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


    The Tay Salmon Fisheries Board annual open meeting is this Thursday evening at 7pm at the Birnam Institute, Birnam. There will be detailed presentations about all the varied work the Bo ...

    by PAC
    Monday, 20 March 2017
  • Dam Looking Good

    The heavy rain that was forecast didn’t really come to much today and fishing conditions were just about perfect at the Dam. Saul Mackay was quick to make the most of it with a good fish of 12lbs caug ...

    by PAC
    Friday, 17 March 2017
  • Freshwater Fisheries Laboratory Open Day

    The Freshwater Fisheries Laboratory are hosting a "Science Open Day" on May 13th at the Atholl Palace Hotel, Pitlochry. Tickets are free and can be booked online. ...

    by PAC
    Thursday, 16 March 2017
  • Dam Success

    The past week has been a frustrating one – conditions looking good with fish showing but none willing to take. Today we had some success, though, with Paul Kelly landing a 9lb fish on the spinner from ...

    by PAC
    Tuesday, 14 March 2017
  • First Fish Off Sawmill - a 22lber!

    All of the action so far this year has been on your Dam beat but yesterday the Sawmill was the place to be: Martin Timmins was the successful angler catching an outstanding fish of 22lbs on a Vision 1 ...

    by PAC
    Sunday, 05 March 2017
  • Dam Picking Up

    With fish now starting to show regularly on our Dam beat - and a couple of fish lost close to the bank already this week - hopes of success were high on the river this morning.  Saul Mackay didn’ ...

    by PAC
    Friday, 24 February 2017
  • Open Night - Scotland’s Hotel on Wednesday March 8th at 19:30

    Dr David Summers TDSFBdAs usual our open night is open to anyone with an interest in fish or fishing and new faces are always very welcome. This year's guest speaker is Dr David Summers, Fisheries Dir ...

    by PAC
    Tuesday, 21 February 2017
  • Snow on

    February Sightings

    February brought in mild weather, with the occasional dusting of snow. This has made our feeding station a popular spot with many of the usual birds. Loch of the Lowes © Chris Cachia Zammit Two greenf ...

    by SWT - Loch of the Lowes
    Monday, 13 February 2017
  • First Fish Of The Season!

    A few fresh fish have been seen on our beats over the last couple of weeks but so far the fishing effort has been very light – even though our first fish of the season usually comes about this time in ...

    by PAC
    Thursday, 09 February 2017
  • Yellowhammer © Chris Cachia Zammit

    Yellow Hammers Brighten a Rainy Day!

    It’s a grey, chilly day here today. Low cloud shrouding the surrounding hills darkening the sky, while rain showers fall onto soaked grass, splashing where puddles fill hollows. There’s a ...

    by SWT - Loch of the Lowes
    Sunday, 05 February 2017

    The new SSE Pitlochry Dam Visitor Centre opened on Monday. It is immediately downstream of the Dam on the Pitlochry bank. Entry is free of charge and there are good displays about Pitlo ...

    by PAC
    Saturday, 04 February 2017
  • Is-Simar Nature Reserve ©Nadja Tschovikov

    Importance of Loch of the Lowes

    Today is World Wetlands DayWorld Wetlands Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness of the international importance of all wetlands, from peat bogs to marsh lands, and highlighting the threats that th ...

    by SWT - Loch of the Lowes
    Thursday, 02 February 2017
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