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.

Winter Watch Safari

8th November - 28th February
Winter Watch Safari
Highland Safaris, By Aberfeldy, Perthshire, PH15 2JQ 
Escape to the high tops to marvel at the snow covered landscape and discover a land steeped in history, culture, nature, and breathtaking views. You may even be lucky enough to witness the elusive white Mountain Hare, the snowy White Ptarmigan and the Majestic Red Deer.  Each Land Rover is equipped with snow chains and your experienced Safari Ranger will take you on a journey into this sub Arctic wilderness. Included in the Winter Watch Safari are tea, coffee, (or hot chocolate) Kenmore Shortbread and a dram of Dewars Whisky in one of our heated Mountain Bothies, surrounded on all sides by inspiring mountain views. Booking essential. Tel. 01887 820071 www.highlandsafaris.net

Friday 8 January 7.30

Friday 8 January 7.30 
"Auld New Year" ceilidh
Blair Atholl village hall
The Atholl Country Life Museum "Auld New Year" ceilidh will take place in Blair Atholl village hall on Friday 8 January at 7.30 to midnight.  The entertainment will include singing, dancing and music from some well known local entertainers culminating in bringing in the Auld New Year.  This was formerly celebrated around this time of year according to the traditions of the time when the old Julian calendar was in use.  Please let me know if you wish to reserve tickets which are £10 (including supper).  Proceeds will provide some much needed funding for this precious local resource which is run entirely by volunteers. Stewart MacGlashan Tel: 01796 483339 Mob: 07824511682

Heartland Film Society - Leviathan a Russian tale

Sunday 10 January 2016 at 6pm
Leviathan (2014 Russia 140 min Cert 15) 
Heartland Film Society at the Birks Cinema, Aberfeldy PH15 2DA
Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev
A contemporary Russian tale set in the coastal wilderness of north-western Russia.  When Kolya is told by the corrupt mayor that his land and home are under a compulsory purchase order he recruits a lawyer friend to help, but the man's arrival brings further misfortune for Kolya and his family.  Kolya finds himself up against contemporary Russia's most dangerous forces: smart lawyers, gangster-rich politicians, arrogant priests.  Winner of Best Screenplay at Cannes, Golden Globes Best Foreign Language Film.
Join us after the film for a chat in the Chummies bar at the Birks. 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 

Chinese Nights

Every Thursday 6 to 9pm

Schiehallion Hotel, 6 Dunkeld Street, Aberfeldy PH15 2AF (opposite the Coop Petrol Pump)
Two course Chinese Meal £10.95. The Schiehallion is newly renovated, locally owned hotel based in the centre of Aberfeldy, offering luxurious en suite bedrooms, a large bar serving a wide variety of local ales, wines and spirits and an extensive menu to suit all. Tel: 01887 820421

Killiecrankie Burns Supper

Sat 23rd Jan 7pm

Killiecrankie Burns Supper
Killiecrankie Village Hall, PH16 5LG
A locals Burns Supper as Burns himself would have liked it, where the local community come together once a year to celebrate Rabbie Burns. Haggis, neeps and tatties + dessert and entertainment followed by a ceilidh to 11.30pm. £14 each. To purchase a ticket Contact Ronnie Tel: 01796 473934 or 07979 412831

2 for 1 entry Red Deer Centre Offer

Daily until 31st March
2 for 1 entry Red Deer Centre Offer
Highland Safaris, By Aberfeldy, Perthshire, PH15 2JQ
Red Deer Centre: Red Deer & Barn Owl Encounter. From the shelter of The Red Deer Barn, stroke, feed & photograph these magnificent & iconic animals in the company of a knowledgeable Safari Ranger and then explore our exciting Discovery Trail – loads of fun for all the family! The Barn Owl: Meet Ossian our Barn Owl in a Hands-on demonstration and have learning about this captivating phantom bird of the night time. Booking recommended. Enjoy our home baking and a lovely Glen Lyon coffee on your return. Feeding 12 noon. Closed Mondays. Normally entry cost £8 – Quote ‘Explore Highland Perthshire Offer’ Tel. 01887 820071, email info@highlandsafaris.net, www.highlandsafaris.net

