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.

#YOYP2018

What’s On

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Tabletop Scotland 2018 9:00 am
Tabletop Scotland 2018 @ Dewars Centre
Sep 1 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tabletop Scotland 2018 @ Dewars Centre
A 2-day convention in Perth celebrating tabletop games. More details will be forthcoming as we approach the event itself, however we will bring together the following elements: Open Gaming space for hundreds of people Roleplaying[...]
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Monster Balance Bike Challenge 2018 9:00 am
Monster Balance Bike Challenge 2018
Sep 2 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Monster Balance Bike Challenge 2018
Competition Format This is a “build and race” competition, so it’s not just about getting a fast race time.  Teams will also earn extra points for ingenuity and design before they’ve even turned a wheel. [...]
Tabletop Scotland 2018 9:00 am
Tabletop Scotland 2018 @ Dewars Centre
Sep 2 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tabletop Scotland 2018 @ Dewars Centre
A 2-day convention in Perth celebrating tabletop games. More details will be forthcoming as we approach the event itself, however we will bring together the following elements: Open Gaming space for hundreds of people Roleplaying[...]
The Amazing Thing (for 5 yrs+) 3:00 pm
The Amazing Thing (for 5 yrs+) @ Pitlochry Festival Theatre
Sep 2 @ 3:00 pm
The Amazing Thing (for 5 yrs+) @ Pitlochry Festival Theatre
Storyteller Peter Grimm inspires and delights the whole family as he weaves his way through a medley of well-known Brother’s Grimm tales. With puppets, acting and live music, Peter’s ‘thing-in-a-box’ takes him on a most[...]
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Perth Festival of Yarn
Perth Festival of Yarn @ Dewars Centre
Sep 8 all-day
Perth Festival of Yarn @ Dewars Centre
Perth Festival of Yarn returns bigger and better for a third year; bringing boutique independent businesses, sheep-farmers and those that practice the fibre arts together to celebrate the best in textile artistry through a large[...]
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Perth Festival of Yarn
Perth Festival of Yarn @ Dewars Centre
Sep 9 all-day
Perth Festival of Yarn @ Dewars Centre
Perth Festival of Yarn returns bigger and better for a third year; bringing boutique independent businesses, sheep-farmers and those that practice the fibre arts together to celebrate the best in textile artistry through a large[...]
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Perth & Kinross Doors Open Days 2018
Perth & Kinross Doors Open Days 2018
Sep 15 all-day
Perth & Kinross Doors Open Days 2018
Doors Open Days is Scotland’s largest free festival that celebrates heritage and the built environment, new and old. Every September it offers you the opportunity to explore hundreds of fascinating buildings not normally open to[...]
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Perth & Kinross Doors Open Days 2018
Perth & Kinross Doors Open Days 2018
Sep 16 all-day
Perth & Kinross Doors Open Days 2018
Doors Open Days is Scotland’s largest free festival that celebrates heritage and the built environment, new and old. Every September it offers you the opportunity to explore hundreds of fascinating buildings not normally open to[...]
Pitlochry Running Festival 2018 10:00 am
Pitlochry Running Festival 2018 @ Pitlochry Recreation Ground
Sep 16 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
From the organisers of the Live Active Race Series we are delighted to once again be hosting the ever-popular Pitlochry 10K and 5K Multi-terrain races and, new for this year, a 1K Fun Run for[...]
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Perth & Kinross Doors Open Days 2018
Perth & Kinross Doors Open Days 2018
Sep 22 all-day
Perth & Kinross Doors Open Days 2018
Doors Open Days is Scotland’s largest free festival that celebrates heritage and the built environment, new and old. Every September it offers you the opportunity to explore hundreds of fascinating buildings not normally open to[...]
Uncon 2.0 10:00 am
Uncon 2.0 @ Perth Theatre
Sep 22 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Uncon 2.0 @ Perth Theatre
Celebrating Scotland’s Young Artists Featuring live music, theatre, dance, film, literature, poetry, visual art, workshops, talks and performances, UNCON 2.0 will include activity with and for children and young people aged 0-25. This is the[...]
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Perth & Kinross Doors Open Days 2018
Perth & Kinross Doors Open Days 2018
Sep 23 all-day
Perth & Kinross Doors Open Days 2018
Doors Open Days is Scotland’s largest free festival that celebrates heritage and the built environment, new and old. Every September it offers you the opportunity to explore hundreds of fascinating buildings not normally open to[...]
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Perth & Kinross Doors Open Days 2018
Perth & Kinross Doors Open Days 2018
Sep 29 all-day
Perth & Kinross Doors Open Days 2018
Doors Open Days is Scotland’s largest free festival that celebrates heritage and the built environment, new and old. Every September it offers you the opportunity to explore hundreds of fascinating buildings not normally open to[...]
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Perth & Kinross Doors Open Days 2018
Perth & Kinross Doors Open Days 2018
Sep 30 all-day
Perth & Kinross Doors Open Days 2018
Doors Open Days is Scotland’s largest free festival that celebrates heritage and the built environment, new and old. Every September it offers you the opportunity to explore hundreds of fascinating buildings not normally open to[...]

