Highland Perthshire

  • Big Tree Country
  • Areas of Highland Perthshire
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Discover a world of wildlife

Hundreds of miles of paths, tracks and routes to walk and cycle

Scotland's heritage - in stunning natural settings

A kaleidescope of off and on road cycling routes

If you're looking for a real adrenalin rush...

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.
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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. 

Take 5 at the Heart of Natural Scotland

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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  • 50th Anniversary Prize Draw

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! Our winner from our prize draw is Ben from Edinburgh! Well done Ben! We will be contacting you shortly. Emma – Visitor Centre Assistant.Original linkOriginal author: ranger ...

    by SWT - Loch of the Lowes
    Saturday, 19 April 2014
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    Osprey Diary 19th April

    At Lowes today in the beautiful sunshine, we finally got a clear view of the third egg! Loch of the Lowes (19.04.14 – Copyright E Castle-Smith) Our famous female and her mate were working well ...

    by SWT - Loch of the Lowes
    Saturday, 19 April 2014
  • An Easter Egg: more great news

    We believe our osprey laid her third egg of the season last night around 11.30pm, as she showed all the usual behavioural signs. However, its been difficult to get a good close view as the nest cup is ...

    by SWT - Loch of the Lowes
    Saturday, 19 April 2014
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    Timeline PhotosHave your kids decided which Cadbury Easter egg trail they would like you to take them to this weekend? We've got trails at 45 of our places across Scotland, find one near you ...

    by nts
    Friday, 18 April 2014
  • Osprey Diary 17th April: Egg Q and A

    A wonderfully calm and uneventful day today on the osprey nest at Loch of the Lowes, with the two eggs being incubated in the spring sunshine by both parents. We are so pleased to have two eggs (and t ...

    by SWT - Loch of the Lowes
    Thursday, 17 April 2014
  • Looking for something to do tomorrow?

    Looking for something to do tomorrow?Original linkOriginal author: North Perthshire Ranger Service ...

    by nts
    Thursday, 17 April 2014
  • Good Catches Continue

    Two fish were lost early today but eventually Dave Stewart managed to make one stick - a superb 16lb fish caught on a shrimp style pattern on Port-na-Craig bank. Not long after Steve Watt got in on th ...

    by PAC
    Wednesday, 16 April 2014
  • First glimpse of the second egg 2014- copyright SWT

    Osprey Diary 16th April

    First glimpse of the second egg 2014- copyright SWT What a great way to celebrate our 50th birthday- with the 70th osprey egg! All is well on the osprey nest today after our female laid her second egg ...

    by SWT - Loch of the Lowes
    Wednesday, 16 April 2014
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