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Thursday, 12 July 2007

Holiday Cottage /Events Perth and Perthshire Scotland



Events Perth and Perthshire Scotland
Here is a handy guide to events in Perth if staying at River Chambers or Tay Chambers overlooking the Tay in Perth Scotland.



Twenties and Thirties in Colour Exhibition 21 Oct - 25 Aug 2007
Fergusson Gallery Perth
Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm
Fergusson’s paintings and drawings depicting figures and costume of the 1920’s and 1930’s.
Disabled Access OK
Admission - Free Categories - Arts & Crafts, Exhibition
Contact - Fergusson Gallery Telephone - 01738 441944
Email:
museum@pkc.gov.uk
Web
www.perthshire.com

Exploring Perthshire's Past 7 Mar - 16 Oct 2007

Perthshire

The Exploring Perthshire's Past! programme provides a variety of opportunities to take part. In the spring and summer, there are guided walks around archaeological sites and historic buildings, as well as archaeological excavation and historic building recording. The autumn and winter programme provides the opportunity for communication through lectures and presentations, on topics including the Carpow logboat, the origins of medieval Perth, the Romans in Perthshire, and buildings at risk, plus many more.
Admission - £5 per person for most walks Categories - Sport & Activities, Tradition & Culture
Contact - Steven Timoney Telephone - 01738 477080
Email:
STimoney@pkc.gov.uk
Web
www.pkht.org.uk/calendar

Atholl Estates - Hill Tour with a Gamekeeper 7 Apr - 9 Aug 2007
Blair Castle Blair Atholl
10am-3pm
A landrover tour of the Atholl hills beyond Blair Castle, led by the Estate’s most experienced game-keeper, Sandy Reid, who has worked on the Estate for over 45 years. The five hour tour offers visitors the chance to see stunning views from several scenic spots, and a chance to spot wildlife including birds of prey and red deer. Sandy will be able to answer questions and talk about the rare capercaillie, black grouse, golden eagle and any other species. There is also an opportunity to walk on the hills, and Sandy will use his game-keeping skills to read the winds and ‘stalk’ red deer, providing a possibly opportunity to capture a photo of red deer in their natural habitat. The tour also includes a picnic lunch, served in a scenic spot high in the hills. Booking is essential as spaces are limited. Tours take place on 7 April; 5 & 19 May; 23 June; 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26 & 31 July; and 2, 7 & 9 August.
Admission - £50 per person Categories - Sport & Activities
Contact - Atholl Estates Telephone - 01796 481355
Email:
mah@atholl-estates.co.uk
Web
www.atholl-estates.co.uk

Atholl Estates - Organic Farm Tour (tractor & trailer) 8 Apr - 20 Aug 2007
Atholl Estates Information Centre Blair Atholl
2pm-4pm
All the family can enjoy a tractor and trailer tour of Blair Castle’s organic home farm. The two hour tour starts at 2.00pm and will take in the fields around the castle, the farm buildings and many other hidden places not normally on public view including the woodchip corral that is used during the winter for cattle. At this time of the year lambs and calves are also being born, adding an extra bonus to the tour. The tour will also run on 14, 21 & 28 April; 5, 12 & 19 May; 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 June; 2, 4, 6, 9, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27 & 30 July; and 1, 3, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17 & 20 August.
Admission - Adults £7.50, Children £3 (3-16 years) and Family (2+2) £18 Categories - Sport & Activities, Family
Contact - Atholl Estates Telephone - 01796 481355
Email:
mah@atholl-estates.co.uk
Web
www.atholl-estates.co.uk

Live Music with Tommy Newcomen (every Monday until October) 9 Apr - 29 Oct 2007
Angus Hotel Blairgowrie
8.45pm-11pm
An evening of music for all tastes featuring Tommy Newcomen Accordion and vocals. This entertainment will take place in the lounge bar and from time to time in the Ballroom, where a mixed dance programme will be featured, there will be a mixture of music such as Scottish, Irish, Country, Popular, Golden Oldies and sing along. A great night of music and song (on every Monday until 29 October).
Admission - Free Categories - Family, Music & Concerts, Tradition & Culture
Contact - Tickets from the Music Box Telephone - 01250 875424
Email:
tommynewcomen@hotmail.com
Web
www.musicboxscotland.co.uk

Atholl Estates - Nature Pony Trek 10 Apr - 17 Jul 2007
Blair Castle Blair Atholl
10am-12noon
A two hour nature trek on the Blair Castle Trekking Centre's highland ponies. Suitable for all riding abilities, including complete beginners (age limit of 12+ applies to all treks), the trek will take in the wildlife that calls home the landscape around Blair Castle, including red squirrels, birds and butterflies. Treks take place on 7 April; 23 May; 13 June; and 17 July.
Admission - £35 per person Categories - Sport & Activities
Contact - Atholl Estates Telephone - 01796 481355
Email:
mah@atholl-estates.co.uk
Web
www.atholl-estate.co.uk

The Swing O The Kilts Variety Show (every Thursday until December) 12 Apr - 13 Dec 2007
Fishers Hotel Pitlochry
9pm-11pm
Every Thursday from April to December this is a real taste of Scotland with a regular cast of Tommy Newcomen accordionist/compere, Graeme Thomson piper, singer Anne Pack and highland dancers Kerri Thomson and Robyn Newcomen. This will be the second year that the show has appeared at Fishers Hotel. Last years show attracted full houses most nights. A show with some general dancing such as Gay Gordons, Strip The Willow, Eva Three Step, etc. The dance programme will depend on the audience on the night (on every Thursday until 13 December).
Admission - Free Categories - Music & Concerts, Family, Tradition & Culture
Contact - Fishers Hotel Telephone - 01796 472000
Email:
tommynewcomen@hotmail.com
Web
www.musicboxscotland.co.uk

Solo Handbell Ringing (every Wednesday until September) 18 Apr - 26 Sep 2007
Dunkeld Cathedral Dunkeld
2pm-4pm
Solo handbell ringing is most unusual. The bells are placed along a table in pitch order and the ringer keeps moving to lift and ring the bells as necessary. It is intriguing to watch and lovely to hear. Most people find it fascinating. Come and listen for as little or as long as you wish. The Dunkeld Tourist Information Centre is informed when there will not be ringing (on every Wednesday until 26 September).
Disabled Access OK
Admission - Free Categories - Music & Concerts, Family
Contact - Dunkeld Tourist Information Centre Telephone - 01350 727688
Email:
dunkeldtic@visitscotland.com
Web

Blairgowrie Highland Nights (every Tuesday until September) 1 May - 25 Sep 2007
Angus Hotel Blairgowrie
Doors open 7.30pm, show starts 8.15pm
Every Tuesday from May to September this is a real taste of Scotland with a regular cast of Tommy Newcomen accordionist/compere, Graeme Thomson piper, singer Anne Pack and highland dancers Kerri Thomson and Robyn Newcomen. Now in its 10th year, this show has become very popular with visitors and local alike. Some general dancing and raffle .The dance programme will depend on the audience on the night but usual dances include Gay Gordons, St.Bernards Waltz, Strip the Willow, Eva Thee Step etc (on every Tuesday until 25 September).
Admission - Adults £3, Senior Citizens & Children £2.50 Categories - Tradition & Culture, Music & Concerts, Family
Contact - Tickets from the Music Box Telephone - 01250 875424
Email:
tommynewcomen@hotmail.com
Web
www.musicboxscotland.co.uk

The Flouers o Edinburgh 4 May - 17 Oct 2007
Pitlochry Festival Theatre Pitlochry

A braw Scots comedy by Robert McLellan. Marking 300 years since the passing of the Act of Union, this is a raucous classic comedy about 1707, the Scottish Enlightenment and the battle between the Scots and English tongues! In repertoire until 17 October.
Disabled Access OK
Admission - Tickets £12-£23.50 Categories - Pantomime & Theatre
Contact - Pitlochry Festival Theatre Box Office Telephone - 01796 484626
Email:
boxoffice@pitlochry.org.uk
Web
www.pitlochry.org.uk

Snake in the Grass 10 May - 17 Oct 2007
Pitlochry Festival Theatre Pitlochry

The Scottish Premiere of Alan Ayckbourn's enigmatic and compelling tale of sibling rivalry. Sliding serpent-like from black comedy to haunting supernatural thriller, this hugely entertaining story promises laughs, gasps - and spine-tingles galore! In repertoire until 17 October.
Disabled Access OK
Admission - Tickets £12-£23.50 Categories - Pantomime & Theatre
Contact - Pitlochry Festival Theatre Box Office Telephone - 01796 484626
Email:
boxoffice@pitlochry.org.uk
Web
www.pitlochry.org.uk

The Magistrate 17 May - 20 Oct 2007
Pitlochry Festival Theatre Pitlochry

One of the greatest Victorian comedies, Arthur Wing Pinero's The Magistrate is a riotous sequence of mischance and misunderstanding. In repertoire until 20 October.
Disabled Access OK
Admission - Tickets £12-£23.50 Categories - Pantomime & Theatre
Contact - Pitlochry Festival Theatre Box Office Telephone - 01796 484626
Email:
boxoffice@pitlochry.org.uk
Web
www.pitlochry.org.uk

The Philadelphia Story 24 May - 20 Oct 2007
Pitlochry Festival Theatre Pitlochry

One of the biggest Broadway hits of all time: Philip Barry's witty and sophisticated romantic comedy. The society wedding of 1939 seems to be destined to end in disaster when the bride-to-be's precise, well ordered life goes off the rails the night before the nuptials. In repertoire until 20 October.
Disabled Access OK
Admission - Tickets £12-£23.50 Categories - Pantomime & Theatre
Contact - Pitlochry Festival Theatre Box Office Telephone - 01796 484626
Email:
boxoffice@pitlochry.org.uk
Web
www.pitlochry.org.uk

Highland Nights (every Monday until September) 28 May - 3 Sep 2007
Recreation Ground (Pitlochry Town Hall if wet) Pitlochry
Gates open 7pm, Starts 7.30pm, finishes approx. 9.15pm
Outdoor evenings of Scottish entertainment, Pipe bands, Highland and country dancing, scottish songs and music (on every Monday until 3rd September).
Disabled Access OK
Admission - Adults £5, Concessions £4 & Children £1 (accompanied children free) Categories - Tradition & Culture, Family
Contact - Gillean McNab Telephone - 0773 3152 223
Email:
gmcnab00@aol.com
Web

Perth & Kinross Cycling Summer 3 Jun - 26 Jul 2007

Perthshire

Perthshire is a great area to explore by bike and to encourage more people to cycle Perth & Kinross Council have organised Cycling Summer. From accompanied short and long rides through fabulous scenery to exciting off-road routes a range of events will cater for both novice and experienced cyclists. For full programme details click on the website link.
Admission - Categories - Sport & Activities
Contact - Seph Beer Telephone - 01738 476564
Email:
prbeer@pkc.gov.uk
Web
www.pkc.gov.uk/cycling

Passing Places 5 Jul - 18 Oct 2007
Pitlochry Festival Theatre Pitlochry

In this fast paced, wise-cracking road movie for the stage, two lads from Motherwell, discover a Scotland they never knew existed. Pure dead brilliant. In repertoire until 18 October.
Disabled Access OK
Admission - Tickets £12-£23.50 Categories - Pantomime & Theatre
Contact - Pitlochry Festival Theatre Box Office Telephone - 01796 484626
Email:
boxoffice@pitlochry.org.uk
Web
www.pitlochry.org.uk

A Week of Walks in Perthshire 8 - 14 July 2007
Dundarach Hotel Pitlochry

7 days of walks in Perthshire. Arrive in Pitlochry, meet your companions who are from the whole of Europe and a local guide. The week includes some visits and evening events.
Admission - £499 including DB&B Categories - Sport & Activities
Contact - Derek Smail Telephone - 01796 472862
Email:
mail@dundarach.co.uk
Web
www.dundarach.co.uk

National Trust For Scotland - Close Encounters: A Childrens Walk (every Tuesday until end August) 10 Jul - 28 Aug 2007
Ben Lawers Mountain Visitor Centre by Loch Tay
10.30am-12.30pm
Meet some of the animals and plants that live on Ben Lawers. Wellies and waterproofs recommended! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please book in advance (on every Tuesday until 28th August).
Admission - Adults £2, Children £5 Categories - Sport & Activities, Family
Contact - Ben Lawers Mountain Visitor Centre Telephone - 01567 820397
Email:
hcole@nts.org.uk
Web
www.nts.org.uk

National Trust for Scotland - The Hills Are Alive (every Wednesday until 29 August) 11 Jul - 29 Aug 2007
Ben Lawers Mountain Visitor Centre by Loch Tay
1.30pm-4pm
A guided walk giving a taste of the variety of flowers for which these hills are famous and of successful work to restore plant and animal communities. Numbers are limited so please book in advance (on every Wednesday until 29th August).
Admission - Adults £5, Children £2 Categories - Sport & Activities, Family
Contact - Ben Lawers Mountain Visitor Centre Telephone - 01567 820397
Email:
hcole@nts.org.uk
Web
www.nts.org.uk

Atholl Estates Ranger Service - Bugtastic 12 July 2007
Glen Tilt Car Park Blair Atholl
10.30am-12noon
We go searching for minibeasts of all shapes and sizes.
Admission - Children £1 - must be accompanied by an adult Categories - Sport & Activities, Family
Contact - Atholl Estates Ranger Service Telephone - 01796 481355
Email:
pf@atholl-estates.co.uk
Web
www.athollestatesrangerservice.co.uk