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Wingin ItMammal Identification Weekend

21st - 23rd June. Kindrogan Field Studies Centre. PH10 7PG

This two and a half day course introducing you to the is an excellent in-depth introduction to the mammals of Britain and Ireland and the techniques used to spot them in their habitat including sightings, calls and field signs. In the classroom you will cover identification techniques for each terrestrial species and test your skills by recording mammals in the field! You will also have the opportunity to practice live small mammal trapping and learn how to analyse owl pellets. The course concludes with an optional assessment, which, if passed, will earn you a certificate in Basic Mammal Identification jointly accredited by the Mammal Society and the Field Studies Council.

The course is led by John Haddow, who works as an environmental consultant, bat specialist and expert trainer for the Mammal Society.

Basic course price from £150, accomodation & meals available onsite from £35 per per per night.

Further details & online bookings at www.mammal.org.uk/MID or by phoning Lexie Munro (Mammal Society Training co-ordinator) on 02380 237874


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.

April Music at the Old Mill Inn Pitlochry

Music at The Old Mill Inn, Mill Lane Pitlochry PH16 5BH
Friday 4th Last Orders
Saturday 5th Red Pine Timber Company Free
Friday 11th Fozzie Free
Saturday 12th Belter Skelter Free
Friday 18th Mad Ferret! Free
Saturday 19th Acoustic Butterfly Free
Friday 25th Scott Macdonald Free
Saturday 26th Red Pine Timber company  Free Tel 01796 474020 

April Music ath McKays Bar & Restaurant Pitlochry

Music at Mckays Bar & Restaurnat 
138 Atholl Road 
Pitlochry PH16 5AG
Friday 4th April 8-11pm Colin Ranage & Iain Anderson
Saturday 5th April 9-12pm- The Ducatos
Friday 11th April 8-11pm David & Clare
Saturday 12th April 9-12pm Dave & Paul
Friday 18th April 8-11pm Jack Badcock & Carrie Thomas
Saturday 19th April 9-12pm Sandy Tweeddale & Douglie Strong
Friday 25th April 8-11pm John Davidson & Sandy Marshall
Saturday 26th April 9-12pm K2
Tel 01796 473888 
Email: info@mckayshotel.co.uk  

Art Exhibition - Woods and Waters 10am - 5pm

Sunday 2nd March - Wednesday 30th April 10am - 5pm
Art Exhibition - Woods and Waters 
Birnam Arts Centre Station Road Birnam Dunkeld PH8 0DS
Peter Kirley/Cameron Murray/Ian McLachlan Scott  Free Entry.
Box Office Tel:01350 727674 admin@birnaminstitute.com www.birnamarts.com

Beatrix Potter Interactive Exhibition and Garden

Daily 10am - 4.30pm
Beatrix Potter Interactive Exhibition and Garden
Birnam Arts & Conference Centre Station Road Birnam Dunkeld PH8 0DS
Suitable for adults and children alike housing a history section and a Victorian play area. £3 per person Tel: box office 01350 727674 admin@birnaminstitute.com www.birnamarts.com 

Blair Castle - 9.30am - 5.30pm

Tuesday 1st April - 31st October daily 9.30am - 5.30pm
Blair Castle - 
Blair Castle Blair Atholl PH18 5TL
As 2014 is Scotland's Year of Homecoming, the main highlight of the tour will be a focus on the profound effect that the Great War had on the family of the 7th Duke. Follow the story of Blair Castle being transformed into a Red Cross hospital, and how in WW2 the castle was needed to house evacuees from Glasgow.
Full Price £9.90, Conc Price £8.40 Child Price £5.95  Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.
Tel:01796 481207 www.atholl-estates.co.uk

Easter Storytime for 4-7yr olds

Thursday 17th April 11am
Easter Storytime for 4-7yr olds
Aberfeldy Watermill Bookshop Mill St Aberfeldy PH15 2BG
Half an hour of stories - no need to book.  Greaat coffee and cales available for the adults to enjoy.
Tel 01887 820071

Easter Trails in the Castle

1 April – 21 April 
Easter Trails in the Castle
Blair Castle, Blair Atholl, Pitlochry PH18 5TL
anytime. Free with Castle entry.
Follow the Easter trail through the castle to win a
prize and take part in the colouring competition by
hanging your drawing on the Easter trees.Tel: 01796 481355 www.atholl-estates.co.uk

Exhibition Alexa Thomson - Life Closely Observed

Saturday 22nd March 10am - Tuesday 29th April 
Exhibition Alexa Thomson - Life Closely Observed
The Watermill Gallery, Mill Street, Aberfeldy, PH15 2BG
Free Open Monday - Saturday 10-5.30, Sunday 11-5.30

Family swim and a Family cinema ticket for £28

Easter Holiday Offer
Family swim and a Family cinema ticket for £28
Come along this Easter Holiday to any of the Live Active Swimming Pools and Perth Playhouse and enjoy a family (2+2) swim and family cinema ticket for just £28.
Tickets available at Perth Leisure Pool, Stathearn Community Campus, Live Active Loch Leven, Live Actrive Blairgowrie, Breadalbane Community Campus and Perth Playhouse Box Office.

