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What’s On in Highland Perthshire September 2013 Continuous Events Pitlochry Festival Theatre see website for details. www.PitSeptember 2013 A selection of 6 plays including; Hello Dolly 2nd 8pm, 7th 2pm, 12th 2pm, 14th 8pm, 19th 2pm, 20th 8pm, 25th 8pm, 26th 2pm. A Chorus of Disapproval by Alan Ayckbourn 3rd 8pm, 4th 2pm, 11th 8pm, 16th 8pm, 21st 2pm, 28th 8pm e.mail Present Laughter by Noel Coward or Tel: 01796 473335 5th 2pm, 7th 8pm, 13th 8pm, 19th 8pm, 24th 8pm, 25th 2pm Single Spies - A Double-bill by Alan Bennett 5th 8pm, 10th 8pm, 11th 2pm, 18th 8pm, 23rd 8pm, 28th 2pm. Lady Windermere’s Fan by Oscar Wilde 12th 8pm, 17th 8pm, 18th 2pm, 26th 8pm, 30th 8pm Two by Jim Cartwright If you have an Event you 4th 8pm, 9th 8pm, 14th 2pm, 21st would like to advertise 8pm, 27th 8pm. FREE OF CHARGE Tel: Box Office: 01796 484 626 e.mail

Killin, runs in both directions and calls at all of the major tourist attractions in the area. Between Killin and Aberfeldy there will be a fourth two-way service in the early evening. 20th April- 31st December Cinema, Live Event/Broadcasts The Birks Cinema PO Box 7517 Aberfeldy PH15 2WH see website for details & listings book online or Tel 0871 902 5754 Daily 9.30am-5.30pm Blair Castle Gardens Blair Castle Blair Atholl PH18 5TL Enjoy a peaceful stroll this summer and experience the gardens in full bloom. Highlights include a 9 acre walled garden, peaceful wooded grove, ruined kirk, Red Deer park and a Gothic folly. Children can enjoy the Adventure Playground or why not go on a Vintage Tractor and Trailer Ride around the grounds and meet some of the wildlife that live on the estate. Adult £5.40, Child £2.50, Family £13.50 e.mail Saturday 29th June to Sunday 28th March to 3rd November with Date/Time/Event/ 20th October, Venue/Price Ring of Breadalbane Explorer 2013 Exhibition 80 Years of Scottish

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hop on hop off circular route Ring of Breadalbane Explorer 2013 will run three times a day on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays Takes in Aberfeldy, Amulree, Crieff, Comrie, St Fillans, Lochearnhead and

Rock! Explorers Garden Port-Na-Craig, Pitlochry, PH16 5DR 80 Years of Scottish Rock! runs from 28th March to 3rd November and is housed in the David Douglas Pavilion


What’s On Highland Perthshire - entrance is free to anyone with an Explorers Entry Ticket. Tel: 01796 484626

