Saturday, 11 May 2013

Scotlands Top Chefs Prepare Great British Feast at MHOR Family Fun Festival 25-26 May

Saturday 25th Sunday 26th May 2013

MHOR Festival

Family Run Luxury Boutique Hotel Monachyle Mhor and chef owner Tom Lewis 

Look out for a range of exciting Balquhidder, Strathyre, Lochearnhead and St Fillans.  events this spring and summer.
Something for everyone? Be one of 100 diners experiencing the culinary delights of Gleneagles chef Andrew Fairley alongside other leading chefs from famous Scottish restaurants. Check the impressive programme of bands, children's entertainment, food stalls, races and more at the annual MHOR festival held in the grounds of  luxury boutique hotel Monachyle Mhor,  Balquhidder.  


Saturday 25th May 2013

  • 11:00  Raft Race, build your own boat or raft, life jackets + rescue boat provided
  • 12:00 Barbeque and bar opens: Barbeque, Bacon rolls, soups and refreshments , Oyster bar, Homemade Pimms, Gin and Tonics, Champagne, Beers, Mhor fish & chip food truck, Food market.  Live music.  Djs, Childrens entertainment
  • 13:00 Roman Road kick off the music with an accoustic set on the front lawn,
  • For children: planting in the garden,  face painting, bouncy castle. guided walks, boules
  • 14:00  Mini Olympics -  egg + spoon race, three-legged race, sack race, wheelbarrow race, welly throwing, tug of war
  • 14:00  Afternoon Tea –  tea, cake and finger sandwiches, gin & tonic, Pimms, champagne
  • 15:00  Cake competition – free style cake – enter by 1pm.  prize for winner
  • All day  BBQ, Bacon rolls and refreshments

Evening Entertainment

  • 19:00  The Great British Feast for 100 seats in the marquee/barn £60 per ticket,  Andrew Fairley- restaurant Andrew Fairlie - Gleneagles, Michael Smith 3 chimneys, Roy Brett – Ondine and Loch Fyne, Neil Forbes – Cafe St Honore, Tom Lewis – Monachyle Mhor
  • 20:00  Recital by acclaimed Perthshire fiddler Pete Clark
  • 21:00  Charity Auction after dinner – prizes donated to HIT Scotland and Mountain Rescue

Sunday 26th May 2013

  • 12:00  Food  Market/Craft stalls/Beer Festival/Demos/live music,
  • Tea & Tango – come and watch the wonderful dancers and learn how to walk the tango,  Food Demos throughout the day, Bread baking competition – bake and bring your best loaf– prize for winner, Children's entertainment
  • 17:00  £10 for A Play, a pie & a pint  -  A  musical, by Dave Anderson – Butterfly Kiss

Evening Entertainment

  • 19:30  Ceilidh, live music -  Brian McAlpine piano, Gregor Lowrey accordion and Alison Smith fiddle
  • 21.00  SHOOGLENIFTY 

NB Prices
  1. £5 day entry
  2. weekend all inclusive £100 camping, day entry, feast and Sunday night entertainment
  3. The Feast £60 per ticket 
  4. Play, pie pint £10
  5. Sunday Night Ceilidh and Shooglenifty  £15
  6. Camping £10 per pitch. Day entry £5

For MHOR information  Tel: 01877 - 384 622

Where Else Can I stay? 

 Check out our extensive range of accommodation in Perthshire and The Trossachs around 4 villages,  whether you prefer a tent, caravan, bunkhouse, cabin, lodge, cottage, bed and breakfast, guest house, restaurant with rooms, hotel, motel or luxury boutique  hotel. 
Can I book a taxi? Yes.  Pre book with LETI members Highland Glen Travel,  Lochearnhead or Kingshouse Taxis Balquhidder for transport to and from your preferred accommodation


What Else Is On in this area of The Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park? 


May 16th
Event: Golf Senior Men's Open. Venue: St Fillans Golf Club St Fillans
Contact : TEL:01764 685312 Email :,,
Time : All Day
To enter please send your details along with a cheque to the club: St Fillans Golf Club, South Loch, Earn Road, St Fillans, Perthshire, PH6 2NJ. Visitors are welcome at St Fillans Golf Club which is situated in one of the most beautiful parts of Scotland surrounded by magnificent lochs and towering mountains. The terrain is quite level in spite of the imposing hills that surround the course. It is popular with beginners yet proves to be a difficult course to score well on for the more experienced player.
May 24th-26th
Event:   Birding Weekend
Venue: Strathyre Outdoor Centre
Event: Learn about the call of birds.  Watchbirds from a distance in the various habitats; woodland, marshes &  moorland,  Identify birds by sight with visual ID,  bat detection, Pre breakfast bird walks
Price £205 with food and accommodation £150 without. 
May 25th and 26th
Event: British Power Boat Water Skiing, Loch Earn
Venue: The Lochearnhead Water Sports Centre, Lochearnhead.
Price: Free to spectate
Witness up to 30 power boats pulling brave water skiers at speeds of 70 to 110 miles per hour.

June 1st/2nd
Event: Strathyre Music Festival
Venue: Various including The Inn at Strathyre, Creagan House, Strathyre Village Hall
Price (TBA)
Contact Ken Higgens
Time: All Day
Strathyre's 1st Music Festival, hosted by local group Balvaig who have invited another 100 entertainers to join them in creating a memorable music festival. Showcasing an eclectic mix of local and international musicians to suit a variety of musical tastes.