Pitlochry October Events 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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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/

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

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

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

‘Seeing the unseen’ Exhibition

30 September 2019 @ 10:00 am - 26 January 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Daily until Sunday 26th January 2020
‘Seeing the unseen’ Exhibition
Aberfeldy Watermill, Mill Street, Aberfeldy, PH15 2BG.
The common purpose for three artists, Matt Storstein, Paul Martin and Jill Martin Boualaxai is to convey delight in the meaningful materiality of the world. Their works seek out the exceptional in the seemingly mundane; exploring the constant ebb and flow of the world around us. They use a similar contemplative and evocative approach which looks beneath the surface of things to discover the history and poetry of their subjects. In these works there are signs which trigger memory and knowledge, some of which remind us of past experiences and some which convey energy or excitement. We are open seven days a week 10am-5pm, (11am-5pm Sunday). 01887 822896 and  info@aberfeldywatermill.com

October 2019

Enchanted Forest Ticket Holders Special Offer

1 October - 4 November

October and November
Enchanted Forest Ticket Holders Special Offer
Highland Fling (Bungee and Swing), Killiecrankie Visitor Centre, Killiecrankie PH16 5LG
At a stunning location at the entrance to the Pass of Killiecrankie. The Pass will be full of autumn colours. Your jump and swing is from Garry Bridge, 40 meters, above the River Garry. Just a minutes drive from Faskally Forest, the Enchanted Forest location and 3 miles from Pitlochry town centre. Show us your Enchanted Forest ticket and you will receive £10 off the swing or bungee. (Bungee normal price £79pp – discount £69pp, Bridge swing price £69pp – discount £59pp). Please quote reference OCTBUNG. For this deal bookings must be made over the phone and in advance on 0345 366 5844. Proof of ticket must be shown on the jump day.

Autumn Adventure Days by canoeing, kayaking or paddle-boarding

1 October @ 1:00 pm - 31 October @ 3:30 pm

1st to 31st October 1 to 3.30pm
Autumn Adventure Days by canoeing, kayaking or paddle-boarding 
Beyond Adventure, Riverside, Aberfeldy PH15 2EB
Throughout October we are offering Autumn Adventure Days. Come and join us for an afternoon of exploration and thrills, try canoeing, kayaking or paddleboarding for the first time and make your holiday unforgettable. We provide all the equipment and tuition, all you need to do is bring a sense of adventure! Running from 1300 to 1530 you can choose your adventure, perfect for families, couples and those wanting something a wee bit different… £35 per child and £45 per adult – enquire now for availability! Completing our Enquiry Form Or by phone 01887 829 202 Or by email email@beyondadventure.co.uk

The Enchanted Forest – Cosmos

3 October @ 8:00 am - 3 November @ 5:00 pm

Daily from 3rd October to 3rd November 2019
The Enchanted Forest – Cosmos
Faskally Woods, Pitlochry
Each year the Enchanted Forest show is unique. This year’s show is called ‘Cosmos – Look up and be inspired’.  Surprises are said to include a new immersive installation and an audio-visual spectacle that is centred on Loch Dunmore. The Enchanted Forest is an outdoor sound and light show which takes place at Forestry Commission Scotland’s Faskally Wood near Pitlochry. Tickets must be purchased in advance, with coaches departing from Fishers Hotel in the centre of Pitlochry. Generally visitors spend at least 60 to 90 minutes in the forest to fully appreciate the show. Most visitors walk around the forest more than once. Remember you can stay as long as you like. The show closes at 10.30pm. Start times vary throughout the run of the show and are largely driven by when darkness falls. Buy your tickets on line. https://www.enchantedforest.org.uk/tickets/

Mash Tun Bar Opens for the Enchanted Forest

3 October @ 5:00 pm - 3 November @ 8:00 pm

Thursday 3rd October – Sunday 3rd November 2019 5pm – 8pm
Mash Tun Bar opens for the Enchanted Forest
Blair Athol Distillery, Perth Road, Pitlochry PH16 5LY
There is only one true Mash Tun Bar and it is open for the whole of the Enchanted Forest. Why is it the only one? Because it has been made from a working Mash Tun. (A mash tun mixes the ground malt with temperature-controlled water ready for the whisky fermentation process.) Located in a distillery offering a large range of whiskys. With six different tasty tour options, there is plenty to explore. You will also find the prices are very hard to beat, with drams from £3 and Cocktails £6. A short walk from Pitlochry town centre, located opposite Pitlochry petrol station. Tel 01796 482003

Land Rover Stag Safaris

6 October @ 8:00 am - 27 October @ 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Sunday, repeating indefinitely

October Sundays departs 7.30am, 10.30am and 2pm
Land Rover Stag Safaris
Blair Castle, Blair Atholl PH18 5TL
Every Sunday in October, Explore Atholl Estates with your expert guide covering challenging terrain as you climb into the hills whilst taking in stunning scenery and spotting native wildlife. Adults £40, Children £20 (3-13) Private safaris available on request. For more details Atholl Estates Landrover Safaris  Book on 01796 481355.