to be marked. It was a considerable engineering achievement to surmount Druimuachdar Pass, at 1,484ft the highest point on any main line in Britain. On the 1st June 1863 the first 01 Apr 2013 to 14 Sep 2013 section of the I&PJR was opened from Exhibition - 150th anniversary of Dunkeld to Pitlochry, on 3rd August the Perth to Inverness Railway 1863 the Forres-Aviemore section Blair Castle Blair Atholl PH18 5TL followed and on 9th September 1863 In 1863, the railway between Dunkeld the Aviemore-Pitlochry section was and Inverness was completed opencompleted, thereby forming the straing the Highlands to increased visitors tegic main line across the Grampians. and trade. Engineer Joseph Mitchell From these dates, the growth of many attempted to get the proposal passed villages as tourist venues and service for almost 20 years but struggled to centres can be traced. In 1865 the get support due to the common view I&PJR became the Highland Railway that it would be too difficult to build a which was in existence for almost 60 railway line across the rocky terrain of years. In 1923 it became part of the the Highlands. London, Midland & Scottish Railway The proposal was passed by parliament (LMS), and in 1948 British Railways in 1861 and the railway line was com- took over at nationalisation. pleted only 2 years later on 9 Septem- Tel 01796 481232 ber 1963. The 6th Duke of Atholl and 7th Duke Monday 1st July - Mid September of Atholl were heavily involved in the Summer Watch Safaris process, as the railway line crossed a Highland Safaris By Aberfeldy large proportion of Atholl Estates. The Perthshire PH15 2JQ 6th Duke insisted on having beautifully- Departing at 1700hrs. Nothing can designed bridges across his land to prepare you for the beauty, peace and cater for the new railway (the bridges tranquillity of our hills and glens at that were built include the Bridge of dusk. Tel: 01887 820071 Tilt, Killicrankie Viaduct and the Calvine bridge) and the 7th Duke took the first trial run on the line. To celebrate the Monday 26th August - Monday 150th anniversary, Blair Castle has a 30th September number of artefacts on display in the 2020VISION Banvie Hall relating to the development Street Gallery Exhibition. of the railway, including watercolours, Blair Castle Blair Atholl PH18 5TL old photos of Blair Atholl station and a 2020VISION Street Gallery Exhibition. model of a Stevenson design locomo20 Photographers, 20 Assignments. tive which featured on the Antiques The 2020VISION street-gallery exhibiRoad Show in 2011. Normal Entry tion makes the most compelling case prices apply. yet for restoring and re-connecting the UK’s ecosystems, our Natural Home. With over 100 stunning images daily Friday 3rd May to from the 2020VISION collection with 30th September thought-provoking facts and captions Exhibition “Blair Atholl’s Railway “ about new thinking, brave thinking, to commemorate the 150 years of ecosystem thinking, it’s a must-see for railway in Blair Atholl everyone. The exhibition is running as Atholl Country Life Museum Blair part of the Year of Natural Scotland Atholl PH18 5SP celebrations display to commemorate the 150 years of railway in Blair Atholl... visit the com- 1 September - 30 September memorative exhibition over weekends 10am-5pm daily in May or daily from 1st June 2013 to Exhibition - Marlene Patrick - It’s 30th September 2013. All About Colour The 150th year anniversary of the Birnam Arts & Conference Centre opening of what at the outset was the Station Road Birnam Dunkeld Inverness & Perth Junction Railway is PH8 0DS



Marlene’s cheerful work covers a broad spectrum of colour using the mediums of acrylic, ink, oil and soft pastels, creating great warmth and depth in her paintings. Exhibiting regularly across Scotland, her paintings are distinctively signed ‘Red’ – a reference to a childhood nickname! Free Tel: box office 01350 727674 Saturday 7th September - Sunday 15th September Perthshire Open Studios Various Locations Over 180 artists makers and creators welcome you into their studios across stunning Perthshire. From hidden location in remote glens to intruiging spaces in historic villages and towns. The Showcase exhibition rums from 30th August - 15th September at The Bield, Blackruthven. downoad the whole brochure at http://www.perthshireopenstudios. com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/ POS_brochure_2013.pdf

Weekly Events April - October Every Sundays 11.30am Garden Tours Explorers Garden Pitlochry Festival Theatre PH16 5DR Lasting approximately one and a half hours, our guided tours provide insights into the plants, trees, wildlife, history, art and architecture contained in Explorers. Fun, fascinating and informative! Price: £5, includes Garden entry

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Every Sunday at 2pm Attic Tours Blair Castle, Blair Atholl, PH18 5TL With a maze of rooms usually off limits to castle visitors, experience a guided tour of Blair Castle’s attics. A behind the scenes look at a wealth of artefacts not on general display, finishing with a climb onto the castle rooftops for views across Perthshire. £15 (includes access to full castle tour) Tel:01796 481355.

June - September Every Wednesday 11.30am Garden Tours Explorers Garden Pitlochry Festival Theatre PH16 5DR Lasting approximately one and a half hours, our guided tours provide insights into the plants, trees, wildlife, history, art and architecture contained in Explorers. Fun, fascinating and informative! Price: £5, includes Garden entry

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

Every Wednesday 1st May to 25th September 2-4pm Handbell Harmony Dunkeld Cathedral Cathedral Street DUNKELD PH8 0AW A season of solo ringing performances in Dunkeld Cathedral from 2.00 - 4.00 pm Solo ringing is fascinating to watch and lovely to hear. You are invited to come and enjoy the music for a while. There is no charge, just a freewill collection for the Cathedral. Please contact The Dunkeld Tourist Information Office before travelling. It is always informed of the very few occasions when Handbell Harmony has to be cancelled.