Free Golf For Under 18s

Clubs across Perthshire offer all junior golfers under 18 years FREE golf when playing with a paying adult. We are delighted to encourage any combination of adults taking juniors out to enjoy a round in a two, three or four-ball.

A maximum of two children are permitted to play free, accompanied by one green fee paying adult. We recommend booking in advance as reservations are subject to availability. Some clubs may apply restrictions but whenever possible, they will do their best to accomodate and give junior golfers an opportunity to experience golf in Perthshire.

Queen Victoria exhibition opens at Blair Castle

Following the nation’s interest and intrigue in the life of Queen Victoria, Blair Castle is opening its doors on Friday 30th March to a new exhibition ‘Victoria at Blair Castle’, which aims to reveal the monarch’s connection with the highland estate and her close friendship with the Duchess of Atholl.
This special exhibition will celebrate the re-opening of the castle in time for Easter and over the next ten weeks guests will be treated to a memorable experience, that will look back at the royal’s close connection with Atholl Estates and Blair Castle. This new feature to the castle guarantees the perfect day out for fans of ITV’s award-winning series ‘Victoria’ and includes some of the stunning costumes from the period drama.

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.

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.

Perthshire Bucket List 2018

Are there things in Perthshire you’ve always wanted to do? Activities and sights that you keep meaning to get around to? If so, why not make a Perthshire Bucket List for 2018? Each month (or more often!) you could do a different activity, visit a different attraction or see something different.

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.

New National Lottery fund opening for Year of Young People

Young people across Scotland have the opportunity to #SparkAChange in their lives, thanks to the new Year of Young People National Lottery Fund.

Meet the Perthshire local who took on the Ninja Warrior Course

Most of us have wondered what it would be like to take on the Ninja Warrior course at one point or another. But if you, like me, suffer from chronic laziness then the chances are this has remained an intangible dream.

Top 10 Toddler Adventures

No matter how old you are, there are plenty of amazing adventures and experiences to enjoy around Perthshire and tiny tots are no exception! With the first five years being crucial for physical, intellectual, and social-emotional development, Perthshire is the perfect place to let your child develop.

Outdoor adventures, sporting activities and wildlife – keeping them happy and amused has never been easier.

Take a look here at someone of the amazing experiences toddlers and pre-schoolers can have, right here in Perthshire.

Top 10 Digital Detox Experiences

Digital detox experiences are places of escape from the bustle of the 24-hour connected lifestyle. No Wi-Fi, no internet, so you can just switch your phone off and enjoy the peace. A digital detox is a great holiday for families to reconnect; for couples who just want to spend time alone; or even for groups of friends who don’t want technology to distract from having a good time together.

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.

Get Involved

Scotland is the first country in the world to dedicate a full year to celebrating young people. And we need your help to make it unforgettable. How can you champion and celebrate young people during 2018?

Share your ideas via #YOYP2018

 

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