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

Forthcoming Events through 31st August 2017

(Read on down or click here   for major events that will take place throughout 2017)
 
Daily.  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.  Summer Watch safaris from June to August. Highland Safaris, Dull, by Aberfeldy  (01887-820071)
 
Daily, April to 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 to 31st October (10:00 - 17:30).   Scottish Crannog Centre: living history from discoveries underwater. Loch Tay, by Kenmore (01887-830583)

Mon - Sat (10:00-18:00); Sun (12:00-16:00).  Last entry 1 hr prior to closing. Dewar's Aberfeldy Distillery - visit distillery, warehouses and museum. Aberfeldy PH15 2EB (01887-822010)
 
Sat 8th July - Tue 29th AugustLotte Glob - North and South: Landscapes of Lotte Glob.  A series of tiles that can only be described as ceramic paintings, inspired by winters spent on La Gomera, Canary Islands. Aberfeldy Watermill & Gallery (01887-822896)
 
Thursdays (19:00 - 22:30).  Celtic Accoustic Music Sessions - folk to blues, bluegrass to instrumental. Birks Cinema, Aberfeldy (01887-829141)

Saturday 22nd July to Saturday 5th AugustComrie 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 22nd July - Sunday 6th August (10:00 - 18:00)Fortingall Art 14th Summer Exhibition - over 30 local artists, featuring painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, jewellery and furniture. Molteno Hall, Fortingall
 
Thursdays (19:00 - 22:30).  Celtic Acoustic Music Sessions - folk to blues, bluegrass to instrumental. Birks Cinema, Aberfeldy (01887-829141)
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Tuesday 1st  (10:30 - 12:30).  Mini-beasts of the mountain (adults must be accompanied by a child and vice versa). Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve car park  (01567-820988)
 
Wednesday 2nd  (10:00 - 17:00).  Killin International Highland Games - Parade from Falls of Dochart at 13:00.  Breadalbane Park, Killin
 
Wednesday 2nd  (14:00 - 17:00).  National Trust for Scotland: Moirlanich Longhouse.  Glen Lochay, Killin

Friday 4th  (21:00).  Live Music: Stuart McFarlene. Coach House Hotel, Killin  (01567-820349)

Saturday 5th  (10:30 - 16:30). 
The Celts are Coming - Living History Fair: hog roast; iron forging; hide tanning; sword making; iron age cooking; log boats; archery; pot firing; textiles.  Scottish Crannog Centre, Loch Tay, by Kenmore and Dalerb Picnic Site (01887-830583)

Saturday 5th  (21:00).
  Live Music: The Shine.  Coach House Hotel, Killin  (01567-820349)

Sunday 6th  (10:00 - 17:30). 
Bridge of Allan Highland Games. Games Park, Bridge of Allan

Sunday 6th  (10:00 - 14:00). 
Aberfeldy Farmers Market and Arts & Crafts Market. The Square and Birks Cinema, Aberfeldy

Sunday 6th  (10:30 - 16:30). 
The Celts are Coming - Living History Fair: hog roast; iron forging; hide tanning; sword making; iron age cooking; log boats; archery; pot firing; textiles.  Scottish Crannog Centre, Loch Tay, by Kenmore and Dalerb Picnic Site (01887-830583)

Sunday 6th  (13:00 - 17:00).
  Scottish Gardens Open Day: Drummond Castle.  Drummond Castle By Crieff

Sunday 6th  (14:00 - 17:00). 
National Trust for Scotland: Moirlanich Longhouse.  Glen Lochay, Killin

Mon 7th (10:00) - Thu 10th (16:00).
  Do It Outdoors - John Muir Award: the Discovery Award requires a minimum of 4 days of outdoor activity.  Includes shelter building, tree conservation, path maintenance, fire building, spear making and perhaps catching and cooking a fish. Do It Outdoors, Auchingarrich by Comrie  (079-73802620)

Mon 7th (18:00 - 19:30). 
National Trust for Scotland: Moirlanich Longhouse - Fireside Tales.  Glen Lochay, Killin

Wednesday 9th  (13:30 - 16:00). 
Hillside Safari: ranger-led exploration of the flora & fauna of the National Nature Reserve.  Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve car park  (01567-820988)

Wednesday 9th  (14:00 - 17:00). 
National Trust for Scotland: Moirlanich Longhouse.  Glen Lochay, Killin

Wednesday 9th  (20:00). 
Illustrated talk: Ben Lawers - not just a pretty place.  Helen Cole, NTS Senior Ranger Naturalist.  National Trust for Scotland Office, Killin

Friday 11th  (09:00). 
Atholl & Breadalbane Agricultural Show  (horse & pony day, plus pet show & funfair).  Wade's Park Aberfeldy

Friday 11th  (10:30 - 16:30). 
An Introduction to Real Navigation: how to use a map and compass in the hills.  Telephone to book. Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve car park  (01567-820988)

Friday 11th  (21:00). 
Live Music: Kevin Fraser.  Coach House Hotel, Killin  (01567-820349)

Saturday 12th  (09:00). 
Atholl & Breadalbane Agricultural Show & Highland Games (agricultural show commences at 9:00, highland games at 13:00). Wade's Park Aberfeldy

Saturday 12th  (21:00). 
Live Music: The Minogue Brothers. Coach House Hotel, Killin  (01567-820349)

Sunday 13th  (10:00 - 17:45).
 Perth Highland Games.  South Inch, Perth

Sunday 13th  (14:00 - 17:00). 
National Trust for Scotland: Moirlanich Longhouse. Glen Lochay, Killin

Tuesday 15th  (10:30 - 12:30). 
Mini-beasts of the mountain (adults must be accompanied by a child and vice versa). Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve car park  (01567-820988)

Tuesday 15th (19:30). 
Concert: Baile - Glasgow-based traditional band. The Big Shed, Tombreck, by Killin  (075-0864-5453)

Wednesday 16th (14:00 - 17:00). 
National Trust for Scotland: Moirlanich Longhouse. Glen Lochay, Killin

Friday 18th  (09:30 - 17:00). 
An introduction to identification of grasses, sedges & rushes.  Telephone to book. Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve car park  (01567-820988)

Friday 18th  (21:00). 
Live Music: Ted Christopher. Coach House Hotel, Killin  (01567-820349)

Saturday 19th (10:30 - 17:00). 
Stirling Highland Games. Stirling Sports Village, Royal Stuart Way, Stirling

Saturday 19th  (13:30 - 17:00). 
Rannoch Highland Gathering. Weller Poley Park, Kinloch Rannoch

Saturday 19th  (9:00 till late). 
Killin Agricultural Show: Pipe Band parade from Dochart Bridge @ 12:30; Evening ceilidh with Siobhan Anderson & Friends. Breadalbane Park, Killin

Saturday 19th  (21:00). 
Live Music: Candlemaker Row. Coach House Hotel, Killin  (01567-820349)

Sunday 20th  (07:00 - 15:00). 
Aberfeldy Middle Distance Triathlon:  1,900m Loch Tay swim, a 90Km Bike and a 21Km run.  Registration Saturday 19th (13:00 - 19:30). Kenmore, by Aberfeldy

Sunday 20th  (10:30 - 18:00). 
Crieff Highland Gathering (highland games), plus Glenturret Music Tent.  Market Park, Crieff

Sunday 20th  (14:00 - 17:00). 
National Trust for Scotland: Moirlanich Longhouse. Glen Lochay, Killin

Wednesday 23rd  (13:30 - 16:00). 
Flora and fauna of the hillside.  Booking advisable. Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve car park  (01567-820988)

Wednesday 23rd  (14:00 - 17:00). 
National Trust for Scotland: Moirlanich Longhouse. Glen Lochay, Killin

