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Travel warnings across Scotland as freezing rain forecast - expressandstar.com

Travel warnings across Scotland as freezing rain forecast  expressandstar.com

Scottish ministers met on Friday to discuss the country's readiness for snow and ice this weekend.

Published on 14 December 2018 | 5:44 pm


Company lodges plans for phase one of 700-home development - The Courier

Company lodges plans for phase one of 700-home development  The Courier

Plans have been submitted for the first phase of a massive housing development on the edge of Perthshire's biggest village. Construction firm A&J Stephen's ...

Published on 14 December 2018 | 5:24 pm


Perthshire dad fined £450 for playground rant over five-year-old school bully - The Courier

Perthshire dad fined £450 for playground rant over five-year-old school bully  The Courier

A 40-year-old man has been fined after flying into a rage in a school playground because he was frustrated by the school bully – aged five. A court was told ...

Published on 14 December 2018 | 1:03 pm


£1m investment will boost healthy pet food in Perthshire - Daily Record

£1m investment will boost healthy pet food in Perthshire  Daily Record

A fast-growing Perthshire business is toasting a near £1 million investment boost. And award-winning raw dog food operation Bella and Duke has handed Perth ...

Published on 14 December 2018 | 11:50 am


Racist remarks at Perthshire shop - Daily Record

Racist remarks at Perthshire shop  Daily Record

The man then repeatedly bit a police officer who had been called to the premises.

Published on 14 December 2018 | 11:40 am


Four Seasons' Vicky Klinkhammer named Receptionist of the Year - The Caterer.com

Four Seasons' Vicky Klinkhammer named Receptionist of the Year  The Caterer.com

Vicky Klinkhammer from the Four Seasons Hotel Park Lane has been named Receptionist of the Year by the AICR UK.

Published on 14 December 2018 | 9:41 am


Calls for action over TV-scrambling trees at Kinloch Rannoch - The Courier

Calls for action over TV-scrambling trees at Kinloch Rannoch  The Courier

TV-scrambling trees are putting a Perthshire outdoor centre at a “commercial disadvantage,” it has been claimed. Perth and Kinross Council has been urged to ...

Published on 14 December 2018 | 9:14 am


Jet-setters conned out of thousands by fraudsters who hacked Perthshire travel firm - Press and Journal

Jet-setters conned out of thousands by fraudsters who hacked Perthshire travel firm  Press and Journal

Holiday-makers have been tricked into spending thousands of pounds on fake flights after fraudsters hacked a Perthshire travel firm. A major fraud probe is ...

Published on 14 December 2018 | 9:07 am


New community group will preserve famous Birks of Aberfeldy - The Courier

New community group will preserve famous Birks of Aberfeldy  The Courier

The Birks of Aberfeldy, which rose to prominence thanks to Robert Burns, was gifted to the community 50 years ago. Residents are getting together to become ...

Published on 14 December 2018 | 8:42 am


Fair City market bucks retail downward trend - The Courier

Fair City market bucks retail downward trend  The Courier

Perth Farmers' Market bosses say they are fighting back against the downturn blighting Scottish high streets. Recent research from accountants PWC showed ...

Published on 14 December 2018 | 7:59 am


Pedestrian found safe after being hit by lorry and walking away - The Courier

Pedestrian found safe after being hit by lorry and walking away  The Courier

The search for a man who was reportedly hit by a lorry before getting up and walking away in a Perthshire town had a happy ending last night after he was found ...

Published on 13 December 2018 | 10:52 pm


Two deadly crashes on the A9 in less than 24 hours - STV News

Two deadly crashes on the A9 in less than 24 hours  STV News

Two deadly crashes on the A9 in less than 24 hours. Charles Thomson, 69, was killed in a collision between his car and a van on Wednesday.

Published on 13 December 2018 | 7:00 pm


Man dies in four-vehicle crash on A9 in Perthshire - The Courier

Man dies in four-vehicle crash on A9 in Perthshire  The Courier

Police, firefighters and paramedics were called to the A9 Perth to Inverness road near the Blair Atholl turn-off following the collision involving four vehicles, ...

