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Irreplaceable trees among thousands lost in Storm Arwen

Forestry and Land Scotland Announce Plans for Recovery after Storm Arwen

Following last years deviating Storm Arwen, Forestry and Land Scotland are planning to replant trees in Highland Perthshire Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS)  estimates that up to 2223 acres  – the equivalent of 738 football pitches – in forests that it manages, were damaged across the east coast, Perthshire, Aberdeenshire and south Scotland in November …

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Police Promote Support for Domestic Abuse Victims

Local community watch groups in highland Perthshire are reaching out to locals to promote help line numbers for those living with domestic abuse. Any form of physical, verbal, sexual, psychological or financial abuse which might amount to criminal conduct and which takes place within the context of a relationship. The relationship will be between partners …

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Wee Choo Choo’s Petition to be Heard on Monday

The family behind the proposed Thai restaurant running from inside a restored railway carriage in Pitlochry, ‘the Wee Choo Choo’, are appealing to the council to reconsider on Monday (January 10). Fergus, Isara and Mia McCallum started a petition which reached 1,185 signatures calling on the council to ‘rehear the matter’. Mr McCallum explained: “We …

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Business Calls for Greater Support

Perthshire businesses are calling on the Scottish Government for greater support while the omicron variant continues to spread. The Perthshire Chamber of Commerce is looking for the government to offer more support for businesses as omicron continues to create uncertainty in the economy. Vicki Unite, Perthshire Chamber of Commerce’s chief executive officer, said: “All that …

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Over 100 Families Supported with Festive Food Fund

More than one hundred families across Perth and Kinross received food, household essentials and some ‘Christmas treats’ over the festive season. The Perth and Kinross Council’s Parenting and Family Learning Team offered this support to families through the Fuelled for Fun food insecurity fund. Lifelong Learning Convener, Councillor Caroline Shiers said: “Celebrating Christmas can be …

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Forestry and Land Scotland to Introduce Bio-Degradable Tree Shelters

Forestry and Land Scotland are moving to introduce a bio-degradable option to their tree shelters to improve the sustainability of their woodlands. They operate a number of forests in Highland Perthshire with an interest in conserving the forests on behalf of the Scottish public. Now they’re new ‘Tubex Nature’ tree shelters will be able to …

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Pitlochry Community Hospital

Pitlochry Community Hospital Inpatient Unit Closes

Photo credit: Richard West The GP inpatient ward at Pitlochry Community Hospital will be temporarily closed from the 3rd of January, 2022, The Perth and Kinross Health and Social Care Partnership has announced. This is due to long-standing staffing and recruitment difficulties in rural areas, particularly within Highland Perthshire. The ongoing impact of the COVID-19 …

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