As you head into a busy summer there are loads of local events activities in and around Doune that you really don’t want to miss.

Spring Fayre – Saturday 12th May, 2 to 4pm

There’s a whole lot of fun to be had at this year’s Spring Fayre at the Rural Hall including toys, books and dvd stalls, face painting and tatoos, tombola, hook the duck, lollipop games as well as home baking and refreshments.

For more information, or to book a stall, please contact or call Kate on 07900 500 690.  £1.50/adult £0.50 senior citizen/child.

Wind Music in the Rural Hall – 16th May, 7.30pm

Enjoy beautiful live music on your doorstep with the irrepressible quintet Arctic Winds.  Tickets are available on the door or in advance from the Information and Heritage Centre on Main Street.

Adults £6, commissions £3 and just £1 for people under 16 years.

Sale: Plants, crafts and local produce – 20th May, 11am to 3pm

The Rural Hall will host this fantastic sale of local produce from local people.  Come along and treat yourself to something for the garden or house.  You can also bring your gardening tools along to be sharpened, meet your neighbours and have some tea and cake.  The event is in aid of the Kilmadock Community Allotments and Hall Groups.

If you’re interested in taking a stall contact the Information and Heritage Centre (tel: 01786 841 250).  Admission 50p including tea and cake.

A Night at the Races – Saturday 2nd June, 7.30pm

Experience the fun, excitement and thrill of a night at the races, and help raise funds for Urban Saints, Respond Romania and Doune Castle Bowling Club Recycled Teenagers  Christmas Party  The 1st race gets underway at 7.45 pm so come along and enjoy a flutter, or sit back, relax and have a blast with old and new friends and meet the neighbours.

For more information contact Iona Campbell on 01786 841542 or email

Doune Words at the Woodside Hotel – Friday 8th June, 7.30pm.
Doune Bookworms are delighted to welcome back Ronald Frame who charmed our book festival audience in 2005. He is the author of thirteen internationally published works of fiction, an award-winning television and radio scriptwriter, and has received international recognition for his short stories set in the fictitious Scottish spa town of Carnbeg. Ronald’s latest novel “Unwritten Secrets” was the Bookworm choice for April. Also, local author Sarah Fredricks will tell us how self-publishing on Amazon and clever digital marketing has propelled her first book “The Millionaire Falls Hard” high up the download charts. Adrian Searle, director of Glasgow-based independent publisher Freight Books, and editor of Gutter Magazine will complete the line-up.

Tickets are £5 on the door and available in advance from the Information Centre (t: 01786 841250). Bookworms are very grateful to The Windfarm Trust for their support.