What's On - Events in Aberfeldy, Balquhidder, Comrie, Crianlarich, Crieff, Kenmore, Killin, Lochearnhead, St Fillans

 

Events throughout 2017

 

Outdoor Activity Events

 

Tuesday 25th April. Bob MacGregor Memorial Road Run - 180 miles of Highland Perthshire roads.  Pre-1975 motorcycles preferred.  Contact premington2@gmail.com 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 & 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

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

 

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 @ The 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 19th 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