News in Perth City:
Glasgow Warriors have announced that they will play English Premiership giants Harlequins in Perth ahead of the 2018/19 season.
‘The Famous Grouse Pre-Season Challenge’, in association with Perth & Kinross Council, will be held at Perthshire RFC’s North Inch ground on Saturday 18 August (kick-off 2pm).
The game will take place two weeks before the new Guinness PRO14 season gets underway.
A 5,000-capacity arena will be constructed close to the city centre and the event is being sponsored by The Famous Grouse.read more
‘In Spring of last year, wearing inappropriate footwear and driving a dinky wee car that is quite frankly not cut out for these muddy roads, Perth Theatre Artistic director Lu Kemp and playwright Kieran Hurley set off around rural Perthshire to speak with people who live in this land, about rural life.’read more
If you’re coming along to Perth’s Biggest Weekend this May, you are going to have to start thinking about your travel plans. If you need some advice on travelling into Perth, make sure you have a look at our travel tips here. To get to the Biggest Weekend from Perth City Centre you have a couple of options. Here you can find out more about the Shuttle Bus and Parking Tickets specially organised for the Biggest Weekend!read more
Whether you live in the area or are just visiting beautiful Perth and Kinross, you’re encouraged to help support the Give Your Glass for Cornhill campaign by recycling any empty glass bottles and jars at the 100+ Recycling Points and 9 Recycling Centres.read more
If you’ve ever been on an African safari, you’ll have heard of the Big 5 – the animals you just have to see. Well, not wanting to be outdone, we have our own Perthshire “Big 5” (and the rest)! Here’s a list of the wildlife you have to see, and how to do it. Don’t miss the news, below, of when the next osprey chicks will be hatching at Loch of the Lowes!read more
Anyone not used to Scotland’s climate might think that keeping children occupied on a May evening would be a doddle. Let them run around outside in shorts and a t-shirt, getting fresh air and vitamin D. But for the natives, we know that it might be a bit damp. And cold. And so it was that one rainy, cold May evening we put on our coats and boots and headed into Perth in search of something bright and and exciting to warm our cockles.read more
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.
Due to the tidal nature of the river, the trips will run at different times of day meaning you get the choice to explore this beautiful river first thing in the morning, during the day or into the early evening.
Why not combine your trip on the Tay with a spot of shopping in Perth and breakfast/lunch/dinner from one of our great cafes and restaurants or try something new at the fab Willowgate Activity Centre.read more
But it was the village of Blackford that witnessed the most devastation. The storm started with the skies darkening in the west and then came the fierce hailstones that bounced off the streets.read more
Last weekend, Megane, a Perth City Centre review popped along to Richard Strauss’s Salome performed by Opera North at the Perth Concert Hall. Being an Opera novice Megane was unsure what to expect but was blown away by the performance.read more
See the city differently: arts, music, food and drink in the Perth City Vennels. Eight local artists will transform the vennels for one day only. With video art, installations, street art, take this chance to imagine Perth and its public spaces differently. You will have your chance to give your opinion on how you want to better use public spaces.
With food and drink, plus performance from Rana Marathon and Craig Lithgow.