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Forthcoming Events through 31st July 2018

(Read on down or click here for major events that will take place throughout 2018)

Date Event Details Venue & Contact
Daily (10:00 - 18:00). 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.   Summer  Watch safaris through August. Highland Safaris, Dull, by Aberfeldy  (01887-820071)
Daily, 26th March to end October. 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)
Apr - Oct (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)
Daily, Easter to 31st October (10:00 - 17:30). The Scottish Crannog Centre: a unique reconstruction of an ancient loch dwelling.  Experince  Iron Age life from discoveries made underwater. Loch Tay, by Kenmore (01887-830583)
Sat 5th May - Sat 30th June. lightness of being 3 Design Show 2018: Danish and European lighting & ceramics alongside classic Scandinavian furniture. Furniture from Arne Jacobsen; lighting from Poul Henningsen & Louis Poulsen; ceramics from Soholm factory; collectable items from Palshus; lustrous and highly-decorated ceramics from the Dybdahl's workshop. Aberfeldy Watermill & Gallery (01887-822896)
Thursdays (19:00 - 22:30). Celtic Acoustic Music Sessions - folk to blues, bluegrass to instrumental. Birks Cinema, Aberfeldy (01887-829141)
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Sunday 1st (10:00 - 13:00). Yoga Workshop with Sue Atkinson. The Big Shed, Tombreck by Killin  (075-0864-5453)
Sunday 1st  (10:00 - 14:00). Aberfeldy Farmers Market and Arts & Crafts Market. The Square and Birks Cinema, Aberfeldy 
Sunday 1st  (14:00 - 17:00). National Trust for Scotland: Moirlanich Longhouse. Glen Lochay, Killin 
Tuesday 3rd (10:30 - 12:30). A kids-eye view of Ben Lawers: hands-on exploration - become a nature know-it-all (adults must be accompanied by a child and vice versa). Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve car park  (01567-820988)
Wednesday 4th  (14:00 - 17:00). National Trust for Scotland: Moirlanich Longhouse. Glen Lochay, Killin 
Wednesday 4th  (17:30 - 21:00). Kenmore Highland Games. Sports Field, Kenmore 
Friday 6th  (18:30). Finding Our Way - A History of Scottish Maps and Mapping:  a talk by Chris Fleet, map curator at the National Library of Scotland. Aberfeldy Town Hall (01887-822896 to book)
Friday 6th  (21:00). Live Music: Ted Christopher. Coach House Hotel, Killin  (01567-820349) 
Saturday 7th  (10.45 -17:00). Luss (Loch Lomond) Highland Games, with opening pipe band march & eveining ceilidh. Games Field, Luss, by Loch Lomond 
Saturday 7th. 2018 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 7th  (09:00 - 17:00). Doune & Dunblane Agricultural Show. Keir Mains, Dunblane 
Saturday 7th  (21:00). Live Music: Greg Taylor & Friends. Coach House Hotel, Killin  (01567-820349) 
Sunday 8th  (10:00 - 14:00). Logierait Country Market. Mill of Logierait, by Ballinluig 
Sunday 8th  (11:00). Crieff 10K Race and Junior (9 - 15 Years) Mile Race. Morrison’s Academy playing fields, Dallerie, Crieff
Sunday 8th  (14:00 - 17:00). National Trust for Scotland: Moirlanich Longhouse. Glen Lochay, Killin 
Tuesday 10th (10:30 - 12:30). A kids-eye view of Ben Lawers: hands-on exploration - become a nature know-it-all (adults must be accompanied by a child and vice versa). Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve car park  (01567-820988)
Wednesday 11th (13:30 - 16:30). Butterflies and moths of the mountain.  Booking advisable. Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve car park  (01567-820988)
Wednesday 11th  (14:00 - 17:00). National Trust for Scotland: Moirlanich Longhouse. Glen Lochay, Killin 
Wednesday 11th  (20:00). Illustrated talk: From glen to summit - the wildlife of Glencoe.  Dan Watson, NTS ecologist. National Trust for Scotland Office, Killin 
