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

  • Satellite Tracking the Ospreys

    A few days ago, our three young ospreys were ringed and this prompted queries regarding whether we would be fitting satellite trackers on them as well. We will not be fitting satellite trackers. The m ...

    by SWT - Loch of the Lowes
    Saturday, 25 June 2016
  • KP1 protecting siblings

    An account of yesterday’s ringing

    It’s hard to believe that our chicks are already at the right age and size to be ringed – it only feels like yesterday when we were all glued to the camera watching the first chick hatch back in May! ...

    by SWT - Loch of the Lowes
    Thursday, 23 June 2016
  • Salmon count at Pitlochry reaches 4000

    The salmon count at the Pitlochry Fish Ladder reached over 4000 this evening. This is a good count for this time of year and compares with 1892 in 2015, 2322 in 2014, about 2900 in 2013, 2160 in 2012, ...

    by PAC
    Wednesday, 22 June 2016
  • Dam Return

    Not many rods out on the Dam at the moment but there are still fish to be caught: Martin Wilson ventured out for a cast this evening and was rewarded with a fish of 6lbs - caught on the fly on Pitloch ...

    by PAC
    Wednesday, 22 June 2016
  • Our newly ringed chicks © Keith Brockie

    Ringing of our chicks

    We are happy to announce that late on this afternoon our chicks were successfully ringed Blue KP0, KP1 and KP2. Our ringer did a fantastic job carrying out the work quickly and quietly while both pare ...

    by SWT - Loch of the Lowes
    Wednesday, 22 June 2016
  • Sawmill Success

    It's been hard going on the Sawmill recently but with a good run of fish today chances improved significantly. Andrew Khakoo was in the right place to take advantage this morning and was rewarded with ...

    by PAC
    Tuesday, 21 June 2016
  • LF15 looking particularly ferocious ©Scottish Wildlife Trust

    Fish fury!

    After rather a long wait today, the female and three chicks were finally treated to an enormous fish brought in by the male, at around lunchtime. Although content for a while, our resident female, tru ...

    by SWT - Loch of the Lowes
    Tuesday, 21 June 2016
  • Good End To The Week

    Conditions didn't look great yesterday - the water was still at a good height but the bright overhead sunshine didn't help. Phillippe Hehn persevered, though, and was rewarded with a fish of 4lbs on t ...

    by PAC
    Sunday, 19 June 2016
  • Red Squirrel @John Tiddy

    Up Close and Personal to a Squirrel!

    We are delighted to share these photos of a Red Squirrel, taken by an Australian visitor using the One Man Hide that Loch of the Lowes rents out to photographers. Red Squirrel @John Tiddy Red Squirrel ...

    by SWT - Loch of the Lowes
    Sunday, 19 June 2016
  • Fishing Picks Up

    It's been hard going at the Dam over the last couple of weeks - low water and the fish moving fast. But with a bit of rain this week and the river at a good height there was room for optimism today an ...

    by PAC
    Friday, 17 June 2016
  • Tawny owl peeping out of the nest box at Loch of the Lowes © Rick Vaughan

    Visitors’ Photos

    Here are some lovely photos taken by visitors to Loch of the Lowes who have kindly sent them to us to share. You may remember we had an intruding osprey flying over the nest a few weeks ago which had ...

    by SWT - Loch of the Lowes
    Thursday, 16 June 2016
  • Intruding osprey ©Chris Cachia-Zammit

    Osprey prints for sale!

    We have been very fortunate over the past few months to have Chris Cachia Zammit working with us, through the European Voluntary Service (EVS) programme. Amongst his other talents, Chris is an excelle ...

    by SWT - Loch of the Lowes
    Wednesday, 15 June 2016
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