‘Witches Kitchen Nightmares’ Halloween

9 October @ 9:00 am - 30 October @ 4:30 pm

9th to 30th October, 9.30am to 5.30pm (last entry 4.30pm)
‘Witches Kitchen Nightmares’ Halloween Exhibition
Blair Castle, Blair Atholl PH18 5TL
You and your family are invited to ‘Witches Kitchen Nightmares’ at Blair Castle this Halloween season. Kids can enjoy our broomsticks quiz inside the Castle. There will be Halloween themed baking in the Restaurant and fancy dress for adults and children in the Ballroom. No extra charge and no need to book in advance. Adults £13, Seniors £11.25, Children £8.30 (5-16), Under 5s Free (includes Gardens admission). An Annual Pass for Blair Castle & Gardens entitles the holder to as many visits as they like for one full year from the date of purchase. Tel 01796 481207

Outdoor Halloween Scavenger Hunt

9 October @ 9:30 am - 30 October @ 5:00 pm

9th to 3oth October
Outdoor Halloween Scavenger Hunt
Blair Castle Blair Atholl PH18 5TL
Scavenger Hunt around St Bride’s Kirk and Diana’s Grove – with a small Halloween souvenir at the end! You can also take a wander round our beautiful 9 acred walled Hercules Garden. Gardens only pass, Adults £7.70, Children (5-16 years) £3.50, Family ticket £19.00, Scooter hire £4.50. An Annual Pass for Blair Castle & Gardens entitles the holder to as many visits as they like for one full year from the date of purchase. Tel 01796 481207

Faith Healer by Brian Friel at Pitlochry Festival Theatre

17 October @ 7:30 pm - 3 November @ 2:00 pm
Faith Healer at Pitlochry Theatre

17th October to 3rd November (various times and days)
Faith Healer by Brian Friel
Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Port-Na-Craig Rd, Pitlochry PH16 5DR
Travelling to the small towns and remote village halls scattered throughout Scotland and Wales, the Fantastic Francis Hardy, together with his indefatigably loyal wife, Grace, and their born-into-show-business manager, Teddy, promises healing to the hopeless and restoration for the sick and suffering. Each of their stories in turn sheds shifting shards of light on events. Only one thing is certain however; Faith Healer Francis is at the mercy of his ‘unreliable’ gift. So where does truth lie? Showman? Con-man? Villain? Victim? A haunting exploration of love, loss, belief and sacrifice, Faith Healer is often funny, passionate and tender. It will take you to the heart of what it means to love, struggle and believe. Brian Friel is one of Ireland’s greatest playwrights. Author of Translations and Dancing At Lughnasa, Faith Healer is considered his masterpiece. Starring George Costigan who is best known for portraying Bob in the 1987 film Rita, Sue and Bob Too as well as his more recent role in Happy Valley. Box Office Tel:- 01796 484626

Folk and blues night in the Ewe Bar

25 October @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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

The Small Pines at The Old Mill Inn

25 October @ 9:30 pm
Old Mill Inn Pitlochry music

Friday 25th October
The Small Pines at The Old Mill Inn
The Old Mill Inn, Mill Lane, Pitlochry PH16 5BH
A special set from members of The Red Pine Timber Co. FREE Admission T: 01796 474 020 www.oldmillevents.co.ukwww.theoldmillpitlochry.co.uk

Struan Trust Quiz Night

26 October @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Saturday 26th October 7.30pm
Struan Trust Quiz Night
Blair Atholl Village Hall
Come and enjoy a fun Quiz Night (doors open at 7pm for registration). Teams consist of 4 people (must be aged 18 years of age and over) which can be made up on the night. An admission cost of £3.50 per person includes refreshments at half-time. There is a bar available and raffle tickets can be purchased. More details available from the Struan Trust Facebook page or from Ian Mackinlay on 01796 483310 or email struantrust1979@gmail.com . All proceeds go to the Struan Trust, Scottish Charity SC047336.

Headroom at The Old Mill Inn

26 October @ 9:30 pm
Old Mill Inn Pitlochry music

Saturday 26th October from 9.30pm
Headroom at The Old Mill Inn
The Old Mill Inn, Mill Lane, Pitlochry PH16 5BH
A covers band from Dundee playing hits from across the decades. FREE Admission T: 01796 474 020 www.oldmillevents.co.ukwww.theoldmillpitlochry.co.uk

Samhuinn – winter is coming at Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre

27 October @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sun 27 October 2.30pm – 5pm
Samhuinn – winter is coming
Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre, By Dunkeld Perthshire PH8 0HH
Join us to celebrate Halloween with a difference! Samhuinn (the Celtic New Year) marks the beginning of the journey into winter. Make masks and willow lanterns, carve pumpkins and join the twilight procession to meet Nicneven, Goddess of Samhuinn, for mystical storytelling. We will have a fire with hot drinks and marshmallow toasting (weather permitting). The procession begins at 4pm. Child £5.* (* advance booking is essential for these events; † not suitable for children under 8. Book your place by phoning Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre on 01350 727 337, or visit scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk/events)

Aly Bain MBE and Phil Cunningham Concert

27 October @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Sunday 27 October 2019 8pm
Aly Bain MBE and Phil Cunningham Concert
Pitlochry Festival Theatre, Port-Na-Craig Rd, Pitlochry PH16 5DR
Aly and Phil are described as “probably the best traditional musicians you are ever likely to hear”. They have toured together since 1986. Aly learned his instrument from the old-time master Tom Anderson and is the best known and most significant fiddle player in the Celtic tradition. A legendary mix of musical magic and quick wit! Tickets: £25.00 Tel 01796 484626 For more details

Celtic Samhain at the Scottish Crannog Centre

31 October @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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£10 – £18.00

31st October 7pm
Celtic Samhain
The Scottish Crannog Centre, Kenmore Loch Tay PH15 2HW
The night when the veil between the spirit world and our world is lifted with storytelling, music, ram bonfire and more.  This event is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Booking essential – tickets available from our website or call us on 01887 830583. For more on the Scottish Crannog Centre

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