Pitlochry Events and activities for April 2019

The Pitlochry What’s On guide is full of events and activities in the Aberfeldy, Blair Atholl, Dunkeld, Pitlochry, Rannoch and Tummel areas from guided walks, theatre events, shows, highland games, lots of music all in one place. The Pitlochry What’s On is produced monthly.

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March 2019

Celebration of the rural and Human Landscapes of Scotland

9 March @ 10:00 am - 28 April @ 5:00 pm
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Free Entry

9th March to 28th April 10am – 5pm
Allaban: A celebration of the rural and Human Landscapes of Scotland
Aberfeldy Watermill Book Shop, Cafe & Gallery, Mill St, Aberfeldy PH15 2BG
Allaban is an exhibition of work by Artists Jane Couroussopoulos and Jemma Derbyshire, celebrating the the rural and human landscapes of Scotland. Allaban, the Gaelic word for “wandering” offers a sense of unity between the work in both a literal and metaphorical sense – both Artists roaming the surface of their work, finding, covering and re-finding colour and mark, anchored by the physical qualities of the built and rural Scottish environment. Tel 01887 822896

April 2019

Springwatch Safaris with Highland Safaris

1 April @ 6:30 am - 30 June @ 9:00 am
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Spring in Perthshire

April to July, daily 06.30am
Springwatch Safaris
Highland Safaris, Dull, Aberfeldy PH15 2JQ

No Question – One of our best Safaris! Capture the magic & enjoy early morning wildlife – a perfect time to experience the noise & drama of the dawn chorus as our moors and glens come to life. Fantastic photographic opportunities and knowledgeable guides. Includes a delicious Scottish breakfast at the end and refreshments on safari. Booking is essential. Duration 2 ½ hours. Departure 0630hrs. Springwatch runs in conjunction with our other safaris and events check our website for details. www.highlandsafaris.net Tel 01887820071 Email. info@highlandsafaris.net

Handbell Ringing at Dunkeld Cathedral

3 April @ 2:00 pm - 25 September @ 2:00 pm
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Donations

Every 2nd &4th Wednesday April to September 2 to 4.pm
Handbell Ringing
Dunkeld Cathedral, Cathedral, Street, Dunkeld, PH8 0AW
Bi-weekly (on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month) performances of Handbell Ringing in Dunkeld Cathedral. Small Ensemble Ringing is fascinating to watch and lovely to hear. The ringers are from the whole of Perthshire. Come and enjoy the music for a while, Freewill donation. For more details www.DunkeldHandBells.uk

Live Music at McKays of Pitlochry

5 April @ 9:00 pm - 27 October @ 11:00 pm
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Free

Every Thursday, Friday Saturday & Sunday evenings
Live Music at Mckays
McKays Hotel,138 Atholl Road, Pitlochry PH16 5AG 
Friday & Saturday evenings from 9pm. A fantastic mix of musicians every single week.
OCH AYE MCKAYS Thursdays from 8pm. A night of Scottish/Folk music from different bands each week.
Sundays bring us an evening of acoustic music from absolutely any local musician who wants to join in, the stage is yours! There is always a lovely atmosphere every Sunday evening. Every Thursday, Friday Saturday evenings, the countries most talented bands & singer/songwriters! Check out our Facebook page for more details, or to book your stay please visit our website www.mckayshotel.co.uk

Aberfeldy Farmers Market

7 April @ 8:00 am - 7 October @ 5:00 pm
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7th April to 7th October (1st Sun each month) 10am to 2pm
Aberfeldy Farmers Market + Crafts & Art Fair
The Square, Aberfeldy PH15 2DD
The farmers market has a wide range of fresh produce including meat, vegetables, fish, cheese, bread, chocolate and lots of beautiful hand crafted items for sale. Further details from Fiona MacEwan, 01887 829343 or 07990 834092 or aberfeldymarket@btopenworld.com

The Crafts & arts fair is in the Birks Cinema – you will find ‘Craftnade Traditional, Contemporary, Unique, Bespoke, Scottish’ art from in and around Highland Perthshire. Further details contact Lynn Shilp 01887 830620 or e-mail lynn@breaghaglass.com

Beaver Watch at Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre

10 April @ 7:00 pm - 24 April @ 7:00 pm
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Wed 10 and Wed 24 April 7pm-9pm
People’s Postcode Lottery beaver watch
Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre, By Dunkeld Perthshire PH8 0HH
Join a member of staff for a talk about beavers, the first formerly extinct mammal to be officially reintroduced to Scotland – with a chance to spot them from our hides! Nonmember £10, member £8, child £5.* advance booking is essential for these events; † not suitable for children under 8. Book your place by phoning Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre on 01350 727 337, or visit scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk/events

