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Events in Aberfeldy - Balquhidder - Comrie - Crianlarich - Crieff - Kenmore - Killin - Lochearnhead - St Fillans - Strathyre - Tyndrum

Forthcoming Events through 31st July 2019

(Read on down or click here   for major events that will take place throughout 2019)
 
Daily (10:00 - 18:00). Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre and Rainbow Trout Fishing Ponds. Auchingarrich, by Comrie  (01764-679469)
Daily. Earth Adventures, Bushcraft, Archery and Fly & Bait Fishing activities for all.  Do It Outdoors, Auchingarrich by Comrie  (079-73802620)
Daily (09:00-17:00). Mountain safaris;  Forest safaris;  Walking safaris;  Biking safaris;  Red Deer Centre.  Spring Watch safaris April to July. Highland Safaris, Dull, by Aberfeldy  (01887-820071)
Daily, 30th March to 3rd November. Loch Tay Safaris: a unique 90-minute cruise on Loch Tay exploring the history, heritage and folklore of Perthshire’s largest loch. Loch Tay Safaris, Pier Road, Kenmore (01887-820071)
Daily, 30th Mar to 30th Oct (10:00 - 17:30).  Final tour - 16:15. The Scottish Crannog Centre: a unique reconstruction of an ancient loch dwelling.  Experience Iron Age life from discoveries made underwater. Loch Tay, by Kenmore (01887-830583)
Daily Apr - Oct (10:00-18:00).  Sundays (12:00 - 16:00). Dewar's Aberfeldy Distillery - visit distillery, warehouses and museum.  Aberfeldy PH15 2EB (01887-822010)
Saturday 29th June - Sunday 1st Sept. Vintage Travel Posters & Penguin Book Cover Posters. Aberfeldy Watermill & Gallery (01887-822896)
Thursdays (19:00 - 22:30). Celtic Acoustic Music Sessions - folk to blues, bluegrass to instrumental - play or listen. Birks Cinema, Aberfeldy (01887-829141)
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Wednesday 3rd (13:30 - 16:30). Butterflies and moths of the mountain.  Booking advisable. Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve car park  (01567-820988)
Wednesday 3rd  (14:00 - 17:00). National Trust for Scotland: Moirlanich Longhouse. Glen Lochay, Killin 
Wednesday 3rd  (17:30 - 21:30). Kenmore Highland Games. Sports Field, Kenmore 
Friday 5th July  (10:00). Meall nan Tarmachan Ridge Walk.  Walk the Tarmachan ridge with a qualified mountain guide and wildlife expert.  5 - 6 hours duration.  Booking essential. Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve car park  (01567-820988)
Friday 5th  (21:00). Live Music: Alex Clarke. Coach House Hotel, Killin  (01567-820349) 
Saturday 6th  (10.45 -17:00). Luss (Loch Lomond) Highland Games, with opening Helensburgh pipe band march. Games Field, Luss, by Loch Lomond 
Saturday 6th (starts from 06:00). 2019 Artemis Great Kindrochit Quadrathlon: Swim Loch Tay (1.35 km) - Walk / run seven Munros (24 km) - Kayak back to Ardtalnaig (11 km) - Cycle around Loch Tay (54 km).  Ceildh from 21:00.  Fireworks on Loch Tay at 23:00. Ardtalnaig, Loch Tay
Saturday 6th  (09:00 - 17:00). Doune & Dunblane Agricultural Show. Keir Mains, Dunblane 
Saturday 6th  (10:00 - 16:00). Scotland's Gardens Scheme: The Allotment Association of Crieff. Turretbank Road Crieff PH7 4AR
Saturday 6th  (21:00). Live Music: Little Fire.  Coach House Hotel, Killin  (01567-820349) 
Sunday 7th  (10:00 - 14:00). Aberfeldy Farmers Market and Arts & Crafts Market. The Square and Birks Cinema, Aberfeldy 
Sunday 7th  (11:00). Crieff 10K Race (220m of ascent) and Junior (9 - 15 Years) Mile Race. Morrison’s Academy playing fields, Dallerie, Crieff
Sunday 7th  (14:00 - 17:00). National Trust for Scotland: Moirlanich Longhouse. Glen Lochay, Killin 
Tuesday 9th (10:30 - 12:30). A kids-eye view of Ben Lawers: hands-on exploration.  Leave no stone unturned  to become a nature know-it-all (adults to be accompanied by a child and vice versa). Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve car park  (01567-820988)
Wednesday 10th  (14:00 - 17:00). National Trust for Scotland: Moirlanich Longhouse. Glen Lochay, Killin 
Wednesday 10th  (20:00). Illustrated talk: Behind the scenery at Ben Lawers - some of the conservation projects on this National Nature Reserve.  Helen Cole, Senior Ranger Naturalist. National Trust for Scotland Office, Main Street, Killin 
Friday 12th (09:00 - 17:00). Mountain flowers - an 8-hour high-level guided walk.  Booking essential. Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve car park  (01567-820988)
Friday 12th  (21:00). Live Music: Pure Malt. Coach House Hotel, Killin  (01567-820349) 
Saturday 13th  (09:30 - 17:00). Loch Lomond Highland Games. Moss o' Balloch Park, Balloch Road, Balloch G83 8LE
Saturday 13th  (12:00). The 163rd Alva Highland Games.  Pipe band; 4 hill races including British championship. Johnstone Park, Alva 
Saturday 13th  (21:00). Live Music: Ian White. Coach House Hotel, Killin  (01567-820349) 
Sunday 14th  (10:00 - 14:00). Logierait Country Market. Mill of Logierait, by Ballinluig 
Sunday 14th (11:00 - 16:00). Kinlochard Family Highland Gathering: Heavy Events, Pipers, Highland Dancing displays, Country Pursuits, Dog Show.  Pipe band parade at 11:30. Kinlochard Village Hall & Field, Kinlochard FK8 3TL
Sunday 14th  (14:00 - 17:00). National Trust for Scotland: Moirlanich Longhouse. Glen Lochay, Killin 
Tuesday 16th (10:30 - 12:30). A kids-eye view of Ben Lawers: hands-on exploration.  Leave no stone unturned  to become a nature know-it-all (adults to be accompanied by a child and vice versa). Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve car park  (01567-820988)
Tuesday 16th (10:45 - 17:30). Inveraray Highland Games.  Includes World Caber Tossing Championship (15:30). Castle Grounds, Inveraray
Wednesday 17th  (14:00 - 17:00). National Trust for Scotland: Moirlanich Longhouse. Glen Lochay, Killin 
Thursday 18th  (10:00 - 16:30). A Celtic Summer: enjoy fabulous down-to-earth nutritious food, as prepared by our Iron Age ancestors. Scottish Crannog Centre, by Kenmore  (01887-830583)
Friday 19th  (09:00 - 17:00). Mountain flowers - an 8-hour high-level guided walk.  Booking essential. Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve car park  (01567-820988)
Friday 19th  (21:00). Live Music: Ghillies Hillbillies. Coach House Hotel, Killin  (01567-820349) 
Saturday 20th July to Saturday 3rd August. Comrie Fortnight: walks,  children's fun days; open gardens afternoon; watersports on Loch Earn;  Strathearn Harriers hill race; treasure hunt; fiddlers' rally; art exhibition  etc. Comrie and environs
Saturday 20th July - Sunday 4th August (10:00 - 18:00). Fortingall Art 16th Summer Exhibition - 30 local artists, featuring painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, jewellery and furniture. Molteno Hall, Fortingall
Saturday 20th (10:00 - 15:00). Pitlochry Market: artisan produce & crafts. Business Centre, Armoury Road, Pitlochry PH16 5AP
Saturday 20th (12:00 - 17:00). Balquhidder, Lochearnhead & Strathyre Highland Games.  Music in Beer Tent until 20:00. Games Park, Lochearnhead
Saturday 20th  (21:00). Live Music: Drovers Road. Coach House Hotel, Killin  (01567-820349) 
Sunday 21st  (14:00 - 17:00). National Trust for Scotland: Moirlanich Longhouse. Glen Lochay Killin 
Wednesday 24th  (13:30 - 16:00). Flora and fauna of the hillside.  Booking advisable. Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve car park  (01567-820988)
Wednesday 24th  (20:00). Illustrated talk: What's in a square?   Sarah Watts, Seasonal Ecologist on using quadrats to study vegetation at Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve. National Trust for Scotland Office, Main Street, Killin
Wednesday 24th  (14:00 - 17:00). National Trust for Scotland: Moirlanich Longhouse. Glen Lochay, Killin 
Thursday 25th (15:00). Feis Fhoirt Ceilidh Trail - Young musicians in informal concert. The Courie Inn, Killin
Thursday 25th (19:00 ). Feis Fhoirt Ceilidh Trail - Young musicians in concert. The Big Shed, Tombreck, by Killin  (075-0864-5453)
Friday 26th  (21:00). Live Music: Ted Christopher. Coach House Hotel, Killin  (01567-820349) 
Saturday 27th - Sunday 28th July. Upland plant identification course for upland habitat surveys, in partnership with Parnassus Ecology.  Booking essential  @ 077-1640-6900 or email "Lindsay" @ parnassusecology.com
Saturday 27th  (09:00 - 18:00). 148th Airth Highland Games. North Green Park, The Wilderness, Airth, by Stirling 
Saturday 27th  (21:00). Live Music: Mak-a-Din. Coach House Hotel, Killin  (01567-820349) 
Sunday 28th  (14:00 - 17:00). National Trust for Scotland: Moirlanich Longhouse. Glen Lochay, Killin 
Tuesday 30th (10:30 - 12:30). A kids-eye view of Ben Lawers: hands-on exploration.  Leave no stone unturned  to become a nature know-it-all (adults to be accompanied by a child and vice versa). Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve car park  (01567-820988)
Wednesday 31st  (14:00 - 17:00). National Trust for Scotland: Moirlanich Longhouse. Glen Lochay, Killin 
 
