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Family and group activities in summer 2005



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July 2nd / 3rd Lochearnhead, Games Field National Blackface Sheep Shearing Competition A fun family day full of fleecy trials and energy. This is a very exciting event - find out more about this rural skill.

3rd Balquhidder Church 7.00 pm Summer Music Concert, with the Eden String Quartet One of the ever-popular summer concerts in the beautiful setting of Balquhidder Glen.

4th Lochearnhead 2.00 to 4.00 pm Wild in the Park - Plant Yer Feet! A National Park event. Join the Countryside Rangers for an afternoon of fun, frolics and games discovering plants. Aimed at 8-14 year olds BOOKING ESSENTIAL Call (01567) 830 430 for more details.

6th Strathyre Forestry Car Park 1.30 to 4.00 pm Live it Wild. A National Park event. Celebrate National Mammal Week by learning how to be a real nature tracker. You'll discover the clues that are left when wild things roam the land!

10th Killin, The Falls of Dochart from 2.00 pm Alloa Bowmar Pipe Band A real Scottish taste in the form of this traditional Pipe Band

10th Balquhidder Church 7.00 pm Summer Music Concert, with Perfect Blend One of the ever popular summer concerts in the beautiful setting of Balquhidder Glen

12th Strathyre 2.00 to 4.30 pm Strathyre's Strath-hours. A National Park event. Take a few steps outside your door with the Countryside Rangers to discover the timeline history of Strathyre. BOOKING ESSENTIAL Call (01567) 830 430 for more details.

12th Callander Meadows 1.00 to 3.00 pm Children's Nature Activities. A National Park event. Join the Countryside Rangers for some fun nature-themed activities for 7-12 year olds BOOKING ESSENTIAL Call (01389) 722 110 for more details.

16th to 17th Tyndrum to Inverarnan Midnight Madness! WHW 25. A National Park event. Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the West Highland Way by walking the route through the night, on this Countryside Ranger-led walk. BOOKING ESSENTIAL Call (01567) 830 430 for details.

17th Balquhidder Hall 1.00 to 4.00 pm Strawberry Cream Teas Get a real taste of Summer

17th Balquhidder Church 7.00 pm Summer Music Concert, with Flute and Guitar One of the ever popular summer concerts in the beautiful setting of Balquhidder Glen

17th Killin, McLaren Hall Auction A local auction in aid of the Highland Games. You're sure to get a bargain - definitely "cheap as chips" - just don't move a muscle!

18th Strathyre 2.00 to 4.00 pm Wild in the Park - Fur the Good A National Park event. Join the Countryside Rangers for an afternoon of fun, frolics and games discovering all things hairy, warm and mammal-y. Aimed at 8-14 year olds but younger ones can come with an adult. BOOKING ESSENTIAL Call (01567) 830 430 for more details.

19th Callander 2.00 pm Marking the Days off in Callander. A National Park event. Take a few steps outside your door with the Countryside Rangers to discover the timeline history of Callander. BOOKING ESSENTIAL Call (01567) 830 430 for more details.

23rd Lochearnhead, Games Field 12 Noon start; Parade 1.00 pm Balquhidder, Lochearnhead & Strathyre Highland Games A full day of Scottish spectacle, prowess and activities for all the family

24th Balquhidder Church 7.00 pm Summer Music Concert, with Gliondar Wind Quintet One of the ever popular summer concerts in the beautiful setting of Balquhidder Glen

25th Crianlarich 2.00 to 4.00 pm Wild in the Park - Fly By A National Park event. Join the Countryside Rangers for an afternoon of fun, frolics and games discovering all things 'insecty', with six legs or more. Aimed at 8-14 year olds but younger ones can come with an adult. BOOKING ESSENTIAL Call (01567) 830 430 for more details.

26th Callander Meadows 1.00 to 3.00 pm Children's Nature Activities. A National Park event. Join the Countryside Rangers for some fun nature-themed activities for 7-12 year olds BOOKING ESSENTIAL Call (01389) 722 110 for more details.

27th Killin, McLaren Hall 10.00 am Church Sale and Coffee Morning

27th Killin, McLaren Hall Evening The McCalmans in Concert Some of the best Scottish music you can get. This will be a highly entertaining night

30th Killin, Ballechroisk Cottage Mini-Book Sale

30th / 31st Callander, Ben Ledi Park 1.00 pm (Opening Ceremony) World Highland Games A full day of Scottish spectacle, prowess and activities for all the family

31st Killin, The Falls of Dochart from 2.00 pm Alloa Bowmar Pipe Band A real Scottish taste in the form of this traditional Pipe Band

31st Balquhidder Church 7.00 pm Summer Music Concert, with a Piano recital One of the ever popular summer concerts in the beautiful setting of Balquhidder Glen



August

1st Killin 2.00 to 4.00 pm Wild in the Park - Birds of a Feather A National Park event. Join the Countryside Rangers for an afternoon of fun, frolics and games, discovering why feeding birds are always given the bill. Aimed at 8-14 year olds but younger ones can come with an adult. BOOKING ESSENTIAL Call (01567) 830 430 for more details.

