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Events in Aberfeldy - Balquhidder - Comrie - Crianlarich - Crieff - Kenmore - Killin - Lochearnhead - St Fillans - Strathyre - Tyndrum

Forthcoming Events through 30th June 2018

(Read on down or click here   for major events that will take place throughout 2018)
 
Daily.  Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre and Rainbow Trout Fishing Ponds. Auchingarrich, by Comrie (01764-679469)
 
Daily.  Earth Adventures, Bushcraft, Archery and Fly & Bait Fishing activities for all.  Do It Outdoors, Auchingarrich by Comrie  (079-73802620)
 
Daily (09:00-17:00). Mountain safaris;  Forest safaris;  Walking safaris;  Biking safaris;  Red Deer Centre.   Spring  Watch safaris until June. Highland Safaris, Dull, by Aberfeldy  (01887-820071)
 
Daily, 26th March to end October. Loch Tay Safaris: a unique 90-minute cruise on Loch Tay exploring the history, heritage and folklore of Perthshire’s largest loch. Loch Tay Safaris, Pier Road, Kenmore (01887-820071)
 
Mar (10:00-16:00).  Apr - Oct (10:00-18:00) Last entry 1 hr prior to closing. Dewar's Aberfeldy Distillery - visit distillery, warehouses and museum. Aberfeldy PH15 2EB (01887-822010)
 
Daily, Easter to 31st October (10:00 - 17:30). The Scottish Crannog Centre: a unique reconstruction of an ancient loch dwelling.  Experince  Iron Age life from discoveries made underwater. Loch Tay, by Kenmore (01887-830583)
 
Sat 5th May - Sat 30th June.  lightness of being 3 Design Show 2018: Danish and European lighting & ceramics alongside classic Scandinavian furniture. Furniture from Arne Jacobsen; lighting from Poul Henningsen & Louis Poulsen; ceramics from Soholm factory; collectable items from Palshus; lustrous and highly-decorated ceramics from the Dybdahl's workshop. Aberfeldy Watermill & Gallery (01887-822896)
 
Thursdays (19:00 - 22:30). Celtic Acoustic Music Sessions - folk to blues, bluegrass to instrumental. Birks Cinema, Aberfeldy (01887-829141)
 
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Wednesday 20th  (14:00 - 17:00).  National Trust for Scotland: Moirlanich Longhouse. Glen Lochay, Killin 
Thursday 21st  (19:00 - late).  Midsummer Music Evening, plus prehistoric musical instrument-making workshop.  Booking essential. Scottish Crannog Centre, Loch Tay, Kenmore (01887-830583)
Friday 22nd 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 National Nature Reserve car park  (01567-820988)
Friday 22nd  (21:00).  Live Music: Stuart McFarlene. Coach House Hotel, Killin  (01567-820349) 
Saturday 23rd June (commences  08:00 - 11:00).  Martin Currie Rob Roy Challenge - a 14-mile circular walk from Kenmore and / or one of two cycle challenges of 35 and 36 miles commencing and finishing in Kenmore.  Rob Roy Festival in Taymouth Castle grounds. Kenmore
Saturday 23rd  (09:30 - 17:00).  Scotland's Gardens Open: Blair Castle Gardens. Blair Atholl, PH18 5TL
Saturday 23rd  (21:00).  Live Music: The Minogue Brothers. Coach House Hotel, Killin  (01567-820349) 
Sunday 24th  (11:00).  Lorne Highland Games ("The People's Games"). Mossfield Park, Oban 
Sunday 24th  (14:00 - 17:00).  National Trust for Scotland: Moirlanich Longhouse. Glen Lochay, Killin 
Wednesday 27th  (14:00 - 17:00).  National Trust for Scotland: Moirlanich Longhouse. Glen Lochay, Killin 
Friday 29th (10:00).  Meall nan Tarmachan Ridge Walk.  Walk the Tarmachan ridge with a qualified mountain guide and wildlife expert.  5 - 6 hours duration.  Booking essential. Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve car park  (01567-820988)
Friday 29th  (21:00).  Live Music: Mad Ferret. Coach House Hotel, Killin  (01567-820349) 
Saturday 30th (08:00) Lochearnhead Shears International Blackface Sheep Shearing Competition, normally with Evening Ceilidh at 21:00. Games Park, Lochearnhead 
Saturday 30th (10:00 - 13:00).  Yoga Workshop with Sue Atkinson. The Big Shed, Tombreck by Killin  (075-0864-5453)
Saturday 30th  (21:00).  Live Music: Mak-a-Din. Coach House Hotel, Killin  (01567-820349)

 
 
 
Annual Events in 2018

Outdoor Activity Events

Tuesday 1st May (10:00). Bob MacGregor Memorial Road Run - 139 miles of Highland Perthshire roads. Pre-1975 motorcycles preferred. Contact Peter Remington (01539-5 60695 / 078-91076320). McLaren Hall, Killin

Saturday 5th May (13:00).  30th Stuc a' Chroin 5000: Category A Long Hill Race (distance 22 km; climb 1500 m). Strathyre: Secretary (079-7701-4474)

Saturday 2nd (10:30) - Sunday 3rd June (15:00). Bob MacGregor Memorial 2-Day Motorcycle Trial. Kinnell Estate, Killin

Sunday 10th June (09:00). 7th Strathearn Marathon. Cultybraggan Camp, Comrie

Saturday 23rd June (Commences 08:00 - 11:00). Martin Currie Rob Roy Challenge - a 14-mile circular walk from Kenmore and / or one of two cycle challenges of 35 and 36 miles commencing and finishing in Kenmore. Rob Roy Festival in Taymouth Castle grounds. Kenmore

Saturday 7th July. 2018 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 25th August (12:00).   Tay Fitness Killin 10K - open to all (walk, jog or run) charity event. www.killin10k.co.uk Dochart Bridge, Killin

Saturday 1st September. Highland Perthshire Marathon and Half-Marathon – run or cycle. www.highlandperthshiremarathon.co.uk Wade's Park, Aberfeldy

Saturday 9th September (09:15). Open Water Swim: Loch Earn end-to-end St Fillans to Lochearnhead (10.8 km).

Saturday 6th October (13:00).  National Trust for Scotland Hill Race - Meall nan Tarmachan (distance 9.5 km; climb 700 m). Dan Watson (01567-820404)

Saturday 6th to Sunday 14th October.  Drovers' Tryst Walking Festival: over 30 walks. 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 30th June (08:00). Lochearnhead Shears International Sheep-shearing Competition. Games Park, Lochearnhead.

Wednesday 4th July (17:30 - 21:30). Kenmore Highland Games. Sports Field, Kenmore

Tuesday 187h July (10:45). Inveraray Highland Games & World Caber Championships. Castle Grounds, Inveraray

Saturday 21st July (12:00 - 17:00). Balquhidder, Lochearnhead & Strathyre Highland Games. Games Park, Lochearnhead

Wednesday 1st August (13:00). Killin Highland Games. Breadalbane Park, Killin

Saturday 11th August (09:30). Atholl & Breadalbane Agricultural Show & Highland Gathering. Wade's Park, Aberfeldy

Sunday 12th August (10:00 - 17:00). Perth Highland Games. North Inch, Perth

Saturday 18th August (10:30).  Stirling Highland Games. Stirling Sports Village, Royal Stuart Way, Stirling

Saturday 18th August (TBC). Killin Agricultural Show. Breadalbane Park, Killin

Sunday 19th August (10:30). Crieff Highland Gathering. Market Park, Crieff

Thursday 23rd August (10:30 - 16:30). Argyllshire Gathering (Oban). Mossfield Park, Oban

 

Activities for Children

Tuesdays 3rd, 10th & 31st July and 14th & 28th August (10:30 - 12:30).  A kids-eye view of Ben Lawers - hands-on exploration - become a nature know-it-all (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 25th (19:00) to Sunday 27th May. 6th Strathyre Music Festival: www.balvaig.co.uk   Strathyre

Friday 15th to Sunday 17th June. Killin Music Festival '18. McLaren Hall, Killin

Friday 28th to Sunday 30th September. 13th Callander Jazz & Blues Festival. Callander and area

 

Arts & Cultural Events

Saturday 9th to Sunday 17th June. Forth Valley Art Beat - a celebration of talent and individual inspiration. Over 140 artists at 80 different locations.

Friday 8th & Saturday 9th June. Perthshire and Angus Provincial Mod (Mòd Ionadail Shiorrachd Pheairt agus Aonghais). Breadalbane Community Campus, Aberfeldy

Saturday 1st to Sunday 9th September. Perthshire Open Studios - artists and makers throughout Perthshire welcome you to their workshops & studios.

