Events

Always something happening!

There are lots of regular events in around Blairgowrie. 

The Strathmore & the Glens Community Market is held in the Wellmeadow on the 4th Saturday of the month from April to September. 

Local walking clubs organise walks for members and visitors throughout the year; The Blairgowrie Players present theatrical productions throughout the year; and the local football and rugby clubs have fixtures most weekends from September to May, where extra supporters are very welcome.

A little further afield there's a full race card at Perth Racecourse from April to October, and busy events programmes at both Scone Palace and Glamis Castle.

Annual Extravaganza!

There are major annual events, too.

The Cateran Yomp takes place each June and the Blairgowrie & East Perthshire Walking Festival every September.

Scone Palace hosts a number of major events, including the Scottish Game Fair in June, Potfest in July and Rewind, the '80 revival music festival, in August.

The Blairgowrie & Rattray Highland Games takes place on the first Sunday in September, and the town's literary festival, Bookfest, follows early in October, before the year ends in a burst of colour with the Christmas Lights, Christmas Fairs and the annual Pantomime.

January 2019


08 January to 26 March

Ericht Scottish Country Dance Club Class. Blairgowrie Town Hall. Beginners/Improvers Class 7.10 pm - 8.20 pm; General Class: 7.30pm - 9.30pm. E.very Tuesday until 26th March

February 2019


01 February to 03 March

Wander down snowdrop-lined paths over 100 acres of gardens & grounds. Free admission. Coffee shop. Scone Palace, Friday-Sunday, 10 am - 4 pm every week.

16 February to 03 March

A range of events and activities celebrating the town's snowdrops. Contact 07703 767087 for more information.

20 February

Blairgowrie & District Next Steps Club. Meet at Blairgowrie Town Hall at 9.15 am. Contact 01828 640763 for more information.

23 February

Join the Ramblers for an 8 mile walk along flat coastal tracks under the Tay road and rail bridges with estuary views. Meet at the Wellmeadow car park at 9am. For more information contact 01250 870260.

23 February

Midland Division 2 fixture at JJ Coupar Park, Coupar Angus Road, 3 pm.

27 February

Blairgowrie & District Next Steps Club. Meet at Blairgowrie Town Hall at 9.15 am. Contact 01828 640763 for more information.

28 February

Opera Highlights from four singers and a pianist. Scottish Opera on tour. Tickets from Mitchells Newsagents.

March 2019


01 March to 03 March

Early Georgian to 1930's furniture, porcelain, glass, jewellery, silver, paintings & sculpture, carpets & rugs. Scone Palace, 10.30 am - 5 pm. Admission: Adults £5; Children free.

01 March to 16 March

Perth's annual competitive festival of music, dance and speech with over 3,000 performers. Venues throughout Perth.

06 March

Blairgowrie & District Next Steps Club. Meet at Blairgowrie Town Hall at 9.15am. Contact 01828 640763 for more information.

09 March

Come and join the Ramblers for a pleasant 6 mile walk from Luncarty to Perth city centre. Meet at the Wellmeadow Car Park at 8.45 am. For more information contact 01250 870260.

10 March

Blairgowrie and District Hillwalking Club. Meet at Wellmeadow, Blairgowrie at 7.30 am. Contact 07976 509 826 to book your place.

Celidih at the Royal Hotel

10 March
Celidih at the Royal Hotel

Music by Gordon Patullo. 2 pm - 5 pm. Contact 01250 872226 for further information.

15 March to 17 March

Celebration of Perthshire's 18th Century fiddle legend at venues thoughout Dunkeld & Birnam. Tickets from Birnam Arts: 01350 727624.

20 March

Blairgowrie & District Next Steps Club. Meet at Blairgowrie Town Hall at 9.15am. Contact 01828 640763 for more information.

22 March to 23 March

Highland Perthshire's newest music festival. 20 live bands at Pitlochry Town Hall and McKays Hotel.

23 March

Come and join the Ramblers for a 9-mile walk through the Birks of Aberfeldy returning on Rob Roy Way. Meet at the Wellmeadow Car Park at 9am. For more information contact 01250 873577.

24 March

Blairgowrie Town Hall, How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (U): 4 pm; Mary Queen of Scots (15): 7 pm. Tickets from Mitchells Newsagents, Calutech and (subject to availability) on the door.

27 March

Blairgowrie & District Next Steps Club. Meet at Blairgowrie Town Hall at 9.15 am. Contact 01828 640763 for more information.

