Head to the heart of Scotland this September and bask in the beauty of Perthshire, Dundee and Angus as autumn unravels. With varied landscapes, from the jagged peaks of the Highlands to the rugged east coast, and a wide range of activities and events to enjoy, it’s an ideal destination for a relaxing autumn break.
Dundee Flower and Food Festival, 31st August – 2nd September 2012
Featuring live entertainment, celebrity guests, and gardening and cooking demonstrations.
Angus Autumn Adventures, 1st – 2nd September 2012
A range of outdoor activities for all the family, including children’s nature walks, canoeing, horse-riding and mountain biking.
Perthshire Open Studios, studios across Perthshire, 1st – 9th September 2012
Visit Perthshire artists and creators in their studios while you explore the historic towns and scenic countryside.
Blairgowrie & Rattray Highland Games, Blairgowrie, 2nd September 2012
Enjoy traditional Highland Games, with piping, dancing, heavy events, tug o’ war, and browse the various craft and trade stands.
Pitlochry Highland Games, Pitlochry, 8th September 2012
Traditional Highland Games, including heavy events, dancing, tug o’ war, piping and cycling, with a Massed Pipe Band Finale.
Angus Heritage Week, various locations, 7th – 14th September 2012
Explore a wide range of historic sites, musuems, galleries and buildings in Angus during Angus Heritage Week, run in association with Doors Open Days.
Blairgowrie Walking Festival, Blairgowrie, 13th – 16th September 2012
Soak up the beautiful Perthshire scenery on foot at the Blairgowrie Walking Festival. Walks range from challenging Munro trails to easier low-level routes.
Explore Perthshire and Angus from the eastern coastline to the edge of the Cairngorm National Park. Here are a few ideas of some things to see and do on your next holiday in the area:
- Enjoy spectacular scenery whilst walking in Perthshire
- Take the family on a Highland Adventure Safari
- Explore Perthshire Big Tree Country
- Relax on a beautiful beach in Angus, such as Lunan Bay
- Go fly-fishing on the River Tay in Perthshire – one of Scotland’s best salmon rivers
- Visit Dundee, Scotland’s ‘City of Discovery’ for a dose of art and culture
- Discover romantic castles in Angus, such as the fairy tale Glamis Castle
- Catch a concert, play or musical at the Pitlochry Festival Theatre
And if you’re thinking ahead to the October holidays, you could really embrace Perthshire in its autumn glory at the Highland Perthshire Autumn Festival.