3rd Killin, McLaren Lesser Hall 10.00 am WRI Coffee Morning

3rd Killin, Breadalbane Park Killin Highland Games A full day of Scottish spectacle, prowess and activities for all the family

4th / 5th Fearnan, McLean Hall 10.00 am to 4.00 pm Fearnan Art & Craft Exhibition (also on 6th and 7th)

6th Callander 8.30 pm Dusk Nature Walk A National Park event. It might be past your bedtime but this adventure is worth it. Join the Countryside Rangers in the discovery of all things crepuscular. Honestly, it's not at all painful! BOOKING ESSENTIAL Call (01389) 722 110 for more details.

6th Tarbet, near Arrochar 10.00 am to 4.00 pm Vikingsbudir! At Tarbet Gala Day Join the Vikings to discover the traditional way to camp in the National Park, with this re-enactment of a Viking encampment.

6th Killin, Golf Club The Gents Open

6th / 7th Fearnan, McLean Hall 10.00 am to 4.00 pm Fearnan Art & Craft Exhibition

9th Callander Meadows 1.00 to 3.00 pm Children's Nature Activities. A National Park event. Join the Countryside Rangers for some fun nature-themed activities for 7-12 year olds BOOKING ESSENTIAL Call (01389) 722 110 for more details.

13th Killin, Breadalbane Park 11.00 am to 4.30 pm Clanscape! A National Park event. Have a go at this fun-filled, extravaganza of archaeological activities and hands-on history. With clay pot making, natural dyeing, yarns of a different sort, and much more…also from Mesolithic to now - not only will time fly, but so will your day.

14th Lochearnhead, Games Field 1.00 pm Lochearnhead Village Fête Come along and have a fantastic fun-filled family afternoon with many activities and stalls to see.

16th Balquhidder 2.00 to 4.30 pm Baulking at the Time A National Park event. Take a few steps outside your door with the Countryside Rangers to discover the timeline history of Balquhidder. BOOKING ESSENTIAL Call (01567) 830 430 for more details.

20th Killin, Breadalbane Park Killin Agricultural Show An agricultural spectacle with livestock, activities, and farming representatives ancient and new - we mean tractors, of course! This is definitely something to see.

23rd Lochearnhead 1.30 pm Ogle-ing the Clock A National Park event. Take a few steps outside your door with the Countryside Rangers to discover the timeline history of Lochearnhead and Glen Ogle. BOOKING ESSENTIAL Call (01567) 830 430 for more details.

26th St. Fillans 9.30 to 11.30 pm (times are approximate) Batting for the Right Team! A National Park event. Forget the myths and midge, these are the facts on bats - so don't be afraid, be fascinated. BOOKING ESSENTIAL Call (01567) 830 430 for more details.

27th Tyndrum 9.30 to 11.30 pm (times are approximate) Batting for the Right Team! A National Park event. Don't be afraid! Discover the real truth about bats with the Countryside Rangers and Bat Group volunteers.

30th St. Fillans 2.00 to 4.30 pm Fillan in Time A National Park event. Take a few steps outside your door with the Countryside Rangers to discover the timeline history of St. Fillans. BOOKING ESSENTIAL Call (01567) 830 430 for more details.



September

2nd Callander 8.00 to 10.00 pm Bats that then! A National Park event. Explore the myths and discover the real true tall tales of the 'Handwing' with the Countryside Rangers

4th Killin, The Falls of Dochart from 2.00 pm Alloa Bowmar Pipe Band A real Scottish taste in the form of this traditional Pipe Band

6th Killin 2.00 pm to 4.30 pm Killin' Time A National Park event. Take a few steps outside your door with the Countryside Rangers to discover the timeline history of Killin. BOOKING ESSENTIAL Call (01567) 830 430 for more details.

11th Tyndrum St. Fillan's Gold A National Park event. With the Countryside Rangers, you'll look at the cold truth of kames and kettle-holes; you might strike lucky with gold and have a good walk into the bargain! BOOKING ESSENTIAL Call (01567) 830 430 for more details.

15th Killin, Golf Club Senior Ladies Open

18th Callander, The Square 2.00 to 4.30 pm Red's Big Squirrel Stroll A National Park event. Not just a stroll but also a series of fun family activity looking at this nutty but adorable fellow. This is one squirrel that we will have to try hard to discover - where he stays, with whom he plays, and how he spends his days.

The National Park has produced its events brochure - 'Out and About'. This is available to everyone and can be obtained from local Tourist Information Centres at Tyndrum, Killin, or Callander or the National Park's Breadalbane area office - telephone (01567) 830 430 to obtain your copies. It is also be available on the National Park website to download.

Other Activities:

With the weather being so good at the moment why not try your hand at fishing (Killin, Loch Earn, Loch Lubnaig, Callander). Get a permit first and keep a tidy site, please. Or you can have a go at canoeing at Strathyre or on Loch Tay - imagine the peaceful viewpoint you'll get.

Want to go faster and let the wind blow through your hair - try cycling (with hire available in most of the bigger villages)

Contact the local Tourist Information Centre or ask your host for details.

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