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.

Nuts about squirrels

Sun 2 October 11am-4pm
Nuts about squirrels
Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre, Dunkeld, Perth & Kinross, PH8 0HH
Discover your inner red squirrel with squirrel expert Ken Neil from Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels. Lots of squirrel themed children’s activities including a red squirrel trail - follow the clues to win a prize. Suggested donation for activities – £2 per child. Tel: 01350 727 337 scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk

Autumn Harvest

Sunday October 9th 
Autumn Harvest
Scottish Crannog Centre, Kenmore Loch Tay PH15 2HY 
The autumn would see ancient loch-dwellers preparing and preserving food to see them through the winter months when provisions were scarce. Join us to learn how they made sure they were well-stocked with delicious foods to see them through the short days and dark nights. Tasters of seasonal dishes plus the Crannog experience make autumn a special time of year at the Centre.All events include museum exhibits, talks around a log-fire in the Crannog roundhouse, demonstrations and hands-on experience of ancient crafts and technologies. Booking essential for large groups only. Tel 01887 830583 www.Crannog.co.uk

Bottlenose dolphins of the Moray Firth

Sun 9 October 7.30pm
Charlie Phillips: Bottlenose dolphins of the Moray Firth
Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre, Dunkeld, Perth & Kinross, PH8 0HH
A fascinating illustrated talk about the UK’s only resident population of bottlenose dolphins from Whale and Dolphin Conservation’s Adopt a Dolphin Field Officer, Charlie Phillips. Hosted by Birnam Arts Centre – Adult £10, concession £8, child £5. Tickets available from Birnam Arts Centre box office and Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre. Tel: 01350 727 337 scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk

Hermitage Autumn Den Building

Monday 10th October 10am-12noon
Hermitage Autumn Den Building 
We will be busy building dens at the Hermitage and discover where some of our favourite animals go in the autumn to spend the winter.  Suitable for children ages 5-12 years. Children £3; accompanying adults free. No booking required. The Hermitage, is 1 miles off the A9 from Dunkeld and Birnam A9 road junction towards Pitlochry. Further details please contact the ranger service on 0844 4932192 or Killiecrankie Visitor Centre on 0844 4932194 for further information.

Raging and Roaring Wild Stags

11 October 2pm
Raging and Roaring Wild Stags
Glen Tilt Car Park, Blair Atholl
Find out more about the wild stags and other deer with the rangers. Time: 2.00 - 3.30pm Meet: Glen Tilt Car Park, by Blair Atholl. Who for: Children £2. To contact the ranger service, phone 01796 481355, or email pf@atholl-estates.co.uk or www.athollestatesrangerservice.co.uk

Hermitage Fantastic Fungi Foray

Wednesday 12th October 10.30am- 2.30pm
Hermitage Fantastic Fungi Foray
A guide for beginners to the fascinating world of fungi. We will give key pointers to identify the main groups and classic individual fungi and find out about some of the folklore. Adults £5; Children £3. No booking required. The Hermitage, is 1 miles off the A9 from Dunkeld and Birnam A9 road junction towards Pitlochry. Further details please contact the ranger service on 0844 4932192 or Killiecrankie Visitor Centre on 0844 4932194 for further information.

Roaring Stags Walk with Atholl Estates Rangers

16 October 11am
Roaring Stags Walk
Blair Atholl
A walk amongst the hills to hear stags at their best. 6 miles. Time: 11am - 3.30pm. Who for: Adults £6. Some rough walking.  BOOKING ESSENTIAL. To contact the ranger service, phone 01796 481355, or email pf@atholl-estates.co.uk or www.athollestatesrangerservice.co.uk

Battle of Killiecrankie

Wednesday 19th October 2pm-3.30pm Battle of Killiecrankie
Killiecrankie Visitor Centre 
Get to grips with the gory details of this gruesome battle.  Interactive battle talk in the woods above Soldier’s Leap, followed by a weapons display and children’s craft activities. Adults £4; Children £2 No booking required. Meet in the stone circle outside the Visitor Centre. Further details please contact the ranger service on 0844 4932192 or Killiecrankie Visitor Centre on 0844 4932194 for further information.

Stargazing at Loch of the Lowes.

Sun 23 October 7.30pm-9.30pm
Stargazing at Loch of the Lowes.
Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre, Dunkeld, Perth & Kinross, PH8 0HH
There are beautiful dark skies at Lowes, unspoiled by light pollution. Come along and join Robert Law from Mills Observatory in Dundee at this perfect location to view the night sky and learn about the stars. If the weather is bad Robert will give a talk in the visitor centre. Adult £8, concession/member £6, child £3.  Booking essential. Wear suitable outdoor clothes and bring a torch. Tel: 01350 727 337 scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk

Wild Hallowe’en

Saturday 29th October 2pm-3.30pm
Wild Hallowe’en 
Killiecrankie Visitor Centre PH16 5LG
Enjoy a spooky walk at Killiecrankie, see what our resident witch is brewing and which of our woodland creatures are brave enough to join her.  Small prizes for the best Hallowe’en dress costume!  Children £3; accompanying adults free. No booking required. Meet in the stone circle outside the Visitor Centre. Further details please contact the ranger service on 0844 4932192 or Killiecrankie Visitor Centre on 0844 4932194 for further information.

Bats + Frogs + Mice + Magic Atholl Estates Rangers

31 October 4.30pm
Bats + Frogs + Mice + Magic
Blair Atholl Information Centre, Blair Atholl. PH18 5SP
Join us for some spooky wildlife activities on Halloween. Time: 4.30 - 6.00pm Meet: Blair Atholl Information Centre. Who for: Children £2. To contact the ranger service, phone 01796 481355, or email pf@atholl-estates.co.uk or www.athollestatesrangerservice.co.uk

Spooks & Sacrifice Celtic Samhain Festival

Monday October 31st 
Spooks & Sacrifice Celtic Samhain Festival
Scottish Crannog Centre, Kenmore Loch Tay PH15 2HY 
The culmination of our season is the Celtic Samhain Festival on the 31st October. Samhain is the predecessor to Halloween and marks the end of the harvest and the beginning of the darker half of the year. This popular event sells out very quickly so make sure you book your places early!
roundhouse, demonstrations and hands-on experience of ancient crafts and technologies. Booking essential for large groups otherwise just join us for a great day out. Tel 01887 830583 www.Crannog.co.uk

Perthshire Amber - Dougie MacLean Festival

Thursday 3rd to Sunday 6th November
Perthshire Amber - Dougie MacLean Festival
Venues across Perthshire, based in Dunkeld.
 This year the festival will have the ‘Big 4 Days’ with the full festival programme planned to be available in April and tickets will go on sale online and by phone at 4pm UK time on Tuesday 10th May 2016.
Those interested in performing at the Open Mic should read the information on the website and can now apply. For details on how to apply visit

Deer me - family fun days

Sat 5 and Sun 6 November 11am-3pm
Deer me - family fun days
Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre, Dunkeld, Perth & Kinross, PH8 0HH
Fun quizzes and craft activities all weekend. Suggested donation for activities – £2 per child. Tel: 01350 727 337 scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk

Winter solstice - family fun days

Sat 17 and Sun 18 December 11am-3pm
Winter solstice - family fun days
Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre, Dunkeld, Perth & Kinross, PH8 0HH
Find out how the darkest days of winter affect wildlife. Children’s activities, quizzes and nature trail. Suggested donation for activities – £2 per child. Tel: 01350 727 337 scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk