Event in Pitlochry and Highland Perthshire

2023 Events in Pitlochry and Blair Altholl, Scotland

Pitlochry is a lovely Victorian town and in the the Perthshire Highlands in Scotland. 
Also, Pitlochry is one of the friendliest UK towns according to Booking.com.

From May to November 2023  there are several local events and festivals around Pitlochry and Highland Perthshire
such as Etape Caledonia cycling event, Pitlochry Highland Games, Pitlochry highland nights, The Enchanted Forest,
Atholl Gathering 2023 in Blair Atholl and Land Rover Blair Castle Horse Trials..etc.
Planning your country break and gateway in Pitlochry, Scotland. Don’t miss out our local  events and festival.

The 2023 Etape Caledonia is the 16th year of this well known closed road sportive, which is open to up to 5,000 participants.

Credited as being the first closed roads sportive in the UK, the 85 mile route (134km) takes in the beauty of Perthshire through forest line roads and rolling hills and is a memorable day on a bike.

Starting and finishing in Pitlochry, the highlights of the route include the beautiful Lochs Tummel and Ranoch and the famous climb of Schiehallion. Total climbing on the 85 mile route is 1,630 metres (5,347 feet).

(Wording by Etape Caledonia )

The Pitlochry Highland Games were one of the first re-established in Scotland, in 1852, as evidenced by an ormolu brooch which is inscribed:

History“Presented by Lady Feilden at the First Pitlochrie Highland Games to Mr Charles Duff of Dunavourdie as the Best Player on the Highland Bagpipes, 10th September 1852”.
Event programme
– Heavy Events
-Piping Events – Prizes and -Trophies
-Highland Dancing Events
-Track and Field Events
-Track and Field – Prizes –and Trophies
To find out more about the different events held at Pitlochry Highland Games
(Wording by pitlochryhighlandgames.co.uk)

The Vale of Atholl Pipe Band Highland Nights will run every Monday from the end of May 2023 to the start of September 2023 from 7.30pm to 9.pm – gates open at 7pm .

Artists entertaining include singers, accordionists, Highland and Scottish Country Dancers and Border pipes and Guitar and the Pipe Band.

Indoor venue if wet will be the Town Hall.
Admission: Adults – £7, Children – £1. All tickets are purchased at the gate and car parking round the arena is free.
(Wording by www.pitlochry.org)

The Enchanted Forest festival with dazzling visuals and innovative design set against an original music score explore the stunning autumn woodland setting of Faskally Wood near Pitlochry. Using the forest as a natural backdrop, you will experience a lighting show that is, quite simply, out of this world.

The Enchanted Forest is renowned to be Scotland’s premier sound and light experience.
(Wording by www.pitlochry.org)
Read more about The Enchanted Forest

The Atholl Gathering and Highland Games will return to Blair Castle on Sunday 28th May 2023.

The Atholl Highlanders officially open the Highland Games with a ‘March On’, led by the sound of their pipes and drums.

Strongmen from around Scotland take centre stage to battle it out. Events include tossing the caber, putting the shot and throwing the hammer.

(Wording by atholl-estates.co.uk)

Rover Blair Castle Horse Trials will at 24th – 27th AUGUST 2023 this year.

Eventing, or Horse Trials, is the ultimate equestrian challenge, likened to an equine triathlon; it provides a comprehensive test of all-round ability for horse and rider and also tests the partnership between the two. Despite being sometimes called ‘three-day eventing’, the modern sport usually takes place over four days, as the dressage phase takes two days to complete. However, each horse and rider combination will only compete in three phases, on three days, with a rest day on one of the dressage days.

The four-day event is a great family day out for all. With an abundance of food stalls such as Fox Hat, Lemon Squeezy and Persie Gin, there is also plenty of shopping if you’re looking for some retail therapy.

(Wording from Atholl Estates)
Reading more Land Rover Blair Castle Horse Trials

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