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Autumn Gold in Perthshire

There’s now more time to explore some of Scotland’s best loved historic visitor attractions in this, the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology 2017. From the Broch of Gurness in Orkney to Cardoness Castle in Dumfries and Galloway, over 36 attractions are extending their summer opening arrangements to the end of October 2017. Why not…

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Woodland Light Experience 2017: Reflections

As this year’s Enchanted Forest experience draws to a close another light and sound show begins it’s programme of events.This year’s Woodland Light Experience show Reflections returns from 25th October and runs until 12th November. Enjoy an Autumnal walk in the woods and experience 14 acres of Scottish woodland as never before…… A finalist in the Scottish Outdoor &…

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Autumn is here in central Scotland

As the colours begin to change and longer nights start to set in, see how Scotland comes to life with stunning daytime experiences and spectacular night-time events.Take a wander to be transported into your very own fairy tale with the crunch and crackle of leaves under your feet. Watch as the sunlight burns through the…

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New Website

This month sees the launch of our freshly redesigned website. The easy functionality of the new website allows visitors to look, book and pay on online. Search availability on all of our self catering holiday accommodation from the home page.  You will find a detailed description and itinerary for each property along with photographs so…

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October TayFest

October Tayfest is Perthshire’s family festival showcasing the best of family fun & nature rolled into one! From Saturday 14th to Sunday 22nd October 2017 your family and friends can enjoy an array of family friendly events and embrace nature’s playground at its very best. October TayFest allows you to try things you wouldn’t normally do, so make sure…

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Ways with Wood

Ways with Wood takes place at the Scottish Crannog Centre on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th September between 10.30 am and 4.30 pm. We take wood for granted here in ‘Big Tree Country’ but it is and was a precious commodity which our Iron Age ancestors exploited.  Join the Scottish Crannog Centre for wood-turning and…

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Bannockburn House tours

An extremely rare opportunity to see inside Bannockburn House, Prince Charlie’s residence in 1746, will be offered very soon. Never before open to the public on such a scale tours will take place on Saturday 30 September 2017 to Sunday 1 October 2017 Bannockburn House was built in the late 17th Century, and for the History Live weekend,…

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A Day Out With Thomas

The Bo’ness and Kinneil Railway will be giving children (and adults) the opportunity to have a Day out with Thomas on 9th and 10th September.   Engines with friendly faces, children’s entertainment, competitions, face painting, fairground attractions –  a popular event with young fans of the Railway Stories by Rev W Awdry and his son…

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Horsepower

A celebration of our relationship and reliance on horses hosted at the Kelpies, the world’s largest equine sculptures and takes place on Saturday 9th September. HorsePower is an imaginative and exciting event that celebrates our relationship and reliance on the horse. There is no better place to host this celebration than The Helix Park, home…

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The Black Watch Summer Festival

Celebrate the summer season with The Black Watch Castle and Museum’s annual summer festival on Sunday 27th August between 10am and 4.00 pm. Enjoy a jam packed blend of kids’ gallery tours, trench tales, re-enactors, face painting, soldier’s stories, family crafts, marching drills, dressing up and cookie decorating. The day also brings a delicious BBQ…

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The Celts are coming!

The Summer event not to be missed is The Celts are Coming! The Crannog Centre’s first living history extravaganza on 5th and 6th August will be held at the Forestry Commission picnic site at Dalerb, Kenmore and at the Scottish Crannog Centre. Brimming with fascinating and unique activities for all ages and featuring artisans showcasing…

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History Live 2017

History Live is a three day festival celebrating and showcasing Scotland’s rich and diverse history and cultural heritage in the heartland of Scotland’s historic past and takes place on Friday 29th September until Sunday 1st October. The opening concert celebrates all that is extraordinary within Scotland’s rich heritage, with music through the ages, connected by…

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Bloody Scotland

An innovative festival drawing on Scotland’s love of the literary macabre and celebrating crime writing will take place this year between 8th to 10th September. Now in it’s 6th year, the festival brings together leading Scottish and international writers as well as showcasing debut voices and encouraging new writers. Some of the names appearing at…

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Crieff and Strathearn Drovers’ Tryst Festival

The Crieff and Strathearn Drovers’ Tryst is in it’s 16th year and each year celebrates the life, work and play of the people who made Crieff the cattle-driving crossroads of Scotland in the 1700s. The festival this year runs from 7th to 14th October and features a total of 33 walks. For 2017 the Tryst programme…

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Explore Glen Finglas

Sitting in the heart of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, Glen Finglas Estate is a vast expanse of hills,woodland,water and open heathland and an integral part of the Great Trossachs Forest.Immortalised by poetry and paintings, the dramatic landscape of Glen Finglas is home to some of Scotland’s most iconic wildlife and it’s scattered…

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Edinburgh International Festival and Summer festivals

It’s nearly Edinburgh Festival season, and it’s time to start planning your summer of excitement. And with the city celebrating the 70th anniversary of its world-famous festivals, you can guarantee it’s going to be a year to remember.Over the summer, the Edinburgh festivals bring a wave of colour and soaring excitement to the city. Eight…

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