The Pics of Perthshire

The Pics of Perthshire

The Pics of Perthshire

It’s no secret that Perthshire is a truly stunning part of Scotland. With towering Munros, beautiful lochs and forgotten history, there is an endless amount of stunning locations across the county. With so much to offer, sometimes is hard to show off all the amazing places Perthshire has to offer.

So this month, we have teamed up with some of Scotlands best amateur photographers and asked them to share with us their favourite spots from around the region. We have asked them what Perthshire means to them, and to share it with us through their camera lens.

Each week this month, our Instagram account will be taken over by a different photographer, which will show us their ‘Pics of Perthshire’! Take a look below and find out about some of the brilliant photographers we are working with this month. Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram to keep up with all the brilliant Pics of Perthshire!

Our Guest Photographers

 

Destinos Distantes

9 -13th April

This brillant page is ran by Steph and Alicia, part time student/part time workers/part time travellers.
Their story is simple, two passionate travellers who met and live in sunny Scotland that balance ‘real’ life with ‘dream’ life. 
When they aren’t off to distant places, these girls love to discover home which is either on the beaches of Spain or in the forests of Scotland. Want to see more brilliant photos of their adventures? Take a look at their Instagram page here.

Chris Knight

16 – 20th April

 

Chris is an avid amateur photographer from Perth. He is passionate about capturing the inspiring natural beauty of Scotland and its hidden gems. Take a look at his Instagram page here.

 

Questions of Light Photography

23 -27th April

 

Questions Of Light Photography presents photography from macro to landscape concentrating on the effect of light in different ways on the world around us. Take a look at their Facebook page here.

 

To see all of these amazing artist’s pictures from around Perthshire, make sure you follow our Instagram page!

Lorne Snaps Up Award – Perthshire Photographer Honoured By RSGS

Lorne Snaps Up Award – Perthshire Photographer Honoured By RSGS

On Tuesday night, the RSGS was delighted to present nature photographer, Lorne Gill with a prestigious Honorary Fellowship of the Society. The award was bestowed for his inspirational work in promoting the best of Scotland’s landscapes and wildlife, and for his support of both the RSGS and the next generation of photographers.

Though some may not recognise the name, most will have come across Lorne’s work on the covers of a raft of publications across Scotland and the wider world. For the past 26 years, Lorne has been the staff photographer for Scottish Natural Heritage, producing breath-taking images of Scotland’s diverse landscapes, flora and fauna in support of their influential work.

Over the course of his career, Lorne’s exquisite images have received many prestigious awards, accolades and commendations in competitions such as Wildlife Photographer of the Year, the British Photography Awards and the European Photographer of the Year.

In addition, Lorne has spent countless hours co-ordinating the Scottish Nature Photography Fair, a competition which celebrates the best of Scotland’s natural history and, importantly, the next generation of photographic talent – something which he is very keen to endorse in order to encourage more young people to take pictures, get outside and engage with the physical environment.

In terms of the RSGS, Lorne has greatly assisted the Society in recent years, volunteering his work on several occasions for use in the in-house Geographer magazine. He has also organised two beautiful exhibitions at the Society’s Fair Maid’s House Visitor Centre which were well-received and well-attended by locals and visitors alike.

Reflecting on the Honorary Fellowship, Lorne said: “I’m delighted to have been awarded an Honorary Fellowship, and flattered to be in such esteemed company as those that have been recognised before.”

Chief Executive Mike Robinson said:  “Lorne has done much to promote Scotland’s most iconic and beautiful places, a contribution which has helped further understanding of the country’s natural heritage, its vibrant communities of plants and animals, and what the future might hold for its wild spaces. We are delighted to welcome Lorne as our latest Honorary Fellow, and look very much forward to continue working with him in the years to come.”

Lorne joins an illustrious list of Honorary Fellows of the RSGS including famed photographers Brad Washburn, Doug Allan and Yann Arthus-Bertrand. Explorers, scientists and communicators such as Sir Ernest Shackleton, Sir David Attenborough, Lindsey Hilsum and Paralympic gold-medallist and adventurer Karen Darke also share this honour.

Dog Friendly Perth: Four-Legged Friends Welcome!

Dog Friendly Perth: Four-Legged Friends Welcome!

For as long as I can remember dogs have been a big part of our family.  The first dogs we had were two Dobermans, later on followed collies, a dachshund and now Baxter our Lhasa Apso.  As all dog lovers will understand dogs are a massive part of the family and it’s great being able to include them in more than just a walk in the park.

For nearly four years I’ve been blessed with having my little sidekick Baxter the Lhasa Apso.  From the beginning he became a huge part of the family.  We take him everywhere from shopping trips, nights out, road trips and holidays.  Baxter even played a very important role in our wedding as ‘Best Dog’ and came with us on our honeymoon in the campervan when we did the North Coast 500.  Everything is planned around him so he is never left alone for a long time if we can’t find a dog sitter.

When Baxter was around 6 months old I found out that a few of the cafes and pubs in town welcomed dogs. It was great as it meant we didn’t need to worry about how long we were away and Baxter loved coming with us and being fussed over by everyone he met. Over the past few years Perth has become more and more dog friendly with many shops, cafes, pubs and even hotels welcoming our four legged companions.  You are now spoiled for choice with the vast range of places you can visit with your dog.

A few years ago I set up Dog Friendly Perthshire to help inform other dog owners of all the great places that welcome dogs across Perthshire and to also benefit dog friendly businesses. Perth is quickly getting the reputation as the Dog Friendly Capital Of Scotland and it’s easy to see why with so many places welcoming dogs and genuinely enjoying them visiting their premises.  You are now able to visit Perth city centre and spend a whole day shopping and getting a bite to eat and something to drink without the worry of leaving your dog and having to rush back home to them.

Take a look at Baxter’s top 10 Dog Friendly places to visit in Perth here!

 1. Brew & Chew, High Street

Brew and Chew leads the way when it comes to dog friendly venues. Dogs are welcomed just as much if not more than their owners and you always get a big waggy tail welcome from Burach the resident sproodle! It’s the perfect place to grab a bite to eat with your four-legged companion. There is an excellent menu and lots of homemade treats to choose from. Dogs are not left out and have their own special menu of sausages, popcorn, cookies and the most popular of them all doggy cupcakes!

 

 

 

2. Rose House Coffee Shop and Florist, St John Street

 

The Rose House Coffee Shop is another fantastic addition to Perth’s dog friendly eateries offering soups, sandwiches, afternoon tea and a great selection of yummy cakes! A couple of shops down is the Rose House Florist. As well as a love of flowers Audrey and her staff have a big love of dogs which is evident across both her shops. You will often be welcomed by the resident dogs the handsome Oscar and his little sister Daisy!

 

 

 

3. Whispers Of The Past, George Street

 

Whispers Of The Past is a gem of a shop that you do not want to miss if you are doing some shopping with your four-legged pal! Specialising in new and vintage home wear, jewellery, cards, candles and much more. Dogs are always welcome and a bowl of water is available along with a biscuit or two.

 

 

4. The Green Room, Canal Street

If you are looking for a drink a bit stronger than a coffee then The Green Room is a superb dog-friendly pub. With a fantastic atmosphere, live music most nights, 3 bars, over 580 drinks to choose from and two log fires for your dog to cosy up in front of it’s no wonder that it’s so popular with dogs and their owners.

 

 

5. Alan’s Pet Shop, Kinnoull Street

Probably every dogs favourite place to visit in Perth is Alan’s Pet Shop! Alan’s first shop has now been open an impressive 35 years and with the Perth shop being in business for 8, Alan is very experienced and knowledgeable with your dogs needs. Alan’s sells everything your dog could want from dog food, jackets, leads, toys, treats and bedding. Shop dogs Macy, Kobe and Yuna are always on hand to lend a helping paw too.

 

 

6. Gringos Bar and Restaurant, Canal Street

A recent addition to Perth’s dog friendly restaurants is Gringos’! Specialising in serving delicious Mexican & South American Street food along with a well stocked bar of tequila and cocktails. Whether its food or just a couple of drinks you are after you and your dog will always get a warm welcome at Gringo’s. The owners themselves are big dog lovers and their chihuahua’s Ruffin, Pablo and the famous Gringo himself love relaxing in front of the open fire.