Annual Events in 2019

Outdoor Activity Events
Tuesday 30th April (10:00). Bob MacGregor Memorial Road Run - 130 miles of Highland Perthshire roads. Pre-1975 motorcycles preferred. Contact Peter Remington (01539-5 60695 / 078-91076320). McLaren Hall, Killin
Saturday 4th May (13:00). 31st Stuc a' Chroin 5000: Category A Long Hill Race (distance 22 km; climb 1500 m). Strathyre: Secretary (079-7701-4474)
Sunday 19th May (6:30 - 15:30). Etape Caledonia: 85-mile closed road cycle challenge. Highland Perthshire
Wednesday 22nd May (19:30). Ben Sheann Hill Race (distance 3.4 km; climb 380 m). Strathyre: Secretary (079-7701-4474)
Saturday 1st (10:30) - Sunday 2nd June (15:00). Bob MacGregor Memorial 2-Day Motorcycle Trial. Kinnell Estate, Killin
Sunday 9th June (09:00). 8th Strathearn Marathon. 1,500 feet of ascent. Cultybraggan Camp, Comrie
Saturday 15th June (12:00). Run Mhor 84: half marathon (climb 310 m) and fun run (12:05). Mhor 84 Hotel, Kingshouse, by Balquhidder
Saturday 22nd June (Commences 08:00 - 11:00). Martin Currie Rob Roy Challenge - a 14-mile circular walk from Kenmore and / or one of two cycle challenges of 35 and 36 miles commencing and finishing in Kenmore. Rob Roy Festival in Taymouth Castle grounds. Kenmore
Saturday 6th July. 2019 Artemis Great Kindrochit Quadrathlon: Gold Route - Swim Loch Tay (1.3 km) - Walk / run seven Munros (24 km) - Kayak back to Ardtalnaig (11 km) - Cycle around Loch Tay (54 km). The Silver Route is 7 km & 600 m of ascent less. The Bronze Route is a triathlon (no swim) - five Munros (16 km) plus kayak and cycle. Ardtalnaig, Loch Tay
Saturday 4th August (09:00). Mhor Marathon: McLaren High School, Callander, to Monachyle Mhor Hotel. McLaren High School, Callander, FK17 8JH
Saturday 24th August (12:00). Loch Tay Highland Lodges Tay Fitness Killin 5K and 10K - open to all (walk, jog or run) charity event. Also Fun Run for 5 - 14 year olds. www.killin10k.co.uk Breadalbane Park, Killin
Saturday 14th September (09:15). Open Water Swim: Loch Earn end-to-end St Fillans to Lochearnhead (10.8 km).
Saturday 5th October (13:00). National Trust for Scotland Hill Race - Meall nan Tarmachan (distance 9.5 km; climb 700 m). Dan Watson (01567-820404)
Saturday 5th to Saturday 12th October. Drovers' Tryst Walking Festival: over 30 walks. Bag some local Munros, walk old drove roads or ramble through the glens. Fun mountain bike racing, photographic walks & evening entertainment. Crieff and environs
 
Highland Games and Agricultural Shows
Sunday 23rd June (11.00). Lorne Highland Games ("The People's Games"). Mossfield Park, Oban
Saturday 29th June (08:00). Lochearnhead Shears International Sheep-shearing Competition. Games Park, Lochearnhead.
Wednesday 3rd July (17:30 - 21:30). Kenmore Highland Games. Sports Field, Kenmore
Tuesday 16th July (10:45). Inveraray Highland Games & World Caber Championships. Castle Grounds, Inveraray
Saturday 20th July (12:30 - 18:30). Balquhidder, Lochearnhead & Strathyre Highland Games. Games Park, Lochearnhead
Wednesday 7th August (10:00). 24th Killin International Highland Games. Breadalbane Park, Killin
Saturday 10th August (09:30 - 16:30). Atholl & Breadalbane Agricultural Show & Highland Gathering. Wade's Park, Aberfeldy
Sunday 11th August (10:00 - 17:00). Perth Highland Games. Scone Palace Park
Saturday 17th August (10:30). Stirling Highland Games. Stirling Sports Village, Royal Stuart Way, Stirling
Saturday 17th August (09:00). Killin Agricultural Show. Breadalbane Park, Killin
Sunday 18th August (10:30). Crieff Highland Gathering. Market Park, Crieff
Thursday 22nd August (10:30 - 16:30). Argyllshire Gathering (Oban). Mossfield Park, Oban
Saturday 14th September (10:30). Pitlochry Highland Games. Massed pipe bands at 17:00. Recreation Ground, Ferry Road, Pitlochry PH16 5DZ
 
Activities for Children
Tuesdays 9th, 16th & 30th July and 13th & 27th August (10:30 - 12:30). A kids-eye view of Ben Lawers: hands-on exploration. Leave no stone unturned to become a nature know-it-all (adults to be accompanied by a child and vice versa). Ben Lawers NNR car park
 
Live Traditional Music
Every Thursday (19:00 - 22:30). Celtic Acoustic Music Sessions led by Doug & Hilary Law. Birks Cinema, Aberfeldy
Friday 14th to Sunday 16th June. Killin Music Festival '19. McLaren Hall, Killin
Friday 4th to Sunday 6th October. 13th Callander Jazz & Blues Festival. Callander and area
Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd November.  Perthshire Amber - The Dougie MacLean Festival. Dunkeld & environs
Food & Drink Events
 
Arts & Cultural Events
Saturday 8th to Sunday 16th June. Forth Valley Art Beat - open studios, installations, temporary public artworks, popup shows, film, performance, and exhibitions in galleries and community spaces. Over 140 artists at 80 different locations.
Saturday 7th to Sunday 15th September. Perthshire Open Studios - artists and makers throughout Perthshire welcome you to their workshops & studios.
 
