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Books, bookshops, authors and festivals: A literary tour around Perthshire

Books, bookshops, authors and festivals: A literary tour around Perthshire

Perthshire is a creative place. We have a huge number of festivals and an enviable line-up of concerts, exhibitions, galleries, museums, not to mention highly creative people! Books and writers play an important part in our creative scene, so we’d like to take you on a tour of Literary Perthshire, and bring you all the events, festivals, bookshops and bookish places in one place. We hope you enjoy it!

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Get another bite of Perth and Kinross as Cake Fest returns

Get another bite of Perth and Kinross as Cake Fest returns

As part of this year’s Winter Festival we are looking for bakers of all abilities from beginners to professionals to help create a giant edible map of Perth and Kinross.

Groups or individuals are being asked to pick their favourite building or place within Perth and Kinross and recreate it in cake form. These will then feature on a giant edible map of the region which will be skillfully created by Cake Fest Head Baker Simon Preston. Baking teams will be guided by Simon every step of the way and there’s no charge to take part.


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Perthshire Open Studios

Perthshire Open Studios

Perthshire Open Studios was launched in 2008 and is now in its 11th year. It is an annual nine-day (1st – 9th) event held in September and involves artists and makers across Perth & Kinross opening their doors for visitors to come and learn about their crafts.  A growing number of participants and visitors each year makes it a highlight in the calendar of arts events in Scotland.

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City of Perth Salute

City of Perth Salute

The City of Perth Salute returns for its 3rd year to Perth city centre. The parade of International pipe and military bands are joined by local bands from across Perthshire, in this fantastic free family event on the 19th August. 

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The Famous Grouse Pre-Season Challenge | Glasgow Warriors V Harlequins

The Famous Grouse Pre-Season Challenge | Glasgow Warriors V Harlequins

Glasgow Warriors will play English Premiership giants Harlequins in Perth in August.

‘The Famous Grouse Pre-Season Challenge’, in association with Perth & Kinross Council, will be held at Perthshire RFC’s North Inch ground in a 5,000 capacity arena on Saturday 18 August.

The match is being sponsored by The Famous Grouse and will be part of a huge weekend of activity in the city, with the rugby arena also being used for other events.

Aviva Premiership champions in 2012, Harlequins have a squad packed full of international players, such as England’s Danny Care, British & Irish Lion Kyle Sinckler and former Scotland winger Tim Visser.

