Blairgowrie

 

Blairgowrie is a bustling, friendly town in East Perthshire, a great place to eat and shop and a gateway to a network of walking trails.

If Perthshire is Scotland’s larder, Blairgowrie is certainly a well-stocked cupboard, offering goodies from the farms nearby including strawberries and raspberries, fresh asparagus, new potatoes and homemade ice cream. Taking advantage of this local produce are the lovely cafés, restaurants, hotels and inns in the town.

Some of Perthshire’s finest bluebell woods can be found close to the town, and there are some beautiful, tranquil lochs just a stone’s throw from the main road, where you can see osprey, beavers, swans and other wildlife.

 

The famous Cateran Trail, a 64-mile circular walk taking in stunning scenery, starts in Blairgowrie. You can also gaze in wonder at Cargill’s Leap, a seemingly impossible gorge that, legend has it, was jumped by a local preacher on the run from the king’s men.

If you’re a golf fan, there are no fewer than nine courses within a few miles of Blairgowrie. And just down the road is the record-breaking Meikleour Beech Hedge, the highest in the world.

Latest News from Blairgowrie

Young Performers Wanted for Two Inch Carnival Parade

Young performers and bands from Perth and Kinross are being invited to be part of a colourful and exciting event this summer, as part of Perth’s contribution to the Year of Young People 2018.

Top 10 Family Events & Festivals

Looking for some family-friendly events this year? If so, you are in the right place. We know how hard it is to find events and festivals that aren’t just suitable for the whole family but are enjoyable for visitors of all ages.

Top 10 Big Adventures

If you are looking to get the adrenaline pumping by taking part in a big adventure, you are in the right place. Perthshire is bursting with some amazing locations and activity providers which are guaranteed to bring you an adventure you won’t forget in a hurry.

Top 10 Glamping Sites in Perthshire

Glamping is perfect those who want to get out and get in touch with nature whilst retaining some home comforts we have all grown accustomed too.
Perthshire is bursting with brilliant campsites which specifically cater to glamping accommodation.

Year of Young People 2018

Scotland’s first ever Year of Young People is happening in 2018. It aims to inspire all ages through its young people (8-26) by celebrating their achievements, valuing their contributions to communities and creating new opportunities for them to shine on a local and global stage.

Young people are at the heart of designing, developing and deciding what they want the year to be. The Scottish Government is working with youth partners and the events and tourism sector to deliver activities and experiences for communities across Scotland to enjoy and discover more about our amazing young people.