National Trust for Scotland Walks & Talks
Walks commence at the Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve car park unless otherwise stated. For further information telephone 01567-820988 or email "benlawers" @ nts.org.uk
Wednesday 3rd July (13:30 - 16:30). Butterflies and moths of the mountain. Booking advisable. Ben Lawers NNR car park
Friday 5th July (10:00). Meall nan Tarmachan Ridge Walk. Walk the Tarmachan ridge with a qualified mountain guide and wildlife expert. 5 - 6 hours duration. Booking essential. Ben Lawers NNR car park
Tuesday 9th July (10:30 - 12:30). A kids-eye view of Ben Lawers: hands-on exploration. Leave no stone unturned to become a nature know-it-all (adults to be accompanied by a child and vice versa). Ben Lawers NNR car park
Friday 12th July (09:00 - 17:00). Mountain flowers - an 8-hour high-level guided walk. Booking essential. Ben Lawers NNR car park
Tuesday 16th July (10:30 - 12:30). A kids-eye view of Ben Lawers: hands-on exploration. Leave no stone unturned to become a nature know-it-all (adults to be accompanied by a child and vice versa). Ben Lawers NNR car park
Friday 19th July (09:00 - 17:00). Mountain flowers - an 8-hour high-level guided walk. Booking essential. Ben Lawers NNR car park
Wednesday 24th July (13:30 - 16:00). Flora and fauna of the hillside. Booking advisable. Ben Lawers NNR car park
Saturday 27th - Sunday 28th July. Upland plant identification course for upland habitat surveys, in partnership with Parnassus Ecology. Booking essential @ 077-1640-6900 or email "Lindsay" @ parnassusecology.com
Tuesday 30th July (10:30 - 12:30). A kids-eye view of Ben Lawers: hands-on exploration. Leave no stone unturned to become a nature know-it-all (adults to be accompanied by a child and vice versa). Ben Lawers NNR car park
Friday 2nd August (10.30 - 16:30). An introduction to real navigation: map and compass navigation in the hills - a 6-hour course. Booking essential. Ben Lawers NNR car park
Wednesday 7th August (13.30 - 16:00). Hillside safari - a 2½ hour walk. Experience the rich flora and varied wildlife of the lower slopes of the Nature Reserve. Booking advisable. Ben Lawers NNR car park
Tuesday 13th August (10:30 - 12:30). A kids-eye view of Ben Lawers: hands-on exploration. Leave no stone unturned to become a nature know-it-all (adults to be accompanied by a child and vice versa). Ben Lawers NNR car park
Wednesday 21st August (13:30 - 16:00). Flora and fauna of the hillside. Booking advisable. Ben Lawers NNR car park
Tuesday 27th August (10:30 - 12:30). A kids-eye view of Ben Lawers: hands-on exploration. Leave no stone unturned to become a nature know-it-all (adults to be accompanied by a child and vice versa). Ben Lawers NNR car park
 
Talks take place during July and August at the National Trust for Scotland Ranger Base, Lynedoch, Main Street, Killin FK21 8UW, at 8pm.
 
Heritage Events @ Scottish Crannog Centre, Loch Tay
Booking is essential for large groups - telephone 01887-830583.
Saturday 30th March (10:00). Grand Opening with Aberfeldy Gaelic Choir.
Tuesday 9th April (18:00). Scotland's Iron Age: talk with Anne Crone.
Easter Sunday 21st April & Monday 22nd April (10:30 - 16:30). A Celtic Spring: the Crannog comes to life.
Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th May. Handfasting Vow Renewal.
Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th May (10:30 - 16:30). Iron Age Ingenuity: water and metals, incuding metal-working demonstrations.
Friday 21st June (evening event). Midsummer Music Evening, plus prehistoric musical instrument-making workshop. Booking essential.
Thursday 18th July (10:30 – 16:30). A Celtic Summer: enjoy fabulous down-to-earth nutritious food, as prepared by our Iron Age ancestors.
Friday 2nd to Monday 5th August (10:30 - 16:30). The Celts are Coming - Living History Fair: metal working; stone carving; wood turning & spoon carving; leatherwork; textiles; iron age cooking; archery.
Sunday 22nd September (10:30 - 16:30). A Celtic Autumn: Wood & Smoke. Woodworking, turning and whittling demonstrations. Smoked and cured foods, berries, apples and mushrooms, together with rich meaty stews.
Thursday 31st October (evening event). Celtic Samhain Festival Night: Fire, Metals & Magic. Shadow puppets; Samhain fun and games; storytelling around the log fire in the Crannog; incense; warming soup and bread; spectacular wicker ram burn finale!
 
Christmas / New Year
Tuesday 31st December (23:45). Killin New Year Firework Display. Killin
Tuesday 31st December (23:45). Comrie Hogmanay Flambeaux: unique midnight torchlight procession; pipe band. Melville Square, Comrie

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