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Lord Lieutenant for Perth and Kinross Reacts to Prince Philip’s Passing

WATCH: Stephen Leckie offer his condolences on behalf of Perth and Kinross Buckingham palace announced at noon today (April 9) the passing of the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Phillip. He passed away in the early hours of the morning in Windsor Castle. Lord lieutenant for Perth and Kinross, Stephen Leckie, said: “I have just written …

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Nearly 30 Fixed Penalty Notices Issued in Perth and Kinross over Easter Weekend

Photo Credit: Tayside emergency vehicles Police Scotland have issued over nearly 400 fixed penalty notices (FPN) over the past week between the Perth and Kinross and Dundee area. Over the last week, the issued 449 fixed penalty notices, moved on 841 people and made 22 COVID related arrests. Now, over the weekend, Tayside police will …

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The Role of Deer in Biodiversity Reconsidered

Photo Credit: Ray Bilcliff The future of deer management in Scotland is changing to focus more on the biodiversity which surrounds the animals in their environment. This means concentrating on the impact their trampling and diets have on tree-planting, woodland regeneration and overgrazing. Stuart Younie, CEO of Mountaineering Scotland, said: “We are encouraged by the …

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Green Fingered Aberfeldy Tackling Food Poverty

LISTEN: Giles Conisbee explains how the Tay Valley Timebank is encouraging people to get green fingered Tay Valley Timebank has introduced an exciting new community initiative aimed at addressing and combatting the growing concern of food poverty. The Grow to Give scheme aims to equip participants with a starter pack containing soil and ‘mystery seeds’ …

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R100 Broadband Set to Give Out Vouchers to Missing Homes

LISTEN: Ian Bailey gives an update on the R100 Broadband project Announcing the next steps of Scotland’s ambitious plans to connect the rural communities of the country up with broadband now reveals what sort of service locals can expect. The £579m R100 Broadband connection is expected to exclude a number of towns and villages across …

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Location Sharing App Saving Lives – What3Words

Police Scotland are now using an innovative new app which divides the world map into grids made up of three-by-three metres. What3words is the app responsible for saving the lives of people all across the UK by quickly and easily giving away a person in need’s location. Superintendent Iain MacLelland, Digitally Enabled Policing Programme, said: …

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Pitlochry Neighbourhood Watch Looks for New Coordinators

Throughout the pandemic, one local group in Pitlochry has been raising awareness and keeping locals safe from scams and exploitation. The Pitlochry Neighbourhood Watch has not only been fighting COVID scams but has been keeping residents alert to threats for some time. Now the team are looking for more coordinators to join in and help …

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