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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.

Highland Nights.

Every Monday 11th May to 7th September.
Highland Nights. 7.45pm
Pitlochry Recreation Ground
Vale of Atholl Pipe Band, Highland and Scottish dancing, songs and music. The 50th year of Highland Nights. Gates open 7pm. Adults £6 Children £1 Souvenir programme £2. If wet it is in Pitlochry Town Hall.

Sundowner Safari

Sundowner Safari
Highland Safaris | By Aberfeldy | Perthshire | PH15 2JQ | 01887 820071
www.highlandsafaris.net
 From 1st July. This is a very special Safari – the peace on the hill in the evening really has to be experienced to be believed. These Safaris also offer amazing photo opportunities - on a clear day you can see Ben Nevis 50 miles away! Departure is 1630 hours – booking is essential.  

Summer Watch Safari

Summer Watch Safari 
Highland Safaris | By Aberfeldy | Perthshire | PH15 2JQ | 01887 820071
www.highlandsafaris.net
Summer Watch Safari - running until mid September. Every season brings a new magic. Enjoy the peace on the hill in the early evening. These Safaris  offer amazing photo opportunities - on a clear day you can see Ben Nevis 50 miles away! Departure is 1630 hours – booking is essential.  01887 820071 www.highlandsafaris.net

Fortingall Art Summer Exhibition

Sat 25th July to Sun 9th August (10am to 6pm daily)
Fortingall Art Summer Exhibition
Molteno Hall, Fortingall, near Aberfeldy PH15 2LL 
Entry is free. Exhibition of over 30 local artists, featuring painting, photography, printmaking, woodwork,ceramics, sculpture, jewellery, and all entries for our young people's Mini-Art Competition. Held in the elegant Molteno Hall, in the village of Fortingall, with its Arts and Craft style architecture, and ancient Yew tree. Molteno Hall, Fortingall, near Aberfeldy PH15 2LL Follow AA signs from A9 and A827 For more information see www.fortingallart.co.uk

Blair Castle Atholl pony rides

Blair Castle Atholl pony rides Daily (except Tuesdays) 
Blair Castle Trekking Centre, Blair Atholl PH18 5TL 
For a traditional adventure, why not see the estate from the back of a sure-footed Atholl pony? Whether you’re experienced or a beginner we have a trek for all abilities. The Trekking Centre is situated near to the castle and is open daily (except Tuesdays) until the end of August. Riders must be aged 12 or over (and under 14 stone). Pre-booking is essential. Call 01796 481568 or email helen@atholl-estates.co.uk. On Sundays at 1.30pm-3pm Castle & Gardens ticket holders can give their younger kids a ride on one of the ponies for £5. Bookings are not necessary for this.

Blair Castle’s Vintage Tractor and Trailer Tours

1st July to 23rd August 10am - 11.30am.
Every Mon, Wed, Thurs and Sun
Blair Castle’s Vintage Tractor and Trailer Tours 
Blair Castle, Blair Atholl PH18 5TL
Blair Castle’s popular Vintage Tractor and Trailer Tours with Sandy Reid, the estate’s legendary ghillie, will be your guide as you explore hidden parts of the castle’s grounds on a 90 minute tour. It’s a great way to see the animals that live within the grounds, including Red Deer, Highland Ponies and Highland Cows. These tours follow the estate tracks through open fields and farmland. The tours are scheduled to run on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays from 10am-11.30am. Prices: Adults £8, Child £3, Family £20. Private tours can be arranged for groups of up to 30 people. These will run until until 23rd August. Tel: 01796 481355

Cherry Bombz Unplugged @ the Old Mill Inn

Saturday 1st 9PM 
Cherry Bombz Unplugged
The Old Mill Inn, Mill Lane, Pitlochry PH16 5BH
Vintage & Modern Rock covers band from Dundee. Music Starts at 9PM with FREE Admission unless indicated. Bands correct at time of posting information. 01796 474 020 www.oldmillevents.co.uk

Kenmore Church Quilt and Craft Show

28th July to 4th August 10am to 7pm
Kenmore Church, Kenmore PH15 2NU
The Kenmore Church Quilt and Craft Show, has a very special guest appearance on the 4th August of a fourty strong Sikh Band that is travelling from Malaysia to take part in the World Pipe Band Championship in Glasgow. The quilt exhibition displays locally made Loch Tay quilts. There is a sales table where we have smaller items - lavender bags, Christmas decorations etc. 
On Wednesday 29th July 11am to 3pm on Kenmore Church Green there is the Tay and Lyon Church Guild Barbecue and Summer Fair plus silent auction when the money raised will go to various Guild charitable projects.

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 

'Sport A Smile' activity day

Sunday August 2nd, 1.00 to 5.00pm
'Sport A Smile' activity day
Memorial Park, Blair Atholl 
The 'Sport A Smile' activity day will take place in the Memorial Park, Blair Atholl from 1.00 to 5.00pm. A wide range of activities will be featured to test the skills of those attending; these include fly casting, archery, Segway rides, bowls, slow bike riding, golf, face painting, beat the Goalie, Bouncy Castle, tug-of-war and hay rides, with Silly McBee adding a popular element of chaos to the proceedings  This event took place for the first time in 2014 and attracted an excellent crowd and great deal of interest. Entry is FREE and refreshments will be available.