Published on 13 December 2018 | 1:34 pm


Trip down memory lane with display of bygone Perthshire Christmases - The Courier

Trip down memory lane with display of bygone Perthshire Christmases  The Courier

Visitors to the Fair City's Museum and Art Gallery are being offered a festive trip down memory lane, with a photographic display celebrating seasonal ...

Published on 13 December 2018 | 8:05 am


Perthshire vet warning over Christmas treats - Daily Record

Perthshire vet warning over Christmas treats  Daily Record

Everyday foods that can mean an unexpected, and potentially serious, trip to the clinic.

Published on 12 December 2018 | 4:47 pm


£10k will help fight isolation in Perthshire - Daily Record

£10k will help fight isolation in Perthshire  Daily Record

Support for individuals in rural communities in Highland Perthshire.

Published on 12 December 2018 | 3:42 pm


Body pulled from River Ericht in search for ‘high risk’ missing Blairgowrie man Lee Brown - The Scottish Sun

Body pulled from River Ericht in search for ‘high risk’ missing Blairgowrie man Lee Brown  The Scottish Sun

Lee Brown, 34, had been missing for two weeks after last being seen at Blairgowrie home. Cops confirmed that a body was discovered in the River Ericht ...

Published on 12 December 2018 | 9:28 am


Deep clean under way after E.coli scare at Perthshire nursery - The Courier

Deep clean under way after E.coli scare at Perthshire nursery  The Courier

A Perthshire nursery school is at the centre of a three-day deep clean after a suspected case of E-coli was detected. Health bosses say suspected symptoms ...

Published on 12 December 2018 | 7:58 am


Perthshire holiday resort and bistro's £1m expansion - HeraldScotland

Perthshire holiday resort and bistro's £1m expansion  HeraldScotland

A husband and wife team are set to expand their holiday lodge and bistro resort in Perthshire, after securing a £1 million finance package from…

Published on 12 December 2018 | 5:02 am


Gatecrashing teens caused £20,500 of damage to Perthshire home – forcing family to temporarily move out - The Courier

Gatecrashing teens caused £20,500 of damage to Perthshire home – forcing family to temporarily move out  The Courier

A gang of teenage gatecrashers caused more than £20,000 of damage to the home of a 14-year-old girl while her parents were out. The house was so badly ...

Published on 11 December 2018 | 12:57 pm


Perthshire Holiday Resort Expands To Meet Demand - BQ Live

Perthshire Holiday Resort Expands To Meet Demand  BQ Live

A husband and wife team are set to expand their luxury holiday lodge and bistro resort in Carse of Gowrie, after securing a £1m finance package from HSBC ...

Published on 11 December 2018 | 9:26 am


Perthshire Matters: Perth prepares for battle over ancient Stone of Scone - The Courier

Perthshire Matters: Perth prepares for battle over ancient Stone of Scone  The Courier

You've probably already planted your flag on planet Brexit and on either side of the Scottish referendum. On blue dress, gold dress, Yanny and Laurel. Well now ...

Published on 10 December 2018 | 8:00 pm


Gatecrashers caused £20,500 of damage to Perthshire schoolgirl’s home – flooding bathroom and causing ceiling - The Scottish Sun

Gatecrashers caused £20,500 of damage to Perthshire schoolgirl’s home – flooding bathroom and causing ceiling  The Scottish Sun

THE house was so trashed that the family were forced to move out while extensive repairs and a massive clean-up operation were carried out. A court heard ...

Published on 10 December 2018 | 3:07 pm


Perthshire farmer facing £2m action over crop of Christmas trees - The Courier

Perthshire farmer facing £2m action over crop of Christmas trees  The Courier

A farmer is being sued for £2 million damages over claims that he spoiled a huge crop of Christmas trees. Agricultural contractor John Paton, 44, has been ...

