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Mountaineers Offered Safety Advice this Winter

LISTEN: Stuart Younie explains what mountaineers can do to keep safe up in the hills this winter Mountaineering experts are running a campaign which is asking walkers to take care while venturing up into the mountains this winter. The #ThinkWINTER campaign is a joint venture between Mountaineering Scotland and Scottish Mountain Rescue to direct people …

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Fresh call to end global vaccine inequality ahead of G20 summit

COVID boosters can now be given 12 weeks after second dose

NHS Tayside is now offering COVID booster jabs, to people who have already had their second dose of the vaccine, after advice suggested this will help to tackle the Omicron variant. A spokesperson for NHS Tayside said: “Following the recommendation from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) earlier this week, NHS Tayside is …

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NHS Tayside Takes Steps to Reduce Pressure this Winter

Working with the Angus, Dundee and Perth & Kinross Health and Social Care Partnerships and the Scottish Ambulance Service, NHS Tayside is developing a strategy for this winter. This is to help keep services running and help staff, patients and local communities prepare for the challenges of the season ahead. Emergency Medicine Consultant, and Clinical …

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River Tay Way Chosen as Co-op Local Community Fund

Shoppers at the Co-op in Dunkeld have raised over £1,000 through the Co-op Local Community Fund which will go towards the further development of the River Tay Way, a new long-distance walking and cycling route in Highland Perthshire. Perth & Kinross Countryside Trust (PKCT)are developing the route and are looking to the local community to …

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Rural Roads Have Two Thirds as Many More Fatalities than Urban Streets

LISTEN – Mark Bishop explains what is being done to make rural roads safer A study has shown a 48% rise in fatalities amongst cyclists on rural roads over the lockdown period of 2020 compared to 2019. The new statistics have led the UK’s leading rural insurer, NFU Mutual, to launch a campaign designed to …

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Local Charities Recognise World Aids Day

image courtesy of: Today marks World AIDS Day and charities in Highland Perthshire are reaching out to remember those lost to HIV and to show how much has progressed in terms of treatment. Charity, Waverly Care, is one of the participants in marking World Aids Day. Waverly Care supports the internationally-backed Undetectable=Untransmittable (U=U) Consensus Statement, …

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Dunkeld’s Royal Horse Regiment Digitised and Preserved Forever

LISTEN: Ruth Brown explains what this means for the collection The Dunkeld Community Archives holds the one-of-a-kind collection of the Regimental Scottish Horse who trained in Dunkeld before World War One. Now their memory is being preserved forever, for everyone, now that the collection is online on the Ogibly Trust’s website. Ruth Brown, local archivist, …

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