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Upcoming Events

Sep
1
Sat
2018
all-day Perth & Kinross Archaeology Mont...
Perth & Kinross Archaeology Mont...
Sep 1 – Sep 30 all-day
Perth & Kinross Archaeology Month 2018
Perth and Kinross Archaeology Month returns this year in a new September slot as part of the annual Scottish Archaeology Month. It promises to be an engaging and varied programme offering residents and visitors a[...]
Sep
19
Wed
2018
all-day Black Watch Museum: There but no...
Black Watch Museum: There but no...
Sep 19 all-day
Black Watch Museum: There but not there
11th August – 11th November 2018 Price Included in Museum entry To conclude our centenary programme The Black Watch Castle and Museum will host a There But Not There silhouette installation from 11th August until 11th November 2018. This project will[...]
all-day Great Perthshire Picnic @ Perth & Kinross (various locations)
Great Perthshire Picnic @ Perth & Kinross (various locations)
Sep 19 all-day
Great Perthshire Picnic @ Perth & Kinross (various locations)
The Great Perthshire Picnic is a month-long celebration of the regions finest suppliers, producers, chefs and eateries – something we aren’t short of! Local businesses have joined together to create a menu of events celebrating the[...]
10:00 am Perthshire Opening Studio: The P... @ Pitlochry Festival Theatre
Perthshire Opening Studio: The P... @ Pitlochry Festival Theatre
Sep 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Perthshire Opening Studio: The Pitlochry Showcase @ Pitlochry Festival Theatre
The Perthshire Open Studios Pitlochry Showcase is a ‘Taster Exhibition’ of artists work, another opportunity to see the original wall hanging artwork from a selection of participating artist members.  This exhibition can be enjoyed in[...]
7:15 pm An evening with Karen Docherty- ... @ The Venue
An evening with Karen Docherty- ... @ The Venue
Sep 19 @ 7:15 pm
An evening with Karen Docherty- spirit medium & psychic @ The Venue | Scotland | United Kingdom
If you are interested in spirit mediums and psychics, come along to our evening with Karen Docherty (www.karendocherty.com ) at The Venue in Perth on Wednesday 19th September at 7:15pm. Tickets are £15 per person- please[...]
7:30 pm Rip It Up: Dancing through the 60s @ Perth Concert Hall
Rip It Up: Dancing through the 60s @ Perth Concert Hall
Sep 19 @ 7:30 pm
Rip It Up: Dancing through the 60s @ Perth Concert Hall
New show. New decade. New cast. It’s Rip it Up – the 60s! Following the smash hit success of Rip It Up Dancing Through The 50’s last year which sold over 50,000 tickets and was acclaimed as the most[...]
Sep
20
Thu
2018
all-day Black Watch Museum: There but no...
Black Watch Museum: There but no...
Sep 20 all-day
Black Watch Museum: There but not there
11th August – 11th November 2018 Price Included in Museum entry To conclude our centenary programme The Black Watch Castle and Museum will host a There But Not There silhouette installation from 11th August until 11th November 2018. This project will[...]
all-day Great Perthshire Picnic @ Perth & Kinross (various locations)
Great Perthshire Picnic @ Perth & Kinross (various locations)
Sep 20 all-day
Great Perthshire Picnic @ Perth & Kinross (various locations)
The Great Perthshire Picnic is a month-long celebration of the regions finest suppliers, producers, chefs and eateries – something we aren’t short of! Local businesses have joined together to create a menu of events celebrating the[...]
10:00 am Perthshire Opening Studio: The P... @ Pitlochry Festival Theatre
Perthshire Opening Studio: The P... @ Pitlochry Festival Theatre
Sep 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Perthshire Opening Studio: The Pitlochry Showcase @ Pitlochry Festival Theatre
The Perthshire Open Studios Pitlochry Showcase is a ‘Taster Exhibition’ of artists work, another opportunity to see the original wall hanging artwork from a selection of participating artist members.  This exhibition can be enjoyed in[...]
7:45 pm Perth Film Society: Loveless @ Perth Concert Hall
Perth Film Society: Loveless @ Perth Concert Hall
Sep 20 @ 7:45 pm
Perth Film Society: Loveless @ Perth Concert Hall
Cert 15; 2017; 127 mins; Russian with subtitles A couple going through a divorce must team up to find their son who has disappeared during one of their bitter arguments. Cannes Jury Prize 2017 winner[...]
8:00 pm Sarah Millican: Control Enthusiast @ Perth Concert Hall
Sarah Millican: Control Enthusiast @ Perth Concert Hall
Sep 20 @ 8:00 pm
Sarah Millican: Control Enthusiast @ Perth Concert Hall
One of Britain’s most beloved comedians returns with her hilarious all-new show, exploring the joys of being in charge. Sarah Millican is not a control freak, she’s a control enthusiast. She even controls her own[...]
Sep
21
Fri
2018
all-day Black Watch Museum: There but no...
Black Watch Museum: There but no...
Sep 21 all-day
Black Watch Museum: There but not there
11th August – 11th November 2018 Price Included in Museum entry To conclude our centenary programme The Black Watch Castle and Museum will host a There But Not There silhouette installation from 11th August until 11th November 2018. This project will[...]
all-day Great Perthshire Picnic @ Perth & Kinross (various locations)
Great Perthshire Picnic @ Perth & Kinross (various locations)
Sep 21 all-day
Great Perthshire Picnic @ Perth & Kinross (various locations)
The Great Perthshire Picnic is a month-long celebration of the regions finest suppliers, producers, chefs and eateries – something we aren’t short of! Local businesses have joined together to create a menu of events celebrating the[...]
3:45 am Little Stars Pre School @ The Space 1
Little Stars Pre School @ The Space 1
Sep 21 @ 3:45 am – 4:30 am
Little Stars Pre School @ The Space 1
Join us for creative play in our fun-filled workshops which include drama, singing and dancing activities which are tailored to engage and inspire. Little Stars: Pre-school (age 3 – 5 years) £3 per workshop or[...]
10:00 am Perthshire Opening Studio: The P... @ Pitlochry Festival Theatre
Perthshire Opening Studio: The P... @ Pitlochry Festival Theatre
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Perthshire Opening Studio: The Pitlochry Showcase @ Pitlochry Festival Theatre
The Perthshire Open Studios Pitlochry Showcase is a ‘Taster Exhibition’ of artists work, another opportunity to see the original wall hanging artwork from a selection of participating artist members.  This exhibition can be enjoyed in[...]
11:00 am Little Stars Baby @ The Space 1
Little Stars Baby @ The Space 1
Sep 21 @ 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Little Stars Baby @ The Space 1
Join us for creative play in our fun-filled workshops which include drama, singing and dancing activities which are tailored to engage and inspire. Little Stars: Baby (age 0 – 2 years). £3 per workshop or[...]
12:00 pm Falconry Friday @ Scone Palace
Falconry Friday @ Scone Palace
Sep 21 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Falconry Friday @ Scone Palace
Join us today when we will when we will have a wonderful falconry display by the renowned Raptor World. These magnificent birds will be on display from 12.00 noon until 4.00 pm on the lawns[...]
7:00 pm Tapas and Wine Tasting at King J... @ The King James VI Golf Clubhouse
Tapas and Wine Tasting at King J... @ The King James VI Golf Clubhouse
Sep 21 @ 7:00 pm
Tapas and Wine Tasting at King James VI @ The King James VI Golf Clubhouse
Following on from the success of the Ladies section driven Gin Day back in February – there was a full house, fab atmosphere and fun in abundance – the Ladies are back! Working with the[...]
Sep
22
Sat
2018
all-day Black Watch Museum: There but no...
Black Watch Museum: There but no...
Sep 22 all-day
Black Watch Museum: There but not there
11th August – 11th November 2018 Price Included in Museum entry To conclude our centenary programme The Black Watch Castle and Museum will host a There But Not There silhouette installation from 11th August until 11th November 2018. This project will[...]
all-day Great Perthshire Picnic @ Perth & Kinross (various locations)
Great Perthshire Picnic @ Perth & Kinross (various locations)
Sep 22 all-day
Great Perthshire Picnic @ Perth & Kinross (various locations)
The Great Perthshire Picnic is a month-long celebration of the regions finest suppliers, producers, chefs and eateries – something we aren’t short of! Local businesses have joined together to create a menu of events celebrating the[...]