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Forthcoming Events through 30th June 2017

(Read on down or click here for major events that will take place throughout 2017)

Date Event Details Venue & Contact
Daily   (10:00 - 17:00). Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre   and Rainbow Trout Fishing Ponds. Auchingarrich, by Comrie  (01764-679469)
Daily. Earth Adventures, Bushcraft,   Archery and Fly & Bait Fishing activities for all.                     Do It Outdoors, Auchingarrich by   Comrie  (079-73802620)
Daily   (09:00-17:00). Mountain safaris; Forest   safaris; Walking safaris; Biking safaris; Red Deer Centre. Spring  Watch safaris in May and June. Highland Safaris, Dull, by   Aberfeldy  (01887-820071)
Daily,   April to November Loch Tay Safaris: a unique   90-minute cruise on Loch Tay exploring the history, heritage and folklore of   Perthshire’s largest loch. Loch Tay Safaris, Pier Road,   Kenmore (01887-820071)
Daily to   31st October (10:00 - 17:30). Scottish Crannog Centre: living   history from discoveries underwater. Loch Tay, by Kenmore   (01887-830583)
Mon -   Sat (10:00-18:00); Sun (12:00-16:00).    Last entry 1 hr prior to closing. Dewar's Aberfeldy Distillery -   visit distillery, warehouses and museum. Aberfeldy PH15 2EB   (01887-822010)
Sat 20th   May - Tue 4th July. Royal College of Art Portfolio   and New Acquisitions. Aberfeldy Watermill &   Gallery (01887-822896)
Thursdays   (19:00 - 22:30) Celtic Accoustic Music Sessions   - folk to blues, bluegrass to instrumental. Birks Cinema, Aberfeldy   (01887-829141)
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Friday   2nd  (21:00). Live Music: Ghillies   Hillbillies. Coach House Hotel, Killin  (01567-820349) 
Saturday   3rd  (10:30). Bob MacGregor Memorial   Motorcycle Trial. Kinnell Estate, Killin 
Saturday   3rd  (21:00). Live Music: The Shine. Coach House Hotel, Killin  (01567-820349) 
Sunday   4th  (09:30). Bob MacGregor Memorial   Motorcycle Trial. Kinnell Estate, Killin 
Sunday   4th  (10:00 - 14:00). Aberfeldy Farmers Market, with   Arts & Crafts Market in The Birks Cinema. The Square, Aberfeldy 
Sunday   4th  (10:00 - 16:30). Scotland's Gardens Open:   Explorers Garden Festival Theatre, Pitlochry 
Sunday   4th  (11:00 - 15:00). Cultybraggan WWII Prisoner of   War Camp: Guided Tours. Cultybraggan, By Comrie  (01764-670769)
Sunday   4th  (14:00 - 17:00). National Trust for Scotland:   Moirlanich Longhouse. Glen Lochay, Killin 
Wednesday   7th  (14:00 - 17:00). National Trust for Scotland:   Moirlanich Longhouse. Glen Lochay, Killin 
Wednesday   7th  (19:00). An evening with Alexander McCall   Smith: Alexander McCall Smith in conversation with Aberfeldy Watermill   Bookshop owner Kevin Ramage. Aberfeldy Town Hall   (01887-822896 to book)
Friday   9th & Saturday 10th. Perthshire and Angus Provincial   Mod (Mòd Ionadail Shiorrachd Pheairt agus Aonghais). Breadalbane Community Campus,   Aberfeldy
Friday   9th  (21:00). Live Music: Mad Ferret. Coach House Hotel, Killin  (01567-820349) 
Saturday   10th to Sunday 18th. Forth Valley Art Beat - a   celebration of talent and individual inspiration.  Over 140 artists at 80 different locations.  
Saturday   10th  (21:00). Live Music: The Minogue   Brothers. Coach House Hotel, Killin  (01567-820349) 
Sunday   11th  (09:00). 6th Strathearn Marathon: 1,500   ft of ascent. Cultybraggan Camp, Comrie   (077-1364-3565)
Sunday   11th  (14:00 - 17:00). National Trust for Scotland:   Moirlanich Longhouse. Glen Lochay, Killin 
Sunday   11th  (14:00 - 17:00). Bolfracks Gardens Special Family   Day: teas, sausage sizzle, plant stalls, treasure hunt, bric-a-brac, tombola,   penny farthing bicycle demonstrations. Bolfracks Gardens, 2 miles west   of Aberfeldy on A827
Wednesday   14th  (14:00 - 17:00). National Trust for Scotland:   Moirlanich Longhouse. Glen Lochay, Killin 
Wednesday   14th  (19:30). Ben Sheann: short hill race   (distance 3.4 km; climb 380 m). Strathyre (077-97014474)
Friday   16th  (18:00). Killin Music Festival '17:   headline act - Manran. McLaren Hall, Killin
Friday   16th  (21:00). Live Music: Alex Clarke. Coach House Hotel, Killin  (01567-820349) 
Saturday   17th  (12:30 - 17:00). Doune Gala. Moray Park, Doune 
Saturday   17th  (18:00). Killin Music Festival '17:   headline act - Skerryvore. McLaren Hall, Killin
Saturday   17th  (21:00). Live Music: North Sea Gas. Coach House Hotel, Killin  (01567-820349) 
Sunday   18th  (18::00). Killin Music Festival '17:   Dougie MacLean and Talisk. McLaren Hall, Killin
Sunday   18th  (14:00 - 17:00). National Trust for Scotland:   Moirlanich Longhouse. Glen Lochay, Killin 
Wednesday   21st  (14:00 - 17:00). National Trust for Scotland:   Moirlanich Longhouse. Glen Lochay, Killin 
Wednesday   21st  (19:30 - 23:00). Midsummer Music Evening: booking   essential. Scottish Crannog Centre, Loch   Tay, Kenmore (01887-830583)
Friday   23rd  (09:00). Ben Lawers Ridge Walk.  Walk the 7 peaks of the Lawers range with a   qualified mountain guide and wildlife expert.    8 - 10 hours duration.  Booking   essential. Ben Lawers NNR car park
Friday   23rd  (21:00). Live Music: Kevin Fraser. Coach House Hotel, Killin  (01567-820349) 
Saturday   24th  (12:00). RunMHOR: 10K, Half Marathon and   Fun Run. Mhor 84, Balquhidder
Saturday   24th  (14:00 - 17:00). Scotland's Gardens Open: Wester   House of Ross. Comrie PH6 2JS
Saturday   24th  (21:00). Live Music: Mak-a-Din. Coach House Hotel, Killin  (01567-820349) 
Sunday   25th  (14:00 - 17:00). Scotland's Gardens Open: Wester   House of Ross. Comrie PH6 2JS
Sunday   25th  (14:00 - 17:00). National Trust for Scotland:   Moirlanich Longhouse. Glen Lochay, Killin 
Wednesday   28th  (14:00 - 17:00). National Trust for Scotland:   Moirlanich Longhouse. Glen Lochay, Killin 
Friday   30th  (21:00). Live Music: Ted Christopher. Coach House Hotel, Killin  (01567-820349) 