Published on 10 December 2018 | 11:03 am


Brave Perthshire domestic abuse victim to speak out in new book - The Courier

Brave Perthshire domestic abuse victim to speak out in new book  The Courier

An aspiring author from Perthshire has been picked to write a book about her experience of domestic abuse by one of the world's leading publishers.

Published on 10 December 2018 | 8:26 am


Perthshire farmer sued for £2MILLION over claims he spoiled almost 250,000 Christmas trees - The Scottish Sun

Perthshire farmer sued for £2MILLION over claims he spoiled almost 250,000 Christmas trees  The Scottish Sun

JOHN Paton, 44, had previously sued Noble Nordmann Ltd insisting he has not been paid for 800 hours of work. But the firm alleged at Perth Sheriff Court that a ...

Published on 9 December 2018 | 10:36 pm


Hogging the limelight – pig racing in Perthshire - The Courier

Hogging the limelight – pig racing in Perthshire  The Courier

Four little piggies are fleeing down a narrow race track, squealing wildly as they hurl themselves over hurdles. Their beady little eyes are fixed firmly on the prize ...

Published on 8 December 2018 | 10:22 am


Boy, 10, helped carry out armed carjacking on Perthshire road - The Courier

Boy, 10, helped carry out armed carjacking on Perthshire road  The Courier

A ten-year-old boy helped carry out a terrifying armed carjacking on a windfarm worker who was sleeping in a remote layby in the dead of night. The primary ...

Published on 8 December 2018 | 8:55 am


Exhaustive survey of ancient trees reaches milestone with Perthshire giant - The Courier

Exhaustive survey of ancient trees reaches milestone with Perthshire giant  The Courier

A sweet chestnut tree as old as Bonnie Prince Charlie has become the 15,000th specimen recorded as part of an exhaustive preservation project. The giant ...

Published on 8 December 2018 | 8:37 am


Man to stand trial in 2019 charged with murdering sister in Perthshire - The Courier

Man to stand trial in 2019 charged with murdering sister in Perthshire  The Courier

A man is to stand trial next year, along with a woman, charged with murdering his sister at a notorious witch's monument in Perthshire. Jordan Johnstone, 24 ...

Published on 7 December 2018 | 6:59 pm


See the ghosts of Perthshire's Christmas past - Daily Record

See the ghosts of Perthshire's Christmas past  Daily Record

Residents can take a trip down memory lane as Perth Museum and Art Gallery unwraps a new exhibition, exploring Christmas in Perthshire through the ages.

Published on 7 December 2018 | 4:51 pm


Council hail controversial Perthshire flood scheme as complete - Daily Record

Council hail controversial Perthshire flood scheme as complete  Daily Record

Council bosses declared this week a controversial flood protection scheme has been completed as locals continued to level criticism at the officials involved in ...

Published on 7 December 2018 | 4:27 pm


Parents at Perthshire school warned after suspected E. coli case - Daily Record

Parents at Perthshire school warned after suspected E. coli case  Daily Record

A child has come down with a suspected case of E. coli at a Perthshire nursery. NHS Tayside is currently investigating the situation involving the child, who is ...

Published on 7 December 2018 | 3:54 pm


Obituary: Music was at the heart of band man George Annan - Daily Record

Obituary: Music was at the heart of band man George Annan  Daily Record

Well-known music teacher, and founder of Perthshire Brass, George Annan, passed away aged 76 on Wednesday, November 28, suddenly but peacefully and ...

Published on 7 December 2018 | 10:31 am


Perthshire aristocrat denies driving charges - Daily Record

Perthshire aristocrat denies driving charges  Daily Record

He is accused of failing to co-operate with a preliminary breath test.

Published on 7 December 2018 | 10:26 am


Staffing crisis leads to further weekend closures at “vital” hospital unit - The Courier

Staffing crisis leads to further weekend closures at “vital” hospital unit  The Courier

A recurring recruitment crisis has forced a “vital” Perthshire hospital unit to cancel all weekend openings for the rest of the year. NHS Tayside has confirmed ...

