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.

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

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

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

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

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 

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

Atholl Country Life Museum – Highland Fun Night

Wednesday 30 July at 7.15PM.
Atholl Country Life Museum – Highland Fun Night.
Blair Atholl’s Memorial Park (opposite the entrance to Blair Castle).
A special night of entertainment for all ages can be enjoyed at the Highland Fun Evening organised by the Atholl Country Life Museum in Blair Atholl’s Memorial Park. The highly successful Vale of Atholl Junior Pipe Band will open the programme which includes demonstrations of traditional skills.  The ever popular Silly McB the Clown will be putting in an appearance and there are a variety of attractions to keep the children occupied all evening including bouncy castle, face painting and hay bogie rides. In the ring, there will be demonstrations by Kirsty McWilliam’s spectacular Riders of the Storm equestrian stunt team, highland dancing and caber tossing.  Even the family pet can join in the fun and compete in the dog show. There are plenty of competitions to try, homemade local produce to sample, refreshments will be available and there is a chance to snap up a bargain at the car boot sale. All proceeds are in aid of Blair Atholl’s own remarkable Atholl Country Life Museum (Registered Charity SC035882). For enquiries and car boot sale bookings, call 01796 483339 or 07824 511682.

Hillside safari 2½ hours. 1.30pm

Wednesday 30th July 1.30pm
Hillside safari 2½ hours.
Ben Lawers NNR car park 6 miles NE of Killin, N of Loch Tay, on the hill road off the A827 
Experience the rich flora of the lower slopes on this famous botanical nature reserve and the varied wildlife flourishing in restored native plant communities. 
Cost: adults £5, children £2. Bring: Walking boots, warm, waterproof and windproof clothing. 
No need to book. For further info. Tel: 0844 4932 136 or email benlawers@nts.org.uk. www.nts.org.uk

Rannoch Regeneration – Forestry Comm Walk 11.30am

Wednesday 30th July 11.30am – 1.30pm
Rannoch Regeneration – Forestry Commission Walk
Carie Car Park, Rannoch - At Kinloch Rannoch, head for the South loch Rannoch Road, and follow this along the shore of the loch for just under 3 miles (4.5km) to reach the car park at Carie.
Kinloch Rannoch is the nearest village. OS Grid Reference: NN617571
A ramble amongst the ancient pines of Rannoch.
Charge: Adults: £3.50 Children £2.00 Tel :01350 727284 www.forestry.gov.uk

The hidden world of the water vole. 8pm

Wednesday 30th July 8pm
The hidden world of the water vole.
Ben Lawers Ranger base, Lynedoch, Main Street, Killin 
Illustrated talks by NTS conservation staff - Sarah Watts, Seasonal Ecologist, gives an insight into the life of these shy mammals, the threats facing them and their conservation.

Battle of Killiecrankie 2pm – 3.30pm

Thursday 31st July 2pm – 3.30pm
Battle of Killiecrankie
Outside Killiecrankie Visitor Centre Killiecrankie, Pitlochry, PH16 5LG 
Get to grips with the gory details of this gruesome battle.  Interactive battle talk (1hour) in woods above Soldier’s Leap; followed by children’s craft activities and a display of weapons
Price Adults £4 Children £2 No booking required Killiecrankie Visitor Centre 0844 4932192; Dunkeld Area Office 0844 493 2194www.nts.org.uk/property/killiecrankie/

Guided walk: Dunkeld to Loch of the Lowes 11am-3pm

Thusday 31st 11am-3pm
Guided walk: Dunkeld to Loch of the Lowes
Meet at the Visitor Information Centre, The Cross, Dunkeld.
Ranger-led walk from the village to the reserve and back, with time at the Visitor Centre. Meet at the Visitor
Information Centre, The Cross, Dunkeld. Adult £3,concession/member £2, child £1. Tel. 01350 727 337 

Don Nicolson an original singer/songwriter

Friday 1st August 9pm - Don Nicolson
The Old Mill Inn, Mill Lane, Pitlochry, Perth and Kinross PH16 5BH. Free Entry. 
Don Nicolson is an original singer/songwriter based in Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland. His lyrics are straight from the heart and he draws on his life experiences for the content. His complex guitar picking and looping techniques make the lyrics come to life. Don won Songwriter Of The Year at the Perthshire Amber Festival 2006 where he shared the stage with Dougie Maclean and his prize was to record in Dougie’s own studio. His professional stage presence and attitude adds to his musical and writing talents to give a package which appeals to young and old alike and a wide variety of genres. Don is a rare talent worth checking out. All who do are not disappointed... Tel:- 01796 474020

Pitlochry Festival Theatre

A selection of 6 plays;
Pitlochry Festival Theatre Port Na Craig, Pitlochry,  PH16 5DR  
A selection of 6 plays including;
Whisky Kisses a funny, romantic and exuberant new Scottish Musical.
2nd 8pm,5th 8pm, 6th 2pm, 11th 8pm,16th 8pm,26th 8pm, 27th 2pm
Perfect Days by Liz Lochhead 
1st 8pm,2nd 2pm,6th 8pm,9th 8pm,14th 8pm,23rd 2pm30th 8pm
The Admirable Crichton by J.M Barrie
8th 8pm,12th 8pm, 13th 2pm,22nd 8pm,28th 8pm
The Yellow on the Broom by Anne Downie
4th 8pm,9th 2pm,15th 8pm,23rd 8pm,29th 8pm
Passing Places by Stephen Greenhorn
7th 8pm,13th 8pm,16th 2pm,25th 8pm,30th 2pm
Mr Bolfry by James Bridie
21st 2pm & 8pm,27th 8pm, 28th 2pm
Tel: Box Office: 01796 484 626