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Posted in News, on 29 August 2017, by , 0 Comments

Savour the unique experience of learning to bake sourdough bread with award-winning 7th generation master baker Iain Campbell in his family’s working bakery in beautiful Crieff.

In this informative but informal class with Iain Campbell in his family’s bakery in Crieff,  you will learn the basics of sourdough bread making, including:

• the difference between wild yeast and bakers’ yeast and their effects on the bread

• creating your own starter and how to keep it alive

• make a simple sourdough plus rye varieties

What’s included?
3 hours of personal tuition in a small class (5 participants max), all supplies and equipment, recipes, afternoon tea and a nice embroidered apron to use at home are all provided. You will be taking home a LOT of baking. We recommend you bring at least two large carrier bags.

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Cost of Entry: £80

Time of event: 1 – 4pm

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Posted in News, on 22 August 2017, by , 0 Comments

We are delighted to announce the return of The Mary Queen of Scots Festival to Kinross.

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On Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd September 2017, we will celebrate the rich cultural and historical heritage of the Kinross area, most notably its famed connection to Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots.

The event will commemorate Mary’s life as Kinross poignantly marks the 450 year relationship with the Castle on Loch Leven Island where she was held captive and spent some of her most troubled years, and the end of her reign in 1567.

The programme will include living history encampments, music, food and drink as well as children’s entertainment, all activities will guarantee a great day out.

The event is FREE and starts at noon each day.

For more information visit http://mqosf.com

 

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Posted in News, on 22 August 2017, by , 0 Comments

Join Provender Brown for a relaxed and informative evening with Nick Whyte from Liberty Wines and Pierre Leger and Drew Watson from Strathearn Cheese.

Based in Perthshire, Pierre and Drew only started their cheese making venture in 2016 and their cheeses have already scooped Gold Awards at the World Cheese Awards and the Royal Highland Show (where Strathearn also achieved Reserve Champion Cheese status).

Hear their story about the highs and lows of setting up an artisan cheese business, whilst enjoying a tutored tasting through six fabulous Southern Italian wines, each paired with a delicious tapas plate (or cichetti) from the deli.

At the recent International Wine Challenge awards Liberty Wines swept the boards, winning Italian Specialist Merchant of the Year, Australian Specialist Merchant of the Year, On-Trade Merchant of the Year, Large Agent of the Year, Educator of the Year and overall Wine Merchant of the Year.

It is the 15th time (6th in a row) that they have won the Italian title, the judges declaring them to be “in a class of their own in terms of their Italian range”.

Buy your tickets now from https://provenderbrown.co.uk/products/wine-food-pairing-evening

When: September 1st : 7pm-9pm
Where: Provender Brown, 23 George St, Perth PH1 5JY
Price: £25 per head

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Posted in News, on 21 August 2017, by , 0 Comments

An evening NOT to be missed…

Join Andrew Moss (The North Port), Graeme Pallister (63 Tay Street), Wesley Watts (The Post Box) and Steven Pearson (Giraffe Perth) for a truly one-off tasting menu showcasing the best of Perthshire ingredients and raising money for local charity Giraffe.

September 3rd 2017 | The North Port Restaurant| 6pm

A special evening awaits!

 

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Posted in News, on 16 August 2017, by , 0 Comments

COMPETITION TIME! – ENDED!

We have 2 of these wonderful vouchers from Duo in Perth City Centre that will take £10 off your bill.

To win, simply LIKE our page Great Perthshire Picnic and tag someone in the comments below the competition post that you would take along to Duo for a meal!

You have until August 24th 2017 to enter. Vouchers cannot be used with any other offer. Duo’s T&C’s apply. Winner will be randomly selected on Friday 25th August 2017.

 

The 2 winners have now been selected and contacted via Facebook

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Posted in News, on 11 August 2017, by , 0 Comments

We are delighted to announce the winner of the huge hamper from our raffle at the Perth Show last weekend on the Lesser South Inch in Perth.

Mairi was unavailable to collect her prize in person so her mum (pictured) was kind enough to pop along to the Giraffe Cafe to collect the box of goodies.

We have to say a massive thanks to Highland Fayre Hampers and Cairn O’Mohr Wines for providing the prizes.

Many thanks to all who took part and keep an eye out for more competitions coming your way soon!

 

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Posted in News, on 7 August 2017, by , 0 Comments

The lovely Louise from Tales I Love has been very kind to us and provided these fabulous colouring-in sheets to keep the kids entertained.

Tales I love is the website of the author Louise Elisabeth Robertson. Tour her site and you will find lots of cool books for children. There are funny dog books, cheeky monkey books, clever ant books and much much more.

DOWNLOAD THE COLOURING PACK

VISIT THE WEBSITE | VISIT THE FACEBOOK PAGE | TWEET LOUISE ON TWITTER

 

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Posted in News, on 27 July 2017, by , 0 Comments

Our 2017 event brochure is currently at the printer – be one of the first to get your hands on one this Tuesday (1st August) at Perth Racecourse.

We’ll be there in force for the ‘Rock at the Races event’ which kicks off from 4.30pm this coming Tuesday. Come and say “hi” if you’re popping along!

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Rock at the Races

If you like good music and you like racing – you are in for a treat on Tuesday 1st August.

Come and join us as we Rock at the Races!

The perfect evening for race goers with a rockstar attitude as we have seven great races to enjoy before live music takes centre stage until 10:15pm! Bwani Junction will be playing their tour of Paul Simon’s ‘Graceland’ in what is set to be an incredible evening at Perth Racecourse.

FEATURED RACING HIGHLIGHTS

There are seven great races to enjoy and going by last year’s results, don’t just look out for the fancied runners! 100-1 shot Drummullagh Rocky, trained by Sean McParlan, beat off competition from the likes of Richard Johnson to claim an unlikely victory!

After the racing is finished, head over to the main stage for live music from Bwani Junction until 10:15pm!

WEAR: Smart casual – dress to impress and leave the trainers and footie colours at home!

EAT: Locally sourced haddock freshly cooked to order – get down to the Fish & Chip Shop and enjoy your meal on the picnic benches nearby.

SEE: Bwani Junction on the main stage after the final race until 10:30pm – it’s not to be missed!

DO: Pick your horses wisely! With 100-1 shot Drummullagh Rocky winning last year, anything can happen!

EXTRAS:  Try some of the local beers and ales on sale at the bars!

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Posted in News, on 22 May 2017, by , 0 Comments

We are excited to bring the Great Perthshire Picnic back for its second year this September.

After the success of the inaugural event last year we are returning in 2017 with our fab food and drink festival. This year will be bigger and better, drawing in both local visitors and those from further afield.

You put on the events and we market them under the Great Perthshire Picnic umbrella.

WHY GET INVOLVED, we hear you ask!

COLLABORATION
Working together means we can benefit from shared promotion, experiences and recommendations. Last year new business relationships were formed and new opportunities realised.

CREATING OPPORTUNITIES
It can be difficult as a small business to
spread the word about what you have to offer. Being part of the Great Perthshire Picnic gives you the opportunity to reach a wider audience for greater value. All you need to contribute is a new or existing event which you may be already planning.

REACH NEW AUDIENCES
The Great Perthshire Picnic is a platform for customers to access the full range of Perthshire’s bountiful larder. Being involved will therefore attract people to not only one event, but introduce them to potential new experiences – not just for a day, but over the entire month of September.

Increase your footfall this September and beyond!

 

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Posted in News, on 6 March 2017, by , 0 Comments

After the success of last year’s inaugural Great Perthshire Picnic, we are back in 2017 with our fab food and drink festival that’s easier to swallow than a spoonful of sugar!

This year we are aiming to be bigger, better and we need YOUR help to do that!

DO YOU RUN A FOOD AND DRINK BUSINESS IN PERTHSHIRE?

We’re still dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s on the exact details. but sign up to our newsletter below to find out how to get involved in this fab food and drink festival.

 

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