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Forthcoming Events through 30th June 2019

(Read on down or click here for major events that will take place throughout 2019)

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.  Spring Watch safaris April to July. Highland Safaris, Dull, by Aberfeldy  (01887-820071)
Daily, 30th March to 3rd 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, 30th Mar to 30th Oct (10:00 - 17:30).  Final tour - 16:15. 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)
Daily Apr - Oct (10:00-18:00).  Sundays (12:00 - 16:00). Dewar's Aberfeldy Distillery - visit distillery, warehouses and museum.   Aberfeldy PH15 2EB (01887-822010)
Saturday 18th May - Sunday 23rd June. Les Métamorphoses d'Ovide (Ovid’s Metamorphoses) illustrated by Pablo Picasso. Aberfeldy Watermill & Gallery (01887-822896)
Thursdays (19:00 - 22:30). Celtic Acoustic Music Sessions - folk to blues, bluegrass to instrumental - play or listen. Birks Cinema, Aberfeldy (01887-829141)
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Saturday 1st  (10:30). Bob MacGregor Memorial Motorcycle Trial. Kinnell Estate, Killin 
Saturday 1st  (21:00). Live Music: Pure Malt. Coach House Hotel, Killin  (01567-820349) 
Sunday 2nd  (09:30). Bob MacGregor Memorial Motorcycle Trial. Kinnell Estate, Killin 
Sunday 2nd  (10:00 - 14:00). Aberfeldy Farmers Market, with Arts & Crafts Market in The Birks Cinema. The Square, Aberfeldy 
Sunday 2nd  (10:00 - 16:30). Scotland's Gardens Open: Explorers Garden. Festival Theatre, Pitlochry 
Sunday 2nd  (14:00 - 17:00). National Trust for Scotland: Moirlanich Longhouse. Glen Lochay, Killin 
Wednesday 5th  (14:00 - 17:00). National Trust for Scotland: Moirlanich Longhouse. Glen Lochay, Killin 
Friday 7th  (21:00). Live Music: Minogue Brothers. Coach House Hotel, Killin  (01567-820349) 
Saturday 8th  (14:00 - 16:00). Guided Walk:  Archaeological and Historic Features at SRUC Kirkton and Auchtertyre farms.  Contact: John Holland ("johnholland" @ sruc.ac.uk). Strathfillan, between Crianlarich & Tyndrum
Saturday 8th to Sunday 16th June. Forth Valley Art Beat - open studios, installations, temporary public artworks, popup shows, film, performance, and exhibitions in galleries and community spaces. Over 140 artists at 80 different locations.  
Sunday 9th  (09:00). 8th Strathearn Marathon: 1,500 ft of ascent. Cultybraggan Camp, Comrie (077-1364-3565)
Sunday 9th  (10:00 - 14:00). Logierait Country Market. Mill of Logierait, by Ballinluig 
Sunday 9th  (14:00 - 17:00). National Trust for Scotland: Moirlanich Longhouse. Glen Lochay, Killin 
Wednesday 12th  (14:00 - 17:00). National Trust for Scotland: Moirlanich Longhouse. Glen Lochay, Killin 
Friday 14th & Saturday 15th June. Perthshire and Angus Provincial Mod (Mòd Ionadail Shiorrachd Pheairt agus Aonghais). Breadalbane Community Campus, Aberfeldy
Friday 14th  (18:00). Killin Music Festival '18: headline act - Trail West. McLaren Hall, Killin
Friday 14th  (21:00). Live Music: Kevin Fraser. Coach House Hotel, Killin  (01567-820349) 
Saturday 15th  (10:00 - 15:00). Pitlochry Market: artisan produce & crafts. Business Centre, Armoury Road, Pitlochry PH16 5AP
Saturday 15th (12:00). Run Mhor 84: half marathon (climb 310 m) and fun run (12:05). Mhor 84 Hotel, Kingshouse, by Balquhidder
Saturday 15th  (18:00). Killin Music Festival '18: headline act - Elephant Sessions. McLaren Hall, Killin
Saturday 15th  (21:00). Live Music: Drovers Road. Coach House Hotel, Killin  (01567-820349) 
Sunday 16th  (18::00). Killin Music Festival '18: Siobhan Miller. McLaren Hall, Killin
Sunday 16th  (14:00 - 17:00). National Trust for Scotland: Moirlanich Longhouse. Glen Lochay, Killin 
Wednesday 19th  (14:00 - 17:00). National Trust for Scotland: Moirlanich Longhouse. Glen Lochay, Killin 
Friday 21st June (evening event). Midsummer Music Evening, plus prehistoric musical instrument-making workshop.  Booking essential. Scottish Crannog Centre, Loch Tay, Kenmore (01887-830583)
Friday 21st  (21:00). Live Music: Ted Christopher. Coach House Hotel, Killin  (01567-820349) 
Saturday 22nd 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 22nd  (12:30 - 17:00). Doune Gala. Graham Street / Moray Park, Doune 
Saturday 22nd  (21:00). Live Music: Ghillies Hillbillies. Coach House Hotel, Killin  (01567-820349) 
Sunday 23rd  (11:00). Lorne Highland Games ("The People's Games"). Mossfield Park, Oban 
Sunday 23rd  (14:00 - 17:00). National Trust for Scotland: Moirlanich Longhouse. Glen Lochay, Killin 
Wednesday 26th  (14:00 - 17:00). National Trust for Scotland: Moirlanich Longhouse. Glen Lochay, Killin 
Friday 28th  (19:30). Scottish Chamber Orchestra Strings in Aberfeldy. Breadalbane Community Campus, Aberfeldy
Friday 28th  (21:00). Live Music: Stuart McFarlene. Coach House Hotel, Killin  (01567-820349) 
Saturday 29th (08:00). Lochearnhead Shears International Blackface Sheep Shearing Competition, normally with Evening Ceilidh at 21:00. Games Park, Lochearnhead 
Saturday 29th  (09:30 - 16:30). Scotland's Gardens Open: Blair Castle Gardens. Blair Atholl, PH18 5TL
Saturday 29th  (21:00). Live Music: Mak-a-Din. Coach House Hotel, Killin  (01567-820349) 
Sunday 30th  (14:00 - 17:00). National Trust for Scotland: Moirlanich Longhouse. Glen Lochay, Killin 
Sunday 30th  (14:00 - 17:00). Scotland's Gardens Open: Kilbryde Castle. Dunblane FK15 9NF

