Paw-some summer party at Scotland’s favourite visitor attraction

Scone Palace, one of Scotland’s favourite visitor attractions, is set to welcome an array of dogs (and their owners) to an exclusive summer event on Sunday 28th June, at which four-legged friends will receive the royal treatment.

Paws at the Palace, organised in partnership with Dog Friendly Perthshire, will feature doggy fun and games, competitions, parades of different breeds, special guests, dog-tastic shopping, agility demonstrations and even some have-a-go sessions for those who fancy giving it a try.

Following on from the huge success of the 2019 dog friendly all-day event, Paws at the Palace will include food stalls for both humans and dogs, cool-down areas, and a host of stall holders selling a fabulous selection of doggy gear and gifts.

The event is a celebration of Scone Palace’s recognition as one of the most pet-friendly places to visit in the world. Not only is it a perfect place for a dog walk, but the Palace’s Old Kitchen Coffee Shop is open to dogs during the winter months, offering a dog friendly environment to enjoy a scone and coffee and even doggie treats at the end of a walk.

The organisers are looking forward to welcoming many dog owners to Scone Place for the special summer event. Heather McArthur, Events Manager at Scone Palace, said:

“It’s clear from the number of four-legged visitors we get to Scone Palace, and from the success of Dog Friendly Perthshire, that we’re in a region that loves its dogs. Particularly after the success of last year’s Paws at the Palace, it has inspired us once again to dedicate a whole day especially to dogs and their owners. It is a chance for pets and their owners to mingle and take part in some fun activities whilst enjoying our beautiful grounds, while learning a thing or two as well.”

Visitors to the event will be charged admission to the Palace grounds, but four legged friends will be able to access for free. Tickets are available at:

More information on Scone Palace is at


For more information on Scone Palace please contact Emma Davies or Tricia Fox on 01738 700134 or 07963 817302 or

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About Scone Palace

  • Scone Palace has an exciting and colourful history as one of Scotland’s most important stately homes. Fifteen hundred years ago it was the capital of the Picts. In the intervening centuries, it has been the seat of parliaments and the crowning place of the Kings of Scots, including Macbeth and Robert The Bruce. The Palace houses an outstanding collection of antiques, paintings and rare artefacts and the grounds are renowned throughout the world, making the stately home one of the most popular tourist attractions in both Perth and Scotland. 
  • Poised above the River Tay in Perthshire, Scone Palace overlooks the routes north to the Highlands and east through Strathmore to the coast. The Grampian mountains form a distant backdrop, and across the river stands the city of Perth.
  • The beautiful Mansfield Estates stretch from fertile arable land by the banks of the River Tay at Scone, famed for its salmon fishing, to the hills of North Logiealmond. There are fine woodlands on the grounds and policies of Scone Palace, including the original Douglas Fir and a magnificent Victorian pinetum.
  • Scone Palace is host to regular events throughout the year, including the Scottish Game Fair and Rewind Festival.