Every Monday 27th May to 9th September 7pm for 7.45pm HIGHLAND NIGHTS. Recreation Ground Pitlochry (Robert Wiseman Dairies Vale of Atholl Pipe Band), Highland and Scottish dancing, songs and music. Mondays, 27th May to 9th September 7.45pm Gates open 7pm. Venue - Recreation Ground. If wet, venue - Pitlochry Town Hall. Adults £5 Children £1.


Open to all. Join in if you want, play an instrument, or just sit in and enjoy good music. Tel: 01738 787243 Every 2nd Wednesday from 8.30pm Open Mic Night The Taybank Tay Terrace Dunkeld PH8 0AQ Open Mic Night in the bar from 8.30pm - anyone is welcome to come and join or simply come and enjoy the music Free entry. Tel: 01350 727340 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

Every Thursday “Traditional Thursdays” 8-11pm McKays Bar & Restaurant 138 Atholl Road Pitlochry PH16 5AG Every Wednesday A night of traditional Scottish music, Wonderful Golf Wednesdays dine in a relaxed atmosphere while Pitlochry Golf Club Golf Course Rd listening to our live musicians playing Pitlochry PH16 5QY an abundance of foot tapping tunes.... An open competition every Wednesday Free entry. McKays, Atholl Road, Pitfor Gents Ladies & jnrs - Non members lochry welcome £10 entry incl Gree Frees. Tel: 01796473888 Tel 01796 472792 or Every Tuesday 7.30pm e.mail Whisky Tasting Every Friday 5th July - 11th OctoMcKays Bar & Restaurant 138 Every Wednesday ber 11.00am – 12.30pm Atholl Road Pitlochry PH16 5AG August 7th - 25th September Secrets of the Stage Whisky Tasting from 7.30pm with a Scottish Night Out Pitlochry Festival Theatre PH16 variety of distilleries. Pitlochry Town Hall West Moulin 5DR Tel: 01796473888 Rd Pitlochry This entertaining illustrated talk, with Eddie Rose - Scotland’s Son of Fun with examples of actual props and cosa night of fun, songs, and music. tumes, covers all aspects of PFT’s Every Tuesday from 8.30pm stage productions, from set design Tuesday night session and auditions to play selection and The Taybank Tay Terrace Dunkeld Every Wednesday, 9pm the rehearsal process. There will also PH8 0AQ Open Music Sessions be short video interviews with theatre Donny McElligott and Alan Dickson, Bankfoot Inn, Main Street, Bankprofessionals who will give an insight lead the Tuesday night session with an foot PH1 4AB into backstage life at the Theatre in eccelctic mix of old and new tunes Open session for musicians of all abili- the Hills. Included in the talk will be a anyone welcome to come and join from ties to gather and play music - any mu- “sneaky peak” at the production being 8.30pm. Free entry. Tel: 01350 727340 sic. Local musicians assemble to play a built on stage that day and a look at variety of instruments and sing songs. how PFT has changed since its early


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days in the tent. You will also have the opportunity to have any questions you may have about our productions answered. Price £7.50 (Includes tea/coffee and a scone/Highland pâtisserie) Tel: 01796 484626

Sandie Brechin & Ewan Wilkenson Saturday 7th September 9pm Sandy Tweeddale and Dougie Strong Friday 13th September 8pm Macpolvo Saturday 14th September 9pm K2 Friday 20th September 8pm John Davidson & Sandy Marshall Every Friday Night Saturday 21st September 9pm “Friday night Folk” 8-11pmJoy McKays Bar & Restaurant 138 Friday 27th September 8pm Atholl Road Pitlochry PH16 5AG David & Clare Traditional folk music from musicians all Saturday 28th September 9pm over Scotland using an array of differ- Dave & Paul ent instruments to bring you some of Tel 01796 473888 the best Scottish beasts and sounds. Email: Free entry. 01796473888 lochry_entertainment/programme.htm September 2013 Every Friday Night Music at The Old Mill Inn, Mill Lane Music Sessions Pitlochry PH16 5BH Atholl Arms Hotel Bridgehead, Sunday 1st Dunkeld, PH8 OAQ Afternoon session with Stuart Mckandie An open session for musicians of all free abilities to gather and play music - any Friday 6th music. Or just come and enjoy the Fozzie (The Clachies) free music. Free Entry. Saturday 7th Tel: 01350 727 219 The Accelerators free Friday 13th Don Nicholson free Every Saturday Night Saturday 14th “Saturday night live@McKays” The Red Pine Timber Co free 9-11pm Saturday 21st McKays Bar & Restaurant 138 The Daddy Naggins free Atholl Road Pitlochry PH16 5AG Friday 27th Live bands from Scottish, Irish, Pop, Stuart McKandie free rock, Blues, Jazz, Motown and many Saturday 28th more. Sing dance and clap the night The Ballachulish Hellhounds free away... Free entry. Tel 01796 474020 Tel: 01796473888 Every Saturday Night “Saturday Night Fever” 11-1.30am McKays Bar & Restaurant 138 Atholl Road Pitlochry PH16 5AG resident DJ plays some of the latest tunes to dance the night from 11pmlate, if you come in after 11pn there is a £3.00 door charge. Tel: 01796473888

Daily Diary Events

Sunday 1st September 10am 3pm Aberfeldy Farmers Market Town Square Aberfeldy First Sunday of the Month until October Showcase the very best of Perthshire’s famous food larder, will feathure local produce and suppliers from across the range available in the area. To book a stall or for further details September 2013 Tel: 01738 582159 or email Music at Mckays Bar & Restaurnat 138 Atholl Road Pitlochry PH16 5AG Friday 6th September 8pm



first Sunday of every month Evening Rafting Dunolly Adventures, Taybridge Drive, Aberfeldy, PH15 2BP To compliment the Aberfeldy Farmers Market on the first Sunday of every month, they will be running evening White Water Rafting Trips starting at 5pm. Suitable for everyone above the age of 8! To book call 01887 820298 Sunday 1st September 2.00pm – 3.30pm Fabulous Fungi Meet: Glen Tilt Car Park, by Blair Atholl Fungi for beginners. Learn the basics of fungi id and ecology. Who for: Adults £3 Tel: 01796 481355 email Saturday 1st September 7.30 pm Scottish Country Dancing AT PITLOCHRY TOWN HALL Come along and join us on the dance floor, or watch and listen to the music provided by some of Scotland’s best bands. David Oswald’s Band ALL WELCOME Admission: Dancer: £7.00 Spectator: £2.00 Tel: June on 01796 473488 or email: Sunday 1st September 8pm Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham Pitlochry Festival Theatre Port Na Craig, Pitlochry, PH16 5DR Aly & Phil have played PFT for over 18 years now and their much admired fiddle and accordion musicianship, combined with great anecdotes always guarantees a sell-out crowd. Tickets £25.00 Tel: Box Office: 01796 484 626 Saturday 7th September Highland Perthshire Marathon & Half Marathon Aberfeldy Perthshire. We really do think that this is one of the best value for money packages on the Scottish circuit. Included in the price is: free camping and car park - a pasta party – post race refreshments – shower & swim – leg massage – ceilidh

