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.

Summer Watch Safari

Summer Watch Safari 
Highland Safaris | By Aberfeldy | Perthshire | PH15 2JQ | 01887 820071
www.highlandsafaris.net
Summer Watch Safari - running until mid September. Every season brings a new magic. Enjoy the peace on the hill in the early evening. These Safaris  offer amazing photo opportunities - on a clear day you can see Ben Nevis 50 miles away! Departure is 1630 hours – booking is essential.  01887 820071 www.highlandsafaris.net

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 

Red Deer Centre Family OFFER

Red Deer Centre OFFER 

Highland Safaris, By Aberfeldy, Perthshire,  PH15 2JQ
Buy a family ticket for the Red Deer Centre and for an extra £5 the children can enjoy Gold & Gem Panning for the duration of your stay! Booking required 01887 820071. www.highlandsafaris.net 

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

The New Natives - The Old Mill Inn

Friday 4th from 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. FREE Admission T: 01796 474 020 www.oldmillevents.co.uk | www.theoldmillpitlochry.co.uk

Perthshire Open Studios

5-13 September 2015
Perthshire Open Studios 
This annual 9 day event, now in its 8th year, involves artists and craft makers across Perthshire and Kinross-Shire opening up their work spaces: studios, garages, kitchens, etc., to the public. It is a unique chance to gain an insight into the skills and the labour behind some amazing works of art and craft and to experience first hand the environment that inspires such creativity. A full coloured brochure and a dynamic and informative website are
available to guide visitors along coloured routes right across the region, taking in some of the finest scenery in the UK. www.perthshireopenstudios.com 

The Rising Springsteen Tribute at the old Mill

Saturday 5th from 9PM
The Rising Springsteen Tribute
The Old Mill Inn, Mill Lane, Pitlochry PH16 5BH
A great night out with all the best from “The Boss” Bruce Springsteen Tribute.
FREE Admission T: 01796 474 020 www.oldmillevents.co.uk | www.theoldmillpitlochry.co.uk

Jauja - Heartland Film Society

Sunday 6 September at 6:15pm 
Jauja - Heartland Film Society
Birks Cinema, Aberfeldy PH15 2DD
(2014 Argentina/Denmark/USA Cert 15) Director Lisandro Alonso. A mystical western set in the beautiful landscapes of Patagonia in 1882. Danish engineer Captain Dineson (Viggo Mortenson) sets off after his daughter who has eloped with a soldier.  A film about yearning, grief and loss.
Information and online booking www.birkscinema.co.uk or phone 01887 822845.
Everyone is welcome to HFS screenings but become a member any time for just £10.00 and get 12 months of reduced prices on all HFS films at The Birks plus free DVD loans of HFS films and all the benefits of belonging to a friendly film society www.heartlandfilmsociety.org

European Eventing Championships 2015 Blair Castle

Wednesday 9th September 9am to 5pm
European Eventing Championships 2015 @ Blair Castle 
This is the first time it has been held in Scotland, sixteen nations compete at Blair Castle a real opportunity to see and experience this top class event! Eventing evolved from the requirements for a top class military charger –transformed in to the three phases of the sport – Dressage, Cross-Country and Show Jumping. Shopping Village has over 200 trade stands, a large food hall. 
Wednesday 9th September – Free of charge entry.
9.00 Shopping Village Shops Opens (not all stalls will be ready, but it is hoped many will be open)
9.00 Banvie and Tilt Arena Kent and Masters Arena Eventing Final 
10.00 Tummel & Country Fair Arena Open Arena Eventing 
15.00 Main Arena First Horse Inspection 
19.20 Blair Castle Parade Ground FEI Welcoming Ceremony (open to all Free Of Charge) – a parade of competitors in front of Blair Castle under their national flags with short opening address by dignitaries. (About an hour total program). Admission prices - Free Entry including car parking for Wednesday events only!

