28/6-2/7/17, through the day
Edinburgh Film Festival
World renown festival’s in Scotland’s capital kicks off with the Film Festival. Close to Victoria’s heart this is an extravaganza, from documentaries to world premiere’s, most notably, for me, this year Stanley Tucci bring his newest directorial adventure ‘Final Portrait’ starring Geoffrey Rush.
Various Venues all over Edinburgh
From £6 upwards
Doune and Dunblane Show,
Our local agricultural show, akin to the Royal Highland show just not quite as big. Celebrating it’s 70th year.
Just off junction 11 on the M9. Keir roundabout.
£10/£5, under 16’s free
Perth Summer Races, 12-6pm
Come along and enjoy a fine afternoon of jump racing in the height of the Scottish summer. Sponsored by Mackies Ice Cream and with Champagne bar on site if a flutter and dressing up and gee-gee’s takes your fancy, earth racecourse is a great day out.
Perth Racecourse, Scone Palace Park, Perth.
Callander’s Summerfest, through the day
A mix of many things…from concerts to arts and crafts workshops to guided walks & sports activities and lots more.
Various venues all over Callander
Free to ticketed events.
Kinlochard Family Highland Gathering, 11.45am-5pm
Kinlochard Gathering features Lomond Fly Ball as the main Arena Event. This year there is an under18s piping competition. Pipe band, highland dancers, heavy event demos and audience participation, watery fun on the loch, side shows, stalls and kids events.. Brilliant food and drink in the form of Mhor burgers, home baking with teas and coffee and a licensed bar.
Kilochard Village Hall and field.
Iron Age Gourmet Day, 10.30am-4.30pm
This fabulous facility has inventive workshops and all include talks, tours and campfire dwelling. Today you can sample tasty, nutritious and healthy foods prepared and cooked as our ancestors did.
The Crannog Centre, Loch Tay, Kemore.
£10/£9/£7 family (2+2) £32, prices on events days are ‘a little higher’!!
Pride and Prejudice, Open Air Theatre.
An outdoor performance of an adaptation of her famous novel. At perhaps one of the loveliest dwelling houses in Scotland because Rennie Mackintosh, and his talented team including wife Margaret MacDonald Mackintosh, created the entire environment including furniture.
Hill House, Helensburgh
£15/£10 family £45