Castle International Horse Trials, Country Fair

Blair Castle International Horse Trials, Country Fair

Scotland's leading equestrian event, attracting top Olympic medallists over four days each August, 37,000+ visitors alongside the Bruadar Country Fair

Aberfeldy Show and Highland Games

Aberfeldy Show and Highland Games

The Agricultural Show and Highland Gathering is held each year in August. 2013 dates are Friday 9th (Horse classes only) and Saturday 10th August.

The Atholl Highlanders Parade

The Atholl Highlanders Parade

Annual parade of Europe's last remaining private army and remenant of the old Highland Clan system on the last Bank Holiday weekend in May each year.

Aberfeldy Farmers Market

Aberfeldy Farmers Market

The first Sunday each month 10am to 2pm, May to Oct the best of Perthshire's farm food from the Carse of Gowrie to Logiealmond to Highland Perthshire.

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