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What’s On Around Dunkeld? Here are some ideas for nearby attractions, and a frequently updated list of promotions and news stories from the surrounding area.
The woodlands at Dunkeld House doubled as the North Carolina wilderness where Jamie, Claire and Young Ian set off in search of Roger when he was sold to the Mohawk in Season 4 of Outlander!
Here are some recent posts from the area via facebook, unfortunately due to new facebook policy we can no longer show current posts, though you can still visit the sources in facebook’s site – for your convenience here is a handy list to inspire you (other attractions are available!):
Birnam Arts | Blair Castle | Castle Menzies | County Clays | Dewars Distillery | Dunkeld and Birnam | Dunkeld Community Info | Edradour Distillery | Explore Pitlochry | Highland Offroad Quad Treks | Highland Perthshire | Horsecross | Land Rover Experience | Loch of the Lowes | North Perthshire Ranger Service | Perthshire Amber | Pitlochry.org | Pitlochry Festival Theatre | Scone Palace | Scottish Crannog Centre | Taymouth Marina | Visit Miss Potter | Stirling Castle
Had a great breakfast there...
This is a beautiful shop!
We come in often. Breakfast, lunch or dinner. Always enjoy. 😊
Trish Eilidh - a visit on my next trip home - whenever thats going to be!!!
Looks good, will visit when next in the area!
Did this used to be The Caithness glass place
Many a happy memory of visits here with my late Aunt ( she loved to be taken here ) for a meal on a Sunday. Always assured of a warm friendly welcome from staff and excellent meal. Well worth stopping in here.
A favourite stopping off point
Always visit & have lunch on way to Pitlochry 👍
Hi we are visiting from Liverpool, both myself and my husband have both tried to book 2 of the 9 places left for Thursday with no luck . Your ticket site needs looking at.😥 ... See MoreSee Less
Next FREE, LIVE #pftinconversation With... some of the UK's leading Artistic Directors is MONDAY 14 September 6pm, Liz Stevenson Theatre by the Lake with Pitlochry Festival Theatre's Artistic Director, Elizbeth Newman. Don't miss your chance to join in and ask your questions!
All sessions are Live Captioned and BSL interpreted. Working with Regional Theatre Young Director Scheme
To register: bit.ly/PFTInConv ... See MoreSee Less
'My suffering Countrymen: As I am within view of being hurried into the presence of my Almighty Judge, I remain under the firm conviction that I die a Martyr in the Cause of Truth and Justice, and in the hope that you will soon succeed in the Cause which I took up arms to defend.'
These were the last words spoken by Andrew Hardie on the scaffold before he and John Baird were executed in Stirling on this day 200 years ago.
As a result of the Radical Rising in April of the same year, the two ex-military men and 16 others were taken prisoners at Bonnymuir on their march to Falkirk. The aim of the working class uprising was to better conditions for the poor and working classes and to increase those who were able to vote. However, the uprising only lasted a few days.
The men were arrested and held prisoners at Stirling Castle over the next few months in cells under the Royal Palace. They were taken to Edinburgh Castle for interrogation and then tried back in Stirling.
On 8 September 1820, the weavers Hardie and Baird were led down to Broad Street where a crowd of 2000 had gathered to witness their execution outside the Stirling Jail.
When you visit Stirling today, you can still see traces of their imprisonment and death. The Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum still displays the robe the executioner wore in 1820 and a memorial plaque to Hardie and Baird can be found at the Tolbooth.
You can read the full story on our blog: ow.ly/HWJ850BjOkN ... See MoreSee Less
Hermoso! Estuve rn 2018.
My ancestor was one of the the other men placed in prison.
My grandparents grave is next to their ( unmarked) grave next to Holyrood
Whoa. I Would Love To See That Place. I Enjoy History. Beautiful Castle. This Is A Haunting Story & Seeing That Robe Is Just Indescribable. Thank You For Sharing This...🙂
Elaine C Smith
Gordon Jackson, John Gregson.
Explore the beautiful Melon Grove in Hercules Garden on your visit to Blair Castle...🌷☀️ ... See MoreSee Less
We certainly will soon 🌲🌲🌲🏰
It's Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight! 🥩🥕🧀
We love supporting local suppliers in our Ferryman's Inn, where we also focus on seasonal produce 🍃🍅
We still have our mid-week Pizza & Pint deal on - get a delicious stone-baked pizza and a refreshing pint for only £14.95 🍕🍺
#ScotFoodFort20 Scotland Food & Drink ... See MoreSee Less
Enjoyed your positive messages Richard.
Today is the day! We are delighted to present our latest limited expression - ABERFELDY 18 Years Old. A French red wine cask expression, finished in wine casks from Pauillac, Bordeaux.
On sale for £95.00, this new bottling is available to purchase from today at our distillery shop both onsite and online.
Find out more about this delicious limited-edition expression and secure your bottle here: shop.dewars.com/products/aberfeldy-pauillac
#aberfeldy18 #8thSeptember #aberfeldy #exclusivewhisky #distilleryexclusive #HomeofDewars #whisky ... See MoreSee Less
James Dearden. If your looking for Christmas 🎁 ideas for me😉😉
When it says limited edition, how many bottles are expected to be made?
Yet again my ultimate favourite Whiskey, simply delicious, every time I see an advert for Aberfeldy I start dribbling.
Georgie Mann got samples?
We know its September now as the Virginia Creeper on the Palace walls are turning that lovely red, we all love. It doesn’t last for long so don’t hang about if you want to take a snap of your own. We are open daily 10.30am until 5pm. To book link in bio
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Any news on when next weeks Palace tours will be released on your website?
⭐⭐⭐ EXCITING THEATRE NEWS! ⭐⭐⭐
THE MAGIC of CHRISTMAS opens at Pitlochry Festival Theatre on 27 November through to 20 December 2020. A chance to come together again for live entertainment in a WONDER-filled, promenade Christmas experience - safe, relaxed and truly accessible for everyone - from babes in arms to the forever young-at-heart!
It will be a unique, sparkling and magical adventure to remember, through three joyful, festive-fun locations – the magical forest, Santa in Lapland and then take a trip into Space in your very own light and sound Festive Space Galaxy!
BOOKING: Friends & Supporters OPEN NOW.
Wider public from 15 September.
Tickets from just £8!
Find out more: bit.ly/PFT_Magic
The Magic of Christmas is a co-production with ONFife ... See MoreSee Less
We were surprised to find some beautiful daisies on our reserve this afternoon. Have you found any plants you did not expect to see in September? ... See MoreSee Less
A dog violet in next door's garden.
You could help to #savebirnamarts!! Can you send your favourite stories, memories and photos of your time at Birnam Arts? We would love to share these with the community during our upcoming funding project! 🤓🥳👏🏾👏🏽👏🏻🤗 ... See MoreSee Less
Please, please, please do send us your stories and videos either through FB messenger or by emailing them to email@example.com! 👏🏽 👏🏻 👏🏿
We love the Birnam Arts Centre. When our( soon to be )22 year old son was 2 we visited shortly after the centre opened. He was obsessed with flushing the toilet. He managed to lock himself in a cubicle and sat happily flushing the toilet for about half an hour. The staff kindly tried to entice him out with chocolate rabbits. He did eventually appear! More recently we drove up from Edinburgh on a Saturday afternoon arriving just as the centre was closing. The staff kindly stayed open to allow us to get coffee and cake. It was immensely kind and beyond the call of duty. We are always impressed by the range of events listed and recognise the contribution the Arts centre makes to the community as a whole.
What a great photo! Let us know what captions you come up with in the comments below."Stop! Thief!" David Hatton photographed a squirrel taking a bird feeder in his garden in Saline, Fife.
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Should have gone to Tesco's. Oh, my poor arms☹️.
Caught RED handed(pawed)!
I'm squirrelling my nuts away
Now where can I bury this???
This "click and collect" is a great idea!
It’s mine. All mine!
And it's mine! ALL MINE!
Quick, run before anybody sees you.
Grab n go!!
I don't share food!!
Hope they do refills.
We are delighted to hear that the first ever term of Birnam Arts Ballet School Online is going so well! As soon as we are able and it is safe to do so, we will fling the doors open for you to resume dancing around the studios and main hall again!
Ballet teachers Emma and Kelly have even noted some benefits to this short-term online learning 🥳🤓👏🏽👏🏾👏🏻
😀 Increased self confidence in classes
😀 Familiarity of seeing the friendly faces of classmates
😀 Increased focus on the teacher and reduced peer distraction
😀 Increased self-discipline and autonomy
😀 Reduced stress as a result of no commuting to class
😀 Reaching dancers outwith our local area
Of course, we understand it isn't quite the same as physical classes so we continue to work on plans for socially distanced workshops across the Arts Programme. If you've tried a social-distance class yourself, or come across a model that you think might work at Birnam Arts, please do send us a message! 🤓
#onlinelearning #balletschoolonline #birnam #dunkeld #BirnamArts #savebirnamarts #Keepthedoorsopen ... See MoreSee Less
Looking for a wee Scottish Staycation …. come and stay in our Balvaird Apartment here at Scone Palace
Relax in the comfortable sitting room with magnificent views over the Park to the River Tay, explore our gardens and take the Murray Star Maze challenge.
