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Whats on Locally in September 2019!

Hand-picked local events, by the Lochend team, based on things we love!

 

20-22nd Sep

https://bloodyscotland.com

Various locations.

With lots of different events going on theres plenty to get involved with, screenings at the tollbooth, talks, interviews and lots more. If you’re into your Crime Fiction then this is the event for you!

Various Prices.

 

7/8th Sep

https://www.dukesweekender.com

Dukes Pass, Aberfoyle.

Fantastic Cycle event with lots of different disciplines involved and for all ages! Aberfoyle host the event and have a lot to offer off the bike as well. Book now to avoid disappointment. 

 

27th Sep- 13th Oct @various timings 

https://www.thessehydro.com/events/detail/still-game-live-1

SSE Hydro, Glasgow.

Join Jack and Victor one last time and say a final farewell. With extra dates just added its one to get in on quickly!

£33.50-£85.15

 

28-29th Sep 

https://www.mcmcomiccon.com/scotland/

SEC, Glasgow 

Get your comic-on (!!) Thousands of fans will descend on SEC Glasgow for an epic weekend. Don’t miss out, get your tickets online now and join our amazing community! Buy Tickets Online.

£11-£28

 

14th Sep

https://www.foragingfortnight.co.uk/scottish-wild-food-festival/

Cardross Estate (less than 5 min drive from Lochend) is the venue for the pinnacle of the foraging fortnight in and around Scotland! Inspired other festivals in Latvia and Finland we are super excited to be hosting delegates from both places to partake in Scotland’s first foraging festival, thanks to LEADER funding. Lots of things to see and do locally….click through to the website for lots more information.

Adults: £8

Under 16’s: free


Whats on locally in August 2019!

Hand-picked local events, by the Lochend team, based on things we love!

 

15th August @ 7:30pm

https://www.nts.org.uk/visit/events/a-midsummer-nights-dream-at-pollok-house

Pollock House, Glasgow.

The National Trust for Scotland with Chapterhouse Theatre Company are putting on an outdoor production of A Midsummers Night Dream….experience the brilliant Shakespearian play in a way that draws you in and makes you feel involved! 

Adult-£16 Kids-£11

 

17th August @ 10:30-5pm

https://www.stirlinghighlandgames.com

Stirling Sports Village, Borrowmeadow Farm Road.

One of the biggest local highland games, held behind the Peak and Stirling Albion Football grounds. Great for all the family with plenty to do!

Adult-£8 Kids-£4

 

2-24th August

https://www.edfringe.com

Various locations around Edinburgh’s Royal Mile.

Lots of Choice! Either enjoy walking around the Royal Mile seeing the incredible street performers or book some shows and wander about in-between! With so much going on there’s plenty to keep you going for a few trips. 

We recommend getting the tram in from Ingliston (£8.50 for a family ticket – 2 adults and up to 3 children) ticket includes all day parking and use on trams and buses. Parking in Edinburgh is minimal and very expensive! https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/ingliston 

Various

 

24th August @ 1-3:30pm

https://www.engineshed.scot/whats-on/events/?eventId=d04ca1b8-2c98-47f1-b35b-a9ea0119192e

The Engine Shed, Stirling.

A great opportunity to learn a bit about metals and what role they play in traditional buildings in Scotland! Get hands on and do your own bit of metal casting. 

Free


Road Closure

There is a film crew who have been given permission to film on the B8034 for an hour on Saturday the 25th May but we don’t know when that hour will be!

So the best we can offer is that you arrive from the Port of Menteith side of that road NOT the Arnprior side.

Here’s a map to guide you.

Apologies for the inconvenience this may cause you and do give us a call if you need clarification.


What’s on Locally in May 2019.

Hand-picked local events, by the Lochend team, based on things we love!

 

24th-26th May

http://mhorfestival.net

Monachyle Mhor, Balquider.

An amazing music, food, drink and general good time festival. Escape up the the Glen, take in the incredible surrounding, eat some droolingly good food and enjoy the festival feel! Great for the whole family.

16 and under- £5 per day  Adults Fri-£15 Adults Sat&Sun- £30

 

18th-19th May @10-5.30pm

http://www.gcaf.co.uk/2016/03/10/venue-2/

Kelvingrove, Glasgow.

Glasgow Contemporary Art Festival is held in a purpose built marquee in Kelvingroves gardens, with a bit of art for everyone its worth going and seeing what there is to offer and with a huge variety in price there may even be something to take home!

Kids- Free Adults-£4 Students and Consetion- £2.50 

 

11th-12th May @10-5pm

https://www.bkrailway.co.uk/your-visit/day-out-with-thomas/

Bo’ness and Kinneil Railway.

Spend they day with Thomas and some of his friends and get to ride in a real steam train! A must for any Thomas fans!

£14 per person

 

10th-12th May

http://www.stirlingspiritcompany.scot/StirlingWhiskyFestival2016.aspx

Variety of Locations.

A festival celebrating Scottish whiskey with local food in lovely locations. Booking is recommended as some of the events are already sold out. 

Various prices.

 

26th April – 7th June

https://www.engineshed.scot/whats-on/event/?eventId=4e4b973b-9627-4745-8d3d-a9f400a17198

Clackmannan Tower, Clackmannan.

Go and learn a bit about the conservation of this 14th century tower! See and learn about this amazing building and how the Historic Environment Scotland gang are helping to make it more accessible so everyone can enjoy this piece of history.

Free


Whats on Locally April 2019

Hand-picked local events, by the Lochend team, based on things we love!

 

6th and 7th April @ 10am-4pm 

https://lochlomondspringfest.co.uk/

Lomond Shores, Balloch.

Celebrating delicious foods and drinks on the beautiful bonny banks of Loch Lomond. With lots on offer there is bits for those who just enjoy eating, those who want to learn new tricks or just want to be inspired. There is also live music, shops and an aquarium so plenty to keep the everyone amused

Free entry or VIP tickets for £20

 

28th April 

https://www.greatrun.org/great-stirling-run

Starting at Kings Park.

The Great Stirling Marathon takes you from the heart of stirling out passed the safari park, through Doune and Dunblane and round the back of Stirling. A great way to see the beautiful scenery and help raise money for a good cause. 

Half Marathon – £36 per entry, Marathon – £58 per entry (closed)

 

28th April staggered starts 

https://www.thekiltwalk.co.uk/events/glasgow/

Dumbarton.

The Wee Wander as part of the Glasgow Kilt walk is a 6 mile charity walk starting this year at the Levengrove Park and taking you through the scenic Vale of Leven in Dumbarton. Enjoy a family days walk in yer Kilt raising money for a charity of your choice! 

Adults- £12.80 Kids- £6.50 Under 5s- Free

 

6th-21st April

https://www.sciencefestival.co.uk/festival

Various Locations in Edinburgh.

A diverse programme of innovative events, science exhibitions, tours and workshops. Inspired by the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing the theme is Frontiers.

 

5th – 10th April

https://www.harpfestival.co.uk

Edinburgh.

Enjoy a selection of concerts, courses and workshops in the amazing surroundings of Merchiston Castle School. Open to everyone its worth going and learning a bit more about the beautiful instruments and hearing some lovely music. 


Pop up Pizza is Back!

Nick Nairn’s Pizza at the Port.

“We’re firing up the wood burning pizza oven to bring back pizza the way pizza should be – hand-crafted, thin and crispy and using only the finest ingredients. Watch pizza Paul create your pizza masterpiece. Eat in or takeaway. Booking advisable to avoid disappointment.”

April
Thur 4 – Sun 7, 12 noon – 9.30pm
Fri 19 – Mon 22, 12 noon – 9.30pm
May
Fri 24 – Mon 27, 12 noon– 9.30pm

Call: 01877 389 900 to book.

https://www.facebook.com/nicknairnchef/


What’s on Locally in March 2019

Hand-picked local events, by the Lochend team, based on things we love!

 

Every Fri, Sat, Sun in March @ 10-4pm 

https://scone-palace.co.uk

Scone Palace, Perth.

Enjoy a relaxing stroll through the beautiful gardens of Scone Palace, along paths that are lined with the dainty little snowdrops. Then before heading home heat your self up with a lovely cuppa and a Scone from Scone!

Free admission.

 

9-10th March

http://www.scottishmotorcycleshow.com

Ingliston Show ground, Edinburgh.

If you’re into your motorbikes this is the show for you! With stunt shows in the outside arenas and Classic Bikes, trade and autojumble and lots of excitement inside the massive sheds! A full day of Bikes for the whole family to enjoy.

Adults: £18 on the day or £14 if you book in advance. Under 12s go Free.

 

On till the 6th May 

https://www.glasgowlife.org.uk/whats-on?page=1&q=kelvingrove

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow.

It’s a busy time at the Kelvingrove for the next few months with the Leonardo Da Vinci exhibition and a visit from Dippy the Diplodocus! With lots to learn and see theres a full days entertainment ahead. 

Free but donations are suggested.

 

15th March @7-8:30pm

http://www.mclarenleisure.co.uk/facilities/facility/climbing-wall/

McLaren Leisure Center, Callander.

The brilliant local indoor climbing wall has just been refurbished and is ready for its first climbers to try it out! Its perfect for climbers of all strengths and ages.

 

22-24th March

http://www.aberfoyleweekends.co.uk/?fbclid=IwAR29I4rf7V7LUgTBPwe_7ZSYXCClrUhdRXNlkt8pfA9He7re3FCy65ATaGk

Aberfoyle.

A weekend all about the outdoors! Try out new activities or enjoy doing the ones you already enjoy in the stunning Trossachs!


Whats on locally in February 2019!

Hand-picked local events, by the Lochend team, based on things we love!

1st Feb @ 7pm

http://www.whatsonstirling.co.uk/event/066659-murder-mystery-dinner/

Inglewood House and Spa, Tullibody.

A glitzy evening reception at Inglewood House is interrupted by a dastardly murder. Someone in the house is responsible and you have to help interrogate the suspects, uncover the clues and bring the killer to justice. You will find yourself in the midst of the action and witness the darker side of human nature as it happens.

£34.95pp. Price includes a glass of prosecco on arrival and a 3 course meal.

 

3rd Feb @ 1:30-4pm

https://www.glasgowlife.org.uk/event/1/lotus-lanterns

St Mungos Museum, Glasgow.

Using everyday objects and cool patterned paper stock create a beautiful lotus tee light holder to impress your friends during Chinese New Year.

 

16th Feb @ various times

https://www.engineshed.scot/whats-on/event/?eventId=00f11646-3a1a-4f7a-9d85-a984010165e2

The Engine Shed, Stirling.

Explore the amazing Engine Shed building with a sketch book in hand and water colours and ink in the other! Either stop in for the drop in sessions or book and learn a some skills and techniques from the renowned Edinburgh sketcher Mark Kirkham.

Free

 

20th- 24th Feb 

https://www.mountainfestival.co.uk/book-now.html

Nevis Centre, Fort William.

If your feeling adventurious then head up to the fort William mountain festival, get involved or just enjoy the atmosphere and get you into the outdoor mindset! With lots going on there’s definitely something for everyone!

 

15th Feb @ 6:45pm

https://www.stirlingcastle.scot/whatson/events/mary-queen-of-scots-screening/

Stirling Castle, Stirling.

An amazingly unique experience! Arrive early and learn a bit about the time Queen Mary spent in Stirling castle from costumed interpreters before being taken back in time with Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie!

Adults- £18 Kids (over 15)-£16


What’s on Locally January 2019

Hand-picked local events, by the Lochend team, based on things we love!

 

8th Jan- 24th Mar @ 10-4pm

https://www.historicenvironment.scot/visit-a-place/whats-on/event/?eventId=fc443183-7272-4d3c-aa8f-a97e00f9a945

Blackness Castle, Blackness.

Warren Elsmore and his team have created “Brick City” in a celebration of iconic buildings from around the world, they have meticulously recreated each one in lego!

Entry Fee for the Castle: Adults-£6 Kids- £3.60.

 

20th Jan @ 1:30-4pm

https://www.glasgowlife.org.uk/event/1/simple-felting-fun

St Mungos, Glasgow.

An introduction to basic felting where you learn to make a flower or other motifs to wear as a brooch. Think of it as a gentle exploration of an ancient traditional craft!

Free

 

25th Jan – @ 7pm Rabbie Burns Night!

https://www.facebook.com/events/315379395859725/?event_time_id=315379409193057

Lots of Local eateries will be serving the classic Haggis, Neeps and Tatties! But if you fancy going all out, head round to Lake Hotel to be winded and dined!

£88 per person includes Appetizer, four course meal, wines and entertainment.

 

18th Jan – 5th May

https://www.nms.ac.uk/national-museum-of-scotland/whats-on/robots/

Featuring more than 100 objects – from automatons to science fiction film stars and the creations of modern research labs – this is your chance to see the most significant collection of humanoid robots ever assembled.

Adults- £10 Kids-Free


Whats on Locally in December 2018

Hand-picked local events, by the Lochend team, based on things we love!

 

20-13th @5-10pm

http://www.irn-bru-carnival.com/rides-and-attractions

SECC, Glasgow.

Enjoy Glasgows big indoor Carnaval, all your favourite rides without having to worry about the weather! 

Standard entry £14, slightly cheeper if booked in advance.

 

18th Nov- 19th Feb @ 4:45-7:30pm

https://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/giant-lanterns-2018/

Edinburgh Zoo.

Experience a magical night at the zoo, as Scottish myths, ancient Chinese legends and incredible creatures come to life! 

Tickets £21.

 

12th Oct – 17th Mar @10-5pm

https://www.nms.ac.uk/national-museum-of-scotland/things-to-see-and-do/past-exhibitions/scotlands-early-silver/

Duff House, Banff

Learn a bit about Scotland silver history, going way back to the first millennium AD when silver was worth more then Gold! It’s a bit of a hike from Lochend…3 hours!

Free.

 

CHRISTMAS!

Edinburgh Christmas Market.

17th Nov – 5th Jan @10am – 10pm

 

Glasgow’s Christmas Market @ George Square.

25th Nov – 29th Dec @10am – 10pm

 

Glamis Castle Christmas Market, in Angus.

8th-10th Dec @ 10:30 – 5pm 

 

House for an Art lover Christmas Fayre, Bellahouston Park.

2nd Dec @ 11-3pm

 

Panto @ the MacRoberts 

https://macrobertartscentre.org/whatson/live/

Panto at Christmas time is just what you do! This yer the Macroberts have on Sleepin’ Cutie and A ladder to the stars.