29 March

Ericht Scottish Country Dance Club. Supper Dance. Blairgowrie Town Hall. t.30pm - 11pm.

30 March

Association of Blairgowrie Craftworkers Spring Fair, Blairgowrie Town Hall, 10 am - 4 pm. Contact 01828 640140 for more information.

31 March

Blairgowrie and District Hillwalking Club. Contact 07976 509 826 to book your place.

April 2019


05 April

Falconry display on the lawns of Scone Palace, 12 noon - 4 pm. Flying display at 2 pm. For more information contact 01738 552300.

17 April

Blairgowrie & District Next Steps Club. Meet at Blairgowrie Town Hall at 9.15 am. Contact 01828 640763 for more information.

19 April

Senior Gents Open. Over 50's, 60's, 70's categories. Scratch & handicap (24 limit). Contact Strathmore Golf Centre: 01828 633322.

21 April

Blairgowrie and District Hillwalking Club. Contact 07976 509 826 to book your place.

24 April to 26 April

Three days that jump start the racing season, including the Highland National. "One of the great institutions of British racing" (Cornelius Lysaught). Contact Perth Racecourse: 01738 551597.

24 April

Blairgowrie & District Next Steps Club. Meet at Blairgowrie Town Hall at 9.15am. Contact 01828 640763 for more information.

25 April

Senior Ladies Open. Over 50years. Handicap limit 36. Contact Alyth Golf Club: 01828 632268.

27 April

Lots of great local produce - beef & lamb, fruit & vegetables, cupcakes, confectionery & chilli! Books, crafts & gifts. Wellmeadow. 10 am - 6 pm.

27 April to 28 April

Two-day classic car festival including a 120-mile tour through the town centre, along the Snow Road and back, starting at Blairgowrie Golf Club car park at 10.30 am on Sunday.

28 April

Masters Texas Scramble for Men's, Ladies' & Mixed teams. Chance to win US Masters tickets! Contact Strathmore Golf Centre: 01828 633322.

May 2019


01 May

Blairgowrie & District Next Steps Club. Meet at Blairgowrie Town Hall at 9.15am. Contact 01828 640763 for more information.

05 May

Scotland's biggest all-women's cycling event. Dunkeld to Coupar Angus - 16 to 64 miles of quiet roads with cake stop(s).

08 May

Blairgowrie & District Next Steps Club. Meet at Blairgowrie Town Hall at 9.15 am. Contact 01828 640763 for more information.

10 May

Ericht Scottish Country Dance Club. Summer Dance. Blairgowrie Town Hall. 7.30pm - 11pm.

10 May

Falconry display on the lawns of Scone Palace,  12 noon - 4pm. Flying display at 2 pm. For more information contact 01738 552300.

12 May

Blairgowrie and District Hillwalking Club. Contact 07976 509 826 to book your place.

15 May

The season's first evening meeting. BBQ in The Barn. Local craft beers & ales. Gates open at 4.30 pm. Contact Perth Racecourse: 01738 551597.

15 May

Blairgowrie & District Next Steps Club. Meet at Blairgowrie Town Hall at 9.15 am. Contact 01828 640763 for more information.

16 May

Prizes for the best dressed lady, the best dressed gentleman and the best hat! Gates open at 12 noon. Contact Perth Racecourse: 01738 551597.

16 May

Senior (55+ years) Gents 4 Ball Better Ball Open, Rosemount. Handicap limit: 24. Contact Blairgowrie Golf Club: 01250 872622. 

16 May to 25 May

2019 line-up includes English Touring Opera, the Jools Holland Orchestra, Fairport Convention and the Russian Philharmonic Orchestra. Contact 01738 621031.

18 May

Solo concert at Blairgowrie Town Hall.  7 pm. Ticket enquiries: 07751 434296.

19 May

Spectacular 81-mile closed road cycling sportive on spectacular loch-side, tree-lined roads, Pitlochry. Contact Marie Curie on 0208 233 5900.

22 May

Blairgowrie & District Next Steps Club. Meet at Blairgowrie Town Hall at 9.15am. Contact 01828 640763 for more information.

24 May

Ladies Team Open. Handicap limit 36. Contact Alyth Golf Club: 01828 632268.

24 May to 26 May

3 days of arts & crafts exhibitions, classes & workshops, plus heritage, archaeology and outdoor events. Various venues around Alyth.

25 May

Lots of great local produce - beef & lamb, fruit & vegetables, cupcakes, confectionery & chilli! Books, crafts & gifts. Wellmeadow. 10 am - 6 pm.