 

 

7. Byers & Co, George Street

Byers & Co is another fabulous dog-friendly shop owned by the talented Linda who creates bespoke beautiful jewellery with her shop assistant Nevis the Labrador on welcoming

duties. As well as selling her own jewellery Linda can rework your own jewellery, create pieces from your own design and even holds jewellery workshops. Nevis even kindly shares his biscuits with four-legged customers.

 

 

8. BLEND Coffee Lounge, High Street

Dogs and their humans are always greeted with a warm welcome in BLEND! It’s a firm favourite for dog owners who return time and time again for it’s friendly atmosphere, great coffee, cakes and for being Perth’s first ever dog friendly coffee shop! The staff always make a huge fuss of all doggies that visit.

 

 

 9. Old Ship Inn, High Street

The Old Ship Inn is a traditional pub set in the heart of Perth city centre and said to be the oldest pub in all of Perth. It’s very welcoming with the bonus of a log burner for you and your dog to cosy up in front of. With a well stocked bar and a variety of drinks it’s the perfect pub to relax with a drink or two with your four legged companion. There are always plenty of doggy biscuit treats too so your dog is never feels left.

 

 

 10. The Cherrybank Inn, Glasgow Road

The Cherrybank Inn has everything you could want from a dog friendly pub and restaurant and is hugely popular with dogs and their owners. It has an excellent reputation for bar lunches and evening meals along with a well stocked bar that provides real ale and a large selection of malt whiskys. Dogs are given their own bowl of water and provided with lots of biscuits so there are plenty of happy faces and waggy tails when you visit!

 

About the Author

This article was written by Katie at Dog Friendly Perthshire. Dog Friendly Perthshire aims to promote all the dog-friendly in the areas around the county and to Perth recognised as leading ‘dog Friendly’ city in Scotland.

To keep up to date with the latest news, reviews and day trips make sure you follow their Facebook page here!

A Lens on Life in Africa – Photographer Harry Hook Shares Stories and Images from his Adventures in Africa

A Lens on Life in Africa – Photographer Harry Hook Shares Stories and Images from his Adventures in Africa

Having spent over 40 years taking photographs in Africa it’s fair to say that Harry Hook knows a thing or two about this wonderful continent. The collection of images he has amassed is astounding: vivid, dramatic, unusual and deeply intriguing. And the stories behind the pictures are equally fascinating too, shedding remarkable and emotional perspectives on the day-to-day lives of people across Africa.

The RSGS is delighted to announce that esteemed photographer Harry Hook will be presenting a richly illustrated public lecture about his photographic adventures in Africa on Tuesday 13th March in Perth. His talk will be the last of the 2017/18 Inspiring People series in Perth.

For his lecture entitled About Africa: In Pictures, Harry will focus predominantly on the theme of migration, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. In this part of the world, millions upon millions of Africans are heading for towns and cities, leaving behind their villages, land and possessions. And in recent years, the pace of this change has been staggering.

The effects of these mass movements have been felt across Africa, promoting massive cultural and societal change. African cities now loom large and dominate people’s frame of reference, and the many distinct rural societies and tribal groupings that once predominated in the countryside are becoming lost within these urban populations.

But fortunately, these changes have not been lost on Harry. His vast body of work – which will be skilfully shared with the audience in Perth – shines a bright and fresh light on these developments, illuminating the shifting ways in which people live in Africa.

Speaking about the upcoming talk, Chief Executive Mike Robinson said: “We are very much looking forward to welcoming Harry to Perth. His talk is set to be beautifully illustrated with photographs from his collection, so it will be fascinating to discover the deeper meaning and stories behind some of his most exquisite images. This is a must for anyone with a passion for photography, travel, physical spaces or human geography.”

Harry Hook has been taking photographs since 1968. As a photographer for Getty Images his work has been published by leading newspapers and magazines around the world. Harry has also worked as an award-winning film writer, producer and director, most notably on titles such as Photographing Africa (2014), an emotional BBC4 documentary about his own career, Lord of the Flies (1990) and Silent Witness (1996).

Tickets can be bought or reserved online via the RSGS website. Tickets may also be available on the door: £10 to visitors and £8 for Tiso Outdoor Experience Cardholders. Entry is free for RSGS members, U18s and students.

The venue for the lecture is:

Salutation Hotel, 34 South Street, Perth, PH2 8PH

Year of Young People 2018

Year of Young People 2018

Scotland’s first ever Year of Young People is happening in 2018. It aims to inspire all ages through its young people (8-26) by celebrating their achievements, valuing their contributions to communities and creating new opportunities for them to shine on a local and global stage.

Young people are at the heart of designing, developing and deciding what they want the year to be. The Scottish Government is working with youth partners and the events and tourism sector to deliver activities and experiences for communities across Scotland to enjoy and discover more about our amazing young people.

#YOYP

DiverseCiTay Festival – Saturday 23rd June 2018

 

We’ve got a diverse and talented bunch of young people in Perth, and they’re keen to share their skills and creative passions with you. On the streets and in the parks there will be performances to delight and amaze, and plenty of chances to join in.Whether it’s music, drama, art, or sport, there will be something for you to see and do.

Visit the young entrepreneurs market to buy from the next generation of budding business people.

Perth Theatre will showcase youth dance, theatre and drama and Perth Museum and Art Gallery will highlight issues that are important to young people.

The Two Inch Carnival – ( the shortest carnival in the world)–  features floats designed around the theme of diversity which will be developed by our young makers and creatives. The carnival also offers street performances, including Indian dance groups, Samba, pipes and drums, and other music and arts forms.

We round the event off with a special evening concert, then it’s on to the after-party events with options for over and under 18s.

 

More details to be announced soon

What’s On

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
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Playing with Dinosaurs
Playing with Dinosaurs @ Perth Museum and Art Gallery
Mar 17 – Jun 24 all-day
Playing with Dinosaurs @ Perth Museum and Art Gallery
‘Playing with Dinosaurs’ is a family fun-filled, interactive gallery which takes you on a journey to discover and play with Dinosaurs. With fun games and activities you will become an explorer uncovering fossils, bones and[...]
Museum Easter Egg Hunt 9:30 am
Museum Easter Egg Hunt @ The Black Watch Castle & Museum
Apr 1 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Museum Easter Egg Hunt @ The Black Watch Castle & Museum
The Easter Bunny has been busy hiding Easter Eggs all around the Museum’s galleries. Can you help us find them all? All ages welcome | drop-in family event | Free with Museum Entry.
Museum Easter Egg Hunt 9:30 am
Museum Easter Egg Hunt
Apr 1 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Museum Easter Egg Hunt
The Easter Bunny has been busy hiding Easter Eggs all around the Museum’s galleries. Can you help us find them all? All ages welcome | drop-in family event | Free with Museum Entry.
Nae Limits: Adrenalin Shot Canyoning (12yrs+) 9:30 am
Nae Limits: Adrenalin Shot Canyoning (12yrs+) @ Nae Limits Centre
Apr 1 @ 9:30 am
Nae Limits: Adrenalin Shot Canyoning (12yrs+) @ Nae Limits Centre
Nae Limits Adrenalin Shot Canyoning trip allows you to explore one of Scotland’s most beautiful canyons – The Falls of Bruar, with lots of cliff jumping, natural water slides and wild swimming. Canyoning is fast becoming[...]
A Celtic Spring – The Crannog Comes to Life! 10:00 am
A Celtic Spring – The Crannog Comes to Life! @ The Scottish Crannog Centre
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
A Celtic Spring - The Crannog Comes to Life! @ The Scottish Crannog Centre
The settlement at the Scottish Crannog Centre ‘springs’ to life on Easter Sunday for a packed day of life in the Iron Age! Life inside the Crannog community is showcased at this very special opening[...]
Stay and Play – Inflateable Adventrue 12:00 pm
Stay and Play – Inflateable Adventrue @ South Inch
Apr 1 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Inflatables, stalls, hook a dug & ring the bell… Whats not to love!
Nae Limits: Adventure Tubing (10yrs+) 1:30 pm
Nae Limits: Adventure Tubing (10yrs+) @ Nae Limits Centre
Apr 1 @ 1:30 pm
Nae Limits: Adventure Tubing (10yrs+) @ Nae Limits Centre
Our White Water Tubing on the River Tummel is one of our most extreme trips and not for the faint hearted – sure to get the adrenaline pumping!
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Wee Limits Adventure Academy 12:00 am
Wee Limits Adventure Academy @ Nae Limits Activity Centre
Apr 2 @ 12:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wee Limits Adventure Academy @ Nae Limits Activity Centre
The Wee Limits Easter Holiday Programme runs from 10am – 4pm as follows; Monday is the Survival Academy with orienteering, hiking, shelter building, fire lighting and outdoor cooking. Tuesday is Ropes Academy where we will[...]
Willowgate Activity Centre: Easter Adventure Week 9:00 am
Willowgate Activity Centre: Easter Adventure Week @ Willowgate Activity Centre
Apr 2 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Easter Adventure Week £35pp per day or £145pp for 5 days.9am – 5pm Aged 7 – 15 Example Programme Monday – Kayaking, Canoeing & Aqua Zorbing Tuesday – Raft Building & Bushcraft Wednesday – Highland[...]
Museum Easter Egg Hunt 9:30 am
Museum Easter Egg Hunt @ The Black Watch Castle & Museum
Apr 2 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Museum Easter Egg Hunt @ The Black Watch Castle & Museum
The Easter Bunny has been busy hiding Easter Eggs all around the Museum’s galleries. Can you help us find them all? All ages welcome | drop-in family event | Free with Museum Entry.
Museum Easter Egg Hunt 9:30 am
Museum Easter Egg Hunt
Apr 2 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Museum Easter Egg Hunt
The Easter Bunny has been busy hiding Easter Eggs all around the Museum’s galleries. Can you help us find them all? All ages welcome | drop-in family event | Free with Museum Entry.
Nae Limits: Adventure Tubing (10yrs+) 1:30 pm
Nae Limits: Adventure Tubing (10yrs+) @ Nae Limits Centre
Apr 2 @ 1:30 pm
Nae Limits: Adventure Tubing (10yrs+) @ Nae Limits Centre
Our White Water Tubing on the River Tummel is one of our most extreme trips and not for the faint hearted – sure to get the adrenaline pumping!
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Wee Limits Adventure Academy 12:00 am
Wee Limits Adventure Academy @ Nae Limits Activity Centre
Apr 3 @ 12:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wee Limits Adventure Academy @ Nae Limits Activity Centre
The Wee Limits Easter Holiday Programme runs from 10am – 4pm as follows; Monday is the Survival Academy with orienteering, hiking, shelter building, fire lighting and outdoor cooking. Tuesday is Ropes Academy where we will[...]
Museum Easter Egg Hunt 9:30 am
Museum Easter Egg Hunt @ The Black Watch Castle & Museum
Apr 3 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Museum Easter Egg Hunt @ The Black Watch Castle & Museum
The Easter Bunny has been busy hiding Easter Eggs all around the Museum’s galleries. Can you help us find them all? All ages welcome | drop-in family event | Free with Museum Entry.
Museum Easter Egg Hunt 9:30 am
Museum Easter Egg Hunt
Apr 3 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Museum Easter Egg Hunt
The Easter Bunny has been busy hiding Easter Eggs all around the Museum’s galleries. Can you help us find them all? All ages welcome | drop-in family event | Free with Museum Entry.
Nae Limits: Adrenalin Shot Canyoning (12yrs+) 9:30 am
Nae Limits: Adrenalin Shot Canyoning (12yrs+) @ Nae Limits Centre
Apr 3 @ 9:30 am
Nae Limits: Adrenalin Shot Canyoning (12yrs+) @ Nae Limits Centre
Nae Limits Adrenalin Shot Canyoning trip allows you to explore one of Scotland’s most beautiful canyons – The Falls of Bruar, with lots of cliff jumping, natural water slides and wild swimming. Canyoning is fast becoming[...]
Wee Adventures: Rock Climbing and Abseiling 9:30 am
Wee Adventures: Rock Climbing and Abseiling @ Weem Wood
Apr 3 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Wee Adventures: Rock Climbing and Abseiling @ Weem Wood
Fill the Easter Holidays with outdoor adventures! Discover a world of pirate canoes, tree slinkys, tasty bush donuts, dens, forest games and sky hook ducks. Make new friends. Run, climb, dangle, hang, flip, splash, paddle,[...]
Art of War: Beautiful Broadswords 11:00 am
Art of War: Beautiful Broadswords @ The Black Watch Castle & Museum
Apr 3 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Art of War: Beautiful Broadswords @ The Black Watch Castle & Museum
Broadswords were the weapons of choice for highland warriors, they were also beautiful works of art. Have a look at some of our stunning swords before trying your hand at making one of your own.[...]
Nae Limits: Adventure Tubing (10yrs+) 1:30 pm
Nae Limits: Adventure Tubing (10yrs+) @ Nae Limits Centre
Apr 3 @ 1:30 pm
Nae Limits: Adventure Tubing (10yrs+) @ Nae Limits Centre
Our White Water Tubing on the River Tummel is one of our most extreme trips and not for the faint hearted – sure to get the adrenaline pumping!
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Wee Limits Adventure Academy 12:00 am
Wee Limits Adventure Academy @ Nae Limits Activity Centre
Apr 4 @ 12:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wee Limits Adventure Academy @ Nae Limits Activity Centre
The Wee Limits Easter Holiday Programme runs from 10am – 4pm as follows; Monday is the Survival Academy with orienteering, hiking, shelter building, fire lighting and outdoor cooking. Tuesday is Ropes Academy where we will[...]
Museum Easter Egg Hunt 9:30 am
Museum Easter Egg Hunt @ The Black Watch Castle & Museum
Apr 4 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Museum Easter Egg Hunt @ The Black Watch Castle & Museum
The Easter Bunny has been busy hiding Easter Eggs all around the Museum’s galleries. Can you help us find them all? All ages welcome | drop-in family event | Free with Museum Entry.
Museum Easter Egg Hunt 9:30 am
Museum Easter Egg Hunt
Apr 4 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Museum Easter Egg Hunt
The Easter Bunny has been busy hiding Easter Eggs all around the Museum’s galleries. Can you help us find them all? All ages welcome | drop-in family event | Free with Museum Entry.
Wee Adventures: Forest Fun 9:30 am
Wee Adventures: Forest Fun @ Weem Woods
Apr 4 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Wee Adventures: Forest Fun @ Weem Woods
Fill the Easter Holidays with outdoor adventures! Discover a world of pirate canoes, tree slinkys, tasty bush donuts, dens, forest games and sky hook ducks. Make new friends. Run, climb, dangle, hang, flip, splash, paddle,[...]
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Museum Easter Egg Hunt 9:30 am
Museum Easter Egg Hunt @ The Black Watch Castle & Museum
Apr 5 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Museum Easter Egg Hunt @ The Black Watch Castle & Museum
The Easter Bunny has been busy hiding Easter Eggs all around the Museum’s galleries. Can you help us find them all? All ages welcome | drop-in family event | Free with Museum Entry.
Museum Easter Egg Hunt 9:30 am
Museum Easter Egg Hunt
Apr 5 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Museum Easter Egg Hunt
The Easter Bunny has been busy hiding Easter Eggs all around the Museum’s galleries. Can you help us find them all? All ages welcome | drop-in family event | Free with Museum Entry.
Wee Adventures: Tree Climbing 9:30 am
Wee Adventures: Tree Climbing @ Weem Woods
Apr 5 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Wee Adventures: Tree Climbing @ Weem Woods
Fill the Easter Holidays with outdoor adventures! Discover a world of pirate canoes, tree slinkys, tasty bush donuts, dens, forest games and sky hook ducks. Make new friends. Run, climb, dangle, hang, flip, splash, paddle,[...]
Art of War: Children’s Illustration Masterclass 1:30 pm
Art of War: Children’s Illustration Masterclass @ The Black Watch Castle & Museum
Apr 5 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Art of War: Children’s Illustration Masterclass @ The Black Watch Castle & Museum
Join local artist Sylvia Troon for an exciting drawing masterclass. Learn some handy tips and techniques to help you create imaginative sketches which will bring a story to life £8 per child | Ages 7-12[...]
Space Ape 2:00 pm
Space Ape @ Perth Theatre
Apr 5 @ 2:00 pm
Space Ape @ Perth Theatre
Space Ape is a new science fiction storytelling performance for children aged 7+ that will take young audiences on a journey through art, science, and philosophy, and on a mission with a very special Ape.[...]
Space Ape 7:00 pm
Space Ape @ Perth Theatre
Apr 5 @ 7:00 pm
Space Ape @ Perth Theatre
Space Ape is a new science fiction storytelling performance for children aged 7+ that will take young audiences on a journey through art, science, and philosophy, and on a mission with a very special Ape.[...]
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Museum Easter Egg Hunt 9:30 am
Museum Easter Egg Hunt @ The Black Watch Castle & Museum
Apr 6 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Museum Easter Egg Hunt @ The Black Watch Castle & Museum
The Easter Bunny has been busy hiding Easter Eggs all around the Museum’s galleries. Can you help us find them all? All ages welcome | drop-in family event | Free with Museum Entry.
Museum Easter Egg Hunt 9:30 am
Museum Easter Egg Hunt
Apr 6 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Museum Easter Egg Hunt
The Easter Bunny has been busy hiding Easter Eggs all around the Museum’s galleries. Can you help us find them all? All ages welcome | drop-in family event | Free with Museum Entry.
Nae Limits: River Tay Rafting (6yrs+) 9:30 am
Nae Limits: River Tay Rafting (6yrs+) @ Nae Limits Centre
Apr 6 @ 9:30 am
Nae Limits: River Tay Rafting (6yrs+) @ Nae Limits Centre
White Water Rafting on the River Tay offers a fun White Water Rafting experience for all. Our River Tay White Water Rafting is a 3 hour trip covering the beautiful 6 mile stretch from Aberfeldy[...]
Wee Adventures: Canoeing 9:30 am
Wee Adventures: Canoeing @ Loch Tay
Apr 6 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Wee Adventures: Canoeing @ Loch Tay
Fill the Easter Holidays with outdoor adventures! Discover a world of pirate canoes, tree slinkys, tasty bush donuts, dens, forest games and sky hook ducks. Make new friends. Run, climb, dangle, hang, flip, splash, paddle,[...]
Space Ape 11:00 am
Space Ape @ Perth Theatre
Apr 6 @ 11:00 am
Space Ape @ Perth Theatre
Space Ape is a new science fiction storytelling performance for children aged 7+ that will take young audiences on a journey through art, science, and philosophy, and on a mission with a very special Ape.[...]
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Museum Easter Egg Hunt 9:30 am
Museum Easter Egg Hunt @ The Black Watch Castle & Museum
Apr 7 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Museum Easter Egg Hunt @ The Black Watch Castle & Museum
The Easter Bunny has been busy hiding Easter Eggs all around the Museum’s galleries. Can you help us find them all? All ages welcome | drop-in family event | Free with Museum Entry.
Museum Easter Egg Hunt 9:30 am
Museum Easter Egg Hunt
Apr 7 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Museum Easter Egg Hunt
The Easter Bunny has been busy hiding Easter Eggs all around the Museum’s galleries. Can you help us find them all? All ages welcome | drop-in family event | Free with Museum Entry.
Nae Limits: Adrenalin Shot Canyoning (12yrs+) 9:30 am
Nae Limits: Adrenalin Shot Canyoning (12yrs+) @ Nae Limits Centre
Apr 7 @ 9:30 am
Nae Limits: Adrenalin Shot Canyoning (12yrs+) @ Nae Limits Centre
Nae Limits Adrenalin Shot Canyoning trip allows you to explore one of Scotland’s most beautiful canyons – The Falls of Bruar, with lots of cliff jumping, natural water slides and wild swimming. Canyoning is fast becoming[...]
Nae Limits: River Tay Rafting (6yrs+) 9:30 am
Nae Limits: River Tay Rafting (6yrs+) @ Nae Limits Centre
Apr 7 @ 9:30 am
Nae Limits: River Tay Rafting (6yrs+) @ Nae Limits Centre
White Water Rafting on the River Tay offers a fun White Water Rafting experience for all. Our River Tay White Water Rafting is a 3 hour trip covering the beautiful 6 mile stretch from Aberfeldy[...]
Nae Limits: Adventure Tubing (10yrs+) 1:30 pm
Nae Limits: Adventure Tubing (10yrs+) @ Nae Limits Centre
Apr 7 @ 1:30 pm
Nae Limits: Adventure Tubing (10yrs+) @ Nae Limits Centre
Our White Water Tubing on the River Tummel is one of our most extreme trips and not for the faint hearted – sure to get the adrenaline pumping!
Perth & Kinross Music Camp Concert 7:30 pm
Perth & Kinross Music Camp Concert @ Perth Concert Hall
Apr 7 @ 7:30 pm
Perth & Kinross Music Camp Concert @ Perth Concert Hall
Young musicians from Perth + Kinross return from their annual residential music courses to perform a variety of popular repertoire. £5; no concessions Kids and school children go FREE to this show but still require[...]
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Museum Easter Egg Hunt 9:30 am
Museum Easter Egg Hunt @ The Black Watch Castle & Museum
Apr 8 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Museum Easter Egg Hunt @ The Black Watch Castle & Museum
The Easter Bunny has been busy hiding Easter Eggs all around the Museum’s galleries. Can you help us find them all? All ages welcome | drop-in family event | Free with Museum Entry.
Museum Easter Egg Hunt 9:30 am
Museum Easter Egg Hunt
Apr 8 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Museum Easter Egg Hunt
The Easter Bunny has been busy hiding Easter Eggs all around the Museum’s galleries. Can you help us find them all? All ages welcome | drop-in family event | Free with Museum Entry.
Perth Youth Orchestra Spring 2018 7:30 pm
Perth Youth Orchestra Spring 2018 @ Perth Concert Hall
Apr 8 @ 7:30 pm
Perth Youth Orchestra Spring 2018 @ Perth Concert Hall
Perth Youth Orchestra hosts its Annual Spring Concert. One of the country’s longest established youth orchestras will present a full symphonic programme from the orchestral repertoire. £11.50; no concessions (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket)[...]
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Wee Limits Adventure Academy 12:00 am
Wee Limits Adventure Academy @ Nae Limits Activity Centre
Apr 9 @ 12:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wee Limits Adventure Academy @ Nae Limits Activity Centre
The Wee Limits Easter Holiday Programme runs from 10am – 4pm as follows; Monday is the Survival Academy with orienteering, hiking, shelter building, fire lighting and outdoor cooking. Tuesday is Ropes Academy where we will[...]
Willowgate Activity Centre: Easter Adventure Week 9:00 am
Willowgate Activity Centre: Easter Adventure Week @ Willowgate Activity Centre
Apr 9 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Easter Adventure Week £35pp per day or £145pp for 5 days.9am – 5pm Aged 7 – 15 Example Programme Monday – Kayaking, Canoeing & Aqua Zorbing Tuesday – Raft Building & Bushcraft Wednesday – Highland[...]
Museum Easter Egg Hunt 9:30 am
Museum Easter Egg Hunt @ The Black Watch Castle & Museum
Apr 9 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Museum Easter Egg Hunt @ The Black Watch Castle & Museum
The Easter Bunny has been busy hiding Easter Eggs all around the Museum’s galleries. Can you help us find them all? All ages welcome | drop-in family event | Free with Museum Entry.
Museum Easter Egg Hunt 9:30 am
Museum Easter Egg Hunt
Apr 9 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Museum Easter Egg Hunt
The Easter Bunny has been busy hiding Easter Eggs all around the Museum’s galleries. Can you help us find them all? All ages welcome | drop-in family event | Free with Museum Entry.
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Wee Limits Adventure Academy 12:00 am
