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4 Star Self Catering Holiday Lodges
for Couples in the Highlands of Scotland

qualitylogoswalkers  cyclists  angling

4 Star Self Catering Holiday Lodges for Couples in the Highlands of Scotland

 

 

 

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Annual Events in 2017

 

Date Event Details Venue & Contact
  Outdoor Activity Events  
Tuesday 25th April. Bob MacGregor Memorial Road Run   - 180 miles of Highland Perthshire roads.   Pre-1975 motorcycles preferred.   Contact premington2 @gmail.com McLaren Hall, Killin
Saturday 6th May (13:00). 29th Stuc a’ Chroin 5000:   Category A Long Hill Race (distance 20 km; climb 1500 m). Strathyre
Saturday 3rd (09:00) - Sunday 4th June (15:00). Bob MacGregor Memorial 2-Day   Motorcycle Trial. Kinnell Estate, Killin
Sunday 11th June (09:00). 6th Strathearn Marathon. Cultybraggan Camp, Comrie
Wednesday 14th June (19:30). Ben Sheann: short hill race   (distance 3.4 km; climb 380 m). Date   to be confirmed. Strathyre
Saturday 1st July (11:00). Ben Ledi Hill Race (distance 10   km; climb 750 m). Strathyre Forest Holidays
Saturday 8th July. 2017 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 26th August (12:00). Tay Fitness Killin 10K - open to   all (walk, jog or run) charity event.   www.killin10k.co.uk Dochart Bridge, Killin
Saturday 2nd September. Highland Perthshire Marathon and   Half-Marathon – run or cycle.   www.highlandperthshiremarathon.co.uk Wade's Park, Aberfeldy
Saturday 9th September (09:00). Open Water Swim: Loch Earn   end-to-end (~10 km).  
Saturday 7th October. National Trust for Scotland Hill   Race - Meall nan Tarmachan (distance 9.5 km; climb 700 m). Dan Watson (01567-820404)
Saturday 7th to Saturday 14th October. Drovers' Tryst Walking Festival:   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 1st July (08:00). Lochearnhead Shears   International Sheep-shearing Competition. Games Park, Lochearnhead.
Wednesday 5th July (17:30 - 21:30). Kenmore Highland Games. Sports Field, Kenmore
Tuesday 18th July (10:45). Inveraray Highland Games &   World Caber Championships. Castle Grounds, Inveraray
Saturday 22nd July (12:00 - 17:00). Balquhidder, Lochearnhead &   Strathyre Highland Games. Games Park, Lochearnhead
Wednesday 2nd August (13:00). Killin Highland Games. Breadalbane Park, Killin
Saturday 12th August (09:30). Atholl & Breadalbane   Agricultural Show & Highland Gathering. Wade's Park, Aberfeldy
Sunday 13th August (10:00 - 17:00). Perth Highland Games. North Inch, Perth
Saturday 19th August (10:30). Killin Agricultural Show. Breadalbane Park, Killin
Sunday 20th August (10:30). Crieff Highland Gathering. Market Park, Crieff
Thursday 24th August (10:30 - 16:30). Argyllshire Gathering (Oban). Mossfield Park, Oban
     
  Activities for Children  
Tuesdays 4th & 18th July and 1st & 15th August (10:30 - 12:30). Mini-beasts of the mountain   (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 26th (19:00) to Sunday 28th May. 5th Strathyre Music Festival:   www.balvaig.co.uk Strathyre
Friday 16th to Sunday 18th June. Killin Music Festival '17. McLaren Hall, Killin
Friday 29th September to Sunday 1st October. 12th Callander Jazz & Blues   Festival. Callander and area
     
  Food & Drink Events  
Friday 26th - Sunday 28th May. Mhor Festival: food and drink,   music, theatre, arts and dance. Monachyle Mhor Farm, Balquhidder
     
  Arts & Cultural Events  
Saturday 10th to Sunday 18th June. Forth Valley Art Beat - a   celebration of talent and individual inspiration. Over 140 artists at 80 different locations.  
Friday 9th & Saturday 10th June. Perthshire and Angus Provincial   Mod (Mòd Ionadail Shiorrachd Pheairt agus Aonghais). Breadalbane Community Campus,   Aberfeldy
Saturday 2nd to Sunday 10th September. Perthshire Open Studios -   artists and makers throughout Perthshire welcome you to their workshops &   studios.  
     
  National Trust for Scotland Walks & Talks  
  Walks commence at the Ben Lawers   National Nature Reserve car park unless otherwise stated. For further information telephone   01567-820988 or email benlawers @nts.org.uk  
Friday 23rd 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
Tuesday 4th July (10:30 - 12:30). Mini-beasts of the mountain   (adults must be accompanied by a child and vice versa). Ben Lawers NNR car park
Wednesday 12th July (13:30 - 16:30). Butterflies and moths of the   mountain. Booking advisable. Ben Lawers NNR car park
Friday 14th July (09:00 - 17:00). Mountain flowers - an 8-hour   high-level guided walk.  Booking essential. Ben Lawers NNR car park
Tuesday 18th July (10:30 - 12:30). Mini-beasts of the mountain   (adults must be accompanied by a child and vice versa). Ben Lawers NNR car park
Friday 21st July (09:00 - 17:00). Mountain flowers - an 8-hour   high-level guided walk.  Booking essential. Ben Lawers NNR car park
Friday 21st and / or Saturday 22nd July. Moth night and / or   morning. See rangers set harmless moth   traps and check the catch in the morning. Ben Lawers NNR car park
Wednesday 26th July (13:30 - 16:00). Flora and fauna of the   hillside. Booking advisable. Ben Lawers NNR car park
Friday 28th July (09:00 - 17:00). Mountain flowers - an 8-hour   high-level guided walk.  Booking essential. Ben Lawers NNR car park
Tuesday 1st August (10:30 - 12:30). Mini-beasts of the mountain   (adults must be accompanied by a child and vice versa). Ben Lawers NNR car park
Wednesday 9th August (13.30 - 16:00). Hillside safari - a 2½ hour   walk. Booking advisable. Ben Lawers NNR car park
Friday 11th 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 15th August (10:30 - 12:30). Mini-beasts of the mountain   (adults must be accompanied by a child and vice versa). Ben Lawers NNR car park
Friday 18th August (09:30 - 17:00). An introduction to   identification of grasses, sedges and rushes.  Booking essential. Ben Lawers NNR car park
Wednesday 23rd August (13:30 - 16:00). Flora and fauna of the   hillside. Booking advisable. Ben Lawers NNR car park
Wednesday 30th August (10:00). Bheinn Ghlas & Ben   Lawers. Walk 2 of the most popular   peaks of the Lawers range with a qualified mountain guide and wildlife   expert. 5 - 6 hours duration. Booking essential. Ben Lawers NNR car park
     
  Talks take place during July and   August at the National Trust for Scotland Ranger Base, 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 16th April (10:30 - 16:30). Easter Eggstravaganza: cook   pancakes, bake bread rolls and churn butter.  
Sunday 30th April (10:30 - 16:30). BELTANE! - Celtic Spring   Celebration. Storytelling, ceremonial   fire and demonstrations. Bring   blossoms to make flower garlands.  
Sunday 28th May (10:30 - 16:30). Iron Age Ingenuity: hands-on   ancient skills including bronze casting and wood turning.  
Wednesday 21st June (evening event). Midsummer Music Festival:   booking essential.  
Thursday 20th July (10:30 – 16:30). Iron Age Gourmet Day: fabulous   down-to-earth nutritious food, as prepared by our ancestors.  
Sunday 6th August (10:30 - 16:30). Iron Age Artisan Village: Celts,   crannogs and crafts.  
Sunday 27th August (10:30 - 16:30). Summer Harvest Festival: ancient   ploughing, seed sowing & bread baking in Iron Age clay ovens.  
Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th September (10.30 - 16.30). Ways with Wood: The Turnery Prize - Wood-turning and   carving demonstrations by experts from throughout the country.  
Sunday 15th October (10:30 - 16:30). Fun with Fruit and Fungi: a   celebration of seasonal fare including tasters of fungi, hazelnuts, soups and   stews.  
Tuesday 31st October (19:00 - 21:00). Spooks and Sacrifices - Celtic   Samhain Festival Night: fire juggling, sacrificial wicker ram burn, apple   ducking, storytelling & much more, all lit by flaming torches.  
     
  Christmas / New Year  
Sunday 31st December (23:45). Killin New Year Firework   Display. Falls of Dochart, Killin
Sunday 31st December (23:45). Comrie Hogmanay Flambeaux:   unique midnight torchlight procession; pipe band. Melville Square, Comrie