Google+ Rent a Cottage Scotland: January 2007

Monday, 29 January 2007

Perth Road Near Scone Palace

Saturday, 27 January 2007

Abernethy Round Tower Perth

Abernethy Round Tower




The name Abernethy is an extremely potent name in Scottish history. Here was an ancient Pictish capital, and then an ecclesiastical metropolis of the Celtic Church of the Culdees, before St Andrews, conveniently near to Scone, the one-time Royal centre of government only 8 miles away across the River Tay, as the crow flies. Indeed even before that, Abernethy was important, with a Pictish and also Roman fort, port and baths, at Garpow just to the north.

Now little more than a village, Abernethy stands at the foot of its own steeply-climbing Ochils glen, right on the Fife border, looking out across the level carse to the junction of Earn and Tay rivers, just where the latter begins to widen to an estuary, 6 miles south-east of Perth. It is perhaps now most famous for its Celtic Round Tower, one of the only two remaining in Scotland, the second being at Brechin. These are tall, slender, tapering columns, free-standing and not part of church buildings, although sited in later kirkyards. The Abernethy Tower dates probably from the 9th or 10th century, with 11th century alterations. It is 72 feet high and only 8 feet in interior diameter, with walls 3 1/2 feet thick. There were six stages of timber flooring, and door and windows are in the Irish style. The modern clock is somewhat incongruous. These towers served the Celtic clergy as steeples, watch-towers against Viking invaders and others, and refuges. There are still 76 of them standing in Ireland.

With its Tower, Church and Churchyard, new Museum, winding Glen walks, Mercat Cross and Traditional Houses, Abernethy village has much to show the visitor, in addition to its resounding history, although scarcely resounding perhaps was the sorry day when the great King Malcolm Canmore did homage to William the Conqueror, in 1072, at Abernethy, as evidently the only way to get the Norman and his invading army to go home. It was Malcolm's English Queen Margaret, later sanctified by grateful Rome, who instituted the pro-Romish movement in Scotland which was to oust the Celtic Church not only from Abernethy but from all the land.

Abernethy was made a burgh of barony in 1476, under the famous Archibald Bell-the-Cat Douglas, Earl of Angus; and his present-day descendant, the Duke of Hamilton, bears the style of Lord Abernethy amongst his many subsidiary titles. The Douglases had inherited Abernethy by marriage with the heiress of the MacDuff line of Hereditary Abbots of Abernethy, who became secularised as the de Abernethy family. To them, as the second main stem of the great MacDuff house, had passed the right of crowning the Scots monarchs, after the end of the senior stem, Earls of Fife, hence the Duke of Hamilton's presenting to the present Queen her Scottish crown at St. Giles Cathedral in 1953, at that significant ceremony.

About two miles east of the village, and actually over the Fife border above Newburgh, are the remains of MacDuff's Cross, where once all man-slayers to within the 9th degree of consanguinity with the Earls of Fife or Lords Abernethy, could claim sanctuary and gain remission of penalty other than the payment of a fixed indemnity to the victim's family--a most useful inheritance in otherwise lawless days.

To the other side of the village, high on a shoulder of Castle Law hill to the south-west, is the site of a famous Scots hill-fort, massively built of dry-stone walling with binding timber beaming, a type of construction noted by Julius Caesar. These forts were roughly contemporary with the Roman Invasions. It was in 80 AD that the celebrated Agricola "opened up new nations, for the territory of tribes as far as the estuary named Tanous (Tay) was ravaged", according to the Consul's son-in-law Tacitus. The Carpow Roman fort's site, unlike the Pictish one, is on low ground near the Tay. Nearby is Carpow House, and the scanty remains of old Capow. Here was the ancient seat of the Lords of Abernethy.

Abernethy is ideally located for easy trips to the St Andrews, Dunfermline, Culross, Perth, Edinburgh, Falkland Palace, and all of historic Fife and Perthshire. Nearby are several quality self catering cottages.

