Welcome to Highland Perthshire

A warm 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 "Take Five" guide, packed full of great ideas.

Highland Perthshire businesses star in VisitScotland advert

Highland Perthshire features strongly in the latest VisitScotland "Year of Food and Drink" advert. Enjoy!

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Blogs fom Highland Perthshire

  • Fish At Dam

    Conditions looked excellent at the Dam this morning with the river sitting at a good height. One fish was caught for the day – Derek Hutchison catching a fish of 5lbs on the spinner from Port-na-Craig ...

    by Guest
    Friday, 14 June 2019
  • First Fish At Ruan Ruarie

    It's been quiet at the Dam for the last few days but Ruan Ruarie is now beginning to produce a few fish:  Stephen McLaren landed his first ever salmon yesterday - a 10lber on the spinner - well d ...

    by Guest
    Tuesday, 11 June 2019
  • Reports of skin damage in wild Atlantic salmon

    Important news item taken from the Fisheries Management Scotland website are reports of small numbers of fish exhibiting signs of ...

    by Guest
    Tuesday, 11 June 2019
  • Fish At The Dam

    With the river at a good height and good numbers of fish showing prospects looked excellent at the Dam this morning. Nigel Oldroyd was able to take advantage - landing a superb fish of 12lbs on the sp ...

    by Guest
    Friday, 07 June 2019
  • First Fish!

    We had another first fish this week – this time it was Liam Mullen, one of junior members, who landed a salmon of 9lb on the spinner from our Ruan Ruarie beat yesterday (Friday). It was also our first ...

    by Guest
    Saturday, 01 June 2019
  • Ticking Over

    One late return from Wednesday - Kevin McIndoe landed a fish of 11lbs on the spinner in the afternoon from Pitlochry bank. Today conditions looked excellent with good numbers of fish showing - at leas ...

    by Guest
    Friday, 31 May 2019
  • Hill Lochs Continue To Fish Well

    Following on from last month both lochs fished excellently according to feedback from anglers.The Bhac rainbows have been much admired for their superb condition and fighting qualities with buzzers,ny ...

    by Guest
    Wednesday, 29 May 2019
  • First Fish!

    The water has dropped away quickly after the rise at the weekend but was still at a good height this morning – prospects looked excellent. As it turned out only one fish was caught but it was a red le ...

    by Guest
    Tuesday, 28 May 2019
  • Rise Of Water

    With a rise of water over the weekend there was room for optimism this morning. Jim Lapsley was able to take advantage with a fish of 10lbs caught on the spinner first thing this morning from Pitlochr ...

    by Guest
    Monday, 27 May 2019
  • Special event! Freshwater Fisheries Lab Open Day - 15th June

    The Freshwater Fisheries Laboratory, Pitlochry has organised a family Open Day on Saturday 15th June 2019 at the Atholl Palace Hotel, Pitlochry. Doors open at 10am and there will be lots to see and do ...

    by Guest
    Wednesday, 22 May 2019
  • Good Start To The Week

    With good cloud cover it looked a bit more promising today but the only fish of the day came early - Jim Lapsley landed a fresh fish of 12 lbs on the spinner from Pitlochry bank first thing this morni ...

    by Guest
    Monday, 20 May 2019
  • Fish At The Dam

    Another warm day with unbroken sunshine – not the best conditions for fishing. The fish are there, though, and Jim Fisher was able tempt one – an 8lber caught on the fly on Pitlochry bank this morning ...

    by Guest
    Thursday, 16 May 2019
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