What's On in Highland Perthshire

The Event information on this page is supplied by www.HighlandPerthshire.com. While every effort is made to ensure the information is accurate all times, we strongly recommend that you check the details with the venue before committing yourselves.

Highland Nights.

Every Monday 11th May to 7th September.
Highland Nights. 7.45pm
Pitlochry Recreation Ground
Vale of Atholl Pipe Band, Highland and Scottish dancing, songs and music. The 50th year of Highland Nights. Gates open 7pm. Adults £6 Children £1 Souvenir programme £2. If wet it is in Pitlochry Town Hall.

Blair Castle Atholl pony rides

Blair Castle Atholl pony rides Daily (except Tuesdays) 
Blair Castle Trekking Centre, Blair Atholl PH18 5TL 
For a traditional adventure, why not see the estate from the back of a sure-footed Atholl pony? Whether you’re experienced or a beginner we have a trek for all abilities. The Trekking Centre is situated near to the castle and is open daily (except Tuesdays) until the end of August. Riders must be aged 12 or over (and under 14 stone). Pre-booking is essential. Call 01796 481568 or email helen@atholl-estates.co.uk. On Sundays at 1.30pm-3pm Castle & Gardens ticket holders can give their younger kids a ride on one of the ponies for £5. Bookings are not necessary for this.

Blair Castle’s Vintage Tractor and Trailer Tours

1st July to 23rd August 10am - 11.30am.
Every Mon, Wed, Thurs and Sun
Blair Castle’s Vintage Tractor and Trailer Tours 
Blair Castle, Blair Atholl PH18 5TL
Blair Castle’s popular Vintage Tractor and Trailer Tours with Sandy Reid, the estate’s legendary ghillie, will be your guide as you explore hidden parts of the castle’s grounds on a 90 minute tour. It’s a great way to see the animals that live within the grounds, including Red Deer, Highland Ponies and Highland Cows. These tours follow the estate tracks through open fields and farmland. The tours are scheduled to run on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays from 10am-11.30am. Prices: Adults £8, Child £3, Family £20. Private tours can be arranged for groups of up to 30 people. These will run until until 23rd August. Tel: 01796 481355

Aberfeldy Farmers Market

1st Sunday May to September 10am to 4pm.
Aberfeldy Farmers Market
Aberfeldy Town Square, PH15 2DD
The first Sunday of the month an eclectic mix of food, art and craftsmanship. So come along, soak up the atmosphere and enjoy what Highland Perthshire has to offer!  aberfeldymarket@btopenworld.com
Tel:- 07990834092 or 01887834092 

The New Natives play the Old Mill Inn

Friday 3rd 9PM 
The New Natives
The Old Mill Inn, Mill Lane, Pitlochry PH16 5BH
Perth based band who put their own spin on popular and cult covers with an array of genres from rap and hip hop to rock and pop.Music Starts at 9PM with FREE Admission unless indicated. Bands correct at time of posting information. 01796 474 020 www.oldmillevents.co.uk

Pitlochry Summer Season - Home And Beauty

4th June 2015 to 15th October 2015
Pitlochry Summer Season - Home And Beauty By W. Somerset Maugham
Pitlochry Festival Theatre, PH16 5DR
1919: with the turmoil of the Great War beginning to recede, life in Britain is returning to – well, not quite normal. For after four years of war, the staid Edwardian era is truly over and the Jazz Age is about to begin . . .
Society beauty Victoria definitely looks to the future. After her first husband, Bill, was killed at Ypres, she went completely to pieces, but managed to pull herself together - after a year’s dutiful mourning - by marrying her husband’s best friend, Frederick.
But then, out of the blue, Bill turns up on the doorstep, a touch of amnesia and a spell in a German POW camp having delayed his return. Surprisingly unaffected by his ordeal, Bill is cheered to see his wife, but a mite put out to discover that she’s acquired another husband. And that it’s his old chum Frederick . . .
Interestingly, Victoria seems unconcerned by the news that she’s
a bigamist. Perhaps that’s because she’s decided that soldiers no longer make fashionable husbands - and her solicitor has arranged more divorces
than any other lawyer in England. Does she already have eyes on husband number three?
Something of a missing link between Wilde and Wodehouse, Home And Beauty is a high energy, sharp-as-a-tack comedy of morals, manners and marriage by one of the greatest playwrights and novelists of the inter-war years. Don’t miss this rare revival of a classic period comedy! All tickets (From £15.00) from Tel: 01796 484626 or www.PitlochryFestivalTheatre.com

