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Perth and Kinross Council Issue Advice Ahead of Bin Strike Planned for Next Weekend

Perth and Kinross Council have issued advice to those living in the council area, ahead of planned strikes by member of the GMB trade union who will be undertaking industrial action from Friday 26th of August until Monday 29th of August. The council are asking that residents put out their bins as normal, and if …

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Pitlochry Community Action Plan Theme Groups to Hold Meetings

The Pitlochry Community Action Plan groups for Theme Three, Town Enhancement and Traffic Management and Theme Four, Local Economy and Housing will be holding meeting over the coming days. The Theme Three group will be meeting at the Pitlochry Festival Theatre on Friday 19th of August at 12:30pm, while the Theme Four group will be …

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Government ‘confident’ people will get ‘bivalent’ jab in booster programme

Winter Vaccination Programme Now Underway for Over 65’s and Key Workers

Those in Highland Perthshire, over the age of 65 and those working in frontline health and social care will be first in line for a winter booster jab, as part of the plan to help protect the most vulnerable from Covid-19 and to help ease the pressure on hospitals over the winter months. Letters with …

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RMT announces two further rail strike dates in August

Trains in Highland Perthshire to Face Disruption Due to Strike Action

Due to strike action by Reliable Multicast Transport (RMT), Highland Perthshire will see significant disruption to the train service. No trains will run through Highland Perthshire on Thursday the 18th of August and Saturday the 20th of August. There will also be a significant impact from the strikes on Friday the 19th of August and …

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Consultation on Proposed Closure of Blair Atholl Branch Surgery is Now Underway

A consultation on the proposed closure of the Blair Atholl Branch Surgery in now underway with all registered patients receiving a letter inviting them to give their feedback on the proposal. The consultation is open until Wednesday 7th of September. The surgery closed in March 2020 temporarily due to the pandemic with the Atholl Medical …

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Scotland poised to introduce ‘world-leading’ period products legislation

New Legislation Introduced to Allow Free Access To Period Products For All

The Scottish Government have brought in new legislation making it a legal requirement for all councils and education providers to make period products available free of charge to anyone who may need them. The Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Act came into force on the 15th of August 2022. The act will make Scotland the …

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Highland Perthshire Warned Over Continued Risk of Rural Crime

Police Scotland are warning residents of Highland Perthshire and other rural communities in Perth and Kinross over the ongoing threat of rural crime in the area. In the latest Commanders Bulletin publish by Tayside Police, Area Commander Tom Leonard warns that Perth and Kinross is still being targeted by professional criminals, who are focused on …

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Scottish Fire and Rescue Warning Over Increased Risk Of Wildfires In Highland Perthshire

Scottish Fire & Rescue (SFRS) and Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) are warning of an increased forest fire risk. A map released by Scottish Fire & Rescue has shown that parts of the east and south are at a very high to extreme risk from forest fires. SFRS have released two maps of Scotland showing …

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Highland Perthshire Urged to Nominate Health Heroes For National Awards

Those living in Highland Perthshire and across Tayside are being urged to recongise their local health heroes on the national stage by moninating them for this year’s Scottish Health Awards. The Scottish Health Awards are a celebratation of the thousands of healthcare professionals who go the extra mile to support patients, carers, and service users …

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50 Days Left to Spend Paper Notes Before Their Legal Tender Status Ends

The Post Office is urging people to spend or deposit their remaining paper twenty and fifty pound notes before they lose their legal tender status in 50 days time on the 30th of September. This deadline applies to all remaining Bank of England, Clydesdale, Bank of Scotland and Royal Bank of Scotland paper notes. The …

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