Wednesday 23rd (20:00). 
Concert: Iain Thomson & Marc Duff. The Big Shed, Tombreck, by Killin  (075-0864-5453)

Wednesday 23rd  (20:00). 
Illustrated talk: Goatfell - everything but the goats.  Kate Sampson, NTS Senior Ranger Naturalist. National Trust Office, Killin

Thursday 24th  (10:30 - 16:30).
  Argyllshire Gathering (highland games) commencing with piper's march from town centre (Argyll Square). Mossfield Park, Oban

Thursday 24th - Sunday 27th.
  Blair Castle International Horse Trials: dressage, cross-country & show jumping.  Country Fair, with demonstartions.  Over 200 trade stands including food hall. Blair Castle, Blair Atholl

Friday 25th  (21:00). 
Live Music: Alex Clarke. Coach House Hotel, Killin  (01567-820349)

Saturday 26th  (11:00 - 17:00). 
153rd Dunkeld & Birnam Highland Games. Games Park, Little Dunkeld

Saturday 26th  (12:00 10K; 12:15 Fun). 
Tay Fitness Killin 10K and Family Fun Run: www.killin10k.co.uk to register. Dochart Bridge, Killin  (077-8655-8861)

Saturday 26th (19:30). 
Concert: Red Note. The Big Shed, Tombreck, by Killin  (075-0864-5453)

Saturday 26th  (21:00). 
Live Music: Mak-a-Din. Coach House Hotel, Killin  (01567-820349)

Sunday 27th  (10:00 - 14:00). 
Logierait Country Market. Mill of Logierait, by Ballinluig

Sunday 27th  (10:30 - 16:30). 
Lughnasa Summer Harvest Festival: Exhibits & demonstrations of ancient ploughing, seed sowing & bread baking in Iron Age clay ovens. Scottish Crannog Centre, Loch Tay, by Kenmore  (01887-830583)

Sunday 27th (14:00 - 17:00).
  National Trust for Scotland: Moirlanich Longhouse. Glen Lochay, Killin

Wednesday 30th  (10:00 - 16:00). 
Beinn Ghlas and Ben Lawers: bag two Munros with a qualified mountain leader with knowledge of the wildlife of the reserve.  Telephone to book. Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve car park  (01567-820988)

Wednesday 30th  (14:00 - 17:00). 
National Trust for Scotland: Moirlanich Longhouse. Glen Lochay, Killin

 

Annual Events in 2017

Outdoor Activity Events

Tuesday 25th April. Bob MacGregor Memorial Road Run - 180 miles of Highland Perthshire roads.  Pre-1975 motorcycles preferred.  Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . McLaren Hall, Killin

Saturday 6th May (13:00). 29th Stuc a’ Chroin 5000: Category A Long Hill Race (distance 20 km; climb 1500 m). Strathyre

Saturday 3rd (09:00) - Sunday 4th June (15:00).  Bob MacGregor Memorial 2-Day Motorcycle Trial. Kinnell Estate, Killin

Sunday 11th June (09:00). 6th Strathearn Marathon. Cultybraggan Camp, Comrie

Wednesday 14th June  (19:30). Ben Sheann: short hill race (distance 3.4 km; climb 380 m).  Date to be confirmed. Strathyre

Saturday 1st July  (11:00). Ben Ledi Hill Race (distance 10 km; climb 750 m). Strathyre Forest Holidays

Saturday 8th July. 2017 Artemis Great Kindrochit Quadrathlon: Swim Loch Tay (1.3 km) - Walk / run seven Munros (24 km) - Kayak back to Ardtalnaig (11 km) - Cycle around Loch Tay (54 km).  Ardtalnaig, Loch Tay

Saturday 26th August  (12:00). Tay Fitness Killin 10K - open to all (walk, jog or run) charity event.  www.killin10k.co.uk   Dochart Bridge, Killin

Saturday 2nd September. Highland Perthshire Marathon and Half-Marathon – run or cycle.  www.highlandperthshiremarathon.co.uk   Wade's Park, Aberfeldy

Saturday 9th September (09:00). Open Water Swim: Loch Earn end-to-end (~10 km). 