Highland Pony Trekking Blair Castle

1 April – 17 August.
Highland Pony Trekking
Blair Castle, Blair Atholl, Pitlochry PH18 5TL
Enjoy a gentle trek or faster ride into the hills.Prices start from £27 pp
Call 01796 481568 to make a booking.www.atholl-estates.co.uk

Land Rover Wildlife Safaris

1 April – 31 October
Land Rover Wildlife Safaris
Blair Castle, Blair Atholl, Pitlochry PH18 5TL
Discover Atholl Estates’ beautiful and diverse
landscape and native wildlife on a 4x4 tour with an
expert guide. Adult £36, Child £20 Booking essential, call 01796 481355.

Meet the midgie munchers. 7pm- 8.30pm

Thursday 17 April 7pm- 8.30pm 
Meet the midgie munchers.
start from the village square Kinloch Rannoch
So what creatures eat the pesty little insects that drive us all mad?  They make up a good meal for many a creature but who?  Bring a torch and warm jacket.
contact rannochscotland@gmail.com for further information.

Red Deer Encounter. 12.30hrs

Daily April - October 
10am 12noon & 2pm 
The Red Deer and Barn Owl 
Highland Safaris, Dull, By Aberfeldy, Perthshire, PH15 2JQ
Come face to face with Britain’s largest native land mammal – the majestic Red Deer and meet and encounter our tame Barn Owl in a hands on demonstration as well as discovering the natural wonders of Highland Perth shire on a fun and inspiring short walk. 
60 mins includes deer Food & knowledgeable Safari Ranger and a Badge for Children £8 per person £25 for a family of 4 Tel: 01887 820071 

The Birks Cinema - Cinema, Live Event/Broadcasts

Continuous Events
Cinema, Live Event/Broadcasts
The Birks Cinema PO Box 7517 Aberfeldy PH15 2WH
see website for details & listings book online or Tel 0871 902 5754 www.birkscinema.co.uk

Workshop - Kids Dance Space 10.30 - 12noon (Ages P

Thursday 17th April 10.30 - 12noon (Ages P4 - P7)
Workshop - Kids Dance Space
Birnam Arts Centre Station Road Birnam Dunkeld PH8 0DS
Get creative with our Easter dance workshop!  You'll be part of a group exploring movement and translating it into expressive dance - you'll learn new skills and you can show off your own at the same time.  This will be energetic and great fun, so be prepared to move that body! Wear loose clothing and comfy footwear and bring a wee snack/drink with you. £5.00
Box Office Tel:01350 727674 admin@birnaminstitute.com www.birnamarts.com

Battle of Killiecrankie 2pm – 3.30pm

Friday 18th April 2pm – 3.30pm
Battle of Killiecrankie
outside Killiecrankie Visitor Centre Killiecrankie, Pitlochry, PH16 5LG 
Get to grips with the gory details of this gruesome battle.  Interactive battle talk (1hour) in woods above Soldier’s Leap; followed by children’s craft activities and a display of weapons
Price Adults £4 Children £2 No booking required Killiecrankie Visitor Centre 0844 4932192; Dunkeld Area Office 0844 493 2194 www.nts.org.uk/property/killiecrankie/

Pendle Art Studio annual exhibition

18th April until 27th April 10am - 5pm

Annual Exhibition
Locus Centre Aberfeldy
Painings, knitting, crafts and bags.  Paining and textiles to candle carving and jewellery making.www.pendle-art-studio.com

Vintage Tractor and Trailer Rides Blair Castle

18 April – 21 April 12pm – 3.30pm
Vintage Tractor and Trailer Rides
Blair Castle, Blair Atholl, Pitlochry PH18 5TL
Explore hidden parts of the grounds of Blair Castle
and see the animals living on the estate including
Highland Cows, Highland Ponies and Red Deer.£2 pp Tel: 01796 481355 www.atholl-estates.co.uk

Cadbury Easter Egg trails 12noon - 3pm

Saturday 19th April 12noon - 3pm
Cadbury Easter Egg trails
Meet at the Lower carpark the Hermitage Dunkeld
Bring Cadbury magic to your family by joining in at one of our Easter Egg Trails! Follow the clues, answer the questions and complete the challenges to find your way to a prize just for you! 
Children £2 Accompanying adults free No booking required Tel: Dunkeld Area Office 0844 493 2192
Killiecrankie Visitor Centre 0844 4932194 www.nts.org

Egg Olympics 2pm – 3.30pm

Saturday 19th April 2pm – 3.30pm
Egg Olympics
Atholl Estates Ranger Service Meet: Blair Atholl Information Centre
Some eggy activities for families. Please bring a (well trained ) hard-boiled  egg with you. Time: 
Children £2 Tel: 01796 481355, or email pf@atholl-estates.co.uk

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