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Scotland’s Only Conservative Leadership Hustings Heading to Perth

The only hustings for the Conservative Leadership election in Scotland are set to take place in Perth on August 16th.  Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss are the two remaining candidates vying to take over from Boris Johnson as Prime Minister.  The BBC hosted the first TV debate between the pair on July 25th whilst the pair’s …

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Killiecrankie to Host Re-Enactments of Famous Battle

Image Credit: Killiecrankie Visitor Centre Facebook Page Re-enactments of the famous Battle of Killiecrankie which took place in Highland Perthshire are set to take place over the next two weekends.  Two groups of re-enactors will put on static displays at the Jacobite Café and Visitor Centre in Killiecrankie to commemorate the 1689 conflict.  The battle …

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Blair Atholl Welcomes Back Scouts for First Time in Four Years

Blair Atholl is set to welcome Scouts from across the world for the first International Jamborette in four years.  Over 500 Scottish Scouts will arrive on Monday July 18th and set up tents for their overseas counterparts who will be in Highland Perthshire from Tuesday. Once everyone is settled in, activities will get underway with the …

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Farmers and landowners to bid for funds to ‘rewild’ countryside

Government Seeking Views on Proposed Changes to Land Ownership

Major changes are being proposed to the way Scotland’s rural lands are used and managed. The Scottish Government is seeking views on its new Land Reform Bill, which will be introduced by the end of 2023. It is hoped the Bill can address long-standing concerns about the highly concentrated pattern of land ownership in rural …

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Applications for Clothing and Free School Meals Grant Available Now

Parents in Highland Perthshire are being reminded that applications for free school meals and assistance with clothing are now open for the 22/23 session.  Whilst free meals are available to pupils in P1-P5 without parents/carers submitting a form, children are no longer automatically entitled to this when they reach P6 unless their parents meet certain …

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ScotRail cuts back January train timetable amid Covid staff absences

Train Services Hoping to Return to Normal Following Union Agreement

Trains in Highland Perthshire are set for a return to normality after a period of strike action.  Drivers’ union ASLEF has confirmed that its members have voted to accept the improved pay offer made by ScotRail, which includes a 5% increase in basic pay.  The union had recommended that members accept the deal when it …

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