Friday 13th (09:00 - 17:00). Mountain flowers - an 8-hour high-level guided walk.  Booking essential. Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve car park  (01567-820988)
Friday 13th  (21:00). Live Music: Kevin Fraser. Coach House Hotel, Killin  (01567-820349) 
Saturday 14th  (09:30 - 17:00). Loch Lomond Highland Games. Moss o' Balloch Park, Balloch Road, Balloch G83 8LE
Saturday 14th  (12:30). The 162nd Famous Alva Highland Games. Johnstone Park, Alva 
Saturday 14th  (21:00). Live Music: The Minogue Brothers. Coach House Hotel, Killin  (01567-820349) 
Sunday 15th  (11:30 - 17:00). Kinlochard Family Highland Gathering: Heavy Events, Pipers, Highland Dancing displays, Country Pursuits, Dog Show.  Pipe band parade at 11:30.  Kinlochard Village Hall & Field, Kinlochard FK8 3TL
Sunday 15th  (14:00 - 17:00). National Trust for Scotland: Moirlanich Longhouse. Glen Lochay, Killin 
Tuesday 17th (10:45). Inveraray Highland Games & World Caber Championships. Castle Grounds, Inveraray
Wednesday 18th  (14:00 - 17:00). National Trust for Scotland: Moirlanich Longhouse. Glen Lochay, Killin 
Wednesday 18th  (16:00). A Midsummer Night's Dream with The Three Inch Fools - a mucical take on Shakespeare. The Library of Innerpeffray, by Crieff  (01764-652819)
Thursday 19th  (19:00). Hamlet with The Three Inch Fools - a mucical take on Shakespeare. The Library of Innerpeffray, by Crieff  (01764-652819)
Thursday 19th  (10:00 - 16:30). A Celtic Summer: enjoy fabulous down-to-earth nutritious food, as prepared by our Iron Age ancestors. Scottish Crannog Centre, by Kenmore  (01887-830583)
Friday 20th  (09:00 - 17:00). Mountain flowers - an 8-hour high-level guided walk.  Booking essential. Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve car park  (01567-820988)
Friday 20th  (21:00). Live Music: Candlemaker Row. Coach House Hotel, Killin  (01567-820349) 
Saturday 21st July to Saturday 4th August. Comrie Fortnight: walks,  children's fun days; open gardens afternoon; watersports on Loch Earn;  Strathearn Harriers hill race; treasure hunt; fiddlers' rally; art exhibition  etc. Comrie and environs
Saturday 21st July - Sunday 5th August (10:00 - 18:00). Fortingall Art 15th Summer Exhibition - over 30 local artists, featuring painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, jewellery and furniture. Molteno Hall, Fortingall
Saturday 21st (12:00 - 17:00). Balquhidder, Lochearnhead & Strathyre Highland Games. Games Park, Lochearnhead
Saturday 21st  (21:00). Live Music: Ghillies Hillbillies. Coach House Hotel, Killin  (01567-820349) 
Sunday 22nd  (14:00 - 17:00). National Trust for Scotland: Moirlanich Longhouse. Glen Lochay Killin 
Wednesday 25th  (13:30 - 16:00). Flora and fauna of the hillside.  Booking advisable. Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve car park  (01567-820988)
Wednesday 25th  (14:00 - 17:00). National Trust for Scotland: Moirlanich Longhouse. Glen Lochay, Killin 
Wednesday 25th  (20:00). Illustrated talk: Ben Lawers - the pak of conservation.  Pail Thompson, Ranger Naturalist. National Trust for Scotland Office, Killin 
Friday 27th  (21:00). Live Music: Alex Clarke. Coach House Hotel, Killin  (01567-820349) 
Saturday 28th  (09:00 - 18:00). 147th Airth Highland Games. North Green Park, The Wilderness, Airth, by Stirling 
Saturday 28th  (21:00). Live Music: Mak-a-Din. Coach House Hotel, Killin  (01567-820349) 
Sunday 29th  (14:00 - 17:00). National Trust for Scotland: Moirlanich Longhouse. Glen Lochay, Killin 
Tuesday 31st (10:30 - 12:30). A kids-eye view of Ben Lawers: hands-on exploration - become a nature know-it-all (adults must be accompanied by a child and vice versa). Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve car park  (01567-820988)
 

