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.

Autumn Watch Safari

Autumn Watch Safari 
Highland Safaris | By Aberfeldy | Perthshire | PH15 2JQ | 01887 820071
Autumn Watch Safari - See and hear the primal roar of the Red Deer Rut and the amazing Autumn colours at their most dramatic. Head high into the hills of Highland Perthshire to witness one of the most dramatic outdoor experiences in Scotland at this time of year. Hearing a Stag's roar resonate around the stunning, rugged hillside is an iconic sound of the Autumn. Booking essential.  www.highlandsafaris.net. Tel. 01887 820071 

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 

Charlie Gorman @ the Old Mill Inn

Friday 9th 9PM
Charlie Gorman
The Old Mill Inn, Mill Lane, Pitlochry PH16 5BH 
Singer/songwriter from Glasgow and lead singer with King of Birds.  Charlie has been invited on tour with Simple Minds, Crowded House and John Hiatt. 
FREE Admission. 01796 474 020  

The Engine House at the Old Mill Inn

Saturday 10th 9PM
The Engine House
The Old Mill Inn, Mill Lane, Pitlochry PH16 5BH  
Perth based band playing a mix of pop, country, americana and rock.  Covers include the likes of Dixie Chicks, Steve Earle, The Beatles & The Rolling Stones. FREE Admission. 01796 474 020

Fruit and Fungi Festival

Sunday 11th October: 11.00 - 4.30
Fruit and Fungi Festival
Scottish Crannog Centre, Kenmore, Loch Tay PH15 2HY 
Cooking, tastings, fruit pressings and demonstrations using seasonal foraged foods promise flavourful fun for all ages. Tel: 1887 830583 

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

Timbuktu - Heartland Film Society

Sunday 11 October 6:30pm
Timbuktu - Heartland Film Society
The Birks Cinema, Aberfeldy PH15 2DD
(2014 France/Mauritania 97 min Cert 12A)   Director: Abderrahmane Sissako
The lives of a cattle herder and his family, unaffected by the regime of terror imposed by Jihadists on the nearby city of Timbuktu, are shattered abruptly. A cry from the heart about bigotry, arrogance and violence, the film teeters between hope and despair.   A ‘richly poetic work of cinema’, a rare film from north Africa and winner of the 2015 César for Best Foreign Film. 
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 Information and online booking www.birkscinema.co.uk or phone 01887 822845.

Outdoor adventure days for kids

Mon 12th to Fri 23rd October 9.30am to 3.30pm
Outdoor adventure days for kids
Nae Limits 4* Adventure Activity, Centre, Ballinluig, Nr Pitlochry, PH9 0LG

5 new themed activity days, with sessions include Rafting, bush craft skills, rope adventures, games including a Halloween day£35pp for a full day, Tel: 01796 482600 www.naelimits.co.uk/wee-limits/


Tracks and Signs - Be a nature detective

13 October 10.30am – 12.00 midday
Tracks and Signs 
Meet: Glen Tilt Car Park, by Blair Atholl. 
Be a nature detective and look for animal clues. Who for: Children £2. CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT ON ALL EVENTS. To contact the Atholl Estates Ranger Service, Tel: 01796 481355, or email pf@atholl-estates.co.uk www.athollestatesrangerservice.co.uk

Hermitage Den Building II

Wednesday 14th October 10am-12noon
Hermitage Den Building II 
Hermitage, Dunkeld
Den building in the Hermitage woods.  Suitable for children ages 5-12 years.  Children £2; accompanying adults free. For all Hermitage events please meet at the information panel in the lower car park. Booking is not required for any event.  Further details please contact the ranger service on 0844 4932192 or Killiecrankie Visitor Centre on 0844 4932194.

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

Fozzie at the Old Mill Inn

Friday 16th 9PM
The Old Mill Inn, Mill Lane, Pitlochry PH16 5BH 01796 474 020 
At the heart of it all Fozzie is a one man music machine. FREE Admission. 