Thursday, 25 January 2007

Cheap Holiday Cottage Scotland


Cheap Holiday Cottage in Scotland
At this time of year when money is tight,a short break in fife Scotland by the sea is an ideal place.Is it a for a short break or holiday to get away from it all?. January and February are ideal times for a Cheap Cottage Break or holiday at one of our properties in Fife, Scotland, as you will see from our prices listed below:

Prices 2007


Pounds (£) stirling
per week
Castaway
Sleeps 5
Seashell
Sleeps 6
Weavers
Sleeps 6
January £275.oo £225.oo £250.oo
February £275.oo £225.oo £250.oo
March £295.oo £250.oo £275.oo
April £395.oo £350.oo £375.oo
May £375.oo £325.oo £350.oo
June £420.oo £375.oo £395.oo
July £485.oo £455.oo £455.oo
August £485.oo £455.oo £455.oo
September £455.oo £385.oo £395.oo
October £425.oo £375.oo £375.oo
November £295.oo £250.oo £270.oo
December £375 - £485 £220 - £395 £250 - £455

We believe these prices to be really good value for money for a Self Catering Cottage break in Scotland.Castaway Cottages are a great location for a holiday or a short break.

Tuesday, 23 January 2007

Parking in Perth Scotland


Car Parking Perth

Car Parking in Perth and Kinross Throughout Perth and Kinross the Council is actively involved in the provision and operation of public parking. The Council operates a total of 28 charging car parks with a total of 2158 spaces and 20 free car parks providing a further 581 spaces. The centre of Perth is covered by a controlled parking zone where 1219 on street spaces are controlled by a pay and display charging system. The council has produced a handy Perth parking guide Please note the Parking Guide is currently being reviewed as the charges shown are out of date. the correct charges are listed under Parking Charges Perth.

If staying at The River Chambers in Perth, self Catering apartments, the nearest long stay car park is at the South Inch Car Park.

Parking Charges Perth

Parking Charges

In Perth the cost of parking and the maximum time you can park for depends on how close the spaces are to the city centre. Check signs and ticket issuing machines at the location for details. Charges apply 8am to 6pm Monday to Saturday.

Free Days

All on-street Pay and Display and Council operated car parks are free of charge on 1 and 2 January and also on 25 and 26 December. Charges apply on all other Bank and Local holidays.

Handy Tip

If you want to park your car ovenight you can pre-pay for parking to cover the following morning. This will to save you having to dash to your car at 8am to purchase a ticket. The valid period on any parking ticket purchased after 6pm starts at 8am the following morning. e.g. a 4 hour ticket purchased any time after 6pm would be valid from 8am until 12 noon the following day.

On Street Parking in Perth

Maximum StayTime PeriodsParking Charge
30 Minutes 30 Min 60p
1 Hours

30 Min

1 Hour

60p

£1.40

2 Hours

1 Hour

2 Hour

60p

£1.40

4 Hours

1 Hour

2 hour

3 Hour

4 Hour

60p

£1.30

£2.10

£3.00

6 Hours

1 Hour

2 Hour

3 Hour

4 Hour

6 Hour

60p

£1.20

£1.90

£2.7

£3.60

10 Hours

1 Hour

2 Hour

3 Hour

4 Hour

6 Hour

10 Hour

50p

90p

£1.20

£1.50

£2.00

£2.50

Off Street Parking in Perth

Car Park Location Maximum StayTime PeriodsCharge

Various Central Short Stay. Locations 1 to 10 inclusive on Plan.

Total 501 spaces

3 Hours

1 Hour

2 Hours

3 Hours

60p

£1.40

£2.20

Back Wynd Short Stay for Local Facilities Location 11 on Plan.

23 spaces

4 Hours

1 Hour

2 Hours

3 Hours

4 Hours

60p

£1.20

£1.80

£3.50

Norie Miller and Riverside for Riverside Public Park. Locations 12 and 13 on Plan.

26 spaces

4 Hours

1 Hour

2 Hours

3 Hours

4 Hours

50p

90p

£1.20

£1.50

Canal Street Multi Storey. Location 14 on plan

Secured car park with 439 spaces.

Shopmobility operates from this car park.

