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Suicide Prevention Resources Available from Perth and Kinross Council

This week marks suicide awareness week, the time of year when the message that it’s okay to speak about what’s on your mind is trumpeted by mental health groups. Perth and Kinross council have been working on resources available from their website for people looking for support, either for themselves, friends or family members. Eloise …

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Breadalbane Academy’s Taken a ‘Can-Do Attitude’ to New Coronavirus Rules

On the 25th of August, Local MSP and Education Secretary, John Swinney, announced that pupils in Scotland, over the age of 12, will have to wear face masks where it is not possible to maintain safe distancing. Breadalbane Academy’s headteacher, John Devine, says the school has taken to a ‘can-do attitude’ to going back to …

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‘Uplifting’ Stories Sought by Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance

This week marks Air Ambulance Week, the time the nation takes to recognize it’s helo heroes and airborne aces, now Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA) is asking for members of the public to come forward with their stories from the time SCAA impacted their lives. In just August alone, SCAA responded to 65 emergencies across …

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Pitlochry Proudly Praised as ‘First Class’ by Troon Man Nick Currie

Lockdown restrictions have left people across towns and villages across Highland Perthshire, especially those shielding, with little option but to stay indoors for the past few months. For, Troon man, Nick Currie’s mum, Margaret, simple things like getting the shopping in became an impossibility. But lucky for people like Margret, who were stuck in their …

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Free Mental Health First Aid Workshop Coming to Highland Perthshire

A series of free mental health workshops are coming to Highland Perthshire called Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health. The workshops are organised by Ruth and Stevie McLaren who have both spent their careers working in public sector charities. Describing what the workshops are about Ruth said: “It’s about helping normal people, like you …

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CANCELLED: Pitlochry New Years Street Party is Not Going Ahead Because of COVID-19

The Pitlochry New Years Street Party has had to cancel this year’s celebrations because of uncertainties surrounding the coronavirus. Each year the street party hosts live music and ceilidh dancing down Pitlochry’s main street Atholl Road. However, this year, Cathy Joss, the celebrations chairperson, announced: “It is with heavy hearts and tremendous regret the committee …

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Ryan Hume – Found Safe and Well After Police Appeal for Information

Ryan Hume 19-year old Ryan Hume has been found safe after Police Scotland launched an appeal for information to help trace his whereabouts. The appeal was released last night on Tuesday the first of September and read: Ryan was last seen in his car on the Queensferry Crossing at 6 pm today (Tuesday 1 September). …

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