Published on 7 December 2018 | 8:42 am


Date set for Comrie RBS closure - The Courier

Date set for Comrie RBS closure  The Courier

The axe will fall on the bank on Hogmanay, it has been confirmed, but bosses have pledged to keep the cash machine. The Perthshire branch was one of 10 ...

Published on 7 December 2018 | 8:05 am


Fear for future of lifeline Women’s Aid outreach service - The Courier

Fear for future of lifeline Women’s Aid outreach service  The Courier

Perthshire Women's Aid operates an outreach *service* to rural areas but staff fear they will not be able to continue when one of their key funding streams comes ...

Published on 6 December 2018 | 9:43 am


Award-winning Perthshire shop closes following village feud - The Courier

Award-winning Perthshire shop closes following village feud  The Courier

A bitter row has broken out in a Perthshire village after the owners of a community shop were issued with a notice to quit only days after winning a prize for best ...

Published on 5 December 2018 | 8:00 am


New species of brown trout found in Perthshire loch - Daily Record

New species of brown trout found in Perthshire loch  Daily Record

A distinct species of brown trout has been discovered by researchers in a Perthshire loch. Researchers at the University of the Highlands and Islands have found ...

Published on 4 December 2018 | 9:50 am


Perthshire distillery launches new ‘spaniel gin’ for dog charity - The Courier

Perthshire distillery launches new ‘spaniel gin’ for dog charity  The Courier

Gin lovers will be helping a Perthshire animal rescue charity the next time they have a hair of the dog thanks to a new partnership. Persie Distillery in Glenshee ...

Published on 4 December 2018 | 8:04 am


Perthshire couple got legal aid for £600,000 court divorce battle - The Courier

Perthshire couple got legal aid for £600,000 court divorce battle  The Courier

A couple slammed by a sheriff for their attitude in court as they fought out a £600,000 divorce battle were both given legal aid funding. Brian Douglas, 63, and ...

Published on 4 December 2018 | 8:00 am


Rescue teams scour Perthshire beauty spot as concern grows for missing Lee - The Courier

Rescue teams scour Perthshire beauty spot as concern grows for missing Lee  The Courier

Search and rescue teams focused on a Perthshire beauty spot yesterday as the hunt for missing Blairgowrie man Lee Brown continued. Concerns continue to ...

Published on 4 December 2018 | 8:00 am


Community bids to buy Perthshire woodlands - The Courier

Community bids to buy Perthshire woodlands  The Courier

Two historic woodlands that are being sold-off as part of a nationwide forestry shake-up could be revived as part of a community take-over bid. Five Mile Wood at ...

Published on 3 December 2018 | 8:00 am


Discover the luxurious new gem that is the Perthshire countryside - Press and Journal

Discover the luxurious new gem that is the Perthshire countryside  Press and Journal

One of the perks of this job is being invited to visit new holiday ventures when they open, whether that be five-star hotels, self-catering apartments or caravan ...

Published on 3 December 2018 | 8:00 am


Perthshire politician slams Scottish Government over delays in residents getting flu jab - The Courier

Perthshire politician slams Scottish Government over delays in residents getting flu jab  The Courier

A Perthshire politician has accused the Scottish Government of “mismanagement” after being told that many of his constituents have still to get the flu jab.

Published on 3 December 2018 | 8:00 am


Perthshire Matters: Perth and Kinross Council must avoid the pitfalls of advertising in schools - The Courier

Perthshire Matters: Perth and Kinross Council must avoid the pitfalls of advertising in schools  The Courier

Advertising in schools: It's a phrase that automatically sets alarm bells ringing, like 'wasp in a Portaloo' or 'drunk dentist'. Perth and Kinross Council revealed this ...

Published on 3 December 2018 | 8:00 am


Man arrested following alleged ‘knife’ attack in Perthshire town - The Courier

Man arrested following alleged ‘knife’ attack in Perthshire town  The Courier

Emergency services were sent to reports of a disturbance in Crieff at lunchtime on Friday. A property in McNee Place was sealed off, while CID officers carried ...

