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.

Ring of Breadalbane Explorer Bus

The Explorer bus commences on Sunday 1st June and conclude on Sunday 19th October, operating on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sundays in the months of June, September and October and also on Saturdays in July and August.  Sweeney's of Muthill, near Crieff will run the clockwise Crieff – Comrie – St Fillans – Lochearnhead – Killin – Kenmore – Aberfeldy – Crieff route.  Kingshouse Travel of Balquhidder will operate an anti-clockwise Killin – Lochearnhead – St Fillans – Comrie – Crieff – Aberfeldy – Kenmore – Killin circuit.  The hop-on hop-off circular service calls at all of the major tourist attractions in the area.  In an extension of the service, the Explorer will operate four (4) complete circuits on operating days from 9am until after 9pm, allowing passengers, for example, to attend early evening performances at The Birks Cinema in Aberfeldy.

Activities Week ages 5-9yrs 10.30am to 12noon

Monday 21st July - Friday 25th July 10.30am to 12noon
Activities Week ages 5-9yrs
Pitlochry Festival Theatre Port Na Craig, Pitlochry, PH16 5DR

Each session is aimed at ages 5 – 9 and runs from 10.30am – 12noon.
Booking in advance is highly recommended.
21st Messy Nessy Session
Create your own crazy version of Scotland’s favourite monster.
Price: £3.50
22nd The Hiper Haggis Hunt
Help Hamish the Hunter find Horace, the elusive Highland Haggis.
Price: £3.50
23rd Crazy Cardboard Kilts
Design your own tartan and make a cardboard kilt to wear!
Price: £3.50
24th Caledonian Capers
These are Highland Games like you’ve never seen them before . . .
Price: £3.50
25th Tattie-bogle Time
Daft games and difficult challenges involving scarecrows! 
Price: £3.50
Tel: Box Office: 01796 484 626 www.PitlochryFestivalTheatre.com

Beatrix Potter Interactive Exhibition and Garden

Daily 10am - 4.30pm
Beatrix Potter Interactive Exhibition and Garden
Birnam Arts & Conference Centre Station Road Birnam Dunkeld PH8 0DS
Suitable for adults and children alike housing a history section and a Victorian play area. £3 per person Tel: box office 01350 727674 admin@birnaminstitute.com www.birnamarts.com 

Blair Castle - 9.30am - 5.30pm

Tuesday 1st April - 31st October daily 9.30am - 5.30pm
Blair Castle - 
Blair Castle Blair Atholl PH18 5TL
As 2014 is Scotland's Year of Homecoming, the main highlight of the tour will be a focus on the profound effect that the Great War had on the family of the 7th Duke. Follow the story of Blair Castle being transformed into a Red Cross hospital, and how in WW2 the castle was needed to house evacuees from Glasgow.
Full Price £9.90, Conc Price £8.40 Child Price £5.95  Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.
Tel:01796 481207 www.atholl-estates.co.uk

Charcoal Making Demonstration 1pm – 5pm

Thursday 24th July 1pm – 5pm
Charcoal Making Demonstration
Outside Killiecrankie visitor centre Killiecrankie, Pitlochry, PH16 5LG 
Make the most of this opportunity to learn about the art of charcoal burning at our kiln site in the Pass of Killiecrankie.
Price Adults £5 Booking required Dunkeld Area Office 0844 4932192 www.nts.org

Dunkeld Art Exhibition

Thursday 19th June to Thursday 28th August.
Dunkeld Art Exhibition
The Duchess Anne Hall The Cross at the centre of Dunkeld.
Monday - Saturday from 10.00am to 7.00pm, Sunday from 2.00pm to 7.00pm
Now in its 44th year the Dunkeld Art Exhibition has been running for 10 weeks every summer to raise money for the upkeep of Dunkeld Cathedral. Artists from all over the UK show paintings, prints and sculptures and the exhibition attracts some 10,000 visitors each year.
please e-mail DunkeldArt@aol.com www.dunkeldartexhibition.com

Highland Pony Trekking Blair Castle

1 April – 17 August.
Highland Pony Trekking
Blair Castle, Blair Atholl, Pitlochry PH18 5TL
Enjoy a gentle trek or faster ride into the hills.Prices start from £27 pp
Call 01796 481568 to make a booking.www.atholl-estates.co.uk

Land Rover Wildlife Safaris

1 April – 31 October
Land Rover Wildlife Safaris
Blair Castle, Blair Atholl, Pitlochry PH18 5TL
Discover Atholl Estates’ beautiful and diverse
landscape and native wildlife on a 4x4 tour with an
expert guide. Adult £36, Child £20 Booking essential, call 01796 481355.

