Relaunched, rethought and reinvigorated, the Killin Music Festival 2016 was a resounding success during the weekend Friday 17 June until Sunday 19 June 2016.
The festival stage was in the McLaren Hall, Killin, a village at the foot of Loch Tay in Highland Perthshire.
Performers The Friel Sisters posted on FB: "Only just recovering from a brilliant weekend in Killin!
Well done to are organisers of this fantastic festival, we had a ball! Beautiful weather and brilliant music. What more could you want?
Scott Wood band and Jenn Butterworth & LB Salter as part of the great line up shown below #killinit Thanks Killin Music Festival!"
Rachel Sermanni on stage on Friday night.
Skipinish perform in the McLaren Hall, Killin.
New Co-Op Food store manager Gary Malcolm (pictured left) is busy planning for the grand opening of the new Co-Op Food Store in Pitlochry on 6 June, but has taken time out to present and donated an Xbox to the Baptist Church Youth Group, Pitlochry on Friday night, 27 May 2016.
Gary told Heartland FM: "I think it's great that the kids of Pitlochry have somewhere to go to socialise and was only too happy to make a donation to help attract more kids to the club. I am also very keen to get the Co-Op Food store involved in such projects within the Pitlochry community, that is what being Co-op is really all about!"
Pictured above are children from the Youth section of Pitlochry Baptist Church and their Leader, Pastor Ken Naquin.
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The European Union Referendum result for residents of Perth and Kinross council area indicates a desire to 'Remain' in the EU.
Perth & Kinross result: Remain has 61.1% or 49,641 votes while Leave has 38.9% 31,614 votes.
Turnout was extremely high at 73.7% of the population eligible to vote.
With regards the rest of the UK, London and Scotland voted strongly to stay in the EU but the remain vote has been undermined by poor results in the north of England.
Voters in Wales and the English shires have backed 'Brexit' in large numbers and the pound sterling fell to its lowest level against the dollar since 1985 as the markets reacted to the results.
SNP Leader Nicola Sturgeon said the result in Scotland “makes clear that the people of Scotland see their future as part of the European Union”.
Pitlochry and surrounding villages in Highland Perthshire have a new-look Co-Operative Food Store in Moulin Road, Pitlochry.
The Co-operative invested £1.4m in the refurbished store which has installed self-scan tills, a toilet, wider product range and more staff. The store re-opened as scheduled on Monday 6 June.
Co-Op Food Regional manager Michael McCarthy said: “We are thrilled to be making such a significant investment in Pitlochry and delighted that we will have a fantastic new food store with which to serve the community - it is an exciting time for the whole team."
The Tummel & Tay Festival for Highland Perthshire is in collaboration between The Birks Cinema, Aberfeldy; Birnam Arts and The Pitlochry Festival Theatre and starts on Thursday 16 June and continues until Sunday 26 June 2016.
Three venues are linked by the paths of the Rivers Tummel and Tay.
The Festival was created to celebrate the finest produce, whether cultural or otherwise, of Highland Perthshire. The Festival is timed to entice new visitors to the area as well as to provide exciting opportunities for local residents.
The great news for this year’s Festival is, that with the continued support of our key funders SSE Community Fund and Perth and Kinross Council, the Tummel & Tay Festival is expanding the offering from just one three day weekend.
This year for 2016, there will be 11 days of fascinating events to include comedy, arts, theatre, music, history, food and film.
Visit the official website for all the updated what's on at: http://tummelandtayfestival.co.uk
Heartland FM made the trip to The Bield at Blackruthven, just outside of Perth on the A85 for this year’s Solas Festival – the 7th – and it is over for another year and what a weekend!
There was partying to Skerryvore on the main stage plus Stanley Odd; danced to the European cabaret of A New International; quizzed an MP about land reform; had tea with the Mad Hatter in the Little Fawn Theatre Caravan and explored what it means to go ‘Beyond Borders’ in the refugee strand.
Solas Festival is Scotland’s midsummer festival of music, arts and culture. Audiences gather at the beautiful site of The Bield at Blackruthven, Tibbermore on the outskirts of Perth. The festival is now in its seventh year.
The sun shone on Friday and Saturday, but the rain on Sunday afternoon did not damped the Solas spirit with a superb set from singer-songwriter Karine Polwart on the stage in The Barn at The Bield, Blackruthven (pictured below).
Liz Lochhead on stage in The Barn at Solas on Sunday, 19 June – between 2011 and 2016 she was the Makar, or National Poet of Scotland.
SOLAS festival of music and arts at The Bield, near Perth.
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