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.

Birks Cinema Celtic Acoustic Music

Every Thursday 7pm to 10.30pm

Birks Cinema Celtic Acoustic Music
Birks Cinema, Aberfeldy PH15 2DA
Everyone is welcome to come along to play or just enjoy the music, which may be anything from folk, blues, bluegrass or instrumental. It is free entry, sit in comfort in the upstairs cinema bar, with a drink and song. Further details Doug 01887 820165

Aberfeldy Farmers Market + Craft Fair

3rd April to 2nd October (1st Sunday each month) 10am to 2pm

Aberfeldy Farmers Market + Craft Fair
The Square, Aberfeldy PH15 2DD
The farmers market has a fantastic range of fresh produce including meat, vegetables, fish, cheese, bread, chocolate and lots of beautiful hand crafted items for sale. Further details from Fiona, 01887 829343 or 07990 834092 or aberfeldymarket@btopenworld.com. The Aberfeldy Craft and Arts Fair has handmade, traditional, contemporary, unique, bespoke, Scottish, quality gifts and presents from in and around beautiful Highland Perthshire. For more details contact Judith Toner 01796 473030 or shona.jennings@icloud.com 

Spring Watch Safari – Departs 0630hrs

15th April to end of June
Spring Watch Safari – Departs 0630hrs
Highland Safaris, Aberfeldy PH15 2JQ
Experience the noise and drama of the dawn chorus as the moors and glens come to life, and enjoy a delicious Scottish Breakfast on your return. No question – this is one of our best Safaris! Capture the magic of the Highlands and enjoy the early morning wildlife. This is a perfect time to experience the noise and drama of the dawn chorus as the moors and glens awaken with fantastic photographic opportunities. You may even be lucky enough to see the Majestic Red Deer, Black Grouse lekking, the elusive Mountain Hare and the soaring Golden Eagle. In the company of your experienced and knowledgeable Safari Ranger, you will witness this wilderness environment as you've never seen it before.  The Spring Watch Safari includes morning tea & coffee on the hill and to make sure you finish on a high note, a delicious Scottish Breakfast in our Highland Safaris Café on your return at 0900hrs. 
Adult - £52.50, teenager (13 – 18) £40, child £35. Tel. 01887 820071 www.highlandsafaris.net 

Pitlochry Markets

3rd Saturday each month April to December 10am to 2pm

Pitlochry Markets
Beside Pitlochry Business Centre Armoury Road, Pitlochry
Packed full of stalls, with local traders, produce and crafts. Contact for more info Telephone: Alex: 07809 542883 or Jimmy: 07850 238300 www.PitlochryMarket.co.uk and stalls@pitlochrymarket.co.uk 

Carousel - Rodgers & Hammerstein Musical

27th May to 15th October
Carousel - Musical
Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Port na Craig, Pitlochry PH16 5DR
Pitlochry Festival Theatre’s flagship production for 2016. Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. Music by Richard Rodgers. A dramatic testament to the enduring power of love, Carousel is Rodgers & Hammerstein’s towering achievement. New England, 1873: when a travelling carnival pitches up in a small fishing village, an unlikely relationship develops between the charismatic carousel barker, Billy Bigelow, and Julie Jordan, a naïve local mill worker. Within weeks - and against everyone’s advice - the seemingly ill-matched lovers are married. But Billy’s fiery temper quickly causes problems for the newly-weds. After losing his job, Billy begins to feel hemmed in by the constraints of married life. And his financial difficulties quickly mount. The discovery that he is soon to be a father only intensifies Billy’s need to find some cash – and fast. So when Billy’s friend, the shady sailor Jigger, suggests that robbing the local mill owner could solve all of Billy’s problems, Billy doesn’t take much persuading. But the robbery goes horribly wrong - and Billy ends up risking not only his life, but also his immortal soul . . . All tickets (From £15.00) can be purchased from PFT’s Box Office on 01796 484626 or online: www.PitlochryFestivalTheatre.com

HIGHLAND NIGHTS 50th Anniversary

Every Monday 7.45pm 30th May to 5th September 
HIGHLAND NIGHTS 50th Anniversary
Venue - Recreation Ground. If wet, venue - Pitlochry Town Hall. 
Vale of Atholl Pipe Band, Highland and Scottish dancing, songs and music. Gates open 7pm. Adults £6 Children £1. www.highlandnight.co.uk  

Thark By Ben Travers

2nd June to 13th October
Thark By Ben Travers 
Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Port na Craig, Pitlochry PH16 5DR
Thark By Ben Travers; adapted by Clive Francis. Things are looking up for sporting, man-about-town, Sir Hector Benbow . . . Not only has he finally managed to offload his gloomy country pile, Thark, onto an unsuspecting buyer, but he’s also caught the eye of the beautiful Cherry Buck. And while his wife is away visiting friends, Hector plans a romantic liaison à deux. Unfortunately, Lady Benbow returns home unexpectedly - and Hector has to act fast. Helped by Ronny, his plucky nephew, Cherry is passed off as Mrs. Frush, the new owner of Thark - only for the real Mrs. Frush to suddenly turn up, complaining that the house she bought in good faith turns out to be haunted . . . Hector manages to talk his way out of the, er, marital misunderstanding. But it seems that the only way to convince Mrs. Frush not to renege on the house purchase is for the Benbows to decamp to Thark - and prove that it is untainted by the supernatural. But Thark – a very strange house, inhabited by an even stranger butler and several things that go bump in the night – has other plans . . . Ben Travers’s classic 1927 Aldwych farce, in a glorious new version by Clive Francis, is fast-paced, rip-roaring and hilariously inventive: perfect Summer entertainment! All tickets (From £15.00) can be purchased from PFT’s Box Office on 01796 484626 or online: www.PitlochryFestivalTheatre.com

Gameplan

9th June to 12th October
Gameplan
Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Port na Craig, Pitlochry PH16 5DR
GamePlan By Alan Ayckbourn. The first play in Ayckbourn’s dazzling Damsels In Distress trilogy, GamePlan is a sharp, contemporary black comedy of metropolitan morals and mishaps.  Each play in this trilogy is an entirely separate, stand-alone story, featuring completely different characters. Uniquely, however, all three plays share the same actors - and the same set! Sorrell Saxon has a pretty wonderful life: she attends a posh private school and lives in a smart Docklands apartment, this enviable lifestyle made possible by her parents’ lucrative online business. Yes, a pretty wonderful life . . . Until, that is, Sorrell’s father walks out, the family business collapses, her mother Lynette has to take a cleaning job and there’s no money to pay the school fees. Then Sorrell is faced with the prospect of bidding her wonderful life farewell and moving to somewhere more affordable. Like Birmingham . . . Appalled, Sorrell decides that she has to arrest her family’s downward spiral. Unfortunately, her plan to turn things around involves reinventing herself - online, of course - as a provider of . . . ahem . . . “adult services” . . . Roping in her gawky best friend, Kelly, to assist, Sorrell prepares to entertain her first client. But dabbling in ‘the oldest profession’ is never straightforward. And Sorrell’s plan falls apart before it even starts. And when the police knock at the door investigating a suspected murder, changing schools is the least of Sorrell’s problems . . . GamePlan is a sharp, contemporary black comedy of metropolitan morals and mishaps. If you enjoyed Communicating Doors in 2012, you’ll love this! All tickets (From £15.00) can be purchased from PFT’s Box Office on 01796 484626 or online: www.PitlochryFestivalTheatre.com

Ancient Textiles & Nettle Festival

Sunday June 12th
Ancient Textiles & Nettle Festival
Scottish Crannog Centre, Kenmore Loch Tay PH15 2HY 
Enjoy this special day of fibre work and fun. Demonstrations and exhibits, nettle fibre processing & spinning and textile art together with dyeing, spinning, weaving, braiding and rope-making.
All events include museum exhibits, talks around a log-fire in the Crannog roundhouse, demonstrations and hands-on experience of ancient crafts and technologies. 
Part of VisitScotland's year of Architecture, Innovation and Design. Booking essential for large groups otherwise, just come along and enjoy the fun. Tel 01887 830583 www.Crannog.co.uk

Grandtully Gala

Grandtully Gala Sunday 12th June 1-4pm, Grandtully Recreation Park - look for the balloons!
A great family fun day out with stalls, games, food, music and events galore! This year it's a little more special - we're celebrating the Queen's Official 90th birthday. Entry £2 adults and children are free. Please come along and support the upkeep of the village hall.

Beaver Tracking with Atholl Estates Rangers

13 June 1pm
Beaver Tracking with Atholl Estates Rangers
A walk to look for signs of our newest residents at Mill Dam and find out more about them. 5 miles. BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Time: 1.00 - 4.30pm Who for: Adults £6. To contact the ranger service, phone 01796 481355, or email pf@atholl-estates.co.uk
www.athollestatesrangerservice.co.uk

Bumblebee Safari

Wednesday 15th June 1.30pm
Bumblebee Safari
Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve
Did you know that bumblebees have smelly feet? Join us for a guided walk to discover why, and to learn more about the fascinating lives of bumblebees. We’ll be identifying the species found on the lower slopes of the reserve, including some less widespread. Duration: 2 hours. Cost: adults £5, children £2.50. Bring: walking boots, warm, waterproof and windproof clothing. Meet: 1.30pm, Ben Lawers NNR car park. Numbers are limited, so booking is advisable. Telephone 01567 820988 or email benlawers@nts.org.uk or book online 

