Events and venue hire

Perth and Kinross boasts an exciting and diverse annual events calendar of approximately 1,000 local, national and international events.

Regular major events such as Blair Castle International Horse Trials, Etape Caledonia and the Scottish Game Fair are complemented by a hugely entertaining programme of local festivals, sports events and cultural activity.

Perth and Kinross Council has a vision for the area as a prestigious international class events and festivals destination where a vibrant and inspiring year round programme attracts UK and international visitors and makes a major contribution to economic growth.

The rationale for Council support for events is based on the positive impacts that can be derived in respect of:

  • Inward investment through tourism, generating economic impact through overnight stays and opportunities for local businesses
  • Enhancement of the image and identity of the area as a location to live, work and invest including an enhanced media profile
  • Participation and legacies
  • Social and cultural benefits and the contribution to the quality of life

The Council is keen to see home grown events develop and flourish while also attracting new events to the area. From the links above, event organisers will find useful guidance and information on how to apply to use indoor venues and outdoor spaces under the ownership or management of the Council, guidance on how to hold an outdoor event safely, and information on the support which the Council can provide.