Season ticket £65 per month

10 Hours

1 Hour

2 Hours

3 hours

4 Hours

6 Hours

10 Hours

60p

£1.20

£1.80

£2.50

£3.60

£6.00

South Inch. Location 15 on plan.

Commuter and long stay car park with 440 spaces

Season ticket £45 per month.

Coaches £2.50 per visit

10 hours

1 Hour

2 Hours

3 hours

4 Hours

6 Hours

10 Hours

40p

80p

£1.10

£1.40

£2.00

£2.50

Victoria Street. Location 16 on Plan

Long stay with 49 spaces.

Season Ticket £65 per month

10 Hours

1 Hour

2 Hours

3 hours

4 Hours

6 Hours

10 Hours

60p

£1.20

£1.50

£2.40

£3.00

£4.00

RiverTay Perth Scotland in January

River Tay Perth Scotland In January



The Tay still looks beautiful in January,but I would'nt like to swim!
Stay in an apartment /holiday cottage with this view

Monday, 22 January 2007

Events Arbroath and Angus 2007

Events in and around Arbroath and Angus.

Angus hosts a lively annual calendar of festivals, events, and great family days out.

View from the 13th on the Carnoustie Championship Course

In 2007, the Open Championship will return to Carnoustie from Thursday 19th - Sunday 22nd July, bringing around 200,000 visitors and focusing the attention of the world on this small but famous coastal Angus town in golf's historic heartland.

Superb golf to watch on one of the world's most challenging courses, visitors from around the world and a party atmosphere around the county, with the terrific buzz which the Open generates, all make this one of the most exciting times to be here. Check out our advice on visiting the Open Golf Championship, and visiting, staying, and playing golf at any time in the county.

You too can play in the footsteps of the greats - from Monday 14 to Thursday 17 May 2007 the Carnoustie Country Classic Tournament takes place. Now in its sixth year, it has already built up a loyal followiing with entries from all parts of the UK and beyond. It offers you the challenge of playing four of the world's best courses, including the venue for the 2007 Open Championship, under competitive conditions. Go to Carnoustie Country golf for more information.

Scotland's Tartan Day logoAngus' annual Tartan Day celebrations provide a week-long programme of events in April each year to mark the Signing of the Declaration of Arbroath on 6 April 1320 and Angus as Scotland's Birthplace. Highlights include a historic re-enactment at Arbroath Abbey itself, together with a wide range of daytime and evening cultural and family events.

Angus Glens Walking Festival Logo
The Angus Glens Walking Festival is a four-day event in May and June offering a varied programme of walks and evening entertainment to suit all ages and abilities. It has attracted hundreds of walkers to Angus, walking everywhere from the heights of the Glens to the gentle rambles by shore and cliffs. The fifth Festival, will be held in 2007 from Thursday 31st May to Sunday 3rd June.

The Hairst Logo
The Hairst is Angus' summer-long festival of traditional Scottish culture. Held over six weeks, it provides a range of events for arts and culture lovers, focusing on fine traditional singers and instrumentalists and creating accessible events in pubs, hotels, local halls, and theatres.

Arbroath Smokie BluesThe Arbroath Smokie Blues Festival 2006 was held on the weekend of 15th & 16th July 2006 (the same weekend as the Seafront Spectacular). It had numerous acts performing at various venues throughout the town. There was music to thrill all blues lovers, including delta blues, Chicago blues, bluegrass, early rock and roll and even Cajun/zydeco music. For more information, visit www.smokieblues.com.


seafest_logo_thumbArbroath SeaFest is an annual festival of the Sea held in August along Arbroath's seafront, charming harbour and new marina. It celebrates the town's maritime heritage, including the famous Arbroath Smokie which now has the same protected status as Parma Ham and Champagne.


Forfar Food Fest LogoThe Forfar Food Fest is an annual celebration of the fantastic food and fine produce of Angus. Mouth-watering dishes to tempt the palate, fresh home-grown produce, and the best of Angus beef, fruit and fish - all this and more is showcased at this event held in August each year in Forfar, and now expanding throughout Angus.


HighlandGamesThumbHighland Games and Country Shows are held throughout the summer in Angus at a wide range of locations including Glamis Castle, Cortachy, Glenisla, Kirriemuir, Brechin and Montrose. There's a full line-up of events with traditional favourites including agricultural shows and competitions, heavies tossing the Caber, track events, Tug-of War and plenty of piping and highland dancing.


Red ArrowsThere is a wide variety of annual Transport Events throughout Angus, such as the Arbroath Seafront Spectacular, featuring the stunning Red Arrows, Scottish Transport Extravaganza at Glamis Castle and the Caledonian Steam Railway seasonal events which include Murder on the Brechin Express, Days out with Thomas the Tank Engine, and the Christmas Santa Specials.

Strathmore Vintage Vehicle Club logo

The Scottish Transport Extravaganza is hosted by the Strathmore Vintage Vehicle Club at Glamis Castle in July each year. In 2007 the event will take place on 7th and 8th July. A magnificent celebration of things mechanical and roadworthy, the weekend is a must for lovers of classic, vintage, and veteran vehicles of every sort. Suitable for the whole family, with craft and food stalls, and set in the glorious surroundings of the grounds at Glamis.

Brechin Arts FestivalThe Ancient Cathedral City of Brechin in Angus hosts the Brechin Arts Festival
over two weeks at the end of September each year. The Festival has grown in a short time into a veritable feast of cultural activities, with an exciting variety of classical, folk and jazz music, poetry readings, visual art and craft, and street performances.

BunnyThumb
A wide range of outdoor, wildlife and environmental events make up the year-long Angus Ranger Events Programme. Events for both children and adults are based around the Rangers Centres in Monikie, Crombie and Forfar Loch Country Parks, Montrose Basin and the Angus Glens.


When visiting Arbroath and Angus area the ideal place to stay is The Nestings self catering cottage style apartments. Overlooking the old fishing harbour, the Nestings 4 star apartments have been tastefully converted to provide modern comforts with stunning sea views. Perfect for a romantic getaway, family holiday or golf expedition.


Friday, 19 January 2007

Events Perth and Perthshire Scotland





Events in Perth & Perthshire

I have done my best to be accurate with these latest Events in Perth,please let me know if there are any errors or an event you would like me to add.

Event Location in Perth

McDiarmid Park Perth
Kick-offs 3pm or 7.45pm
St Johnstone FC who play their home games at the 10,673 capacity all-seater McDiarmid Park, Perth are currently playing in the Bell's Scottish League Division 1. Home fixtures take place generally every second Saturday throughout the season and include some midweek evening games. For a full fixture list of the 2006/2007 season please click on the web link below.
Disabled Access OK
Admission - Categories - Sport & Activities, Family
Contact - McDiarmid Park Telephone - 01738 459090
Email:
Web
www.stjohnstonefc.co.uk/fixtures.asp

Drawings and Caricatures Exhibition 13 Sep - 31 Mar 2007
Fergusson Gallery Perth
Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm
Figurative and other drawings by J.D. Fergusson focussing on people and including some of his sketchbooks.
Disabled Access OK
Admission - Free Categories - Arts & Crafts, Exhibition
Contact - Fergusson Gallery Telephone - 01738 441944
Email:
museum@pkc.gov.uk
Web
www.perthshire.com

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

The Watcher 19 - 20 January 2007
Birnam Institute Birnam
7.30pm
Come to a Scottish evening of music and drama, with the Birnam Institute Players presenting George Mackay Brown's play, The Watcher. A story of a stranger, whose appearance changes the life of a Scottish fishing community. The evening will also feature Birnam's community singing group, Just Singin'. Talented young Gaelic singers and performers from our local primary schools will complete the celebratory evening which is not to be missed.
Disabled Access OK
Admission - Tickets £6 (Concessions £4) Categories - Pantomime & Theatre, Music & Concerts
Contact - BI Arts Centre Telephone - 01350 727674
Email:
arts@birnaminstitute.com
Web
www.birnamarts.com

The Nutcracker 20 January 2007
Perth Concert Hall Perth
7.30pm
The Nutcracker is an essential part of wintertime; a wonderful escape for children of all ages into a magical world of snow, sweets and the Sugar Plum Fairy. It is Christmas and young Clara is given a beautiful Nutcracker doll. After everyone has gone to bed and the house is quiet, Clara returns to be with her Nutcracker doll. She discovers that he can take her on magical adventures through the land of the Mouse King, dancing snowflakes and the wonderful land of sweets. The choreographer for this magical seasonal classic is Alexander Bennett who achieved international acclaim in the Ballet Rambert and the Royal Ballet. He has partnered Dame Margot Fonteyn among others, and has served as ballet master to the Royal Opera at Covent Garden, Ballet de Brazil in Rio de Janeiro and South African Ballet in Johannesburg.
Disabled Access OK
Admission - Tickets £12 (Concessions £8) Categories - Pantomime & Theatre, Music & Concerts
Contact - Perth Concert Hall Telephone - 0845 612 6320
Email:
tickets@horsecross.co.uk
Web
www.horsecross.co.uk

Glenfarg Village Folk Club - Burns Session 22 January 2007
Glenfarg Hotel Glenfarg
8.30pm
Come and share some Burns songs and poems, tunes and humour with delicious haggis, neeps and tatties as well.
Admission - Members £3.50, Non-members £5 Categories - Music & Concerts
Contact - Graham Brotherston/ Doris Rougvie Telephone - 01337 831116/ 01738 583698
Email:
philip.ponton@cnh.com
Web
www.glenfargfolkclub.co.uk

Lunchtime Concert with Boris Giltburg 22 January 2007
Perth Concert Hall Perth
1pm
Boris Giltburg (piano) plays Shostakovich and Rachmaninov.
Disabled Access OK
Admission - Tickets £5 (Concessions £4) Categories - Music & Concerts
Contact - Perth Concert Hall Telephone - 0845 612 6320
Email:
tickets@horsecross.co.uk
Web
www.horsecross.co.uk

Muthill Acoustic Music Appreciation Society 22 January 2007
Crieff Hotel Crieff
8pm
MAMAS present Kent Duchaine.
Admission - Categories - Music & Concerts
Contact - Norman Gray Telephone - 01764 681667
Email:
music@mamas.org.uk
Web
www.mamas.org.uk

Burns Nicht 24 January 2007
Pitlochry Festival Theatre Pitlochry
7.30pm
There’s no finer way to begin our Winter Words Festival than to join us as we celebrate the life, works and spirit of Rabbie Burns. With a traditional supper and piper in the Festival Restaurant, the evening follows a time honoured form of serving traditional Scottish fare and local whisky, all washed down with a performance of Burns songs and poems in the relaxed surroundings of the foyer. Back once again this year, we are delighted to welcome the ever popular John Scrimger who will be accompanied by singers Linda Ormiston and James Nicol. Join us and make it a Burns Nicht to remember!
Disabled Access OK
Admission - Tickets £27.50 Categories - Pantomime & Theatre, Tradition & Culture, Music & Concerts, Food and Drink
Contact - Pitlochry Festival Theatre Box Office Telephone - 01796 484626
Email:
boxoffice@pitlochry.org.uk
Web
www.pitlochry.org.uk

Acoustic Sessions 25 January 2007
The Famous Bein Inn Glenfarg
9pm
Nine Below Zero.
Admission - £22 Categories - Music & Concerts
Contact - David Mundell Telephone - 01577 830216
Email:
enquiries@beininn.com
Web
www.beininn.com

Essential Scottish Opera 2007 25 January 2007
Birnam Institute Birnam
8pm
Whether you're a musical maestro or if you've never been to an opera in your life but you'd like to give it a try, then Essential Scottish Opera 2007 is the ideal show for you. Scotland's national opera company visits Birnam where four talented singers and a pianist will transport you from the coldest, darkest part of the year to exotic locations. You'll be introduced to colourful characters giving vent to fiery passions and moving you to tears with just a few props, the power and beauty of their voices and some of the most wonderful music ever composed. Well-known highlights featuring in this year's Essential will be arias from Tosca, The Barber of Seville and Rigoletto, to name just three. As long as you enjoy being superbly entertained then you'll enjoy Essential Scottish Opera 2007.
Disabled Access OK
Admission - Tickets £10 (Concessions £8) Categories - Pantomime & Theatre, Music & Concerts
Contact - BI Arts Centre Telephone - 01350 727674
Email:
arts@birnaminstitute.com
Web
www.birnamarts.com

On Burns Nicht with Isla St Clair 25 January 2007
Perth Concert Hall Perth
7.30pm
A night of the best of Scottish with Isla St Clair, Harry MacFadyen, the Vale of Atholl Pipe band, Julie Young Dancers, Ewan Anderson and MC George MacDiarmid. Inheriting the rich singing tradition of her native North-east Scotland, Isla was in the top rank of British folksingers by the time she was a teenager. She is known to millions from her numerous TV appearances. Harry MacFadyen is an accomplished musician, entertainer, vocalist and songwriter. He is sure to delight with his vast repertoire of traditional and contemporary Scottish music.
Disabled Access OK
Admission - Tickets £15 (Concessions £12.50) Categories - Music & Concerts
Contact - Perth Concert Hall Telephone - 0845 612 6320
Email:
tickets@horsecross.co.uk
Web
www.horsecross.co.uk

Perth Youth Theatre - Cutting Edge Cabaret 25 - 26 January 2007
Perth Theatre Perth
8pm
Come along, have a drink, relax and enjoy an evening of laughter and variety as PYT seniors perform their Cutting Edge Cabaret. Short, sharp scenes from a range of cutting edge plays, music and stand-up comedy combine to provide a great night out.
Disabled Access OK
Admission - Tickets £2.50 Categories - Pantomime & Theatre
Contact - Perth Concert Hall Telephone - 0845 612 6320
Email:
tickets@horsecross.co.uk
Web
www.horsecross.co.uk

St Johnstone FC Burns Supper 25 January 2007
McDiarmid Park Perth

St Johnstone Football Club's annual Burns Supper is always a great night of Scottish tradition. Guests will enjoy a four course meal and all the traditional elements expected of this important date in Scotland's calendar: haggis, whisky and a poem or two, with the "Toast to the Lassies" to be given this year by St Johnstone manager Owen Coyle. The Supper at McDiarmid Park has the reputation of being among the best held in Perthshire so if you have never been to one before but have always been meaning to try it, there has never been a better opportunity. Places are limited so it is advisable to book early to avoid disappointment.
Admission - Tickets £21 Categories - Seasonal, Food and Drink, Music & Concerts
Contact - Hannah Mitchell Telephone - 01738 459099
Email:
hannah@stjohnstonefc.co.uk
Web
www.stjohnstonefc.co.uk

Winter Words Festival 25 - 28 January 2007
Pitlochry Festival Theatre Pitlochry

There’s a distinctly Scottish feel to our Winter Words Festival for 2007, which is set to banish those winter blues with a host of events to warm the cockles of your book-loving heart! Confirmed lineup to date includes Willima McIlvanney, Kathleen Jamie, James Robertson, Richard Holloway, John Simpson, Shirley Spears & Mary Contini, Guy Grieve, Carl MacDougall, Jamie Jauncey, Oh, and if we’re very, very lucky, there might even be An Audience With Ronnie Corbett thrown in for good measure...
Disabled Access OK
Admission - Categories - Pantomime & Theatre
Contact - Pitlochry Festival Theatre Box Office Telephone - 01796 484626
Email:
boxoffice@pitlochry.org.uk
Web
www.pitlochry.org.uk

Glenfarg Village Folk Club - The Queensberry Rules 29 January 2007
Glenfarg Hotel Glenfarg
8.30pm
Gary Wilcox vocals and percussion, Phil Hulse vocals, guitar, bouzouki and harmonica and Duncan Wilcox vocals, double bass, mandolin and fiddle make up the band. Their songs have been highly praised with Sing Out (USA) claiming that "their choruses are so singable you’ll be singing them all day.."
Admission - Members £3.50, Non-members £5 Categories - Music & Concerts
Contact - Graham Brotherston/ Doris Rougvie Telephone - 01337 831116/ 01738 583698
Email:
philip.ponton@cnh.com
Web
www.glenfargfolkclub.co.uk