You do not have far to find fishing, golfing, off road experiences, whisky distillery tours and fine dining
We have some limited space left for September have a look at our web site for further information
#staycation #shortbreak #getaway #explore #visitscotland #perthshire #luxury #relax #fishing #golf #weekendaway
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Looks divine Sophy xxxxE
The golden hallmarks of our distillery are evident in every drop. All will be revealed on 8th September.
#aberfeldy #theGoldenDram #8thSeptember #exclusivewhisky #distilleryexclusive #HomeofDewars #whisky ... See MoreSee Less
Using recent archaeological information and the accounts of two first hand combatants we work out where the 1689 red coat army stood on Killiecrankie Battlefield. I was behind the camera, it was fascinating, hope you enjoy it too. ... See MoreSee Less
We discover the Battle Line on Killiecrankie Battlefield, the A9 already bisects the 1689 red coat armies battle line. I personally found this investigation fascinating, hope you do too.. ... See MoreSee Less
Pitlochry is one of my favorite areas in Scotland and I spent a great deal of time over the years until I moved to Ohio USA in November 2003
50 Bird Tower Challenge Update
* Qualifiers for our Super Final.
Last entries on the 12th September,
Call now and book 01350727667 - email@example.com
Stewart Cumming - 50 *
Ian Smith - 49 *
Alan Harris - 48 *
Colin Will - 48 *
Ian Marsden - 48 *
Sandy Burn - 48 *
Chris Smith - 47 *
Martin Myers - 47 *
Jim MacGregor - 46 *
Iain Cochrane - 46 *
Andy MacDonald - 46 *
Gary Meikle - 45 *
Alec Brown - 45 *
Billy Stewart - 44 *
Logan Brown - 44 *
Mark Love - 44 *
Bobby Bruce - 44 *
Jed Burn - 44 *
Colin Noble - 44 *
Angus Turnball - 44 *
Rhys Harrison - 43 *
Bob Archibald - 43 *
Richard Harrison - 43 *
Grant Stewart - 43 *
Ali Turnball - 43 *
Alasdair Lightbody - 42 *
Simon Simpson - 42 *
John Wellington - 42 *
Robin Traquair - 41 *
Ben Cumming - 40 *
Robert Moore - 40 *
Alasdair Lightbody - 39
Nicky Drysdale - 39
Tommy Shirra - 39
Bob Purvis - 39
Alexander Johnstone - 39
Robert Moore - 38
Cayleigh Will - 37
Tam Paterson - 36
Lee Paterson - 35
Polly Lightbody - 34
Polly Lightbody - 34
Douglas Henry - 34
Peter Robertson - 33
Willie Graham - 31
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First Sunday of the Month - lovely to have it back in the square 😊So great to see the farmers market back in the square! Lots of local vendors selling everything from wild game, cheeses, spirits, breads and pastries, fish, pies, flowers, freshly made pancakes, to candy floss, and more. Hope to see you down here, and please shop safe. ... See MoreSee Less
There is a definite chill in the air…. Time to cosy up by the fire and keep snug and warm, get your firewood stocked up with a delivery from Scone Palace. Place your order online for local delivery at www.scone-palaceshop.co.uk/collections/wood-fuels
Our firewood is well seasoned and supplied ready to burn, sourced from our estate, and processed and delivered by our own team.
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Kathryn Long for pub
A perfect day cuddled up with one of your great soups by the fire.
The fruit trees are ready for harvesting in Hercules Garden... 🍎🍏 ... See MoreSee Less
Lovely was there last week
You should see all the apple trees around Perth Craigie
There was a bit of early harvesting going on when we were there recently eh Rachel Louise Smith and Lynn Worth 😄😄
Who will harvest them??
Awh ....so beautiful 💕
My parents used to talk about the fruit that was available pre war in the garden.
We'll be up next week in the woodland lodges looks amazing 🌲🌲🌲🏰
Ruth Stewart 😍
The ducks 🦆 loved crushed apples 🍏 me and the grandchildren fed to them last week. Lynn, Helen
Beautiful! So miss our visits!
We are open 7 days a week, 10am - 5.30pm (last entry 4pm) for the Castle and Gardens. Please note, Castle tours must be pre-booked via our online booking system - blair-castle.co.uk/book-tickets/ ... See MoreSee Less
Enjoy Julie Billington, my favourite happy place 👍👍
Live 50 (Ticketed Concert) tonight!!...read all the info carefully...Saturday Special September 5th - Tonight at 9pm (UK time)!!...Dougie MacLean - LIVE 50 (Wee Concert Stream from Butterstone, Scotland) GET TICKETS NOW!!
