Beer lovers are raising a glass to 150 years of Perthshire rugby as the Perth Beer Festival returns on Saturday.
The festival on the North Inch will celebrate the end of the 150th anniversary season of Perthshire Rugby Football Club with a combination of cask ales and tournament rugby to entertain guests.
Allan Brown, event organiser, said: “Twenty-plus ales will be available for sampling alongside six small batch craft gins in the Craft Gin Bar by local producer Strathearn Distillery.
“We’ll have a live music stage featuring great bands throughout the afternoon in our huge marquee.
“Families can relax and enjoy the range of family-friendly activities including a climbing wall, children’s rides and Rugby Nippers taster sessions which can be booked online.”
Perth-based brewers Inveralmond are also returning to the ninth outing of the festival with their Innis & Gunn and Session IPA beers.
Becca Fennell, Inveralmond Brand Manager, said: “As a beer that was born and bred in Perth – and continues to be brewed here – the Perth Beer Festival is a fantastic opportunity for us to showcase our beers in our home city.
“We are really looking forward to bringing our beers from the Heart of Scotland to drinkers at this excellent community event.
“Inveralmond are once again proud supporters of the Perth Beer Festival and we cannot wait to enjoy a beer at what promises to be another hugely successful event.”
On Saturday visitors will also be treated to a Rugby 7s fundraiser to support their community activities before 550 boys and girls from across Scotland descend the North Inch to compete in the Perthshire Mini Festival on Sunday.
Carol Ann Rose, Mini Section Head, said: “Perthshire Rugby has had a brilliant 150th year, our Mini Festival is a fantastic event and an amazing spectacle with teams from across Scotland gathering on the North Inch to compete cheered on by parents and supporters.”
The rugby 7s tournament, featuring men and women teams kicks off from 11.30am on Saturday with teams from across Scotland will be up against local teams including Howe of Fife, Crieff & Strathearn and Blairgowrie before the bar opens at 12 noon.
The festival’s ticketed ‘Big Bash’ party night on will be held from 7pm.
On Sunday, the rugby tournament begins at 10.30am and will continue to 3pm.