PRESS RELEASE: Kinross-shire's Winter Festival 2017

PRESS RELEASE                                                                            

Kinross-shire Local Events Organisation                        

Kinross-shire's Winter Festival 2017
Kinross-shire is looking forward to a very busy end of year with many events being organised throughout November and December.  To celebrate all the various local events that are happening KLEO (Kinross-shire Local Events Organisation) has produced a Winter Festival Brochure promoting the numerous events organised by local community groups and businesses. To download this brochure or for more information go to or for brochure click here: 

Words for all
Words themed events at Kinross-shire Winter Festival

KLEO is a Bookweek Scotland 2017 partner this year and together with Loch Leven Community Library we hope to bring an exciting progamme of 'words' themed events during the Kinross-shire's Winter Festival.

We start off with national poet

Liz Lochhead & The Hazey Janes
A concert with new collaborative pieces from poet, author and playwright Liz Lochhead with indie pop band The Hazey Janes.
Friday 3 November / 8pm / Loch Leven Community Campus / Tickets £10 (£8 concession)

Katie Morag comes to life in Kinross
We are also delighted that Mairi Hedderwick, author and illustrator, comes to Kinross during Bookweek Scotland to talk to children (and adults) about her most famous creation, Katie Morag and how a Katie Morag book is made.
Wednesday 29 November / Loch Leven Community Library / 4pm / Children free, adults £5

The Beginning To Write Workshop with Liz Lochhead (2 Dec) is now SOLD OUT

Highlights at the festival will also include Handel’s famous masterpiece Messiah in a Day, prepared and performed in just one day on Sunday 12 November (2-5pm rehearsal and 7pm concert at Kinross Parish Church) and The Winter Festival Comedy Night on Friday 3 November (8pm) with Chris Forbes, Bill Dewar, Ross Leslie and Chris Dinwoodie at Milnathort Town Hall

Tickets for all these these events are for sale at Macbeth Currie Estate Agents and Solicitors in Kinross, Stewart and Smart in Milnathort and on or through TicketWeb.

The Winter Festival's Festive Street Market / Light Up Kinross
The hugely successful Festive Street Market is back on 25 November (4pm-7pm), giving shoppers the chance to find unusual and unique gifts in time for Christmas.  There will be a bustling festive atmosphere with over seventy stalls, hot food and drink, music and street entertainment.  The Light Up Kinross event will then take place on the same evening at the conclusion of the Market at 7pm.

Please visit for the complete programme and more information about the Festival.  


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