Aberfeldy Farmers Market

1st Sunday May to September 10am to 4pm.
Aberfeldy Farmers Market
Aberfeldy Town Square, PH15 2DD
The first Sunday of the month an eclectic mix of food, art and craftsmanship. So come along, soak up the atmosphere and enjoy what Highland Perthshire has to offer!  aberfeldymarket@btopenworld.com
Tel:- 07990834092 or 01887834092 

Kite Making for everyone

4 August Anytime from 2.00 - 4.00pm
Kite Making.
Meet: Blair Atholl Information Centre.
Have a go at making some simple kites and fly them too if it’s windy enough. Who for: Families. Donations for materials. To contact the Atholl Estates Ranger Service, Tel: 01796 481355, or email pf@atholl-estates.co.uk www.athollestatesrangerservice.co.uk

Malaysia Sikh Band Tour Highland Perthshire

4th August 10am to 3.30pm

40 Strong Malaysian Sikh Band Tour Itinerary
10am - Castle Menzies by Aberfeldy where Maharaj Duleep Singh lived to see small permanent exhibition to Maharaj Duleep Singh.
12 noon - Kenmore on Loch Tay with a short performance in front of Kenmore Church, followed by a short ceremony at Maharaj Duleep Singh’s son’s grave side.
12.45 The pipe band marches over the Kenmore Bridge to Mains of Taymouth Courtyard for lunch. A great place to see the band and its full splendour.
3pm - Blair Castle where Maharaj Duleep Singh was a guest of the Dukes and Duchesses of Atholl. A 30 minute performance in front of the magnificent Blair Castle. Castle grounds ticket £5.80 adults and £2.50 children includes this display.

Pitlochry Summer Season - Home And Beauty

4th June 2015 to 15th October 2015
Pitlochry Summer Season - Home And Beauty By W. Somerset Maugham
Pitlochry Festival Theatre, PH16 5DR
1919: with the turmoil of the Great War beginning to recede, life in Britain is returning to – well, not quite normal. For after four years of war, the staid Edwardian era is truly over and the Jazz Age is about to begin . . .
Society beauty Victoria definitely looks to the future. After her first husband, Bill, was killed at Ypres, she went completely to pieces, but managed to pull herself together - after a year’s dutiful mourning - by marrying her husband’s best friend, Frederick.
But then, out of the blue, Bill turns up on the doorstep, a touch of amnesia and a spell in a German POW camp having delayed his return. Surprisingly unaffected by his ordeal, Bill is cheered to see his wife, but a mite put out to discover that she’s acquired another husband. And that it’s his old chum Frederick . . .
Interestingly, Victoria seems unconcerned by the news that she’s
a bigamist. Perhaps that’s because she’s decided that soldiers no longer make fashionable husbands - and her solicitor has arranged more divorces
than any other lawyer in England. Does she already have eyes on husband number three?
Something of a missing link between Wilde and Wodehouse, Home And Beauty is a high energy, sharp-as-a-tack comedy of morals, manners and marriage by one of the greatest playwrights and novelists of the inter-war years. Don’t miss this rare revival of a classic period comedy! All tickets (From £15.00) from Tel: 01796 484626 or www.PitlochryFestivalTheatre.com

Battle of Killiecrankie

Wednesday 5th August 2pm-3.30pm
Battle of Killiecrankie 
Killiecrankie Visitor Centre
Get to grips with the gory details of this gruesome battle.  Interactive battle talk, weapons display and children’s craft activities.  Adults £4; Children £2. For all Killiecrankie events please meet in the stone circle outside the Visitor Centre. Further details please contact the ranger service on 0844 4932192 or Killiecrankie Visitor Centre on 0844 4932194. 

Dinosaur Tracking

6 August 10.30 - 12.00 midday
Dinosaur Tracking
Meet: Glen Tilt Car Park, by Blair Atholl.
Follow the tracks and clues through the wood and see if you can find a dinosaur.  Who for: Families. £2 per child. 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

Blair Atholl Annual Summer Market

Sunday August 9th, 12noon to 3pm
Annual Summer Market
Blair Atholl Village Hall
The Annual Summer Market will take place in the Blair Atholl village hall from noon to 3.00pm. Twenty stalls will offer a varied selection of goods and crafts. Refreshments will be available and entry is FREE! The fact that stallholders book space well ahead of time reflects the importance of BAATA's Summer and Christmas markets.

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

Dunkeld Dusk Watch

11 August 7.30 - 10.00pm. 
Dunkeld Dusk Watch
Meet: Cally Car Park
Look for the creatures that come out at dusk - bats, moths, owls and more. 4 mile walk. BOOKING ESSENTIAL. Who for: Adults £3 and Older Children £1. 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 Wednesday 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.

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