Autumn in Pitlochry is a special time of year, the forests and woodlands are at their most spectacular. The purple heather has come into bloom and the trees are turning a vibrant mix of red, gold and russet. The stunning display of Perthshire amber increases as Autumn progresses. This is also the time to hear roaring of the rutting stags and the clash of antlers as they compete for female attention. The salmon begin their long journey upstream to spawn and can be seen leaping upriver at the Hermitage and also at Pitlochry Fishladder.
Autumn is the ideal time for a short break, there is still plenty to see and do. September sees the Pitlochry Highland Games, always the second Saturday, a week after the Braemar Gathering and the very last Games of the season. A real community run event for the whole family to enjoy.
The Festival Theatre moves into production of a special seasonal showing of “Arsenic and Old Lace” for theatre lovers. The Enchanted Forest moves back to Faskally Woods for most of October, a real family event over half-term. And for music lovers Dougie Maclean’s Perthshire Amber event takes place at locations all over Highland Perthshire.
The Glenfiddich Piping competition takes place at Blair Castle at the end of October.