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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 "Take Five" guide, packed full of great ideas.
 
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  • Ticking Over

    More wintry weather at the Dam today - definitely challenging conditions for the rods out today. The deadlock was broken, however, when Steve watt landed a 9lb fish this evening on Pitlochry bank on t ...

    by PAC
    Tuesday, 26 April 2016
  • Monday Double

    Conditions were less than ideal today - cold, windy, snow showers, low water - but with a bit of perseverance fish could be caught: Steve Watt showed the way with a double today at the Dam - one in th ...

    by PAC
    Monday, 25 April 2016
  • LM12 having one of his moments at the nest ©Scottish Wildlife Trust

    Yesterday (24th April) on the Osprey Nest

    Yesterday at Loch of the Lowes it appeared that we would have a quiet day, with intermittent incubation change-overs between our pair of ospreys. Alas, this was not to be, as again we had an intruder ...

    by SWT - Loch of the Lowes
    Monday, 25 April 2016
  • Week Ends In Style

    With three superb fish caught today it was a great end to the week: Russell Boyd continued his good season with a fish of 18lbs caught on the fly on Pitlochry bank this morning: Jim Fisher followed up ...

    by PAC
    Saturday, 23 April 2016
  • Optics Fair Tomorrow!

    Our ospreys have been kept on their toes today with an intruder osprey flying close to their nest. On one occasion the male became very agitated and on arriving back at the nest (while the female took ...

    by SWT - Loch of the Lowes
    Saturday, 23 April 2016
  • Lucky to have made it to Pitlochry

    Salmon are heading up the ladder in numbers just now and the count this afternoon was 134. Fresh fish are also moving into our beat. Some of the fish have clearly had narrow escapes on their way ...

    by PAC
    Friday, 22 April 2016
  • Good Fishing Continues

    Good numbers of fish have been showing at the Dam over the last few days and the good fishing continues: Charlie Grosvenor was successful yesterday afternoon with a 14lber on the fly from Port-na-Crai ...

    by PAC
    Friday, 22 April 2016
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    Wildlife Photography at Loch of the Lowes

    Apart from a good bird watching spot, Loch of the Lowes is also a good place for wildlife photography. The location allows photographers to come up close and personal with a number of creatures. The v ...

    by SWT - Loch of the Lowes
    Thursday, 21 April 2016
  • Ticking Over

    With bright overhead conditions and low water it was a testing day at the Dam. Iain McLaren did well with a 12lb fish caught on the fly on Pitlochry bank this morning. Good to see there's still fish t ...

    by PAC
    Wednesday, 20 April 2016
  • Salmon now on the move

    Salmon are now running up the salmon ladder at Pitlochry Dam just upstream of our Portnacraig Pitlochry beat in greater numbers and the count climbed from 5 yesterday morning to 55 this even ...

    by PAC
    Wednesday, 20 April 2016
  • Dam Double

    Another low water day at the Dam - not too promising. Les Dargie was up to the task, though, catching a 16lber on Port-na-Craig bank this morning and following up in the afternoon with a 15lber on Pit ...

    by PAC
    Tuesday, 19 April 2016
  • LF15 managing some well deserved rest © Scottish Wildlife Trust

    A beautiful morning at Loch of the Lowes

    During our round the clock osprey watch we are lucky to be treated to some stunning scenery and other interesting wildlife sightings, as well as our fantastic views of the ospreys. Last night whilst o ...

    by SWT - Loch of the Lowes
    Tuesday, 19 April 2016
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