Wee Limits Adventure Academy @ Nae Limits Activity Centre
Apr 10 @ 12:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wee Limits Adventure Academy @ Nae Limits Activity Centre
The Wee Limits Easter Holiday Programme runs from 10am – 4pm as follows; Monday is the Survival Academy with orienteering, hiking, shelter building, fire lighting and outdoor cooking. Tuesday is Ropes Academy where we will[...]
Museum Easter Egg Hunt 9:30 am
Museum Easter Egg Hunt @ The Black Watch Castle & Museum
Apr 10 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Museum Easter Egg Hunt @ The Black Watch Castle & Museum
The Easter Bunny has been busy hiding Easter Eggs all around the Museum’s galleries. Can you help us find them all? All ages welcome | drop-in family event | Free with Museum Entry.
Museum Easter Egg Hunt 9:30 am
Museum Easter Egg Hunt
Apr 10 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Museum Easter Egg Hunt
The Easter Bunny has been busy hiding Easter Eggs all around the Museum’s galleries. Can you help us find them all? All ages welcome | drop-in family event | Free with Museum Entry.
Wee Adventures: Rock Climbing and Abseiling 9:30 am
Wee Adventures: Rock Climbing and Abseiling @ Weem Wood
Apr 10 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Wee Adventures: Rock Climbing and Abseiling @ Weem Wood
Fill the Easter Holidays with outdoor adventures! Discover a world of pirate canoes, tree slinkys, tasty bush donuts, dens, forest games and sky hook ducks. Make new friends. Run, climb, dangle, hang, flip, splash, paddle,[...]
Art of War: Print Makers Practice 11:00 am
Art of War: Print Makers Practice @ The Black Watch Castle & Museum
Apr 10 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Art of War: Print Makers Practice @ The Black Watch Castle & Museum
Roll up your sleeves and have a go at block printing to design your own stylish artwork. Why not explore the galleries with our fun trail to discover the inspiring prints on display in The[...]
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Wee Limits Adventure Academy 12:00 am
Wee Limits Adventure Academy @ Nae Limits Activity Centre
Apr 11 @ 12:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wee Limits Adventure Academy @ Nae Limits Activity Centre
The Wee Limits Easter Holiday Programme runs from 10am – 4pm as follows; Monday is the Survival Academy with orienteering, hiking, shelter building, fire lighting and outdoor cooking. Tuesday is Ropes Academy where we will[...]
Museum Easter Egg Hunt 9:30 am
Museum Easter Egg Hunt @ The Black Watch Castle & Museum
Apr 11 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Museum Easter Egg Hunt @ The Black Watch Castle & Museum
The Easter Bunny has been busy hiding Easter Eggs all around the Museum’s galleries. Can you help us find them all? All ages welcome | drop-in family event | Free with Museum Entry.
Museum Easter Egg Hunt 9:30 am
Museum Easter Egg Hunt
Apr 11 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Museum Easter Egg Hunt
The Easter Bunny has been busy hiding Easter Eggs all around the Museum’s galleries. Can you help us find them all? All ages welcome | drop-in family event | Free with Museum Entry.
Wee Adventures: Bush Carft 9:30 am
Wee Adventures: Bush Carft @ Weem Woods
Apr 11 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Wee Adventures: Bush Carft @ Weem Woods
Fill the Easter Holidays with outdoor adventures! Discover a world of pirate canoes, tree slinkys, tasty bush donuts, dens, forest games and sky hook ducks. Make new friends. Run, climb, dangle, hang, flip, splash, paddle,[...]
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Museum Easter Egg Hunt 9:30 am
Museum Easter Egg Hunt @ The Black Watch Castle & Museum
Apr 12 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Museum Easter Egg Hunt @ The Black Watch Castle & Museum
The Easter Bunny has been busy hiding Easter Eggs all around the Museum’s galleries. Can you help us find them all? All ages welcome | drop-in family event | Free with Museum Entry.
Museum Easter Egg Hunt 9:30 am
Museum Easter Egg Hunt
Apr 12 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Museum Easter Egg Hunt
The Easter Bunny has been busy hiding Easter Eggs all around the Museum’s galleries. Can you help us find them all? All ages welcome | drop-in family event | Free with Museum Entry.
Nae Limits: River Tay Rafting (6yrs+) 9:30 am
Nae Limits: River Tay Rafting (6yrs+) @ Nae Limits Centre
Apr 12 @ 9:30 am
Nae Limits: River Tay Rafting (6yrs+) @ Nae Limits Centre
White Water Rafting on the River Tay offers a fun White Water Rafting experience for all. Our River Tay White Water Rafting is a 3 hour trip covering the beautiful 6 mile stretch from Aberfeldy[...]
Wee Adventures: Canoeing 9:30 am
Wee Adventures: Canoeing @ Loch Faskally
Apr 12 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Wee Adventures: Canoeing @ Loch Faskally
Fill the Easter Holidays with outdoor adventures! Discover a world of pirate canoes, tree slinkys, tasty bush donuts, dens, forest games and sky hook ducks. Make new friends. Run, climb, dangle, hang, flip, splash, paddle,[...]
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Museum Easter Egg Hunt 9:30 am
Museum Easter Egg Hunt @ The Black Watch Castle & Museum
Apr 13 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Museum Easter Egg Hunt @ The Black Watch Castle & Museum
The Easter Bunny has been busy hiding Easter Eggs all around the Museum’s galleries. Can you help us find them all? All ages welcome | drop-in family event | Free with Museum Entry.
Museum Easter Egg Hunt 9:30 am
Museum Easter Egg Hunt
Apr 13 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Museum Easter Egg Hunt
The Easter Bunny has been busy hiding Easter Eggs all around the Museum’s galleries. Can you help us find them all? All ages welcome | drop-in family event | Free with Museum Entry.
Nae Limits: River Tay Rafting (6yrs+) 9:30 am
Nae Limits: River Tay Rafting (6yrs+) @ Nae Limits Centre
Apr 13 @ 9:30 am
Nae Limits: River Tay Rafting (6yrs+) @ Nae Limits Centre
White Water Rafting on the River Tay offers a fun White Water Rafting experience for all. Our River Tay White Water Rafting is a 3 hour trip covering the beautiful 6 mile stretch from Aberfeldy[...]
Nae Limits: Adventure Tubing (10yrs+) 1:30 pm
Nae Limits: Adventure Tubing (10yrs+) @ Nae Limits Centre
Apr 13 @ 1:30 pm
Nae Limits: Adventure Tubing (10yrs+) @ Nae Limits Centre
Our White Water Tubing on the River Tummel is one of our most extreme trips and not for the faint hearted – sure to get the adrenaline pumping!
National Youth Orchestra of Scotland 7:30 pm
National Youth Orchestra of Scotland @ Perth Concert Hall
Apr 13 @ 7:30 pm
National Youth Orchestra of Scotland @ Perth Concert Hall
The Power of Nature Jay Capperauld Piano Concerto Stravinsky The Rite of Spring We are part of nature, and it is part of us. In 2018 the National Youth Orchestras of Scotland explore ‘The Power of Nature’.[...]
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Museum Easter Egg Hunt 9:30 am
Museum Easter Egg Hunt @ The Black Watch Castle & Museum
Apr 14 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Museum Easter Egg Hunt @ The Black Watch Castle & Museum
The Easter Bunny has been busy hiding Easter Eggs all around the Museum’s galleries. Can you help us find them all? All ages welcome | drop-in family event | Free with Museum Entry.
Museum Easter Egg Hunt 9:30 am
Museum Easter Egg Hunt
Apr 14 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Museum Easter Egg Hunt
The Easter Bunny has been busy hiding Easter Eggs all around the Museum’s galleries. Can you help us find them all? All ages welcome | drop-in family event | Free with Museum Entry.
Nae Limits: Adrenalin Shot Canyoning (12yrs+) 9:30 am
Nae Limits: Adrenalin Shot Canyoning (12yrs+) @ Nae Limits Centre
Apr 14 @ 9:30 am
Nae Limits: Adrenalin Shot Canyoning (12yrs+) @ Nae Limits Centre
Nae Limits Adrenalin Shot Canyoning trip allows you to explore one of Scotland’s most beautiful canyons – The Falls of Bruar, with lots of cliff jumping, natural water slides and wild swimming. Canyoning is fast becoming[...]
Art of War: Children’s Watercolour Masterclass 1:30 pm
Art of War: Children’s Watercolour Masterclass @ The Black Watch Castle & Museum
Apr 14 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Art of War: Children’s Watercolour Masterclass @ The Black Watch Castle & Museum
Master the art of watercolours with local artist Rebecca Prentice. Learn simple tips and techniques to help you create some wonderful artworks. £8 per child | Ages 7-12 | Reservation required
National Youth Choir of Scotland 3:00 pm
National Youth Choir of Scotland @ Perth Concert Hall
Apr 14 @ 3:00 pm
National Youth Choir of Scotland @ Perth Concert Hall
NYCoS National Girls Choir, led by world-renowned conductor Christopher Bell, bring highlights of their repertoire to Perth Concert Hall. Chosen from Scotland’s best young female singing talent, the choir demonstrates a freshness of voice and[...]
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Museum Easter Egg Hunt 9:30 am
