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Highland Perthshire & Pitlochry Events

Events In and Around Highland Perthshire

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Pitlochry Festival Theatre

Located in Pitlochry and founded in 1951, the Pitlochry Festival Theatre is one of the finest attractions in the local area. Known as 'Scotland's Theatre in the Hills' - Pitlochry Theatre shows a wide selection of plays ranging from farce and comedy to tragedy, catering for appreciative audiences which return every year to enjoy this theatre's special strengths.

Welcome to the 2015 Summer Season at the Theatre in the Hills! From Sondheim to Somerset Maugham, Ayckbourn to Wilde and David Greig to Alan Bennett, the 2015 season showcases the work of some of the finest ever creators of theatre! Once again the Pitlochry Festival Theatre has pulled together six fantastic shows for your enjoyment, creating yet another exciting, engaging and entertaining season.

The 2015 Summer line up of six shows (Stay Six Days, See Six Plays) is headlined by the wonderful Stephen Sondheim musical “A Little Night Music” along with the following five equally spectacular productions: The Importance of Being Earnest, Improbable Fiction, Home and Beauty, Pyrenees and The Lady in the Van.

In addition to the six shows, there will be the usual Summer season events of Sunday Concerts, Active Arts Workshops, Master Classes, Tours and Talks!

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Etape Caledonia, Sunday 8th May 2016

Over 5000 cyclists are expected to descend upon Pitlochry when Perthshire's only closed-road cycle challenge - the Etape Caledonia comes to town. The 81-mile course will start and finish in Pitlochry, winding around Loch Rannoch and Loch Tummel, with a total ascent of 1,949m.

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Pitlochry Enchanted Forest 2016

The Pitlochry Enchanted Forest, the renowned outdoor sound and light show, set to delight the senses once more when it returns to the Faskally Woods on 30th September 2016 to 30th October 2016.  The 2015 event was a record breaker with over 60,000 people visiting the woods   For more details please visit the Enchanted Forest website

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Perthshire Amber Festival

Packed with concerts, open mic, workshops, talks and music sessions... day and night. There are some daytime events programmed during the week but most are in the evenings giving you the chance to get out and about, experiencing all the wonderful things Perthshire has to offer.

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Pitlochry Highland Games

A traditional Highland Games with competitors coming from all over Scotland and further afield to participate. A fantastic entertaining sporting event, the Pitlochry Highland Games takes place on Saturday 10th September 2016 at the Recreation Ground venue in Pitlochry, Perthshire.

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New Years Day Street Party

1st January 2017 - Pitlochry has a New Years Day street ceilidh, outside of Fishers Hotel in the centre of town. Everyone is welcome to this friendly shindig, bringing locals and visitors together for a ceilidh in the street on the first day of 2017.

Place: Atholl Road, Pitlochry Time: 1pm-4pm Cost: Free

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The Highland Open Tournament

Once described as "the Switzerland of Scotland", Pitlochry Golf Course offers the visitors to the course the chance to play one of Perthshire's most scenic and visually appealing layouts.  Juniors, Ladies & competitions throughout June, July & August respectively.

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Blair Castle International Horse Trials 2016

25th August 2016 to 28th August 2016
Blair Castle International Horse Trials and Country Fair is Scotland's leading equestrian event, running over four days in August each year and attracting in excess of 40,000 visitors. Olympic medalists compete alongside amateurs in the four International event classes.

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Thunder in the Glens Rally

26th August 2016 - 29th August 2016
The annual Dunedin Chapter gathering of the Harley Davidson Owners Group. Over 3000 Harley Davidson motorcycles arrive in the highland town of Aviemore for a weekend of riding and relaxing.

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Pitlochry Highland Night

Every Monday from 7.45pm - May to September 2016 - Presented by the Vale of Atholl Pipe Band, Highland Night is an evening of traditional entertainment, full of Scottish Music and Dance. An outdoor production that is performed weekly during the summer months by local artists.

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Colin McRae Forest Stages Car Rally 2016

The Colin McRae Forest Stages rally usually starts and finishes in the town of Aberfeldy using the Breadalbane Community Campus for its Headquarters each year in October. See website for more details: