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Remembrance Sunday in Highland Perthshire During the Pandemic

LISTEN: David Barrie explains what will be happening and how people in Highland Perthshire can pay their respects Unlike any other year, this year’s Remembrance Sunday will have no formal event because of the safety restrictions surrounding the spread of the Coronavirus. Perth and Kinross Council are not permitting any formal gatherings in Pitlochry in …

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‘It’s an Even Worse Thing to Try and Explain to a Five-Year-old’ Four Bikes Stolen in Dunkeld

LISTEN: Ric McLaughlin describes finding out the bikes were stolen, what this has meant for his family and what the bikes look like Four, high value, mountain bikes have been stolen in Dunkeld this week from a passionate local mountain biker. Ric McLaughlin is a keen enthusiast and journalist in the mountain biking world but …

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Birks Cinema Awarded £63k and is Set to Start Streaming a ‘Second Screen’

Aberfeldy’s own Birk Cinema will receive £63k from a grant aiming to keep Scotland’s independent cinema doors open. The money comes from the Scottish Government’s Independent Cinema Recovery and Resilience Fund which the Government says ‘will now support these cinemas who can operate in the short-term, within Scottish Government guidelines.’ Board member, Anna Brocklehurst, said: …

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Local Fire Service Ask That People Keep to the COVID Rules this Bonfire Night

LISTEN: Ewan Baird explains why it’s important to check up on the safety guidance and observe the COVID restrictions tonight This year’s Bonfire Night will be held differently to any other before, where usually big community bonfires would be lit up by fireworks dancing above, a quieter approach needs to be taken during the explosive …

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John Swinney Explains Why the Government Took Perth and Kinross into Tier 2 Restrictions

LISTEN: John Swinney gives his view on why the government set Perth and Kinross to Tier 2 Restrictions Answering questions in a press conference yesterday, Perthshire North MSP and deputy first minister, John Swinney, explained why the government decided to choose Perth and Kinross to go into tier 2 restrictions. Perth and Kinross neighbors one …

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Tayside Mountain Rescue Receive £10,000 and Look to Build New Base

For their help in assisting with the star stunning laser light show above Pitlochry last month, Tayside Mountian Rescue was given £10,000 towards their life-saving work. The Enchanted Forest asked if the mountain rescue team could help with some hill safety cover while the laser show beamed above. Team leader for Tayside Mountain Rescue, Stuart …

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Pitlochry Festival Theatre’s Second Performance Space Will ‘Do Things a Little More Different’

The Pitlochry Festival Theatre has submitted its plans to create a second performance space on its 11-acre campus, along with an extension to its front of house area. This new area will be a flexible 175-seat studio showcasing writing and performance from all over the UK and allowing more options for performances in future. Talking …

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Bob Benson Appears on BBC’s Landward Demonstrating Outdoor Access for People with Disabilities

Bob Benson, who has experienced a life long disability, brought the BBC’s Landward team up into Highland Perthshire to enjoy the countryside footpaths in Kinloch Rannoch. After talks with the local landowner, and a grant from the Community Environmental Challenge Fund, the five-year work in progress finally pulled off when Bob and his wife, Annie, …

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‘Cheeky’ Hay Bale Art off the A9 Tells and Important Message for Mental Health

LISTEN: Jillian Kennedy explains the message behind the SAYC bale art Drivers passing by Logierait have ‘kept one eye on the road and one eye on the field’ taking notice of the eye-catching hay bale art set up by local young farmers. As part of the Scottish Association of Young Farmers Clubs annual Hay Bale …

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