Pitlochry Festival Theatre

A selection of 5 plays;
Pitlochry Festival Theatre Port Na Craig, Pitlochry,  PH16 5DR  
A selection of 4 plays including;
Whisky Kisses a funny, romantic and exuberant new Scottish Musical.
2nd 8pm,5th 2pm,8th 8pm,9th 2pm,11th 8pm,19th 8pm,25th 8pm,30th 8pm
Perfect Days by Liz Lochhead 
3rd 8pm,7th 8pm,12th 2pm,19th 2pm,24th 8pm
The Admirable Crichton by J.M Barrie
1st 8pm, 2nd 2pm,4th 8pm,9th 8pm,12th 8pm,21st 8pm,26th 8pm,29th 8pm,30th 2pm,
The Yellow on the Broom by Anne Downie
5th 8pm,10th 8pm,18th 8pm,23rd 8pm,26th 2pm,31st 8pm.
Passing Places by Stephen Greenhorn
17th 2pm & 8pm,22nd 8pm, 23rd 2pm,28th 9pm,
Tel: Box Office: 01796 484 626

Red Deer Encounter. 12.30hrs

Daily April - October 
10am 12noon & 2pm 
The Red Deer and Barn Owl 
Highland Safaris, Dull, By Aberfeldy, Perthshire, PH15 2JQ
Come face to face with Britain’s largest native land mammal – the majestic Red Deer and meet and encounter our tame Barn Owl in a hands on demonstration as well as discovering the natural wonders of Highland Perth shire on a fun and inspiring short walk. 
60 mins includes deer Food & knowledgeable Safari Ranger and a Badge for Children £8 per person £25 for a family of 4 Tel: 01887 820071 

Soil and Worms 10.30am – 12.00

Thursday 24th July 10.30am – 12.00    
Soil and Worms
Atholl Estates Ranger Service - Meet: Glen Tilt Car Park
We get muddy and investigate the wriggly life beneath our feet. Who for: Children £2 Tel: 01796 481355, or email pf@atholl-estates.co.uk

The Birks Cinema - Cinema, Live Event/Broadcasts

Continuous Events
Cinema, Live Event/Broadcasts
The Birks Cinema PO Box 7517 Aberfeldy PH15 2WH
see website for details & listings book online or Tel 0871 902 5754 www.birkscinema.co.uk

Twilight Golf

Twilight Golf - take advantage of the long summer evenings and play golf for only £20 every day after 4pm. Pitlochry Golf Club
Golf Course Road, Pitlochry, Perthshire
PH16 5QY Tel: 01796 472 792

Blues Sunday 3pm

Last Sunday of the Month 3pm
Blues Sunday
The Taybank Tay Terrace Dunkeld PH8 0AQ
Every month we hold a Blues Sunday and a Sunday Jazz Jam  - excellent afternoon sessions in the bar from 3.30pm.
For further info, please contact us on 01350 727340. www.thetaybank.co.uk

Fortingall Art - 10th Anniversary Exhibition

Fortingall Art 10th Anniversary exhibition from Saturday 26th July to Sunday 10th August 2014, open daily 10am to 6pm. Free entry. Exhibition of over 30 talented local artists and 400 entries to Schools mini-art Competition held in the beautiful arts and crafts style Fortingall Hall. Also guided walks to see the art and history of Fortingall on 2nd and 3rd August 2014 and sand sculpting, which changes day by day- more details on the website http://www.fortingallart.co.uk/
Venue:- Molteno Hall, Fortingall, Perthshire PH15 2LL - Follow AA signs from A9 and A827

Soldiers of Killiecrankie 325yrs On 10am - 5pm

Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th July 10 - 5pm Killiecrankie 325 Weekend
Fields of Killiecrankie Pitlochry PH16 5LG
To comemorate 325th year since the Battle of Killiecrankie. Jacobite Cavalry and Government and Jacobite troups.  Jacobite storytellers, Music of the period.
Battlefield tours, piping from the late 1600s, Stalls, food,  and much more. Free parking. http://www.highlandperthshire.com/things-to-do/major-events/soldiers-of-killiecrankie.aspx

Traditional Ceilidh in the BIG Tent

Big Tent Ceilidh at Killiecrankie Battlefield, starts at 7.30pm. Join the Jacobite and Government Troops for a Traditional Ceilidh (where there will be people encourage to take a turn), helped by 
Jimmy & Sandy Lindsay, aiding the dancing!
Beer / food tent & raffle. Tickets £5 on the night. Pre-order tickets Tel:- 01796 473335

From St Ives to Aberfeldy Four Cornish Printmakers

All four printmakers (Becky Haughton, Rachael Kantaris, Liz Luckwell and Lynn Pascoe) live in Cornwall and their work seeks to extend the traditions of the St Ives School. Though separated from Scotland by distance these Cornish images feel very close to home. Lovers of the Scottish landscape will find resonance in their expression of light and colour. In this vibrant display of printmaking landscapes transform into abstract forms and colour itself takes on meaning. Watermill Gallery Mill Street, Aberfeldy PH15 2BG 01887 822896 Open Mon - Sat 10am – 5.30pm & Sun 11am – 5.30pm

Slovenia – land of hidden natural beauty 2pm-3pm

Sunday 27th 2pm-3pm
Slovenia – land of hidden natural beauty
Loch of the Lowes, Dunkeld PH8 0HH
Beautifully illustrated talk on the wildlife of Slovenia.Tel. 01350 727 337 E//mail. lochofthelowes@swt.org.uk http://scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk/visit/loch-of-the-lowes/

The Elvis Years 8pm

Sunday 27th July 8pm
The Elvis Years
Pitlochry Festival Theatre Port Na Craig, Pitlochry PH16 5DR

Direct from the West End hit musical Jailhouse Rock and officially endorsed by Elvis Presley Enterprises, Mario Kombou performs a 2 hour concert as The King that takes you through the entire musical career of Elvis. Tickets £22.50
Tel: 01796 484626 e.mail boxoffice@PitlochryFestivalTheatre.com