Pitlochry Whats On August 2019The 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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April 2019

Handbell Ringing at Dunkeld Cathedral

3 April @ 2:00 pm - 25 September @ 2:00 pm
Perthshire United Kingdom

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

Aberfeldy Farmers Market

7 April @ 8:00 am - 7 October @ 5:00 pm
Perthshire United Kingdom + Google Map

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

Pitlochry Market

20 April @ 10:00 am - 19 October @ 3:00 pm
Perthshire United Kingdom + Google Map

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

May 2019

Duchess Kitty Exhibition the story of women’s suffrage

1 May @ 8:00 am - 31 October @ 5:00 pm

Daily – May to 31st October
Duchess Kitty Exhibition Scotland’s first female MP
Blair Castle, Blair Atholl PH18 5TL
The story of Scotland’s first female MP, is the story of how society changed to allow women to have the vote. The Duchess affectionately known as Kitty, a petite beauty and talented musician. She visited Blair Castle in 1896 and stole the 8th Duke’s heart. She was initially a vocal opponent of women’s suffrage in her earlier years. Relatively unknown by the public today the new exhibition will explain what an important and influential lady she was. In 1924 she became the first Scottish women MP often arguing against the government, she was never afraid to voice her opinions. She voted against her female peers being able to vote at 21. She was forced to leave the party on account of her strongly held beliefs there should be no appeasement with Adolf Hitler. A fervent campaigner for women and children both at home and abroad she visited war zones reporting back on conditions. Once her political career ended she returned to the Castle and her duties with her usual enthusiasm, pride and love. Tel: 01796 481207 Web: https://blair-castle.co.uk/

New Afternoon Tea Offer

1 May @ 12:00 pm - 31 August @ 5:00 pm

May to August 12noon to 5pm
New Afternoon Tea Offer
Pine Trees Hotel, Strathview Terrace, Pitlochry PH16 5QR
After a very successful launch of our New Afternoon Tea we are delighted to offer this for £14.50 per person from May to end of August. Tel 01796 472121

Summer Holiday at Pitlochry Festival Theatre

24 May @ 8:00 pm - 5 October @ 8:00 pm
Summer Holiday at Pitlochry Theatre

24th May to 5th October (various times and days)
Summer Holiday
Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Port-Na-Craig Rd, Pitlochry PH16 5DR
During a wet Scottish summer, Pitlochry bus driver Don whisks his workmates away on a borrowed bus, in search of sunshine and fun in Athens! Along the way, the boys pick up a stowaway, rescue stranded singing trio Do-Re-Mi and fall in love! One of the most popular movies of the 60s, immortalised by Cliff Richard and The Shadows, make sure you jump on board to sing along with the happiest, hit-filled, feel-good musical of your summer holiday. Tickets: from £20.00 PLUS groups offers, family tickets and concessions. Box Office Tel:- 01796 484626

Pitlochry Highland Nights

27 May @ 7:30 pm - 2 September @ 9:00 pm
Highland Dancers at Pitlochry Highland Nights

Every Monday from 27th May to 2nd September 7.30pm to 9pm
Pitlochry Highland Nights
Pitlochry Recreation Ground 
Follow the Vale of Atholl Pipe Band down to the recreation ground from Fishers Hotel. The band leaves Fishers Hotel car park at 7.15pm and marches down Atholl Road to the recreation ground. Gates open at 7pm.  An evening of traditional Scottish entertainment with the Vale of Atholl pipe band, singers, accordionists and Scottish and Highland Country Dancers held in the Recreation Ground, Pitlochry. You can park your car on the recreation ground and watch from the car. Ideal for those who are less mobile. If wet the event is held in Pitlochry Town Hall on West Moulin Road (just below the Coop Supermarket).  Adults £7, Children £1. www.HighlandNight.co.uk

Cocktail Night at the Mash Tun Bar, Blair Athol Distillery.

