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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 50th Anniversary

Every Monday 7.45pm 30th May to 5th September 
HIGHLAND NIGHTS 50th Anniversary
Venue - Recreation Ground. If wet, venue - Pitlochry Town Hall. 
Vale of Atholl Pipe Band, Highland and Scottish dancing, songs and music. Gates open 7pm. Adults £6 Children £1. www.highlandnight.co.uk  

Powerful pollinators - family fun days

Sat 2 and Sun 3 July 11am-4pm 
Powerful pollinators - family fun days
Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre, Dunkeld, Perth & Kinross, PH8 0HH
Delve into the magical world of bees, butterflies and other vitally important pollinators. Helpful hints to attract them to your garden, crafts, quizzes and more. Suggested donation for activities – £2 per child. Tel: 01350 727 337 scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk

Save the Small Cow-wheat - Atholl Estates Rangers

2 July 10am
Save the Small Cow-wheat 
Join the Atholl Estates Rangers to look at wild flowers and to carry out some bracken control to help conserve the very rare small cow-wheat. BOOKING ESSENTIAL. 6 mile walk and light physical work. Bring lunch with you. Time: 10.00am – 3.30pm Who for: Adults. Free. To contact the ranger service, phone 01796 481355, or email pf@atholl-estates.co.uk
www.athollestatesrangerservice.co.uk

SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING.

2nd July 7.30pm.
SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING.
Pitlochry Town Hall 
Visitors welcome to join us on the dance floor or come along and watch. Dancers:£7.00, Spectators:£2.00 Tel: 01796 473488 

Tooth and Claw with Atholl Estates Rangers

7 July 10.30am
Tooth and Claw
Glen Tilt Car Park, Blair Atholl
With Atholl Estates Rangers to find out more about nature’s predators. Time: 10.30am – 12.00 midday Meet: Glen Tilt Car Park, Blair Atholl. Who for: Children £2. Glen Tilt Car Park, signed posted from the centre of Blair Atholl, opposite the Tilt Hotel. To contact the ranger service, phone 01796 481355, or email pf@atholl-estates.co.uk
www.athollestatesrangerservice.co.uk

Woodland Treasure Hunt

12 July 2pm
Woodland Treasure Hunt
Glen Tilt Car Park.
A family event searching for clues and treasure. Who for: Children £2. Time: 2.00pm - 3.30pm. Glen Tilt Car Park, signed posted from the centre of Blair Atholl, opposite the Tilt Hotel. To contact the ranger service, phone 01796 481355, or email pf@atholl-estates.co.uk
www.athollestatesrangerservice.co.uk

Battle of Killiecrankie

Wednesday 13th July 2pm-3.30pm
Battle of Killiecrankie,
Killiecrankie Visitor Centre PH16 5LG
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. 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 for further information.

Butterflies and Moths of the Mountain

Wednesday 13th July 1.30pm
Butterflies and Moths of the Mountain
Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve
Discover some of butterflies and moths that inhabit the floristically rich lower slopes of these mountains, including (weather permitting) the elusive mountain ringlet. Duration: 3 hours . Cost: adults £5, children £2.50, family £12.50. Bring: walking boots, warm, waterproof and windproof clothing. Meet: 1.30pm Ben Lawers NNR car park. Numbers are limited, so booking is advisable. For further information please telephone 01567 820988 or email benlawers@nts.org.uk or book online

Minibeast Hunt and House

14 July 10.30am 
Minibeast Hunt and House
Blair Atholl Information Centre, Blair Atholl. PH18 5SP
We go on a minibeast hunt and then you can make a bug house to take home. Time: 10.30am – 12.00 midday. Meet: Blair Atholl Information Centre. Who for: Families. £1 per child and £2 per box. To contact the ranger service, phone 01796 481355, or email pf@atholl-estates.co.uk or www.athollestatesrangerservice.co.uk

Mountain Flowers

Friday 15th July 9.00am
Mountain Flowers
Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve
On this high-level guided walk we aim to see some of the arctic-alpine plants for which these hills are famous. The ascent and descent require a reasonable level of fitness and we will encounter some steep ground. Duration: 8 hours Cost: adults £25, children £12.50. Bring: walking boots, warm, waterproof and windproof clothing, packed lunch and drink. Meet: 9.00am Ben Lawers NNR car park. Booking is essential. Telephone 01567 820988 or email benlawers@nts.org.uk or book online

Introduction to plant identification

Saturday 16th July 9.30am
An introduction to plant identification 
Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve
Learn the basics of how to use keys to identify plants on this botanically rich nature reserve. Duration: 7½ hours Cost: £50. Bring: walking boots, warm, waterproof and windproof clothing, a copy of Francis Rose’s Wild Flower Key or the Collins Flower Guide and a hand lens if you have one (available for loan). You will need a packed lunch and drink. Meet: 9.30am Ben Lawers NNR car park. Booking is essential. Telephone 01567 820988 or email benlawers@nts.org.uk or book online

SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING.