29 May

Blairgowrie & District Next Steps Club. Meet at Blairgowrie Town Hall at 9.15am. Contact 01828 640763 for more information.

June 2019


02 June

Open Mixed Foursomes, Rosemount. Handicap limits: Gents 18; Ladies 30. Contact Blairgowrie Golf Club: 01250 872622.

02 June

One of the most scenic races in Scotland! Starts from Rattray Connect Community Centre: Walkers 9am: Runners 10.30am. (entries close 30th April). Contact 01250 873923 for more information.

02 June

Eclectic range of glass, leather, jewellery, knitwear, art, photography, cards, etc. Birks Cinema. 10am - 3pm.

05 June

Ladies 4-Ball Better Ball Open. Handicap limit 36. Contact Strathmore Golf Centre: 01828 633322.

05 June

Blairgowrie & District Next Steps Club. Meet at Blairgowrie Town Hall at 9.15am. Contact 01828 640763 for more information.

07 June to 09 June

Meet the potters, talk pots and buy direct. Scone Palace. Visit www.potfest.co.uk for more information.

08 June to 09 June

54-mile, 24-hour hiking challenge through spectacular scenery, supporting ABF, The Soldiers' Charity. For more information contact 0207 811 3216.

08 June

Gents Open Strokeplay. Handicap limit 18. Contact Alyth Golf Club: 01828 632268.

09 June

One of the best days out on the Scottish racing circuit! Gates open at 11.30am. Contact Perth Racecourse: 01738 551597.

09 June

Gents 36 Hole Scratch Open Open. Lansdowne & Rosemount. Handicap limit 5.4. Contact Blairgowrie Golf Club: 01250 872622. 

09 June

Caber, hammer, tug o' war, running, cycling, piping & highland dancing. Food, drink & craft stalls. Glamis Castle, 12 noon - 5 pm.

15 June

Livestock events, dog show, show jumping, crafts & floral arts. Bogles Road, Essendy Field, Blairgowrie. 8.30am - 6.30pm.

16 June

Ladies Tri-Am Open, Rosemount. Teams of 3 from same club. Handicap limit: 36. Contact Blairgowrie Golf Club: 01250 872622. 

19 June

Blairgowrie & District Next Steps Club. Meet at Blairgowrie Town Hall at 9.15am. Contact 01828 640763 for more information.

22 June

Lots of great local produce - beef & lamb, fruit & vegetables, cupcakes, confectionery & chilli! Books, crafts & gifts. Wellmeadow. 10am - 6pm.

22 June

Jump racing featuring the Inveralmond Handicap Steeplechase. Hog roast, fish & chips, champagne, local craft beers & ales. Gates open 11.30am. Contact Perth Racecourse: 01738 551597.

26 June

Blairgowrie & District Next Steps Club. Meet at Blairgowrie Town Hall at 9.15 am. Contact 01828 640763 for more information.

29 June to 30 June

8-days of cycling events - gentle exploration, races and downhill trials -  for all abilities & ages. Including the Ballo Enduro on Saturday 29th June. Contact 01828 958296.

July 2019


01 July to 05 July

5 day Mixed Pair Stableford event over Alyth, Blairgowrie, Forfar, Strathmore and Kirriemuir. Contact 01828 633322 for further information.

04 July

Seven top-class jump races. Hog roast in The Barn. Champagne bar. Local craft beers & ales. Gates open at 12 noon. Contact Perth Racecourse: 01738 551597.

05 July to 07 July

Country sports, have-a-go activities & super shopping for food, drink, clothing & crafts. Scone Palace. 9.30am- 6pm. Ticket enquiries: 0844 776 6777.

05 July

Ericht Scottish Country Dance Club. Summer Dance. Blairgowrie Town Hall. 7.30pm - 11pm.

06 July

Gents Greensome Open. Handicap limit:28.  Contact Strathmore Golf Centre: 01828 633322.

07 July

Eclectic range of glass, leather, jewellery, knitwear, art, photography, cards, etc. Birks Cinema. 10am - 3pm.

08 July

Ladies Open Greensomes. Handicap limit 36. Contact Alyth Golf Club: 01828 632268.

12 July

Junior racecards and Action Glen fun & games for the kids. Take a picnic. Gates open at 11.30am. Contact Perth Racecourse: 01738 551597.

13 July

Association of Blairgowrie Craftworkers Summer Fair, Blairgowrie Town Hall, 10am - 4pm. Contact 01828 640140 for more information.

