Local Events in Pitlochry, Perthshire

Local event guide for Pitlochry, Highland Perthshire. Find out what's on with our year round programme of events.

The Atholl Gathering and Highland Games

The Atholl Gathering and Highland Games


The Atholl Gathering takes place on the Bank Holiday weekend at the end of May every year. This unrivalled spectacle gives locals and visitors alike the chance to participate in a unique Highland tradition that has persisted for generations. The two day Atholl Gathering weekend consists of The Atholl Highlanders' Parade on Saturday followed by the Highland Games on Sunday.


The Rob Roy Challenge

The Rob Roy Challenge

18/06/2017 - 18/06/2017

The Rob Roy Challenge is a fund raising event that is now entering its 11th year. It was launched in 2006 and has enabled over 5,500 hardy souls to battle the Scottish wilderness and raise almost £3million for a number of worthy charities. It has been one of the most successful fundraising events in Scotland and with your support it will continue to grow and benefit charities for years into the future.


Aberfeldy Show and Games

Aberfeldy Show and Games

12/08/2017 - 12/08/2017

In August each year the lovely little Highland Perthshire town of Aberfeldy comes alive with The Atholl & Breadalbane Agricultural Show and Highland Gathering. After over 60 years in Aberfeldy’s Victoria Park, the event moved to a new site in 2008 - the picturesque setting of Wade’s Park, just on the outskirts of town. This move proved to be very popular with both exhibitors and spectators. More recently the Society has improved the access to the park and relocated the car park (to a drier part of the field). This beautiful setting, right beside the historic Wade’s Bridge and the River Tay is surrounded by lovely views to Weem Rock to the north and the hills of Glen Lyon to the west - what other event can boast such a magnificent backdrop?


Pitlochry Highland Games

Pitlochry Highland Games

09/09/2017 10:30am

This organisation has been hosting competitors and captivating spectators since being re-established in 1852. The event has increased in popularity over the years and nowadays draws crowds of over 5,000, not including the competitors, judges and event staff. A number of competitions are held including Tug o’ War, highland dancing, piping and band competitions, high jump as well as numerous running and cycling events and many more. The ‘Heavy’ events include ‘putting’ or throwing the 16lb, 22lb, 28lb and 56 lb stones and hammers either by distance or over a bar. You can expect to enjoy a full day of competitive and traditional sport, fun for the entire family.


Pitlochry Enchanted Forest

The Enchanted Forest

29/09/2017 - 30/10/2017

Scotland’s leading sound and light show is an award-winning event that combines incredible visuals with an innovative set and an original music score, to create an atmospheric setting in Pitlochry's Faskally Wood.