Saturday 7th October. National Trust for Scotland Hill Race - Meall nan Tarmachan (distance 9.5 km; climb 700 m). Dan Watson (01567-820404)

Saturday 7th to Saturday 14th October. Drovers' Tryst Walking Festival: 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

Saturday 1st July (08:00). Lochearnhead Shears International Sheep-shearing Competition. Games Park, Lochearnhead.

Wednesday 5th July (17:30 - 21:30). Kenmore Highland Games. Sports Field, Kenmore

Tuesday 18th July (10:45). Inveraray Highland Games & World Caber Championships. Castle Grounds, Inveraray

Saturday 22nd July (12:00 - 17:00). Balquhidder, Lochearnhead & Strathyre Highland Games. Games Park, Lochearnhead

Wednesday 2nd August (13:00). Killin Highland Games. Breadalbane Park, Killin

Saturday 12th August (09:30). Atholl & Breadalbane Agricultural Show & Highland Gathering. Wade's Park, Aberfeldy

Sunday 13th August (10:00 - 17:00). Perth Highland Games. North Inch, Perth

Saturday 19th August (10:30). Killin Agricultural Show. Breadalbane Park, Killin

Sunday 20th August (10:30). Crieff Highland Gathering. Market Park, Crieff

Thursday 24th August (10:30 - 16:30). Argyllshire Gathering (Oban). Mossfield Park, Oban

 

Activities for Children

Tuesdays 4th & 18th July and 1st & 15th August (10:30 - 12:30). Mini-beasts of the mountain (adults must 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 26th (19:00) to Sunday 28th May. 5th Strathyre Music Festival: www.balvaig.co.uk   Strathyre

Friday 16th to Sunday 18th June. Killin Music Festival '17. McLaren Hall, Killin

Friday 29th September to Sunday 1st October. 12th Callander Jazz & Blues Festival. Callander and area

 

Arts & Cultural Events

Saturday 10th to Sunday 18th June. Forth Valley Art Beat - a celebration of talent and individual inspiration. Over 140 artists at 80 different locations.

Friday 9th & Saturday 10th June. Perthshire and Angus Provincial Mod (Mòd Ionadail Shiorrachd Pheairt agus Aonghais). Breadalbane Community Campus, Aberfeldy

Saturday 2nd to Sunday 10th September. Perthshire Open Studios - artists and makers throughout Perthshire welcome you to their workshops & studios.

 

Food & Drink Events

Friday 26th - Sunday 28th May. Mhor Festival: food and drink, music, theatre, arts and dance. Monachyle Mhor Farm, Balquhidder

 

National Trust for Scotland Walks

Walks commence at the Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve car park unless otherwise stated.
For further information telephone 01567-820988 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Friday 23rd June (09:00). Ben Lawers Ridge Walk. Walk the 7 peaks of the Lawers range with a qualified mountain guide and wildlife expert. 8 - 10 hours duration. Booking essential. Ben Lawers NNR car park

Tuesday 4th July (10:30 - 12:30). Mini-beasts of the mountain (adults must be accompanied by a child and vice versa). Ben Lawers NNR car park

Wednesday 12th July (13:30 - 16:30).  Butterflies and moths of the mountain. Booking advisable. Ben Lawers NNR car park

Friday 14th July (09:00 - 17:00). Mountain flowers - an 8-hour high-level guided walk. Booking essential. Ben Lawers NNR car park

Tuesday 18th July (10:30 - 12:30). Mini-beasts of the mountain (adults must be accompanied by a child and vice versa). Ben Lawers NNR car park

Friday 21st July (09:00 - 17:00). Mountain flowers - an 8-hour high-level guided walk. Booking essential. Ben Lawers NNR car park

Friday 21st and / or Saturday 22nd July.  Moth night and / or morning. See rangers set harmless moth traps and check the catch in the morning. Ben Lawers NNR car park