Museum Easter Egg Hunt @ The Black Watch Castle & Museum
Apr 15 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Museum Easter Egg Hunt @ The Black Watch Castle & Museum
The Easter Bunny has been busy hiding Easter Eggs all around the Museum’s galleries. Can you help us find them all? All ages welcome | drop-in family event | Free with Museum Entry.
Museum Easter Egg Hunt 9:30 am
Museum Easter Egg Hunt
Apr 15 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Museum Easter Egg Hunt
The Easter Bunny has been busy hiding Easter Eggs all around the Museum’s galleries. Can you help us find them all? All ages welcome | drop-in family event | Free with Museum Entry.
Nae Limits: Adventure Tubing (10yrs+) 1:30 pm
Nae Limits: Adventure Tubing (10yrs+) @ Nae Limits Centre
Apr 15 @ 1:30 pm
Nae Limits: Adventure Tubing (10yrs+) @ Nae Limits Centre
Our White Water Tubing on the River Tummel is one of our most extreme trips and not for the faint hearted – sure to get the adrenaline pumping!
Big Fish Little Fish: Family Rave with DJ Hannah Laing 2:00 pm
Big Fish Little Fish: Family Rave with DJ Hannah Laing @ The Ice Factory
Apr 15 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Big Fish Little Fish: Family Rave with DJ Hannah Laing @ The Ice Factory
Big Fish Little Fish Family Raves return to Perth!                  DJ Hannah Laing is headlined for the return to Perth for the 4-time award winning Big Fish Little[...]
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Wee Adventures: Canoeing 9:30 am
Wee Adventures: Canoeing @ Loch Tay
Apr 16 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Wee Adventures: Canoeing @ Loch Tay
Fill the Easter Holidays with outdoor adventures! Discover a world of pirate canoes, tree slinkys, tasty bush donuts, dens, forest games and sky hook ducks. Make new friends. Run, climb, dangle, hang, flip, splash, paddle,[...]
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Illustration Workshop with Jill Calder 1:45 pm
Illustration Workshop with Jill Calder
Apr 17 @ 1:45 pm – 2:45 pm
Illustration Workshop with Jill Calder
Perth Festival of the Arts presents Join award-winning illustrator Jill Calder who will introduce you to her latest children’s book, The Picture Atlas and take you on an incredible journey from one side of the globe to[...]
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Nae Limits: River Tay Rafting (6yrs+) 9:30 am
Nae Limits: River Tay Rafting (6yrs+) @ Nae Limits Centre
Apr 20 @ 9:30 am
Nae Limits: River Tay Rafting (6yrs+) @ Nae Limits Centre
White Water Rafting on the River Tay offers a fun White Water Rafting experience for all. Our River Tay White Water Rafting is a 3 hour trip covering the beautiful 6 mile stretch from Aberfeldy[...]
Nae Limits: Adventure Tubing (10yrs+) 1:30 pm
Nae Limits: Adventure Tubing (10yrs+) @ Nae Limits Centre
Apr 20 @ 1:30 pm
Nae Limits: Adventure Tubing (10yrs+) @ Nae Limits Centre
Our White Water Tubing on the River Tummel is one of our most extreme trips and not for the faint hearted – sure to get the adrenaline pumping!
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Nae Limits: River Tay Rafting (6yrs+) 9:30 am
Nae Limits: River Tay Rafting (6yrs+) @ Nae Limits Centre
Apr 21 @ 9:30 am
Nae Limits: River Tay Rafting (6yrs+) @ Nae Limits Centre
White Water Rafting on the River Tay offers a fun White Water Rafting experience for all. Our River Tay White Water Rafting is a 3 hour trip covering the beautiful 6 mile stretch from Aberfeldy[...]
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Nae Limits: River Tay Rafting (6yrs+) 9:30 am
Nae Limits: River Tay Rafting (6yrs+) @ Nae Limits Centre
Apr 22 @ 9:30 am
Nae Limits: River Tay Rafting (6yrs+) @ Nae Limits Centre
White Water Rafting on the River Tay offers a fun White Water Rafting experience for all. Our River Tay White Water Rafting is a 3 hour trip covering the beautiful 6 mile stretch from Aberfeldy[...]
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Perth & Kinross Primary Schools Glee Challenge 6:15 pm
Perth & Kinross Primary Schools Glee Challenge @ Perth Concert Hall
Apr 23 @ 6:15 pm
Perth & Kinross Primary Schools Glee Challenge @ Perth Concert Hall
Local primary school choirs will take part in the Sectionals of the Perth and Kinross Glee Challenge in April. A fantastic evening of entertainment! Then join us again in June as our Regional Champions take[...]
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Nae Limits: Adrenalin Shot Canyoning (12yrs+) 9:30 am
Nae Limits: Adrenalin Shot Canyoning (12yrs+) @ Nae Limits Centre
Apr 24 @ 9:30 am
Nae Limits: Adrenalin Shot Canyoning (12yrs+) @ Nae Limits Centre
Nae Limits Adrenalin Shot Canyoning trip allows you to explore one of Scotland’s most beautiful canyons – The Falls of Bruar, with lots of cliff jumping, natural water slides and wild swimming. Canyoning is fast becoming[...]
Nae Limits: Adventure Tubing (10yrs+) 1:30 pm
Nae Limits: Adventure Tubing (10yrs+) @ Nae Limits Centre
Apr 24 @ 1:30 pm
Nae Limits: Adventure Tubing (10yrs+) @ Nae Limits Centre
Our White Water Tubing on the River Tummel is one of our most extreme trips and not for the faint hearted – sure to get the adrenaline pumping!
Perth & Kinross Primary Schools Glee Challenge 6:15 pm
Perth & Kinross Primary Schools Glee Challenge @ Perth Concert Hall
Apr 24 @ 6:15 pm
Perth & Kinross Primary Schools Glee Challenge @ Perth Concert Hall
Local primary school choirs will take part in the Sectionals of the Perth and Kinross Glee Challenge in April. A fantastic evening of entertainment! Then join us again in June as our Regional Champions take[...]
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Nae Limits: Adrenalin Shot Canyoning (12yrs+) 9:30 am
Nae Limits: Adrenalin Shot Canyoning (12yrs+) @ Nae Limits Centre
Apr 25 @ 9:30 am
Nae Limits: Adrenalin Shot Canyoning (12yrs+) @ Nae Limits Centre
Nae Limits Adrenalin Shot Canyoning trip allows you to explore one of Scotland’s most beautiful canyons – The Falls of Bruar, with lots of cliff jumping, natural water slides and wild swimming. Canyoning is fast becoming[...]
Perth & Kinross Primary Schools Glee Challenge 6:15 pm
Perth & Kinross Primary Schools Glee Challenge @ Perth Concert Hall
Apr 25 @ 6:15 pm
Perth & Kinross Primary Schools Glee Challenge @ Perth Concert Hall
Local primary school choirs will take part in the Sectionals of the Perth and Kinross Glee Challenge in April. A fantastic evening of entertainment! Then join us again in June as our Regional Champions take[...]
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Nae Limits: River Tay Rafting (6yrs+) 9:30 am
Nae Limits: River Tay Rafting (6yrs+) @ Nae Limits Centre
Apr 26 @ 9:30 am
Nae Limits: River Tay Rafting (6yrs+) @ Nae Limits Centre
White Water Rafting on the River Tay offers a fun White Water Rafting experience for all. Our River Tay White Water Rafting is a 3 hour trip covering the beautiful 6 mile stretch from Aberfeldy[...]
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Nae Limits: River Tay Rafting (6yrs+) 9:30 am
Nae Limits: River Tay Rafting (6yrs+) @ Nae Limits Centre
Apr 27 @ 9:30 am
Nae Limits: River Tay Rafting (6yrs+) @ Nae Limits Centre
White Water Rafting on the River Tay offers a fun White Water Rafting experience for all. Our River Tay White Water Rafting is a 3 hour trip covering the beautiful 6 mile stretch from Aberfeldy[...]
Nae Limits: Adventure Tubing (10yrs+) 1:30 pm
Nae Limits: Adventure Tubing (10yrs+) @ Nae Limits Centre
Apr 27 @ 1:30 pm
Nae Limits: Adventure Tubing (10yrs+) @ Nae Limits Centre
Our White Water Tubing on the River Tummel is one of our most extreme trips and not for the faint hearted – sure to get the adrenaline pumping!
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Nae Limits: River Tay Rafting (6yrs+) 9:30 am
Nae Limits: River Tay Rafting (6yrs+) @ Nae Limits Centre
Apr 28 @ 9:30 am
Nae Limits: River Tay Rafting (6yrs+) @ Nae Limits Centre
White Water Rafting on the River Tay offers a fun White Water Rafting experience for all. Our River Tay White Water Rafting is a 3 hour trip covering the beautiful 6 mile stretch from Aberfeldy[...]
Museum Explorer’s Club: Officer School 1:30 pm
Museum Explorer’s Club: Officer School @ The Black Watch Castle & Museum
Apr 28 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Museum Explorer's Club: Officer School @ The Black Watch Castle & Museum
Have you got what it takes to be an officer in The Black Watch? Make your own officer’s dirk and scabbard and try your hand at putting a squad of soldiers through challenging battlefield manoeuvres.[...]
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Nae Limits: River Tay Rafting (6yrs+) 9:30 am
Nae Limits: River Tay Rafting (6yrs+) @ Nae Limits Centre
Apr 29 @ 9:30 am
Nae Limits: River Tay Rafting (6yrs+) @ Nae Limits Centre
White Water Rafting on the River Tay offers a fun White Water Rafting experience for all. Our River Tay White Water Rafting is a 3 hour trip covering the beautiful 6 mile stretch from Aberfeldy[...]
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Free Golf For Under 18s

