‘FOR THE MANY’ 2013 Tour
Thursday 16 May Grandtully Village Hall, Grandtully nr Pitlochry, PH9 0PL
Tickets from Bandwagon Music, 9 St Paul’s Square, Perth Tel: 01738 637714
Price £10/£8 conc.
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Sunday 26th May 10am
Aberfeldy Sprint Triathlon
from Breadalbane Community Campus Aberfeldy
Sunday 26th May Games start at approximately 1.15pm
Atholl Gathering & Highland Games
Target Park, Blair Castle Blair Atholl
Gates from 10am. Local heavies competition 11am. "March On" at 1.15pm. Scottish Heavy events 1.30pm.
The Highland Gathering takes place on Sunday, with the Atholl Highlanders officially opening the Highland Games with a "March On" before His Grace the Duke of Atholl, led again by the skirl of their pipes and the deep, sonorous booming of their drums.
Following the March On, heavyweight strong men from around Scotland take centre stage to battle it out in the Highland Games, which includes traditional events such as tossing the caber, putting the shot and throwing the hammer. Highland Games date back many centuries, with most of the events tracing their roots back to ancient Scottish battle weapons and fighting techniques. Local heavyweight athletes from the Perthshire League compete in the morning. Visit www.phga.co.uk for more information. Plenty of other attractions, such as highland dancing events, tug o' war, solo piping, trade stands and refreshments provide a fun day out for all the family. Admission: Adults £tbc, Concessions £tbc, Children (5-16yrs) £tbc For more information on either the Parade or the Gathering please contact the Blair Castle on 01796 481 207. Email: email@example.com Web www.blair-castle.co.uk All times are subject to change at the organiser's discretion.
01 Apr 2013 to 14 Sep 2013
Exhibition - 150th anniversary of the Perth to Inverness Railway
Blair Castle Blair Atholl PH18 5TL
In 1863, the railway between Dunkeld and Inverness was completed opening the Highlands to increased visitors and trade. Engineer Joseph Mitchell attempted to get the proposal passed for almost 20 years but struggled to get support due to the common view that it would be too difficult to build a railway line across the rocky terrain of the Highlands.
The proposal was passed by parliament in 1861 and the railway line was completed only 2 years later on 9 September 1963.
The 6th Duke of Atholl and 7th Duke of Atholl were heavily involved in the process, as the railway line crossed a large proportion of Atholl Estates. The 6th Duke insisted on having beautifully-designed bridges across his land to cater for the new railway (the bridges that were built include the Bridge of Tilt, Killicrankie Viaduct and the Calvine bridge) and the 7th Duke took the first trial run on the line.
To celebrate the 150th anniversary, Blair Castle has a number of artefacts on display in the Banvie Hall relating to the development of the railway, including watercolours, old photos of Blair Atholl station and a model of a Stevenson design locomotive which featured on the Antiques Road Show in 2011. Normal Entry prices apply.www.atholl-estates.co.uk
Saturday 25th May - Monday 22nd July
Exhibition - John Bellany "Etchings of The Sea"
The Watermill, Mill Street, Aberfeldy PH15 2BG
John Bellany has recently had a major exhibition at The National Gallery of Scotland and is considered to be one of the finest contemporary Scottish artists. This exhibition brings together two portfolios of his etchings together with a series of accompanying poems by George Bruce.
daily Friday 3rd May to 30th September
Exhibition "Blair Atholl's Railway " to commemorate the 150 years of railway in Blair Atholl
Atholl Country Life Museum Blair Atholl PH18 5SP
display to commemorate the 150 years of railway in Blair Atholl... visit the commemorative exhibition over weekends in May or daily from 1st June 2013 to 30th September 2013.
The 150th year anniversary of the opening of what at the outset was the Inverness & Perth Junction Railway is to be marked. It was a considerable engineering achievement to surmount Druimuachdar Pass, at 1,484ft the highest point on any main line in Britain.
On the 1st June 1863 the first section of the I&PJR was opened from Dunkeld to Pitlochry, on 3rd August 1863 the Forres-Aviemore section followed and on 9th September 1863 the Aviemore-Pitlochry section was completed, thereby forming the strategic main line across the Grampians.
From these dates, the growth of many villages as tourist venues and service centres can be traced. In 1865 the I&PJR became the Highland Railway which was in existence for almost 60 years. In 1923 it became part of the London, Midland & Scottish Railway (LMS), and in 1948 British Railways took over at nationalisation. Tel 01796 481232
28th March to 3rd November
Exhibition 80 Years of Scottish Rock!
Explorers Garden Port-Na-Craig, Pitlochry, PH16 5DR
80 Years of Scottish Rock! runs from 28th March to 3rd November and is housed in the David Douglas Pavilion - entrance is free to anyone with an Explorers Entry Ticket.
Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th May 10am - 4pm
Go Canoeing Sessions for Beginners
Beyond Adventure, Alma Avenue, Aberfeldy PH15 2BW
Go Canoeing is a series of events coordinated by the Scottish Canoe Association for beginners. No previous experience or equipment is required.
29 March – 4 August. Prices start from £27 pp
Highland Pony Trekking
Blair Castle, Blair Atholl, Pitlochry, Perthshire PH18 5TL
Enjoy a gentle trek or faster ride into the hills.
Every Sunday at 8pm
live@McKays throughout MAY - OPEN MUSIC SESSION
138 Atholl Road Pitlochry PH16 5AG
let us entertain you this MAY at McKays with barrels of laughs, delicious scottish food and toe tapping traditional tunes...
