Welcome to Murthly & Strathbraan Estates in Highland Perthshire

  • Rocky Mountain Fur Trade at Murthly Castle
  • Murthly fishing hut for salmon fishing on the River Tay
  • The cattle and the castle
  • Shooting dog on Strathbraan, shooting in Perthshire
  • Salmon fishing on the River Tay at Murthly
  • Murthly Castle available for weddings
  • Strathbraan Estate's Joshua Tree
  • Georgina Ballantyne and British record salmon
  • Autumn at Murthly
  • Winter at Murthly Castle
  • Murthly Castle private chapel, available for weddings
  • Landrover on Strathbraan
  • Fine Limousin cattle
  • The Birnam Oak and Sycamore

Murthly & Strathbraan Estates straddles the Highland Line at Dunkeld and Birnam, just 20 minutes from Perth and one hour from Edinburgh and Glasgow. It's where the Highlands begin.

Our visitors come to enjoy the hills, rivers, woods and castle in various different ways, whether it's a spot of trout or salmon fishing on the River Tay, walking over Birnam Hill, getting married in the chapel near the castle, or pursuing game. The estate sawmill has developed a reputation for quality fencing and garden products. There's plenty of room to enjoy the great outdoors: this is a place to unwind and relax - Highland Perthshire at its best.

 

5 - 7 September 2014 - THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN FUR TRADE OF THE 1830s

A series of living history events recreating the Rocky Mountain Fur Trade of the 1830s and exploring its links with Perthshire. Events open to the public are:

Friday, 5th of September: THREE WORLDS MEET - Living history theatre show at the Birnam Institute, 8.00pm. Tickets now on sale from the Birnam Institute. Includes live music played by Strathbraan fiddle player Hannah Fisher.

Saturday, 6th of September: THREE WORLDS MEET - Living history theatre show at the Birnam Institute, 8.00pm. Tickets now on sale from the Birnam Institute. Includes live music played by Dougie MacLean and Pete Clark.

Sunday, 7th of September: OPEN DAY - Murthly Castle, 1.00pm to 5.00pm - American Mountain Man and Native American encampments; living history demonstrations; William Drummond Stewart tours of Murthly Castle; fur trade history talks in the walled garden; Stewart Tower Dairy ice-cream stall. FREE ENTRY. Event sponsored by the Museum of the Mountain Man, Wyoming.

See www.threeworldsmeet.org for background and historical information.

In addition to the public events listed above, the Museum of the Mountain Man is also sponsoring educational visits to the Royal School of Dunkeld and Murthly Primary School on the 5th of September, and the Rocky Mountain Fur Trade Forum at Murthly Castle on the 6th of September.

 

Other Upcoming Events

10 September - Evening concert (8.00pm) by Pete Clark (fiddle) and Gregor Lowrey (accordion) in the music room at Murthly Castle. Tickets on sale at the door: £10.00 for adults, £5.00 for children. Please note that there are no disabled access toilets at the castle.

09 October - Evening concert (8.00pm) by The Konevets Quartet, a fabulous Russian vocal quartet, in The Chapel of St. Anthony the Eremite, Murthly Castle. All proceeds will go to charity. Details to follow.

31 October - Perthshire Amber returns to the Chapel of St.Anthony the Eremite, Murthly Castle, with a concert by Duncan Chisholm at 2.00pm. See www.perthshireamber.com for more details.

 

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