 

Food & Drink Events

Friday 25th - Sunday 27th May. Mhor Festival: food and drink, music, theatre, arts and dance. Monachyle Mhor Farm, Balquhidder

 

National Trust for Scotland Walks

Walks commence at the Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve car park unless otherwise stated.
For further information telephone 01567-820988 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Thursday 14th and / or Friday 15th June. Moth night and / or morning. See rangers set harmless moth traps and check the catch in the morning. Ben Lawers NNR car park

Friday 22nd 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

Friday 29th June (10:00).  Meall nan Tarmachan Ridge Walk. Walk the Tarmachan ridge with a qualified mountain guide and wildlife expert. 5 - 6 hours duration. Booking essential. Ben Lawers NNR car park

Saturday 30th June - Sunday 1st July.  Upland plant identification course for upland habitat surveys, in partnership with Parnassus Ecology. Booking essential @ 077-1640-6900 or email "Lindsay" @ parnassusecology.com

Tuesday 3rd July (10:30 - 12:30).  A kids-eye view of Ben Lawers: hands-on exploration - become a nature know-it-all (adults must be accompanied by a child and vice versa). Ben Lawers NNR car park

Tuesday 10th July (10:30 - 12:30).  A kids-eye view of Ben Lawers: hands-on exploration - become a nature know-it-all (adults must be accompanied by a child and vice versa). Ben Lawers NNR car park

Wednesday 11th July (13:30 - 16:30).  Butterflies and moths of the mountain. Booking advisable. Ben Lawers NNR car park

Friday 13th July (09:00 - 17:00).  Mountain flowers - an 8-hour high-level guided walk. Booking essential. Ben Lawers NNR car park

Friday 20th July (09:00 - 17:00).  Mountain flowers - an 8-hour high-level guided walk. Booking essential. Ben Lawers NNR car park

Wednesday 25th July (13:30 - 16:00).  Flora and fauna of the hillside. Booking advisable. Ben Lawers NNR car park

Tuesday 31st July (10:30 - 12:30).  A kids-eye view of Ben Lawers: hands-on exploration - become a nature know-it-all (adults must be accompanied by a child and vice versa). Ben Lawers NNR car park

Wednesday 8th August (13.30 - 16:00).  Hillside safari - a 2½ hour walk. Experience the rich flora and varied wildlife of the lower slopes of the Nature Reserve. Booking advisable. Ben Lawers NNR car park

Friday 10th 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 14th August (10:30 - 12:30).  A kids-eye view of Ben Lawers: hands-on exploration - become a nature know-it-all (adults must be accompanied by a child and vice versa). Ben Lawers NNR car park

Wednesday 22nd August (13:30 - 16:00).  Flora and fauna of the hillside. Booking advisable. Ben Lawers NNR car park

Tuesday 28th August (10:30 - 12:30).  A kids-eye view of Ben Lawers: hands-on exploration - become a nature know-it-all (adults must be accompanied by a child and vice versa). Ben Lawers NNR car park

National Trust for Scotland Talks

Talks take place during July and August at the National Trust for Scotland meeting rooms, Lynedoch, Main Street, Killin FK21 8UW, at 8pm.

 

Heritage Events @ Scottish Crannog Centre, Loch Tay

Booking is essential for large groups - telephone 01887-830583.

Easter Sunday 1st April (10:30 - 16:30). A Celtic Spring: the Crannog comes to life. Opening event of the 2018 season.

Sunday 27th May (10:30 - 16:30). Iron Age Ingenuity: water and metals, incuding metal-working demonstrations.

Thursday 21st June (evening event).  Midsummer Music Evening, plus prehistoric musical instrument-making workshop. Booking essential.

Thursday 19th July (10:30 – 16:30).  A Celtic Summer: enjoy fabulous down-to-earth nutritious food, as prepared by our Iron Age ancestors.

Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th August (10:30 - 16:30).  The Celts are Coming - Living History Fair: metal working; stone carving; wood turning & spoon carving; leatherwork; textiles; iron age cooking; archery.

Wednesday 15th August (10:30 - 16:30).  Ancient Foods and Crafts: Barley, Beer & Bread!

Sunday 14th October (10:30 - 16:30).  A Celtic Autumn: Wood & Smoke. Woodworking, turning and whittling demonstrations. Smoked and cured foods, berries, apples and mushrooms, together with rich meaty stews.

Wednesday 31st October (evening event).  Celtic Samhain Festival Night: Fire, Metals & Magic. Shadow puppets; Samhain fun and games; storytelling around the log fire in the Crannog; incense; warming soup and bread; spectacular wicker ram burn finale!

 

Christmas / New Year

Monday 31st December (23:45).  Killin New Year Firework Display.  Falls of Dochart, Killin

Monday 31st December (23:45).  Comrie Hogmanay Flambeaux: unique midnight torchlight procession; pipe band.  Melville Square, Comrie

 


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Where is Killin? We’re here!

Find the public transport routes to and from Killin.

Taxis, banks, garages, church services and more – you’ll find them all here.

Find out what’s on in the next few days or major events throughout the year.


Throughout the year, businesses in the Killin area offer special promotions, bargain deals and special events. Visit these pages regularly to find special offers that appeal to you.