Wednesday 26th July (13:30 - 16:00). Flora and fauna of the hillside. Booking advisable. Ben Lawers NNR car park

Friday 28th July (09:00 - 17:00). Mountain flowers - an 8-hour high-level guided walk. Booking essential. Ben Lawers NNR car park

Tuesday 1st August (10:30 - 12:30). Mini-beasts of the mountain (adults must be accompanied by a child and vice versa). Ben Lawers NNR car park

Wednesday 9th August (13.30 - 16:00). Hillside safari - a 2½ hour walk. Booking advisable. Ben Lawers NNR car park

Friday 11th 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

Tuesday 15th August (10:30 - 12:30). Mini-beasts of the mountain (adults must be accompanied by a child and vice versa). Ben Lawers NNR car park

Friday 18th August (09:30 - 17:00). An introduction to identification of grasses, sedges and rushes. Booking essential. Ben Lawers NNR car park

Wednesday 23rd August (13:30 - 16:00). Flora and fauna of the hillside. Booking advisable. Ben Lawers NNR car park

Wednesday 30th August (10:00).  Bheinn Ghlas & Ben Lawers. Walk 2 of the most popular peaks of the Lawers range with a qualified mountain guide and wildlife expert. 5 - 6 hours duration. Booking essential. Ben Lawers NNR car park

 

National Trust for Scotland Talks

Talks take place during July and August at the National Trust for Scotland meeting rooms, Lynedoch, Main Street, Killin FK21 8UW, at 8pm.

 

Heritage Events @ Scottish Crannog Centre, Loch Tay

Booking is essential for large groups - telephone 01887-830583.

Sunday 19th March (10.30 - 16.30).  Scottish Coppice Festival: a special day of coppice craft demonstations and market place.

Easter Sunday 16th April (10:30 - 16:30). Easter Eggstravaganza: cook pancakes, bake bread rolls and churn butter.

Sunday 30th April (10:30 - 16:30). BELTANE! - Celtic Spring Celebration. Storytelling, ceremonial fire and demonstrations. Bring blossoms to make flower garlands.

Sunday 28th May (10:30 - 16:30). Iron Age Ingenuity: hands-on ancient skills including bronze casting and wood turning.

Wednesday 21st June (evening event). Midsummer Music Festival: booking essential.

Thursday 20th July (10:30 – 16:30). Iron Age Gourmet Day: fabulous down-to-earth nutritious food, as prepared by our ancestors.

Sunday 6th August (10:30 - 16:30). Iron Age Artisan Village: Celts, crannogs and crafts.

Sunday 27th August (10:30 - 16:30). Summer Harvest Festival: ancient ploughing, seed sowing & bread baking in Iron Age clay ovens.

Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th September (10.30 - 16.30).  Ways with Wood: The Turnery Prize - Wood-turning and carving demonstrations by experts from throughout the country.

Sunday 15th October (10:30 - 16:30). Fun with Fruit and Fungi: a celebration of seasonal fare including tasters of fungi, hazelnuts, soups and stews.

Tuesday 31st October (19:00 - 21:00). Spooks and Sacrifices - Celtic Samhain Festival Night: fire juggling, sacrificial wicker ram burn, apple ducking, storytelling & much more, all lit by flaming torches.

 

Christmas / New Year

Sunday 31st December (23:45).  Killin New Year Firework Display.  Falls of Dochart, Killin

Sunday 31st December (23:45).  Comrie Hogmanay Flambeaux: unique midnight torchlight procession; pipe band.  Melville Square, Comrie

 


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Where is Killin? We’re here!

Find the public transport routes to and from Killin.

Taxis, banks, garages, church services and more – you’ll find them all here.

Find out what’s on in the next few days or major events throughout the year.


Throughout the year, businesses in the Killin area offer special promotions, bargain deals and special events. Visit these pages regularly to find special offers that appeal to you.