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Activities & Events to Enjoy

Morenish Mews is ideally placed for you to explore the lowlands and highlands of Scotland. Our surrounding area of Loch Tay is rich with natural beauty and awe-inspiring vistas throughout the seasons. Don't worry if you forget to pack your hiking boots, Killin Outdoor Centre and Mountain Shop is stocked with walking and mountaineering equipment, bikes for hire, canoes and kayaks.

As a Green Tourism business we encourage our guests to travel in a sustainable manner and to let the bus and train take the strain where possible.

Events Calendar 2016

Date Event Details Venue & Contact
  Outdoor Activity Events  
Tuesday 26th April. Bob MacGregor Memorial Road Run - 130 miles of Highland Perthshire roads. McLaren Hall, Killin
Saturday 30th April (13:00). 28th Stuc a’ Chroin 5000: Category A Long Hill Race (distance 22 km; climb 1500 m). Strathyre
Saturday 4th (09:00) - Sunday 5th June (15:00). Bob MacGregor Memorial 2-Day Motorcycle Trial. Kinnell Estate, Killin
Sunday 12th June (09:00). 5th Strathearn Marathon. Cultybraggan Camp, Comrie
Wednesday 15th June (19:30). Ben Sheann: short hill race (distance 3.4 km; climb 380 m). Strathyre
Saturday 18th June (Commences Pitlochry 07:00 - 08:00). Martin Currie Rob Roy Challenge - a 16-mile walk from Pitlochry to Kenmore via Aberfeldy and / or one of three cycle challenges commencing and finishing in Kenmore. The Rob Roy Festival in Taymouth Castle grounds, Kenmore, commences at noon.  
Saturday 2nd July (11:00). Ben Ledi Hill Race (distance 10 km; climb 750 m). Strathyre Forest Holidays
Saturday 9th July. 2016 Artemis Great Kindrochit Quadrathlon: Swim Loch Tay - Walk/run seven Munros - Kayak back to Ardtalnaig - Cycle around Loch Tay. Ardtalnaig, Loch Tay
Saturday 27th August (12:00). Tay Fitness Killin 10K - open to all (walk, jog or run) charity event. Dochart Bridge, Killin
Saturday 3rd September. Highland Perthshire Marathon and Half-Marathon – run or cycle.   www.highlandperthshiremarathon.co.uk Wade's Park, Aberfeldy
Saturday 8th October. National Trust for Scotland Hill Race - Meall nan Tarmachan (distance 9.5 km; climb 700 m). Dan Watson (01567-820404)
Saturday 8th to Saturday 15th October Drovers' Tryst Walking Festival: bag some local Munros, walk old drove roads or ramble through the glens. Fun mountain bike racing, photographic walks & evening entertainment. Crieff and environs
     
  Highland Games and Agricultural Shows  
Saturday 2nd July (08:00). Lochearnhead Shears International Sheep-shearing Competition. Games Park, Lochearnhead.
Wednesday 6th July (17:30 - 21:30). Kenmore Highland Games. Sports Field, Kenmore
Saturday 23rd July (12:30 - 17:00). Balquhidder, Lochearnhead & Strathyre Highland Games. Games Park, Lochearnhead
Wednesday 3rd August (13:00). Killin Highland Games. Breadalbane Park, Killin
Saturday 13th August (09:30). Atholl & Breadalbane Agricultural Show & Highland Gathering. Wade's Park, Aberfeldy
Saturday 20th August (10:30). Killin Agricultural Show. Breadalbane Park, Killin
Sunday 21st August (10:30). Crieff Highland Gathering. Market Park, Crieff
     
  Activities for Children  
Tuesdays 19th July and 2nd August (10:30 - 12:30). Burn Dipping and Beastie Hunting (adults must be accompanied by a child and vice versa). Ben Lawers NNR car park
     
  Live Traditional Music  
1st Sunday of each month (14:30 - 19:00). Balvaig Music Group open sessions: traditional and modern folk with some blues. Tel. 01877-384660 to confirm date. The Inn at Strathyre
Friday 27th (19:00) to Sunday 29th May. 4th Strathyre Music Festival: www.balvaig.co.uk Strathyre
Friday 17th to Sunday 19th June. Killin Music Festival '16. McLaren Hall, Killin
Friday 30th September to Sunday 2nd October. 11th Callander Jazz & Blues Festival. Callander and area
Thursday 3rd to Sunday 6th November. Perthshire Amber: features the finest of Scotland's traditional musical talent. Tickets on sale from 16:00 on Tuesday 10th May, online at www.perthshireamber.com or at 01350-724261. Various venues, Highland Perthshire
     
  Food & Drink Events  
Sunday 24th January (18:00). Burns Supper in the Barn: food, music, whisky and wine. Dutch Barn, Monachyle Mhor, Balquhidder
Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th May. Mhor Festival: food and drink, music, theatre, arts and dance. Monachyle Mhor Farm, Balquhidder
     
  Arts & Cultural Events  
Saturday 11th to Sunday 19th June. Forth Valley Open Studios - a celebration of talent and individual inspiration.  
Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th June. Perthshire and Angus Provincial Mod (Mòd Ionadail Shiorrachd Pheairt agus Aonghais). Breadalbane Community Campus, Aberfeldy
Saturday 3rd to Sunday 11th September. Perthshire Open Studios - artists and makers throughout Perthshire welcome you to their workshops & studios.  
     