Published on 3 December 2018 | 8:00 am


VIDEO: Major operation launched at Perthshire river as emergency services continue search for missing man - The Courier

VIDEO: Major operation launched at Perthshire river as emergency services continue search for missing man  The Courier

Lee Brown, who is described as “high risk”, was reported missing from his home in Blairgowrie on Friday morning. © DC Thomson. The fire and rescue services ...

Published on 3 December 2018 | 8:00 am


Going wild: the Perthshire distillery with a difference - The Courier

Going wild: the Perthshire distillery with a difference  The Courier

Most of Scotland's new or craft distilleries distil gin. A few make their spirit from scratch, but many use supplied bulk grain spirit and, through a process of diluting, ...

Published on 1 December 2018 | 8:00 am


There’s no place like home: TV chef says world’s best food can be found in Perthshire - The Courier

There’s no place like home: TV chef says world’s best food can be found in Perthshire  The Courier

Theodore Chana from Braco was a contestant of Masterchef: The Professionals in 2016 and has returned to his roots after four years of globetrotting. Despite ...

Published on 1 December 2018 | 8:00 am


Orkney RFC to host Perthshire during weekend's sport - The Orcadian

Orkney RFC to host Perthshire during weekend's sport  The Orcadian

Orkney RFC is set to welcome Perthshire to Kirkwall this weekend, as tenth hosts ninth in the Tennent's National League Division 3. Just one point separates the ...

Published on 30 November 2018 | 1:19 pm


M90 closed southbound in Perthshire following crash - The Courier

M90 closed southbound in Perthshire following crash  The Courier

One of the busiest roads through Perthshire and Fife had to be partly closed due to a crash on Friday afternoon. The M90 Perth to Edinburgh road was closed ...

Published on 30 November 2018 | 8:00 am


Break a leg! Panto season kicks off in Perthshire - The Courier

Break a leg! Panto season kicks off in Perthshire  The Courier

Festive productions at both Perth and Pitlochry Festival theatres launch this weekend and The Courier had a sneak peek. In the Fair City, Snow White enlists the ...

Published on 29 November 2018 | 8:00 am


Perthshire councillors to consider housing bid with caution - Daily Record

Perthshire councillors to consider housing bid with caution  Daily Record

A Perth councillor has asked local authority staff to consider any bid to build more homes next to one of the city's busiest roads extra cautiously should the need ...

Published on 27 November 2018 | 8:00 am


Blairgowrie company Castle Water triumphs at Perthshire Chamber of Commerce's Business Star Awards - Daily Record

Blairgowrie company Castle Water triumphs at Perthshire Chamber of Commerce's Business Star Awards  Daily Record

Congratulations poured in as Blairgowrie-based company Castle Water was crowned Perthshire Chamber of Commerce business of the year 2018 on Friday ...

Published on 27 November 2018 | 8:00 am


Epileptic driver cleared of causing high-speed Perthshire crash – as he may have had fit - The Courier

Epileptic driver cleared of causing high-speed Perthshire crash – as he may have had fit  The Courier

A dangerous driver was cleared of causing a high-speed crash because he may have been having an epileptic fit at the wheel. A court heard how Richard ...

Published on 27 November 2018 | 8:00 am


Perthshire property reopens after £1m refurbishment - The Scotsman

Perthshire property reopens after £1m refurbishment  The Scotsman

Balnakeilly House, a B-listed 16th-century mansion in Pitlochry, has opened as a luxury exclusive-use venue after undergoing a £1 million refurbishment.

Published on 26 November 2018 | 8:00 am


Perthshire butcher Kenneth Allan to smoke out success - The Courier

Perthshire butcher Kenneth Allan to smoke out success  The Courier

A Perthshire butcher who claims to have the oldest smokehouse in Scotland has been backed with a six-figure funding package to invest in modernising the ...

Published on 26 November 2018 | 8:00 am


Perthshire Matters: The Tay Cities Deal and how Perth got its groove back - The Courier

Perthshire Matters: The Tay Cities Deal and how Perth got its groove back  The Courier

Speaking at the signing of the historic Tay Cities Deal agreement on Thursday, Dundee council leader John Alexander voiced the feelings of many with his ...

