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Top-Up Tap Refreshes Aberfeldy

LISTEN: Gavin Price shares what this means for him and the rest of the town A free water refill point has been installed in The Square in Aberfeldy after community campaigners approached the publicly owned water company. The initiative originally came from volunteers who worked together during the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic to provide meals for vulnerable people under the banner of Feldy-Roo.  The team of 140 volunteers …

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Scotrail Services Under Public Consultation

Scotrail is currently undergoing public consultations to prepare for its May 2022 unveiling of service changes to reflect the needs of commuters post-pandemic and make Scotrail services ‘Fit For The Future‘. This comes following Scotrail customers in Highland Perthshire appealing to the transport organisation to re-evaluate its service in the area, specifically in Blair Atholl …

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Scottish Government to Front Atlantic Salmon Conservation Effort

The Scottish Government, alongside the Scottish Crown Estate, is fronting an effort to preserve Atlantic Salmon in Scotland. The numbers of wild Atlantic salmon returning to Scotland have declined over the last four decades by around 40%, impacting the conservation status of many rivers in the country. £550,000, including £150,000 from the Scottish Crown Estate, …

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This Year’s Etape Caledonia Sees the ‘Biggest Numbers’ Yet

LISTEN: Gary Willis shares what to expect this weekend during Etape Caledonia Thousands of cyclists are making their way to Highland Perthshire this weekend to take part in the biggest ever Etape Caledonia. Organisers, Limelight Sports, are expecting as many as six thousand participants are set to put themselves to the test as part of …

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Local Young People Could Represent Scotland at COP26 Youth Conference

Photo Credit: Buro Millennial Young people from across Scotland are being invited to come forward to represent the Scottish Youth on the international stage. They’re being asked to step up and present ‘the Statement of Youth’ which sets out the hopes and expectations of young people in the climate conference of 140 countries. First Minister, …

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Tayken By Me Photography Competition Boasts Highland Perthshire in Pictures

LISTEN: Amy Liptrott and Alan McCredie share their judging process The Tayken By Me Photography Competition is showing off Highland Perthshire from the creative angle of local photographers across the area. Photos from Logierait and Kenmore made it into the final winning categories in the Trees of the Tay and architecture. Professional photographer and competition …

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Contractor Appointed for Stage One of the Cross Tay Link Road

A contractor has been named as working on the Perth and Kinross Council’s next key infrastructure projects. BAM Nuttall Limited have been appointed to deliver the first stage of the project which is expected to take up to a year. They were chosen because of their commitment to pay all employees working on the project …

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The Pitlochry and Moulin Men’s Shed is Giving Men a Space to Socialise

LISTEN: Peter Aitken explains what the men’s shed is all about -Photo credit: Everton Village Hampshire A new organisation in Pitlochry is looking to help give men the space to socialise and support each other. The Pitlochry and Moulin Men’s Shed is getting ‘generally retired’ men together for a chat over a tea or coffee …

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Government Offers no Date for the Birnam to Jubilee Bridge Dualling

Photo Credit: PX Fuel Representatives from Highland Perthshire are asking the Scottish Government when work to dual the Birnam to Jubilee Bridge section of the A9 will go underway. Murdo Fraser, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, put the question to the government in writing, to which it responded that it is waiting for a …

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