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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
email: or

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:

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:

01 Jun 17 - 31 Aug 17
Summer Watch Safari
June – August
Summer Watch Safari
Nothing can prepare you for the beauty, peace and tranquility of our hills and glens on our Highland Perthshire Estates at dusk.
Seeing the sun set from a remote spot almost 3000’ up is the highlight of our very special Sundowner Safari. The fading light will offer amazing photo opportunities and the serenity and sheer magnificence of this vista will become an everlasting memory.
You may even be lucky enough to see the Majestic Red Deer, the Famous Grouse, the elusive Mountain Hare and the soaring Golden Eagle. In the company of your experienced and knowledgeable Safari Ranger, you will witness this wilderness environment as you’ve never seen it before.
The Summer Watch Safari includes a glass of chilled beer or wine as you watch the sunset. Remember to bring your camera!
DURATION: 2½ hours. DEPARTS: Approx 1830hrs (times may vary)
COST: Adult £40 Teenager £25 (12-18) Child £17.50 INCLUDES - • Binoculars & telescope • Glass of Wine or Beer • Wildlife identification sheets & fact-files.

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:

01 Jul 17 - 31 Aug 17
Cruise Loch Tay
Every Day 10am, 12noon, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm
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. The 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 the 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 the 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 Jul 17
National Meadows Day Celebration at Weem Meadow SS
Saturday 1st July 11am to 3pm
National Meadows Day Celebration at Weem Meadow SSSI
The banks of the River Tay by Aberfeldy
Weem Meadow is a Site of Special Scientific Interest, because it is one of the best meadows in Scotland.  A huge number of different flowering plants have been recorded in a small area beside the river Tay.  Come and celebrate this wonderful place at a free event, organised by Scottish Natural Heritage.  There will be guided walks throughout the day, a chance to learn about and identify the plants in the meadow, meet some of the moths which live at the meadow and enjoy the flowery spectacle. Event Address – Weem Meadow Site of Special Scientific Interest on the banks of the River Tay by Aberfeldy – see map  Contact details - Helen Taylor, Scottish Natural Heritage, 01738458596, 

01 Jul 17
The Engine House
Saturday 1st 9PM 
The Engine House
The Old Mill Inn, Mill Lane, Pitlochry PH16 5BH 
Rock out to all your favourite tunes from this great covers band. FREE Admission T: 01796 474 020 

01 Jul 17 - 29 Jul 17
The Killiecrankie Battle Card Hunt
1st to 29th July
The Killiecrankie Battle Card Hunt
Aberfeldy, Blair Atholl, Dunkeld and Pitlochry.
A visit to last year’s Soldiers of Killiecrankie Battle re-enactment weekend inspired local illustrator Dylan Gibson to create a set of six collector’s cards, each card depicts a different character from the 1689 Battle of Killiecrankie. The Battle Card Hunt is open to the public and runs from 1st July until the Soldiers of Killiecrankie re-enactment weekend, 29th – 30th July 2017. Entry slips can be downloaded from or from one of the ‘HISTORY HUBS’ Hettie’s Tea Rooms and Café Calluna in Pitlochry, Birnam Arts in Birnam in Biranam Dunkeld and Breadalbane Library and Birks Cinema in Aberfeldy. Winners will be drawn at random at the Soldiers of Killiecrankie re-enactment weekend, 29th – 30th July 2017 and will receive a special collectors set of all the Battle Cards and a mystery prize!

03 Jul 17 - 14 Aug 17
Kids Summer Activity Days @ Wee Adventures
Kids Summer Activity Days
Wee Adventures, Aberfeldy Area
We have SIX WEEKS of Activity Days lined up this year. For 5 - 12 year olds with a maximum group size of 8. Be it pirateering in canoes on Loch Tay, survival missions in the woods, climbing and abseiling crags or trees to save the day or secret spy missions in the forest, we have you covered. There are a few half day adventures too this summer; perfect for the new adventurer. We promise to return muddy, wet, tired and inspired children to you at the end of their Wee Adventure with Biscuit. But we can't promise that they won't beg and pester you for more! Check out our list of activities and dates on the website or go straight to booking a place via the big orange link below. Over half of the places are taken so BOOK QUICKLY or face the wrath of a disappointed child! Biscuit also runs a brilliant birthday party and fabulous family and friends' adventures. Telephone: 07780 675859 or E-mail to make a plan!

05 Jul 17
Kenmore Highland Games
5TH JULY 2017 4.30pm
Kenmore Highland Games 
A new event, the Under 17 years Heavy Event is added in 2017.  These young athletes will be taking part in the caber, shot put and hammer.  The Under 17 year events will start at 4.30pm with the traditional Games following on at 5.30pm.  A Dutch film crew who are filming a travel program on Scotland will be at the Games this year!  Kenmore Games are known locally as the 'friendly' games as it welcomes everyone who cares to join in with this small community in their annual games. Adults £5, Children FREE. Parking FREE

07 Jul 17
Charlie Gorman @ the Old Mill Inn
Friday 7th 9PM
Charlie Gorman
The Old Mill Inn, Mill Lane, Pitlochry PH16 5BH
Singer/songwriter from Glasgow and lead singer with King of Birds.  Charlie has been invited on tour with Simple Minds, Crowded House and John Hiatt. FREE Admission T: 01796 474 020

08 Jul 17
Cherry Crumble
Saturday 8th 9PM
Cherry Crumble 
The Old Mill Inn, Mill Lane, Pitlochry PH16 5BH 
Cherry Crumble are an energetic 3 piece rock band with a special twist, playing exclusively hits from the 1990s! FREE Admission T: 01796 474 020

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

13 Jul 17
Jacobite Evening
Thursday 13th July 9pm
Jacobites in song and story
Old Mill Inn, Mill Lane, Pitlochry, PH16 5BH 
In support of the Soldiers of Killiecrankie. Did the Jacobites get all the best songs? Dr Nicola Cowmeadow and Syd House explore the history of a selection of traditional songs and will perform some familiar and some less well-known Jacobite songs written by Carolina Oliphant, Lady Nairne, the famous songstress of Scotland. This will be for about an hour to one and a half hours. Free entry. More on Soldiers of Killiecrankie Venue contact details:- Old Mill Phone: 01796 474020 | Email:

14 Jul 17
Lynnie Carson
Friday 14th 9PM
Lynnie Carson
The Old Mill Inn, Mill Lane, Pitlochry PH16 5BH 
Talented Glasgow based singer/songwriter playing a mix of originals & covers including the likes of Marvin Gaye and First Aid Kit. Lynnie has also supported acts like Paulo Nutini & Ocean Colour Scene. FREE Admission T: 01796 474 020

15 Jul 17
Wolf Train
Saturday 15th 9PM
Wolf Train
The Old Mill Inn, Mill Lane, Pitlochry PH16 5BH 
The Wolftrain style ranges from authentic blues, rock & roll, swing to original material, but its their horns that give them their unique sound. FREE Admission T: 01796 474 020

20 Jul 17
Iron Age Gourmet Day
Thursday 20th July 2017:  10.30 – 4.30
The Scottish Crannog Centre, Kenmore, Loch Tay, Perthshire PH15 2HY
Artefact of the month - Cooking Pot 
The Iron Age Gourmet day is one of our most popular events of the year. Totally unique and inspired by discoveries at the 2,500 year old Oakbank Crannog, you won’t find a menu like this anywhere else. Come sample tasty, nutritious and healthy foods prepared and cooked as our ancient ancestors did.
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. 
No fast food here; we respect the ancients and enter into the spirit of slow cooking over campfires, in clay ovens and experimental turf-covered pits to produce tender meats, tasty fish and aromatic and herb-filled breads. 
Our artefact for the month of July is part of a cooking pot with burnt food remains, found underwater and – no surprise - just outside the front door of the ancient crannog! What poor inattentive Iron Age chef was punished at the time for burning the family stew so badly it had to be thrown overboard??
Based on extensive food remains and related finds at the 2,500 year old Oakbank Crannog, our Gourmet Day proves that the ancient Loch-Dwellers were inventive, resourceful people who made the most of what was around them. Come along and sample a wide range of (burn-free) tasters throughout the day. T:  01887 830583

21 Jul 17
Jono - Gigs at The Old Mill Inn
Friday 21st 9PM 
The Old Mill Inn, Mill Lane, Pitlochry PH16 5BH 
Jono is a solo singer/songwriter from Glasgow and has been compared to artists like Kelly Jones, Jeff Buckley, Jason Mraz and James Morrison. FREE Admission T: 01796 474 020

21 Jul 17
Killiecrankie Rocks!
Friday 21st July 2-3.30pm
Killiecrankie Rocks!
Killiecrankie Visitor Centre
What fascinating fossils will you discover in the geology of Killiecrankie gorge? Join the rangers and learn about how crystals are formed and have explosive fun making your own miniature volcano! Suitable for children 5-12 years.  Children £3; accompanying adults free

22 Jul 17
Red Pine Timber Co at the Old Mill Inn
Saturday 22nd 9PM
Red Pine Timber Co.
The Old Mill Inn, Mill Lane, Pitlochry PH16 5BH 
Old Mill favourites playing a mix of Americana & Country influenced originals. FREE Admission T: 01796 474 020

23 Jul 17
Blair Atholl Summer Market
Sunday, July 23rd 2017 
Blair Atholl Summer Market
Blair Atholl Village Hall, Main Road, Blair Atholl, Perthshire PH18 5SG
The annual summer market features over 20 stalls located inside and outside the Blair Atholl village hall. Stallholders offer a range of food, craft items and plants, providing a great summer shopping opportunity. Refreshments and a tombola are added attractions. The market is open from noon to 3.00pm. Entry is free and local parking is available.  Presented by the Blair Atholl Area Tourism Association - For further details:- Peter Barr 07969 155005 

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:

25 Jul 17
Ruined Village of Lawers Walk
On Tuesday 25th July from 10am to 12noon
Ruined Village of Lawers Walk
Loch Tay
A stroll to the ruined village of Lawers on Loch Tay shore, to explore the old mills,  the old kirk, and the laird’s house from where the Lady of Lawers prophesied the fall of the Cambells of Breadalbane!  For more details contact Neil Hooper– email or phone 01887 830474.

26 Jul 17
Slime, Webs and Brilliant Bugs
Wednesday 26th July- 10.30am- 12noon
Slime, Webs and Brilliant Bugs
Hermitage near Dunkeld   
Hunt in the woods for the smallest residents of the Hermitage. What will you find hidden in the undergrowth? Bug boxes provided. Suitable for children 5-12 years. Children £3; accompanying adults free

28 Jul 17
Gavin Munro
Friday 28th 9PM
Gavin Munro
The Old Mill Inn, Mill Lane, Pitlochry PH16 5BH 
A special acoustic set from Gavin Munro of Red Pine Timber Co. FREE Admission T: 01796 474 020

29 Jul 17
Dun Geal a monumental homestead walk
Sat 29th July from 10.30am to 1pm, 
Dun Geal a monumental homestead walk
East of Fortingall village.
we are climbing to Dun Geal, a monumental homestead above Balnacraig, East of Fortingall village. This walk has been very popular on previous occasions. For more details contact Neil Hooper– email or phone 01887 830474.

29 Jul 17
Howling Radio
Saturday 29th 9PM
Howling Radio
The Old Mill Inn, Mill Lane, Pitlochry PH16 5BH 
Glasgow’s southside music collective, playing uplifting & original versions of classic 60’s/70’s songs.. Clapton, Hendrix, Elvis, Wilson Pickett, Creedence & many more... FREE Admission T: 01796 474 020

29 Jul 17 - 30 Jul 17
Soldiers of Killiecrankie, Killiecrankie
Saturday & Sunday 29th, 30th
July 2016 11am to 5pm
Soldiers of Killiecrankie, Killiecrankie Battlefield PH16 5LG
Commemorating the Battle of Killiecrankie 27th July 1689. Saturday and Sunday gates open at 11am close 5pm, where you will meet Bonnie Dundee’s Cavalry, Government, Jacobite troops and a a Living History Camp, 17th century Piping, Battlefield Tours (+£1 for the tour), Jacobite Story telling, stalls, and a number of children focused events and activities. Saturday night family Ceilidh on the Battlefield (£7 per adult) and many other events. Admission:- Free Car Parking. Adults £6, Concessions £5, Children up to 16yrs £3 – 2 days discounted tickets also available. Tel: 01796 473335 Buy your tickets in advance by going to


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