Events Calendar for 2019

Date Event Details Venue & Contact
  Outdoor Activity Events  
Tuesday 30th April (10:00). Bob MacGregor Memorial Road Run - 130 miles of Highland Perthshire roads.  Pre-1975 motorcycles preferred.  Contact Peter Remington (01539-5 60695 /  078-91076320). McLaren Hall, Killin
Saturday 4th May (13:00). 31st Stuc a’ Chroin 5000: Category A Long Hill Race (distance 22 km; climb 1500 m). Strathyre: Secretary (079-7701-4474)
Sunday 19th May (6:30 - 15:30). Etape Caledonia: 85-mile closed road cycle challenge. Highland Perthshire  
Wednesday 22nd May (19:30). Ben Sheann Hill Race (distance 3.4 km; climb 380 m). Strathyre: Secretary (079-7701-4474)
Saturday 1st (10:30) - Sunday 2nd June (15:00).  Bob MacGregor Memorial 2-Day Motorcycle Trial. Kinnell Estate, Killin
Sunday 9th June (09:00). 8th Strathearn Marathon.  1,500 feet of ascent. Cultybraggan Camp, Comrie
Sayurday 15th June (12:00). Run Mhor 84: half marathon (climb 310 m) and fun run (12:05). Mhor 84 Hotel, Kingshouse, by Balquhidder
Saturday 22nd 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 6th July. 2019 Artemis Great Kindrochit Quadrathlon: Gold Route - Swim Loch Tay (1.3 km) - Walk / run seven Munros (24 km) - Kayak back to Ardtalnaig (11 km) - Cycle around Loch Tay (54 km).  The Silver Route is 7 km & 600 m of ascent less.  The Bronze Route is a triathlon (no swim) - five Munros (16 km) plus kayak and cycle.  Ardtalnaig, Loch Tay
Saturday 4th August  (09:00). Mhor Marathon: McLaren High School, Callander, to Monachyle Mhor Hotel. McLaren High School, Callander, FK17 8JH
Saturday 24th August  (12:00). Loch Tay Highland Lodges Tay Fitness Killin 5K and 10K - open to all (walk, jog or run) charity event.  Also Fun Run for 5 - 14 year olds.  www.killin10k.co.uk Breadalbane Park, Killin
Saturday 14th September (09:15). Open Water Swim: Loch Earn end-to-end St Fillans to Lochearnhead (10.8 km).  
Saturday 5th October (13:00). National Trust for Scotland Hill Race - Meall nan Tarmachan (distance 9.5 km; climb 700 m). Dan Watson (01567-820404)
Saturday 5th to Saturday 12th 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 29th June (08:00). Lochearnhead Shears International Sheep-shearing Competition. Games Park, Lochearnhead.
Sunday 23rd June (11.00). Lorne Highland Games ("The People's Games"). Mossfield Park, Oban 
Wednesday 3rd July (17:30 - 21:30). Kenmore Highland Games. Sports Field, Kenmore
Tuesday 16th July (10:45). Inveraray Highland Games & World Caber Championships. Castle Grounds, Inveraray
Saturday 20th July (12:30 - 18:30). Balquhidder, Lochearnhead & Strathyre Highland Games. Games Park, Lochearnhead
Wednesday 7th August (13:00). 24th Killin International Highland Games. Breadalbane Park, Killin
Saturday 10th August (09:30 - 16:30). Atholl & Breadalbane Agricultural Show & Highland Gathering. Wade's Park, Aberfeldy 
Sunday 11th August  (10:00 - 17:00). Perth Highland Games. Scone Palace Park
Saturday 17th August (10:30). Stirling Highland Games. Stirling Sports Village, Royal Stuart Way, Stirling
Saturday 17th August (TBC). Killin Agricultural Show. Breadalbane Park, Killin
Sunday 18th August (10:30). Crieff Highland Gathering. Market Park, Crieff
Thursday 22nd August (10:30 - 16:30). Argyllshire Gathering (Oban). Mossfield Park, Oban 
Saturday 14th September (10:30) Pitlochry Highland Games.  Massed pipe bands at 17:00. Recreation Ground, Ferry Road, Pitlochry PH16 5DZ
     
