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The Events You Can’t Miss at the Perth Highland Games

Caber tossing Highland Games Scotland

On Sunday the 10th of August you should be heading towards the fair city of Perth in Scotland. Why? For the yearly Perth Highland Games of course! It’s a day filled with activities, fun and Scottish traditions for the whole family that you shouldn’t miss out on. Or why not turn it into a long weekend and explore beautiful Perthshire a bit more?

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Saving Conifers with the iCONic Project

Saving Conifers with the iCONic Project

Perthshire is known as Big Tree Country due to its famously beautiful and important woodlands. From remnants of the ancient Caledonian Forest, to the last vestiges of Shakespeare’s ‘Birnam Wood’, the county is home to some of the most significant trees in the UK’s history...and future. Sadly, the world’s woodlands are under threat, but the county is playing a key role in the fight to protect them, thanks to the iCONic Project.

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Discover the Heritage of the Ryder Cup

Ryder Cup visits Perthshire in Scotland 2014

This year the home of golf, Scotland, or more accurately, Perthshire, will be hosting the world famous Ryder Cup on September 23-28. If you want to get in the spirit and find out more about the heritage of the cup, Perth Museum and Art Gallery is holding a Ryder Cup Heritage Exhibition until 12th of September. Keep reading to find out more!

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Fast Forward to the Rewind Festival

Rewind 80s Festival Hilton Dunkeld

Are you a child of the 80s or a big fan of music from that decade? Make sure you don't miss out on the Rewind Festival held on July 18-20 in the stunning grounds of Scone Palace in Perth this summer! Why not enjoy the festival in comfort by staying at Hilton Dunkeld House? 

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Enjoy the Commonwealth Games & Perthshire

Clay pigeon and air rifle shooting at Hilton Dunkeld in Perthshire.

Are you planning on visiting the Commonwealth Games in Scotland this summer? Why settle for only seeing the Games in Glasgow when you can experience some of the sports yourself in beautiful Perthshire? 

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The Hermitage - History & Nature Meet

Perthshire has many beautiful spots to explore and The Hermitage is one which should definitely be on your list. Combining nature and history, it’s located within the Tay Scenic Area and is maintained by the National Trust for Scotland. What actually is The Hermitage? It’s a stunning conifer and deciduous wooded landscaped gorge that was designed in the 18th century. John Murray, the 3rd Duke of Atholl had it created as part of the grounds of one...

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The World’s Most Famous Archers

Archery is believed to have been around since at least the late Paleolithic or early Mesolithic period, putting it’s invention at around 10000 - 9000 BCE. This is the earliest period from which we have archaeological evidence for the existence of bows. In days gone by, bows and arrows were mainly used for the purposes of hunting or warfare, but these days (thankfully!) archery has become a popular recreational or competitive sport. History, myth, legend and...

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Whisky and Water - Perthshire Distilleries

This month is Whisky Month and the relationship between whisky and water is a magical thing. Perthshire’s pure, soft waters are perfect for producing a wonderful dram...which can then have its flavour fully brought out by the addition of a splash of that very same crystal clear water. Here, we bring you a list of the county’s distilleries and information on how you can enjoy a visit to them. Strathearn Distillery Using local water, Strathearn Distillery, near...

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Celebrate Whisky Month in Perthshire

As part of the celebrations for Homecoming Scotland 2014, this month is Whisky Month. That’s right, not every month in Scotland is Whisky Month! Perthshire is a fantastic location in which to celebrate this auspicious month and there’s still time left for you to enjoy a visit to one of Scotland’s most stunning areas. Perthshire’s waters provide an ideal base for some of the country’s most character-filled whiskies and the county is home to a...

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Ride the 3 Pistes! | Hilton Dunkeld

What makes the 3 Pistes the UK’s highest cycle sportive? If you enjoy cycling, amazing scenery and the thrill of challenging yourself, then we’re sure that you’ll love being able to tell your family and friends that you’ve taken part in the UK’s highest cycle sportive. Sunday the 1st of June sees the inaugural 3 Pistes Sportive take place in Scotland’s majestic Highlands. The two highest roads in the UK (We should point out that the...

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