Published on 26 November 2018 | 8:00 am


Food blog: Rachel Rowley of Ballintaggart Farm, Grandtully in Perthshire - The Courier

Food blog: Rachel Rowley of Ballintaggart Farm, Grandtully in Perthshire  The Courier

Rachel Rowley, husband Chris and brother-in-law Andrew run Ballintaggart Farm and The Grandtully Hotel in Perthshire. Anticipation. These past few weeks ...

Published on 24 November 2018 | 8:00 am


Generous people of Perthshire thanked by foodbank team - The Courier

Generous people of Perthshire thanked by foodbank team  The Courier

The team at the Perth and Kinross Food Bank feared the worst earlier this year when a raft of benefit changes were introduced. However, while similar groups ...

Published on 24 November 2018 | 8:00 am


New School at Butterstone: Parents demand investigation into closure - The Courier

New School at Butterstone: Parents demand investigation into closure  The Courier

Parents at an axed Perthshire school for children with special needs have accused government officials of deliberately “plotting the downfall” of the ...

Published on 24 November 2018 | 8:00 am


Perthshire firm’s super seven on fire-fighting crew - Daily Record

Perthshire firm’s super seven on fire-fighting crew  Daily Record

Staff at a Highland Perthshire business have been hailed as incredible role models with the skills to save lives. Pitlochry-based RW Bell Electrical now supports ...

Published on 23 November 2018 | 8:00 am


Plea to attend Perthshire school consultation - Daily Record

Plea to attend Perthshire school consultation  Daily Record

Locals are being urged to attend a community drop-in session next week to aid a depleting Perthshire school. The School Estates Review is currently ongoing ...

Published on 23 November 2018 | 8:00 am


Parents are in shock as Perthshire school shuts - Daily Record

Parents are in shock as Perthshire school shuts  Daily Record

A Perthshire school taking children with additional support needs from all over Scotland is set to close today. The news that the New School at Butterstone, ...

Published on 23 November 2018 | 8:00 am


Pitlochry Festival Theatre awarded £10m towards redevelopment - The Stage

Pitlochry Festival Theatre awarded £10m towards redevelopment  The Stage

Pitlochry Festival Theatre has been awarded £10 million towards its £25 million redevelopment project, as part of the £700 million Tay Cities Region Deal.

Published on 23 November 2018 | 8:00 am


Perthshire project honoured with national SIPs award - Project Scotland

Perthshire project honoured with national SIPs award  Project Scotland

SIPs Scotland is celebrating after winning a UK-wide award for an innovative Perthshire project. SIPs Scotland, which is part of THCL Building and Renovation, ...

Published on 22 November 2018 | 8:00 am


Shock as parents told specialist school in Perthshire will close days after damning Care Inspectorate report - The Courier

Shock as parents told specialist school in Perthshire will close days after damning Care Inspectorate report  The Courier

A Perthshire school specialising in the education of children with additional support needs is to close this week. Parents were told in an email on Monday that ...

Published on 22 November 2018 | 8:00 am


Perthshire Rugby club celebrate 150th anniversary by raising thousands for Doddie Weir’s foundation - The Courier

Perthshire Rugby club celebrate 150th anniversary by raising thousands for Doddie Weir’s foundation  The Courier

A rugby club raised thousands of pounds for a motor neuron charity during its 150th anniversary celebrations. Perthshire Rugby held a black tie gala dinner ...

Published on 22 November 2018 | 8:00 am


Perthshire butcher expands to meat demand - The Scotsman

Perthshire butcher expands to meat demand  The Scotsman

A Perthshire butchery business has expanded its product line-up and taken on extra staff following an overhaul of its Blairgowrie premises.

Published on 22 November 2018 | 8:00 am


Parents mobilise to save under-threat Highland Perthshire primary school - The Courier

Parents mobilise to save under-threat Highland Perthshire primary school  The Courier

Parents, pupils and politicians have mounted a protest against the potential closure of their local school. The future of rural Logierait Primary is being weighed ...

