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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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Blogs fom Highland Perthshire

  • Fishing Well

    Conditions looked good at the Dam today - good cloud cover, no wind and plenty of fish showing. As it turned out two fish were caught: Graham Fyfe did well, following on from yesterday's success, with ...

    by PAC
    Friday, 27 May 2016
  • 31st May, Power Outage at Lowes

    Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre will be closed on Tuesday 31st of May (next Tuesday) due to the electricity being shut off by Scottish and Southern Energy. This is to allow a new transformer to be pu ...

    by SWT - Loch of the Lowes
    Friday, 27 May 2016
  • Return To Form

    It's been a frustrating week on our Dam beat - lots of fresh fish showing.....but proving hard to catch. Things took a turn for the better today - the fish seemed to be in the mood - at last - and wit ...

    by PAC
    Thursday, 26 May 2016
  • Our trio of chicks at feeding time © Scottish Wildlife Trust

    A trio of chicks

    It was a fantastic day at Loch of the Lowes yesterday, with the hatching of our third and final egg of the season. Despite its shell being half encased by that of an older sibling’s, our newest chick ...

    by SWT - Loch of the Lowes
    Tuesday, 24 May 2016
  • Videos of third chick

    Here are links to videos of the third chick which have just been released on the Scottish Wildlife Trust’s YouTube channel: First look at third chick Third chick emerges from egg Third chick get ...

    by SWT - Loch of the Lowes
    Monday, 23 May 2016
  • Our first glimpse of the third chick © Scottish Wildlife Trust

    Third chick arrives!

    At 1:14PM today we caught our first, brief glimpse of our third chick, having successfully broken free of its egg. However, LF15 very quickly sat down on the chicks, and in shuffling the egg shell pie ...

    by SWT - Loch of the Lowes
    Monday, 23 May 2016
  • The first two chicks getting fed whilst their final sibling begins to break free © Scottish Wildlife Trust

    Third egg begins to hatch!

    We are delighted to announce that at 9:15AM today, after LM12 had brought in a brilliant rainbow trout for LF15 to feed herself and the chicks, it was noticed that we have a crack in the third egg, be ...

    by SWT - Loch of the Lowes
    Monday, 23 May 2016
  • Male osprey seeing off the crows, Loch of the Lowes © Val Gall

    LM12 Loses Patience with the Crows

    With thanks to Val Gall for these stunning shots  from yesterday (21st May)- a picture tells a thousand words! Male osprey seeing off the crows, Loch of the Lowes © Val Gall Male Osprey seeing off the ...

    by SWT - Loch of the Lowes
    Sunday, 22 May 2016
  • Update

    Salmon have been difficult to tempt during the past week, plenty of them showing and good numbers to be seen going through the ladder and into our Ruan Ruarie beat on the R Garry where today's fishers ...

    by PAC
    Saturday, 21 May 2016
  • LM12 in a triangle of intruders © Dennis Buchan

    A day full of intruders

    As if LM12 hasn’t got enough work to do providing fish for his partner and another 2 hungry little beaks, in the last day or so he has also had plenty of intruders to deal with! As he returned t ...

    by SWT - Loch of the Lowes
    Saturday, 21 May 2016
  • Video footage of our growing osprey family

    Amid all of the excitement of the last 48 hours we’ve managed to capture some brilliant video footage of our new arrivals which I’m very pleased to be able to share with you. Due to the st ...

    by SWT - Loch of the Lowes
    Friday, 20 May 2016
  • Our latest family photo © Scottish Wildlife Trust

    A family of 4 for now…

    With our second chick hatching at 00:22 this morning it has had a much nicer start than its sibling did, experiencing blue sky and sunshine only hours after first emerging! Due to the much improved co ...

    by SWT - Loch of the Lowes
    Friday, 20 May 2016
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