13 July to 14 July

Vintage vehicle rally at Glamis Castle.

19 July to 21 July

Rewind @ Scone Palace - The Ultimate 80's Festival with a stellar line-up, including OMD, Status Quo, UB40, The Gipsy Kings and the Boomtown Rats. Ticket enquiries: 0333 240 5816.

20 July

Alyth & Glenisla 27-hole Gents Open. Handicap limit 28. Contact Alyth Golf Club: 01828 632268.

24 July to 28 July

13th annual festival of American roots music - blues to bluegrass, country to soul, rock & gospel. Perth Concert Hall. Box Office: 01738 621031.

27 July

Lots of great local produce - beef & lamb, fruit & vegetables, cupcakes, confectionery & chilli! Books, crafts & gifts. Wellmeadow. 10am - 6pm.

30 July

Evening meeting. Hog roast or fish & chips. Local craft beers & ales or champagne. Gates open at 4.30pm. Contact Perth Racecourse: 01738 551597.

31 July

Jump racing plus golf challenges to try. Hog roast or fish & chips. Local craft beers & ales or champagne. Gates open at 12 noon. Contact Perth Racecourse: 01738 551597.

August 2019


01 August

Senior Gents Strokeplay Open. Over 55. Handicap limit 28. Contact Alyth Golf Club: 01828 632268.

01 August

Rosemount Ladies 4BBB Open. Handicap limit 36. Contact Blairgowrie Golf Club: 01250 872622.  

02 August to 04 August

Three days of novice horse trials, dog agility tests, dog shows, birds of prey demonstrations and craft & artisan food shopping. Glamis Castle, Friday-Sunday 8am-5pm.

03 August

Open Mixed Foursomes. Handicap limits: Men: 28; Ladies 36. Contact Alyth Golf Club: 01828 632268.

04 August

Mixed Fourball Better Ball Open. Scratch & handicap categories. (Handicap limits: Gents 28; Ladies 36). Contact Strathmore Golf Centre: 01828 633322. 

04 August

Eclectic range of glass, leather, jewellery, knitwear, art, photography, cards, etc. Birks Cinema. 10am - 3pm.

09 August to 16 August

Blairgowrie & Rattray Arts Week. Art, music & dance at various venues. Contact 07443 338580 for more information

11 August

Highland dancing, pipe bands, track events, tug-o-war, the heavyweight events and much more at Scone Palace. For more information contact 01738 552300.

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13 August

Senior (55+ years) Gents 4 Ball Better Ball Senior Open, Lansdowne. Handicap limit: 24. Contact Blairgowrie Golf Club: 01250 872622. 

16 August

Senior Pairs Open. Open to men's, ladies' or mixed pairs. Over 50's, 60's, 70's sections. Scratch & handicap. (Handicap limits: Gents 28; Ladies 36.) Contact Strathmore Golf Centre: 01828 633322.

16 August

Ericht Scottish Country Dance Club. Summer Dance. Blairgowrie Town Hall. 7.30pm - 11pm.

17 August

Jump racing in a party atmosphere. Live music in The Barn. Slow cooked meat with local craft ales. Sports Bar. Gates open at 1pm. Contact Perth Racecourse: 01738 551597.

18 August

Gents Open, Lansdowne. Handicap limit 18.  Contact Blairgowrie Golf Club: 01250 872622.

24 August

Lots of great local produce - beef & lamb, fruit & vegetables, cupcakes, confectionery & chilli! Books, crafts & gifts. Wellmeadow. 10am - 6pm.

24 August to 26 August

Blair Castle Horse Trials. Eventing, show jumping, Pony Club games plus country fair with abseiling, terrier racing & falconry.

24 August

Scenic and challenging route along The Cateran Trail. 40 & 80-mile options. Contact 01828 958296for more information.

26 August

Senior Ladies 4BBB Open. Over 50. Handicap limit 28. Contact Alyth Golf Club: 01828 632268.

31 August to 08 September

Perthshire Open Studios. 9-day event with over 200 artists opening their studios and workshops to visitors.

31 August to 01 September

Your chance to get behind the scenes in some of Perth & Kinross's most interesting buildings.

September 2019


01 September

Mixed Team Open. Handicap limits: Men 28; Ladies 36. Contact Alyth Golf Club: 01828 632268.

01 September

Eclectic range of glass, leather, jewellery, knitwear, art, photography, cards, etc. Birks Cinema. 10am - 3pm.

