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

Forthcoming Events through 31st August 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.   Summer  Watch safaris through August. 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)
 
Thursdays (19:00 - 22:30). Celtic Acoustic Music Sessions - folk to blues, bluegrass to instrumental. Birks Cinema, Aberfeldy (01887-829141)
 
Sat 7th July - Sun 2nd September. Finding Our Way - A History of Scottish Maps and Mapping: a collection of old maps and prints dating from a 1630s Hondius map of Shetland and Orkney to geological maps of the early 20th century. Classic mapmakers and cartographers represented include, Blaeu, Moll, Slezer, Hondius and Mercator. Aberfeldy Watermill & Gallery (01887-822896)
 
Saturday 21st July to Saturday 4th August. Comrie Fortnight: walks,  children's fun days; open gardens afternoon; watersports on Loch Earn;  Strathearn Harriers hill race; treasure hunt; fiddlers' rally; art exhibition  etc. Comrie and environs
 
Saturday 21st July - Sunday 5th August (10:00 - 18:00). Fortingall Art 15th Summer Exhibition - over 30 local artists, featuring painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, jewellery and furniture. Molteno Hall, Fortingall
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Wednesday 1st  (10:00 - 17:00). Killin International Highland Games - Parade from Falls of Dochart at 13:00. Breadalbane Park, Killin 
Wednesday 1st  (14:00 - 17:00). National Trust for Scotland: Moirlanich Longhouse. Glen Lochay, Killin 
Friday 3rd  (21:00). Live Music: Stuart McFarlene. Coach House Hotel, Killin  (01567-820349) 
Saturday 4th  (10:00 - 16:30). The Celts are Coming - Living History Fair: metal working; stone carving; wood turning & spoon carving; leatherwork; textiles; iron age cooking; archery. Scottish Crannog Centre, Loch Tay, by Kenmore (01887-830583)
Saturday 4th  (21:00). Live Music: Greig Taylor & Friends. Coach House Hotel, Killin  (01567-820349) 
Sunday 5th  (10:00 - 14:00). Aberfeldy Farmers Market and Arts & Crafts Market. The Square and Birks Cinema, Aberfeldy 
Sunday 5th  (10:00 - 16:30). The Celts are Coming - Living History Fair: metal working; stone carving; wood turning & spoon carving; leatherwork; textiles; iron age cooking; archery. Scottish Crannog Centre, Loch Tay, by Kenmore (01887-830583)
Sunday 5th  (13:00 - 17:00). Scottish Gardens Open Day: Drummond Castle. Drummond Castle By Crieff 
Sunday 5th  (14:00 - 17:00). National Trust for Scotland: Moirlanich Longhouse. Glen Lochay, Killin 
Wednesday 8th  (13:30 - 16:00). Hillside Safari: ranger-led exploration of the flora & fauna of the National Nature Reserve. Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve car park  (01567-820988)
Wednesday 8th  (14:00 - 17:00). National Trust for Scotland: Moirlanich Longhouse. Glen Lochay, Killin 
Wednesday 8th  (20:00). Illustrated talk: A ditch in time - maintaining Scotland's nountain paths.  Simon Westaway, NTS Mountain Path Team. National Trust for Scotland Office, Killin 
Friday 10th  (09:00). Atholl & Breadalbane Agricultural Show  (horse & pony day, plus pet show & funfair). Wade's Park Aberfeldy 
Friday 10th  (10:30 - 16:30). An Introduction to Real Navigation: how to use a map and compass in the hills.  Telephone to book. Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve car park  (01567-820988)
Friday 10th  (21:00). Live Music: Ghillies Hillbillies. Coach House Hotel, Killin  (01567-820349) 
Saturday 11th  (09:00). Atholl & Breadalbane Agricultural Show & Highland Games (agricultural show commences at 9:00, highland games at 13:00). Wade's Park Aberfeldy 
Saturday 11th  (21:00). Live Music: The Minogue Brothers. Coach House Hotel, Killin  (01567-820349) 
Sunday 12th  (14:00 - 17:00). National Trust for Scotland: Moirlanich Longhouse. Glen Lochay, Killin 
Tuesday 14th (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 National Nature Reserve car park  (01567-820988)
Wednesday 15th (10:00 - 16:30). Ancient Foods and Crafts: Barley, Beer & Bread! Scottish Crannog Centre, Loch Tay, by Kenmore (01887-830583)
Wednesday 15th (14:00 - 17:00). National Trust for Scotland: Moirlanich Longhouse. Glen Lochay, Killin 
Friday 17th  (21:00). Live Music: Pure Malt. Coach House Hotel, Killin  (01567-820349) 
Saturday 18th (10:00). Loch Tay Sprint Triathlon: 750m open water Loch Tay swim, 20km bike, 5km run. Taymouth Castle, Kenmore, by Aberfeldy
Saturday 18th  (9:00 till late). Killin Agricultural Show: Pipe Band parade from Dochart Bridge @ 12:30; Evening ceilidh from 20:00. Breadalbane Park, Killin 
Saturday 18th  (21:00). Live Music: Candlemaker Row. Coach House Hotel, Killin  (01567-820349) 
Sunday 19th  (07:00 - 15:30). Aberfeldy Middle Distance Triathlon:  1,900m open water Loch Tay swim, 90km road bike and 21km run.  Registration Saturday 18th (till 19:30). Taymouth Castle, Kenmore, by Aberfeldy
Sunday 19th  (10:00 - 17:00). Crieff Highland Gathering (highland games), plus Glenturret Music Tent. Market Park, Crieff 
Sunday 19th  (14:00 - 17:00). National Trust for Scotland: Moirlanich Longhouse. Glen Lochay, Killin 
Wednesday 22nd  (13:30 - 16:00). Flora and fauna of the hillside.  Booking advisable. Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve car park  (01567-820988)
Wednesday 22nd  (14:00 - 17:00). National Trust for Scotland: Moirlanich Longhouse. Glen Lochay, Killin 
Wednesday 22nd  (20:00). Illustrated talk: Photographing mountain plants.  David Mardon. National Trust Office, Killin 
Thursday 23rd - Sunday 26th. Blair Castle International Horse Trials: dressage, cross-country & show jumping.  Country Fair, with demonstartions.  Over 200 trade stands including food hall. Blair Castle, Blair Atholl 
Thursday 23rd  (10:30 - 16:30). Argyllshire Gathering (highland games) commencing with piper's march from town centre (Argyll Square). Mossfield Park, Oban 
Friday 24th  (21:00). Live Music: Alex Clarke. Coach House Hotel, Killin  (01567-820349) 
Saturday 25th  (12:00 10K & 5K; 12:05 Fun Run). Tay Fitness Killin 10K, 5K and Children's Fun Run (5 to 11 years): www.killin10k.co.uk to register, or from 9:30 am in McLaren Hall. Breadalbane Park, Killin  (077-8655-8861)
Saturday 25th  (21:00). Live Music: Mak-a-Din. Coach House Hotel, Killin  (01567-820349) 
Sunday 26th (14:00 - 17:00). National Trust for Scotland: Moirlanich Longhouse. Glen Lochay, Killin 
Tuesday 28th (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 National Nature Reserve car park  (01567-820988)
Wednesday 29th  (14:00 - 17:00). National Trust for Scotland: Moirlanich Longhouse. Glen Lochay, Killin 
Friday 31st (21:00). Live Music: Ted Christopher. 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.