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What To Do If You Encounter Wildlife Crime

Police Scotland are informing people living in Highland Perthshire about wildlife crime, what acts are illegal, and what to do if you discover someone committing a crime against wildlife or plants. Wildlife Crime is described as any illegal act in Scotland that affects birds, animals, or plants. Acts can include the destruction, disturbance, theft, damage, …

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Government package aimed at cutting childcare costs branded ‘pathetic’

Advice Sessions Arranged For Childminders Wishing to Join ELC

Childminders in Highland Perthshire who would like to start working in Early Learning Care (ELC) Services, can attend information and advice sessions next month to find out more information. Perth and Kinross council have said they are keen to encourage childminders to join the ELC services and help to provide childcare and learning for children …

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Perth Royal Infirmary Introduces New Bronchoscopy Test

Respiratory patients living in Highland Perthshire can now access a new specialist bronchoscopy test at the Perth Royal Infirmary (PRI). The Endobronchial ultrasound scan with transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS TBNA) test, was previously available to patients at Ninewells Hospital, but thanks to the recruitment of a respiratory consultant as part of the EBUS TBNA service …

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Cyclists Urged To Register Their Bikes On Tracking Database

Police Scotland are encouraging all cyclists in Highland Perthshire to get their bikes registered on the Bike Register database app. Bikes are an expensive investment and so whether you have purchased it as a piece of training equipment, for recreational use, or as your mode of transport, having it lost or stolen can be very …

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House sales ‘logjam’ starts to ease with fewer properties changing hands

First Time Home Buyers Urged To Take Advantage Of Scheme

First time home buyers and others on low to medium incomes in Highland Perthshire are being encouraged to take advantage of the Open Market Shared Equity Scheme. The Scottish Government scheme, which is available across the country, allows people to buy their first home without having to pay the full price of the property. Through …

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Full-time GPs in England at lowest level for five years

Highland Perthshire Residents Reminded Of Healthcare Provider Closures

People living in Highland Perthshire are being reminded that GP surgeries and pharmacies across Tayside will be changing their opening times over the festive period. NHS Tayside are encouraging people to prepare for the closures by ensuring that they have any necessary prescriptions ordered in plenty of time so that they have enough to last …

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NHS patients urged to plan ahead for appointments as rail strikes loom

NHS Release Website Helping People Get To Their Appointments

People requiring transport to hospital appointments across Tayside can get there a lot easier now thanks to the ‘Go NHS Tayside’ website. The website, which was developed by a partnership of NHS Tayside and regional transport partnership Tactran, was released earlier this year as a pilot project with the aim of improving travel to hospital. …

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