31 May @ 5:00 pm - 28 October @ 8:00 pm
Free entry

Last Friday of every month from May 31st 5pm – 8pm
Cocktail Night at the Mash Tun Bar
Blair Athol Distillery, Perth Road, Pitlochry PH16 5LY
Join us the last Friday of every month at Pitlochry’s must see whisky bar. Welcome drink on arrival for the event on May 31st. Open 5pm – 8pm. Drams from £3 and Cocktails £6. Come and join us for some after work refreshments and great malts. Tel 01796 482003

June 2019

Blithe Spirit by Noël Coward

6 June @ 8:00 pm - 28 September @ 2:00 pm
Blithe Sprit at Pitlochry Theatre

6th June to 28th September (various times and days)
Blithe Spirit by Noël Coward
Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Port-Na-Craig Rd, Pitlochry PH16 5DR
Celebrated (and often cantankerous!) novelist Charles Condomine has invited a local medium and eccentric, Madame Arcati, to hold a séance at his house, as research for his latest book. Rather surprisingly, the hapless Arcati calls up the ghost of Charles’ first wife – the alluring Elvira. Safe in the knowledge that only Charles can see her, Elvira embarks on a series of troublesome events that quickly move from somewhat harmless to very dangerous… Blithe Spirit is Coward’s most successful, inventive, highly spirited comedy. It was the longest running hit of his career. Tickets: from £16.00 PLUS groups offers, family tickets and concessions. Box Office Tel:- 01796 484626

Blonde Bombshells of 1943 By Alan Plater

13 June @ 8:00 pm - 27 September @ 2:00 pm
Blond Bomb Shell at Pitlochry Theatre

13th June to 27th September (various times and days)
Blonde Bombshells of 1943 By Alan Plater
Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Port-Na-Craig Rd, Pitlochry PH16 5DR
Band leader Betty is in trouble. Her glamorous, all female 8-piece band has finally landed a big-time BBC performance on the wireless, but various illicit liaisons with the yanks have depleted their ranks. In double-quick time, remaining band mates recruit new talent! Enter a draft-dodging drummer who is unafraid to don a frock, a nun who plays a mean ukulele, an innocent schoolgirl clarinetist and a rather snooty soldier saxophonist. Will Betty and her assorted crew give the performance of their lives?
Based on the BAFTA-winning, TV film starring Judi Dench, this show is guaranteed to raise your spirits with stunning, live vocal and musical performances of hits by Glenn Miller, The Andrews Sisters, George Formby, Fats Waller and more, with all the glitz and sparkle of a by-gone but not forgotten era. With songs Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree, Loch Lomond, T’ain’t What You Do, Goodbye-ee, Wish Me Luck As You Wave Me Goodbye. Tickets: from £16.00 PLUS groups offers, family tickets and concessions. Box Office Tel:- 01796 484626

The Crucible by Arthur Miller

20 June @ 8:00 pm - 27 September @ 8:00 pm
The Crucible by Arthur Millar at Pitlochry

20th June to 27th September (various times and days)
The Crucible by Arthur Miller
Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Port-Na-Craig Rd, Pitlochry PH16 5DR
For the puritanical folk of Salem, Massachusetts, the news that their young women have been conjuring spirits in the forest is devastating. It means the devil is amongst them. And the devil must be hunted down and driven out, whatever the cost. Fear and suspicion spirals quickly out of control, unleashing a murderous powder keg of accusations, hysteria, lust and revenge. Arthur Miller’s 1953 play is one of the most powerful pieces of 20th century theatre. Written as an allegory for McCarthyism, when the US government persecuted its citizens for being communists, this parable of politics, religious fervour and fear is a masterpiece which still resonates in the 21st Century. Tickets: from £16.00 PLUS groups offers, family tickets and concessions. Box Office Tel:- 01796 484626

July 2019

Summer Watch Safaris: No Question – An Opportunity of a Lifetime!

1 July @ 4:30 pm - 15 September @ 4:30 pm

1st July to mid-September (Departs daily 4.30pm)
Summer Watch Safaris: No Question – An Opportunity of a Lifetime!
Highland Safaris, By Aberfeldy PH15 2JQ
Summer is here! Nothing compares to the beauty, peace and tranquility of our hills and glens. The upland moors are starting to turn purple as the heather flowers. Red Grouse have hatched their chicks, our moors reverberate with the humming of Bees and the elusive Mountain Hare now matches the grey of the rocks. In the fading light with amazing photo opportunities and the chance to see amazing wildlife. Enjoy refreshments high in the hills where the serenity and sheer magnificence of this vista will become an everlasting memory. The Summer Watch Safaris depart at 1630hrs and includes a chilled wine or a hot drink. Perfect for a pre-dinner adventure. We look forwards to seeing you soon and welcoming on Summer Watch Safari! Booking highly recommended as they are popular. Tel:- 01887 820071 https://www.highlandsafaris.net/land-rover-safaris/summer-watch.html 

