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Winter Words Festval 2015

Winter Words 2015 is set to be the best Winter Words yet.  Taking place at the famous Pitlochry Festival Theatre it runs from 13th February - 21st February. With the main focus at the weekends you will be spoilt for choice.  There will be a fantastic mix of authors, broadcasters, journalists and historians there, all offering something for regular and new visitors alike.




Already confirmed for this great event are Kirsty Wark, Jim Naughtie, James Robertson, Jim Crumley, Mark Beaumont, Theresa Talbot, Huw Lewis-Jones, Penny Junor, Robert Hutchison, Alan Rowan and Ruary Mackenzie Dodd, plus lots more!!

Banff Mountain Film Festival known as the world's most prestigious mountain film festival will be taking part in the Winter Words Festival for the first time. With a brand new selection of short films this is a must-see for anyone with a sense of adventure!

 Also, why not show your writing talent this year by taking part in Fearie tales Writing Competition! This is a unique competition which receives more and more interest each year from both would be authors and more established authors.
Just think if your Fearie tale is chosen it will be read aloud at Pitlochry Festival Theatre's foyer on Friday and Saturday evenings throughout Winter Words Festival 2014!

Tickets go on sale for this fantastic Festival late December! 

For more information go to: Pitlochry Festival Theatre



Pitlochry New Year's Day Street Party

Join in Pitlochry's famous New Year's Day Party on 1st January 2015 from 1pm to 4pm. This popular, traditional Scottish New Year event attracts in excess of 3,000 visitors and locals each year.
Taking place on Pitlochry's main street (Atholl road) which is closed to all traffic especially for the afternoons events.
With soup supplied by the gallon, sausage rolls, pies all provided by the local butchers, MacDonald Bros and washed down with a cup of very special mulled wine!






The Vale of Atholl Pipe Band will start off the proceedings at 1pm followed by music from Jack Delaney's Ceilidh Band, Ceilidh Dancing on the main street is a must at this street party! There is also entertainment for the children making this a fantastic event for the whole family to enjoy.

The New Year's Raffle draw will take place at approx. 3.30pm, so don't forget to purchase tickets as this Raffle has some wonderful prizes all donated by local businesses.

For more info visit: New Year's Street Party



The Ladykillers / Miracle on 34th Street

Pitlochry Festival Theatre will be showing their Autumn Classic The LadyKillers. The performances will run from 23rd October through to the 15th November, with performances often on twice a day. The Ladykillers is a classic 1955 Ealing comedy about a gang of criminal misfits. A brand new adaptation of the Ealing Classic, written by Graham Linehan, the BAFTA and Emmy-award winning television comedy writer and director. This comedy had recent audiences in raptures during its successful run at the West End. A great play and a wonderful evenings entertainment  now those long Autumn nights are coming in!




PFT are delighted to be staging the Scottish Premiere production of another great musical adapted from a hit Christmas film: the irrepressibly feel-good  Miracle on 34th Street! Performances start on 28th November through to 21st December.
Based in 1950's New York Doris juggles her job and raising her daughter! One of her biggest events is organising Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade! When her Santa turns up incapacitated Kris Kringle turns up bearing a striking resemblance to Santa Claus! His success as a stand-in Santa leads him to a job as the same in Macy's Xmas grotto. That's when strange things start to happen and Kringle claims that he is in fact the real Santa Claus......
PFT have had two huge successes with previous Winter musicals - White Christmas and It's A Wonderful Life!
This years play is a wonderful show and perfect for the whole family to go and enjoy this Christmas.


 For more info visit: Pitlochry Festival Theatre


PITLOCHRY HIGHLAND GAMES

The Highland Games is the highlight of the year and also one of the biggest events to be held in Pitlochry.  Attracting thousands of visitors and loved by locals!
See the Pipe Bands parade down the main street of Pitlochry, (approx. 11.40) to the Recreation ground.  With a number of competitions & events for spectators to enjoy such as the Tug o' War! Highland Dancing, Pipe Band competitions, running, cycling events and heavy events, the list is endless but be assured there is always something of great interest to see.



There are also a number of Craft and Charity stalls around the field selling a variety of goods and  raising money for various local charities. Numerous food & drink stalls are also situated around the grounds giving you a variety of delicacy's to choose from.
Finally once you have seen the day's events and browsed the stalls you can see the hugely popular Parade of Massed Bands which commences around 5pm. This is a fantastic sight to see!

Did you know Pitlochry Highland Games has been going since 1852?

For more information on  Pitlochry Highland Games  just click this link.

Blair Castle International Horse Trials and County Fair

The Blair Castle International Horse Trials and Country Fair is Scotland's top Equestrian event. Taking place this year from 21st to 24th August.  This event attracts over 40,000 visitors to the village of Blair Atholl. Olympic medallists compete as do amateurs in the international event classes. For Equestrian eventing, the horse trials at Blair Atholl remain one of the premier competitions on the calendar, and is now in its 26th year of international horse trials held at Blair Castle.







As a spectator you can watch world-class dressage, show jumping as well as a technical cross-country event. The Bruadar Country Fair attends this event on Saturday and Sunday and features various other countryside pastimes such as  falconry, gundog training and also quad bike stunt riding.

In addition to all these events taking place there are over 200 trade exhibitors selling top quality produce & merchandise to suit every shoppers taste! These alone are worth a visit!

Blair Atholl is situated just 7miles North of Pitlochry and the event is easily within reach of the Pine Trees Hotel. As always we look forward to this fantastic weekend of sport and the wonderful atmosphere it brings to our area




For more info visit Blair Castle