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Sunday 8th September 11am The annual Amulree & Trochry Clay Pigeon Shoot Just follow the signs by the bridge at Amulree by Dunkeld The annual Amulree & Trochry Clay Pigeon Shoot will be held on Sunday 8th September, 11am start - last entry 3pm. The Shoot is open to everyone - with prizes for the Open category, a Local category for those living in Glen Saturday 7th September 8pm Quaich, Amulree and Strathbraan, a Dunfermline Gilbert and Sullivan Ladies competition and an under 18’s Soc. - Ballads,Songs and Snatches competition as well. Birnam Arts & Conference Centre The cost for the 35 bird shoot is £15.00 Station Road Birnam Dunkeld PH8 with £10.00 for a re-entry. Under 18s is 0DS £5.00 entry and £4.00 re-entry. Join Dunfermline Gilbert & Sullivan Raffle with great prizes - so if you don’t Society for an evening jam-packed win with your gun you have a chance with classic, popular Gilbert & Sullivan of a prize in the raffle! ‘hits’… and a few surprises! This year’s event is in aid of the AmulFeaturing songs from all the G&S ree and Trochry Community Fund which greats, such as The Mikado, Pirates of raises funds for community events, Penzance, Trial by Jury, Iolanthe, and including the annual Christmas party Yeoman of the Guard and others, for the children in the glen. revel in these sparkling, memorable Just follow the signs by the bridge at excerpts from timeless operettas which Amulree on Sunday 8th of September some might say are the forerunners of there’s a refreshment tent selling soup, the modern-day musical! sandwiches, tea, coffee and cakes all Tickets: £10 / £8 con / £5 kids, day. And if you have not shot before Tel: box office 01350 727674 you can have a go at the BASC free coaching. Sunday 8th September 8pm Saturday 7th September The Poozies Sashiko Taster Pitlochry Festival Theatre Port Na Karelia House, Kenmore Road Craig, Pitlochry, PH16 5DR Comrie Bridge By Aberfeldy A super-group of 4 ladies with 21 years’ PH15 2LS experience (in various line-ups), join Learn the therapeutic art of Sashiko. Sally Barker, Mary Macmaster, Eilidh There are endless symbolic designs. Shaw and Mairearad Green as they perThis is a lovely opportunity to give it a form tunes from the rich vein of Gaelic go! (Beginners) 10.30am – 12.30pm. culture and tradfolk. Tickets £16.50 Cost £20.00 Tel: 01887 822027 Tel: Box Office: 01796 484 626 email: Monday 9th September 10am – Sunday 8th September 10am 12.30 4.30pm The Secret Garden – FORESTRY Iron-Age Archery COMMISSION WALKS The Scottish Crannog Centre Ken- Meet:Weem Car Park more, Loch Tay Perthshire PH15 Enjoy the discoveries of the world2HY famous plant hunters, Douglas and Can you hit the target? Practice your Menzies, in stunning scenery near skills with simple longbows to see who Castle Menzies. can score the highest. Suitable for ages Charge: Adults: £3.50 Children £2.00 7 plus. Numbers restricted so booking Tel: 01350 727284 recommended. Tel. 01887 830583 Email: – a medal for each competitor – prizes for each category and a generous goody bag. Hard to believe we know but it’s just honest to goodness value. We are limited to 500 competitors and we are working very hard to make your visit extremely enjoyable and rewarding, join us and see for yourself. for entry detail etc.


Thursday 12th September 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 and decorative felting onto the silk to make a unique scarf. (All levels) 10.00am – 1.00pm. Cost £25.00 Tel: 01887 822027 email: Friday 13th September 11.15am12.45pm 150th Anniversary of the Perth to Inverness Railway Blair Castle Blair Atholl PH18 5TL In 1863, the railway between Dunkeld and Inverness was completed opening the Highlands to increased visitors and trade. The 6th and 7th Duke of Atholl were heavily involved in the process, as the railway line crossed a large proportion of Atholl Estates. Howard Geddes from the Highland Railway Society will be giving a talk in the castle ballroom about the history and development of the railway line between Perth and Inverness, in the same week the line was completed 150 years ago. There are also a number of artefacts on display in the Banvie Hall relating to the railway, including watercolours, old photos of Blair Atholl station and a model of a Stevenson design locomotive which featured on the Antiques Road Show in 2011. Price: £5.40pp includes entry to gardens, gift shop and restaurant (tickets can be upgraded for a full tour of the castle). Spaces are limited so book now to avoid disappointment. Tickets can be purchased from Blair Castle on 01796 481207 or to book online at Friday 13th September 8pm The Baroness Birnam Arts & Conference Centre Station Road Birnam Dunkeld PH8 0DS The Baroness by Thor Bjorn Krebs Starring Roberta Taylor with Ewan Taylor and Romana Abercromby In 1948, at the age of 62, karen Blixen – writer of Out of Africa – met the 29 year old young poet, Thorkild Bjørnvig;


What’s On Highland Perthshire he was newly married and had recently made his successful publishing debut. The two shared a powerful, dangerous and sexually charged friendship – a pact, lasting for six years before falling apart. Full of tension and poetry, with three tremendous acting roles, the play is inspired by anecdotes, letters and books by, and about, both Blixen and Bjørnvig. ROBERTA TAYLOR is one of Britain’s most talented and respected actresses. A Glasgow Citizens Theatre Company member of the 1970s and ‘80s, she became a household name as IreneRaymond in the BBC soap Eastenders and, until recently, starred as Gina Gold in ITV’s ‘The Bill’. She is also a successful author. Tickets: £12/ £10 Tel: box office 01350 727674 Saturday 14th September, 2013 Pitlochry Highland Games Recreation Ground, Ferry Road Pitlochry Special Events: MASSED PIPE BANDS, Solo Piping. Light Field & Heavy Events - Venue of 1997 World Hammer throw record of 153’ 1”. British Tug-o-War Championship and Scottish 1600m Championship SOBHD registered Highland Dancing Competition - organiser Jean Swanston - NO DANCING ENTRIES ACCEPTED ON THE FIELD Secretary: June D. A.Templeman, 16 Lettoch Terrace, Pitlochry, PH16 5BA Tel: 01796 473488 secretary@pitlochryhighlandgames. Sunday 15th September 2- 3.30pm Fabulous Fungi Meet: Glen Tilt Car Park, by Blair Atholl Fungi for beginners. Learn the basics of fungi id and ecology. Who for: Adults £3 Tel: 01796 481355 email


15th September September 7.30 pm Scottish Country Dancing AT PITLOCHRY TOWN HALL Come along and join us on the dance floor, or watch and listen to the music provided by some of Scotland’s best bands. Marian Anderson’s Band ALL WELCOME Admission: Dancer: £7.00 Spectator: £2.00 Contact June on 01796 473488 or email: jdat@topofthebox.freeserve. Sunday 15th September 8pm Royal Scottish National Orchestra Pitlochry Festival Theatre Port Na Craig, Pitlochry, PH16 5DR Conducted by Michal Nesterowicz.Enjoy a selection of musical Bon Bons followed by Brahms Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Opus 68. Tickets £19.00 & £25.00 Tel: Box Office: 01796 484 626


lasting 30 minutes, maximum on each tour 6. Booking essential, entry will not be permitted without prior booking. call 01350 727786. The tower was started by Bishop Lauder (1452-75) and finished by Bishop Livingstone (1475-83). The lowest storey was used as an Ecclesiastical Court house and its walls have paintings of the Judgement of Solomon and of the Women Taken in Adultery. Within it are a number of early and medieval stones. Well worth the effort for the views from the top. Tel: 01350 727786

Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd September Doors Open Days Across Perth & Kinross Come and explore that amazing Historic Environment of Perth and Kinross, a place of natural beauty and some fantastic architecture. This year’s programme includes stunning Art Deco cinemas, The Perth Playhouse Cinema and the recently re-developed Birks Saturday 21st September 10am Cinema in Aberfeldy; delicious local 2pm food and drink producers, including Logierait Country Market artisan smokehouse Dunkeld Smoked Mill of Logierait Farm Pitlochry Salmon,The Wee Pie Company’s game PH9 OLH pies, craft brews from Inveralmond This Months Logierait Country Market is Brewery; beautiful stately homes and on Saturday May 18th, between 10am- much more! 2pm at the Mill of Logierait. Join in on the 21st and 22nd of SepThere will be a good selection of local tember 2013 for free access into buildProduce, Crafts and Collectables on ings across the region. sale, as well as Live Traditional Music to listen to. The Farms own Narrow Gauge Railway will run from 11am, and there Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd Sepwill be hot food and refreshments avail- tember 11.00am - 4.00pm. able. Mill of Logierait Farm PH9 0LH, Autumnal Equinox, is just off the A9 at Ballinluig, South of Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre Pitlochry on the Aberfeldy road. Local Dunkeld PH8 0HH buses will stop at the gate. Family Fun Day finding out why today (22nd September) is special, the Autumnal Equinox! What is an Equinox? Saturday 21st September How does it affect wildlife? Celebrate 9.30am - 12.30pm, the season of Autumn with Crafts, Doors Open Days Quizzes and Nature Trails. Dunkeld Cathedral Tower No additional charge. Adults £4.00 Dunkeld Conc £3.50 Family Ticket: £7.50 – SWT Dunkeld Cathedral Tower Member FREE The tour of the tower involves the Tel: 01350 727337 ascent of 150 steep and narrow spiral with no handrail. Children under serve/loch-of-the-lowes/ the age of 12 will not be able to climb the Tower. The tower will be open from 9.30am 12.30pm. There will be six tours each

What’s On Highland Perthshire Saturday 21st September 8pm The Taking of Zena Charbonne Birnam Arts & Conference Centre Station Road Birnam Dunkeld PH8 0DS ATAUT, psychological thriller, newly commissioned by Creative Scotland. Zena Charbonne is past 37, going on 50, and the wife of Government minister Sir michael Charbonne. Zena hasn’t wanted for much in her life – but she hasn’t achieved much either. On a wet Thursday afternoon in February, Zena is kidnapped. As her life is torn apart, ‘what has been’ vies with‘what might have been’, and ‘what might be no more’ becomes her constant companion. In the embrace of oblivion, Zena’s demons are lining up to be counted... Starring Catherine Gillard Directed by Peter Clerke Music by Robin Mason video by Tim Brinkhurst.Tickets: £12/ £10 con Tel: box office 01350 727674

A beginner’s guide to the fascinating world of fungi found at the Hermitage. Includes basic id and folklore. Booking: Just turn up Adults £4; Children £2 Tel: 0844 4932192 Email : Sunday 22nd September 12noon Pitlochry 10K from Pitlochry Main Street Pitlochry You can enter on: And more information on


and then a return to Dunkeld. Medium grade walk, some steep sections, sturdy footwear needed. Not suitable for Children under 5. Cost: £3 Adult, £2 Concession/ Member, £1 Child. Admission to Visitor Centre extra. Booking recommended Tel: 01350 727337

