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

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

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Blogs fom Highland Perthshire

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    Beavers want your vote!!

    Please vote beaver! We’re delighted that the successful reintroduction of European beavers to Scotland has been nominated for Wildlife Success of the Year in the 2017 BBC Countryfile Magazine Aw ...

    by SWT - Loch of the Lowes
    Thursday, 19 January 2017
  • Loch of the Lowes gift shop ©Scottish Wildlife Trust

    Come and volunteer at Loch of the Lowes!

    Are you looking to do something totally different and highly rewarding this year? How about volunteering for Scotland’s largest charity dedicated to protecting our incredible native wildlife? Th ...

    by SWT - Loch of the Lowes
    Wednesday, 18 January 2017

    Club member Bob Crowther giving the toby a try on opening dayAlthough several club members fished in good conditions on opening day with both fly and spinner, no salmon were caught. ...

    by PAC
    Tuesday, 17 January 2017

    Jim Smith of SSE, with Claire Mercer Nairne and Calum McRoberts, the ghillie,heading out in the boat to make the first cast at the opening ceremony at MeikleourThe guest of honour at yesterday's openi ...

    by PAC
    Tuesday, 17 January 2017
  • First casts 2017

    Green BankSteve Watt was the first person to fish our Portnacraig beat this season. Best wishes and tight lines to all our anglers! ...

    by PAC
    Monday, 16 January 2017

    Portnacraig Pitlochry Beat, yesterday, 14/1/17Conditions are excellent on Portnacraig Pitlochry beat for the start of the salmon season tomorrow (Monday 16th January), with the snow on the hills ...

    by PAC
    Sunday, 15 January 2017
  • Pitlochry Dam salmon fishing permits for 2017

    Visitor permits for Pitlochry Dam beat salmon fishing are available for booking online (17 January to 15 October). No Sundays.3 rods per day on each bank (Portnacraig and Pitlochry) rotate beats at 12 ...

    by PAC
    Tuesday, 10 January 2017
  • Male Wigeon - ©Aron Tanti

    January Sightings

    Hope you all having a good new year. The year at Loch of the Lowes started with very mild weather, this brought in a lot of activity in the feeding station, birds like chaffinches and coal tits are st ...

    by SWT - Loch of the Lowes
    Sunday, 08 January 2017
  • Great Crested Grebe on the nest at Loch of the Lowes @ Chris Cachia Zammit

    Highlights from 2016

    As 2016 comes to an end, here are the highlights of the year January, February These two months saw us busily preparing activities for the events for the coming season. March In March we had two event ...

    by SWT - Loch of the Lowes
    Saturday, 31 December 2016

    Following very heavy rain, Christmas Day produced the first high water pulse of the winter on the Tummel. This flushed out lots of debris in the way of fallen timber and the like from furthe ...

    by PAC
    Monday, 26 December 2016
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    Latvia’s Beavers

    You may remember that back in September I got the chance to go to Latvia and learn all about their culture and conservation practices. With the recent news of the success of the beaver reintroduction ...

    by SWT - Loch of the Lowes
    Monday, 19 December 2016
  • FR3's activity between 5th and 11th December 2016

    Update on FR3: 15th December 2016

    Our young satellite tagged osprey from 2015, FR3, has been settled back into his “home territory” near Bulok in the Gambia for over two months now, having ventured eastwards towards Kassag ...

    by SWT - Loch of the Lowes
    Thursday, 15 December 2016
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