Pitlochry Market

20 April @ 10:00 am - 19 October @ 3:00 pm
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20th April to 19th October (3rd Saturday each month) 10.00am to 3.00pm
Pitlochry Market
Pitlochry Business Centre, Armoury Road.PH16 5AP.
Fresh meat, vegetables, bread, cakes, bakes, beer, gin, mead, jewellery, arts and crafts. Local Traders, Produce and Crafts. For more details. email: stalls@pitlochrymarket.co.uk or www.PitlochryMarket.co.uk

Confident Canoeing on Loch Tay

24 April - 30 April
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24th to 30th April
Confident Canoeing on Loch Tay
Wee Adventures Aberfeldy
Canoeing is an awesome activity and a great way to explore Highland Perthshire. Escape the job list and feed your soul at the same time as learning and/or improving basic and intermediate canoe skills. Sign up for Biscuit’s introductory sessions on the loch and/or develop your skills on the river. Join us for some confidence boosting coaching and a brew! Please note that prior flat water (loch) experience is required before taking part in any river sessions. If the weather is too windy for any Loch Tay sessions we will switch to Loch Faskally. Costs are £25 per session or take advantage of a 10% discount if you can commit to all six. Sessions start with hot drinks and biscuits before unloading canoes and being on the water for two hours. Email: sarah@weeadventures.com Telephone: 07780 675859 Address: West Borlick Steading, Aberfeldy, PH15 2EA (This is our registered address, activities happen out in the woods or on the water)

Folk and blues night in the Ewe Bar

26 April @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Every Friday 8pm
Folk and blues night in the Ewe Bar
Fortingall Hotel, Fortingall, By Aberfeldy, Perthshrie PH152NQ
Friday night the local musicians gather to play folk and blues night in the Ewe Bar – sometimes the music is also on Saturday night as well. There is nothing to beat an evening in the company of locals who love playing together – very special. We suggest you book a table and have some food before hand in the Ewe Bar. Tel: 01887830367 For more on the Fortingal Hotel

Scott MacDonald at The Old Mill Inn

26 April @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Free
Music at the Old Mill Inn Pitlochry

Friday 26th April 9.30pm
Scott MacDonald at The Old Mill Inn
The Old Mill Inn, Mill Lane, Pitlochry PH16 5BH
Glasgow Singer/songwriter playing acoustic guitar & harmonica driven music. FREE Admission T: 01796 474 020 www.oldmillevents.co.uk www.theoldmillpitlochry.co.uk

Taybank Markets @ Dunkeld

27 April @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Saturday 27 April 11am to 4pm
Taybank Markets
The Taybank, Dunkeld PH8 0AQ
A monthly Artists and Makers Market, hosted by the Dunkeld Craft Collective. The majority of our traders live and work in the Dunkeld area, a beautiful, picturesque village, long known for its creativity n art, music and literature. Come along and enjoy a day out in this spectacular location on the banks of The River Tay, there will be food and drink and maybe even a little impromptu music available all day from The Taybank Hotel. https://www.dunkeldcraftcollective.com/ Tel: 01350 727340

Cherry Crumble at The Old Mill Inn

27 April @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Free
Music at the Old Mill Inn Pitlochry

Saturday 27th April 9.30pm
Cherry Crumble at The Old Mill Inn
The Old Mill Inn, Mill Lane, Pitlochry PH16 5BH
Cherry Crumble are an energetic 3 piece rock band with a special twist, playing exclusively hits from the 1990’s! FREE Admission T: 01796 474 020 www.oldmillevents.co.uk www.theoldmillpitlochry.co.uk

May 2019

Marie a new play inspired by the life of Mary Queen of Scots

2 May @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Thursday 2 May at 8.00pm
Marie is a new play inspired by the life of Mary Queen of Scots
Blair Atholl Village Hall
Perth Theatre visits Blair Atholl Village Hall again this year, with Marie, a darkly comic play about a London barmaid with dreams above her station Fast-paced and irreverent, Marie is a new play inspired by the life of Mary Queen of Scots but given a distinctly modern twist. Sarah MacGillivray stars as Marie and the show is directed by Phil Bartlett. Tickets (£12) are available from the Tilt Stores in Blair Atholl or from the Horsecross Arts Box Office on 01738 621031 or www.horsecross.co.uk.

