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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November 2018

Winter Watch Safaris

20 November 2018 @ 9:30 am - 28 February 2019 @ 1:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:30am, repeating until 28 February 2019

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Various

November to February, daily 9.30am and 1pm
Winter Watch Safaris
Highland Safaris, Dull, Aberfeldy PH15 2JQ
The two and a half hour Winter Watch Safari enables passengers to escape into a sub-arctic wilderness to marvel at the breathtaking scenery, whilst learning how wildlife survives in these most harsh conditions. Equipped with snow chains, and with an experienced Ranger at the helm, the 4X4’s will transport you to the snow capped high tops to search out arctic hares, snowy white ptarmigans and the elusive Red Deer. Also remember to ask for their winter offer of 2 for 1 entry to the Red Deer Centre, saying where you saw the offer. Tel:- 01887 820071

Local Musicians music night

22 November 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 28 December 2019 @ 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

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Free Entry

Every Thursday Evening from 8pm
Local Musicians
Royal Dunkeld Hotel Bar, Atholl St, Dunkeld PH8 0AR
Every Thursday evening local musicians gather and play in the bar. It adds a lovely atmosphere to a bar that sells real ales and a whole selection of other drinks including tea and coffee. The Woodlands Bistro serves food, we recommend booking a table (yes it does get busy) and retiring to the bar after your meal. Please note these musicians are not paid, they do it for their own enjoyment, so do not expect it to like a concert on a stage. Royal Dunkeld Hotel: 01350 727322

 

Fortingall Friday Music Nights

22 November 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 28 December 2019 @ 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Friday, repeating indefinitely

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Free Entry

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

January 2019

A dog-friendly Pitlochry Dam Visitor Centre

9 January @ 9:30 am - 31 March @ 5:30 pm
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Free Entry

From Wed 9th January
A dog-friendly zone
Pitlochry Dam Visitor Centre, Armoury Road, Pitlochry PH16 5BF

New Year …………
New Rules ……….
As from Wednesday 9th January, due to ‘pup-ular’ demand, Pitlochry Dam Visitor Centre is delighted to announce, it will be a dog-friendly zone. So if you and your well-behaved furry, four-legged friend, like to ‘pup’ in they will be waiting to welcome you to our free attraction! Tel:01796 484111 Email: Pitlochry.Dam@sse.com Web: http://www.pitlochrydam.com

Adult Adventure Taster with Wee Adventures Ltd

22 January @ 9:30 am - 5 March @ 4:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 9:30am on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

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£25

22nd Jan, 5th, 19th  Feb, 7th March 9.30am
Adult Adventure Taster
Wee Adventures Ltd
Brand new Adult Adventure Tasters with Biscuit. Boost your spirits, maximise your Vitamin D and challenge yourself to spice it up with some new activities this winter! Grab your winter woolies, make new friends and get outdoors. Go for an adventurous scramble up to Rock Cottage in Weem Woods; learn how to light and sustain a fire; discover some of Biscuit’s campfire cooking secrets; surprise yourself with an abseil progression which could end up with a cliff descent if you fancy; learn some essential bush craft skills with knot tying and shelter building with tarps. Not forgetting our essential ingredients of Glen Lyon coffee, biscuits and a blether next to a fire pit, of course :). Costs: £25 per session, 10% discount for booking all 5 sessions. Booking is essential. Please email sarah@weeadventures.com or call 07780 675859 if we can help with any questions. For more on Wee Adventures http://www.pitlochry-scotland.co.uk/things-to-do/pitlochry-activities/kids-wee-adventures/

March 2019

Highland and Strathtay Food and Health Festival 2019

18 March @ 11:00 am - 24 March @ 10:00 pm
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Various

Mon 18th – Sun 24th March 2019
Highland and Strathtay Food and Health Festival 2019
Highland and Strathtay Food and Health Festival 2019 highlights the work currently being done across Highland Perthshire towards improving health, wellbeing, social connectivity and reducing social isolation. A programme to promote the events will be produced nearer the time. This festival is being organised in partnership with PKC Communities Team, PKAVS Community Engagement, NHS Healthy Communities and Live Active Leisure.  For more details call Tel: 01738 459694

