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The Perthshire Amber Festival

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Our Perthshire Amber Festival is not happening in 2021...

After lots of deep and sometimes painful thought and consideration we have to announce that tickets will not be going on sale for our Perthshire Amber Festival 2021. There are just too many uncertainties surrounding the global pandemic, international travel, social distancing, availability of event insurance etc etc for us to proceed with planning the event.

Since our very first Perthshire Amber Weekend in 2005 we have loved welcoming to Perthshire ‘festival-goers’ from all over Scotland, from all parts of the UK and from all corners of the world! The music has always been wonderful, the venues and scenery always amazing and the general feeling of friendship and family has always been memorable.

We would really like our charity effort for The Cyrenians, “Perthshire Amber - The Big Knit”, to happen online again as it did in 2020. We raised over £2,200 from everyone’s efforts for those who really need it. If you would like to contribute some special hand knitted items (kiddies toys, gloves, hats, scarves, and rugs were really popular last year!) for a truly good cause…email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and let me know. If the enthusiasm and support is out there…. It will happen!

Similarly if the enthusiasm for our Live Streamed Concerts from the Old Schoolhouse is maintained until the autumn then we may schedule something very special for the weekend that would have been our festival weekend (November 5 -7)…a celebration that can be enjoyed by our growing global family! Anyone who has known Dougie and I for any length of time (since the days of Event in a Tent, Stanley Hill Sundays, through MacLean Real Music Bar at The Taybank, Rural Image, Clunie Concerts…) will know that we keep coming up with new ways to share the music!! … we will share any news of this if plans develop.

This year we just feel it’s important for us all to stay as safe and well as we can, gradually enjoy the live music concert experience as the global pandemic recedes … and meanwhile keep enjoying and supporting our efforts to share the music from our home base in Butterstone via the wonders of our world wide web!!

Warm regards to you all from Jenny and Dougie MacLean

Enjoy this website which is full of info about past festivals.

Scotland on Sunday’s Tom Maxwell commented “Dougie MacLean has created a wee gem of a festival in his home county... a drop of Amber nectar!”

“A jewel of a festival”
(The Scotsman)

“A festival with vision and imagination”
(Press & Journal)

“The most original acoustic 
music festival in Scotland today”
(Sing Out Magazine, USA)

Autumn Glory

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