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Local MSP John Swinney Could Face Vote of no Confidence

Photo Credit: Ninian Reid The Scottish Conservatives, backed by the Scottish Liberal Democrats, are announcing their plans to lodge a vote of no confidence against, local MSP, John Swinney. Perthshire North’s MSP could face the motion from the opposition parties after the Scottish Government refused to publish legal advice from the Alex Salmond case on …

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NHS Tayside Releases Mental Health Strategy ‘Living Life Well’

After a year spent on developing the programme, NHS Tayside is releasing ‘Living Life Well’. Their new approach aims to strengthen the mental health provision across Tayside by linking partners together. Mental Health Minister Claire Haughey said, “I welcome the publication of the Tayside Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy, Living Life Well, and I am …

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Five Mile and Taymount Wood Community Purchase Starts Consultation

The West Stormont Woodland Group (WSWG) is being offered two forests in Highland Perthshire from Forestry and Land Scotland as part of an initiate from the Scottish Parliament. Both the Taymount and Five Mile Woods are being offered to the groups as part of a scheme which allows local groups to make an offer to …

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Minority Community Registration Campaign

The Perth & Kinross Association of Voluntary Service (PKAVS) Minority Communities Hub is encouraging ethnic minorities to register to their local GP. Now they’ve developed registration forums in multiple languages to help make signing up more accessible. A spokesperson said: “Learning both locally and nationally indicates that GP registration levels are lower in some demographics …

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The Enchanted Forest Looks to Celebrate its 20th as Lockdown Eases

LISTEN: Lesley Williamson shares her optimism for brighter future by the end of the year The Enchanted Forest has drawn in crowds for coming up to two decades, raising Pitlochry’s profile and supporting local groups and businesses through grant funding. Now that lockdown restrictions are set to ease with the widespread roll out of the …

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Lorry drivers on quick trips to UK no longer need Covid test to travel to France

NHS Tayside Invites the Next Priority Group for the Vaccination

NHS Tayside is moving onto the next priority group in their vaccination programme after they vaccinate more than a third of adults in Tayside. Now the Tayside teams are vaccinating 16-64-year olds who have ‘underlying health conditions and adult unpaid carers’. Dr Daniel Chandler, Associate Director of Public Health with NHS Tayside, said, “We are …

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Scotland Starts on the Roadmap out of Lockdown

LISTEN: John Swinney explains how the lock down measures are planned to change in the coming months The First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has announced the gradual steps Scotland will be taking in the coming months to ease out of lockdown. These steps include reintroducing children back into school, opening religious worship, lowering lockdown restrictions down …

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