The Marie Curie Cancer Care Etape Caledonia is a closed road cycling challenge that takes place annually each May. The 81 mile circular route on traffic free roads passes through some of the most scenic areas of Highland Perthshire and attracts over 5,500 riders of both sexes aged between 18 and 80. Click here for more details.
Pitlochry Highland Night, hosted by the Vale of Atholl Pipe Band, is an evening of traditional entertainment, full of Scottish Music and Dance. These outdoor productions have been performed weekly during the summer months since 1965 by local artists for the residents and many visitors of Pitlochry.
Three-day eventing, or Horse Trials, provides a comprehensive test of all round ability for horse and rider and tests the partnership between the two. The sport evolved from the requirements for a top class military charger – steadiness and elegance on parade, the ability to gallop across country in battle, and then to continue with duties after a strenuous day. These requirements have transformed in to the three modern phases of the sport – Dressage, Cross-Country and Show Jumping. In order to succeed, riders and their horses must be highly skilled in all three disciplines.
Since they were first held in September 1852, with the exception of the period of the World Wars, Pitlochry Highland Games have been held annually on the 2nd Saturday in September.
Details can be found below:
Date: Saturday 9th September 2017
Venue: The Recreation Ground, Pitlochry
Time: Gates open 9.30 am Games from 10.30 am to 5.30 pm
Tickets: Adult – £TBC; Child 5 to 16 years – £TBC; Cars – £TBC
Content: Parade of Pipe Bands down Atholl Road at 11.45 am
Running, Cycling, Jumping, Solo Piping, Traditional Highland Dancing,
Heavy Events, Tug o’ War
Band Pipe Band Competitions for Grades 1, 2, 3, 4 and Novice Juvenile
Parade of Massed Bands Finale at 5 pm approx.
For more details – click here
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 in October 2017.
The 2016 event was a record breaker with over 70,000 people visiting the woods.
For more details click here to visit the Enchanted Forest website
After 12 years of Perthshire Amber, the Dougie MacLean Festival has decided to take a break in 2017 (Year 13!) However after a break, they hope to be back the next year with renewed vigour in the autumn of 2018 or beyond.