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Lifts Available to the Aberfeldy and Kinloch Rannoch Medical Practice

Vaccinations for the flu jab are opening up to the over 80’s across Highland Perthshire and the Aberfeldy and Kinloch Rannoch Medical practice are making it easier to get to appointments. The Uppertay Transport Group is helping get patients to their appointments by offering them transportation to the medical practice. Practice Manager, Alice Maxwell, said: …

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Upcoming Council Vote Leaves Members ‘Concerned’ for Democracy

The council are meeting today to vote on a proposal which is aiming to ‘free up officer capacity in order to focus on the COVID-19 response’ However, opposition councillors are expressing their ‘deep concern’ for the move which they say will ‘be a diminution of the role of elected members’. Now members are being given …

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Pitlochry Festival Theatre’s ‘Winter Word Festival’ Goes Digital

LISTEN: Amy Liptrott tells Ramsay Beattie what’s coming up this Winter Word Festival The seventeenth Winter Words Festival is set to continue this year as a digital celebration of Scottish poetry, acting, writing and much more. From February 8 through to 14, cultural icons such as Neil Oliver, Shobna Gulati, Denise Mina, Mark Haddon, David …

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Gritter Service Leaves Locals ‘Cut Off’ says Councillor

A Highland Ward councillor is raising the concerns of some of his constituents after they wrote to him saying they’ve been left ‘cut off’ by the change in service. Mike Williamson is raising his concern that the decision to reduce the night-time gritting service from six to four routes leaves outlying communities isolated from deliveries …

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Tummel Bridge to Freshen up with Coat of Paint

Pitlochry’s Tummel Bridge is being treated to a fresh spot of paint to help protect the steelwork for years to come. Starting on Wednesday 27, painting the protective coating over the bridged underneath will see scaffolding erected below the bridge for around six months. Commenting on the project, Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative …

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Dunkeld Shops Join Together to Support the Community

LISTEN: Simon Yearsley talks with Ramsay Beattie about what local shops are doing to support locals during the supermarkets refurbishment Since Dunkeld’s supermarket is closed for refurbishments, local shops have banded together to make sure the community isn’t short on provisions and that vulnerable people still have access to supplies. With the Co-Op closed for …

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Scotland Exploring Tighter Face Mask Restrictions

In an interview with BBC Scotland’s ‘Politics Scotland’ programme, Highland Perthshire’s MSP, John Swinney, said the government is ‘exploring’ options which will help reduce the transmission of the virus. Mr Swinney, Perthshire North MSP, answered that medical face masks could become the minimum requirement for masks in public settings such as on public transport. He …

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Toast of the haggis, toast to the lassies ‘and some music as well’ – The Burns Virtual Supper

LISTEN: Donald Isles and Peter Barr share their plans for the Burns virtual supper The Blair Atholl and Struan Initiative is holding a virtual burns supper night to keep the festivity going this year and help raise funds for a local cause. Keeping the community spirit alive, the initiative is hosting the supper to help …

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