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What’s On in Highland Perthshire December 2013 www.HighlandPerthsire.com Continuous Events

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feed, stroll into our Deer Park with a knowledgeable Safari Ranger to be met by our friendly Red Deer Herd. Feed 20th April- 31st December and stroke these magnificent animals Cinema, Live Event/Broadcasts as your Safari Ranger tells you about The Birks Cinema PO Box 7517 their fascinating life cycle, likes, disAberfeldy PH15 2WH likes, habits and personalities. A unique see website for details & listings book experience with great photo opportuonline or Tel 0871 902 5754 nities, ideal for families or individuals www.birkscinema.co.uk seeking a close encounter with nature Blair Castle Winter Opening Times at its best. Our Red Deer Park also Blair Castle Blair Atholl PH18 5TL has a viewing platform which is totally free and you can get some great views Open 8th to 10th November and 14th of our Herd. Duration: 20 mins Cost and 15th & 21st&22nd December. £5.00/person Adults £7.90 Seniors/Students £6.60 Children £4.60 - Family ticket £20 (2Ad Tel: 01887 820071 www.highlandsafaris.net & 3 Children) Access to grounds/gardens free in winDecember - Cairngorm National ter. Tel: 01796 481207 Park various events throughout the park see Edradour Distillery 2013 Season Finished on 19th October. 2014 Season Opens 17th April to 18th October Mon - Sat 10am - 5pm Closed Sundays last tour always starts 1hr before stated closing time.

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Every day 1230hrs Red Deer Encounter. Highland Safaris By Aberfeldy Perthshire PH15 2JQ Come face to face with Britain’s largest native land mammal – the majestic Red Deer on our Red Deer Encounter, This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to get up really close to these magnificent animals. Armed with a handful of deer

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What’s On Highland Perthshire Friday 4th October - Friday 31st January Modern Print Masters Exhibition The Watermill, Mill Street, Aberfeldy, Perthshire. PH15 2BG Exhibition open 10 - 5pm (11-5 Sunday) Includes Three Reds in Green by Patrick Heron, ‘Untitled’ by Eduardo Paolozzi, Mingulay by William Scott, Cave of Calypso by Victor Pasmore, Tel 01887 822896 email:info@aberfeldywatermill.com www.aberfeldywatermill.com 7th November to 28th February Winter Alpine Safaris Highland Safaris By Aberfeldy Perthshire PH15 2JQ Head into the hills to experience the sub arctic wilderness and search for elusive White Hares, Ptarmigan and Red Deer. Enjoy refreshments in our cosy Mountain Bothy Tel: 01887 820071 www.highlandsafaris.net

Friday 29th November - Sunday 22nd December It’s A Wonderful Life (a new musical) Pitlochry Festival Theatre PH16 5DR 15 Matinee performances at 2pm 13 Evening performances at 7.30pm Adapted from Frank Capra’s classic Christmas film, this uplifting, bittersweet tale of small town lifeis one of the greatest festive stories ever told. If you enjoyed last year’s hugely successful production of White Christmas, then you can’t afford to miss the Scottish première of Thomas M. Sharkey’s new musical! Tel: 01796 484626 www.PitlochryFestivalTheatre.com

Monday 2nd December - Tuesday 31st December 10am-5pm daily Various Artists and Craftworkers The Christmas Collection Birnam Arts & Conference Centre Station Road Birnam Dunkeld PH8 7th November to 28th February 0DS Winter Watch/Land Rover SpotAn exciting and eclectic collection of light Safaris works for sale by Scottish artists Highland Safaris By Aberfeldy exclusive, individual gifts perfect for Perthshire PH15 2JQ Christmas present-giving – ranging As dusk turns into night, climb aboard from small pieces of jewellery to larger, your Land Rover and use the spotlight more substantial pieces of art work… as a window into this mysterious night- there’ll be something to suit all pocktime world. ets, from a small, extra Christmas gift Tel: 01887 820071 to a main present. www.highlandsafaris.net Free. Tel: Box Office: 01350 727674 Last Saturday of Every Month admin@birnaminstitute.com Doors Open 7pm. Show starts www.birnamarts.com 8.30pm Just Laugh Comedy Club - at McK- December 2013 ays Bar Music at The Old Mill Inn, Mill Lane McKays Bar & Restaurant 138 Pitlochry PH16 5BH Atholl Road Pitlochry . PH16 5AG Friday 6th Fozzie free 1 host, 3 stand up comedians - lots of Saturday 7th The Red Pine Timber Co laughter Enjoy Just laugh Comedy Club free , last Saturday of every month £10 pp Friday 13th 4Play (Covers Band) free Giggle and dine deal - 2 comedy tickets Saturday 14th TBA FREE and a meal for 2 - £20pp Friday 20th Splendid Gentlemen (CovAfter hit the floor as our DJ has you ers band) free dancing until the early hours. Head Saturday 21st Last Orders Liner tbc - Main Support John McGolSaturday 28th Last Orders free drick Support David Innes Tuesday 31st Old Mill Hogmanay Party Tel: 01796 473888 ft The Red Pine Timber Co free Email: info@mckayshotel.co.uk Tel 01796 474020 www.mckayshotel.co.uk www.theoldmillpitlochry.co.uk

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December 2013 Music at Mckays Bar & Restaurnat 138 Atholl Road Pitlochry PH16 5AG Friday 6th December 8pm John Davidson and Sandy Marshall Friday 13th December 8pm Pete Clarke and Gregor Lowery Friday 20th December 8pm Jack Badcock and Carrie Thomas Friday 27th December 8pm Macpolvo Tuesday 31st December after 9pm Hogmanay - Dancing Feet Ceilidh Band then DJ from 12am £5 entry fee for Hogmanay after 9pm Tel 01796 473888 Email: info@mckayshotel.co.uk http://www.mckayshotel.co.uk/pitlochry_entertainment/programme.htm

Weekly Events Every Sunday “Sunday Session” 8-11pm McKays Bar & Restaurant 138 Atholl Road Pitlochry PH16 5AG Session night where a mixture of musicians or those of you learning a musical talent gather round to sing, strum or drum what they know best, a great fun night open to everyone. Free entry. McKays, Atholl Road, Pitlochry Tel: 01796473888 www.mckayshotel.co.uk Every Tuesday 7.30pm Whisky Tasting McKays Bar & Restaurant 138 Atholl Road Pitlochry PH16 5AG Whisky Tasting from 7.30pm with a variety of distilleries. Tel: 01796473888 www.mckayshotel.co.uk Every Tuesday from 8.30pm The Taybank Tay Terrace Dunkeld PH8 0AQ Donny McElligott and Alan Dickson, lead the Tuesday night session with an eccelctic mix of old and new tunes anyone welcome to come and join from 8.30pm. Free entry. Tel: 01350 727340 www.thetaybank.co.uk


What’s On Highland Perthshire Every Wednesday Wonderful Golf Wednesdays Pitlochry Golf Club Golf Course Rd Pitlochry PH16 5QY An open competition every Wednesday for Gents Ladies & jnrs - Non members welcome £10 entry incl Gree Frees. Tel 01796 472792 or e.mail info@pitlochrygolf.co.uk

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Every Thursday Traditional Fiddle Session The Taybank Tay Terrace Dunkeld PH8 0AQ Pete Clark leads a traditional fiddle session in the bar from 8.30 - again all musicians are welcome to come and join!! Tel: 01350 727340 www.thetaybank.co.uk

Last Saturday of Every Month Doors Open 7pm. Show starts 8.30pm Just Laugh Comedy Club - at McKays Bar McKays Bar & Restaurant 138 Atholl Road Pitlochry . PH16 5AG 1 host, 3 stand up comedians - lots of laughter Enjoy Just laugh Comedy Club , last Saturday of every month £10 pp Every Wednesday, 9pm “Friday night Folk” 8-11pmGiggle and dine deal - 2 comedy tickets Open Music Sessions McKays Bar & Restaurant 138 and a meal for 2 - £20pp Bankfoot Inn, Main Street, BankAtholl Road Pitlochry PH16 5AG After hit the floor as our DJ has you foot PH1 4AB Traditional folk music from musicians all dancing until the early hours. Head Open session for musicians of all abili- over Scotland using an array of differ- Liner tbc - Main Support John McGolties to gather and play music - any mu- ent instruments to bring you some of drick Support David Innes sic. Local musicians assemble to play a the best Scottish beasts and sounds. Tel: 01796 473888 variety of instruments and sing songs. Free entry. Tel: 01796473888 Email: info@mckayshotel.co.uk Open to all. Join in if you want, play www.mckayshotel.co.uk www.mckayshotel.co.uk an instrument, or just sit in and enjoy Daily Diary Events good music. Every Friday Night Tel: 01738 787243 Music Sessions Saturday 30th November 10am www.bankfootinn.co.uk Atholl Arms Hotel Bridgehead, 7pm, Dunkeld, PH8 OAQ Sunday 1st December 1pm - 6pm Every 2nd Wednesday from An open session for musicians of all Pitlochry Church of Scotland 1st 8.30pm abilities to gather and play music - any Annual Christmas Tree Festival The Taybank Tay Terrace Dunkeld music. Or just come and enjoy the Pitlochry Church of Scotland and PH8 0AQ music. Free Entry. Tel: 01350 727 219 Tryst, Church Road, Pitlochry, Open Mic Night in the bar from 8.30pm www.athollarmshotel.com PH16 5EB - anyone is welcome to come and join This year Pitlochry Church of Scotland or simply come and enjoy the music Every Saturday from 9pm is holding a Christmas Tree Festival Free entry. Live Music which will be a brand new community Tel: 01350 727340 Old Mill Restaurant-Pub, Mill Lane, venture for us in Pitlochry and the www.thetaybank.co.uk Pitlochry PH16 5BH surrounding area, and will kick off the Top quality Perthshire Bands, playing a Christmas season in style. Thursday 7.30pm variety of styles including covers, blues, A Christmas Tree Festival is an invitaMoulin Scottish Country Dance rock, jazz … tion for local businesses, voluntary orClass Tel: 01796 474020 ganisations, charities, schools, nurserMoulin Hall Moulin Pitlochry www.theoldmillpitlochry.co.uk ies, families and individuals to provide If you have not danced before or just an artificial Christmas Tree which they need a refresher come along and join “Saturday night live@McKays” also decorate in a way which advertises us. All levels of dancers welcome. 9-11pm or promotes their interests. The Trees Great fun and good excersie no partner McKays Bar & Restaurant 138 will all be displayed inside Pitlochry required. £2 per night Tel June Temple- Atholl Road Pitlochry PH16 5AG Church of Scotland over a period of man on 01796 473488 Live bands from Scottish, Irish, Pop, two days. There will also be craft and rock, Blues, Jazz, Motown and many produce stalls, together with a range of Every Thursday “Traditional Thurs- more. Sing dance and clap the night refreshments in the Tryst Hall. days” 8-11pm away... Free entry. Trees won’t just be traditional green McKays Bar & Restaurant 138 Tel: 01796473888 pine, or even tree shaped, there will Atholl Road Pitlochry PH16 5AG www.mckayshotel.co.uk be original, imaginative and individual A night of traditional Scottish music, trees! dine in a relaxed atmosphere while “Saturday Night Fever” 11-1.30am There will be a Christmas Carol Concert listening to our live musicians playing McKays Bar & Restaurant 138 on the evening of 1 December to celean abundance of foot tapping tunes.... Atholl Road Pitlochry PH16 5AG brate the end of the Festival and reveal Free entry. resident DJ plays some of the latest the winner of the Best Tree CompetiTel: 01796473888 tunes to dance the night from 11pmtion and details of the monies raised www.mckayshotel.co.uk late, if you come in after 11pn there is for our Charity Partners; The Children’s a £3.00 door charge. Hospice Association, Scotland (CHAS) Tel: 01796473888 and the work of our former Minister www.mckayshotel.co.uk Malcolm Ramsay and his wife Cati with

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What’s On Highland Perthshire United Mission Nepal. Adults, £2.50 each (includes a hot drink), Children under 16, £1.00 (includes a juice and a dip in Santa’s Sack) Tel Rachael Wood 07976 214 967 or 01796 470 470 or the Tryst Church Office : 01796 472 160

Guinness World Record for the largest tree hug ever recorded. Free Wed 4th December 10.00am – 1.00pm. Nuno Silk Scarf Karelia House, Kenmore Road Comrie Bridge By Aberfeldy PH15 2LS Create a beautiful scarf – using nuno silk you will learn how to do delicate

Sunday December 1st in the Blair Atholl village hall from 12 noon to 3pm Blair Atholl Christmas Market Village Hall Blair Atholl Twenty five stalls located in the Blair Atholl village hall will provide an ideal opportunity to do some very productive Christmas shopping. Come and check out a wide range of quality gift ideas and food items including jams, bread and cakes and locally raised meat products as well as plants, cards and photographs. Try your hand at the Tombola. Enjoy home made soup and a chat over a cup of tea and tasty treats! Santa is expected to make an appearance and there’ll be Christmas music to put you in the festive mood. Parking is not a problem. The event is promoted by the Blair Atholl Area Tourism Association. For more information telephone Jenny Davidson on 01796 481 206. and decorative felting onto the silk to make a unique scarf. (All levels) Cost Saturday 30th November & Sun£25.00 Tel: 01887 822027 day 1st December 11.00am email: kaye@kareliahouse.co.uk 3.00pm. www.kareliahouse.co.uk A Christmas Cracker! Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre Thursday 5th December 10am Dunkeld PH8 0HH 12noon Family Fun & Christmas shopping... Charity Coffee Morining Time to let the kids get crafty making Blair Castle Caravan Park RecepChristmas crackers & cards while you tion have some festive fun shopping for In aid of the Philippines Typhoon Apstocking fillers. Wrap up warm to do peal. Bring and buy home baking, afthe Winter Wildlife Trail. ternoon tea hamper to be won & some No additional charge. Adults, £4.00 Christmas Fun! Everyone Welcome all Conc £3.50 Family Ticket: £7.50 – donations of home bakng and prizes SWT Member FREE gratefully received. Tel: 01350 727337 http://scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk/reFriday 6th and Saturday December serve/loch-of-the-lowes/ 7th at 8pm Is it a bird? Is it a plane? it’s Sunday 1st December 11am - 1pm Archie! Guinness World Record Attempt Birnam Arts Station Road Birnam For Largest Tree Hug Dunkeld PH8 0DS Hilton Dunkeld, Dunkeld, PerthIs it a bird? Is it a plane? it’s Archie! shire, PH8 0HX Birnam Institute Players, BIPS present Come along and celebrate the National ‘Archie MacDonald & A Lifetime in Aviatree collection of Scotland’s new tree tion’ written and directed by our very trail by helping us to try and break the own multi award winning, massively

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talented all rounder Bob Davidson, he is also starring in it by the way! Born at the exact same moment as the Wright Brothers made their historic first flight at Kittyhawk, Archie MacDonald was to become a flying legend. Raised by his mother, Maggie in a Perthshire farm cottage, Archie grows up to be an aviation pioneer. Leaving school at 14 he spends WW1 thinning neeps. Passionate about flying and a man of vision with an eye to the future, he becomes a barnstormer and then a pilot with a fledgling Scottish airline. We hear of his heroic flying exploits, his experiences during WW2 and on into the jet age as a test pilot on the De Havilland Comet. In Archie’s life time the Wright Brothers made the first ever powered flight and the Apollo space programme was preparing to send men to the moon. All this and more on the Birnam Stage, with no expense spared! Bring family and friends - Friday December 6th and Saturday December 7th at 8pm Tickets £8 (no concessions) available from Birnam Arts 01350 727674 www.birnamarts.com Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th Dec 12 noon -5pm The House of Menzies Christmas Winte Tasting Event Castle Menzies Farm Aberfeldy Tel: 01887 829666 Open December Thursday Friday and Saturday. December 7-8th wine tasting weekend Gifts and food items for sale and hampers. free entry all welcome. Cafe Open for refreshments. Saturday 7th December 9.45pm Pitlochry in Bloom’s Reindeer Parade Fishers Hotel Atholl Road to Bells Distillery Courtyard We will leave Fishers Hotel at 9.45 am and the Parade will go down Atholl Road to Bells Distillery Courtyard, everyone is welcome to join in the parade. At the Distillery Pitlochry in Bloom will hold their Christmas Coffee Morning, while Mums & Dads and Grandparents enjoy coffee and a mince pie, the children can go in to see Father Christmas and be entertained. The usual Christmas Raffle will be held too. Tickets sold on the door on the day at the Distillery to meet Santa.


What’s On Highland Perthshire Saturday 7th December10.45am Jack & the Beanstalk & Billy Goats Gruff Birnam Arts & Conference Centre Station Road Birnam Dunkeld PH8 0DS No introduction needed to this very popular story of the Three Billy Goats Gruff and their tussle with a grumpy Troll, who is determined to stop them crossing the bridge. Lots of trippetytrap and fun with these beautifully made cloth puppets. Fee Fi Fo Fum, this is a lively version of this famous story about Jack who plants a magic bean, grows a beanstalk and ventures into the Giant’s Castle. . Faithful to the original stories, Clydebuilt have created a show with baskets and boxes that become a house or even a castle. Just bring your imagination and your family and enjoy storytelling with puppets at their best. Suitable for family sudiences. Age range 3 upwards. Tickets £5 Tel: Box Office: 01350 727674 admin@birnaminstitute.com www.birnamarts.com

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Perthshire Fitness Therapy Killiecrankie Hall Killiecrankie Including circuits, running, hill walking, tone & flex, boxing, exercise ball Saturday 7th December from 2pm routines and talks on nutrition, weight Christmas Bazaar management and lifestyle changes. £35 Village Hall per person including lunch and healthy Allt Mor Crescent Kinloch Rannoch snacks. Tel 07784119377 or email PH16 5PJ info@pertshirefitnesstherapy.co.uk Christmas Bazaar will be held in the Kinloch Rannoch Village Hall on Satur- Sunday 8 December 6.30pm day 7th December 2013 from 2pm, see (Doors open at 5.30pm) you all there! Pitlochry & District Choral Society Concert Saturday the 7th of December Blair Castle Blair Atholl PH18 5TL Escape Route Festive BBQ & 10th Join the Pitlochry & District Choral Annual Cake competition Society for a night of festive cheer in 3 Atholl Rd, Pitlochry, PH16 5DX Blair Castle’s magnificent ballroom. The Saturday the 7th of December will see Choral Society will perform Handel’s the return of the 10th Annual Cake Messiah Part 1 before inviting the audicompetition, a range of staff baked ence to join in with popular Christmas cakes for you to come and try and to songs. judge. A great evening out to get you in the We will, weather permitting (and it Christmas spirit! will have to be very bad to stop us) be Adult: £15, Child £5, Family (2+2) £30. having a ride out leaving the shop at Tickets are available from Blair Castle 10.30am, off road. Bring your bike and on 01796 481207. some warm clothes as we go for a blast Refreshments are included, courtesy of around some local trails! our catering team, Sodexo. Saturday 7th December 10:30am This years event will have the addition www.atholl-estates.co.uk Ages 7+ of our Winter BBQ at the shop, so why Deck the Halls not join us for a burger from 1-3pm on Monday 9th December Birnam Arts & Conference Centre Sat 7th while you do your Christmas Heartland Film Society presents Station Road Birnam Dunkeld shopping in style? ‘Café de Flore’. PH8 0DS There will be Coffee , mulled wine and The Birks Cinema, Aberfeldy. Join the Birnam Arts team and make a Dram on offer too. Another reason to Two stories, separated by space and fabulous decorations and unusual gifty Visit us! time, are woven together by the theme things to keep or give away, but we bet We look forward to seeing you! Tel: of love in all its guises and by some you’ll want to keep them all to your01796 473859 www.escape-route.co.uk amazing music. All welcome. Check selves! date and time with the Birks Cinema: We’ve lots of brilliant ideas which we Saturday 7th and www.birkscinema.co.uk can’t wait to show you, but you’ll have Sunday 8th December Tel: 0871 902 5754 to come along to find out… get your Santa’s Workshop weekend place booked! Tickets: £5 Perthshire Visitor Centre, BankFriday 13th December 10:30Tel: Box Office: 01350 727674 foot, Perth, PH1 4EB 2:00pm admin@birnaminstitute.com Open between 10am to 12noon then Christmas Market www.birnamarts.com 3pm to 6pm, children can join Santa for Breadalbane Community Campus 15 minute timeslots. Assembly Hall, Aberfeldy Saturday 7th December 1pm Children can help Santa and his elves Everyone welcome to come and enjoy Santa Day make toys in the workshop. Santa’s Grotto, various stalls and musiDunkeld & Birnam. No charge but we do ask for a donation cal entertainment. Santa’s Reindeer Parade starting from for the CHAS charity. outside the Birnam Hotel at 1.00 pm We also have our Christmas menu, Friday 13th December 8:00am over Telford Bridge to Santa’s Grotto in liqueur tastings and shops to keep par- Lateshift - Christmas Party Night the Square, Dunkeld. Two lucky chilents busy.Tel: 01738 787696 Birnam Arts & Conference Centre dren will ride with Santa in his sleigh www.perthshirevisitorcentre.co.uk Station Road Birnam Dunkeld drawn by the reindeer – a prize draw PH8 0DS will be held at the puppet show (see Sunday 8th December 10.30am It just wouldn’t be Christmas without a above) to select the winners. Santa’s 3.30pm good old-fashioned party night without grotto 1.30 & 4pm. See the Reindeer in Fit Camp Dave Amos, Pete Caban and the gang! their pen, Community Market with lots of stalls and hot food 11am - 4pm. www.dunkeldandbirnam.com

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What’s On Highland Perthshire All the great hits from the 70s and 80s, satisfaction guaranteed! Get your tickets quickly… they fly out for this. Tickets: £12 Tel: Box Office: 01350 727674 admin@birnaminstitute.com www.birnamarts.com Saturday 14th December 11am (ages 3+) 11:00am Red Riding Hood’s Magic Purse Birnam Arts & Conference Centre Station Road Birnam Dunkeld PH8 0DS As part of the Dunkeld & Birnam Santa’s Day festivities, Birnam Arts presents the classic Red Riding Hood Story with a difference...favourite characters abound - an adventurous Red Riding Hood, an independent Granny (home at last from her trip round the world), and of course the wonderful, Wicked Wolf who plans to have “Grannie for lunch and Little Rosie for afternoon tea!” Find out how Red Riding Hood’s Magic Purse saves the day in this delightful show, brought to life by rod-glove puppets and shadow theatre. Tickets: £5 Tel: Box Office: 01350 727674 admin@birnaminstitute.com www.birnamarts.com For further information on Santa’s Day keep a look out for posters or go to www.dunkeldandbirnam.co.uk Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th 2013 Blair Castle Christmas Activities Blair Castle Blair Atholl Pitlochry PH18 5TL Experience the Christmas Castle, decorated as it was in the Victorian era, when the 7th Duke lived here with his wife Louisa and their 6 children: Dorothea, Helen, Evelyn, Bardie (the future Duke), George and James. The rooms are decorated to give an insight into how they might have celebrated Christmas. Enjoy a break from Christmas shopping with a 3 course Christmas Sunday Lunch next to the roaring fire in the historic ballroom and finish off your visit with a trip to Santa’s magical woodland grotto in the castle grounds. Back by popular demand, Santa will be returning with his bagpipes this year, entertaining boys and girls with Christmas jingles and special requests.

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Prices Full Christmas Castle tour Adult:£7.90 Concession: £6.60 Child: £4.60 Family: £20 Santa’s Grotto: Child £6 call 01796 481207. Tel: 01796 481207 Email: bookings@blair-castle.co.uk. http://atholl-estates.co.uk/christmas2013.cfm on Saturday 14th December from 11am till 3pm Christmas Craft Fair The Big Shed, Tombreck, Lawers, Aberfeldy, Perthshire PH15 2PB Local & international craftsmanship, gifts, food and drinks Georgia Crook (paper & willow) Charlotte Flower (chocolates) - Anne Gilchrist (prints & cards) - Dave & Gill Hunt (photography) - Andrew Hunter (paintings, prints & portable fowl) - Sue McGhie (paper lampshades) – Nausika Raes (porcelain jewellery) - Susanne Sporleder (Christmas wreaths & herbs) - Tombreck Farm Shop (farm produces) - Gabriella Varda (aloe vera products & massages) - Kate West (original jewellery & cards) – and more FREE entry The Big shed is on the north side of Loch Tay at Tombreck Farm. Coming from Killin, it’s 6 miles east of Killin. Coming from Kenmore, it’s 2 miles beyond Lawers village. Access is signposted from the main road. More information www.bigshed.org.uk Sunday 15th December Sunday Lunch in the Ballroom 12pm - 3pm Blair Castle Blair Atholl Pitlochry PH18 5TL Christmas Sunday Lunches (15 & 22 Dec, 12pm-3pm): £22.50 pp. Booking essential, to make a reservation, call Tel: 01796 481207 Email: bookings@blair-castle.co.uk. http://atholl-estates.co.uk/christmas2013.cfm Monday 16th December - Tuesday 17th December 5.30pm Mary Poppins - Birnam Arts Ballet Birnam Arts & Conference Centre Station Road Birnam Dunkeld PH8 0DS The annual christmas show - an event which everyone looks forward

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to throughout the year - join Emma the children, teenagers and adults of Birnam Arts Ballet and be entertained by their dazzling dancing. Tickets £5 Tel: Box Office: 01350 727674 admin@birnaminstitute.com www.birnamarts.com Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd December Blair Castle Christmas Activities Blair Castle Blair Atholl Pitlochry PH18 5TL Experience the Christmas Castle, decorated as it was in the Victorian era, when the 7th Duke lived here with his wife Louisa and their 6 children: Dorothea, Helen, Evelyn, Bardie (the future Duke), George and James. The rooms are decorated to give an insight into how they might have celebrated Christmas. Enjoy a break from Christmas shopping with a 3 course Christmas Sunday Lunch next to the roaring fire in the historic ballroom and finish off your visit with a trip to Santa’s magical woodland grotto in the castle grounds. Back by popular demand, Santa will be returning with his bagpipes this year, entertaining boys and girls with Christmas jingles and special requests. Prices Full Christmas Castle tour Adult:£7.90 Concession: £6.60 Child: £4.60 Family: £20 Santa’s Grotto: Child £6 Tel: 01796 481207 Email: bookings@blair-castle.co.uk. http://atholl-estates.co.uk/christmas2013.cfm Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd December 11.00am - 3.00pm. Winter Solstice, Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre Dunkeld PH8 0HH Family Fun Day finding out about the special event that happens today (21st December) to make it the heart of winter. What a solstice is, how it affects wildlife and as it’s the “season to be jolly”, celebrate Winter! Crafts, Quizzes and Nature Trails. No additional charge. Adults, £4.00 Conc £3.50 Family Ticket: £7.50 – SWT Member FREE Tel: 01350 727337 http://scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk/re-


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serve/loch-of-the-lowes/ Sunday 22nd December 12pm - 3pm Sunday Lunch in the Ballroom Blair Castle Blair Atholl Pitlochry PH18 5TL Christmas Sunday Lunches (15 & 22 Dec, 12pm-3pm): ÂŁ22.50 pp. Booking essential, to make a reservation, call Tel: 01796 481207 Email: bookings@blair-castle.co.uk. http://atholl-estates.co.uk/christmas2013.cfm Sunday 22nd December 2pm3.30pm Douglas Craik and Linda Dewar play seasonal songs The Watermill, Mill Street, Aberfeldy PH15 2BG Douglas Craik and Linda Dewar play seasonal songs and old favourites in the cafe. Come along and be prepared to join in! all free, no need to book. tel: 01887 822896 www.aberfeldywatermill.com Monday 23rd December 11am Christmas Storytime (for 4-7 year olds) The Watermill, Mill Street, Aberfeldy PH15 2BG all free, no need to book. tel: 01887 822896 www.aberfeldywatermill.com Friday 27th December 11am Christmas holiday Storytime (for 4-7 year olds) The Watermill, Mill Street, Aberfeldy PH15 2BG all free, no need to book. tel: 01887 822896 www.aberfeldywatermill.com Monday 30th December 11am Christmas holiday Storytime (for 4-7 year olds) The Watermill, Mill Street, Aberfeldy PH15 2BG all free, no need to book. tel: 01887 822896 www.aberfeldywatermill.com

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