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Living in Perth and Kinross

Perthshire - an amazing place to live, work and have fun.

Whatever you are looking for, you'll find it here. From the buzzing cosmopolitan hub of Perth, Scotland's newest city to the peace and tranquillity of some of Scotland's most spectacular scenery, right on your doorstep. There's world class fishing, walking routes ranging from marked forest trails to lofty treks in the mountains, great cycling routes both on and off road, numerous adventure sports facilities and an unsurpassed range of golf courses to satisfy all abilities.

Perth and Kinross offers a fantastic quality of life which is recognised by a consistently high ranking in quality of life surveys. The area is renowned for its thriving cultural scene, which includes venues such as the fantastic Perth Concert Hall, Pitlochry Festival Theatre and Perth Theatre.

Major sporting events such as the Johnnie Walker Golf Championships, Blair Castle International Horse Trials and the Etape Caledonia sit alongside high profile cultural events like Rewind, Perth Highland Games and a calendar of events at the UK's most northerly racecourse, Perth Racecourse.

Heritage highlights include Scone Palace, the ancestral home of the Earls of Mansfield and the crowning place of Scottish Kings and Perth Black Watch Museum and Balhousie Castle which offers an insight into one of the British Army's, if not the worlds most famous, fighting units.

Perth also has a fantastic selection of independent businesses offering a wide range of unique, quirky and high quality products you won't find anywhere else.

Families can be kept entertained by visiting the many outdoor play parks, indoor play facilities, or watching the latest movies at the IMAX cinema, not to mention the many street events that are arranged throughout the year, the options to have fun are limitless. 

With an abundance of restaurants, a growing cafĂ© culture and plans for an exciting new boutique hotel coming to Perth, growth and regeneration are at the forefront making Perth & Kinross an exciting place to live and work.  

The area's property market is very diverse, offering a mix of old and new and increasingly, a combination of the two is seen in imaginative conversions of old mills, steadings, churches and farm buildings, all of which can be found in and around popular towns and villages such as Blairgowrie, Crieff, Kinross, Scone, Auchterarder and Pitlochry.

In outlying areas there's an abundance of one-off properties, many with land. At the other end of the scale, the City of Perth offers urban die-hards everything from quaint stone built cottages to impressive period mansions, listed conversions, townhouses, modern apartments and executive developments.

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Last modified on 09 November 2020

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