We are delighted to announce that it really is a Special Saturday as tonight is our GOLDEN TICKETED CONCERT! … (postponed from August 28th due to the need for isolation at Butterstone). This will be 60 minutes long and involve stories, songs and requests,...and maybe some wee films and fiddle tunes! Tickets are on sale now and are available to purchase from www.dougiemacleanlive.com
We are going to do a TEST OF THE STREAM/BROADCAST from 6.00-6.30pm (UK time) TODAY so that everyone with a ticket can get set up to watch the show well in advance. This will be a looped video and the new CHAT will also be made active.
A brief history…..We had the first broadcast of our wee live concerts on March 21st when lock-down (due to the Covid 19 epidemic ) began for us in Scotland. We broadcast free concerts every second night for 30 concerts, then twice a week til concert Live 40…and since then weekly. There have been over a million and a half views of those concerts via Facebook, Vimeo and YouTube from many different counties and we know from messages and emails that Dougie’s music and stories are still really helping so many to cope with the unusual, challenging and sometimes frightening times. It’s unlikely that touring and live concerts will be happening at all in 2020 and we’d like to develop further the great weekly connection we’ve made with our global audience. A ticketed concert once a month (the other Saturdays will remain 30 mins and free of charge) will help us to continue and develop sharing the music ... so get your tickets by 9pm UK time and join us. It's all another one of our experiments ...a part of life's adventure!...so bear with us if there are any teething troubles. This concert will only be able to be viewed once you have purchased a ticket from www.dougiemacleanlive.com (instructions are on the homepage). You can still ask questions by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or leave comments in the new CHAT on the live concert portal or under the Live 50 Facebook post (which we will add at 8.50pm).
Keep looking after yourselves and each other and keep cheery!
PS Welcome in our Butterstone garden this week is the brilliant crop of plums on our old plum tree! ... See MoreSee Less
Know someone who deserves a special ‘thank you’ just for being so amazing? ❤
Why not book them a mid-week break at Taymouth Marina and show them how much you love them 👇
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We’ve got something exciting on the way to us here at Dewar's Aberfeldy Distillery! The countdown is on!
#8thSeptember #Aberfeldy #TheGoldenDram #exclusivewhisky #distilleryexclusive #whisky #HomeofDewars ... See MoreSee Less
We'd like to say a big thanks to Alex from Loughborough University for producing some new education worksheets for us as part of his degree!
If you'd like to download them for free, please follow the link - crannog.co.uk/learning-resources ... See MoreSee Less
Happy Friday! Are you ready for a 'knight' out this September? 😍
Tickets are now on sale to visit Stirling Castle up until Wednesday 30 September 🎉
👉Pre-book your tickets at www.historicreopening.scot
Remember that all tickets to the castle and parking on the esplanade must be pre-booked. Some parts of the castle still remain closed, so make sure you have a look at our website before you book your tickets.
We are looking forward to seeing you there! ... See MoreSee Less
Let's go 4 a walk
The Dane’s Stone, also known as the Pitfourie Stone, is a special feature of the landscape of Moulin, near Pitlochry, since the Neolithic or Bronze Age. Great picture by www.facebook.com/davidbrownphotographer/ ... See MoreSee Less
View our Summer 2020 Newsletter - www.highlandmainlinecrp.co.uk/email/summer2020.html ... See MoreSee Less
A wonderful lesson on Heather! Just beautiful!
Lovely walk. Thank you 👍
Lovely walk, beautiful views, the bonnie purple heather is spectacular. Thank you for sharing. 😀
Billy McGlashan Pitlochry seems to get fair mention.
Lucky you I love the area
This is so Beautiful
I want to congratulate you on sharing this wonderful journey. I'm in Australia, I was to visit my Dad's homeland Scotland in September. but Covid put a stop to that.So I appreciate your informative walks..just before he died he spoke of the Heather on the hill.which he thought he could see..So this had a special meaning. You showed me what he could see. Absolutely beautiful. I guess his soul had returned home
I could almost smell the heather, thx🌻
Had a fantastic time Pitlochry last week. Beautiful views
I had a fantastic time summer 1972 CIAO beautiful Bonnie Scotland xxx xxx xxx xxx
Thank you so much. I have to keep my wee piece of heather up high as it acts like catnip to my cats
Thank You for a wonderful Walk around that lovely heather!
