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Pitlochry Festival Theatre’s Second Performance Space Will ‘Do Things a Little More Different’

The Pitlochry Festival Theatre has submitted its plans to create a second performance space on its 11-acre campus, along with an extension to its front of house area. This new area will be a flexible 175-seat studio showcasing writing and performance from all over the UK and allowing more options for performances in future. Talking …

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The TER-BIN-ATOR and Other Names ‘Raise a Giggle’ for New for Bin Lorries

LISTEN: Barbra Renton reads out the winners and explains what the what the competition is about Perth and Kinross Council have taken the opportunity for a competition between school pupils to name their new bin lorries. The TER-BIN-ATOR, Trashosaurus, Binvader, Leven No Rubbish, Garbage Patrol, Bindiana Jones, Chitty Chitty Bin Bin and Forest Dump won …

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University of Highlands and Islands ‘Puts Back’ £4 for £1 Spent in Local Economy

LISTEN: Professor Crichton Lang explains why the report was commissioned and what it means for local economies Ahead of celebrating tens years of official University status, the University of Highlands and Island’s (UHI) found that its partnership contributes nearly half a billion to Scotland’s rural economy. After commissioning a report to investigate the economic impact …

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Bob Benson Appears on BBC’s Landward Demonstrating Outdoor Access for People with Disabilities

Bob Benson, who has experienced a life long disability, brought the BBC’s Landward team up into Highland Perthshire to enjoy the countryside footpaths in Kinloch Rannoch. After talks with the local landowner, and a grant from the Community Environmental Challenge Fund, the five-year work in progress finally pulled off when Bob and his wife, Annie, …

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Free Festive Parking Proposed as Christmas Comes Closer

LISTEN: John Duff explains the plans proposing free festive parking ahead of the shopping season In the coming meeting of Perth and Kinross Council’s Environment & Infrastructure Committee, Councillors will be asked to consider offering free parking on Saturdays in the run-up to Christmas. That would mean Saturday’s from 5 November through to 26 December …

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Perth Museum and Art Gallery Nominated for Conservation Award

Perth Museum and Art Gallery has been nominated for the International Institute for an esteemed award for their work in the conservation of artefacts. Conservation in Action: Saving the Perth Mummy is the display which has won them the nomination for the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Work Keck Award. Anna Zwagerman, Conservation Officer at …

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‘We Haven’t Got a Lot of Time Left’ Before Blythswood Collect Shoe Box Appeal in Highland Perthshire

LISTEN: Danny Muschate explains how to find your nearest donation centre for this year’s shoe box appeal Donations for this year’s shoe box appeal are coming to a close soon, ending on October 30 in Perthshire’s Highland region. Pitlochry’s Atholl Centre is responsible for accepting donations for this year’s Shoe Box appeal, but if that’s …

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‘Please Keep Rossi’s Story Out There’ says Missing Pets Perth and Kinross Scotland

LISTEN: Katie McCandless-Thomas shares the story of Rossi the Labrador who went missing and what can be done to help find her Recently a dog which matches the description of a Labrador who went missing after an accident in Dunkeld has been reported in the area. Rossi, the missing Labrador, disappeared after loosing her footing …

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