News in Perth City:

Glasgow Warriors to play Harlequins in pre-season encounter in Perth

Glasgow Warriors to play Harlequins in pre-season encounter in Perth

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.

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A Six Inch of Topsoil and the Fact it Rains

A Six Inch of Topsoil and the Fact it Rains

‘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.’

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Biggest Weekend Travel Information

Biggest Weekend Travel Information

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!

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Give Your Glass for Cornhill

Give Your Glass for Cornhill

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.

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“The Big 5” – Wildlife-spotting in Perthshire

“The Big 5” – Wildlife-spotting in Perthshire

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!

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Baba Yaga in Perth City Centre

Baba Yaga in Perth City Centre

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.

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Boating on the Tay

Boating on the Tay

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.

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Re:Cap – Saturday 5th May

Re:Cap – Saturday 5th May

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.

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Recent Posts

Glasgow Warriors to play Harlequins in pre-season encounter in Perth

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 →

A Six Inch of Topsoil and the Fact it Rains

'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 →

Biggest Weekend Travel Information

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 →

Give Your Glass for Cornhill

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 →

“The Big 5” – Wildlife-spotting in Perthshire

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 →

Upcoming Events

Mar
17
Sat
2018
all-day Playing with Dinosaurs @ Perth Museum and Art Gallery
Playing with Dinosaurs @ Perth Museum and Art Gallery
Mar 17 – Jun 24 all-day
Playing with Dinosaurs @ Perth Museum and Art Gallery
‘Playing with Dinosaurs’ is a family fun-filled, interactive gallery which...
May
23
Wed
2018
all-day Perth Festival of the Arts @ Perth City Centre (Various Locations)
Perth Festival of the Arts @ Perth City Centre (Various Locations)
May 23 all-day
Perth Festival of the Arts @ Perth City Centre (Various Locations)
Perth Festival is the place to be in May 2018....
6:00 pm VIRTUAL WALLS | REAL WALLS @ Perth Concert Hall
VIRTUAL WALLS | REAL WALLS @ Perth Concert Hall
May 23 @ 6:00 pm
VIRTUAL WALLS | REAL WALLS @ Perth Concert Hall
Part of Madelon Hooykaas’ exclusive solo exhibition which continues until...
6:00 pm World orienteering Day Rodney Ga... @ Rodney Gardens
World orienteering Day Rodney Ga... @ Rodney Gardens
May 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Using a map and electronic dibber have fun seeing how...
7:00 pm Strathearn Community Campus: An ... @ Strathearn Community Campus
Strathearn Community Campus: An ... @ Strathearn Community Campus
May 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Strathearn Community Campus: An Evening of Film - Bridge of Spies @ Strathearn Community Campus
During the Cold War, an American lawyer is recruited to...
7:30 pm Elephant Sessions, Siobhan Mille... @ Perth Concert Hall
Elephant Sessions, Siobhan Mille... @ Perth Concert Hall
May 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Elephant Sessions, Siobhan Miller and Fara - Perth Festival of the Arts @ Perth Concert Hall
Tickets on sale 10am Monday 26th March 2018.  Friends book 10am...
7:30 pm Emma Johnson Clarinet Goes to To... @ Perth Theatre
Emma Johnson Clarinet Goes to To... @ Perth Theatre
May 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Emma Johnson Clarinet Goes to Town - A Night of Swing - Perth Festival of the Arts @ Perth Theatre
