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02 Apr 17 - 01 Oct 17
Aberfeldy Farmers Market
Sun 2nd April to Sun 1st October (1st Sunday each month) 10am to 2pm
Aberfeldy Farmers Market
The Square, Aberfeldy PH15 2DD
The farmers market has a fantastic range of fresh produce including meat, vegetables, fish, cheese, bread, chocolate and lots of beautiful hand crafted items for sale. Further details from Fiona MacEwan, 01887 829343 or 07990 834092 or 

15 Apr 17 - 16 Dec 17
Pitlochry Markets
Saturday 15th April to 16th December (3rd Saturday each month) 10.00am to 2.00pm
Pitlochry Market
Pitlochry Business Centre, Armoury Road.PH16 5AP.
Local Traders, Produce and Crafts. For more details
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26 May 17 - 14 Oct 17
High Society
26th May to 14th October
High Society
Pitlochry Festival Theatre
Music & Lyrics by Cole Porter
Book by Arthur Kopit
For the socialites of New England, it will be the Wedding of the Year: seven hundred guests, magnums of Veuve Clicquot and the beautiful, sophisticated Tracy Lord as the bride-to-be. And the groom?
According to the invitations, that honour goes to self-made man, George Kittredge. And even if George is, well, not quite from the top drawer - and a little dull - his upright character perfectly matches Tracy’s reputation as a paragon of virtue.  
But then on the eve of the nuptials, Mike Connor, a down-at-heel reporter from one of New York’s scandal sheets, turns up to cover the wedding. And this rugged ‘man of the people’ is immediately smitten with the divine Miss Lord... 
Even worse, Tracy’s first husband, the charming playboy, C. K. Dexter Haven, also drops in unannounced. Their marriage may have ended tempestuously, but Dexter is still dangerously attractive...
Add an estranged father, a confused mother, a meddling younger sister, an amorous uncle, a lovesick photographer, a not-so-hushed-up family scandal, mix well - and you have the makings of a very potent cocktail indeed..!
After our smash-hit production of Kiss Me, Kate in 2010, PFT returns to the genius of Cole Porter with a large cast, a fabulous swing band and some great songs (including True Love, Let’s Misbehave, Well, Did You Evah! and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?) for the Scottish première of this witty, sparkling, high energy musical! 
To book, call Box Office on 01796 484 626 or go online:

29 May 17 - 04 Sep 17
Highland Nights.
Every Monday 29th May - 4th September.
Highland Nights
Pitlochry Recreation Ground (In bad weather, it is transferred to the Pitlochry Town Hall) 
The park has a natural terraced banking for seating at one side, where a travel rug, warm clothes and a cushion will bring added comfort. Or you can drive in and park your cars round the arena. Watch the show from the comfort of your vehicle and show your appreciation by tooting your horn! Adults - £7 Children - £1 (Indoors: Adults - £7 Children - £4) Programme - £1. 7:15pm - Gates open at the Recreation Ground for cars and those on foot. 7:20pm - The pipe band marches from Fisher's Hotel to the Recreation Ground. 7:45pm - Show begins at the Recreation Ground ** 9:15pm - Show ends and the pipe band marches back to Fisher's Hotel. ** From 28th August, to make best use of the remaining daylight, the show will begin at 19:30 at the Recreation Ground. For more deta\ils:- Gillie McNab Tel: 07733 152223 E-mail: ALSO ON You Tube 

01 Jun 17 - 11 Oct 17
Mary Rose
1st June to 11th October 2017
Mary Rose 
Pitlochry Festival Theatre
By J.M. Barrie -When the young Mary Rose climbs an apple tree and announces her plans to marry, the news is greeted by her doting parents first with unbridled joy - then, strangely, with furrowed brows . . . 
For Mr and Mrs Morland now feel duty-bound to tell Simon, their jovial future son-in-law, about a mysterious incident in their daughter’s past about which they have never spoken . . . not even to Mary Rose herself.
When she was a young girl, Mary Rose and her parents holidayed on a tiny island in the Outer Hebrides. And, one day, Mary Rose disappeared. Without trace.
Until three weeks later, that is, when she suddenly reappeared, wholly unaware that any time had passed. Since then, Mary Rose has appeared unaffected by this extraordinary incident – except, perhaps, for certain moments when her mind has seemed to drift . . . to somewhere else.
Four years after her marriage, Mary Rose returns to the same island with her husband and their young son. And something unthinkable happens. Again . . .  
J.M. Barrie’s eerie supernatural drama of youth, love and loss, written in the aftermath of the Great War, was first staged in 1920 – and a young Alfred Hitchcock was one of the many who fell under its spell. So if you enjoyed our recent productions of The Admirable Crichton and Dear Brutus, then this mysterious, deeply moving play, which featured in PFT’s first ever Season in 1951, is not to be missed! 
To book, call Box Office on 01796 484 626 or go online:

08 Jun 17 - 12 Oct 17
People By Alan Bennett
8th June to 12th October
People By Alan Bennett
Pitlochry Festival Theatre
With a bath on the billiard table and a garden resembling a jungle, aristocrat (and former model) Dorothy Stacpoole faces a desperate situation. The decaying family pile is close to ruin. And with the coffers all but empty, Dorothy must now choose between auctioning off the historic contents - or handing everything over to the National Trust.
Archdeacon June, her sister, is all for the Trust. But Dorothy loathes the idea of opening her home to the public: people spoil things, don’t they, trampling over history, gawking at family memories? The thought of flogging off the art and the heirlooms is equally unbearable. And there’s a third option, too: a shady, über-rich consortium is interested in buying the house and relocating it from Yorkshire to somewhere altogether more desirable. Like Dorset.
Whilst pondering which way to jump, Dorothy unexpectedly encounters a familiar face from her modelling days. Theodore, now a producer of “adult” films, is in search of the perfect period setting - and four poster bed - for his latest porn epic. And having a film crew about the place might distract Dorothy from the impossible decision she faces . . .
Bennett’s hilariously entertaining and strangely moving play about heritage and home opened at the National Theatre in London in 2012. Sharing the same theatrical DNA as PFT’s acclaimed production of The Lady In The Van, the Scottish première of People will be eagerly awaited by Bennett fans everywhere!  
Please note that this play contains occasional strong language, partial nudity and some sexual content. 
To book, call Box Office on 01796 484 626 or go online:

15 Jun 17 - 12 Oct 17
Absurd Person Singular By Alan Ayckbourn
15th June to 12th October 
Absurd Person Singular By Alan Ayckbourn
Pitlochry Festival Theatre
Three ill-matched couples. Three different kitchens. Three horrendous Christmases . . .
Early 1970s suburbia: the ambitious Sydney Hopcroft is hoping to secure backing for his new business from two guests he’s invited to his festive gathering: architect Geoffrey Jackson and old-school banker Ronald Brewster-Wright. But the pressure of the situation proves a little too much for Sydney’s put-upon wife, Jane, as she attempts to keep the party sailing along upon a sea of gin and shiny formica worktops . . . 
One year later, and it’s the turn of serial philanderer Geoffrey and his clinically depressed wife, Eva, to play host. Before their guests arrive, Geoffrey decides the time is right to tell Eva that their marriage is over. Already befuddled with pills, Eva believes there’s only one way out - but why can’t any of the merry visitors see what she’s really trying to do? 
A further year passes and it’s Christmas chez Ronald and his caustic, hard-drinking wife, Marion. Ronald’s bank is in trouble, so there’s not much Christmas cheer. And Marion’s locked herself in the bedroom with the booze. And Geoffrey’s career has taken a nosedive. So when the Hopcrofts drop in, Sydney suddenly finds himself in a position to dominate proceedings . . .
An hilarious, wickedly observant comic masterpiece about ladder-climbing (social and otherwise) and power, Absurd Person Singular is one of the greatest plays of the last fifty years, by one of Britain’s - and PFT’s - most popular playwrights. To book, call Box Office on 01796 484 626 or go online:

24 Jul 17 - 14 Oct 17
The Ruling Class By Peter Barnes
20th July to 14th October
The Ruling Class By Peter Barnes
Pitlochry Festival Theatre
The aristocracy: backbone of Britain, pillar of Church and State, the living embodiment of tradition. And purveyors of certain eccentricities. Some stranger than others...
When the 13th Earl of Gurney dies in somewhat embarrassing circumstances, the title is inherited by his son, Jack – to the horror of the rest of the family. Why?  Well, Jack’s particular eccentricity is a little more extreme than most: he’s a paranoid schizophrenic who thinks he’s the Father, Son and Holy Ghost... 
Returning home from a clinic to assume the title - and to preach an alarmingly subversive brand of peace, love and understanding - Jack is spectacularly unsuited to life in elite society.  Appalled, the scheming Gurneys close ranks and deliver an ultimatum to Jack’s psychiatrist, Dr. Herder:  Jack must either be cured completely of his delusion – or quietly declared insane and committed to an asylum.
But Herder’s attempts to shock Jack into normality are far from orthodox... and whilst the treatment may appear outwardly successful, deep within Jack’s psyche, something dark and deadly is released... 
One of the landmark plays of the 1960s, Peter Barnes’s classic cult comedy, influenced by everything from music hall to Ealing comedy, is a theatrical tour de force, combining feverish energy, ferocious humour, razor-sharp satire and genuine horror. The 1972 film earned Peter O’Toole an Oscar nomination, whilst James McAvoy starred in the acclaimed 2015 London revival. Do not miss this!
Please note that this play contains occasional strong language and some adult content. To book, call Box Office on 01796 484 626 or go online:

24 Aug 17 - 13 Oct 17
Europe By David Greig
24th August to 13th October
Europe By David Greig
Pitlochry Festival Theatre
On the platform of a provincial railway station, in a border town somewhere in Europe, two refugees arrive: Sava and his daughter, Katia. They’ve been travelling forever. All they want to do is rest and find a place to begin again. But it won’t be here. 
Because the town is dying. The station itself is about to shut: trains from Vienna, Warsaw and Budapest hurtle along the tracks, but none will stop. Both stationmaster Fret and Adele, the porter, yearn to leave. But they, like the refugees, must just watch the trains flash by...  
The town’s lightbulb factory has closed. Switched off. Young locals, like Horse, Billy and Berlin, are unemployed. Their days are spent in bars, complaining, sharing angry fantasies, or prowling the streets, increasingly resentful of the refugees in their midst.  
Meanwhile, the shadowy Morocco, an ‘entrepreneur’, makes a living slipping across the invisible border, buying and selling... anything. That’s where the profit is now.
Tensions rise, threaten to explode.
And at night, out in the forest, the wolves gather... 
So who will live and who will die? Who will find love when it is least expected? And who will manage to escape..?
This startlingly contemporary work by Scotland’s greatest living playwright is a fierce and compassionate drama about shifting borders, changing identities and globalisation. Please note that this play contains frequent strong language. To book, call Box Office on 01796 484 626 or go online:

01 Sep 17 - 31 Oct 17
Cruise Loch Tay
Every Day 10am, 12noon, 2pm,
Cruise Loch Tay
Loch Tay Safaris, Pier Road, Kenmore, Perthshire PH15 2HG
A unique one and a half hour cruise on Loch Tay exploring the history, heritage and folklore of Perthshire’s largest loch. Our modern custom-built boat is comfortable, fast, dry & gets in close to the inaccessible parts of the loch to explore the wildlife & nature. Live commentary from our passionate and knowledgeable crew will take you on a journey through the local history, heritage and folklore. Experience the breath taking scenery and learn about this mysterious and dramatic landscape from our local and knowledgeable skipper, you will be enchanted by the Loch’s mystical charm! £30per person, £20per child  Book on line or by Tel: 01887 820071 or e-mail

01 Sep 17
North Sea Gas @ Music in the Park
Friday 1st September 8pm
North Sea Gas
Food in the Park, Blair Atholl
Ronnie MacDonald, Grant Simpson and Dave Gilfillan have over thirty-five years together and are stronger than ever!! One of Scotland's most popular folk bands with great vocals and tremendous three part harmonies. Guitars, Mandolin, Fiddle, Bouzouki, Harmonica, Whistles, Bodhrans, Banjo and good humour are all part of the entertainment! They have received Gold and Silver Disc awards from the Scottish Music Industry Association and regularly have sold out shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe!!
Their show, and their albums, consist of traditional, contemporary and self-penned material put together in a style all their own.  Every year there are appearances on TV and Radio on both sides of the Atlantic including "Late Night Saturday," "Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour" (one of the biggest radio shows of its kind in the USA), and "Song of the Mountains" shown on select PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) TV stations in the U.S.
We could say more but put simply "North Sea Gas" are a highly entertaining Scottish folk band who have an ever-growing fan base ranging through all age groups thus giving the "Gas" shows a wonderful atmosphere and universal appeal!

02 Sep 17
Yard of Ale @ Music in the Park
Saturday 2nd September 8pm
Yard of Ale
Food in the Park, Blair Atholl
From the Lothians, Yard Of Ale perform a fantastic mixture of folk, country, traditional and contemporary music with plenty of close harmony and cheeky banter! Scottish music, Irish music, American music and, if it takes our fancy, some English music. Acoustic guitars, banjos, fiddle, mandolin, harmonica, whistle, washboards, kazoos, in fact anything they can rattle a good tune or rhythm out of will be pressed into service! 

09 Sep 17
Open House Music at the Weem
ShAnnie and T-Roy Miller
Excellent double bill all the way from Texas. ShAnnie are Shan Kowert & Annie Acton.  Shan is a 5th generation Texan with deep roots in the Texas Hill Country. He grew up in Fredericksburg and comes from a diverse group of ancestors, whom comprised cowboys, Indians and German immigrants.  Born in California, Annie was raised all over the world. Her father, like Shan's, also served in the Air Force, which took them to Guam, the Phillipines, Germany and all over the U.S. They have been performing as a duo for the past 12 years and their visit to the Weem is part of a summer long European tour.
Sharing the bill with ShAnnie is T-Roy Miller, an exceptionally talented geeetar picker
He appears a quiet, polite, and unassuming long-haired country boy...until he picks up a stringed instrument...then you realize you're dealing with a monster. T-Roy Miller has some of the most precise, tasteful chops you've ever of the most tremendously talented musicians in the great state of Texas.

Saturday 9th September - 8.30 pm - £10 on the door     01887 820381

09 Sep 17
Pitlochry Highland Games
Saturday 9th September 2017
Pitlochry Highland Games
Recreation Ground, Ferry Road, Pitlochry PH16 5DZ
Nowhere else on the Highland Games circuit does the crowd interact with the competitors as they do at Pitlochry. Gates open 0930 am, Junior Solo Piping and Junior Heavy Events start around 0930 hrs events program start at 10.30 hrs. Pitlochry Highland Games hosts a number of competitions including: This year hosting the British Tug o' War Championships, Heavyweights, Highland Dancing, Junior Piping, Athletics, Pipe Band Street parade of Pipe Bands - commencing at 11.45 am, Pipe Band Championship and ending with Mass Parade of Pipe Bands (about 5pm), cycle races, Drum Majors’ demonstration (about 4.45pm), high jump, long jump and triple jump Highland dancing events, childrens’ races. Entry Adults £8, Children (5 - 16 years) £2, Car Parking £2.   

09 Sep 17
Whiteside @ Music in the Park
Saturday 9th September 8pm
Music in the Park, Blair Atholl
Whiteside are an accomplished 4 piece live band based centrally in Scotland.  They’ve been playing together for the past 5 years and are all highly experienced musicians who create a fun, lively atmosphere!  Their extensive repertoire includes classic songs from the 50’s and 60’s right through to present day chart hits.  We guarantee a memorable night!

10 Sep 17
Kurosawa’s ‘Ran’ @ Birks Cinema
Sunday 10 September 6pm 
Kurosawa’s ‘Ran’  
Birks Cinema, Aberfeldy
Heartland Film Society’s New season starts with Kurosawa’s ‘Ran’ a masterpiece - See trailer on YOU TUBE a visually and dramatically breath-taking interpretation of Shakespeare’s King Lear.  Kurosawa’s last and greatest epic is by turns achingly delicate and shockingly violent, the marvellous colours, movement and sound enhanced by recent 4K restoration. 1985 Japan/France 156 min Cert 15 Dir: Akira Kurosawa. Multiple Awards. Information and on line booking or phone 01887 822845. Anyone is welcome to Heartland Film Society screenings but become a member any time for just £10.00 and get 12 months of reduced prices on all HFS films at The Birks plus free DVD loans of HFS films and all the benefits of belonging to a friendly film society.  All details on and Face Book

10 Sep 17
OPEN Clay Pigeon Shoot
Sunday 10th September 10.30am to 3pm
OPEN Clay Pigeon Shoot
Clashcat Lochan Lodge, Amulree PH8 0EE
Come and have a go! FREE Shotgun Coaqching Lessons, From BASC. Soup, Sandwiches, Bacon Rolls, Raffle. Entry £15 (Under 18s £5), Re-entry £10 (Under 18s £4).

05 Apr 17 - 04 Oct 17 (Occurs Every Wednesday)
Wonderful Wednesdays
Wed 5th April 2017 to Wed 4th October 2017
Wonderful Wednesdays
Pitlochry Golf Club, Golf Course Road, Pitlochry, Perthshire PH16 5QY 
£15 includes Green Fees and Stableford competition entry fee, if you have an official registered CONGU handicap
Non handicapped golfers are also welcome for £15 Green Fees. A great excuse for a midweek break in Pitlochry. AN OPEN COMPETITION MOST WEDNESDAYS* – open to all - gents, ladies, seniors, juniors and visitors. *Due to other events such as our Golf Week and both Highland Open weeks, our Wonderful Wednesday competitions may not run - please check with the Pro Shop team. Tee times available all day - no restrictions (Bookings essential – Phone Pro-Shop). For entry details call 01796 472 792 or email

16 Sep 17
Revival Blues @ Music in the Park
Saturday 16th September 8.30pm
Revival Blues
Music in the Park, Blair Atholl
Blues & Soul band from Central Scotland - Giving a second chance to some of the greatest songs of the last 50 years!
‘Revival Blues' are an exciting 5-piece band who love nothing more than to see a packed room enjoying some of the greatest Blues & Soul hits like 'Soul Man', 'Come on over to my place', 'Gimme some lovin'' and 'In the midnight hour'!

16 Sep 17 - 17 Sep 17
Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th September 2017:  10.30am – 4.30pm
The Scottish Crannog Centre, Kenmore, Loch Tay, Perthshire PH15 2HY
Artefacts of the Month - Lathe off-cut; Tankard Stave
We take wood for granted here in Big Tree Country but it is and was a precious commodity which our Iron Age Ancestors exploited.  Join us for wood-turning and carving demonstrations by experts from throughout the country and pick up a bargain or two as you watch!  Help our ‘Visitors Vote’ to award the new Crannog Turnery Prize for the best pole-lathe-turned object. 
All day time events include museum exhibits, talks around a log-fire in the Crannog roundhouse, demonstrations and hands-on experience of ancient crafts and technologies. 
Wood was then and is today an essential part of Crannog life for building, fences, fuel and everyday objects. Our archaeological evidence suggests the ancients practiced woodland management and deliberate selection of wood for specific purposes. 
Our artefacts of the month are just two of more than 200 wooden objects discovered underwater at Oakbank Crannog. The first, a round off-cut or ‘waster’ from a pole-lathe, indicates the ancient loch-dwellers could turn wood; the second, a delicate stave of a tankard, indicates their skill with hand tools. Appropriately, this event will also award a Crannog Carvery Prize for the best hand-carved item.  
Will you become a chip off the ‘ol block? Join us for an exciting and artistic day celebrating Scottish native woods and Iron Age-inspired talent. T:  01887 830583

23 Sep 17
Jock's Jocks to 1st World War Play
Sat 23rd September 7.30 pm 
Jock's Jocks to 1st World War Play (music and stories).  
Blair Atholl Village Hall
An evening of stories and music to mark the 100th anniversary of the Third Battle of Ypres, which was fought between July and November 1917 in the West Flanders region of northern Belgium.
This battle was particularly relevant to Perthshire, with its strong links to the Scottish Horse. The Scottish Horse was raised by 1900 by the Marquess of Tullibardine and played a significant role in the First World War as part of the Black Watch Regiment.
All three Scottish Divisions on the Western Front, the 9th (Scottish) Division , the 15th (Scottish) Division and the 51st (Highland) Division, were engaged in the "Third Battle of Ypres", better known today as "Passchendaele" where a total 275,000 British and Commonwealth soldiers lost their lives.
Atholl Country Life Museum supported by Museum Galleries Scotland has worked hard to bring this play to Blair Atholl, where many men left to fight in the First World War. 
The widely acclaimed play is written by Gary West who is a Professor of Scottish Ethnology and there is little he does not know about the bagpipes, which will play an important part in the Blair Atholl presentation. 
Tickets on the door, or in advance at Tilt Stores, Food in the Park or Premier Shop, all in Blair Atholl:- £10 adults, £4 Children. To reserve tickets call:- 01796 481349. All proceeds to Atholl Country Life Museum. 

23 Sep 17
Sandstorm @ Music in the Park
Saturday 23rd September 8.30pm
Music in the Park, Blair Atholl
Aberfeldy based covers band - awesome set list and great musicians!

24 Sep 17
Logierait Farmers Market
Sunday 24th September 10.00am to 2.00pm
Logierait Farmers Market
Mill of Logierait, Ballinluig, Perthshire, PH9 0LH
Watch short You Tube video of the market. Selection of traders selling local produce and crafts, from fresh fish, meats, pies, bread, baking, vegetables to chocolates and preserves. Also find plants, soaps, fudge, dog treats, jewellery, art, woodcrafts and collectables. Free car parking, the local buses stop at the gate. There is somewhere to sit down, have a blether, enjoy a mug of coffee or tea, and a hot pie locally made by MacDonalds, and listen to some live fiddle music, and even nice loos! Tel:- 01796 482222

30 Sep 17
Matt Anderson @ Music in the Park
Saturday 30th September 8.30pm
Matt Anderson
Music in the Park, Blair Atholl
One man and his guitar and a WHOLE lot of talent!  New album out now!


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