Tales of Birnam and Dunkeld at Birnam Arts
Fri 9 Dec
Tales of Birnam and Dunkeld | Auditorium
19:00 - 22:00
Doors Open 6:15

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Fri 20 May

Opening Night with Prof. Devi Sridhar

Sat 21 May

How to Draw a Dragon

Kate Leiper

Sold Out
Sat 21 May

James Robertson & Kate Leiper

The Book of the Howlat

Sat 21 May

Molly Arbuthnott

David the Pizzly Bear

Sold Out
Sat 21 May

Chitra Ramaswamy

Chitra Ramaswamy - 'Homelands'

Sat 21 May

Mara Menzies

Mara Menzies - 'Blood & Gold'

Sat 21 May

Kate Leiper

Start with a Squiggle with Kate Leiper

Sat 21 May

Malachy Tallack

A Writer's Journey

Sat 21 May

Louise Welsh

The Second Cut

Sat 21 May

Cabaret Night

Hosted by Tim Turnbull

Sun 22 May

Nicola Wright

Nicola Wright 'James Croll: Climate Pioneer'

Sun 22 May

Colleen Nicoll

Beatrix Potter Sings

Sun 22 May

Bold and Brilliant Women of Dunkeld

by Caroline Wilding

Sun 22 May


Scottish Pen 'Declarations' Panel chaired by Jenni Calder

Sun 22 May

Anna Fleming

Anna Fleming 'Time on Rock: A Climber's Guide to the Mountains'

Sun 22 May

Lives of Crime

with Martin Edwards & Doug Skelton

Sun 22 May

James Robertson & Anthony Baxter

News of the Dead

Sun 22 May

Jenny Sturgeon

The Living Mountain

Birnam Book Festival

Birnam Book Festival

Whats On
May 2022

The Birnam Book Festival returns to showcase literature from Scotland and beyond in our beautiful corner of Perthshire, nestled between the hills and the River Tay.


Our Festival is an inclusive event for all ages, where the audience can participate in workshops, lively discussions with authors or just sit back and listen to inspiring speakers or enjoy great music with a literary theme. 

We’re delighted to be returning to our home venue of Birnam Arts for in person events again this year.



We have a couple of ways to buy tickets: you can scroll down to look through the list of all the events and search by Families +, Fiction or Non-fiction, Panel discussions, Performances, or search by day. Click on the INFO button to learn more about a specific event or BUY TICKETS to book your seats.

If you already know which events you want to go to, you can clink on the link in the banner and go straight to a summary listing of all the ticketed events. It is your choice.

Each ticket has a £1 booking fee.

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Book Festival Events

Friday 20th May
Saturday 21st May
Sunday 22nd May
Map showing Birnam Arts and conference centre in Scotland

Opening Times

Box Office
Mon - Fri | 10:00 - 17:00

Wed-Sun | 10:00 - 16:30

Birnam Arts
Station Road
Birnam Dunkeld
Tel: 01350 727 674


Welcome to Birnam Arts, a boutique multi-purpose arts, conferencing and entertainment venue.


Pop in to the Foyer Cafe for breakfast, grab a delicious coffee with a selection of our homemade baking or enjoy a light lunch whilst browsing on the free WiFi. Wander upstairs to view the latest of our monthly art exhibitions before visiting the world of Beatrix Potter, or the Gift Shop to purchase a special gift for your loved ones or yourself!

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Beautiful space, lovely people, Beatrix Potter Gardens and a wonderful exhibition "Earthly Walks" by Grigorios Karastamatis until the 18th of July (2021)!

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  • Entrance

  • Kinnaird

  • Cafe

  • Beatrix Potter

  • Shop

  • Gallery

  • Studio

Sunday 4th December

We're really sorry but due to staff shortages the cafe will only be serving Tea, Coffee and Cakes today.

The Gift Shop, Beatrix Potter Exhibition and Gallery Exhibition are open as usual.