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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

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“Holding it all together: papering over the cracks

Thursday 24th of April 8.00pm:
“Holding it all together: papering over the cracks”
Illustrated talks by NTS conservation staff
in the meetings room, at the Ben Lawers Ranger base, Lynedoch, Main Street, Killin
An illustrated evening talk by Fiona Butterfield, Conservator with the National Trust for Scotland. Fiona specialises in paper conservation and will be looking at conservation work on wallpapers and works of art on paper that might be classed as ephemeral and disposable if they are damaged. She will also focus on the project to conserve the wallpaper at Moirlanich Longhouse and examples of this paper will be on display. Tel: 0844 493 2136

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

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.

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

Red Deer Encounter. 12.30hrs

Daily April - October 
10am 12noon & 2pm 
The Red Deer and Barn Owl 
Encounter
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

The Charity Trustees’ Toolboxand With Colin Liddel

Thursday 24th April
The Charity Trustees’ Toolboxand With Colin Liddell, Accredited Specialist in Charity Law.
Pitlochry Festival Theatre Port Na Craig, Pitlochry,  PH16 5DR
This 90 minute Seminar will provide Trustees with practical guidance and an insight into various hands-on aspects of their role, actions and responsibilities; it will also include a number of current tips and recommendations.  It will touch upon the differences between a Guarantee Company and a SCIO and will again look at issues of risk management.
Tickets £7.50 Tel: 01796 484626 www.PitlochryFestivalTheatre.com The tickets prices are a charitable donation to the benefit of Pitlochry Festival Theatre (Scottish Charity Number SC013055).  Two Course Supper is £16.50, commencing at 6pm

The Dardanelles 8pm

Friday 25th April 8pm
The Dardanelles
Birnam Arts Centre Station Road Birnam Dunkeld PH8 0DS
Armed with a love of jigs, reels and ballads and an energy found more often in 3 piece punk rock bands than 5 piece fold acts, The Dardanelles have established themselves as the leading traditional band to emerge from Canada's Newfoundland.  £12/£10 conc/£5 u16
Box Office Tel:01350 727674 admin@birnaminstitute.com www.birnamarts.com

Blues Sunday 3pm

Last Sunday of the Month 3pm
Blues Sunday
The Taybank Tay Terrace Dunkeld PH8 0AQ
Every month we hold a Blues Sunday and a Sunday Jazz Jam  - excellent afternoon sessions in the bar from 3.30pm.
For further info, please contact us on 01350 727340. www.thetaybank.co.uk

Just Laugh Comedy Club at McKays Bar 7pm

Last Saturday of Every Month Doors Open 7pm. Show starts 8.30pm
Just Laugh Comedy Club - at McKays Bar
McKays Bar & Restaurant 138 Atholl Road Pitlochry . PH16 5AG
1 host, 3 stand up comedians - lots of laughter Enjoy Just laugh Comedy Club , last Saturday of every month £10 pp
Giggle and dine deal - 2 comedy tickets and a meal for 2 - £20pp  
After hit the floor as our DJ has you dancing until the early hours. Head Liner tbc - Main Support John McGoldrick Support David Innes Phone: 01796 473888 Email: info@mckayshotel.co.uk www.mckayshotel.co.uk

Pilates Workshop 10am - 4pm

Saturday 26th April 10am - 4pm
Pilates Workshop
The Big Shed, Tobreck, Lawers, Aberfeldy PH15 2PB
A one-off workshop, delivered by Joakim Valsinger (www.balanspilates.com) showcasing the benefits of Pilates. £35 incl. vegetarian lunch.
book by e.mail gwen@bigshed.org.uk or text 0750 864 5453 www.bigshed.org.uk
Directions - on the north side of Loch Tay about 2 miles beyond the Ben Lawers Hotel. 

Pitlochry Superdog 12.30 - 4.00pm

Saturday 26th April 12.30 - 4.00pm
Pitlochry Superdog
Atholl Estates Ranger Service - Meet: Pitlochry Recreation Ground
A fun afternoon for dogs with competitions, displays and doggy games.
Price: free Tel: 01796 481355, or email pf@atholl-estates.co.uk

Scottish National Downhill Mountain Bike Champions

Saturday 26th Sunday 27th April
Scottish National Downhill Mountain Bike Championship
Dunkeld
The second round of the Scottish National Downhill Mountain Bike Championship will take place in Dunkeld in April and is expected to attract around 300 entrants, as well as hundreds of spectators.
Riders from across the country will flock to the popular competition, which is part of a series to decide the winner of the coveted Scottish Championship jersey.
Online entries have opened for the downhill series, which kicks off in March at Innerleithen.
Riders can enter by going to www.britishcycling.org.uk/events.

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