Scottish Woodworking & Tool Show

Friday 16th and Saturday 17th October 2015 10am – 4pm.
Scottish Woodworking & Tool Show.
Brodies Timber, The Old Sawmill, Inver, Dunkeld. PH8 0JR Tel:- 01350 727723.
(Located just beyond Inver Caravan Park) Now in its 4th year, this event has grown and grown, with the attendance of even more woodworking exhibitors and demonstrators and Show Day Deals. 
 Demonstrations include –
·       Richard Douglas – Professional Carver of Wildwood Crafts - Relief wood carving and lettering
·       John Milne RPT– Professional Wood Turner - Demonstrating techniques on the lathe. 
·       Ewan Cattanach – Stringed Instrument Maker from Cattan Luthiery, displaying his mandolins and banjos and demonstrating his skills. 
·       Jamie Kunka – Ski maker demonstrating steam bending
·       Andrew Harvey – Furniture Maker and member of SFMA displaying his bespoke furniture. 
 Tool & Product Stands include -
·       Record Power woodworking machinery – with demonstrations and deals 
·       Lie-Nielsen Demonstrations of the heirloom tool range and sharpening techniques on Saturday       17th only! 
·       Treatex (TBC) with their celebrated Hardwax Oil and other wood finishes
·       Time & Pen Co. with Craft Supplies & vintage tools
Refreshments available on site from LovSushi – bacon rolls, tea, coffee and their lunchtime special dish!
Keep in touch with News and Events of the Show or any more information on our website at www.brodiestimber.co.uk
We look forward to hearing from you. 

Summer Season - The Importance Of Being Earnest

16th July 2015 to 16th October 2015
Pitlochry Summer Season - The Importance Of Being Earnest By Oscar Wilde
Pitlochry Festival Theatre, PH16 5DR 
The dependable Jack Worthing, J.P., a pillar of the Hertfordshire community, is profoundly in love with the prim Gwendolyn Fairfax, daughter to the imposing Lady Bracknell.
Jack’s closest friend, the dashing aristocratic playboy Algernon Moncrieff, is besotted with Jack’s ward, the beautiful (and extremely wealthy) Cecily Cardew. 
Sadly for both suitors, however, Gwendolyn and Cecily are in love with someone else. Someone called Ernest . . .
All is not lost, however, as it seems that Ernest bears a striking resemblance to Jack – and, somewhat bizarrely, also to Algy. Hardly surprising, given that Ernest is an imaginary “brother” invented by Jack to allowing him to woo Gwendolyn in disguise - and also an alter ego that Algy assumes to pay court to Cecily under Jack’s very nose.
But when a series of revelations concerning handbags, nannies, novels, prams, lost babies and Victoria Station threaten to unravel Jack and Algy’s web of deception, the men are forced to reveal their true identities – or are they . . ? 
A ‘Trivial Comedy For Serious People’, The Importance Of Being Earnest is perhaps the finest comedy ever written. Wilde’s sparkling masterpiece – a distinctly satiric tale of wealth, status and identity in late Victorian England – brings to a lavish climax PFT’s nine year journey through Wilde’s four great plays, which began with A Woman Of No Importance in 2006. Can there be a better way to spend a Summer afternoon or evening? All tickets (From £15.00) from Tel: 01796 484626 or www.PitlochryFestivalTheatre.com 

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 

Classical and Popular Music Recital

Saturday 17th October 7pm

Classical and Popular Music Recital
Tenandry Kirk
A recital of classical and popular (including Scots) music by the well-known proffessional duo of Andy Sherwood violin, and Jim Letham piano, in memory of Robin Barbour. All welcome, no entry charge, but contributions are invited to charities which Robin liked to support. Directions to Tenandry Kirk:- From Pitlochry take road towards Queens View, just after you cross the Garry Bridge (where the bungee jumpers jump from), take the first right just after the car park, follow the road up through the trees to Tenandry Kirk.

Blair Castle Annual Pass

Blair Castle Annual Pass
Blair Castle, Blair Atholl PH18 5TL
Visitors can visit Blair Castle and Gardens as many times as they like during a full calendar year with a £12 Annual Pass. Valid for a full year from the date of purchase this represents excellent value – even if you just want to meet friends for a coffee or lunch, you still experience everything this 5-star visitor attraction has to offer. Tel: 01796 481355

Logierait Farmers Market

3rd Saturday April to October 10.00am to 2.00pm
Logierait Farmers Market
Mill of Logierait, Ballinluig, Perthshire, PH9 0LH
Selection of traders selling local produce and crafts, from fresh fish, meats, pies, bread, baking, vegetables to chocolates and preserves. Also find plants, soaps, fudge, dog treats, jewellery, art, woodcrafts and collectables. Free car parking, the local buses stop at the gate. There is somewhere to sit down, have a blether, enjoy a mug of coffee or tea, and a hot pie locally made by MacDonalds, and listen to some live fiddle music, and even nice loos! The Farm's Narrow Gauge Railway runs on Market days, from Midday. Tel:- 01796 482222

Roaring Stags Walk

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

Explorer Garden Tours

Every Sunday 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