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. 

Natural Scotland BrochureTake 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 "Take Five" guide, packed full of great ideas.

Highland Perthshire businesses star in VisitScotland advert

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Blogs fom Highland Perthshire

  • Dam Salmon

    The river is currently at a good height and there are still good numbers of salmon showing at the Dam - though they've proved hard to catch recently. Martin Wilson did well this evening, though, with ...

    by PAC
    Tuesday, 23 August 2016
  • So long, and thanks for all the fish!

    KP0 has almost certainly left Loch of the Lowes on her migration south to West Africa. Her absence was noticed on Monday 22ND when the other chicks were seen on the nest calling out for fish. We would ...

    by SWT - Loch of the Lowes
    Tuesday, 23 August 2016
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    Proposed Road Closure affecting Loch of the Lowes

    This is just to give advance notice of roadworks which will affect visitors approaching us from Dunkeld.  We will be open as usual, 7 days a week, 10am-5pm throughout this period. The main road from D ...

    by SWT - Loch of the Lowes
    Monday, 22 August 2016
  • KP2 chasing crows of the nest!

    Crow Antics!

      The crows have been at it again, this time targeting KP2 and his fish. KP2 barely had time to take a bite of his fish in between attacks. Often the crow tag-teamed and whilst one was distractin ...

    by SWT - Loch of the Lowes
    Sunday, 21 August 2016
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    Of Crows and Ospreys

    This morning I arrived to find KP1 on the nest with the crow, neither bird seemed particularly wary of one another and in fact seemed to tolerate each other’s presence for 5 or so minutes before anoth ...

    by SWT - Loch of the Lowes
    Friday, 19 August 2016
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    Malta through the telephoto lens

    This coming Sunday from 2-3pm we have the latest in our series of summer talks. Maltese EVS volunteer and bird photographer, Chris Cachia Zammit, shares his birding experiences on the island through h ...

    by SWT - Loch of the Lowes
    Tuesday, 16 August 2016
  • Female osprey LF15 at Loch of the Lowes 2016 © Scottish Wildlife Trust

    One gone…. four to go!

    We can now confirm that the female Osprey (LF15) has left Loch of the Lowes and started her journey towards Africa. She left on Saturday morning, when the wind decreased and the weather improved. Fema ...

    by SWT - Loch of the Lowes
    Monday, 15 August 2016
  • LF15 – our beautiful female osprey

    While it is still too soon to say for certain, it would appear our female osprey, LF15, has headed off on migration. There has been no sign of her all day while all three juveniles and the male have b ...

    by SWT - Loch of the Lowes
    Saturday, 13 August 2016
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    Optics Fair this Sunday

    Looking for a new pair of binoculars or thinking of splashing out on a scope? Come to Loch of the Lowes this Sunday for our Optics Fair! An expert representative from Opticron will be on hand between ...

    by SWT - Loch of the Lowes
    Thursday, 11 August 2016
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    Osprey update – 10th August 2016

    We’ve seen all of our osprey family today so there are still no departures at present. As I write all three chicks are on the nest, perhaps in anticipation of a fish delivery from LM12? He was s ...

    by SWT - Loch of the Lowes
    Wednesday, 10 August 2016
  • Ospreys on canvas

    Our EVS (European Voluntary Service) volunteer and resident wildlife photographer, Chris Cachia Zammit, recently captured another stunning image of our male osprey, LM12, carrying a fish which he had ...

    by SWT - Loch of the Lowes
    Tuesday, 09 August 2016
  • Dam Fishing Well

    With over 600 fish through the ladder in the last couple of weeks there's no shortage of fish on our Dam beat at the moment. Geoff Byron took advantage yesterday afternoon with a fish of 7lb caught on ...

    by PAC
    Saturday, 06 August 2016
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