Folk and blues night in the Ewe Bar

3 May @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Every Friday 8pm
Folk and blues night in the Ewe Bar
Fortingall Hotel, Fortingall, By Aberfeldy, Perthshrie PH152NQ
Friday night the local musicians gather to play folk and blues night in the Ewe Bar – sometimes the music is also on Saturday night as well. There is nothing to beat an evening in the company of locals who love playing together – very special. We suggest you book a table and have some food before hand in the Ewe Bar. Tel: 01887830367 For more on the Fortingal Hotel

Handfasting Vow Renewal at the Scottish Crannog Centre

4 May @ 10:00 am - 5 May @ 5:00 pm
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£5 – £10.00

4th and 5th May
Handfasting Vow Renewal 
The Scottish Crannog Centre, Kenmore Loch Tay PH15 2HW
Renew your vows inside the Crannog in very special ceremonies.  Music, Flower headdresses, Crannog cake – donations requested for anyone participating. Booking not required. This event is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. For more on the Scottish Crannog Centre 

Beaver Watch at Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre

8 May @ 7:00 pm - 22 May @ 7:00 pm
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Wed 8 and Wed 22 May 7pm-9pm
People’s Postcode Lottery Beaver Watch
Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre, By Dunkeld Perthshire PH8 0HH
Join a member of staff for a talk about beavers, the first formerly extinct mammal to be officially reintroduced to Scotland – with a chance to spot them from ur hides! Non member £10, member £8, child £5.*† (* advance booking is essential for these events; † not suitable for children under 8. Book your place by phoning Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre on 01350 727 337, or visit scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk/events)

Folk and blues night in the Ewe Bar

10 May @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Perthshire United Kingdom + Google Map

Every Friday 8pm
Folk and blues night in the Ewe Bar
Fortingall Hotel, Fortingall, By Aberfeldy, Perthshrie PH152NQ
Friday night the local musicians gather to play folk and blues night in the Ewe Bar – sometimes the music is also on Saturday night as well. There is nothing to beat an evening in the company of locals who love playing together – very special. We suggest you book a table and have some food before hand in the Ewe Bar. Tel: 01887830367 For more on the Fortingal Hotel

Scottish Badger Week at Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre

11 May @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Sat 11 May 10.30am – 4pm
Scottish Badger Week
Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre, By Dunkeld Perthshire PH8 0HH
Join a representative from Scottish Badgers to celebrate Scottish Badger Week! There will be an illustrated talk about badgers at 2pm, and you can try your hand at some badger detective work throughout the day. Can you solve the crime? 01350 727 337 and lochofthelowes@scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk

Freddie Mercury Tribute Show at McKays Hotel, Pitlochry

11 May @ 8:30 pm - 12:00 am
£15

Saturday 11th May 8.30pm
Freddie Mercury Tribute Show
McKays Hotel, 138 Atholl Road, Pitlochry PH16 5AG
McKays Hotel proudly bring you one of the most sought after tribute shows in the UK. An evening with Freddie Mercury. James Smart (aka Freddie) has been touring the country for almost 20 years with this high energy tribute show. Plenty of audience participation that will have you on your feet clapping singing and dancing to all your favourite Freddie Mercury songs! You might of seen tribute shows in the past, but nothing as truly unique as this. Thoroughly entertaining James Smart in action. James is the master of creating a fantastic atmosphere in any room. He has the audience well and truly engaged! Tickets £15 including a welcome drink. Make a weekend of it and take advantage of our room offer including your ticket! See McKays website for details on how to book! https://www.mckayshotel.co.uk/

Logierait Farmers Market

12 May @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Sunday 12th May 10.00am to 2.00pm
Logierait Farmers Market
Mill of Logierait, Ballinluig, Perthshire, PH9 0LH
2nd Sunday throuigh the summer months. Selection of traders selling local produce and crafts, from fresh fish, meats, pies, bread, baking, vegetables to chocolates and preserves. Also find plants, soaps, fudge, dog treats, jewellery, art, woodcrafts and collectables. Free car parking, the local buses stop at the gate. There is somewhere to sit down, have a blether, enjoy a mug of coffee or tea, and a hot pie locally made by MacDonalds, and listen to some live fiddle music, and even nice loos! The Farm’s Narrow Gauge Railway runs on Market days, from Midday. Tel:- 01796 482222

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