02 September to 06 September

5-Day Pairs Competition (Fourball, Greensome & Foursome) over Alyth, Blairgowrie, Forfar, Strathmore & Kirriemuir. Gents, Ladies & Mixed Teams. Contact 01828 633322.

07 September

Massed pipes & drums, highland dancers, parades, fireworks and a ceilidh. Wellmeadow, 1pm - 9pm.

07 September

The best of textile artistry bringing together knitters, spinners and weavers. Dewars Centre, Glover Street, Perth. 11am - 5pm

08 September

Piping, hill races, highland dancing and heavy events. Blairgowrie & Rattray Highland Games, Bogles Field, Essendy Road, 10am - 5pm.

08 September

The Scottish Vintage Tractor and Engine Club Rally. Displays & demonstrations. Scone Palace. 9.30 am - 5 pm. For more information contact 01738 552300.

08 September

Fun dog show, breeds parade, trade stands, etc.

09 September

Jump racing at the UK's most northerly racecourse. Hog roast or fish & chips. Local craft beers & ales or champagne. Gates open at 12 noon. Contact Perth Racecourse: 01738 551597.

09 September to 15 September

The ultimate team event in women's golf between Europe and the USA at Gleneagles.

12 September to 14 September

Blairgowrie & East Perthshire Walking Festival organised by Blairgowrie & District Next Steps. For more information contact 01828 640763.

20 September

Ericht Scottish Country Dance Club. Charity Dance. Blairgowrie Town Hall. 7.30 pm - 9.30 pm.

21 September

Lots of great local produce - beef & lamb, fruit & vegetables, cupcakes, confectionery & chilli! Books, crafts & gifts. Wellmeadow. 10am - 6pm.

25 September to 27 September

Join the party for the last two days of the Perth season. Gates open at 12 noon. Contact Perth Racecourse: 01738 551597.

28 September

Open Texas Scramble. Handicap limits: Gents: 28; Ladies: 26. Contact 01828 633322.

October 2019


01 October to 17 December

Ericht Scottish Country Dance Club Class. Blairgowrie Town Hall. Beginners/Improvers Class 7.10 pm - 8.20 pm; General Class: 7.30pm - 9.30pm. Every Tuesday t 17th December.

03 October to 03 November

The Enchanted Forest, Faskally Woods, Pitlochry. Scotland’s Big Tree Country award-winning sound & light event. Ticket enquiries: 0871 288 7655.

03 October

Trout fishing season on Ericht & Isla closes.

04 October to 06 October

Bookmark, Blairgowrie, Rattray & The Glens Book Festival. 2019 Programme released in June. Various venues. Tickets available online or from Blairgowrie Library (01250 871305).

06 October

Eclectic range of glass, leather, jewellery, knitwear, art, photography, cards, etc. Birks Cinema. 10am - 3pm.

06 October to 07 October

36-hole Open Stableford over Gleneagles PGA Centenary (6th) and Rosemount (7th). Open to Men (handicap limit 24) and Ladies (handicap limit 36). Contact 01250 872622.

12 October

Salmon fishing season on Ericht & Isla closes.

26 October

Halloween mountain bike racing for all ages & abilities. Contact 07951 742009.

26 October

The 69th Festival, including the Scottish Accordion Championships, at various venues throughout Perth.

31 October to 03 November

Association of Blairgowrie Craftworkers Autumn Fair, Blairgowrie Town Hall, 1pm - 4 pm. Contact 01828 640140 for further information.

November 2019


08 November to 10 November

Early Georgian to 1930's furniture, porcelain, glass, jewellery, silver, paintings & sculpture, carpets & rugs. Scone Palace, 10.30am - 5pm. Admission: Adults £5; Children free.

23 November

Meet the designers and buy unique gifts at Perth Museum & Art Gallery.

23 November to 24 November

Cancer Research UK Christmas Fair, Scone Palace.

23 November

Blairgowrie Christmas Fair, Town Hall, 10am - 2pm and Christmas Lights Switch On, Wellmeadow, 2pm - 5 pm.

December 2019


06 December to 31 December

Annual selling exhibition including professional and amateur work. Perth Museum & Art Gallery, George Street. 10am - 5pm.

07 December

Christmas Market, Glamis Castle, 10am - 5pm. 80+ stalls of festive goodies.

12 December

Christmas Carol Concert with the Fair City Singers (80 talented 11-18 year-olds from across Perthshire) , Scone Palace at 7.30 pm. For more information contact 01738 552300.