The Famous Grouse Pre-Season Challenge | Glasgow Warriors V Harlequins

Glasgow Warriors will play English Premiership giants Harlequins in Perth in August.

‘The Famous Grouse Pre-Season Challenge’, in association with Perth & Kinross Council, will be held at Perthshire RFC’s North Inch ground in a 5,000 capacity arena on Saturday 18 August.

The match is being sponsored by The Famous Grouse and will be part of a huge weekend of activity in the city, with the rugby arena also being used for other events.

Aviva Premiership champions in 2012, Harlequins have a squad packed full of international players, such as England’s Danny Care, British & Irish Lion Kyle Sinckler and former Scotland winger Tim Visser.

The London club last played the Warriors in 2016 when Harlequins edged a pre-season victory 22-17 at the Twickenham Stoop.

Categories and Match Ticket Pricing

Match Ticket prices now includes all fees.

  • ADULT Any match ticket purchaser not eligible for the below category
  • U18 Aged 18 or under as of 1 September 2018. Proof of age must be available upon request.

Match tickets for The Famous Grouse Pre-Season Challenge will be priced as follows:

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Frequently Asked Questions


Is there dedicated parking?

There is no dedicated parking for this event. Please use one of the long stay car parks in the city centre. Please not parking for this event is not available at Bell’s Sports Centre. Take a look at the travel map here.

Is there Blue Badge Holder parking?

There is limited Blue Badge parking available close to the Grand Stand at the North Inch. Those wishing to use this facility are advise to speak to the steward at the gate to the North Inch at the end of Rose Terrace who will assist those requiring spaces.

How far is the event from the train/bus Station?

The North Inch is a 15-minute walk away. Make sure to take a look at our travel map if you need help finding the North Inch.

Is there parking for coaches and busses?

Supporters who intend to travel together in coaches or buses should park at Shore Road, Perth PH2 8BD.  From Shore Road you can enjoy a short picturesque walk along the River Tay to the arena in North Inch, Perth.

Is there any standing at the event?

There is a stadium with seating and also standing space at the event.

Will there be refreshments at the event?

Perthshire Rugby are providing the bar and food provision for this event.

Can tickets be bought on the day?

A limited number of tickets will be available for cash purchases only.

Is the North Inch Golf Club still open?

Yes, the golf course is open as normal.

What are the rules for inside the arena? 

The usual rules apply out our pop up arena. Take a look here for more information on the arena ground rules.


An Unforgettable weekend

If you’re coming to Perth for the rugby, why not make a weekend out of it? Perthshire is bursting with some unmissable events this week, you are guaranteed to find an unforgettable weekend! You can find our whole events calendar here.

The City of Perth Salute

19th August, North Inch

The City of Perth Salute returns for its 3rd year to Perth city centre. The parade of International pipe and military bands are joined by local bands from across Perthshire, in this fantastic free family event.

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 Crieff Highland Games

19th August, Crieff

The Gathering is held in the centre of Crieff at the iconic Market Park had has a full programme of traditional Highland games competitions on offer including Highland Dancing, Heavyweights, Light Field, and Tug o War.
Find out more.

Boating on the Tay

18th & 19th August, Perth

From May until September 2018 discover the River Tay with a range of fantastic boat trips. Take a trip from Broughty Ferry to Perth or discover Elcho Castle on a trip from Perth City Centre.

Find out more.

Summer Carnival

18th August, Perth Racecourse

A fantastic day of races in the backdrop of Perthshire. The day’s entertainment will include 7 horse races, live music, magicians, inflatables and much more. Come join the fun!

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Maggies Penguin Parade

All weekend, Perth

For three months in summer 2018 the streets of Dundee and surrounding region (including Perth!) will be home to a trail of individually designed and beautifully decorated giant penguin sculptures.

Find out more.

 Scottish Opera’s Pop-up

19th August, Perth

Scottish Opera is packing up its theatre on wheels and taking The Pop-up Opera Roadshow to Perth as part of Festival 2018, the cultural programme for the Glasgow 2018 European Championships.
Find out more.

There but not There

18th & 19th August, Perth

The Black Watch Castle and Museum will host a There But Not There silhouette installation. This project will be linked to the national initiative to educate all generations about the ultimate sacrifice made during the First World War.

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International Youth Band Festival

15 & 18th August, Perth

Over 500 young artists aged from 9 to 22 from bands from both China and Scotland will be involved in the very first International Youth Band Festival.

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 Wake up Like Warriors River Tour

18th &19th August, Perth

A pleasant early morning paddle on the Iconic River Tay awaits the early riser on a special tour of the beautiful River Tay. This event is FREE however, there are only 10 spaces available on each day.

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 Riverside Rocks

18th August, Perth

Come along and see some of the finest local bands as they put on a free gig in the recently illuminated Riverside Park. With a pop-up bar and food vedors, there is plenty to make sure you can party in style.

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Gruesome Tours of Perth

18th August, Perth

Our friends at History and Horror Tours are running 2 FREE Gruesome Tours of Perth City Centre. Find out about the dark past of Perth on this walking tour of the city

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Clann An Drumma Live

18th & 19th August, Perth & Scone Palace

The band have been rumbling their way throughout Europe and North America and are now making their way to Perth and Scone palace for a weekend of unmissable live performances of their unique tribal music

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Perth City Centre

Perth is a historic city set beside the beautiful River Tay and located just 90 minutes from 90% of Scotland’s population. It’s the perfect place to stay whether you are exploring the city itself or the huge range of attractions and activities available across Perthshire. Check out the accommodation section which provides details a wide range of options to suit every taste and budget.

Getting Here

Perth is the most accessible city in Scotland with fantastic road, bus and rail links. To make the most of our transport links, make sure to take a look at our handy travel map to find out where to park or how to get here from the bus and train station

Getting to Perth by Car

Perth is easily accessible by road from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, Stirling and Inverness. There’s a wide range of safe and secure, short stay car parks within the city centre.

Getting to Perth by Bus

Perth can be reached by a network of fast and reliable coach services. Travelling around Perth is easy by bus, with many fast and reliable services available, from all over the City.

Getting to Perth by Train

Perth Railway Station is a short walk from the city centre. There are regular services to and from Stirling, Dundee and Pitlochry, with a journey time of around 30 minutes.