Published on 22 November 2018 | 8:00 am


Perthshire farm announced as AgriScot Scottish Sheep Farm of the Year - Agriland.co.uk

Perthshire farm announced as AgriScot Scottish Sheep Farm of the Year  Agriland.co.uk

A family farm from Perthshire has today (Wednesday, November 21) been named the 2018 AgriScot Scottish Sheep Farm of the Year.

Published on 21 November 2018 | 8:00 am


Parents call for expansion at Perthshire school - Daily Record

Parents call for expansion at Perthshire school  Daily Record

The parent council chair of a Perthshire school has advocated expanding the year groups catered for in order to stop them “haemorrhaging” pupils. Pitlochry ...

Published on 20 November 2018 | 8:00 am


Perthshire team’s charity trip to Africa - Daily Record

Perthshire team’s charity trip to Africa  Daily Record

Employees at a Perthshire company recently travelled to Tanzania to build homes for vulnerable families. Through a partnership with the charity The Vine Trust, ...

Published on 20 November 2018 | 8:00 am


Perthshire houses to get green light - Daily Record

Perthshire houses to get green light  Daily Record

An application to build over 30 new homes in Meigle is set to be approved despite opposition from locals. Hadden Homes has applied to build 33 houses on a ...

Published on 20 November 2018 | 8:00 am


Local crime wave fears in Perthshire village following spate of break-ins - The Courier

Local crime wave fears in Perthshire village following spate of break-ins  The Courier

Locals in Inchture fear a mini-crime wave after thieves broke into the Spar twice and vandals smashed the town hall windows. Police have organised “directed ...

Published on 20 November 2018 | 8:00 am


Man who survived horror Perthshire car crash shares story as city trauma centre opens - The Courier

Man who survived horror Perthshire car crash shares story as city trauma centre opens  The Courier

William Dowie was enjoying a drive on one of Perthshire's picturesque country roads when his accident occurred. Travelling to his home in Auchterarder in his ...

Published on 20 November 2018 | 8:00 am


VIDEO: Brand-new Scottish spirit, made from birch trees, launches in Perthshire - The Courier

VIDEO: Brand-new Scottish spirit, made from birch trees, launches in Perthshire  The Courier

Researching infectious diseases seems an unlikely grounding for launching a new Scottish spirit into a crowded market place. But Dr Marian Bruce, whose “wild ...

Published on 17 November 2018 | 8:00 am


Perthshire woman attacked cousin while armed with acid, CS gas, pepper spray, axe and knives - The Courier

Perthshire woman attacked cousin while armed with acid, CS gas, pepper spray, axe and knives  The Courier

A hooded pensioner who attacked her cousin after hatching a plot to dowse him in acid faces spending the rest of her life locked up. Joy Thomson, 61, armed ...

Published on 17 November 2018 | 8:00 am


Perthshire pet food company to secure 12 local jobs with major expansion - The Courier

Perthshire pet food company to secure 12 local jobs with major expansion  The Courier

A Perthshire pet food company will deliver a dozen new local jobs after creating the UK's first purpose-built processing factory. Two new plants have been ...

Published on 17 November 2018 | 8:00 am


Kind Perthshire locals respond to Shoebox Appeal - Daily Record

Kind Perthshire locals respond to Shoebox Appeal  Daily Record

Thousands of people across Perth and Kinross have once again been filling Christmas shoeboxes for those less fortunate. Volunteers have been collecting and ...

Published on 16 November 2018 | 8:00 am


Perthshire kids get injured in crumbling schools - Daily Record

Perthshire kids get injured in crumbling schools  Daily Record

Several children in Perth and Kinross have been harmed at their schools in the past two years with one being hit on the head with a goalpost. Responding to a ...

