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

  • Still Fish About

    The river level has dropped back over the last couple of days but there are still fish to be caught: Andy Khakoo managed to winkle out a sea trout of about 2lbs on the fly in Sawmill this afternoon; a ...

    by PAC
    Wednesday, 26 August 2015
  • FR3's progress on its first migration © Scottish Wildlife Trust

    FR3 has left for migration!

    We are delighted to announce that after an incredible osprey season at Loch of the Lowes, one of our satellite tagged chicks FR3 has set off on its autumn migration. It left Scottish soil just south o ...

    by SWT - Loch of the Lowes
    Monday, 24 August 2015
  • Sawmill Grilse

    Quite a few fish showing at the Dam today but nothing caught, unfortunately. Further downstream at Sawmill Gordon Nichol landed a 4 lb grilse on the fly this evening. Will be interesting to see what t ...

    by PAC
    Friday, 21 August 2015
  • Sawmill On Form

    There's still a few fish about - Andy Khakoo struck again in Sawmill today with a fish of 4lbs on his first cast! Plenty of fish were showing in the beat by all accounts - definitely worth a cast. ...

    by PAC
    Tuesday, 18 August 2015
  • FR4's movements from 9th-16th August 2015

    Good weather for ducks (and fallow deer apparently!)

    After a few days of something more akin to summer weather normal service has been resumed here at Loch of the Lowes. The signs weren’t good from the word go today, with grey clouds gathering ove ...

    by SWT - Loch of the Lowes
    Tuesday, 18 August 2015
  • Sawmill Success

    The Sawmill was looking good today and Gordon Nichol took advantage with a fish of 12lbs on the fly this afternoon. The river remains at an excellent height and with good numbers of fish about prospec ...

    by PAC
    Friday, 14 August 2015
  • Optics Fair at Lowes

    This weekend we have our second Optics Fair for 2015. On Sunday between 10am and 4pm we will be joined by Donald from Opticron, who will be on hand to provide expert advice, with a wide selection of b ...

    by SWT - Loch of the Lowes
    Friday, 14 August 2015
  • Dam Fishing Well

    Lots of fish showing at the Dam this morning and Gary Waugh took advantage continuing his good run with a 7lber from Pitlochry bank this morning on the fly. With the river at a good height and plenty ...

    by PAC
    Thursday, 13 August 2015
  • Fish About!

    There's still fish about: Andy Khakoo continued his good run with a grilse of 4lbs on the fly this afternoon  in Sawmill: and this evening Brian Joseph landed a fish of 4lbs on Port-na-Craig bank ...

    by PAC
    Wednesday, 12 August 2015
  • FR3's movements between 5th & 9th August ©Scottish Wildlife Trust

    Osprey update and a first departure

    A month has now passed since FR2 and FR3 fledged (three weeks for FR4) and as we approach mid-August they are spending increasing intervals of time away from the nest site. Both satellite tagged birds ...

    by SWT - Loch of the Lowes
    Wednesday, 12 August 2015
  • Good Start To The Week

    There was some unsettled weather about today - including very heavy showers - but we did have one return with Gordon Graham landing a clean 5lb fish. Hopefully there will be more to come as the water ...

    by PAC
    Monday, 10 August 2015
  • Toads use our path as well as visitors!

    Osprey season may be coming to an end, but the wildlife is here to stay

    At Loch of the Lowes, visitors are drawn in by the promise and allure of the breeding ospreys, but wildlife of all shapes and sizes is here to greet you as soon as you arrive on site. On the path betw ...

    by SWT - Loch of the Lowes
    Monday, 10 August 2015
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