FlatSpin

16th June to 12th October
FlatSpin
Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Port na Craig, Pitlochry PH16 5DR
FlatSpin By Alan Ayckbourn. Each play in this trilogy is an entirely separate, stand-alone story, featuring completely different characters. Uniquely, however, all three plays share the same actors - and the same set! The things actors have to do when they’re out of work . . . Rosie, for example, takes cleaning jobs. Today, it’s a swish Docklands apartment she’s tackling with the Marigolds, whilst coping with the disappointment of having just missed out on a big TV job. And then the doorbell rings . . . It’s Sam, a new neighbour of the flat’s absentee occupant, Joanna. Sam is kind, handsome, sympathetic . . . and an investment consultant. So when he mistakes the dispirited Rosie for Joanna and offers to pop back later to cheer her up by cooking dinner for them both, singleton Rosie can’t help thinking her luck’s about to change - over a plate of gnocchi with Sam. But dinner doesn’t quite go to plan. What with the strange phone calls, Sam leaving abruptly, the pair of heavies turning up at the door, the discovery that the flat’s bugged and the whole drug smuggling thing. Soon, Rosie realises there’s an awful lot she doesn’t know about the woman she’s impersonating. And that no one is quite who they seem. And that she just might be in an awful lot of danger . . .With echoes of Hitchcock’s North By Northwest, FlatSpin is an hilarious, high-energy story of mistaken identity, magic and misdirection, featuring twist, after twist, after twist. If last Season’s Improbable Fiction caught your fancy, book your seats now! All tickets (From £15.00) can be purchased from PFT’s Box Office on 01796 484626 or online: www.PitlochryFestivalTheatre.com

SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING.

18th June 7.30pm.
SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING.
Pitlochry Town Hall 
Visitors welcome to join us on the dance floor or come along and watch. Dancers:£7.00, Spectators:£2.00 Tel: 01796 473488 

Solstice Nightwalk with Atholl Estates Rangers

18 June 9.30pm
Solstice Nightwalk with Atholl Estates Rangers
Walk into the darkness on our shortest night and investigate the dusk-time wildlife. BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Time: 9.30pm – Midnight Who for: Adults £8. To contact the ranger service, phone 01796 481355, or email pf@atholl-estates.co.uk
www.athollestatesrangerservice.co.uk

STITCH WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY

Sat 18th June 10am to 4pm.
STITCH WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY 
Karelia House, Keltneyburn, Between Kenmore and Aberfeldy PH15 2LS.
This is an amazing chance to use all (yes all!) the decorative stitches on your machine! Using variegated and colour threads create a veritable stitch masterpiece. Not only will you learn what your machine can do, but Kit will help you realise your artistic talent! This is such a fun workshop - come and enjoy sewing machine freedom in this stitch window of opportunity. Course Instructor:  Kit Strathearn. The Course is aimed at Basic Skills for Sewinmg Machine Use. Course cost:  £45.00 Tel 01887822027 www.kareliahouse.co.uk

Strathbrann and Spice Night

Saturday 18th June 7.30pm
Strathbrann & Spice Night
Thyme at Errichel Restaurant, Errichel, Crieff Road, Aberfeldy, PH15 2EL. 
Paul Newman, Thyme at Errichel Chef / Patron alongside Mark & Martin Proctor of Strathbrann Brewery based in Trochry bring you an evening of Strathbrann & Spice. A truly outstanding four course meal prepared by Paul & his team paired with the fabulous locally brewed Strathbrann Beers. The evening will start with beer inspired cocktails in the delightful Roundhouse Restaurant before moving onto a delicious meal with Strathbrann Beers. Cocktails 7.30pm with dining at 8pm. £45 per person includes welcome Cocktail, 4 course meal & matched Beers (non-alcoholic options available). To book dial 01887 820850 or email fionasloan@errichel.co.uk

Wildlife at midsummer - family fun days

Sat 18 and Sun 19 June 11am-4pm 
Wildlife at midsummer - family fun days
Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre, Dunkeld, Perth & Kinross, PH8 0HH
Children’s craft activities, painting and scavenger hunt. Suggested donation for activities – £2 per child.
Tel: 01350 727 337 scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk

Midsummer Tales, Forestry Commission Walks

Tuesday 21st June 8pm to 10pm
Midsummer Tales, Forestry Commission Walks 
Enjoy an evening stroll in Highland Perthshire on the longest day of the year. Adults: £3.50, Children £2. Meet at Faskally Car Park. Faskally Forest is just off the B8019, about 1 mile (2km) north-west of Pitlochry. The car park is at grid reference NN 922 591. PH16 5LB is the nearest postcode. Organised by Tay Forest District, Inverpark, Dunkeld PH8 0JR Tel: 01350 727284 Email: tay@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

Mar Lodge to Forest Lodge Walk.

23 June 9.30am to 7pm
Mar Lodge to Forest Lodge Walk
A walk with Atholl Estates Rangers from Braemar to Glen Tilt. 15 miles with a river crossing. BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Meet at Blair Atholl, drive to start at Braemar included. Time: 9.30am – 7.00pm Who for: Adults £40. To contact the ranger service, phone 01796 481355, or email pf@atholl-estates.co.uk
www.athollestatesrangerservice.co.uk