  Local Festivals  
Saturday 23rd July to Saturday 6th August Comrie Fortnight: walks, children's fun days; open gardens afternoon; watersports on Loch Earn; Strathearn Harriers hill race; treasure hunt; fiddlers' rally; art exhibition etc. Comrie and environs
     
  National Trust for Scotland Walks & Talks  
  Walks commence at the Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve car park unless otherwise stated.  For further information telephone 01567-820988.  
Saturday 30th April (05:00 - 07:00). Sunrise Wildlife - see wildlife as the sun rises. Booking essential. Ben Lawers NNR car park
Saturday 4th and / or Sunday 5th June (09:30). Photographing Wild Flowers - a one or two-day course.  Booking essential. Ranger Base, Main Street, Killin.
Wednesday 15th June (13:30). Bumblebee Safari. Booking advisable. Ben Lawers NNR car park
Wednesday 29th June (13:30). Mossing about - learn to identify 5 easy-to-identify mosses.   Booking advisable. Ben Lawers NNR car park
Wednesday 13th July (13:30 - 16:30). Butterflies and moths of the mountain. Booking advisable. Ben Lawers NNR car park
Friday 15th July (09:00 - 17:00). Mountain flowers - an 8-hour high-level guided walk.  Booking essential. Ben Lawers NNR car park
Saturday 16th July (09:30 - 17:00). An introduction to mountain plant identification.  Booking essential. Ben Lawers NNR car park
Tuesdays 19th July and 2nd August (10:30 - 12:30). Burn Dipping and Beastie Hunting (adults must be accompanied by a child and vice versa). Ben Lawers NNR car park
Wednesday 20th July (10:30 - 14:30). Return of the Natives - see where pioneering conservation work is restoring threatened plant communities. Booking essential. Ben Lawers NNR car park
Wednesday 27th July (13:30 - 16:00). Flora and fauna of the hillside. Booking advisable. Ben Lawers NNR car park
Friday 12th August (10.30 - 16:30). An introduction to map and compass navigation - a 6-hour course.   Booking essential. Ben Lawers NNR car park
Saturday 13th August (09:30 - 17:00). An introduction to identification of grasses, sedges and rushes.  Booking essential. Ben Lawers NNR car park
Wednesday 17th August (13.30 - 16:00). Hillside safari - a 2½ hour walk. Booking advisable. Ben Lawers NNR car park
Wednesday 24th August (13.30 - 16:00). Fabulous ferns - learn how to identify 5 different ferns. Booking advisable. Ben Lawers NNR car park
     
  Talks take place during July and August at the National Trust for Scotland Ranger Base, Lynedoch, Main Street, Killin FK21 8UW, at 8pm.  
     
  Heritage Events @ Scottish Crannog Centre, Loch Tay  
  Booking is essential for large groups - telephone 01887-830583.  
Easter Sunday 27th March (11:00 - 16:30). Pancake Eggstravaganza: cook pancakes, bake bread rolls and churn butter.  
Sunday 1st May (11:00 - 16:30). BELTANE! - Celtic Spring Celebration. Storytelling, ceremonial fire and demonstrations. Bring blossoms to make flower garlands.  
Sunday 29th May (11:00 - 16:30). Celtic Spring Food Festival: clay-baked & smoked fish, spit-cooked meat, stews, breads & spreads and locally foraged greens.  
Monday 12th June (11:00 - 16:30). Ancient Textiles & Nettles Festival: dyeing, spinning, weaving, braiding, rope making & nettle food & drink.  
Sunday 26th June (11:00 - 16:30). Iron Age Ingenuity: hands-on ancient skills including bronze casting and wood turning.  
Thursday 21st July (11:00 – 16:30). Iron Age Gourmet Day: fabulous down-to-earth nutritious food, as prepared by our ancestors.  
Thursday 11th August (11:00 - 16:30). Lughnasa Summer Harvest Festival: ancient ploughing, seed sowing & bread baking in Iron Age clay ovens.  
Sunday 9th October (11:00 - 16:30). Autumn Harvest Festival: cooking, tastings & fruit pressings using seasonal foods.  
Monday 31st October (19:00 - 21:00). Spooks and Sacrifices - Celtic Samhain Festival Night: fire juggling, sacrificial wicker ram burn, apple ducking, storytelling & much more, all lit by flaming torches.  
     
  Christmas / New Year  
Saturday 31st December (23:45). Killin New Year Firework Display. Falls of Dochart, Killin
Saturday 31st December (23:45). Comrie Hogmanay Flambeaux: unique midnight torchlight procession; pipe band. Melville Square, Comrie