Published on 16 November 2018 | 8:00 am


Perthshire piper marks Armistice with historic pipes - Daily Record

Perthshire piper marks Armistice with historic pipes  Daily Record

A Perthshire piper marked the centenary of the Armistice by playing his great-grandfather's pipes at sunrise. Ian Sinclair (46) from Bankfoot played 'Battle's O'er' ...

Published on 16 November 2018 | 8:00 am


Thousands in Perthshire earning less than the living wage - Daily Record

Thousands in Perthshire earning less than the living wage  Daily Record

Thousands of workers in Perth and Kinross are earning less than the national living wage, the PA can reveal. New statistics from the Office of National Statistics ...

Published on 16 November 2018 | 8:00 am


Beauty spots turned into ‘eyesores’ after summer tourism boom - The Courier

Beauty spots turned into ‘eyesores’ after summer tourism boom  The Courier

For tourism businesses in Highland Perthshire it seemed to have been the perfect summer – hot weather, a 15% increase in overseas visitors and a 68% ...

Published on 16 November 2018 | 8:00 am


Top honour for big-hearted Perthshire ladies - The Courier

Top honour for big-hearted Perthshire ladies  The Courier

A pair of women who have dedicated their lives to helping others in Perthshire have received British Empire Medals (BEM) at a reception in the Fair City's Civic ...

Published on 15 November 2018 | 8:00 am


Perthshire locals distraught as Kane Morris, 10, is ‘knifed to death’ in home horror as little girl, 8, fig - The Scottish Sun

Perthshire locals distraught as Kane Morris, 10, is ‘knifed to death’ in home horror as little girl, 8, fig  The Scottish Sun

A BOY of ten was found dead and an eight-year-old girl is fighting for life after a suspected knife attack in a flat. Kane Morris's body was discovered around ...

Published on 11 November 2018 | 8:00 am


Perthshire set for firework bonanza as work begins on Guy Fawkes celebrations - The Courier

Perthshire set for firework bonanza as work begins on Guy Fawkes celebrations  The Courier

Perthshire towns and cities are ready for red hot celebrations as preparations get underway for Guy Fawkes night. The spark was lit on Friday night with ...

Published on 2 November 2018 | 7:00 am


Teenager dies two days after Perthshire road crash - BBC News

Teenager dies two days after Perthshire road crash  BBC News

The 19-year-old was critically injured in a collision on the A93 road north of Blairgowrie last week.

Published on 29 October 2018 | 7:00 am


Driver, 44, killed in Perthshire crash named - BBC News

Driver, 44, killed in Perthshire crash named  BBC News

Police are appealing for information about the crash which happened on the Auchterarder to Muthill road on Tuesday.

Published on 21 September 2018 | 7:00 am


Perthshire beech hedge, world’s tallest, under threat…because it will cost £90,000 to trim - The Courier

Perthshire beech hedge, world’s tallest, under threat…because it will cost £90,000 to trim  The Courier

Nosy neighbours are quick to point out an overgrown garden hedge – but what if the bill for a trim comes to a cool £90,000? That's the predicament facing Sam ...

Published on 8 September 2018 | 7:00 am


Perthshire girls school bans mobile phones - The Courier

Perthshire girls school bans mobile phones  The Courier

A Perthshire private school has banned mobile phones in a bid to break pupils' “addiction” to social media. Dorothy MacGinty, principal of Kilgraston girls school ...

Published on 5 September 2018 | 7:00 am


Perthshire Matters: Movies could be big business for Perthshire - The Courier

Perthshire Matters: Movies could be big business for Perthshire  The Courier

The Derwent Pencil Museum opened its doors in 1981, telling the story of the humble pencil – from its graphite beginnings to its use in modern day schools.

Published on 27 August 2018 | 7:00 am


Police treat death at Perthshire house party as ‘unexplained’ - The Courier

Police treat death at Perthshire house party as ‘unexplained’  The Courier

Gavin Ewart died at a house party in Alyth. The 30-year-old's passing is being treated as “unexplained” by officers. Mr Ewart's father, Drew, was too upset to talk ...

Published on 9 August 2018 | 7:00 am








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