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Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Tayside Stanley Perthshire Scotland


An old view of Tayside, Stanley, Perthshire, Scotland.

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Monday, 29 September 2008

Perthshire Flamenco

Jaleo Flamenco. 11 October 2008. Birnam Institute, Birnam, Perthshire, Scotland. 8pm. Jaleo return to Scotland with a compelling new insight into the flamboyant and magical flamenco world of Andalusian dance, song and guitar. Fusing the essential elements of flamenco with their own inimitable and charismatic brand of Spanish passion and emotion, Jaleo unleash the raw energy and sensuous rhythms within flamenco. A potent cocktail of explosive footwork, haunting singing, virtuoso guitar playing and percussive handclapping from southern Spain with flamenco’s finest award- winning artists. Admission - Tickets £12 (Concessions £10) Contact - BI Arts Centre. Telephone - 01350 727674.

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Sunday, 28 September 2008

Kinloch Rannoch Bridge Perthshire Scotland


An old view of Kinloch Rannoch Bridge, Perthshire, Scotland.

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Friday, 26 September 2008

Perthshire Tall Tales and Follies

Tall Tales and Follies. 10 October 2008. North Road Car Park. Dunkeld, Perthshire, Scotland. 2pm-5pm. A fun, family fantastical autumnal exploration! Big Tree Country at its best, with tall tales and follies galore! Booking Essential. Admission - Free. Contact Perth and Kinross Council, Countryside Ranger Service. Telephone - 01738 475349.

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Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Perthshire Fungi Foray

National Trust For Scotland, Fungi Foray , 04 October 2008, The Hermitage, Dunkeld, Perthshire, Scotland. 2pm-4pm. A beginner's guide to the fascinating world of fungi. Includes basic id and folklore. Admission - Adults £2.50, Children £2 Contact - National Trust For Scotland Rangers Office. Telephone - 01350 728641.

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Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Dylan Morgan Perthshire Scotland

Dylan Morgan, 28 September 2008, Birnam Institute, Birnam. 8pm. Dylan Morgan the unpredictable, bizarre, elegiac, often cruel but above all painfully funny star of BLACK BOOKS, SHAUN OF THE DEAD and RUN FAT BOY RUN will be trying out new material in a series of Scottish warm-up dates prior to his highly anticipated Autumn tour: 'What It Is'. This is a rare opportunity to see stand-up work in progress from the man labelled 'The Oscar Wilde of Comedy'. Catch Dylan at Birnam Arts before he hits the road touring his new sure-fire sell out show. Birnam Arts strongly advise tickets are booked advance to avoid disappointment. Admission - Tickets £12 (Concessions £10) Contact - BI Arts Centre. Telephone - 01350 727674.

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Wednesday, 10 September 2008

Scottish Woodfair Dewars Centre Perth Perthshire Scotland

Scottish Woodfair, Dewars Centre, Perth, Perthshire, Scotland. 12 - 14 September 2008. This national event gives small to medium sized companies within the Scottish Wood Industry the opportunity to promote their products to trade and public alike. From furniture makers to tree nurseries, wood smokers to boat builders this major annual event aims to highlight the availability, versatility and attractiveness of Scottish Timber, Scottish Woodlands and the people associated with them. Admission: Adults £3, Under 16s free. Scottish Woodfair.

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Wednesday, 3 September 2008

The Stories of Scotland's Travelling People


Pilgrims in the Mist. The Stories of Scotland's Travelling People. Sheila Stewart, Perthshire singer, storyteller and author, is one of the last in the line of Scotland's travelling people. The way of life of the old travellers, tramping the country roads, camping in the woods, hawking, fortune-telling and temporary work on farms, has now all but died out. Before the memories melted away like winter snow, Sheila gathered from family and friends this wonderful collection of travellers' tales. Here are the stories that she and her parents used to listen to by the camp fire as the shadows of night clustered around. There are magical tales here, tales of hauntings and sudden deaths, tales of lovers and childbirths, tales of cruel hardship in a land where all too often the travellers were spurned as social outcasts.There are happy stories too, in which the travellers outwit their persecutors and prosper. Many of the stories recount true events that happened to Sheila and her relations. Running through them all is a vein of humour, laughter in the face of adversity. These aren't polite versions of folk tales that are suitable for the nursery or the Disney studio. They can be rough and tough and earthy, and show with unblinking clarity the rawness of life on the edge. But they have the grotesque and haunting imagery, the depth and power of the real folk tradition. This collection of stories, written down when they were on the point of vanishing into oblivion, has in it the potential to become a classic of its kind. Pilgrims in the Mist: The Stories of Scotland's Travelling People.

