The Famous Grouse Pre-Season Challenge

The Famous Grouse Pre-Season Challenge


Glasgow Warriors will play English Premiership giants Harlequins in North Inch, Perth this Saturday 18 August, kick-off 2pm.

‘The Famous Grouse Pre-Season Challenge’, in association with Perth & Kinross Council will be part of a huge weekend of activity in the city, with the rugby arena also being used for other events.

For full details on what's on in Perth this weekend, visit

From 12.45pm Stuart Hogg, Ali Price and Co-Captains Callum Gibbins and Ryan Wilson will be at the Macron Store, where you can have the first chance to buy the new Home and Alternate playing kit for 2018/19. The new kit is also available online NOW at

Last remaining tickets available here


10am - Ticket Office opens at North Inch

11.30am - Gates, Macron Store, food and bar outlets open

12.30pm - Community Rugby Mini Festival (Perthshire RFC pitches)

2pm - Kick-Off Glasgow Warriors v Harlequins

Post Match - Player signing session

6pm - Food and bar outlets close

8pm-11.30pm - Perthshire Rugby After Party

Match Day Catering and Bar Offerings with Perthshire Rugby

Supporters are welcome to come along early, soak up the atmosphere and enjoy pre-match drinks and lunch with Perthshire Rugby. 

To celebrate 150 years of rugby in Perth, the club is providing a 30 station, covered, quick-serve bar featuring Innis & Gunn Lager Beer and Session IPA, along with wine, cider, soft drink and limited selection of spirits including those from official event sponsor, The Famous Grouse. 

There will be a fantastic selection of quality local produce to tempt you alongside pre-match favourites in the arena food court. The bar and catering vendors will be operating from 11.30am until 6pm with a vast array of options for all tastes.

Perthshire Kitchen Farmer, Jim Fairlie, will be offering premium-cut steak and lamb burgers, quality steak pies and outdoor-reared pork bacon rolls. The Rolling Stove will be providing chilli beef, pulled pork and vegetarian loaded fries or nachos. Freshly prepared pizzas & fresh fish and chips will be available for purchase alongside delicious Thai and Malaysian inspired meals and light bites including Thai yellow curry and chicken satay. Fancy something sweet? Freshly prepared sweet and savoury crepes and ice cream will also be available for sale alongside a delicious range of coffee and cakes by Procaffeinate. Cash and card payments will be taken.

All bar proceeds will support Perthshire Rugby Club fundraising in their 150th year. Perthshire Rugby’s team of members and volunteers is looking forward to welcoming you for a fantastic day of rugby in Perth.

Travel Information


North Inch
Perth & Kinross



Perth is easily accessible by road from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, Stirling and Inverness.


There is no dedicated parking for this event. Please use one of the long stay car parks in the city centre.

Please note, parking for this event is not available at Bell’s Sports Centre. Ticket holders requiring accessible parking need to contact the Scottish Rugby Ticket Centre in advance.


Perth Railway station is a 15 minute walk away from North Inch. 

Aberdeen to Perth – approx 1 hour 35 minutes

Edinburgh to Perth – approx 1 hour 35 minutes

Glasgow to Perth – approx 1 hour

Inverness to Perth – approx 2 hours 10 minutes

Taking the train gives you exclusive access to great offers, from free tickets for kids to 2 for 1 entry to top attractions. Visit for full details. 


Perth can be reached by a network of fast and reliable coach services. Travelling around Perth is easy by bus, with many fast and reliable services available, from all over the City. The nearest bus station is Perth on Leonard street which is a 15 minute walk away from North Inch. Visit full details


Supporters who intend to travel together in coaches or buses, should park at Shore Road, Perth PH2 8BD

From Shore Road supporters can enjoy a short walk along the River Tay to the arena in North Inch.

Categories and Match Ticket Pricing

Match Ticket prices now includes all fees. 

  • ADULT Any match ticket purchaser not eligible for the below category
  • U18 Aged 18 or under as of 1 September 2018. Proof of age must be available upon request.

Match tickets for The Famous Grouse Pre-Season Challenge will be priced as follows. Please note match day prices will increase by £5:

Scottish Rugby Online Ticket Centre

The Scottish Rugby Ticket Office is open at the following times:

  • Monday to Friday 10am-4pm

For tickets enquiries please contact the Scottish Rugby Ticket Centre on 0141 435 4374 (Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm) or e-mail [email protected].