Sundowner Cruises on Loch Tay

1 July @ 6:00 pm - 1 September @ 8:00 pm
Loch Tay Sundowner Safari

1st July to 1st September – 6pm daily departure
Sundowner Cruises on Loch Tay
Loch Tay Safaris, Kenmore, Pier Road. PH15 2HG
The Ultimate way to Experience Loch Tay. This early evening cruise is truly magical and out favourite time on Loch Tay. The Mountains are framed by the soft light and the Loch, steeped in history,myths and folklore adopts a beautiful mystical colour. Have fun as you connect with everything that makes Loch Tay so memorable. Sundowner cruises. Wednesday and Saturday evenings or by arrangement. Includes a glass of Prosecco or elderflower presse. Duration one hour. Departure time 1800hrs Kenmore, Pier Road. PH152HG Book on line at www.LochTaySafaris.net or 01887820071 Cost £25.00/adult-£15.00/child.

Beaver Watch at Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre

10 July @ 8:00 am - 28 August @ 5:00 pm
Perthshire United Kingdom + Google Map

Every Wed in July and August 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)

Heritage by Nicola McCartney at Pitlochry Festival Theatre

25 July @ 8:00 pm - 26 September @ 2:00 pm
The Heritage at Pitlochry Theatre

25th July to 26th September (various times and days)
Heritage by Nicola McCartney
Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Port-Na-Craig Rd, Pitlochry PH16 5DR
Canada 1914. Sarah McCrea stands on the threshold of womanhood, facing a bright future in a new country. Leaving Ulster behind, Sarah and her family carve out their existence in an emerging community. Drawn to one another through tales of a near-forgotten, mythical Ireland, Sarah and her neighbour Michael Donoghue become firm friends. But when Sarah and Michael’s relationship deepens by Nicola McCartney and his determination to define his identify catches fire, centuries of conflict threaten to blight their love. And for Sarah, the realisation dawns that old battles are being fought on new territory. First staged in 1998, Heritage is a poignant and poetic exploration of love, identity, tribalism and the need to belong. As stark and poignant as the sweeping landscape it conjures, all at once it is epic, lyrical and timeless. Tickets: from £16.00 PLUS groups offers, family tickets and concessions. Box Office Tel:- 01796 484626

August 2019

August Special – Bungee jump and quad bike ride

1 August - 31 August

Month of August
August Special – Bungee jump and quad bike ride
Highland Fling Bungee, NTS Killiecrankie Visitor Centre, Killiecrankie PH16 5LG
Enjoy a day of thrills with bungee jumping from 40m and quad biking.  Both activities boast stunning views.  Open to anyone 14 years and over. Don’t miss out! £99pp in August only 😀 – Quad location – Aberfeldy. Bungee location – Killiecrankie. Tel 0345 366 5844 E-mail: jump@bungeejumscotland.co.uk also www.BungeeJumpScotland.co.uk

Join the local Musicians in the Royal Dunkeld Hotel Bar

8 August @ 8:00 pm - 19 December @ 10:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

Free Entry

Every Thursday Evening from 8pm
Join the 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 next door serves a good menu of food for those who want an evening meal. 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

Dedicated week to Lewis and Irene Fabric

19 August - 24 August

19th to the 24th August
Dedicated week to Lewis and Irene Fabric
Karelia House, Kelty Burn, By Aberfeldy PH15 2LS
Dedicated week to Lewis and Irene Fabric from (talks, demos and samples). For more details visit www.kareliahouse.co.uk or call 01887822027

Land Rover Blair Castle International Horse Trials

22 August - 25 August
Perthshire United Kingdom + Google Map

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

Blair Castle International Horse Trials and Country Fair

22 August - 25 August

Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th
Blair Castle International Horse Trials and Country Fair
Blair Castle, Blair Atholl PH18 5TH
2019 will mark the 31st anniversary of international horse trials being held at Blair Castle. Blair Castle International Horse Trials and Country Fair is Scotland’s leading equestrian event, running over four days in August each year and attracting in excess of 40,000 visitors. Olympic medallists compete alongside amateurs in the four International event classes, whilst British Showjumping and showing classes provide a platform for riders in other disciplines to compete on Blair’s hallowed turf. The Country Fair runs alongside the equestrian activities on the Saturday and Sunday, featuring displays of both traditional and more modern countryside pursuits. A large shopping village harbours all sorts of attractions and bargains in over 200 stands. Tel 01796 481543 www.BlairHorseTrials.co.uk info@blairhorsetrials.co.uk

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