Perth and Kinross Council

Living in Perth & Kinross

And whatever you picture, you’ll find it here. From the peace and tranquillity of country life to the action of a busy and fast growing city, Perth and Kinross has everything to offer. 

Perth (home to our Council HQ) offers the best of both worlds with the vibe of city life and escape close at hand. The compact city centre is surrounded by peaceful public parks, namely the North and South Inch. The city also boasts great restaurants and big name shops as well as many independent retail outlets. The recently built Concert Hall regularly plays host to some of the biggest names in music and comedy.

Further afield, you’ll find stunning scenery and peaceful towns and villages. Perthshire is known as Big Tree Country so it’s hardly surprising that the area is home to some of Scotland’s finest landscapes. There are Munros to bag, riverside paths to explore and a whole host of action packed outdoor activities to enjoy.

Of course, there’s much more to the area than stunning countryside, and Strathallan Castle is now on the map for music fans across the globe thanks to T in the Park.

The area’s location in the heart of Scotland means that it boasts some great transport links. Perth itself is within easy reach of Edinburgh, Glasgow and Stirling by both road and rail. And, as you’d expect from an area often called the gateway to the Highlands, great skiing (and much more besides) is also within reach.

With everything on offer from farmers’ markets to music festivals, it’s no surprise that over 140,000 people think that Perth and Kinross is a great place to live. We think you might just agree.