 

Events Calendar for 2017

Date Event Details Venue & Contact
  Outdoor Activity Events  
Tuesday   25th April. Bob MacGregor Memorial Road Run   - 180 miles of Highland Perthshire roads.    Pre-1975 motorcycles preferred. McLaren Hall, Killin
Saturday   6th May (13:00). 29th Stuc a’ Chroin 5000:   Category A Long Hill Race (distance 20 km; climb 1500 m). Strathyre
Saturday   3rd (09:00) - Sunday 4th June (15:00).  Bob MacGregor Memorial 2-Day   Motorcycle Trial. Kinnell Estate, Killin
Sunday   11th June (09:00). 6th Strathearn Marathon. Cultybraggan Camp, Comrie
Wednesday   14th June  (19:30). Ben Sheann: short hill race   (distance 3.4 km; climb 380 m).  Date   to be confirmed. Strathyre
Saturday   1st July  (11:00). Ben Ledi Hill Race (distance 10   km; climb 750 m). Strathyre Forest Holidays
Saturday   8th July. 2017 Artemis Great Kindrochit   Quadrathlon: Swim Loch Tay (1.3 km) - Walk / run seven Munros (24 km) - Kayak   back to Ardtalnaig (11 km) - Cycle around Loch Tay (54 km).  Ardtalnaig, Loch Tay
Saturday   26th August  (12:00). Tay Fitness Killin 10K - open to   all (walk, jog or run) charity event.    www.killin10k.co.uk Dochart Bridge, Killin
Saturday   2nd September. Highland Perthshire Marathon and   Half-Marathon – run or cycle.    www.highlandperthshiremarathon.co.uk Wade's Park, Aberfeldy
Saturday   9th September (09:00). Open Water Swim: Loch Earn   end-to-end (~10 km).  
Saturday   7th October. National Trust for Scotland Hill   Race - Meall nan Tarmachan (distance 9.5 km; climb 700 m). Dan Watson (01567-820404)
Saturday   7th to Saturday 14th October Drovers' Tryst Walking Festival:   bag some local Munros, walk old drove roads or ramble through the glens.  Fun mountain bike racing, photographic   walks & evening entertainment. Crieff and environs
     
