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The Enchanted Forest Looks to Celebrate its 20th as Lockdown Eases

LISTEN: Lesley Williamson shares her optimism for brighter future by the end of the year The Enchanted Forest has drawn in crowds for coming up to two decades, raising Pitlochry’s profile and supporting local groups and businesses through grant funding. Now that lockdown restrictions are set to ease with the widespread roll out of the …

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Lorry drivers on quick trips to UK no longer need Covid test to travel to France

NHS Tayside Invites the Next Priority Group for the Vaccination

NHS Tayside is moving onto the next priority group in their vaccination programme after they vaccinate more than a third of adults in Tayside. Now the Tayside teams are vaccinating 16-64-year olds who have ‘underlying health conditions and adult unpaid carers’. Dr Daniel Chandler, Associate Director of Public Health with NHS Tayside, said, “We are …

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Scotland Starts on the Roadmap out of Lockdown

LISTEN: John Swinney explains how the lock down measures are planned to change in the coming months The First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has announced the gradual steps Scotland will be taking in the coming months to ease out of lockdown. These steps include reintroducing children back into school, opening religious worship, lowering lockdown restrictions down …

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REDS Scotland Connects Rural Enterprise with Locals

LISTEN: Jackie Brierton explains how REDS works. Watch the full interview in this month’s IRIS Magazine. Lead by GrowBiz, REDS stands for Rural Enterprise Directory Scotland and it aims to connect local shoppers with rural businesses. REDS do this by creating a directory that categories businesses by colour on a map, establishing a network of …

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Amber Weather Warning Raised in Highland Perthshire

An Amber warning for ‘heavy rainfall’ is being issued in Highland Perthshire by the Met Office as the heavy downpour passes through Scotland. These storms come after flooding breaks throughout Highland Perthshire after the snow and ice from some last week continues to melt. A spokesperson for the Met Office said: “The warning is assessed …

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Last Chance to Comment on Pitlochry’s Thai Railway Restaurant

Today marks the final chance for the public to make their comments on the proposed Thai restaurant which will run from a restored first-class railway carriage. The proposal is asking to place the restored railway carriages nearby the Pitlochry train station on top of some of the council’s car parking spaces. Fergus McCallum, who’s behind …

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The Scottish Government Defers Short Term Let Licensing Proposal

A plan to introduce a license for short-term letters aimed at tackling issues of safety, noise and anti-social behaviour is being delayed until after the next election to lead the Scottish Parliament. Now the Scottish Government intends to re-lay the legislation before Parliament in June, after meeting with a ‘stakeholder working group’ to start a …

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