Monday, 1 September 2008

Perthshire GENUKI

Perthshire, large county, partly maritime, but chiefly inland, in centre of Scotland. It extends southward from summit-line of Central Grampians to upper amd middle reaches of Forth, and eastward from summit-line of lateral Grampians to boundary with Forfarshire and Fife; it includes a section of 6 1/4 miles by 4 1/2 detached about 2 miles from its main body, lying on upper end of Firth of Forth; and it comprehends the ancient districts of Athole, Breadalbane, Monteith, Strathearn, Strathtay, Stormont, and Gowrie. Its length is 74 miles; its greatest breadth 67 miles; its area 2601 square miles. Its extent of coast is 12 miles on Firth of Tay and 4 on Firth of Forth. Its interior unites the Highlands to the Lowlands, combines or puts into juxtaposition the characteristic features of both, and contains a larger quantity and richer variety of picturesque landscape than any other equal extent of country in the British empire.

The northern and western sections, comprising more than one-half of all the area, are entirely Highland; consist mostly of mountain-ranges, intersected by long glens, radiating towards the centre; and contain Benlawers, Bendarg, Benygloe, Benvrackie, Schichallion, Stobinian, Benvoirlich, Mealgirdy, Benchonzie, Benmore, Benledi, Benvenue, and other alpine summits. The other sections exhibit a large miniature of all the Scottish Lowlands; consist variously of hill-range, strath, valley, undulation, and plain; and include portions of the Sidlaw and Ochil hills, part of Strathmore, all Strathearn, most of Strathallan, part of Carse of Forth, and all of Carse of Gowrie.

The mountains and the uplands are greatly diversified in form and feature; the upland plateaux range from pastoral to wildly weird; the glens, especially towards their outlets, exhibit rich diversity of width, flank, and ornature; and the several proportions of Lowlands range from bold cliffs to gardenesque expanses; and the entire area is threaded and gemmed with beautiful streams and lovely lakes.

The chief rivers are the Tay, winding centrally through both Highlands and Lowlands; the Tummel, the Lyon, the Bran, the Isla, the Almond, and the Earn, running to the Tay; the Garry, running to the Tummel; the Ericht, running to the Isla; the Forth, running mainly along the southern boundary; and the Teith, the Allan, and the Devon, running to the Forth. The chief lakes are Ericht, Rannoch, Garry, and Tummel in the north; Lows, Marlee, and Clunie, in the east; Tay, Earn, and Dochart, in the centre and the west; and Katrine, Achray, Vennachoir, Monteith, Lubnaig, Voil, Ard, and Chon in the south-west.

Coal and ironstone abound in the detached section; red sandstone lies beneath Strathmore and Carse of Gowrie; and fine marble is found in Glentilt. The tillage lands in the carses, in Strathearn, and in other parts, are of prime character; and the pastures for both sheep and black cattle are nearly as various as those of all Scotland. Textile manufacture employs much of the population; and commerce at Perth and through Dundee and Alloa is considerable.

The towns with each more than 3000 inhabitants are Perth, Crieff, and Blairgowrie; with each more than 2000, Auchterarder, Alyth, and Coupar-Angus; with each more than 1000, Dunblane, Doune, Callander, Kincardine, Scone, Comrie, Dunning, Aberfeldy, Muthill, and Lornty; and the villages with each more than 300 amount to 26.

The territory belonged to the Caledonian Horestii and Vecturiones; was included by the Romans in their Vespasiana; continued a capital of Pictavia; and figured much in the public events of the mediaeval and Reformation times. Its chief antiquities are numerous Caledonian stone circles, hill forts, and cairns; vestiges of many watch-towers; the Roman camp of Ardoch, other Roman camps, a Roman road, and the site of the Roman Bertha; the cylindrical tower of Abernethy, and the site of the royal palace of Scone; curious monuments associated with the semi-fabulous King Arthur and the famous Macbeth; Doune Castle, Ruthven Castle, Elcho Castle, and Castle-Campbell; the cathedrals of Dunkeld and Dunblane; the abbeys of Scone, Inchaffray, Culross, and Coupar-Angus; the monasteries of Inchmahome, Strathfillan, Loch Tay, and Elcho; and the collegiate churches of Perth, Methven, and Muthill. Real property of the county in 1880-81, £977,216. Pop. in 1871, 127,768; in 1881, 128,985.

Wilson, Rev. John The Gazetteer of Scotland by Rev. John Wilson, 1882. Perthshire GENUKI.

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