Dewars Aberfeldy Heritage Day

26 March @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Tues 26th March 10am to 4pm
Dewars Aberfeldy Heritage Day
Dewars Aberfeldy Distillery, Aberfeldy PH15 2EB
10am
Distillery opens, for morning coffee or a distillery tour.
11am Bonham’s antiques experts will be here to value your whisky and non-whisky items. There will also be a few surprises along the way… Valuation is free, but we would appreciate a suggested donation of £5 for the Scottish Air Ambulance Fund. You will be able to have up to 5 items valued.
1pm Heritage Presentation begins. This allows the Bonham’s team takes a well-earned break. Dewar’s Global Archivist Jacqui Seargeant, looks in to Dewars history, with an opportunity to ask questions and then discover the archive for yourself in our heritage exhibition. There is a nominal charge of £2.00 per person, 100% of which will go to the Scottish Air Ambulance Fund.
2pm The team at Bonham’s resume their valuations of your treasures.
3pm Enjoy a coffee and wee dram in the Distillery Lounge.
4pm Distillery closes
BOOK your place or learn more about Dewars Aberfeldy Distillery

April 2019

Game On Spring Holiday Club

1 April @ 10:00 am - 4 April @ 12:00 pm
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£5

1st to 4th April
Spring holiday club for p1-7 children
Pitlochry Baptist Church
Spring holiday club for p1-7 children. Pitlochry Baptist Church are hosting a 4-day spring Holiday Club with friends from America for children of primary school age!  The Club will run 10 am to 12 noon, from Monday, 1st to Thursday, 4th APRIL 2019. The cost for the week is £5. To register, please complete the online form. For more information please contact Ken at youth@pbcweb.net or at 07548 053172 .  Please note that online registration will close on Friday, 29th March, but you will be able to register your child in person at PBC on any day of the club. For more info and to register go to pbcweb.net/springclub or email youth @pbcweb.net.

Handbell Ringing at Dunkeld Cathedral

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

Every Wednesday April to September 2 to 4.pm
Handbell Ringing
Dunkeld Cathedral, Cathedral, Street, Dunkeld, PH8 0AW
Weekly performances of Handbell Ringing take place throughout the summer 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.

Celtic Spring at the Scottish Crannog Centre

21 April @ 10:00 am - 22 April @ 5:00 pm
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£5 – £10.00

21st and 22nd April
Celtic Spring
The Scottish Crannog Centre, Kenmore Loch Tay PH15 2HW
The crannog comes back to life including children create a woodland orchestra, log boat preparation, storytelling, ancient textiles, Scottish Air Ambulance fundraising tombola plus much more. This event is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. For more on the Scottish Crannog Centre 

May 2019

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 

Atholl Highlanders Talk

25 May @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Saturday 25th May 11am
Atholl Highlanders Talk
Blair Castle, Blair Atholl, By Pitlochry PH18 5TL
Discover more about the fascinating history of the Atholl Highlanders, Europe’s last remaining private army. This special talk in the castle ballroom explains how the regiment was granted their colours, the history and tradition behind the annual parade. The talk will be led by our Archivist, and members of the Atholl Highlander regiment will be in attendance. There will be an opportunity for photographs at the end of the talk. Duration: approximately 1 hour. Admission: £5 (plus castle and gardens admission). Tel: 01796 481 207

Atholl Highlanders Parade

25 May @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Saturday 25th May 2.30pm
Atholl Highlanders Parade
Blair Castle, Blair Atholl, By Pitlochry PH18 5TL
The annual inspection of Europe’s last remaining private army, the Atholl Highlanders. The private army parades on the forecourt of historic Blair Castle, accompanied by the sound of their magnificent pipes and drums. Beginning at 2.30pm and continuing for about an hour, the Highlanders’ Parade is a truly memorable experience for everyone involved, harking back to Scotland’s rich cultural heritage with flair, spectacle and pride. Parking in the grounds of the castle. Admission: Gardens Admission fee applies. Tel: 01796 481 207

Atholl Gathering and Highland Games

26 May
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TBC

Sunday 26th May 2.30pm
Atholl Gathering and Highland Games
Blair Castle, Blair Atholl, By Pitlochry PH18 5TL
This is a very special Highland Games. Gates open at 9.30am, competitions start from 10am. At 2.30pm the Atholl Highlanders officially open the Highland Games with a ‘March On’, led by the sound of their pipes and drums. Strongmen from around Scotland take centre stage to battle it out. Events include tossing the caber, putting the shot and throwing the hammer. Plenty of other attractions, such as highland dancing, tug o’ war, solo piping, trade stands and refreshments provide a fun day out for all the family. Tickets can only be purchased on the day by cash, there is plenty of parking right next tot he games field. The tickets will not sell out. Admission: TBC