  Highland Games and Agricultural Shows  
Saturday   1st July (08:00). Lochearnhead Shears   International Sheep-shearing Competition. Games Park, Lochearnhead.
Wednesday   5th July (17:30 - 21:30). Kenmore Highland Games. Sports Field, Kenmore
Tuesday   18th July (10:45). Inveraray Highland Games &   World Caber Championships. Castle Grounds, Inveraray
Saturday   22nd July (12:00 - 17:00). Balquhidder, Lochearnhead &   Strathyre Highland Games. Games Park, Lochearnhead
Wednesday   2nd August (13:00). Killin Highland Games. Breadalbane Park, Killin
Saturday   12th August (09:30). Atholl & Breadalbane   Agricultural Show & Highland Gathering. Wade's Park, Aberfeldy 
Sunday   13th August  (10:00 - 17:00). Perth Highland Games. North Inch, Perth 
Saturday   19th August (10:30). Killin Agricultural Show. Breadalbane Park, Killin
Sunday   20th August (10:30). Crieff Highland Gathering. Market Park, Crieff
Thursday   24th August (10:30 - 16:30). Argyllshire Gathering (Oban) Mossfield Park, Oban 
     
  Activities for Children  
Tuesdays   4th & 18th July  and  1st & 15th August (10:30 - 12:30). Mini-beasts of the mountain   (adults must be accompanied by a child and vice versa). Ben Lawers NNR car park
     
  Live Traditional Music  
Every   Thursday (19:00 - 22:30) Celtic Acoustic Music Sessions   led by Doug & Hilary Law. Birks Cinema, Aberfeldy
Friday   26th (19:00) to Sunday 28th May. 5th Strathyre Music Festival:   www.balvaig.co.uk Strathyre
Friday   16th to Sunday 18th June. Killin Music Festival '17. McLaren Hall, Killin
Friday   29th September to Sunday 1st October. 12th Callander Jazz & Blues   Festival. Callander and area
     
  Food & Drink Events  
Friday   26th - Sunday 28th May. Mhor Festival: food and drink,   music, theatre, arts and dance. Monachyle Mhor Farm, Balquhidder
     
  Arts & Cultural Events  
Saturday   10th to Sunday 18th June. Forth Valley Art Beat - a   celebration of talent and individual inspiration.  Over 140 artists at 80 different locations.  
Friday   9th & Saturday 10th June. Perthshire and Angus Provincial   Mod (Mòd Ionadail Shiorrachd Pheairt agus Aonghais). Breadalbane Community Campus,   Aberfeldy
Saturday   2nd to Sunday 10th September. Perthshire Open Studios -   artists and makers throughout Perthshire welcome you to their workshops &   studios.  
     
