Arts News

Birnam and Dunkeld Film Society

Our 14th season opened in September, all are welcome. Membership for the whole season is £25.00 for all 15 films. Film Society, Birnam Arts. All films start 7.30pm


Sunday 11th March
Birnam Arts
7.30 pm

Kon Tiki 2012
115 min 15
In 1947 Thor Heyerdal set off from the coast of Peru and travelled 4,300 miles across the Pacific Ocean on a balsawood raft to prove his theory was feasible, that parts of Polynesia were settled by natives of South America.

film2Sunday 25th March
Birnam Arts
7.30 pm
Dunkirk 2017
106 min 12A
Allied soldiers from Belgium, British Empire and France face a desperate situation on the beaches and harbour at Dunkirk where they are surrounded by the advancing German army and a fierce battle ensues, as an attempt is made, to evacuate as many as possible across the English Channel.

Last Updated on Friday, 23 February 2018 16:19

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The Parish of Dunkeld Handbell Ringers and The Birnam Bells

A meeting was held on the 25th January attended by all the ringers, by the Session Clerk, Christine McNicol, Alister McLean and chaired by Rev. Fraser Penny.
All members said they were very keen to carry on ringing if that were to prove possible. Fraser explained the official position re the group and the Cathedral and said he supported the decision to continue. Margaret Davidson, who had been a great support to Heather, said she would be willing to act as conductor and members would undertake all other roles.
Alister was thanked very much by all the ringers for his much appreciated support over the years and work as treasurer and particularly recently in sorting out the finances, bells etc. He kindly agreed to continue as treasurer until the AGM which will be held on the 15th March at 3pm at The Duchess Anne when these arrangements will be formally recorded.
Rehearsals willl be held as usual on Thursdays between 2 and 4pm at the Duchess Anne when anyone interested in joining the group will be warmly welcomed.
For information contact: - 01828 628109
For bookings contact:

Last Updated on Friday, 23 February 2018 16:44

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Drama Festival in Birnam

The Perthshire round of the annual Festival of One Act Plays organised by the Scottish Community Drama Association will take in Birnam Institute 0n Friday 2nd and Saturday 3th March starting at 7pm each evening.
Teams from Aberfeldy Drama Club, Birnam Institute Players (BIPS) and Unmasqued Theatre Co, (Youth) from Perth will be competing for the right to appear in the Divisional Festival which will also be in Birnam, between the 22nd and 24th March.
Unmasqued will also be entitled to appear in the Divisional Youth Festival in Carnoustie on the 31st. The adjudicator for the District Festival will be Alasdair Hawthorn, a well respected and experienced adjudicator. Three plays will be performed each evening. BIPS have put forward three original plays written by Bob Davidson, a local playwright who never fails to keep the audience entertained while also leaving them something to think about, Aberfeldy will present two plays. Once Upon A Seashore follows a family’s seaside holidays through the first 70 years or so of the 20th Century while Descent shows the impact of early-onset dementia on a family. Unmasqued will present The Blues Sisters in which a group of young people band together to prevent the local dance school from being closed.
Tickets will cost £10 (£7 for under 16s) and are available from Birnam Institute and from participating clubs.

Last Updated on Friday, 26 January 2018 16:32

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Live All The Way From Our Sister City Of Asheville

Molly-1180x870Molly Rose Reed is traveling in Scotland to perform at Celtic Connections in Glasgow as well as The Weem Inn near Aberfeldy with her band, Underhill Rose.

The Weem Inn present

Underhill Rose

Tuesday 23rd January 2018

Tickets at door £10 / 8pm for 8:30pm

Heartfelt Country Soul

"One of the most promising rootsy women artists on the Americana scene." No Depression

“Dusty country soul with gorgeous vocal arrangements...filled with acoustic strings and pastoral melodies.” Asheville Citizen-Times

Last Updated on Friday, 23 February 2018 14:30

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...and the choir`s founder Christine Kydd ( happily leads again on 6th December, when we will also be singing at the Christmas lights switch on in Dunkeld. Why not come and join in the workshop then and participate in the Santa Day carol singing!(9th Dec)? Lots of singing joy to be had this season! JS is also delighted to be taking part in Birnam Arts fundraiser Festive Fa-la-la-la-la Singalong (21st Dec), organised by Bob Davidson and Blow and Blast and the Birnam Fundraising Team, oh happy days! So come along and have some fun.
Justsingin has a rest then until 24th January when it is back to our regular programme of Wednesday evening enjoyable learn-by-ear singing workshops for all in B.A. itself, 7.30-9.30pm, cost £5. Our professional tutors will be welcome returnees Alice Marra (, Karen Dietz of Massachusets (and Dunbar!), and Amy Lord, Scots song specialist ( All welcome, phone Lyn on 01796 482408 for more information, and visit
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all from Justsingin!!


Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 January 2018 16:10

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A History of Birnam Arts

We’re appealing to all our local community for any memorabilia – stories, photographs, or anything you think might be relevant - connected with Birnam Arts, or the old Birnam Institute, as it was, for a future event celebrating Birnam Arts’ inception and previous history.
If you feel you would like to contribute towards the celebration, we’d love to hear from you!
Please contact us on 01350 727674 or email Thank you.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 January 2017 15:24

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Birnam Arts Events

Birnam Arts has an amazing ongoing programme of one off performances, exhibitions and workshops. Just use the scroll bars to navigate this live feed direct from the Birnam Arts website.

Last Updated on Monday, 25 June 2012 16:20

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The Fiddle Tree

THE FIDDLE TREE is a not-for-profit organisation based in Birnam and Dunkeld, Perthshire, and has been promoting concerts and events in Highland Perthshire for over 9 years now.


Last Updated on Thursday, 22 August 2013 08:07

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