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Whats on locally in November 2019!

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

 

Bonfire Night 

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.

 

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

 

25th oct – 10th Nov @ 5pm- 9.15pm 

https://www.itison.com/glasglow

Botanic Gardens, West End of Glasgow.

A Magical night with amazing lights and sounds that transport you to another world. With Byres road right next to it theres is plenty around to make a day and night out of it. 

Between £9 – £18 depending on day and age.

 

10am – 5pm until 12th Jan 2020

https://www.glasgowlife.org.uk/event/1/linda-mccartney-retrospective

Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow.

A major retrospective photographic exhibition, which is curated by Paul, Mary and Stella McCartney and features iconic names and moments in music from the 1960s along with more intimate and emotional later work by this acclaimed and prolific photographer.

Tickets are £5/£7.

 

23rd Nov 2019

https://www.engineshed.scot/whats-on/events/?eventId=bffe3c63-f52e-4f79-a737-aad200c0891c

The Engine shed, Stirling

A day to get hands on and learn what a big role timber has to play in the buildings in and around Scotland over the years. Learn how Crannogs and Stirling Castles great hall were made along with the skills and techniques to make them. 

Free


Pop Up Pizza @ the Port. Hawaiian Special!

Back by popular demand the pop up Pizza is on Fri 11th – Sun 13th Noon till 9.30pm.

There has been a lot of debate about wither Pineapple belongs on pizza or not?! Well come and try out Pauls Hawaiian Pizza with fresh Pineapple and Ham Hock! Or stick with our family favorite Black pudding and Pancetta! (other options available)


What’s On Locally in October 2019!

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

 

12.10.19 @ 6.30-9pm

https://forestryandland.gov.scot/visit/forest-parks/queen-elizabeth-forest-park/the-lodge-forest-visitor-centre

The Lodge Forest Visitors Centre, Aberfoyle.

Enjoy a magical night in the woods with a spectacular light show walking through the forest! Perfect for all ages, with woodland folklore tales by the fire and a BBQ to keep your tummy warm what more could you want?!

Adults- £7.50  Children- £5

 

10.10.19 @ 7.30  

https://stirlingevents.org/albert-halls-event/the-nutcracker/

The Albert Halls, Stirling.

Join the Russian National Ballet in a spectacular performance of the Nutcracker. 

£15-£21

 

15.10.19- Jan 2020

https://www.stirlingcastle.scot/whatson/events/romantic-scotland-through-a-lens/?month=1019

Stirling Castle.

Included in the entrance to the Castle, explore and learn more about how Scotlands rugged ruins, fishing communities and rural life shaped Scotland as we know it.

 

16.10.19 – 2.11.19

https://stirlingevents.org/tolbooth-event/the-witching-hour-exhibition/

The Tolbooth, Stirling.

Kick start Halloween with this intriguing exhibition of Scottish witches.

Free

 

12.10.19 – 27.10.19

https://www.arnpriorfarm.com/pumpkins

Arnprior Pumpkins. (less than 10 mins from lochend)

Get down and dirty picking your own pumpkin! With pizza face painting and lots of other entertainment its well worth a visit! Last year sold out very quickly so please book before to avoid disappointment.

Various ticket prices, from £5-15, check link above for details.


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!