Opening Ceremony - European Eventing Championships

Wednesday 9th September 7.20pm
Opening Ceremony - European Eventing Championships 2015 Blair Castle PH18 5TL
This is the first time it has been held in Scotland, sixteen nations compete at Blair Castle a real opportunity to see and experience this top class event! Eventing evolved from the requirements for a top class military charger –transformed in to the three phases of the sport – Dressage, Cross-Country and Show Jumping. 
7.20pm Blair Castle Parade Ground FEI Welcoming Ceremony – a parade of competitors under their national flags with short opening address by dignitaries. (About an hour total program). Admission Free of charge!

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

European Eventing Championships 2015 Blair Castle

Thursday 10th September 9am to 5pm
European Eventing Championships 2015 Blair Castle PH18 5TL
This is the first time it has been held in Scotland, sixteen nations compete at Blair Castle a real opportunity to see and experience this top class event! Eventing evolved from the requirements for a top class military charger –transformed in to the three phases of the sport – Dressage, Cross-Country and Show Jumping. Shopping Village has over 200 trade stands, a large food hall.
9.00 Shopping Village Shops Open
9.00 Country Fair & Tummel Arena Highland Pony Show
9.00 Banvie & Tilt Arena Hunter Show
10.00 Main Arena FEI Test Rider
10.20 Main Arena FEI European Championship Dressage. Admission prices for 12 years and over:-  Thursday/Friday: £15 (£12 if bought on line); Online bookings: Online Bookings close on Friday 4th September! http://www.blair2015.com  N.B.  Car parking: ‘Season’ Car Pass (every day of the event): £14 - Thursday to Sunday daily rate is £5 per car.

Don Nicolson plays the Old Mill Inn

Friday 11th from 9PM
Don Nicolson
The Old Mill Inn, Mill Lane, Pitlochry PH16 5BH
Singer/songwriter from Glasgow plays acoustic guitar & harmonica driven music. 
FREE Admission T: 01796 474 020 www.oldmillevents.co.uk | www.theoldmillpitlochry.co.uk

European Eventing Championships 2015 Blair Castle

Friday 11th September 9am to 5pm
European Eventing Championships 2015 Blair Castle PH18 5TL
This is the first time it has been held in Scotland, sixteen nations compete at Blair Castle a real opportunity to see and experience this top class event! Eventing evolved from the requirements for a top class military charger –transformed in to the three phases of the sport – Dressage, Cross-Country and Show Jumping. Shopping Village has over 200 trade stands, a large food hall. 
Friday 11th September 
9.00 Shopping Village Shops Open 
9.00 Country Fair & Tummel Arena NPS Scotland Show 
9.00 Banvie & Tilt Arena British Show jumping 
10.20 Main Arena FEI European Championship Dressage 
Admission prices for 12 years and over:-  Thursday/Friday: £15 (£12 if bought on line); Online bookings: Online Bookings close on Friday 4th September! http://www.blair2015.com  Car parking: ‘Season’ Car Pass(every day of the event): £14 - Thursday to Sunday daily rate is £5 per car.

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.

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

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 

European Eventing Championships 2015 Blair Castle

Saturday 12th September 9am to 5pm
European Eventing Championships 2015 Blair Castle PH18 5TL
This is the first time it has been held in Scotland, sixteen nations compete at Blair Castle a real opportunity to see and experience this top class event! Eventing evolved from the requirements for a top class military charger –transformed in to the three phases of the sport – Dressage, Cross-Country and Show Jumping. Shopping Village has over 200 trade stands, a large food hall.  The Bruadar Country Fair takes place on Saturday and Sunday, showcasing countryside pursuits, in the Bruadar Country Fair everything from traditional countryside pastimes such as falconry and gundog training to the more modern activity of quad bike stunt riding!
Saturday 12th September 
9.00 Shopping Village Shops Open; Country Fair Arena Country Fair Demonstrations; Banvie & Tilt Arena British Show jumping; Tummel Arena Pony Club Mounted Games 
11.00 Cross County Course FEI European Championship Cross Country 
Admission prices for 12 years and over:-  Saturday: £25 (£22 if bought on line) Online Bookings close on Friday 4th September! http://www.blair2015.com Car parking: Thursday to Sunday daily rate is £5 per car. Weekend Car Pass (Sat and Sun): £8; ‘Season’ Car Pass(every day of the event): £14.