Local Events

Availability & Booking

Sadly many of the events below have either been cancelled or dates changed due to the Covid situation in 2021.  It is hoped that things may be back to normal in 2022 but who knows!

Rannoch Highland Gathering

Our local village Highland Games

Always held on the third Saturday in August annually in the Weller Pooley Park at Kinloch Rannoch, this typical local highland games, the genuine  local article, is not specially laid on for tourists. It includes tossing the caber, highland dancing, hill race (anyone over 15 can enter the latter but you need to be fit!) Also races for children, sales of cakes and plants etc in aid of local charities, delicious barbeque, tea tent... Join the fun.

Rannoch Marathon

This event takes place in October each year.

Atholl Gathering & Highland Games

Held on the bank holiday weekend at the end of May each year.  Blair Castle. Traditional games with the heavy events, pipes and drums, highland dancing, market stalls, children's rides.

Blair Castle International Horse Trials

Held each year around the third or fourth week in August. An important international 4-day-event horse trials with a country fair and shopping village. Great fun for all the family at Blair Castle.

Scottish Game Fair

At Scone Palace. Generally held first weekend of July each year - Excellent fun for all the family. Main ring events, fabulous food, extensive shopping. Falconry displays, gun dog displays, shooting and fishing competitions.

The cottage was lovely, everything was well organised and we had a relaxing week walking, cycling and eating our way around the local area.....

Highland Nights, Pitlochry

End May to beginning Sept - Every Monday 7.45 to 9.15pm at Pitlochry Recreation Ground (Town Hall, if wet). Traditional Scottish entertainment with the Vale of Atholl Pipe Band, country dancing displays, Scottish songs and accordion music.

Enchanted Forest

Perthshire Big Tree Country's award winning The Enchanted Forest sound and light show is a feast for your senses.  Don't miss it!  It takes place in October each year and is very popular.

Etape Caledonia

Held on a Sunday in May each year - Around the Pitlochry/Strathtummel/Rannoch/Strathtay area. Closed-road race of 80 miles for very fit cyclists.