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Culture Perth Celebrates 5th Anniversary

The charitable trust who run the libraries across Highland Perthshire is celebrating its fifth anniversary.

They run the library in Pitlochry, Birnam and Blairgowrie, as well as other cultural venues across Perth and Kinross.

Helen Smout, Chief Executive said, “Five years have passed exceptionally quickly and whilst this last year has undoubtedly been the toughest we’ve faced, the passion and kindness of our visitors and service users is at the heart of our success.

“Their continued support and the creativity and ambition of everyone in the CPK Team, both staff and the Board, fills me with enormous pride and makes me hopeful and excited for the next five years and all that we will achieve together in that time.”

Running the Soutar Festival of Words, the William Soutar Writing Prize, along with other digital and in person events in that time, the charitable trust has hosted a range of festivals and events.

Artists and authors have taken the opportunity to share their work with local people through these festivals.

A spokesperson for the trust said: “Launching in 2016, the mission of the cultural trust was to develop and deliver a range of creative and innovative services, public programmes and partnerships which collaborate and engage with a wide and diverse audience in the best of local, national and international culture.

“This year the charity will take to social media to celebrate key milestones in the absence of an in-person celebration. Memorable events and achievements from the last five years chosen by staff will be shared across Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

“Culture Perth and Kinross looks forward to continuing to work across the cultural sector at a local, national, and international level. As reopening and plans develop the organisation is asking everyone to share their views and are asking  ‘what five things you would like to see from the organisation in the next five years?’.”

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