Pitlochry Whats On

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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July 2018

A History of Scottish Maps and Mapping

7 July @ 8:00 am - 2 September @ 5:00 pm
Perthshire United Kingdom + Google Map
Free
L’Ecosse by Robert de Vaugondy 1778

July 7th – September 2nd
Finding Our way – A History of Scottish Maps and Mapping
Aberfeldy Watermill, Mill Street, Aberfeldy, PH15 2BG.
Since earliest times humankind has created maps – from scratchings on the walls of caves to indicate where animals had been found to modern day satellite imagery.

The Watermill is pleased to present this collection of old maps and prints, dating from a 1630’s Hondius map of Orkney and Shetland to geological maps of the early 20th century. Classic mapmakers and cartographers represented include Blaeu, Moll, Slezer, Hondius and Mercator

As well as maps we are showing a selection of prints, which went side-by-side with maps in old atlases and travel guides prior to the age of photography, depicting scenery and buildings relating to the mapped area.

The maps presented in this collection are mainly original, including an original map by the great Dutch map publisher Johan Blaeu, of Braid Allaban (Breadalbane), an which stretches from Pitlochry to the east of Aberfeldy, to Ardnamurchan on the west coast.

This original Blaeu map is for sale for anyone looking for a special ‘keepsake’, and we have also produced high quality reproductions of the map – in flat and folded formats, printed onto linen in the same manner as maps of old.

In a similar vein we have high quality reproductions of old geological maps of Scotland. Old maps are not only beautiful objects but also provide a fascinating insight into how the country looked in the past and how it was perceived. For further information contact The Watermill 01887 822896 or gallery@aberfeldywatermill.com 

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August 2018

The Rise And Fall Of Little Voice @ Pitlochry Festival Theatre

20 August @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00pm, repeating until 13 October 2018

An event every day that begins at 7:00pm, repeating indefinitely

Pitlochry Festival Theatre Port-Na-Craig Rd, Pitlochry PH16 5DR
Summer Season Play

By Jim Cartwright. A riotous and poignant musical comedy, in a northern English town, sometime in the early 1990s, the shy, reclusive Little Voice locks herself away in her upstairs bedroom listening to her dead dad’s record collection. Missing her father more than she can say, she plays his treasured vinyl obsessively and quietly perfects astonishing, pitch-perfect impersonations of the many famous divas she hears coming out of the speakers... Downstairs, Little Voice’s loud, blousy mother, Mari, has been left similarly bereft by her husband’s death, but rages at him rather than mourning his loss. Out-of-control and desperate, she lurches from man to man, seeking what she thinks will be her last chance at love, life and happiness... The Rise And Fall Of Little Voice By Jim Cartwright. A riotous and poignant musical comedy, in a northern English town, sometime in the early 1990s, the shy, reclusive Little Voice locks herself away in her upstairs bedroom listening to her dead dad’s record collection. Upstairs and downstairs rarely meet. And when they do, Little Voice is all but mute. But when Mari brings home her latest fancy-man, small-time agent and talent scout Ray Say, something unexpected happens. Ray overhears Little Voice singing – and immediately realises he’s stumbled onto his golden ticket to the Big Time. There’s just one problem. Little Voice doesn’t want to sing in public. For anybody. Ever... The Olivier Award-winning The Rise And Fall Of Little Voice is part showbusiness fairytale, part Northern clubland comedy. A life affirming and bittersweet tale of mothers and daughters combines hilarity and poignancy with classic songs. If you remember fondly the 1998 film starring Jane Horrocks, or enjoyed our production of Jim Cartwright’s Two in 2013, make a date to see (and hear) Little Voice.
To book The Rise And Fall Of Little Voice, call Box Office on 01796 484626 or go online: www.PitlochryFestivalTheatre.com

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Auld Hats, New Heids @ Pitlochry Festival Theatre

20 August @ 8:00 pm
Pitlochry Festival Theatre Port-Na-Craig Rd, Pitlochry PH16 5DR
£12.50
The front of Pitlochry Theatre facing the River Tummel

It’s a welcome return for four of Scotland’s top folk singers, recreating the 60s & 70s Scottish Folk Club scene. Tickets £12.50 Box Office on 01796 484 626 or book online: www.PitlochryFestivalTheatre.com

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Chicago @ Pitlochry Festival Theatre

21 August @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until 20 October 2018

An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Pitlochry Festival Theatre Port-Na-Craig Rd, Pitlochry PH16 5DR
Summer Season Play

Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Pitlochry Perthshire Scotland PH16 5DR
Book by Fred Ebb & Bob Fosse: Music by John Kander: Lyrics by Fred Ebb | Based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins
Who says murder’s not an art?
Chicago. The Roaring 20s. The Jazz Age. And for the homicidally inclined, a new career option beckons - celebrity! When ambitious chorus girl Roxie Hart murders her no-good lover and convinces her hapless husband, Amos, to take the rap, it looks like case closed . . . until Amos discovers that Roxie hasn’t been entirely straight with him and rats her out . . . Awaiting trial at the Cook County jail, Roxie meets infamous show girl and “Merry Murderess” Velma Kelly, who’s the darling of the tabloid press. Why? Because femme fatales and cold-blooded killings sell papers! Roxie quickly learns that the justice system is just another branch of showbiz: to make it to the top (or get acquitted), you need the best connected agent (or hot-shot lawyer) in your corner - like charismatic counsel for the defence, Billy Flynn. Chicago with Billy selling the press a very different version of Roxie’s crime, Roxie soon becomes the toast of Chicago and knocks a decidedly unhappy Velma off the front pages – only for another sordid murder to steal Roxie’s limelight . . . So what now for Roxie and Velma? How can they grab the headlines - again! - and get their careers back on track? The longest-running American musical in Broadway and West End history, Chicago returns to its vaudeville roots in a spectacular PFT production that promises wit, pizazz and red hot jazz . . . Featuring the largest live band ever to appear in a Summer Season musical and a multi-talented cast of 16, Chicago is truly a show to die for! To book Chicago, call Box Office on 01796 484626 or go online: www.PitlochryFestivalTheatre.com

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Blair Castle International Horse Trials & Country Fair

23 August @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until 27 August 2018

Blair Castle Blair Atholl, Pitlochry PH18 5TL
Free
Large country fair at Blair Castle Horse trials

Equestrian sport dominates the four days, competitors ranging from Olympic champions to local Pony Club children and everyone in between, and many different types of equestrian competition 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 gundog 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. Phone: 01796481355 E-mail: info@blairhorsetrials.co.uk

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The Last Witch by Rona Munro @ Pitlochry Festival Theatre

23 August @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00pm, repeating until 11 October 2018

Pitlochry Festival Theatre Port-Na-Craig Rd, Pitlochry PH16 5DR
Summer Season Play

A powerful and poetic Scottish thriller – Dornoch, northern Scotland, 1727. In the claustrophobic summer heat, one woman’s apparent ability to manipulate the natural world stirs suspicion and fear. Can Janet Horne really cure beasts, summon the wind, and charm fish out of the sea? Or is she simply able to make others think she can?
In this harsh Highland wilderness, which barely rewards those who work the land, it is men – landowners, ministers, sheriffs – who hold the power. A lone woman with an independent mind is an affront to that male order. The Last Witch by Rona Munro. The possibility that she may be in league with the Devil makes her very dangerous indeed. . . When a charge of witchcraft is laid against Janet, her refusal to deny (or admit) her guilt means a confrontation with the new sheriff, Captain Ross – a man with many secrets. A man who finds Janet both disturbing and strangely alluring. A man who wields the power of life and death over not just Janet, but also her daughter, Helen . . . A rich, poetic tale full of ambiguity and suspense, The Last Witch reimagines the true story of the alleged Witch of Dornoch. Did Janet Horne actually practise witchcraft? Or was she was a charismatic, free-thinking woman, ahead of her time? From the writer of the acclaimed James Plays, Iron and Bold Girls, Rona Munro’s tense, passionate play is brought vividly to life in a dynamic and thrilling production in association with Firebrand Theatre Company.
To book The Last Witch by Rona Munro, call Box Office on 01796 484626 or go online: www.PitlochryFestivalTheatre.com

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September 2018

Highland Life with Atholl Estates Rangers

1 September @ 2:00 pm
Glen Tilt Car Park, by Blair Atholl, Glen Tilt Car Park, Blair Atholl
Blair Atholl, Blair Atholl PH18
£3.00
Polly Freeman Atholl Estates Ranger and her dog

Come on a walk to see how people lived in the glens and what their lives were like. BOOKING ESSENTIAL.…

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Sunday Land Rover Safari @ Atholl Estates, Blair Castle, By Pitlochry

2 September - 30 September
Aberfeldy, The Big Shed, Tombreck, Lawers Aberfeldy PH15 2PB
£40.00

Experience the beauty and tranquility of rural Scotland in just a few hours on one of our Land Rover Safaris.…

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The Amazing Thing (for 5 yrs+) @ Pitlochry Festival Theatre

2 September @ 3:00 pm
Pitlochry Festival Theatre Port-Na-Craig Rd, Pitlochry PH16 5DR
£7.00
The front of Pitlochry Theatre facing the River Tummel

By Lempen Puppet Company, storyteller Peter Grimm inspires and delights the whole family as he weaves his way through a…

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Brilliant bats @ Lowes Visitor Centre

2 September @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lowes Visitor Centre Dunkeld PH8 0HH
£4.00
Wildlife hides at Loch of the Lowes Scottish Wildlife Trust Visitor Centre

Brilliant bats – a talk and walk Join a member of staff for a talk about bats and a guided…

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