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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Blogs fom Highland Perthshire

  • PAC Double

    Fish are showing throughout PAC beats at the moment and today we achieved a double with fish caught at the Dam and Sawmill: Ian Hislop caught a 5 lb fish on the fly this evening on Pitlochry bank whil ...

    by PAC
    Tuesday, 28 July 2015
  • Good End To The Week

    We're now almost at the end of July and with good water levels PAC beats continue to fish well:Friday: Martin Wilson landed a 7lber on Pitlochry bank on the fly in the eveningSaturday: Paul Carter cau ...

    by PAC
    Saturday, 25 July 2015
  • Fish About!

    Despite the excellent water levels PAC beats are very lightly fished at the moment but those who do venture our are being rewarded with good sport: at the Dam today Peter Stewart landed a 6lb fish on ...

    by PAC
    Thursday, 23 July 2015
  • Satellite data of FR3's first movements © Scottish Wildlife Trust

    Osprey Update 21st July

    It’s an exciting time here at Loch of the Lowes, and a real relief to have witnessed all three of our osprey chicks fledging successfully. After its maiden flight on Sunday, FR4 decided to spend most ...

    by SWT - Loch of the Lowes
    Tuesday, 21 July 2015
  • Technical Difficulties

    Just a quick note to apologise for the webcam interruption this morning. Due to a power cut over the weekend we have been experiencing technical problems, but hopefully our clever IT team will have it ...

    by SWT - Loch of the Lowes
    Monday, 20 July 2015
  • The final fledging and diving practice!

    For those of you who haven’t been watching the webcam this afternoon I’m delighted to tell you that our remaining osprey chick has finally fledged the nest. After many days of “helic ...

    by SWT - Loch of the Lowes
    Sunday, 19 July 2015
  • Webcam Interruption

    The power went off at Loch of the Lowes last night leading to the webcam going offline. We are relieved to say the electricians have attended and it has been sorted out (fingers firmly crossed). For a ...

    by SWT - Loch of the Lowes
    Saturday, 18 July 2015
  • Sawmill Fishing Well

    With the river at a good height and the odd fish showing the Sawmill looked very promising this morning. Jimmy Ross had a quick run through and was rewarded with a 10lb fish on the fly - the good run ...

    by PAC
    Thursday, 16 July 2015
  • Sawmill And Dam On Form

    The river is at a good height at the moment and this is encouraging fresh fish into our beats. Andy Khakoo was in the right place to take advantage yesterday morning - following up on his recent succe ...

    by PAC
    Wednesday, 15 July 2015
  • Chick FR3 takes it's first flight at Loch of the Lowes © Ruth Rowlands

    The story of fledging so far…

    It’s with great excitement that I write this blog following the announcement of such eagerly anticipated news, after two of our three chicks at Lowes fledged on Sunday evening! Both chicks’ behaviour ...

    by SWT - Loch of the Lowes
    Tuesday, 14 July 2015
  • Not one but … 2 chicks fledge!

    We are delighted to say that two of our chicks fledged successfully this afternoon! So … don’t worry if at any point you only see one chick in the nest on the webcam.  The other two are sa ...

    by SWT - Loch of the Lowes
    Sunday, 12 July 2015
  • Osprey Update 12th July

    We are aware that a short time ago our male osprey brought back a fish to the nest which unfortunately contained a fishing hook and nylon thread. Whilst feeding, the adult female did for a short time ...

    by SWT - Loch of the Lowes
    Sunday, 12 July 2015
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