Every Thursday Night Och Aye McKay “Hootenanny” with Kate and Roddy playing traditional and modern Scottish tunes. From 8pm.
Friday Night From 8pm. Folk Musicians distilled from the best of the traditional folk music scene.
Sat 4th May From 9pm. Shenanigans – From modern pop cover to classic old timers.
Sat 11th May From 9pm. Kicking Stone – A mix of folk, blues, pop, rock and country.
Sat 18th May From 9pm. K2 – 50s’, 60s’, 70s’ music. This is rock and roll at its best!.
Sat 25th May Colin Mckewan and John Pakora – A mix of folk, blues, pop, rock and country. From 9pm.
COMEDY CLUB - Last Saturday of every month - Ticket £10 or buy our Giggle and Dine Deal
2 tickets and a meal for 2 - £20pp
May Events at The Old Mill Inn, Pitlochry,
Friday 3rd Billy Joel/Elvis Tribute Night free
Saturday 4th The Daddy Naggins free
Friday 10th Don Nicholson free
Saturday 11th The Ballachulish Hellhounds, Jamie Flett free
Sunday 12th Last Orders free
Friday 17th Alan Frew @ The Old Mill Inn free
Saturday 18th GT’s Boos Band @ The Old Mill Inn free
Friday 24th Howlin Radio @ The Old Mill free
Saturday 25th Permenant Detention free
Friday 31st Scott MacDonald @ The Old Mill Inn free
The Old Mill Inn, Mill Lane, Pitlochry, Perthshire, PH16 5BH
Tel: 01796 474020 firstname.lastname@example.org
Pitlochry Festival Theatre see website for details. www.PitlochryFestivalTheatre.com
A selection of 6 plays including;
24th 8pm, 25th 2pm & 8pm, 31st 8pm
A Chorus of Disapproval by Alan Ayckbourn
30th 2pm & 8pm
prices range form £15 - £32.50, with concessions available Tel: Box Office: 01796 484 626 www.PitlochryFestivalTheatre.com
Daily 12.30 hrs
Red Deer Encounter
Highland Safaris, Dull, By Aberfeldy, Perthshire, PH15 2JQ
Come face to face with Britain’s largest land mammal – the majestic Red Deer on our Red Deer Encounter, Armed with a handful of deer feed, help hand feed our friendly Red Deer with a knowledgeable Safari Ranger. Duration: 20 mins. Cost £5.00/person Tel: 01887 820071 www.highlandsafaris.net
Monday 15th April until 1st July
Spring Watch Safaris
Highland Safaris By Aberfeldy Perthshire PH15 2JQ
Capture the magic of the Highlands and enjoy the early morning wildlife on a Dawn Patrol Safari-Includes Breakfast in our cosy café. Tel: 01887 820071 www.highlandsafaris.net
Daily 10am-5pm Saturday 4th May (opening 2pm-4pm) – Thursday 30th May
Sue Harrison Forests, Flowers and Familiar Places
Birnam Arts & Conference Centre Station Road Birnam Dunkeld PH8 0DS
A graduate in Three Dimensional Design and Interiors, Sue pursued a career in Interior Design based in London & Harrogate, with private & corporate clients in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. In 2007, Sue returned to her Scottish roots, settling in nearby Murthly.
Drawing inspiration from the landscapes of Scotland and Yorkshire, from the forests and flowers, Sue creates contemporary paintings in both watercolour and mixed media, in which her passion for colour, texture and light is evident.
Sue is an Elected Exhibiting Member of The Glasgow Society of Women Artists (GSWA), The Leeds Fine Art Club (LFAC) and East Riding Artists (ERA) and exhibits regularly in Scotland and northern England.
20th April- 31st December
Cinema, Live Event/Broadcasts
The Birks Cinema PO Box 7517 Aberfeldy PH15 2WH
"Saturday Night Fever" 11-1.30am
McKays Bar & Restaurant 138 Atholl Road Pitlochry PH16 5AG
resident DJ plays some of the latest tunes to dance the night from 11pm-late, if you come in after 11pn there is a £3.00 door charge. McKays, Atholl Road, Pitlochry
"Saturday night live@McKays" 9-11pm
McKays Bar & Restaurant 138 Atholl Road Pitlochry PH16 5AG
Live bands from Scottish, Irish, Pop, rock, Blues, Jazz, Motown and many more. Sing dance and clap the night away... Free entry. McKays, Atholl Road, Pitlochry
Monday 27th & Tuesday 28th May 8pm
Best Comedy Songs in the World?
Pitlochry Festival Theatre Port Na Craig, Pitlochry, PH16 5DR
A hilarious musical show featuring comedy classics from the likes of Tom Lehrer, Pete & Dud, The Goons, Flanders & Swann, George Formby, The Pythons…
Monday 27th May 11am - 4.30pm
Festival of Nettles
The Scottish Crannog Centre Kenmore, Loch Tay Perthshire PH15 2HY
Enjoy this special day of fibre work, food and fun. Demonstrations and exhibits, nettle fibre processing & spinning, textile art together with all kinds of nettle food, drink and toiletries. Tel. 01887 830583 Email: email@example.com www.crannog.co.uk
Every Monday 27th May to 9th September 7pm for 7.45pm
Recreation Ground Pitlochry
(Robert Wiseman Dairies Vale of Atholl Pipe Band), Highland and Scottish dancing, songs and music. Mondays, 28th May to 3rd September 7.45pm Gates open 7pm. Venue - Recreation Ground. If wet, venue - Pitlochry Town Hall. Adults £5 Children £1. www.highlandnight.co.uk