 

Clubs across Perthshire offer all junior golfers under 18 years FREE golf when playing with a paying adult. We are delighted to encourage any combination of adults taking juniors out to enjoy a round in a two, three or four-ball.

A maximum of two children are permitted to play free, accompanied by one green fee paying adult. We recommend booking in advance as reservations are subject to availability. Some clubs may apply restrictions but whenever possible, they will do their best to accomodate and give junior golfers an opportunity to experience golf in Perthshire.

Young Street Performers and Traders Wanted!

We are looking for young traders and street performers, age 16 to 26-year-old, who would like a FREE market pitch or street performance space at this years DiverseCiTay Festival.
We want the young people of Perthshire to show off their hidden talents and bedroom businesses as we celebrate the diverse culture of residents across Perthshire.

We are expecting over 10,000 attendees at our Festival so this is a great opportunity to strut your stuff!

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Top 10 Big Adventures

If you are looking to get the adrenaline pumping by taking part in a big adventure, you are in the right place. Perthshire is bursting with some amazing locations and activity providers which are guaranteed to bring you an adventure you won’t forget in a hurry.

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BBC Music’s The Biggest Weekend: Perth

We are delighted to announce some more brilliant acts joining us at Scone Palace for the BBC Radio 2 and the BBC Radio 3 #BiggestWeekend!

Breabach, Karine Polwart and Eddi Reader are the newest acts to be added to the line-up, and we can’t wait to welcome them to Perth City Centre!!

Tickets are still available for the Friday night but make sure you get your tickets soon before they are gone!

The countdown is on for the most exciting live music event of the Summer, as BBC Music, Radio 2 and Radio 3 join forces to bring two days of spectacular performances to Scone Palace.

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Top 10 reasons to visit Perth and Perthshire at Easter

The winter snow is finally disappearing, the crocuses are emerging and the nights are lighter. Easter is on the way! Perth and Perthshire are fantastic places to visit and spend some time during the chocolate season – there’s so much to do, see and, most importantly, eat! Feast your eyes on our Top 10 Reasons to “egg-sperience” our lovely county at Easter time.

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New National Lottery fund opening for Year of Young People

Young people across Scotland have the opportunity to #SparkAChange in their lives, thanks to the new Year of Young People National Lottery Fund.

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10 Things For Teenagers to do in Perthshire

No matter how old you are, there are plenty of amazing adventures and experiences to enjoy around Perthshire and adventurous teens are no exception!

Outdoor adventures, sporting activities and day’s out ideas – Perthshire is the place for Teenagers looking for an adventure or two!

Take a look here at someone of the amazing experiences toddlers and pre-schoolers can have, right here in Perthshire.

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Top 10 Family Events & Festivals

Looking for some family-friendly events this year? If so, you are in the right place. We know how hard it is to find events and festivals that aren’t just suitable for the whole family but are enjoyable for visitors of all ages.

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Perthshire Bucket List 2018

Are there things in Perthshire you’ve always wanted to do? Activities and sights that you keep meaning to get around to? If so, why not make a Perthshire Bucket List for 2018? Each month (or more often!) you could do a different activity, visit a different attraction or see something different.

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The Biggest Weekend Fringe

The Biggest Weekend Fringe is a creative and comprehensive 10-day outreach programme which will take place in the lead up to The Biggest Weekend.

The Fringe will include live musical performances, industry insight, workshops and Q&A’s with BBC Radio DJ’s and influential figures, a UK wide tour with BBC Music Introducing, a new Ten Piecesinitiative, Radio 1’s Academy, employability events, work experience opportunities for young people plus lots more.

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Top 10 Digital Detox Experiences

Digital detox experiences are places of escape from the bustle of the 24-hour connected lifestyle. No Wi-Fi, no internet, so you can just switch your phone off and enjoy the peace. A digital detox is a great holiday for families to reconnect; for couples who just want to spend time alone; or even for groups of friends who don’t want technology to distract from having a good time together.

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Get Involved

Scotland is the first country in the world to dedicate a full year to celebrating young people. And we need your help to make it unforgettable. How can you champion and celebrate young people during 2018?

Share your ideas via #YOYP2018

 

 

stay social & spread the word #YOYP2018

 

 

BBC: A Handy Guide to Perth for Noel Gallagher

BBC: A Handy Guide to Perth for Noel Gallagher

BBC Music’s Biggest Weekend is coming to Perth as part of a four day music event across four nations. Noel Gallagher’s High Flying BirdsSimple MindsAmy MacDonald and The Shires will all be performing at Scone Palace on Saturday 26th May.

To help these fantastic artist make the most of their time in Perth this Summer the BBC has created a handy little guide! Their guide gives Noel and company an insight into Perth City Centre and the sounding area.  From shopping, culture and the city’s natural beauty, this is a great little guide to help Noel make the most of his trip!

Want to see the BBC’s guide to Perth City Centre? Take a look here!

BBC Music’s The Biggest Weekend: Perth

BBC Music’s The Biggest Weekend: Perth

Scone Palace | 25th – 26th May 2018

 

The countdown is on for the most exciting live music event of the Summer, as BBC Music, Radio 2 and Radio 3 join forces to bring two days of spectacular performances to Scone Palace.

We can now exclusively reveal the first star names who’ll be joining us in Perth. We’ll be announcing loads more artists in the coming weeks!

Nigel Kennedy

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

BBC Radio 2: Saturday 26th May

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

Getting Here

Perth is the most accessible city in Scotland with fantastic road, bus and rail links. Scone Palace is just two miles North of Perth City Centre.

Getting to Perth by Car

Perth is easily accessible by road from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, Stirling and Inverness. There’s a wide range of safe and secure, short stay car parks within the city centre.

Find out more about parking in Perth City Centre at http://www.pkc.gov.uk/cityparking

Getting to Perth by Bus

Perth can be reached by a network of fast and reliable coach services. Travelling around Perth is easy by bus, with many fast and reliable services available, from all over the City.

