Picture this, if you dare. It’s a cold, dark night just before Halloween and the winter blues are settling in. You’re walking along a long driveway with many a gravestone by its side, ahead and through the mist you see a large Scottish Castle glowing red in the dark. Just as you begin to lose your nerve, a group of costumed kids shouts, “Happy Halloween! It’s a party!” Sound like fun? You bet your broomstick. Which is why we concocted this Halloween party of a life time, one that no ghoul or goblin will ever forget. So round up your little creeps, put on your scariest costume and join in this frightfest that will leave everyone howling with delight.
The Perth Ball is a formal Scottish reels party which has been held annually for over 157 years. Membership is no longer necessary to buy tickets.
• Date: Saturday 30th August, 2014
• Venue: Fingask Castle, Rait, PH2 7SA.
• Band: Simon Howie Dance Band
• Timings: 10 pm to 3.30 am
On arrival you will be welcomed with a glass of sparkling wine.
Dancing will commence soon after 10 pm. Dress is formal – please see our Dress Code http://www.theperthball.com/dress/
• Breakfast: A cooked breakfast is served at around 1 am
• Dinner: If you would like to have Dinner in the Fingask Pavilion rather than at home this can be arranged. Price and availability will be subject to the number of guests taking up this option. Please let us know if this is of interest.http://www.theperthball.com/contact-us/
To find out more about The Perth Ball, please read about the ball’s History and Patrons. Buy Tickets http://www.theperthball.com/order/
THE PERTH BALL - SATURDAY 30TH AUGUST AT FINGASK CASTLE
Anyone who thinks Scottish reeling is a dying tradition would think again had they witnessed last year’s Perth Ball. Guests poured into the magnificent Fingask Castle Pavilion, dressed in their finery, and danced the night away.
Glamorous twenty-somethings whirled and twirled their way through the Dance Card at breath-taking speed, while older generations took things a little more sedately but with no less enthusiasm!
A hearty cooked breakfast at 1 am to recharge the batteries and everyone was off again, dancing through the wee small hours until the Simon Howie Dance Band was finally allowed to stop playing at 3.30 am.
The event was covered by Tatler (see Tatler Bystander) and Scottish Field. Check out the Gallery for some great photos of the night or photographer Zygmunt Sikorski-Mazur‘s website.
This year we hope to welcome even more people to the Ball – the perfect way to round off the Summer!
Dear Fingask Team,
What can I say? Fingask, exceeded all expectations, ensuring my daughter had the wedding her and Paul always dreamed of.
We loved every minute of it, from when we arrived on the Friday until we reluctantly left the following week. With so many guests from all over the UK, Ireland and beyond, the opportunity to meet and bond prior to and after the wedding was a huge bonus and, without exception, everyone commented on what a magical venue you have, the informal, yet beautiful grounds added to the atmosphere of the occasion.
The Castle was a magnificent setting for the ceremony and the pavilion superb for the reception, every member of staff was outstanding, nothing was too much trouble, they all worked so hard at making everything perfect and made us feel so at home, such a welcoming warm stay.
Thank you all so very much.
Two very proud parents
Logan & Anne Anderson