16th July 7.30pm.
SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING.
Pitlochry Town Hall 
Visitors welcome to join us on the dance floor or come along and watch. Dancers:£7.00, Spectators:£2.00 Tel: 01796 473488 

Nuts about squirrels

Sun 17 July 11am-4pm
Nuts about squirrels
Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre, Dunkeld, Perth & Kinross, PH8 0HH
Discover your inner red squirrel with squirrel expert Ken Neil from Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels. Lots of squirrel themed children’s activities including a red squirrel trail - follow the clues to win a prize. Suggested donation for activities – £2 per child. Tel: 01350 727 337 scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk 

Burn dipping and beastie hunting

Tuesday 19th July 10.30am
Burn dipping and beastie hunting
Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve
Join our hands-on exploration of some of the habitats on our nature trail to discover some of the less obvious wildlife living there. Duration: 2 hours Cost: adults £2, children £5, family £12.50 Adults must be accompanied by a child (and vice versa). Bring: wellies and waterproofs. 
Meet: 10.30 am Ben Lawers NNR car park. Numbers are limited, so booking is advisable. Telephone 01567 820988 or email benlawers@nts.org.uk or book online

Outdoor Science - Air with Atholl Estate Rangers

19 July 2.00pm
Outdoor Science - Air
Blair Atholl Information Centre, Blair Atholl. PH18 5SP
Join us to test how clean our air is using easy tests + experiments, then try it out at home. Time: 2.00pm - 4.00pm. Meet: Blair Atholl Information Centre. Who for: Families, adults £2 children £1. To contact the ranger service, phone 01796 481355, or email pf@atholl-estates.co.uk or www.athollestatesrangerservice.co.uk

Hermitage Den Building

Wednesday 20th July 10am-12noon 
Hermitage Den Building 
An energetic morning den building in the Hermitage woods.  Suitable for children aged 5-12 years. Children £5; accompanying adults free. Booking required – please call 0844 4932192. The Hermitage, is 1 miles off the A9 from Dunkeld and Birnam A9 road junction towards Pitlochry. Further details please contact the ranger service on 0844 4932192 or Killiecrankie Visitor Centre on 0844 4932194 for further information.

Return of the Natives.

Wednesday 20th July 10.30am
Return of the Natives. 
Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve
A walk through some of the areas where pioneering conservation work is restoring threatened plant communities to the hill. The route will involve rough ground and moderate gradients so requires a reasonable level of fitness.  Duration: 4 hours. Cost: adults £10, children £5. Bring: walking boots, warm, waterproof and windproof clothing. You will need a packed lunch and drink.  Meet: 10.30am Ben Lawers NNR car park. Booking is essential. Telephone 01567 820988 or email benlawers@nts.org.uk or book online  

Iron Age Gourmet Day

Thursday July 21st
Iron Age Gourmet Day
Scottish Crannog Centre, Kenmore Loch Tay PH15 2HY 
Our Iron Age Gourmet day is one of our most popular events of the year. Totally unique and inspired by discoveries at the 2,500 year old Oakbank Crannog, you won’t find a menu like this anywhere else. Tasty, nutritious and healthy foods prepared and cooked as our ancients did.
All events include museum exhibits, talks around a log-fire in the Crannog roundhouse, demonstrations and hands-on experience of ancient crafts and technologies. Group booking essential but everyone else is welcome to just come along and enjoy tasters of amazing food. Tel 01887 830583 www.Crannog.co.uk

Wet and Wild with Atholl Estates Rangers

21 July 10.30am
Wet and Wild with Atholl Estates Rangers
Blair Atholl Information Centre, Blair Atholl. PH18 5SP
Discover the watery world around the river. Time: 10.30am – 12.00 midday Meet: Blair Atholl Information Centre. Who for: Children £2. To contact the ranger service, phone 01796 481355, or email pf@atholl-estates.co.uk or www.athollestatesrangerservice.co.uk

Wildcats in the Angus Glens

Sun 24 July 2pm-3pm 
Wildcats in the Angus Glens
Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre, Dunkeld, Perth & Kinross, PH8 0HH
A talk by Hebe Carus from Scottish Wildcat Action on the plight of one of Scotland’s most endangered mammals and what is being done to save them from extinction. Free but donations welcome.
Tel: 01350 727 337 scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk

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