The history of Scotland goes beyond bloody battles and castles. Away from the famous conflicts associated with Wallace, Bruce and Bonnie Prince Charlie, ordinary folk just got on with their lives. Crieff & Strathearn Drovers Tryst annually celebrates the life, work and play of the people who made Crieff in Perthshire the crossroads of Scotland in the 1700s.
Guided walks are the core of the festival, ranging from themed easy walks to high level walks in the hills up to an hour away from Crieff. The area and the walking programme include a wide variety of terrain, from wooded walks along the River Earn to routes that climb Munros. Walks are enriched by wildlife, plants, trees, history and the company of like-minded people.
Complementing the walking programme is a series of evening social events, including music, informative talks, cinema and a ceilidh.
During the Tryst week a great mountain bike event also takes place locally - the Hairy Coo Mountain Bike Race, a friendly race over mixed terrain.
The Drovers' Tryst is an Associate Member of the Mountaineering Council of Scotland.
- Learn more about the History of the Drovers' Tryst here
- See an overview of the Tryst programme for 2016
- Support the Tryst by advertising or sponsorship here
- Acknowledgement of supporters
- Press information
- See Drovers Tryst policies on The Environment, Equal Opportunities and Equality here
- See credits for the photography on this site here
- View Photographs from previous years here