27 - Exercise class for over 60s, Wharncliffe Hall, Newtyle, 10am, £4. 27 - Blairgowrie Probus Club meeting, Angus Hotel, Blairgowrie, 10.30am. Speaker will be Dr Martin Hepworth on the Preston Bank Fraud and the City of Glasgow Bank Collapse 1879. 27 - Craft n Craic monthly craft meeting, St Catharine’s Hall, George Street, Blairgowrie, 7-9pm. Meet other crafters, get help with a project or enjoy crafty chat over a cuppa. Everyone welcome. £2. 27 - Blairgowrie and District Civic Trust meeting, Adult Resource Centre, 7.30pm, with speaker David F Wilson on the beauty of dry stone walls and stone sculpture. 27 - Blairgowrie Scottish Country Dance Club, 7.30pm, Blairgowrie Town Hall. £20 per session or £4 per evening. 28 - Exercise class for over 60s, Blairgowrie Town Hall, 11.15am, £3.50. 28 - Burrelton and Woodside Senior Club, Cargill Burrelton Church Hall, 2pm. Entertainment will be by Jane Campbell. New members very welcome. 29 - Blairgowrie and Rattray Time Bank, 10am to 11.30am, Rattray Community Connect. Come along and find out more about getting involved with the time bank or how its volunteers can help you. 29 - Coffee morning, Blackwater Hall, in aid of Macmillan Cancer Care, 10am to noon. Raffle and cake and candy stall. Donations greatly appreciated. Please contact Morag Houston on 01250 882241 for more details. 30 - Blairgowrie and District Ramblers, Balmuick and Braefordie, Comrie, nine miles, Grade B. For more information telephone 01250872005. 29 - Ballintuim Hall basket whist drive, 7.30pm. All welcome. Proceeds in aid of hall funds. 30 - Scottish Fire and Rescue Service charity car wash, Tesco, Welton Road, Blairgowrie, 10.30am to 3.30pm. All proceeds to the Fireighters Charity. 30 - Blairgowrie Players murder mystery evening, The Curse of the Willoughby Diamond, Murthly Village Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets £8, available from The Card Gallery, Blairgowrie, telephone O1250 876444, Nisa in Murthly, and on the door.
2 - Riverside Methodist Church (Blairgowrie and Rattray) monthly coffee morning, Wellmeadow Cafe, Gas Brae, 10-11.30am. All welcome. 2 - Coffee morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Care, Create@Nest, Reform Street, Blairgowrie. 10am to 3pm. Pop in and enjoy a cuppie and a cake and make a flower in a choice of crafts, which will be included in a large collage on canvas to be auctioned for Macmillan. Minimum donation of £2. All welcome. 3 - Special Treats Lunch Club, Royal Hotel, noon. Contact Shonaidh Beattie on 01250 870525 or email shocarjen@ btinternet.com for more information. 3 - St Anne’s Ecumenical Lunch Club, noon, Church Hall, Coupar Angus. Soup, toasties, cheese, biscuits, tea and coffee. £2.50. 3-14 Common Ground exhibition, The Barony, Commercial Street, Alyth until Sunday, October 8, then at the Wellmeadow Cafe, Gas Brae, Blairgowrie until Saturday, October 14. Part of the Cateran’s Common Wealth initiative. See new aerial photographs of the Cateran Trail from Perth and Kinross Heritage Trust and textile work by local groups and primary school children who worked with one of Scotland’s foremost contemporary textile artists Deirdre Nelson. The Barony is open 10am to 6pm, Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm Sunday. The Wellmeadow Cafe is open 9.30am to 3pm, Tuesday to Saturday. 4 - Blethers meeting, 10am to noon, the Royal Hotel, Blairgowrie. A chance to look at old photographs of the area and chat over a cuppa. 4 - Exercise class for over 60s, Wharncliffe Hall, Newtyle, 10am, £4. 4 - Blairgowrie Scottish Country Dance Club, 7.30pm, Blairgowrie Town Hall. £20 per session or £4 per evening. 5 - Exercise class for over 60s, Blairgowrie Town Hall, 11.15am, £3.50. 5 - Alyth Parish Church Guild ‘Travel Films to Make you Go’ by Ken and Jean McRonald, Alyth Parish Church (Lower Hall). 2pm. All welcome. 6 - Blairgowrie and District Hillwalking Club, slide night, Blairgowrie Golf Club, 7.30pm. See the website at www.bdhc. org.uk for more information or contact meet secretary on email meets@bdhc. org.uk to confirm attendance. 6 - Blairgowrie and District Trefoil Guild meeting, 7.30pm, St Catharine’s Community Centre, Blairgowrie. Speaker David McGovern on Rock Art. Anyone interested in maintaining or renewing their links with Girlguiding by joining the Trefoil Guild is very welcome to attend a meeting. For further information contact the chairman, Christian Hill on telephone 01250 872541. 6 - Clunie Hall Association, whist drive, Clunie Hall. 7.30pm. All welcome. 6-7 - BOOKMARK Festival, Blairgowrie Community Campus. Featuring award-winning novelists
Christopher Brookmyre and Rachel Crowther, Bloody Scotland crime writing festival co-founder Lin Anderson, former MP Alan Johnson, Great British Bake Off contestant Flora Shedden, Martin Bell OBE and former Edinburgh Makar Ron Butlin. Tickets available now from Blairgowrie
Library, telephone 01250 871305, Waterstones in Perth, tel 01738 630013 or see www.bookmarkblair.com. 8 - Ceilidh at the Royal Hotel, Blairgowrie, 2-5pm. Music by Gordon Pattullo and friends. Entry £5, inc stovies. More info on 01250 872226.