Events In and Around Highland Perthshire
Designed to comply with social distancing measures, The Magic of Christmas will see visitors taken on a tour of the venues, with the experience including a magical forest, Santa in Lapland and a journey into space.
Pitlochry Festival Theatre’s artistic director Elizabeth Newman said: “Christmas should be a time to get together, a time for escape and to look after others, a time for light, hope and joy.
“We’ve all lost so much this year but especially children and with pantos and Christmas shows cancelling, Covid was taking away the joy and magic of Christmas too.
“We were determined, if there was any possible way, we wouldn’t let that happen.”
“Together with our good friends at OnFife, starting from the point of safety and social distancing, we envisioned then developed an experience that was affordable and accessible for everyone – both financially and physically – that would finally allow us to come together, be entertained, be excited, and look forward.”
The Magic of Christmas will be at Pitlochry Festival Theatre from November 27 to December 23 2020 - Booking at Pitlochry Festival Theatre are also open for the theatre’s Friends and Supporters, and opens to the wider public from September 22nd 2020.
For further details and ticket sales: www.pitlochryfestivaltheatre.com
Over 5000 cyclists annually descend upon Pitlochry when Perthshire's only closed-road cycle challenge - the Etape Caledonia comes to town. The 81-mile course will start and finish in Pitlochry, winding around Loch Rannoch and Loch Tummel, with a total ascent of 1,949m. The event in 2021 will be on Sunday 16 May.
The Pitlochry Enchanted Forest, the renowned outdoor sound and light show, set to delight the senses once more when it returns to the Faskally Woods on between Thursday 30 September – Sunday 31 October. The 2018 event was another record breaker with over 80,000 people visiting the woods For more details please visit the Enchanted Forest website
Running between Friday the 5th and the Sunday 7th November 2021. Packed with concerts, open mic, workshops, talks and music sessions... day and night. There are some daytime events programmed during the week but most are in the evenings giving you the chance to get out and about, experiencing all the wonderful things Perthshire has to offer.
A traditional Highland Games with competitors coming from all over Scotland and further afield to participate. A fantastic entertaining sporting event, the Pitlochry Highland Games takes place on Saturday 11th September 2021 at the Recreation Ground venue in Pitlochry, Perthshire.
1st January 2021 - Pitlochry has a New Years Day street ceilidh, outside of Fishers Hotel in the centre of town. Everyone is welcome to this friendly shindig, bringing locals and visitors together for a ceilidh in the street on the first day of 2021.
Place: Atholl Road, Pitlochry Time: 1pm-4pm Cost: Free
Once described as "the Switzerland of Scotland", Pitlochry Golf Course offers the visitors to the course the chance to play one of Perthshire's most scenic and visually appealing layouts. Juniors, Ladies & competitions throughout June, July & August respectively.
26th August 2021 to 29th August 2021
Blair Castle International Horse Trials and Country Fair is Scotland's leading equestrian event, running over four days in August each year and attracting in excess of 40,000 visitors. Olympic medalists compete alongside amateurs in the four International event classes.
27th August 2021 - 30th August 2021
The annual Dunedin Chapter gathering of the Harley Davidson Owners Group. Over 3000 Harley Davidson motorcycles arrive in the highland town of Aviemore for a weekend of riding and relaxing.
Every Monday from 7.45pm - May to September
Presented by the Vale of Atholl Pipe Band, Highland Night is an evening of traditional entertainment, full of Scottish Music and Dance. An outdoor production that is performed weekly during the summer months by local artists.
The Colin McRae Forest Stages rally usually starts and finishes in the town of Aberfeldy using the Breadalbane Community Campus for its Headquarters each year in October. See website for more details: