Perth and Kinross Events

The city hosts a wide variety of events across the year – we look forward to welcoming you to Perth!

Dec
11
Tue
2018
Rowan Consultancy: Management Today @ Rowan Consultancy, Perth
Dec 11 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Rowan Consultancy: Management Today @ Rowan Consultancy, Perth | Scotland | United Kingdom

Would you like some training in managing people?

Do you want to know how to delegate, how to choose the appropriate management style, and how to handle change?

This 1.5 day practical, experiential workshop focusses on the people skills needed by managers.  Management Today is for both experienced managers who haven’t received much management training as well as those new to the management role.

For further details or to sign up, visit the website http://www.rowan-consultancy.co.uk/Training/management_today.htm or call Rowan Consultancy on 01738 562005.

Top of the World to the Bottom World-Renowned Mountaineer to Speak in Perth @ Perth Concert Hall
Dec 11 @ 7:30 pm
Top of the World to the Bottom  World-Renowned Mountaineer to Speak in Perth @ Perth Concert Hall | Scotland | United Kingdom

Thirty years ago Stephen Venables made history with a new route up Mt Everest, being the first to summit via the gigantic Kangshung Face. And, remarkably, he did it all without supplementary oxygen.

But anxious not to rest on his laurels, Stephen has since turned his attention to the bottom of the world and the icy mountains of the Antarctic Circle, where he has climbed peaks that are just as testing as the loftiest on Earth.

Now he’s sharing these icy exploits at a Royal Scottish Geographical Society (RSGS) Inspiring People talk in Perth.

During the talk, Stephen will recount his marvellous career to date – the highs of climbing Everest, and his new focus on the summits of the south: sailing, skiing, and making first ascents on the remote mountains of Tierra del Fuego, the Antarctic Peninsula and South Georgia.

And his stories will be right up to date as he has just returned to Scotland after a large-scale expedition to South Georgia:

“It’s a magical island in the vastness of the Southern Ocean. And we approached it by sea as a stunning Pelagic Australis raged overhead.”

But, having recently made home in the Scottish capital, Stephen is becoming increasingly unsure whether such long-range trips are really that necessary:

“Now that I live in Edinburgh and have all the glory of the Highlands right on my own doorstep, I must confess to niggling doubts about the value of these big trips”

Mike Robinson, Chief Executive of the RSGS commented:

“The RSGS has played host to many of the great mountaineers of the past 100 years – Eric Shipton, Edmund Hillary and George Mallory to modern-day greats such as Chris Bonington and Leo Holding. It’s a great privilege, therefore, to be once again hosting Stephen in our talks programme and continuing this enviable tradition.

“I hope Stephen’s talk inspires those in attendance to get outside and conquer their own unclimbed summits, however big or small.”

Stephen added: “I always enjoy my speaking tours with the RSGS and will enjoy this one even more, now that it is so close to home”.

For tickets call Horsecross box office 01738 621031

For more information see the RSGS website (www.rsgs.org), RSGS social media, or contact the RSGS Communications Officer using the details supplied below.

Dec
12
Wed
2018
The Black Watch Museum: Mud, blood and bandages @ The Black Watch Castle and Museum
Dec 12 @ 1:30 pm
The Black Watch Museum: Mud, blood and bandages @ The Black Watch Castle and Museum | Scotland | United Kingdom

This lecture looks at how the Royal Army Medical Corps coped with conditions on the Western Front and their tactics for treating and evacuating the wounded.

 £8 non-members, £6 friends. Call 01738 638152 to book.

Jan
9
Wed
2019
The Black Watch Museum: In their own words @ The Black Watch Castle and Museum
Jan 9 @ 6:30 pm
The Black Watch Museum: In their own words @ The Black Watch Castle and Museum | Scotland | United Kingdom

An illustrated talk which explores a remarkable collection of unpublished letters from 11th November 1918.

Your evening will begin with a drinks reception at 6.30pm with the lecture commencing at 7.00pm.

£10 non-members, £8 friends. Call 01738 638152 to book.

Jan
10
Thu
2019
Gordon Buchanan: Animal Families & Me @ Perth Concert Hall and Perth Theatre - Horsecross
Jan 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Gordon Buchanan: Animal Families & Me @ Perth Concert Hall and Perth Theatre - Horsecross | Scotland | United Kingdom

“Animal Families and Me” promises a unique opportunity to hear personal recollections of Gordon’s globetrotting travels, as he delves into his world of weird, wild and wonderful wildlife – all, of course, illustrated with his own film footage and photography. With a reputation for relishing dangerous and tough assignments, Gordon’s tales of challenging expeditions make for a thrilling evening not to be missed.

This talk is being generously sponsored by J&H Mitchell Solicitors and Estate Agents.

Jan
22
Tue
2019
The Black Watch Museum: How to trace a soldier @ The Black Watch Castle and Museum
Jan 22 @ 1:30 pm
The Black Watch Museum: How to trace a soldier @ The Black Watch Castle and Museum | Scotland | United Kingdom

An introductory talk for those who would like to find out more about how to trace their military ancestors.

£8 non-members, £6 friends. Call 01738 638152 to book.

Pete Ritchie: Who Wants to Live in a Good Food Nation (PERTH) @ Salutation Hotel
Jan 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Pete Ritchie: Who Wants to Live in a Good Food Nation (PERTH) @ Salutation Hotel

The Scottish Government has set out an ambition to become a Good Food Nation – one in which everybody can take pride, pleasure and benefit from their food. In this talk, the Executive Director of Nourish Scotland explores what it means to be a Good Food Nation, and outlines some of the challenges Scotland will face in getting there.

Jan
26
Sat
2019
The Black Watch Museum: Museum Explorer’s Club @ The Black Watch Castle and Museum
Jan 26 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
The Black Watch Museum: Museum Explorer’s Club @ The Black Watch Castle and Museum | Scotland | United Kingdom

Roads and Bridges

Explore the early history of The Black Watch as we discover how General George Wade opened up the Highlands with his famous network of roads. Follow in Wade’s footsteps as we have a go at making our own bridges and roads to cross some tricky terrain.

£5 per child (drink, snack and Museum Explorer’s polo shirt included) or free with Museum family annual pass.
Ages 7-12. Reservation required, call 01738 638152.

Feb
6
Wed
2019
The Black Watch: The first battle of the Atlantic @ The Black Watch Castle and Museum
Feb 6 @ 6:30 pm
The Black Watch: The first battle of the Atlantic @ The Black Watch Castle and Museum | Scotland | United Kingdom

A talk about the Atlantic U-Boat campaign of WW1 and the prolonged naval conflict between German submarines and the Allied convoys in Atlantic waters.

Your evening will begin with a drinks reception at 6.30pm with the lecture commencing at 7.00pm.

£10 non-members, £8 friends. Call 01738 638152 to book.

Feb
12
Tue
2019
Catherine Gemmell: STOP the Plastic Tide (PERTH) @ Salutation Hotel
Feb 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Catherine Gemmell: STOP the Plastic Tide (PERTH) @ Salutation Hotel | Scotland | United Kingdom

As an officer of the Marine Conservation Society, Catherine shares her love for Scotland’s seas and shores, and her passion for stopping the plastic tide! From volunteers on the ground to pilots in the air, Catherine explores what is being done to tackle a global crisis in single-use plastics. Come along to find out what you can do to give our seas the protection they deserve.

This talk is being generously sponsored by Zero Waste Perth.