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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. 


What’s on Locally in November 2018

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

 

2-4th Nov @ 10-4pm 

https://atholl-estates.co.uk/events/christmas-fair/

Blair Athol, Perthshire.

With lots of different arts, crafts and food stalls you will definitely be able to find a few Christmas presents that have been lovingly hand made in Scotland.

Tickets – £3

 

24-18th Nov @ various times

http://www.illuminight.co.uk

Dean country Park, Kilmarnock.

For it’s second year, Illuminight is lighting up Dean Castle for a few weeks to make the most out of the dark autumn nights.

Adults- £12 Kids- £6 Family- £33

 

12,13,19 & 22nd Nov @ various times

https://www.edinburghcastle.scot/whatson/events/rob-roy-macgregor

Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh.

See round the amazing castle and hear the stories of the notorious Rob Roy MacGregor and his rebellion, clan warfare and self-preservation.

Adults- £17 Concession- £13.60 Child- £10.20 Youngscot- £1

 

23rd Nov-8th Dec @various times 

https://www.edinburghcastle.scot/whatson/events/kilts-and-captivity

Another visit to the great castle except this time learning about the Jacobite movement and why it failed. Hear stories about the Bonnie Prince Charlie and his battle tactics for the Highland army. 

Adults- £17 Concession- £13.60 Child- £10.20 Youngscot- £1

 

5th Nov Guy Fox night!

There are a few local small firework displays with big bonfires but if you fancy a big spectacular display the best ones are in Bridge of Allan or at Callander House in Falkirk. 

http://culturestirling.org/events/bridge-allan-fireworks/

The bonfire is lit from 6:45 and fireworks start at 7:30. Tickets are £12 Family (2 adults, 3 children) / £5 adult / £2 child / £4 concession (student or senior) / 4 students for £12

https://www.familiesonline.co.uk/local/falkirk/whats-on/callendar-park-fireworks-display-2017

The entertainment starts at 6:30 and the fireworks start at 7:30. Tickets are Free.