Pitlochry Whats On GuideThe Pitlochry What’s On guide is full of events and activities in the Aberfeldy, Blair Atholl, Dunkeld, Pitlochry, Rannoch and Tummel areas from guided walks, theatre events, shows, highland games, lots of music all in one place. The Pitlochry What’s On is produced monthly.

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April 2019

Handbell Ringing at Dunkeld Cathedral

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

Every 2nd 4th Wednesday April to September 2 to 4.pm
Handbell Ringing
Dunkeld Cathedral, Cathedral, Street, Dunkeld, PH8 0AW
Bi-weekly (on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month) performances of Handbell Ringing in Dunkeld Cathedral. Small Ensemble Ringing is fascinating to watch and lovely to hear. The ringers are from the whole of Perthshire. Come and enjoy the music for a while. Freewill donation. For more details www.DunkeldHandBells.uk

Aberfeldy Farmers Market

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

7th April to 7th October (1st Sun each month) 10am to 2pm
Aberfeldy Farmers Market + Crafts & Art Fair
The Square, Aberfeldy PH15 2DD
The farmers market has a wide range of fresh produce including meat, vegetables, fish, cheese, bread, chocolate and lots of beautiful hand crafted items for sale. Further details from Fiona MacEwan, 01887 829343 or 07990 834092 or aberfeldymarket@btopenworld.com

The Crafts & arts fair is in the Birks Cinema – you will find ‘Craftnade Traditional, Contemporary, Unique, Bespoke, Scottish’ art from in and around Highland Perthshire. Further details contact Lynn Shilp 01887 830620 or e-mail lynn@breaghaglass.com

Pitlochry Market

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

20th April to 19th October (3rd Saturday each month) 10.00am to 3.00pm
Pitlochry Market
Pitlochry Business Centre, Armoury Road.PH16 5AP.
Fresh meat, vegetables, bread, cakes, bakes, beer, gin, mead, jewellery, arts and crafts. Local Traders, Produce and Crafts. For more details. email: stalls@pitlochrymarket.co.uk or www.PitlochryMarket.co.uk

May 2019

Duchess Kitty Exhibition the story of women’s suffrage

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

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

Summer Holiday at Pitlochry Festival Theatre

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

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

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

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

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

June 2019

Blithe Spirit by Noël Coward

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

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

Blonde Bombshells of 1943 By Alan Plater

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

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

The Crucible by Arthur Miller

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

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

July 2019

Heritage by Nicola McCartney at Pitlochry Festival Theatre

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

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

August 2019

Join the local Musicians in the Royal Dunkeld Hotel Bar

8 August @ 8:00 pm - 19 December @ 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Thursday, repeating indefinitely

Free Entry

Every Thursday Evening from 8pm
Join the local Musicians
Royal Dunkeld Hotel Bar, Atholl St, Dunkeld PH8 0AR
Every Thursday evening local musicians gather and play in the bar. It adds a lovely atmosphere to a bar that sells real ales and a whole selection of other drinks including tea and coffee. The Woodlands Bistro next door serves a good menu of food for those who want an evening meal. We recommend booking a table (yes it does get busy) and retiring to the bar after your meal. Please note these musicians are not paid, they do it for their own enjoyment, so do not expect it to like a concert on a stage. Royal Dunkeld Hotel: 01350 727322

North And South by Elizabeth Gaskell at Pitlochry Festival Theatre

29 August @ 8:00 pm - 25 September @ 2:00 pm
North and South at Pitlochry Theatre

29th August to 25th September (various times and days)
North And South by Elizabeth Gaskell, adapted by Janys Chambers
Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Port-Na-Craig Rd, Pitlochry PH16 5DR
Strong-willed vicar’s daughter Margaret Hale has grown up in the rarefied atmosphere of rural southern England, so when her family relocates to the roughness and vitality of a northern factory town, she is thrown into a new life of strikes and strife. Hot-blooded industrialist John Thornton rules his cotton mill with an iron hand. Sparks fly when Margaret challenges both master and mill-hand, only to discover that not all of her southern beliefs hold true. A tale for today, this timely adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell’s classic 19th-century novel by BAFTA-nominated writer Janys Chambers explores the complex relationship between North and South, and between women and men of different classes. Can reason overcome pride and prejudice? Can compassion triumph over a blind adherence to market forces? Can love bloom amongst the snowy fibres of a money-driven cotton mill? Tickets: from £16.00 PLUS groups offers, family tickets and concessions. Box Office Tel:- 01796 484626

September 2019

Autumn watch Safaris

15 September @ 9:30 am - 30 November @ 1:30 pm

15th September to 30th November 9.30am and 1.30pm
Autumn watch Safaris
Highland Safaris By Aberfeldy Perthshire PH15 2JQ
“No Question – One of our Best Safaris” Every Season brings a new magic. Head High into the hills to see and hear the primal roar of the Red Deer Rut and the amazing Autumn Colours at their most dramatic. Sights and sounds not to be missed. Includes refreshments on safari. INCLUDES Binoculars and telescope. Hot drinks, shortbread and a dram of whisky. Wildlife identification sheets and factfiles. Hats & hand warmers if required. Autumnwatch runs in conjunction with our other safaris and events check our website for details. Duration 2 ½ hours. COST – Adult £45. Teenager £30 (12-18). Child £25. Booking is essential. Tel 01887820071 and https://www.highlandsafaris.net/land-rover-safaris/autumn-watch.html