Getting to Perth by Train

Perth Railway Station is a short walk from the city centre. There are regular services to and from Stirling, Dundee and Pitlochry, with a journey time of around 30 minutes. Direct trains to and from Edinburgh run at approximately two hourly intervals.

Travel to Scone Palace

By Car: There will be limited public car parking available at the event location, tickets for this will be sold on a first come first served basis and the cost will be confirmed in due course.

By Bus: There will be a regular shuttle bus service to and from Perth City Centre serving the event site. Tickets for this will be available for purchase from March. Costs will be confirmed in due course.

By foot: Scone Palace is approximately 35mins walk from Perth City Centre.

Further information will be published on this page as it becomes available and will also be sent to all ticketholders using the email used at the time of purchase. Perth City website will publish full information on travel in due course.

 

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Perth City Centre

 

Perth is a historic city set beside the beautiful River Tay and located just 90 minutes from 90% of Scotland’s population. It’s the perfect place to stay whether you are exploring the city itself or the huge range of attractions and activities available across Perthshire. Check out the accommodation section which provides details a wide range of options to suit every taste and budget.

Top 10 Digital Detox Experiences

Top 10 Digital Detox Experiences

Digital detox experiences are places of escape from the bustle of the 24-hour connected lifestyle. No Wi-Fi, no internet, so you can just switch your phone off and enjoy the peace. A digital detox is a great holiday for families to reconnect; for couples who just want to spend time alone; or even for groups of friends who don’t want technology to distract from having a good time together.

1 | The Hotbox Aberfeldy

Fired by a giant crackling wood burner, lined in aspen and with panoramic windows stretching 40′ along it’s length, its the perfect place to relax whilst you take in the magnificent views across the Loch & hill ground beyond. Complete with its own fire pit, lawn area and access to our water trampoline via the private beach below, its just too good to miss. Not forgetting, The Hot Box also boasts its very own outdoor bar!!

Find out more at: taymouthmarina.com

2 | Dark Skies at Rannoch

One of the most magnificent sights in all of nature is the night sky peppered with stars, distant planets and streaking meteors. Luckily for us, Scotland has some of the largest expanses of dark sky in Europe making it a perfect destination for eager stargazers.

Find out more at: visitscotland.com

3 | Wild Camping & Night Kayaking at Rannoch

Fancy getting off the beaten track? If you don’t mind sacrificing the usual day-to-day comforts and conveniences and want to explore the areas of Scotland that very few visit, then wild camping is for you. It’s a great way to discover remote parts of our stunning landscapes and get close to nature. Plus, the experience definitely comes with a great feeling of adventure!

Find out more at visitscotland.com

4 | Dunalister Loch & Hidden Village

From the front of this Victorian grey-stone hotel in the isolated village of Kinloch Rannoch in the Scottish Highlands the craggy slopes of Craig Varr rise up.

5 | EcoYoga

Nick and Rachel have created the ecoYoga Centre at Inverliever Lodge as an expression of their belief in a healthy, happy, carbon free and sustainable lifestyle. The transformation from an old outdoor centre to its present incarnation as a luxurious but still genuinely ‘eco’ holiday experience is now complete. Set in magnificent Scottish scenery; hills, lochs, rivers and forests abound. The ecoYoga Centre is totally off-grid. Powered by our 550Kw hydro turbine and a large bank of solar panels.

Find out more at: ecoyoga.org

6 | Treehouse Glamping

The Tree Howf is a beautifully designed and crafted masterpiece!

Built high up within the branches of the tree it has amazing 360 degree views over the Ochil hills and beyond

Immerse yourself in peace and quiet in this totally self sufficient tree house, which has internal cooking facilities, shower and wood burning stove/ oven, while downstairs there is compost toilet.

Find out more at: craigheadhowf.co.uk

7 | Guardswell Self-catering

Guardswell Farm is a 150-acre grassland farm situated on a south facing hillside, between Abernyte and Kinnaird, Perthshire. With panoramic views extending from North of Dundee, along the River Tay, over to the North of Fife, down to the Carse of Gowrie and all the way along to Glencarse; we feel a bit mean keeping it all to ourselves.

Find out more at guardswell.co.uk

8 | Munro Bagging

Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to conquer Scotland’s Munros, a list of Scottish mountains over 3,000 ft (914.4 m), which are named after Sir Hugh T Munro, who surveyed and catalogued them in 1891. Climbing these peaks is a great way for experienced walkers to explore some of Scotland’s finest scenery and further-flung locations.

Find out more at visitscotland.co.uk

9 | Mountain Biking at Comrie Croft

Comrie Croft is fast becoming the mountain biking and hiking destination for Perthshire and beyond.

Find out more at comriecroft.com

10 | Spa Uniq

The Spa Uniq Retreat Cabin is a fantastic place to chill out and totally relax. It has many fabulous features, designed with your comfort and enjoyment in mind. The decor is restful with colours of champagne, pearl and purple.  The theme is “luxurious spa”.  The concept is unique – a self-catering spa cabin with private roofed hot tub and quirky cedar barrel sauna.  You won’t find anything quite like it.

Find out more at spauniq.co.uk

Perth Shines Brightly

Perth Shines Brightly

Last year I stuck up for the Fair City whilst chatting to friends (non of whom live here) when one
of them commented that they “didn’t think Perth ever had much going on.” I quickly jumped to
its defence, proclaiming that Perth shines brightly throughout the year.

Even in the dark, cold evenings of January and February this wee city still manages to put on a
show. Of course, I am talking about the Riverside Light Nights on the banks of the river Tay. A
free event that offers variety and family fun, there is something for everyone.

This year promises to be bigger and better than last year (and that was impressive), with seven
different themed evenings starting on the 27th January up until 14th February.

27th & 28th January – A Celebration of Burns
30th & 31st January – Superheroes
2nd & 3rd February – Super Bright Silent Night
4th & 5th February – Wonderland
6th & 7th February – Yellow Brick Road
10th & 11th February – Chinese New Year
13th & 14th February – St Valentine’s Day

In between these dates the lights will still be on for everyone to enjoy. With opening time at
5pm there is still time to take the children before bed or visiting straight after work with
friends.

There are so many different aspects to these evenings which will draw me in to each theme. As
a photographer the chance to admire the lights through a lens is overpowering; but I think this
is just a small part of the event.

This year you can also get a memento of your trip to the Perth Light Nights in the Photo Booth.
There are plenty of props to use or maybe you want to strike a pose in your own costume? This
is also free and lots of fun.
With Ad-Lib Theatre Arts on hand to bring well loved characters to life, the interaction with
children and adults makes this event really special. Last year little girls were mesmerised by
meeting a real life Alice and even the bravest of boys were on their best behaviour for the
Queen of Hearts. This year Batman and his Superhero pals are in town for just two nights, a
brilliant opportunity for all ages to see one of the coolest cars on telly right here in Perth.

 

 

 

 

A real assault on the senses as you make your way around; with music, food vendors, daredevil
fire performers and if you listen carefully you can still hear the river Tay racing by below you in
the dark.

The Perth Riverside Light Nights event draws the Winter Festival to a close on the 14th February.
Last year the Valentine’s Day theme even saw a romantic proposal for one couple! How sweet
is that?

I consider myself really lucky to live near to a smaller city that can still pack a punch and hold
it’s own against the big boys. One that provides an event programme that is continually
developing, Perth shines brightly all year round.

Don’t forget to share your photos on social media with the hashtag #PerthLightNights for your chance to win a £100 Perth Gift Card!

 

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Perth Riverside Light Nights Voted As Top Winter Event

Perth Riverside Light Nights Voted As Top Winter Event

Didn’t think much happened in January? Guess again. Long gone are the days of a quiet January, with towns and cities all over the UK  shaking off the Christmas Blues with fantastic family fun events.

Tripadvisor and HolidayLettings.com have been exploring some of the top events around the UK, and we are delighted to announce that the Perth Riverside Light Nights has been selected as one of the top events to enjoy this January!

Are you coming to the Riverside Light Nights? Join the event here!

Or if you want to find out more about this story, find the whole article here.