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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

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). His car …

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Motorcyclist Breaks 120 MPH on Highland Perthshire Roads during Safety Weekend

A motorcyclist on the A94 has been caught hitting 120mph through a 60mph stretch of road near Scone Airport. Police caught the 36-year-old man on Sunday evening during Police Scotland’s motorcycle safety campaign weekend. Inspector Greg Burns of Tayside’s Roads Policing Unit said: “It’s disappointing that, on a weekend where the vast majority of motorcyclists …

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Police Scotland: Motorcycle Safety Campaign

This weekend, Police Scotland’s Road Policing Division will focus on motorcycle safety as part of their motorcycle safety campaign due to bikers being some of the most vulnerable road users on Scotland’s roads. The freedom of the open road makes motorcycling an exhilarating way to travel and enjoy the magnificent scenery, however collisions involving motorcyclists …

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Help inform Transport Scotland’s response to COVID-19 and Climate Emergency

Transport Scotland has launched a national survey to understand how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected working practices, staff travel and business travel. We would like to find out about employers’ experience of working from home / flexible working, business travel and commuting before the COVID-19 pandemic, during the lockdown (March-June), and in the longer term …

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