HANDMADE BIRD MOBILE Course

Thursday 28th January 10.00AM - 4.00PM
HANDMADE BIRD MOBILE Course 
Karelia House Ltd, Kenmore Road, Comrie Bridge, By Aberfeldy, PH15 2LS
This lovely project would look great hanging in anybody’s window or over a special little person’s cot. Course Instructor Kit Strathearn never runs out of exciting ideas, so for a fun day out in dull January come and enjoy this workshop and a day of inspiration at Karelia House. What will Karelia House provide? - On your arrival, you can choose either tea or coffee.  Lunch is homemade soup with a selection of sandwiches with tea or coffee all of which is included in the course price.  If you have any special dietary needs please let us know prior to the day of the class.
What level of craft worker is this course aimed at? - All levels - enthusiasm is the most important factor here but applicants should have a basic level of familiarity with sewing machine use
What do participants need to bring with them? - A fully operational sewing machine, hand sewing kit, assorted threads, scissors, pins. You can bring your own sowing machine, but if you are unable or do not have one, book in advance for a small hire charge of £3.50 on the day. Course cost £40.00, with a minimum number of four. Tel: 01887 822027  Fax: 01887 822954   www.kareliahouse.co.uk

Monthly Jazz Concerts

SATURDAY 30th JAN 8pm
Monthly Jazz Concerts
Fishers Hotel, 79 Atholl Road, Pitlochry, PH16 5BN
Enjoy a sophisticated evening concert of live melodic Jazz in relaxed comfortable surroundings, with Ian Millar saxophone and Dominic Spencer piano. These monthly concerts will allow audiences to hear a new repertoire of jazz standards from The Great American Songbook and original compositions, in a wonderful setting. A very accessible melodic style which explores, improvises and develops ideas without losing the essence of each piece of music, and to interact together in a very creative way. £8 to book your ticket, please phone: 01796 472 000

Scott MacDonald at the Old Mill Inn

Friday 5th Feb 9PM
Scott MacDonald
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 and www.theoldmillpitlochry.co.uk 

Surround at the Old Mill Inn

Saturday 6th Feb 9PM
Surround
The Old Mill Inn, Mill Lane, Pitlochry PH16 5BH
Surround are a professional cover band from Glasgow, performing a mix of classic songs and current chart hits. FREE Admission. T: 01796 474 020 www.oldmillevents.co.uk and www.theoldmillpitlochry.co.uk

Film - The Look of Silence

Sunday 7 February 6pm
Film - The Look of Silence 
Heartland Film Society at the Birks Cinema, Aberfeldy PH15 2DA
The Look of Silence (2014 Indonesia 104 min Cert 15) Director: Joshua Oppenheimer.  Companion piece to The Act of Killing, looks at the effects of the Indonesian genocide on the families left grieving.  Adi confronts the perpetrators, many still in power and living alongside the families of their victims. Courageous and compelling. Join us after the film for a chat in the Chummies bar at the Birks. 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

Rich Hall – 3:10 to Humour

Wednesday 10th February 8pm
Rich Hall – 3:10 to Humour
Birnam Arts, Station Road, Dunkeld PH8 0DS
“Now is the time to grab this chance to see the great man at work” – The Guardian
AND “captivating and brilliant… ability to make the room guffaw was worthy of standing applause”Sunday Mirror
£17.50 (includes a £1.50 Booking Fee)
Ages14+ Under 16s to be accompanied by an adult.

Thyme for Romance at Thyme at Errichel.

Thurs 11th - Sat 13th February
Thyme for Romance 
Thyme at Errichel Restaurant, Errichel, Crieff Road, Aberfeldy, PH15 2EL
A delicious menu lovingly crafted by Chef Patron Paul Newman with Cupid inspired Cocktails and a fabulous Wine list.
Be seduced by the tranquil surroundings and gardens of Errichel as you relax and enjoy a fabulous evening. To book Tel: 01887 820850 or email fionasloan@errichel.co.uk