Red Pine Timber Co at the Old Mill Inn

Saturday 4th 9PM 
The Red Pine Timber Co.
The Old Mill Inn, Mill Lane, Pitlochry PH16 5BH
Old Mill favourites playing an eclectic mix of Americana & Country influenced originals. Music Starts at 9PM with FREE Admission unless indicated. Bands correct at time of posting information. 01796 474 020 www.oldmillevents.co.uk

Kite Making for everyone

7 July Anytime from 2.00 - 4.00pm
Kite Making

Meet: Blair Atholl Information Centre. (Opposite Caravan Park Entrance beside Atholl Country Life Museum and Food in the Park). 
Have a go at making some simple kites and fly them too if it’s windy enough.  Who for: Families. Donations for materials. To contact the Atholl Estates Ranger Service, Tel: 01796 481355, or email pf@atholl-estates.co.uk www.athollestatesrangerservice.co.uk

Animal Homes and Hideaways

9 July 10.30am – 12.00 midday 
Animal Homes and Hideaways
Meet: Glen Tilt Car Park, by Blair Atholl
Animals make their homes in all kinds of weird and wonderful places. Join us to find out more. Who for: Children £2. CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT ON ALL EVENTS. To contact the Atholl Estates Ranger Service, Tel: 01796 481355, or email pf@atholl-estates.co.uk www.athollestatesrangerservice.co.uk 

Celtic Acoustic Music Session

Every Thursday 7pm to 10.30pm
Celtic Acoustic Music Session
Upstairs Birks Cinema Bar, Aberfeldy, Perthshire PH15 2DA

You are welcome to join to play or just listen as like minded people share a variety of music from folk, blues, bluegrass or instrumental. Free entry. Contact Doug 01887 820165

Explorer Garden Tours

Every Wednesday 11.30am
Explorer Garden Tours
Beside Pitlochry Festival Theatre, PH16 5DR
Led by experienced guides who bring Explorers to life! Lasting approximately one and a half hours, our guided tours provide insights into the plants, trees, wildlife, history, art and architecture contained in Explorers. Fun, fascinating and informative! Price: £5, includes Garden entry.

Fozzie at the Old Mill Inn

Friday 10th 9PM 
Fozzie
The Old Mill Inn, Mill Lane, Pitlochry PH16 5BH
At the heart of it all Fozzie is a one man music machine. Music Starts at 9PM with FREE Admission unless indicated. Bands correct at time of posting information. 01796 474 020 www.oldmillevents.co.uk

Solo Handbell Ringing Dunkeld Cathedral

Every Wednesday 2pm to 4pm 
Solo Handbell Ringing
Dunkeld Cathedral, Cathedral Street, Dunkeld, PH8 0AW
Weekly performances of Solo Handbell Ringing take place throughout the summer in Dunkeld Cathedral on Wednesdays  until 23rd September. Small Ensemble Ringing included once a month. Solo ringing is most unusual, fascinating to watch and lovely to hear. Come and enjoy the music for a while, Freewill donation.

Blair Castle Land Rover Safaris

Blair Castle, Blair Atholl PH18 5TL
Blair Castle Land Rover Safaris 
In July Mondays and Wednesdays from 6.30pm-9pm, and on Saturdays from 2pm-4.30pm. 
Blair Castle Land Rover Safaris continue this month through to the end of October. Once again, Sandy Reid is your guide as you experience the beauty of rural Scotland in just a few hours in a 4x4. You will cover challenging terrain as you climb and descend hills searching for red deer, birds of prey and other native wildlife. During July our scheduled safaris run on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6.30pm-9pm, and on Saturdays from 2pm-4.30pm. Prices: Adult £40, Child (aged 3-13) £20. Private Safaris are available for up to six people: Half day £200, full day £340. Picnic lunch £10pp. Call 01796 481355 or email helen@atholl-estates.co.uk 

