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.

February 2018


02 February to 11 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.

20 February

Ericht Scottish Country Dance Club Class. Blairgowrie Town Hall. Beginners Class 7.10 pm - 8.20 pm; General Class: 7.30pm - 9.30pm

21 February

Blairgowrie & District Next Steps Club. Meet at Blairgowrie Town Hall at 9.15am.

22 February to 04 March

A range of events and activities celebrating the town's snowdrops.

24 February

League match at Davie Park Stadium, 2.30 pm

24 February

Fundraising Comedy Night in aid of RHET. Featuring Phil Differ & Jim Smith. Blairgowrie Town Hall 7.30 pm

24 February

Crime Writers Festival at Glamis Castle. Talks & workshops for budding writers with Alex Gray, Caro Ramsay, Chris Bookmyre, Michael Malone, Val McDermid and many more.

27 February

Ericht Scottish Country Dance Club Class. Blairgowrie Town Hall. Beginners Class 7.10 pm - 8.20 pm; General Class: 7.30pm - 9.30pm

28 February

Blairgowrie & District Next Steps Club. Meet at Blairgowrie Town Hall at 9.15am.

March 2018


02 March to 04 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.

06 March

Ericht Scottish Country Dance Club Class. Blairgowrie Town Hall. Beginners Class 7.10 pm - 8.20 pm; General Class: 7.30pm - 9.30pm

07 March

Blairgowrie & District Next Steps Club. Meet at Blairgowrie Town Hall at 9.15 am.

10 March

Midland Division 2 fixture at JJ Coupar Park, Coupar Angus Road, 12.15 pm.

11 March

Blairgowrie and District Hillwalking Club. Meet at Wellmeadow, Blairgowrie at 7.30 am. Contact 01334 870866 to book your place.

21 March

Blairgowrie & District Next Steps Club. Meet at Blairgowrie Town Hall at 9.15 am.

24 March

Association of Blairgowrie Craftworkers Spring Fair, Blairgowrie Town Hall, 10 am - 4 pm. 

28 March

Blairgowrie & District Next Steps Club. Meet at Blairgowrie Town Hall at 9.15 am.

30 March

Falconry display on the lawns of Scone Palace. 12 noon - 4pm.

31 March

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

April 2018


01 April

Blairgowrie and District Hillwalking Club. Meet at Wellmeadow, Blairgowrie at 9 am. Contact 01334 870866 to book your place.

04 April

Blairgowrie & District Next Steps Club. Meet at Blairgowrie Town Hall at 9.15 am.

11 April

Blairgowrie & District Next Steps Club. Meet at Blairgowrie Town Hall at 9.15 am.

13 April

Falconry display on the lawns of Scone Palace. 12 noon - 4pm.

18 April

Blairgowrie & District Next Steps Club. Meet at Blairgowrie Town Hall at 9.15am.

20 April

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

22 April

Blairgowrie and District Hillwalking Club. Meet at Wellmeadow, Blairgowrie at 9 am. Contact 01334 870866 to book your place.

25 April to 27 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.

25 April

Blairgowrie & District Next Steps Club. Meet at Blairgowrie Town Hall at 9.15am.

28 April

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

29 April

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

May 2018


02 May

Blairgowrie & District Next Steps Club. Meet at Blairgowrie Town Hall at 9.15am.

09 May

Blairgowrie & District Next Steps Club. Meet at Blairgowrie Town Hall at 9.15am.

10 May to 13 May

Battle Heritage Medieval Tournament.500 competitors from 31 countries battle it out over 4 days. Scone Palace. 10 am - 4 pm.

11 May

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

13 May

Blairgowrie and District Hillwalking Club. Meet at Wellmeadow, Blairgowrie at 9am. Contact 01334 870866 to book your place.

14 May to 26 May

Various venues in and around Perth. Contact 01738 621031.

16 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.

16 May

Blairgowrie & District Next Steps Club. Meet at Blairgowrie Town Hall at 9.15am.

17 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.

17 May

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

19 May to 20 May

Spectacular 81 mile closed road cycling sportive. Pitlochry. Contact Marie Curie on 0845 052 4184.

19 May

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

20 May

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

23 May

Blairgowrie & District Next Steps Club. Meet at Blairgowrie Town Hall at 9.15 am.

25 May

Ladies Texas Scramble. Handicap limit 36. Contact Alyth Golf Club: 01828 632268.

26 May

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

28 May

Senior Mixed Greensomes. Men over 55 and handicap limit 28; Ladies over 50 handicap limit 36. Contact Alyth Golf Club: 01828 632268.