River Canoeing Course

19 September @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Thurs 19 Sept, 9:30am to 12noon
River Canoeing Course (only two spaces left)
Wee Adventures, Aberfeldy, Perthshire PH15 2EA
Please note that prior flat water (loch) experience is required before taking part in any river sessions. Confident Canoeing Courses – Canoeing is one of our favourite activities and a great way to explore Highland Perthshire. Sign up for the introductory sessions on the loch and/or develop your skills on the river. Join us for some confidence boosting coaching and a brew! If the weather is too windy for Loch Tay we will switch to Loch Faskally. Costs are £25 per session. Sessions run from 09:30-12:00 with hot drinks and biscuits included. Tel: 07780 675859 Book by going to https://webcollect.org.uk/weeadventures/category/adult-adventures-coaching

Christmas Caster Course

19 September @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Karelia House Coaster Course

Thursday 19th September 10am to 3pm
Christmas Caster Course
Karelia House, Kelty Burn, By Aberfeldy PH15 2LS
For Christmas, we have the beautiful Sweet Pea design perfect for coasters. This is a One Day Course and you should finish the project within the day. Class size is limited to a max of 4. What will you learn? • How to use an embroidery machine • How to use hoop designs • Finishing skills, topstitching, stitch length choice, clipping corners, types of thread and needle choice. What skill Level is required?  This class is suitable for anyone with an interest in embroidery – some previous knowledge would be useful, but not essential. What’s included? • Use of all sewing machines and sewing tools. • Expert instruction from Tracy. • Delicious homemade lunch. • Tea and coffee. What do you need to bring? • Fabric needed for project – available in store with 10% off. We have a variety of fabrics to choose from Karelia House. • Small sewing kit to include scissors, pins, tape measure, etc. Please note:- Course may be cancelled if less than 4 participants sign-up. Cost £65.00. If you have any questions at all about this course please don’t hesitate to contact Karelia House Craft and Coffee Shop on 01887 822027 Book your place here https://www.kareliahouse.co.uk/item/14781/KareliaHouse/Christmas-Coaster-Course—Thursday-19th-September.html

Ambrose Parry Author Event

19 September @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
£5.00

19th September 7pm to 8.30pm
Ambrose Parry Author Event
Aberfeldy Watermill Book Shop
, Cafe & Gallery, Mill St, Aberfeldy PH15 2BG
Ambrose Parry (aka Chris Brookmyre and his wife Marisa Haetzman, working in collaboration) will read from their new novel The Art of Dying. It is the next in the series of gripping historical crime novels from bestselling author Chris Brookmyre and consultant anaesthetist Dr Marisa Haetzman. The backdrop is the medical world of Edinburgh in the 1840s and the invention of chloroform. Cost:- Tickets £5 including £2 off the book. Tel 01887 822896. To book your place https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/author-event-ambrose-parry-reading-from-the-art-of-dying-tickets-70000831371

Beyond Adventure Film Festival

20 September @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Film Festival Aberfeldy Poster

20th September 6pm to 9.30pm
Beyond Adventure Film Festival
Breadalbane Community Campus, Aberfeldy PH15 2BJ
An evening of award winning films showing the best adventure from around the world. Featuring kayaking, mountain biking and climbing. These films are not to be missed. Each ticket sold supports Tayside Mountain Rescue and Breadalbane Academy. Adults £12. U16s £6. To Book 01887 829202 email@beyondadventure.co.uk

 

Folk and blues night in the Ewe Bar

20 September @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Perthshire United Kingdom + Google Map

Every Friday 8pm
Folk and blues night in the Ewe Bar
Fortingall Hotel, Fortingall, By Aberfeldy, Perthshrie PH152NQ
Friday night the local musicians gather to play folk and blues night in the Ewe Bar – sometimes the music is also on Saturday night as well. There is nothing to beat an evening in the company of locals who love playing together – very special. We suggest you book a table and have some food before hand in the Ewe Bar. Tel: 01887830367 For more on the Fortingal Hotel

LIVE @ MCKAYS – Bob Stewart

20 September @ 9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Free

20th September 9m to Midnight
LIVE @ MCKAYS – Bob Stewart
McKays Hotel and Bar, 138 Atholl Road Pitlochry PH16 5AG
Back at McKays we have the brilliant Bob Stewart joining us. 25 years experience in the music industry, playing Scottish, Celtic and acoustic music. Free entry. For up to date music events please visit our website https://www.mckayshotel.co.uk/whats-on/live-music-events

Donald Buick at The Old Mill Inn

20 September @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Free

20th September 2019 from 9.30pm
Donald Buick at The Old Mill Inn
The Old Mill Inn, Mill Lane, Pitlochry PH16 5BH
Donald Buick is a singer/songwriter from Perth playing a range of classics. FREE Admission T: 01796 474 020 www.oldmillevents.co.uk www.theoldmillpitlochry.co.uk

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