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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May 2019

Folk and blues night in the Ewe Bar

17 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

Optics fair at Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre

18 May @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Perthshire United Kingdom + Google Map

Sat 18 May 10.30am – 4pm
Optics fair
Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre, By Dunkeld Perthshire PH8 0HH
A wide selection of binoculars and telescopes to try and buy, with expert advice from the Viking representative. 01350 727 337 and lochofthelowes@scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk

Bats: why should we care? At Loch of the Lowes

24 May @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Perthshire United Kingdom + Google Map

Fri 24 May 7pm-9pm
Bats: why should we care?
Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre, By Dunkeld Perthshire PH8 0HH
Liz Ferrell from the Bat Conservation Trust will give an informative talk about the work of the charity, the bats found in the UK and why we should all care about these unique mammals. Non-member £6, member £5, child £3.*† (* 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

24 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

Atholl Highlanders Talk

25 May @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Perthshire United Kingdom + Google Map

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

Taybank Market @ Dunkeld

25 May @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Perthshire United Kingdom + Google Map

Saturday 25 May 11am to 4pm
Taybank Market
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

Atholl Highlanders Parade

25 May @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Perthshire United Kingdom + Google Map

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
Perthshire United Kingdom + Google Map
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
Perthshire United Kingdom + Google Map
£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

Folk and blues night in the Ewe Bar

31 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

June 2019

Beaver Watch at the Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre

5 June @ 7:00 pm - 26 June @ 7:00 pm
Perthshire United Kingdom + Google Map

Every Wed in June 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! 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

7 June @ 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

Mountain Bike Down Hill – mini downhill series for 8 to 18 year olds

9 June @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Perthshire United Kingdom + Google Map

Sun, 9th Jun 2019 from 8am
Mountain Bike Down Hill at Craigvinean
Craigvinean, Dunkeld, PH8 0JR
Mountain bikers come in all shapes, sizes and ages. This is a mini downhill series for 8 to 18 year olds. All riders should be competent off road and have a full face helmet and gloves. We recommend that any protective items are used by those that have them. The event will be overseen by a British Cycling Commissaire and held under British Cycling rules. Event Organiser: Trevor Williams, October House, Chesters, Roxburghshire, TD9 8TQ 07801 232426 e-mail that-man@hotmail.co.uk https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/getintomountainbiking

Logierait Farmers Market

9 June @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Perthshire United Kingdom + Google Map

Sunday 9th June 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

Spring birdsong walk at Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre

14 June @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Perthshire United Kingdom + Google Map

Fri 14 June 8am – 10am
Spring birdsong walk
Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre, By Dunkeld Perthshire PH8 0HH
Discover the wonderful world of birdsong in the spring. Join the ranger for a morning walk along the woodland path to find out which birds are singing and how to identify common calls. Non-member £6, member £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

14 June @ 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

Big Wild Weekend – 30 Days Wild

15 June @ 10:30 am - 16 June @ 4:00 pm
Perthshire United Kingdom + Google Map

Sat 15 & Sun 16 June 10.30am – 4pm
Big Wild Weekend – 30 Days Wild
Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre, By Dunkeld Perthshire PH8 0HH
Join us for a wild weekend to find out what lies beneath the loch and try your hand at building a mini beaver dam! 01350 727 337 and lochofthelowes@scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk

Midsummer Music at the Scottish Crannog Centre

21 June @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Perthshire United Kingdom + Google Map
£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

Folk and blues night in the Ewe Bar

21 June @ 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

Wildflower surveying at Keltneyburn

22 June @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Perthshire United Kingdom + Google Map

Sat 22 June 11am – 3pm
Wildflower surveying at Keltneyburn
Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre, By Dunkeld Perthshire PH8 0HH
Join our ranger and local expert Faith Anstey, at the Trust’s Keltneyburn Wildlife Reserve, for a day of learning how to identify and survey wildflowers and orchids. This will include advice on how to carry out surveys in your own area. Outdoor clothing, walking boots and packed lunch needed for this event. Non-member £8, member £6, child £3.*† (* 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)

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