  National Trust for Scotland Walks & Talks  
  Walks commence at the Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve car park unless otherwise stated.  For further information telephone 01567-820988.  
Friday   23rd June  (09:00). Ben Lawers Ridge Walk.  Walk the 7 peaks of the Lawers range with a   qualified mountain guide and wildlife expert.    8 - 10 hours duration.  Booking   essential. Ben Lawers NNR car park
Tuesday   4th July  (10:30 - 12:30). Mini-beasts of the mountain   (adults must be accompanied by a child and vice versa). Ben Lawers NNR car park
Wednesday   12th July  (13:30 - 16:30). Butterflies and moths of the   mountain.  Booking advisable. Ben Lawers NNR car park
Friday   14th July  (09:00 - 17:00). Mountain flowers - an 8-hour   high-level guided walk.  Booking essential. Ben Lawers NNR car park
Tuesday   18th July (10:30 - 12:30). Mini-beasts of the mountain   (adults must be accompanied by a child and vice versa). Ben Lawers NNR car park
Friday   21st July  (09:00 - 17:00). Mountain flowers - an 8-hour   high-level guided walk.  Booking essential. Ben Lawers NNR car park
Friday   21st and / or Saturday 22nd July Moth night and / or   morning.  See rangers set harmless moth   traps and check the catch in the morning. Ben Lawers NNR car park
Wednesday   26th July  (13:30 - 16:00). Flora and fauna of the   hillside.  Booking advisable. Ben Lawers NNR car park
Friday   28th July  (09:00 - 17:00). Mountain flowers - an 8-hour   high-level guided walk.  Booking essential. Ben Lawers NNR car park
Tuesday   1st August  (10:30 - 12:30). Mini-beasts of the mountain   (adults must be accompanied by a child and vice versa). Ben Lawers NNR car park
Wednesday   9th August  (13.30 - 16:00). Hillside safari - a 2½ hour   walk.  Booking advisable. Ben Lawers NNR car park
Friday   11th August  (10.30 - 16:30). An introduction to real   navigation: map and compass navigation in the hills - a 6-hour course.  Booking essential. Ben Lawers NNR car park
Tuesday   15th August  (10:30 - 12:30). Mini-beasts of the mountain   (adults must be accompanied by a child and vice versa). Ben Lawers NNR car park
Friday   18th August  (09:30 - 17:00). An introduction to   identification of grasses, sedges and rushes.  Booking essential. Ben Lawers NNR car park
Wednesday   23rd August  (13:30 - 16:00). Flora and fauna of the   hillside.  Booking advisable. Ben Lawers NNR car park
Wednesday   30th August  (10:00) Bheinn Ghlas & Ben   Lawers.  Walk 2 of the most popular   peaks of the Lawers range with a qualified mountain guide and wildlife   expert.  5 - 6 hours duration.  Booking essential. Ben Lawers NNR car park
     
  Talks take place during July and   August at the National Trust for Scotland Ranger Base, Lynedoch, Main Street,   Killin FK21 8UW, at 8pm.  
     
  Heritage Events @ The Scottish Crannog Centre, Loch Tay  
  Booking is essential for large groups - telephone 01887-830583.  
Sunday   19th March  (10.30 - 16.30) Scottish Coppice Festival: a special day of coppice craft demonstations and market place.  
Easter Sunday 16th April (10:30 - 16:30). Easter Eggstravaganza: cook pancakes, bake bread rolls and churn butter.  
Sunday   30th April (10:30 - 16:30). BELTANE! - Celtic Spring   Celebration.  Storytelling, ceremonial   fire and demonstrations.  Bring   blossoms to make flower garlands.  
Sunday   28th May (10:30 - 16:30). Iron Age Ingenuity: hands-on   ancient skills including bronze casting and wood turning.  
Wednesday   21st June (evening event). Midsummer Music Festival:   booking essential.  
Thursday   20th July (10:30 – 16:30). Iron Age Gourmet Day: fabulous   down-to-earth nutritious food, as prepared by our ancestors.  
Sunday   6th August (10:30 - 16:30). Iron Age Artisan Village: Celts,   crannogs and crafts.  
Sunday   27th August (10:30 - 16:30). Summer Harvest Festival: ancient   ploughing, seed sowing & bread baking in Iron Age clay ovens.  
Saturday   16th & Sunday 17th September (10.30 - 16.30) Ways with Wood:  The Turnery Prize - Wood-turning and   carving demonstrations by experts from throughout the country  
Sunday   15th October (10:30 - 16:30). Fun with Fruit and Fungi: a   celebration of seasonal fare including tasters of fungi, hazelnuts, soups and   stews.  
Tuesday   31st October (19:00 - 21:00). Spooks and Sacrifices - Celtic   Samhain Festival Night: fire juggling, sacrificial wicker ram burn, apple   ducking, storytelling & much more, all lit by flaming torches.  
     
  Christmas / New Year  
Sunday   31st December (23:45). Killin New Year Firework   Display. Falls of Dochart, Killin
Sunday   31st December (23:45). Comrie Hogmanay Flambeaux:   unique midnight torchlight procession; pipe band. Melville Square, Comrie
 

 

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