 

Iron Age Ingenuity at the Scottish Crannog Centre

26 May @ 10:00 am - 27 May @ 5:00 pm
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£5 – £10.00

26th May
Iron Age Ingenuity
The Scottish Crannog Centre, Kenmore Loch Tay PH15 2HW
Discover the astonishing Iron Age with pottery, bronze-casting, ‘lost’ foods, dyeing, nettles with Birte Forde, log boats and coracles – weather permitting, green wood crafts & more. This event is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. For more on the Scottish Crannog Centre

June 2019

Midsummer Music at the Scottish Crannog Centre

21 June @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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£16.00 – £18.00

21st June 7pm
Midsummer Music
The Scottish Crannog Centre, Kenmore Loch Tay PH15 2HW
Celebrate midsummer in the most unique venue with Hannah Rarity BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year 2018, Midsummer fire and rituals, open mic sessions. Refreshments.  Plus, more acts to be confirmed.  Booking Essential – please go to our website to book or call us on 01887 830583. This event is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. For more on the Scottish Crannog Centre

July 2019

Celtic Summer at the Scottish Crannog Centre

18 July @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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£5 – £10.00

18th July
Celtic Summer 
The Scottish Crannog Centre, Kenmore Loch Tay PH15 2HW
A day of summer fun and games plus log boat races – weather permitting, music, Iron Age style summer food, beekeepers & more. This event is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. For more on the Scottish Crannog Centre

August 2019

Celts are Coming at the Scottish Crannog Centre

2 August @ 10:00 am - 5 August @ 5:00 pm
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£5 – £10.00

2nd to 5th August
Celts are Coming 
The Scottish Crannog Centre, Kenmore Loch Tay PH15 2HW
4 days of prehistoric celebrations including music, demonstrations by Iron Age experts.  More information will be posted on the Scottish Crannog website or call us on 01887 830583. This event is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. For more on the Scottish Crannog Centre

Land Rover Blair Castle International Horse Trials

22 August - 25 August
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Thurs 22nd to Sun 25th August
Land Rover Blair Castle International Horse Trials
Blair Castle, Blair Atholl, By Pitlochry PH18 5TL
Equestrian sport dominates the four days, competitors ranging from Olympic champions to local Pony Club children and everyone in between. Many different types of equestrian competition including eventing and dressage can be seen. If you are not especially horse-crazy though, fear not, there is still plenty to watch and lots of things to keep you entertained!

The Bruadar Country Fair takes place on Saturday and Sunday, and showcases all sorts of countryside pursuits. Displays in the Bruadar Country Fair Arena in recent years have encompassed everything from traditional countryside pastimes such as falconry and gun dog training to the more modern activity of quad bike stunt riding!

Over 200 trade stands offer something to suit every taste and every budget. Fine art, casual and country clothing, jewellery and vehicles are all available. A large food hall is full of delights – handmade chocolates, organic and rare breed meats, pastries and baked goods, fine wines… delicious! Equestrian shoppers too will be in their element, with tack, clothing, horseboxes, jumps, feed and bedding all on offer. For more details www.BlairHorseTrials.co.uk info@blairhorsetrials.co.uk

September 2019

Beyond the Tay Adventure Challenge 2019

21 September
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£40 – £60

21st September 2019
Beyond the Tay Adventure Challenge 2019
Beyond Adventure, Riverside, Aberfeldy, Perthshire PH15 2EB
The Beyond the Tay Adventure Challenge is a circular 14 km Run/Hike from the picturesque Highland Perthshire Town of Aberfeldy to Kenmore followed by a 13 km paddle back to Aberfeldy on the River Tay. £40 for a solo entry, £60 for a pair. This unique, fun and family friendly event offers an opportunity for everyone to get involved, suitable for all ages and abilities.  Aberfeldy and The Tay Valley has some of the best scenery in Scotland, particularly at this time of year in early autumn creating a stunning backdrop. Run by Beyond Adventure and Still Going Strong Events you can put your trust into the safety, organisation and professionalism that goes into a fantastic event such as this. For more information contact 01887 829 202 email email@beyondadventure.co.uk

 

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