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Welcome to Highland Perthshire

Welcome to Highland Perthshire - an area famed for dramatic mountains, glens and lochs, ancient castles and unspoilt nature; for golf, fishing, walking and adventure; for distinctive cultural venues and exciting events.
 
Located at the geographical heart of Scotland, within easy reach of busy cities like Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness, Highland Perthshire is at the heart of Perthshire Big Tree Country and boasts some of Europe’s most remarkable woodlands – all easily accessible on dozens of waymarked paths and trails.
 
Our main towns and villages of Pitlochry, Aberfeldy, Dunkeld & Birnam, Blair Atholl and Kinloch Rannoch are all within short drives of each other - while you can go from the auditorium of one of Scotland's major theatres to the lower slopes of one of Scotland's highest mountains in under an hour, taking a journey that passes through some of the Highlands' most breathtaking scenery.

With a fantastic range of accommodation of all types, delightful places to experience local food and drink, and ample opportunities for distinctive retail therapy, Highland Perthshire is where you’ll find everything that makes Scotland special. 
 

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Why not "Take Five" here in Highland Perthshire and discover our amazing natural environment, wildlife, adventures and much much more. Just click on the image on the left to download a copy of our new "Take Five" guide, packed full of great ideas.
 
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Blogs fom Highland Perthshire

  • Proud parents on the nest © Scottish Wildlife Trust

    Spring is in the air

    A beautiful glow has been creeping over Loch of the Lowes this week, as the wildlife acknowledges the arrival of spring with a flurry of activity. The ospreys, already committed to their brood continu ...

    by SWT - Loch of the Lowes
    Thursday, 23 April 2015
  • Male Palmate newts are still busy performing their elaborate courtship dances in...

    Male Palmate newts are still busy performing their elaborate courtship dances in the ponds at Killiecrankie, Linn of Tummel and The Hermitage. A good way to try and see them if you have a pond, is by ...

    by nts
    Thursday, 23 April 2015
  • Dam Double

    It was warm and sunny today but with good water levels the Dam continues to fish well: first into action was Ben Thompson with a 7lb fish from Port-na-Craig bank on the fly this morning; and soon afte ...

    by PAC
    Wednesday, 22 April 2015
  • Late Fish At The Dam

    It was quiet at the Dam during the day - the water level was good but bright sunshine didn't help - and despite best efforts nothing was caught. In the evening, though, Graeme Stewart was successful - ...

    by PAC
    Tuesday, 21 April 2015
  • This amazing large bee fly has been guarding its territory in the office garden...

    This amazing large bee fly has been guarding its territory in the office garden for a couple of weeks now. Looking more like a bee than a fly with its hairy body, the long rigid proboscis is used for ...

    by nts
    Tuesday, 21 April 2015
  • Excellent Start To The Week

    The river dropped off to a good height over the weekend and with two fish caught at the Dam it was an excellent start to the week: first into action was visiting angler Matti Rautio who landed his fir ...

    by PAC
    Monday, 20 April 2015
  • Three eggs in the nest ©Scottish Wildlife Trust

    Three of the best!

    For those of you who weren’t fortunate enough to be watching the webcam earlier this afternoon, I’m delighted to tell you that we now have a third egg on the osprey nest at Loch of the Low ...

    by SWT - Loch of the Lowes
    Monday, 20 April 2015
  • Our mystery picture this month, which river and property is this?

    Our mystery picture this month, which river and property is this?Original linkOriginal author: North Perthshire Ranger Service ...

    by nts
    Sunday, 19 April 2015
  • Good End To The Week

    When I arrived at the Dam shortly before midday it was clear that the river was well up on the 7am Sepa reading of 1ft 7ins - and with the sun splitting the sky conditions were less than ideal. Just w ...

    by PAC
    Saturday, 18 April 2015
  • Dam 1 - Sawmill 2

    Conditions looked excellent at the Dam this morning but for the most part the fish played hard to get. One fish was caught, though: Thomas Monaghan was the successful angler with a fish of 8lbs from P ...

    by PAC
    Friday, 17 April 2015
  • Our female displaying her newest addition © Scottish Wildlife Trust

    Eggcitement all round at Lowes!

    More wonderful news at Loch of the Lowes as we announce the arrival of our second osprey egg at 2.36pm this afternoon. Our female made the laying look effortless as she gave us little in the way of wa ...

    by SWT - Loch of the Lowes
    Friday, 17 April 2015
  • Fish delivery for the female © Scottish Wildlife Trust

    Labour of Love

    The excitement of the first egg being laid on Tuesday evening was palpable as Loch of the Lowes staff and volunteers rushed to watch the live video feed to witness the first minutes of parenthood for ...

    by SWT - Loch of the Lowes
    Thursday, 16 April 2015
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