Last Orders at the Old Mill Inn

Saturday 11th 9PM
Last Orders
The Old Mill Inn, Mill Lane, Pitlochry PH16 5BH
Rock tribute act.  A dynamic range of rock and pop songs from the likes of Bon Jovi and AC/DC to Katy Perry and The Black Eyed Peas. Music Starts at 9PM with FREE Admission unless indicated. Bands correct at time of posting information. 01796 474 020 www.oldmillevents.co.uk

Pitlochry Summer Season - The Lady In The Van

11th June 2015 to 14th October 2015
Pitlochry Summer Season - The Lady In The Van By Alan Bennett
Pitlochry Festival Theatre, PH16 5DR
Miss Shepherd used to drive ambulances in the war. She might also have been a nun. Now, she sells pencils and pamphlets, frequently hears voices and enjoys regular visits from the Virgin Mary. Oh, and she lives in a clapped-out, hand-painted Bedford van. Which one day she decides to park in Alan Bennett’s front garden in Camden Town.
Caught in two minds about his uninvited guest, Mr. Bennett debates with himself – quite literally – about the moral implications of playing landlord to such a tenant, whilst Miss Shepherd subjects him to bizarre observations, questionable hygiene practices, unusual (to say the least) political opinions and her very own brand of Catholicism: she was hoping to phone Mother Teresa for a chat, but Directory Enquiries drew a blank.
Friends, neighbours, relatives, doctors and social workers all come and go, yet Miss Shepherd’s van is still wedged tightly onto Mr. Bennett’s property fifteen years later. And Miss Shepherd clearly has no plans to leave, unless it’s in a van-shaped box . . .
Alan Bennett’s award-winning play from 1999 is a fascinating, true life story of a complex relationship, an experiment in tolerance and a unique tale of British eccentricity. If you enjoyed our production of Habeas Corpus in 2008, you’ll love this acclaimed, thoroughly entertaining play from one of Britain’s – and PFT’s – best loved playwrights. All tickets (From £15.00) from Tel: 01796 484626 or www.PitlochryFestivalTheatre.com

Scottish Chamber Orchestra @ Blair Castle

Saturday 11th July 8pm
Scottish Chamber Orchestra @ Blair Castle
Blair Castle, Blair Atholl PH18 5TL
The Scottish Chamber Orchestra will be performing in Blair Castle’s ballroom on Saturday, 11th July at 8pm. This will be the first time the orchestra has played here. The programme is: Nielsen – Little Suite; Mozart – Violin Concerto No.1 in B-flat; Berwald – Konzertstück for Bassoon and Orchestra; Haydn – Symphony No.99 in E-flat; Alexander Janiczek is the Director.
Tickets are £16 (discounts available) and are available from the castle. Tel: 01796 481355

Blair Castle Annual Pass

Blair Castle Annual Pass
Blair Castle, Blair Atholl PH18 5TL
Visitors can visit Blair Castle and Gardens as many times as they like during a full calendar year with a £12 Annual Pass. Valid for a full year from the date of purchase this represents excellent value – even if you just want to meet friends for a coffee or lunch, you still experience everything this 5-star visitor attraction has to offer. Tel: 01796 481355

The Lives of Others

Sunday 12 July 2015 6pm
Heartland Film Society at The Birks Cinema, Aberfeldy PH15 2DA
The Lives of Others (Das Leben der Anderen) (2006 Germany Cert 15) written and directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck. Our last film of the current season tells the story of dedicated Stasi agent Weisler in the East Berlin of 1984.  Weisler is spying for the State on a successful playwright and his actress lover, listening to their conversations and looking for evidence of dissent.  He finds none, but becomes drawn into the lives of his subjects and his own life changes for ever…. Join us after the film for a chat in the Chummies bar at the Birks. Online booking at www.birkscinema.co.uk or phone 01887 822845. A cracking new HFS at The Birks season starts in September with Omar, a gripping thriller set in the Occupied Territories. HFS screenings are open to all, become a member at any time for just £10.00 and enjoy 12 months of reduced prices for all HFS films at The Birks plus free DVD loans of films we have shown.

Explorer Garden Tours

Every Sunday 11.30am
Explorer Garden Tours
Beside Pitlochry Festival Theatre, PH16 5DR
Led by experienced guides who bring Explorers to life! Lasting approximately one and a half hours, our guided tours provide insights into the plants, trees, wildlife, history, art and architecture contained in Explorers. Fun, fascinating and informative! Price: £5, includes Garden entry