Tickets on sale 10am Monday 26th March 2018.  Friends book 10am...
May
24
Thu
2018
all-day Perth Festival of the Arts @ Perth City Centre (Various Locations)
Perth Festival of the Arts @ Perth City Centre (Various Locations)
May 24 all-day
Perth Festival of the Arts @ Perth City Centre (Various Locations)
Perth Festival is the place to be in May 2018....
12:30 pm School Concerts 2018 – Perth Fes... @ St John's Kirk
School Concerts 2018 – Perth Fes... @ St John's Kirk
May 24 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
School Concerts 2018 - Perth Festival of the Arts @ St John's Kirk
Part of Perth Festival of the Arts Daily Lunchtime Concerts...
6:00 pm VIRTUAL WALLS | REAL WALLS @ Perth Concert Hall
VIRTUAL WALLS | REAL WALLS @ Perth Concert Hall
May 24 @ 6:00 pm
VIRTUAL WALLS | REAL WALLS @ Perth Concert Hall
Part of Madelon Hooykaas’ exclusive solo exhibition which continues until...
6:45 pm Between the Crosses – Perth Fest... @ Studio - Perth Theatre
Between the Crosses – Perth Fest... @ Studio - Perth Theatre
May 24 @ 6:45 pm – 7:45 pm
Between the Crosses - Perth Festival of the Arts @ Studio - Perth Theatre
Tickets on sale 10am Monday 26th March 2018.  Friends book 10am...
7:00 pm BBC Biggest Weekend: PRS Worksho... @ Perth Concert Hall
BBC Biggest Weekend: PRS Worksho... @ Perth Concert Hall
May 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
BBC Biggest Weekend: PRS Workshop with BBC Radio 2’s Folk Musician Of The Year 2017, Rachel Newton: Composing & Traditional Arranging @ Perth Concert Hall
BBC Radio 2’s Folk Musician of the Year 2017, multi-instrumentalist...
8:00 pm An Evening of Eric and Ern – Per... @ Perth Theatre
An Evening of Eric and Ern – Per... @ Perth Theatre
May 24 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
An Evening of Eric and Ern - Perth Festival of the Arts @ Perth Theatre
Tickets on sale 10am Monday 26th March 2018.  Friends book 10am...
May
25
Fri
2018
all-day Alyth Creates @ Alyth (Various Venues)
Alyth Creates @ Alyth (Various Venues)
May 25 all-day
Alyth Creates @ Alyth (Various Venues)
A unique opportunity to learn about arts and crafts skills,...
all-day BBC Music’s The Biggest Weekend:... @ Scone Palace
BBC Music’s The Biggest Weekend:... @ Scone Palace
May 25 – May 26 all-day
BBC Music's The Biggest Weekend: Scone Palace @ Scone Palace
The countdown is on for the most exciting live music...
all-day Perth Festival of the Arts @ Perth City Centre (Various Locations)
Perth Festival of the Arts @ Perth City Centre (Various Locations)
May 25 all-day
Perth Festival of the Arts @ Perth City Centre (Various Locations)
Perth Festival is the place to be in May 2018....
11:00 am Song Cycle – Perth Festival of t... @ Norie Miller Room, Perth Concert Hall
Song Cycle – Perth Festival of t... @ Norie Miller Room, Perth Concert Hall
May 25 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Song Cycle - Perth Festival of the Arts @ Norie Miller Room, Perth Concert Hall
Norie Miller Room, Perth Concert Hall   En route from...
12:00 pm Scottish Opera Roadshow – Perth ... @ Horsecross Plaza
Scottish Opera Roadshow – Perth ... @ Horsecross Plaza
May 25 @ 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Scottish Opera Roadshow - Perth Festival of the Arts @ Horsecross Plaza
Tickets on sale 10am Monday 26th March 2018.  Friends book 10am...
12:30 pm School Concerts 2018 – Perth Fes... @ St John's Kirk
School Concerts 2018 – Perth Fes... @ St John's Kirk
May 25 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
School Concerts 2018 - Perth Festival of the Arts @ St John's Kirk
Part of Perth Festival of the Arts Daily Lunchtime Concerts...
2:00 pm BBC biggest Weekend: BBC Radio 2... @ 2 High Street
BBC biggest Weekend: BBC Radio 2... @ 2 High Street
May 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
BBC biggest Weekend: BBC Radio 2’s Ken Bruce in conversation with Ricky Ross @ 2 High Street
BBC Radio 2’s Ken Bruce welcomes Deacon Blue’s Ricky Ross...