Anna Levin at Wild Space

Friday 12 February 2.30pm
Anna Levin at Wild Space
Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Port Na Craig, Pitlochry, PH16 5DR 
Anna Levin will appear at the John Muir Trust’s Wild Space for a reading of her book Otters: Return To The River.  £5.00  All tickets can be purchased from PFT’s Box Office on 01796 484626 or online: www.PitlochryFestivalTheatre.com

Ben Stewart, a veteran Greenpeace activist

Friday 12 February 6.30pm – 7.30pm
Ben Stewart, a veteran Greenpeace activist
Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Port Na Craig, Pitlochry,  PH16 5DR 
Join Ben Stewart, a veteran Greenpeace activist, as he tells the dramatic and inspiring story of the capture of his colleagues during a peaceful protest against Russia’s oil pollution in the Arctic.  Learn of the ordeals they faced and of the emotional campaign to bring the protestors home.  £9.50 All tickets can be purchased from PFT’s Box Office on 01796 484626 or online: www.PitlochryFestivalTheatre.com

CHILDREN'S FLEECE TOP Course

FRIDAY 12TH FEBRUARY 10AM - 4PM
CHILDREN'S FLEECE TOP Course
Karelia House Ltd, Kenmore Road, Comrie Bridge, By Aberfeldy, PH15 2LS
Under the supervision of our instructor Tracy Shepherd, come along and make a unique and cozy Children's Fleece jumper for a Child (ages 4-7) all in a day! What will Karelia House provide? Brother Overlockers (Limited Overlockers - participants are advised to bring their own), Iron, Ironing Board, Pattern-Kwik Sew 2106, Fleece Material, Elastic Binding, Ribbing, Zip. Lunch is homemade soup with a selection of sandwiches with tea or coffee, all of which is included in the course price. What other materials might the participants require to buy on the day? Thread. What level of craft worker is this course aimed at? All Levels. What do participants need to bring with them? A fully operational sewing machine (sewing machines available to borrow),scissors, basic sewing kit, threads. If you have an overlocker, please bring it along. Tel: 01887 822027  www.kareliahouse.co.uk

Dacre’s War Rosemary Goring

Friday 12 February  4.00pm – 5.00pm
Rosemary Goring
Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Port Na Craig, Pitlochry,  PH16 5DR
A vivid and fast-moving tale of political intrigue and heartache, Dacre’s War is set against the backdrop of the Scottish and English borders, a land where there is never any chance of peace.  Author of After Flodden, Rosemary will read from this much anticipated sequel and discuss, with fellow journalist Alan Taylor, how history and literature collide and how she develops vivid characters to create her novels.  £8.50 All tickets can be purchased from PFT’s Box Office on 01796 484626 or online: www.PitlochryFestivalTheatre.com

David Spaven The Railway Atlas of Scotland

Friday 12 February  2.30pm – 3.30pm
David Spaven The Railway Atlas of Scotland 
Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Port Na Craig, Pitlochry,  PH16 5DR 
David’s talk will feature some of the 181 topographical and railway maps featured in his atlas, The Railway Atlas of Scotland, illustrating the story of the country’s railways from the early nineteenth century to the present day, revealing the impact of Scotland’s distinctive geography on the pattern of railway development over a period of nearly 200 years. £8.50  All tickets can be purchased from PFT’s Box Office on 01796 484626 or online: www.PitlochryFestivalTheatre.com

Don Nicolson plays the Old Mill Inn

Friday 12th Feb 9PM
Don Nicolson
The Old Mill Inn, Mill Lane, Pitlochry PH16 5BH
Complex guitar picking and looping techniques make the lyrics come to life.  Don is a rare talent worth checking out. FREE Admission. T: 01796 474 020 www.oldmillevents.co.uk and www.theoldmillpitlochry.co.uk

Fascinating story of Badenoch

Friday 12 February 10.00am – 11.00am
David Taylor
Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Port Na Craig, Pitlochry, PH16 5DR
Author and historian, David Taylor kicks off Winter Words in fine style with the fascinating story of Badenoch, a region long forgotten in Scottish history. Situated in the heart of the Highlands and with its own distinct historic and geographic identity, Badenoch was in the throes of dramatic change in the post-Culloden decades of the 18th century.  £7.50 All tickets can be purchased from PFT’s Box Office on 01796 484626 or online: www.PitlochryFestivalTheatre.com