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Perthshire Amber 2015

This is the 11th year of our festival and promises once again to be full of wonderful concerts featuring the finest of Scotland's musical talent as well as some international guests. Our venues are as special as ever … ranging from the prestigious Perth Concert Hall to town halls and tiny village halls, from atmospheric castles to our historic Dunkeld Cathedral and even including an iron age Crannog on Loch Tay…25 venues in all in 2015! A very special new venue we're looking forward to is The Byre at Inchyra a stunning rustic barn venue in the grounds of a castle in yet another part of Perthshire!

The festival dates seem a little later this year...that's because we always like to have a weekend in October and one in November...to make sure we catch those wonderful autumnal colours! Every seven years we need to shift later otherwise the festival will end up being in early October...

Once again we'll have lots of wonderful new artists as well as festival favourites who have become part of our 'team', with a mixture of evening concerts, Amber Afternoon concerts, Cabaret Amber, Open Mic...some great workshops, talks and guided walks.

The 2015 programme will be announced (on our new festival website) in early April and tickets will go on sale online and by phone on Tuesday April 14th 2015 at 4pm UK time.

Enjoy this website which is full of info about past festivals! All the Perthshire Amber team look forward to welcoming you to Perthshire in the autumn.

The Story So Far

"I've long dreamt of a 'festival-type' situation where I could really enjoy performing a wide body of my own work. After many years of accumulating quite a lot of songs and tunes it can be frustrating sometimes that concerts can only last a couple of hours!" (Dougie MacLean). Internationally acclaimed Singer-songwriter and Composer Dougie MacLean fulfilled his dream with the creation of The Perthshire Amber Festival, a festival that lights up the Autumn across some of Scotland's more beautiful countryside.

Another Brilliant Festival! - News 3/2/2015

Dougie MacLean at Opening Concert in Pitlochry Town HallWell what can we say this year? We didn't believe that we could do better than 2013 but our 10th Anniversary Festival was the best yet!

Again we loved all the venues and artists and concerts ...

News - Festival Dates til 2016!!

Fri 24th October - Sun 2nd November 2014
Fri 30th October - Sun 8th November 2015

Fri 28th October - Sun 6th November 2016
Perthshire Amber Photo by Rob McDougall

Amber Central The Festival Base

central-weeFollowing the success of last year's festival the base of operations will once again be in the historic and picturesque town of Dunkeld in Perthshire.

Amber Discoveries

discoveries-weeExplore the wonderful history, landscapes, heritage, culture and communities of the our beautiful region ...through walks, talks, workshops, music sessions and lots more!

The Big Knit

Get your knitting needles out and help raise money for Guide Dogs Scotland.

Amber Harvest

Raid your cupboards or pantry and help The Cyrenians feed Scotland's homeless.

Festival Sponsors & Supporters