Events Calendar for 2018

Date Event Details Venue & Contact
  Outdoor Activity Events  
Tuesday 1st May (10:00). Bob MacGregor Memorial Road Run - 139 miles of Highland Perthshire roads.  Pre-1975 motorcycles preferred.  Contact Peter Remington (01539-5 60695 /  078-91076320). McLaren Hall, Killin
Saturday 5th May (13:00). 30th Stuc a’ Chroin 5000: Category A Long Hill Race (distance 22 km; climb 1500 m). Strathyre: Secretary (079-7701-4474)
Saturday 2nd (10:30) - Sunday 3rd June (15:00).  Bob MacGregor Memorial 2-Day Motorcycle Trial. Kinnell Estate, Killin
Sunday 10th June (09:00). 7th Strathearn Marathon. Cultybraggan Camp, Comrie
Saturday 23rd June (Commences  08:00 - 11:00). Martin Currie Rob Roy Challenge - a 14-mile circular walk from Kenmore and / or one of two cycle challenges of 35 and 36 miles commencing and finishing in Kenmore.  Rob Roy Festival in Taymouth Castle grounds. Kenmore
Saturday 7th July. 2018 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 25th August  (12:00). Tay Fitness Killin 10K - open to all (walk, jog or run) charity event.  www.killin10k.co.uk Dochart Bridge, Killin
Saturday 1st September. Highland Perthshire Marathon and Half-Marathon – run or cycle.  www.highlandperthshiremarathon.co.uk Wade's Park, Aberfeldy
Saturday 9th September (09:15). Open Water Swim: Loch Earn end-to-end St Fillans to Lochearnhead (10.8 km).  
Saturday 6th October (13:00). National Trust for Scotland Hill Race - Meall nan Tarmachan (distance 9.5 km; climb 700 m). Dan Watson (01567-820404)
Saturday 6th to Sunday 14th October. Drovers' Tryst Walking Festival: over 30 walks.  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 30th June (08:00). Lochearnhead Shears International Sheep-shearing Competition. Games Park, Lochearnhead.
Wednesday 4th July (17:30 - 21:30). Kenmore Highland Games. Sports Field, Kenmore
Tuesday 17th July (10:45). Inveraray Highland Games & World Caber Championships. Castle Grounds, Inveraray
Saturday 21st July (12:30 - 18:30). Balquhidder, Lochearnhead & Strathyre Highland Games. Games Park, Lochearnhead
Wednesday 1st August (13:00). Killin Highland Games. Breadalbane Park, Killin
Saturday 11th August (09:30 - 16:30). Atholl & Breadalbane Agricultural Show & Highland Gathering. Wade's Park, Aberfeldy 
Sunday 12th August  (10:00 - 17:00). Perth Highland Games. Scone Palace Park
Saturday 18th August (10:30). Stirling Highland Games. Stirling Sports Village, Royal Stuart Way, Stirling
Saturday 18th August (TBC). Killin Agricultural Show. Breadalbane Park, Killin
Sunday 19th August (10:30). Crieff Highland Gathering. Market Park, Crieff
Thursday 23rd August (10:30 - 16:30). Argyllshire Gathering (Oban). Mossfield Park, Oban 
     
  Activities for Children  
Tuesdays 3rd, 10th & 31st July and 14th & 28th August (10:30 - 12:30). A kids-eye view of Ben Lawers - hands-on exploration - become a nature know-it-all (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 25th (19:00) to Sunday 27th May. 6th Strathyre Music Festival: www.balvaig.co.uk Strathyre
Friday 15th to Sunday 17th June. Killin Music Festival '17. McLaren Hall, Killin
Friday 28th to Sunday 30th September. 13th Callander Jazz & Blues Festival. Callander and area
     
  Food & Drink Events  
Friday 25th - Sunday 27th May. Mhor Festival: food and drink, music, theatre, arts and dance. Monachyle Mhor Farm, Balquhidder
     
  Arts & Cultural Events  
Saturday 9th to Sunday 17th June. Forth Valley Art Beat - a celebration of talent and individual inspiration.  Over 140 artists at 80 different locations.  
Friday 8th & Saturday 9th June. Perthshire and Angus Provincial Mod (Mòd Ionadail Shiorrachd Pheairt agus Aonghais). Breadalbane Community Campus, Aberfeldy
Saturday 1st to Sunday 9th 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 or email "benlawers" @ nts.org.uk  
Thursday 14th and / or Friday 15th June. Moth night and / or morning.  See rangers set harmless moth traps and check the catch in the morning. Ben Lawers NNR car park
Friday 22nd 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
Friday 29th June  (10:00). Meall nan Tarmachan Ridge Walk.  Walk the Tarmachan ridge with a qualified mountain guide and wildlife expert.  5 - 6 hours duration.  Booking essential. Ben Lawers NNR car park
Saturday 30th June - Sunday 1st July Upland plant identification course for upland habitat surveys, in partnership with Parnassus Ecology.  Booking essential  @ 077-1640-6900 or email "Lindsay" @ parnassusecology.com  
Tuesday 3rd July  (10:30 - 12:30). A kids-eye view of Ben Lawers: hands-on exploration - become a nature know-it-all (adults must be accompanied by a child and vice versa). Ben Lawers NNR car park
Tuesday 10th July (10:30 - 12:30). A kids-eye view of Ben Lawers: hands-on exploration - become a nature know-it-all (adults must be accompanied by a child and vice versa). Ben Lawers NNR car park
Wednesday 11th July  (13:30 - 16:30). Butterflies and moths of the mountain.  Booking advisable. Ben Lawers NNR car park
Friday 13th July  (09:00 - 17:00). Mountain flowers - an 8-hour high-level guided walk.  Booking essential. Ben Lawers NNR car park
Friday 20th July  (09:00 - 17:00). Mountain flowers - an 8-hour high-level guided walk.  Booking essential. Ben Lawers NNR car park
Wednesday 25th July  (13:30 - 16:00). Flora and fauna of the hillside.  Booking advisable. Ben Lawers NNR car park
Tuesday 31st July (10:30 - 12:30). A kids-eye view of Ben Lawers: hands-on exploration - become a nature know-it-all (adults must be accompanied by a child and vice versa). Ben Lawers NNR car park
Wednesday 8th August  (13.30 - 16:00). Hillside safari - a 2½ hour walk.  Experience the rich flora and varied wildlife of the lower slopes of the Nature Reserve.  Booking advisable. Ben Lawers NNR car park
Friday 10th 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 14th August  (10:30 - 12:30). A kids-eye view of Ben Lawers: hands-on exploration - become a nature know-it-all (adults must be accompanied by a child and vice versa). Ben Lawers NNR car park
Wednesday 22nd August  (13:30 - 16:00). Flora and fauna of the hillside.  Booking advisable. Ben Lawers NNR car park
Tuesday 28th August  (10:30 - 12:30). A kids-eye view of Ben Lawers: hands-on exploration - become a nature know-it-all (adults must be accompanied by a child and vice versa). 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 @ Scottish Crannog Centre, Loch Tay  
  Booking is essential for large groups - telephone 01887-830583.  
Easter Sunday 1st April (10:30 - 16:30). A Celtic Spring: the Crannog comes to life.  Opening event of the 2018 season.  
Sunday 27th May (10:30 - 16:30). Iron Age Ingenuity: water and metals, incuding metal-working demonstrations.  
Thursday 21st June (evening event). Midsummer Music Evening, plus prehistoric musical instrument-making workshop.  Booking essential.  
Thursday 19th July (10:30 – 16:30). A Celtic Summer: enjoy fabulous down-to-earth nutritious food, as prepared by our Iron Age ancestors.  
Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th August (10:30 - 16:30). The Celts are Coming - Living History Fair: metal working; stone carving; wood turning & spoon carving; leatherwork; textiles; iron age cooking; archery.  
Wednesday 15th August (10:30 - 16:30). Ancient Foods and Crafts: Barley, Beer & Bread!  
Sunday 14th October (10:30 - 16:30). A Celtic Autumn: Wood & Smoke.  Woodworking, turning and whittling demonstrations.  Smoked and cured foods, berries, apples and mushrooms, together with rich meaty stews.  
Wednesday 31st October (evening event). Celtic Samhain Festival Night: Fire, Metals & Magic.  Shadow puppets; Samhain fun and games; storytelling around the log fire in the Crannog; incense; warming soup and bread; spectacular wicker ram burn finale!  
     
  Christmas / New Year  
Monday 31st December (23:45). Killin New Year Firework Display. Falls of Dochart, Killin
Monday 31st December (23:45). Comrie Hogmanay Flambeaux: unique midnight torchlight procession; pipe band. Melville Square, Comrie

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