Crieff Highland Games

Crieff Highland Games

Every year, in the middle of August, Crieff Highland Games takes center stage in the Strathearn Capital. Having just attended the 2015 Crieff games I can attest it really is a great day out. With a mix of heavyweight and athletic sports, dancing, pipe bands and folk/rock bands, Crieff Highland Gathering absolutely nailed it this year.

The chieftan for 2015 was curling superstar, Eve Muirhead.

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The Knock, Crieff

One of my favourite places to go for a walk is The Knock which is a small hill behind Crieff in Perthshire.
The views from it are spectacular. You can see all the way to the Lomond Hills of Fife in one direction and out to Ben More by Crianlarich in the other direction. Of course The views of the hills closest to Crieff, and across Strathearn are amazing too. Read more

Edinburgh Christmas Markets 2011

Edinburgh Christmas LightsEdinburgh Christmas Market Photo by John 1710

Take your Christmas shopping away from the chain stores and out of town shopping malls and visit Edinburgh to spend some time this Christmas in one of the Edinburgh Christmas markets that run right through the festive season.

From the farmers market to the traditional German market, there is something to keep everyone happy and put you in the festive spirit. Read more

Drovers Tryst – Crieff Walking Festival

Crieff & Strathearn Drovers TrystAt the time of writing, it’s only a week to go now until the start of the Crieff & Strathearn Drovers Tryst – the walking festival around Crieff and Strathearn. This year’s Tryst runs from the 8th-15th October 2011.

The Tryst is now 10 years old but is celebrating the drovers who converged on Crieff with their cattle for hundreds of years in days gone by. Read more