Thursday 26th September 8pm From Sea to Source Birnam Arts & Conference Centre Station Road Birnam Dunkeld PH8 0DS Sunday 22nd September 8pm The River Tay is Scotland’s longest Big Girls Don’t Cry river, rising on the slopes of Ben lui, not Pitlochry Festival Theatre Port Na far from Oban on the west coast, and Craig, Pitlochry, PH16 5DR flowing for 117 miles through the heart The fantastic Eastcoast Boys return of Scotland before reaching the north with their amazing tribute to the Sea, east of Dundee. sounds of Franki Valli & The Four Sea- Join John Anderson – ex Principal sons. Hear Sherry, Bye Bye Baby, Oh Hydrologist for the River Tay - and hear What A Night, My Eyes Adored You and how his simple stroll (a 9 day trek!) more. along the banks of this glorious river Tickets £18.50 & £20.00 turned into something more adventurTel: Box Office: 01796 484 626 ous, as rain, route finding and rhododendrons created unexpected Sunday 22nd 11am - 4pm challenges. Moulin Kirk - Part of the Doors Tuesday 24th September, 2pm With facts, figures and history about Open Days 4pm & 4 - 6pm the River Tay, don’t miss this fascinatMoulin Square, Pitlochry PH16 5EH Learn to Save a Life ing and illuminating talk. Pitlochry Moulin Kirk has a new lease Atholl Medical Centre Tickets: £8 / £6 con / £5 kids of life as the Pitlochry and Moulin Helen Brady from Tayside NHS HeartTel: box office 01350 727674 Heritage Centre, a community heritage start will be at Atholl medical Centre, centre, established in 2006 and run by Pitlochry. Please come to learn what to local volunteers. During the winters of do if someone collapses. An employee 2007 and 2008 the Kirk’s interior was of the Scottish Ambulance Service will Saturday 28th September refurbished by the Moulin Kirk Trust. give information about the use of the Last Saturday of Every Month Display stands and cases house varied public access defibrillators which have Doors Open 7pm. Show starts exhibitions on the local area, including been installed in Fishers Hotel and on 8.30pm historic photographs of the developthe outside wall of the Moulin BrewJust Laugh Comedy Club - at McKment of three hamlets into the tourist ery. Encourage your friends, family ays Bar town of Pitlochry and an exhibition on and neighbours to attend as it could McKays Bar & Restaurant 138 Atholl The History of the Pitlochry Highland be you! Sessions run from 2-4p.m and Road Pitlochry . PH16 5AG Games. Moulin Kirk was built in 1830, 4-6pm. For further information con1 host, 3 stand up comedians - lots of however the location dates back to the tact Catherine Holmes 01796 473400 laughter Enjoy Just laugh Comedy Club early medieval period, when St Colman ( , last Saturday of every month £10 pp founded a church at Moulin in the 7th Giggle and dine deal - 2 comedy tickets century AD. The graveyard contains Thursday 26th September and a meal for 2 - £20pp some medieval gravestones, including 11.00am - 3.00pm. After hit the floor as our DJ has you two slabs incised with swords. Ranger Guided Nature Walk dancing until the early hours. Head Meet at the Tourist Information Liner tbc - Main Support John McGolSunday 22nd September, 10.30am Centre, The Cross, Dunkeld, at drick Support David Innes – 12.30pm 11am. Phone: 01796 473888 Fantastic Fungi Join the Ranger for a walk from DunEmail: National Trust for Scotland The keld to Loch of the Lowes, via autumn Hermitage, by Dunkeld; PH8 0HX woods and fields, to Loch of the Lowes, meet in the Lower Car Park with time to enjoy our Visitor Centre


What’s On Highland Perthshire Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th September 10am - 5pm daily Exclusively Highlands Art, Craft and Food Fair Birnam Hotel Birnam by Dunkeld PH8 0AA Beautifully made arts, crafts and foods from across the North of Scotland and Perthshire. An opportunity to see some of the makers at work and browse a wide variety of exquisite wares. Supporting the Macmillan Fund Entrance Free Tel: 0744 3220424 Sunday 29th September 11am Sensory O Birnam Arts & Conference Centre Station Road Birnam Dunkeld PH8 0DS A30-mInuTe InTeRACTIVe SHOW from Scottish opera’s educational Outreach for 18-36 month olds and their parents/ carers to enjoy together, Sensory O introduces toddlers to live performance in a fun and engaging environment, rich in sound, rhythm and music. Set in a magical, night-time world where anything is possible, Sensory O starts with a bed-time story about a train ride through the jungle to meet a friendly lion who sleeps under the stars. The train itself is also a percussion instrument which is ‘ridden’ and played by one of the performers. The performers use several other props to add to the magic, including a parachute scented with lavender and a sun and moon that gently light up during the performance! With its unique audience in mind, the set is inviting and tactile to inspire the imagination and bring the adventure to life. Tickets: £7 adults £5 Toddlers Tel: box office 01350 727674 Sunday 29th September 8pm Fiddlers’ Rally! Pitlochry Festival Theatre Port Na Craig, Pitlochry, PH16 5DR Presented by The Rotary Club of Pitlochry 70 sets of strings and a whole lot of energy! The Dunkeld & District Strathspey & Reel Society - with special


guests and soloists - guaranteed to raise the roof! Tickets £16.50 & £18.50 (u-16: £10.00) Tel: Box Office: 01796 484 626


What’s On Highland Perthshire



Events in Pitlochry and Highland Perthshire September 2013  

What's on, Events in Aberfeldy, Blair Atholl, Dunkeld, Kenmore, Pitlochry and Rannoch in September 2013

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