I had so hoped to get to Moulin this year and climb Ben Vrackie but not looking hopeful at all 🙁
How beautiful the bonnie purple heather💜
Thank you 😊 absolutely gorgeous scenery lovely heather too ,I have missed it this year 🏴🏴🏴🏴🏴
Thank you sir, I really enjoyed watching and listening. Please be my guide next time in Pitlochry and Dunkeld! 😃
Love the heather💙
Walked up Ben Vrackie 2weeks ago. It was stunning. Hard walk but worth the 360degree view at the top. The point of the sign points at the summit.
I am sitting here, isolated in my home in Kansas, USA, and enjoying walking with you through the beautiful heather. I’m thrilled that I discovered this page recently, and have oft been by your side on climbs, bikes, and walks around Pitlochry and surroundings. I spent two weeks touring all over Scotland in 2000. A friend and I used only public transportation. As we went north to Inverness on the train, we made a brief stop at Pitlochry, and a wee English boy sitting behind us chanted its name over and over again. I was enthralled by the view of the town of stone and flowers on one side, and the sweep of the valley and river on the other. I decided in my next life I wanted to live in Pitlochry. Now I won’t have to wait; I can be there virtually! My ancestors were Moncriefs, who lived around Perth, in that area somewhere. I failed to find their estate, though my uncle had years ago visited Ian Moncrief, then Laird of the clan. I felt weirdly at home in SCOTLAND.
Fantastic few hours with clark today ,went through all safety aspects,from handling of gun to shooting and to the technique,never felt rushed ,happy to chat away and give advice ..thanks again ..will definitely be back .. ... See MoreSee Less
Dunkeld Hot Smoked Salmon, Baby Potato, Green Beans and a Lemon Dill Aioli. Grilled Tofu, Broccoli, Red Chilli and Kikkoman Soy Sauce (G.F).
#birnam #dunkeld #BirnamArts #perthshire #scotland #scottishhighlands #goodfood #foodphotography #foodstagram #foodie #foodies #foodiesofinstagram #foodiegram #cheflife #Chef #chefsofinstagram #salmon #hotsmokedsalmon #scottishsalmon #tofu #vegan #VeganFood #veganrecipes #brocolli #aioli #soysauce #salad #salads #saladsofinstagram
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Planning to visit us soon? Make sure your phones are charged! 📱
Until all parts of the castle can safely re-open, we have added scannable interpretation at various points to add a virtual experience to your visit!
🦄 Follow the characters of our 'Hunt for the Unicorn' trail around the castle with your wee ones and go on a fascinating journey throughout the castle.
🏰 Have a virtual look at our Great Kitchens, explore over 900 years of castle history and much more!
Make sure you look out for the QR codes to scan on your visit! ... See MoreSee Less
Although we might be heading towards autumn now, that's no reason to shy away from getting out and exploring Scotland's gorgeous countryside 🏔
Embrace the fresh air and feel revitalised by the Highland Perthshire atmosphere before snuggling up with a night cap🍂
Sound good? Check out our availability for the coming months ahead here 👇
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Any signs of hotbox spa opening?
All fine at Butterstone!...see you all on Saturday! Cheers, JennyIt's been a very wet Wednesday but we are fit and well and really looking forward to getting together with lots of you for The Special Gold Concert - Live 50!! this coming Saturday 5th September at 9pm (UK time).
If you don't have one already you can get your ticket from www.dougiemacleanlive.com/#clip=368ac37j3fms&time=0
All those who bought tickets for the postponed concert last Saturday (August 29th) as well as those who have bought tickets since can view the concert 'live' and/or 'on demand' until Friday 11th September. It should be a great hour of songs, and stories... and even a fiddle tune or a wee special film ...
Thanks for all the kind and supportive messages and comments this last week...really appreciated! Only 24 hours more of isolation...yippee!
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Brilliant video of a (wet) Land Rover Experience! Great to see you guys, it looks like you all had a lot of fun in the New Defender👍 Love the action shots, showing the weird and wonderful angles you achieved😀 ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you for having us. A great trip and we will be sure to be back!
Autumn is one of the best times of year to explore Scotland's countryside 🍁🍂
And Taymouth Marina is the perfect base for your adventures - go for hikes through glorious forests before snuggling up in front of an open fire on the Marina deck overlooking the loch or relaxing in your personal hot tub 🔥💧
You can find out more and book here 👇
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Many thanks to Bruce from Scotland History Tours for creating this fantastic video on the Crannog Centre!
Click the link below to watch the video and learn about other great places to visit in Scotland on Bruce's channel 👇 ... See MoreSee Less