  Activities for Children  
Tuesdays 9th, 16th & 30th July and 13th & 27th August (10:30 - 12:30). A kids-eye view of Ben Lawers: hands-on exploration.  Leave no stone unturned  to become a nature know-it-all (adults to 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 14th to Sunday 16th June. Killin Music Festival '19. McLaren Hall, Killin
Friday 4th to Sunday 6th October. 13th Callander Jazz & Blues Festival. Callander and area
Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd November Perthshire Amber - The Dougie MacLean Festival. Dunkeld & environs
     
  Food & Drink Events  
Friday 24th - Sunday 26th May. Mhor Festival: food and drink, music, theatre, arts and dance. Monachyle Mhor Farm, Balquhidder
     
  Arts & Cultural Events  
Saturday 8th to Sunday 16th June. Forth Valley Art Beat - open studios, installations, temporary public artworks, popup shows, film, performance, and exhibitions in galleries and community spaces. Over 140 artists at 80 different locations.  
Saturday 7th to Sunday 15th 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  
Wednesday 3rd July  (13:30 - 16:30). Butterflies and moths of the mountain.  Booking advisable. Ben Lawers NNR car park
Friday 5th July  (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
Tuesday 9th July (10:30 - 12:30). A kids-eye view of Ben Lawers: hands-on exploration.  Leave no stone unturned  to become a nature know-it-all (adults to be accompanied by a child and vice versa). Ben Lawers NNR car park
Friday 12th July  (09:00 - 17:00). Mountain flowers - an 8-hour high-level guided walk.  Booking essential. Ben Lawers NNR car park
Tuesday 16th July (10:30 - 12:30). A kids-eye view of Ben Lawers: hands-on exploration.  Leave no stone unturned  to become a nature know-it-all (adults to be accompanied by a child and vice versa). Ben Lawers NNR car park
Friday 19th July  (09:00 - 17:00). Mountain flowers - an 8-hour high-level guided walk.  Booking essential. Ben Lawers NNR car park
Wednesday 24th July  (13:30 - 16:00). Flora and fauna of the hillside.  Booking advisable. Ben Lawers NNR car park
Saturday 27th - Sunday 28th 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 30th July (10:30 - 12:30). A kids-eye view of Ben Lawers: hands-on exploration.  Leave no stone unturned  to become a nature know-it-all (adults to be accompanied by a child and vice versa). Ben Lawers NNR car park
Friday 2nd 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
Wednesday 7th 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
Tuesday 13th August (10:30 - 12:30). A kids-eye view of Ben Lawers: hands-on exploration.  Leave no stone unturned  to become a nature know-it-all (adults to be accompanied by a child and vice versa). Ben Lawers NNR car park
Wednesday 21st August  (13:30 - 16:00). Flora and fauna of the hillside.  Booking advisable. Ben Lawers NNR car park
Tuesday 27th August (10:30 - 12:30). A kids-eye view of Ben Lawers: hands-on exploration.  Leave no stone unturned  to become a nature know-it-all (adults to 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.  
Saturday 30th March (10:00) Grand Opening with Aberfeldy Gaelic Choir.  
Tuesday 9th April (18:00). Scotland's Iron Age: talk with Anne Crone.  
Easter Sunday 21st April & Monday 22nd April (10:30 - 16:30). A Celtic Spring: the Crannog comes to life.  
Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th May Handfasting Vow Renewal  
Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th May (10:30 - 16:30). Iron Age Ingenuity: water and metals, incuding metal-working demonstrations.  
Friday 21st June (evening event). Midsummer Music Evening, plus prehistoric musical instrument-making workshop.  Booking essential.  
Thursday 18th July (10:30 – 16:30). A Celtic Summer: enjoy fabulous down-to-earth nutritious food, as prepared by our Iron Age ancestors.  
Friday 2nd to Monday 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.  
Sunday 22nd September (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.  
Thursday 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  
Tuesday 31st December (23:45). Killin New Year Firework Display. Killin
Tuesday 31st December (23:45). Comrie Hogmanay Flambeaux: unique midnight torchlight procession; pipe band. Melville Square, Comrie

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