The event centre has been chosen as Perth Racecourse, situated in a beautiful location immediately north of Perth, on the east bank of the River Tay.
From Perth, head north on the A93 (signposted Blairgowrie and Braemar) for about 3km/2 miles. Pass the entrance to Scone Palace on your left, and at Old Scone turn left for Stormontfield and the Racecourse, which is around 1km along this road.
While it’s possible to walk into Perth from the racecourse, along the A93, a number of bus services to and from Perth City Centre stop at Old Scone. For more details of buses from Old Scone to Perth, see the online Stagecoach Bus timetables.
From the event centre, approximate distances to each event location are:
Bus travel will be available from the event centre to each competition venue. For more information, including times and how to book, see the bus travel page.
We have arranged accommodation of varying types at, or close to, the Event Centre. This includes:
For details of all these options, visit the Where To Stay page.
Meals: There will be a café/restaurant open each evening, and also a fish and chip bar. The café will also open in the morning to serve breakfasts.
Bars: The Famous Grouse Bar will be open in the Betting Hall on the ground floor of the Nelson stand. This will also be the event information centre. We will use the Galileo bar on the first floor of the Nelson Stand for socials.
Computing We plan to provide laptops for competitors to use for entering course routes onto RouteGadget. We will hopefully have a wifi network available in the Racecourse - details of this will be confirmed when available.
For more details about the Racecourse, visit the Perth Racecourse web site.
The village of New Scone (usually shortened to Scone), 2.5km/1.5 mile to the east, has a selection of shops, hotels, pubs and takeaway restaurants.
As the major regional centre, Perth itself has an excellent range of shops, including all the usual High Street names, and has a particularly good selection of restaurants. Swimming and gym facilities are available at Perth Leisure Pool.
NB: The placename Scone is always pronounced ‘skoon’, not ‘skawn’ or ‘skoan’!
Immediately next door to the Racecourse is Scone Palace, one of Scotland’s most famous historic homes, and once upon a time the place where Kings of Scotland were crowned. The Palace and grounds are open to the public, and an easy walk from the Racecourse.
For more information, including details of opening times and entry costs, visit the Scone Palace web site.
2km from the Event Centre, on the A93 road to Blairgowrie, is Muirward Wood, where there will be opportunities for training. For more details of this and other training opportunities before and during the Six Day week.