Whats On

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Whats On

Come and make a meal of it!

Perth Farmers’ Market is the longest running market in Scotland and again features on the first Saturday of every month throughout the year. From slabs of fresh red meat and slippery oysters to green, leafy veg, home made cakes, pies and wines – you will find everything you need to create delicious meals. If you’re not sure what you’re after, need to be inspired or want to know more about what you are eating, chat to stallholders who can advise on ideas, cooking methods and traceability.

Perthshire Gardens

Whether you’re an avid horticulturist or simply enjoy visiting gardens why not take advantage of the Perthshire Gardens Collection Season Ticket? Visit 11 stunning Perthshire Gardens as many times as you wish throughout the year for only £15 ( or special offer, 2 tickets for £20). A day ticket costs £10.

Scone Palace is to host a Festival of Orchids from 5th — 6th August 2006. The festival will include displays by six of the UK’s top orchid nurseries and suppliers, as well as talks and demonstrations on the art of orchid – growing, competitions, and orchids for sale.

Get Your Heart Racing…Perth Races

Never been to the races? Make 2006 the year that you discover Perth Racecourse. Set in the picturesque grounds of Scone Palace, Perth is one of the most beautiful racecourses in the UK. Come along and watch some of the UK’s top jockeys and join in the festival atmosphere.

Highland Games

Perth Highland Games
 , 13th August, South Inch, Perth
Traditional Higland Games featuring running, cycling, highland dancing, solo piping and pipe band contest, tug o’ war and heavy events.

Crieff Highland Games , 20th August

See Exploring Scotland for other useful information about ‘what’s on’ throughout Scotland

Highland Nights, Recreation Ground, Pitlochry (29 May-September)

Outdoor evenings of Scottish entertainment, Pipe bands, Highland and country dancing, scottish songs and music (on every Monday until 4 September

Blair Castle International Horse Trials & Country Fair 24th – 27th August 2006 Blair Atholl, Perthshire
Scotland’s largest equestrian event is now a showcase for the best of Scottish equestrianism, attracting some of the top riders from around the world. The event isn’t just about horses – there’s also a country fair, arena attractions, a tented village with shops galore, a craft marquee and a food festival.

Arbroath Sea Fest 18th – 20th August 2006 Arbroath, Angus The Arbroath Sea Fest is one of Scotland’s premier sea-related events. With fresh fish markets, boat trips around the cliffs and the historic lighthouse as well as cookery demonstrations, family-orientated displays and exhibitions, there is something for everyone at this popular festival of the sea.

Pitlochry Festival Theatre opens its doors for summer

After another highly successful winter season, Pitlochry Festival Theatre opens its acclaimed summer season with A Woman of no Importance. Other summer season plays include Summer Lightning, Man of the Moment, Chimneys, The Grapes of Wrath and Hamlet: The Actors Cut. A multitude of one night performances will also take place at the theatre during the year.

Duncrub Holidays Ltd is indebted to VisitScotland Perthshire for the source of much of the above information. Don’t forget to visit a Tourist Information Centre in Perthshire during your visit – the staff are extremely knowledgeable on information about Perthsirea nd will be delighted to help you with any query you may have.