January is a strange month – like a month long hangover after all of the festivities in December.  We all have good intentions to become new and improved versions of ourselves but the short, dark days can make it difficult to get out of a funk.  Particularly if you live in Scotland where daylight hours become a distant memory.

One way to get rid of the January blues is to start planning adventures and filling your diary for the months ahead.  A new year brings a whole host of fun to the Highland Perthshire calendar.  There is something for everyone to look forward to, making it the ideal place to plan a 2020 escape or break.

Traditional Fun

Where better to experience traditional Scottish fun and games than in the heart of Scotland.  The Highland Perthshire events calendar is brimming with Highland Games and Gatherings.  Each event has its own unique programme of traditional games, music, food and wares but all promise a great day out for the family.

Calendar Highlights

Aberfeldy Show and Games, Braemar Gathering, Atholl Highland Parade and Gathering.

Exhilarating Challenges

Highland Perthshire’s breathtaking scenery, immense munros, vast lochs and lush forestry have made it a firm favourite amongst adventurers.  It is also why it is home to some of the most thrilling challenges in the UK.  Throughout the year there are numerous one-day and weekend long sport events to satisfy every type of thrill seeker.

Calendar Highlights

Etape Caledonia, Artemis Great Kindrochit Quadrathlon, Aberfeldy Multi-Sport Festival.

Arts and Culture

Highland Perthshire has become something of an artist’s colony in recent times.  Inspired by the natural surroundings and tranquil settings; artists, creators, curators and makers have made it their home.  It’s only fitting that there are now multiple art events in the Highland Perthshire calendar to showcase the work and talents of local artists.

Calendar Highlights

Fortingall Art, Perthshire Open Studios.

Entertainment for the Senses

Highland Perthshire is packed full of events for the senses.  Whether you are looking for a treat for the ears, a delight to the eyes or something delicious to taste – it’s all here.  From music festivals and country fairs to first class sound and light shows.

Calendar Highlights

The Enchanted Forest, Amber Music Festival, Blair Atholl Horse Trials and Country Fair.

To help you plan when to visit and find out what’s on, we have an events calendar to guide you.  You can visit it here.  We’ll keep it up to date as event dates are announced, so keep checking back to stay informed.

If you already know when you are visiting, we would love to welcome you to stay at Brae House B&B.  Book direct here.