30 May

Blairgowrie & District Next Steps Club. Meet at Blairgowrie Town Hall at 9.15 am.

June 2018


03 June

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

03 June

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

03 June

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

03 June

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

06 June

Ladies Pairs Open. Handicap limit 36. Contact Strathmore Golf Centre: 01828 633322.

06 June

Blairgowrie & District Next Steps Club. Meet at Blairgowrie Town Hall at 9.15am.

08 June to 10 June

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

09 June to 10 June

54 mile, 24-hour hiking challenge, supporting ABF, The Soldiers' Charity.

09 June

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

09 June to 17 June

8 days of cycling-related activities, events and races (including the Ballo Enduro) for all abilities & ages. Contact 01828 958296.

13 June

Blairgowrie & District Next Steps Club. Meet at Blairgowrie Town Hall at 9.15am.

16 June

Alyth & District Agricultural Show, Bogles Road, Essendy Field, Blairgowrie. 8.30am - 6.30pm.

20 June

Blairgowrie & District Next Steps Club. Meet at Blairgowrie Town Hall at 9.15am.

23 June to 28 July

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

24 June

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

27 June

Blairgowrie & District Next Steps Club. Meet at Blairgowrie Town Hall at 9.15 am.

29 June to 01 July

Country sports, have-a-go activities & super shopping for food, drink, clothing & crafts. Scone Palace. 9.30am- 6pm.

July 2018


01 July

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

05 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.

09 July

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

14 July

Association of Blairgowrie Craftworkers Summer Fair, Blairgowrie Town Hall, 10am - 4pm. 

15 July

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

19 July to 22 July

Nearby Carnoustie (which Tiger Woods rates the toughest of all Open venues) hosts the 147th playing of golf's oldest and greatest major championship.

20 July to 22 July

Rewind @ Scone Palace - The Ultimate 80's Festival with a stellar line-up.

21 July

Gents 27-Hole 4BBB Open. Handicap limit:28.  Contact Strathmore Golf Centre: 01828 633322.

21 July to 05 August

Annual exhibition featuring over 30 local artists: painting, photography, sculpture, jewellery, furniture and a schools mini art competition. Molteno Hall, Fortingall. 10am - 6pm.

22 July to 11 August

Celebration of local arts, including workshops, concerts and the Scottish Diaspora Tapestry Exhibition.

23 July

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

26 July to 29 July

11th annual festival of American roots music - blues to bluegrass, country to soul, rock & gospel. Perth Concert Hall.

28 July

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

31 July

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

31 July to 05 August

Scottish Men's Amateur Championship. The national championship returns to Rosemount & Lansdowne for the first time since 2013. A chance to see of the country's best amateur golfers in action.

August 2018


01 August

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.

02 August

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

04 August

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

05 August

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

05 August

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

06 August to 12 August

Blairgowrie & Rattray Arts Week. Demos, workshops at various venues.

12 August

Highland dancing, pipe bands, tossing the caber and much more at Scone Palace.

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14 August

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

17 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.

17 August

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

18 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.

19 August

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

25 August

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

25 August to 27 August

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

27 August

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

September 2018


01 September

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

01 September to 09 September

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

01 September to 02 September

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

02 September

Blairgowrie & Rattray Highland Games, Bogles Field, Essendy Road, 10am - 5pm.

02 September

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

02 September

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

09 September

Displays & demonstrations. Scone Palace. 9.30am - 5pm.

09 September

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

10 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.

14 September to 16 September

Blairgowrie & East Perthshire Walking Festival organised by Blairgowrie & District Next Steps.

21 September

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

22 September

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

26 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.

October 2018


04 October to 04 November

The Enchanted Forest, Faskally Woods, Pitlochry. Scotland’s Big Tree Country award-winning sound & light event.

04 October

Trout fishing season on Ericht & Isla closes.

05 October to 06 October

Bookmark, Blairgowrie, Rattray & The Glens Book Festival. Various venues.

07 October

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

13 October

Salmon fishing season on Ericht & Isla closes.

25 October to 30 October

Twilight Illuminations. Scone Palace. 5pm - 9pm.

27 October

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

November 2018


01 November to 04 November

Association of Blairgowrie Craftworkers Autumn Fair, Blairgowrie Town Hall, 1am - 4 pm. 

02 November to 03 November

Contemporary alternative music, poetry, art, films and literature. Various venues.

03 November

Davie Park, Blairgowrie.

09 November to 11 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.

24 November

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

December 2018


07 December to 31 December

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

13 December

Christmas Carol Concert, Scone Palace.