Scottish Snowdrop Festival 1 Feb - 11 Mar 2007

Perthshire

From the Latin name meaning 'milk flower', these tiny green and white flowers are amongst the first blossoms to emerge in the new year. In the mid 19th century soldiers in the Crimean War brought them back from the battlefields to plant in their gardens. Today they thrive throughout Scotland, in gardens, damp woods and on river banks. VisitScotland has teamed up with gardens around the country to bring you the first ever Scottish Snowdrop Festival. At locations throughout Scotland, you’ll find snowdrop after snowdrop, bringing brightness and magic to your day.
Admission - Categories - Agriculture & Horticulture, Seasonal
Contact - Dunkeld Tourist Information Centre Telephone - 01350 727688
Email:
dunkeldtic@visitscotland.com
Web
www.visitscotland.com/snowdrops

Stairwell Sisters 02 February 2007
Birnam Institute Birnam
8pm
The Stairwell Sisters, five sassy good-time gals, are currently the hottest act on America's old-time and bluegrass music circuit. Reviewers have been having great fun trying to describe what it is that makes this such an entertaining show. They've been called "rowdy, wild and funky" and like "a hurricane". Serving up energetic musicianship, tight vocal arrangements and red-hot buckdancing, this is a kicking quintet. From the company who brought out the sell out shows Laura Boosinger and The Crooked Road, come and experience The Stairwell Sisters.
Disabled Access OK
Admission - Tickets £9 (Concessions £7.50) Categories - Music & Concerts, Pantomime & Theatre
Contact - BI Arts Centre Telephone - 01350 727674
Email:
arts@birnaminstitute.com
Web
www.birnamarts.com

The Little Foxes 2 - 17 February 2007
Perth Theatre Perth
7.45pm, Sat Matinee 2.30pm
Dynasty meets Gone with the Wind in this gripping tale of greed, power and corruption, famously brought to life by Bette Davis in the 40s movie of the same name. The setting is America's deep south, post-Civil War. The focus is the prosperous but greedy Hubbard family - cold-hearted Regina and her scheming brothers, Regina’s ailing husband and her na├»ve daughter, Alexandra. Plans to build a cotton mill on their land signal a chance for greater wealth. The sibling rivalry that ensues shows human nature at its worst as the family plot against each other and try to outwit each other in their frenzied fortune hunting. Goodies, baddies, winners, losers — it's sophisticated soap! A great American play of the last century.
Disabled Access OK
Admission - Tickets £9-£16 (Concessions from £6) Categories - Pantomime & Theatre
Contact - Perth Theatre Telephone - 01738 621031
Email:
tickets@perththeatre.co.uk
Web
www.horsecross.co.uk

Yonex Scottish National Badminton Championships 2 - 4 February 2007
Bells Sports Centre Perth
Times Vary
A three day event featuring men's singles, ladies singles and mixed doubles.
Disabled Access OK
Admission - Categories - Sport & Activities
Contact - The Scottish Badminton Union Telephone - 0141 445 1218
Email:
enquiries@badmintonscotland.org.uk
Web
www.badmintonscotland.org.uk

The Events List for Perth will be updated on a regular basis.Please let me Know of events in Perth or Perthshire that you would like me to add.

Stay in an executive style first floor apartment in Perth, River Chambers with wonderful views across the River Tay and Perth City towards Perth's famous Kinnoull Hill. Internally the property is tastefully decorated and offers traditional accommodation with modern comforts.Ideal to stay in when attending a local event.

Or choose Weavers Hall, near Perth, a stunning "barn style"cottage conversion of an historic cottage. Located in the historic village of Newburgh bordering Fife and Perthshire, Weavers Hall Cottage is the ideal location for touring, romantic getaway,local event or golf trip.