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William Soutar Writers Prize Looks to Hear Highland Perthshire’s Lockdown Insights

Culture Perth is calling for Highland Perthshire’s creatives to get involved in this years William Soutar witting prize with short clips of themselves. The competition is looking for poems, short stories and spoken performance to be sent in through video clips that are no longer than 90 seconds. Culture Perth’s reader development officer Jan Hay …

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Perth and Kinross Offers £1,000 for Climate Answers

Perth and Kinross Council are looking to for answers from the public which will help inform their new Draft Climate Change Strategy. The council are approaching this in two ways, first by putting respondents to their climate survey into a prize draw of £1,000 to individuals and community groups, or £500 to schools. David Littlejohn, …

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Local Councillors Endorse Shopping Local Leading up to Christmas

Photo: Highland ward Councillor John Duff in Aberfeldy LISTEN: John Duff explains why it’s so important to shop locally this year and how to help out Amid the uncertainty posed by the pandemic this year, Highland Councillor, John Duff is asking that Highland Perthshire residents shop locally, especially near the festive season, this year. He’s …

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Scottish Crannog Centre’s ‘Fantastic and Worthwhile’ Apprentice Scheme

Photo Credit: Richard Sutcliffe LISTEN: Rachel Backshall describes what an SVQ is and what the apprentices do at the open air museum The Scottish Crannog Centre has taken on five new apprentices, aged between 16 and 18, who are progressing towards an SVQ in customer service. An SVQ is a qualification ‘based on standards of …

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Blairgowrie and Rattray Now Highland Perthshire’s First Community Litter Hubs

LISTEN: Heather McLaughlin shares why it’s becoming more important to clean our communities and how people can help out Blairgowrie and Rattray are now two more towns added to Keep Scotland Beautiful’s litter picking hubs, making them the first hub in the Perth and Kinross area from Keep Scotland Beautiful and Zero Waste Scotland. A …

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A9 Roadworks: Gelly Overbridge Two-Way Traffic Signals

LISTEN: Gemma Montrose explains what to expect from tonight’s road works As work continues on the A9 dualling, Highland Perthshire can expect more two-way traffic lights in stretches where Transport Scotland are preparing works as part of the project. Transport Scotland is reminding Highland Perthshire residents that that two-way temporary traffic signals will be in …

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