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The Breadalbane Quair TM

The Quair Magazines

September 2017 Edition 183 01796 474433

Monthly Community Magazine of Aberfeldy, Weem, Dull, Glen Lyon, Kenmore, Fearnan, Keltneyburn, Loch Tay, Acharn, Lawers, Little Ballinluig, Camserney, Fortingall and Grandtully 1




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German Kitchen showroom open at MGM Timber Perth German Kitchen showroom open at MGM Timber Perth Our designers work with you to create your dream kitchen. Our designers work with you to create your dream kitchen. For more information or to arrange a no obligation kitchen For more information to arrange no obligation kitchen consultation, please or contact us onaone of the following. consultation, please contact us on one of the following. Visit our showroom at Ruthvenfield Road, Visit our showroom at Ruthvenfield Road, Inveralmond Ind Est, Perth, PH1 3EE Inveralmond Ind Est, Perth, PH1 3EE Direct Dial: 01738 783333 Direct Dial: 01738 783333 Email: Email: 3



Saturday 16 September

Glenalmond College is a leading boarding and day school for boys and girls aged 12-18, located on a stunning 300-acre campus just outside Perth.

GrowBiz is part financed by Perth & Kinross Council, the Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise and the Rural Perth & Kinross LEADER 2014-2020 Programme. (For more information on LEADER go to

Come along to the free Open Day to find out more about life at Glenalmond College. T: 01738 842000 E: Scottish Charity SC006123

Loch Tay Boating Centre & Café

Pier Road, Kenmore, PH15 2HG Boat, canoe & bike hire, Loch-side café Open until mid October Tel: 01887 830379/ 07742 824750 email:

Autumn Bedding Plants Gatehouse Nursery

Closed for the Winter

Newst Stock of Ornamental Trees & Fruit Trees 1 November `16 - Reopening Mid February `17 Spring Flowering Bulbs Garden Gift Vouchers Available National Garden Vouchers Sold and Exchanged PleaseGift Phone 01887 820472

Autumn Opening Hours - Tues to Sat& -Exchanged 10am - 4.30pm National Garden Gift Vouchers Sold Tel: 01887 820472

Gatehouse Nursery is Situated 2 miles South of Aberfeldy on the Crieff Road (A826)


part or full time child care?

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Day Care and for After School Quality Day andQuality After School Children aged Care 6 weeks to 8 years


children enjoy We Help Children The to Learn Through Play in a Family Atmosphere

Do Play, you Exploring need childcare After Messy the Outdoors,for Eating Snack,


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School the Stories Holidays? Role or Play,during ICT, Crafts, and many more fun activities withbaking, their friends. The children enjoy crafts, role play, outdoor play, walks, den building Contact NicoleCare Wilson or Lorraine Reed to 8 years Quality Day and After School for Children aged 6 weeks ABC Nursery, Theand Bungalow, Dunkeld Road, Aberfeldy, PH15 2AQ much more… ‘It makes me feel happy being at work knowing he's happy with you guys. You’re all amazing at your jobs.’

‘I have had an amazing time and we have done lots of fun things.’

‘Thank you for the love, care and attention you have given him. He has loved his time at ABC and is such a funny, sociable and confident boy.

‘Thank you for being such good teachers and taking care of me.’ The children enjoy

We offer pick ups from Breadalbane Academy

Messy Play, Open Exploring Outdoors, Snack, Mondaythe to Friday, 8am to Eating 6pm 01887 822 657

ThePlay, children enjoy crafts, baking, role play, Role ICT, Crafts, Stories Helping Children to Learn

Social Skills, Healthy Choices and Knowledge Through Play

denfun building, outdoor funwith and much more… and many walks, more activities their friends.

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Open Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm Contact Nicole Wilson or Lorraine Reed

Contact Nicole Wilson or Lorraine Reed ABC Nursery, The Bungalow, Dunkeld Road, Aberfeldy, PH15 2AQ

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Choose a career in care... Who we are looking for: Homecarers, home help assistants and support workers. Benefits • Excellent rates of pay/paid holidays • Professional nurse led agency • Flexible full & part time work • FREE induction & training program • Work in your local area • 24 hour support

Requirements • Registration with Disclosure Scotland’s PVG scheme • 2 work related references Call us on 0330 053 5959 to find out more or visit:


The Black Watch Inn & The Croft Restaurant The Black Watch is Aberfeldy’s oldest and most famous public house, enjoyed by locals and visitors alike since the 1890’s. Comfortably seating around 40 guests in a modern and elegant style, The Black Watch Bar & Croft Restaurant has a lovely ambience as well as a friendly and welcoming staff to cater for your needs. With a traditional and varied range of choices displayed in our menu we aim to cater for all.

Bank Street, Aberfeldy, PH15 2BB 01887 820699

The Courtyard Bar and Brasserie

A dynamic contemporary restaurant and bar near the shores of Loch Tay. A great place to meet for a refreshing drink, light lunch too or to sample the delights of our restaurant menu in a relaxed environment with friendly atmosphere and service.

Barrel and Stone Pizzas made fresh here

Kenmore, PH15 2HN 01887 830886

- to eat in or take away 6

The Fountain Bar & Restaurant The Fountain is friendly family bar offering informal dining and entertainment in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The broad menu,which is served every day from 12-9, offers something for everyone, and equally our bar is a great place for a relaxed evening out.

The Square, Aberfeldy, PH15 2DD 01887 820418

We offer a range of spacious en suite rooms furnished to a standard expected of 4-star accommodation. Book online at With a lively bistro and Bar atmosphere, our Hotel provides the ideal base to explore the Aberfeldy area. Dunkeld St, Aberfeldy, PH15 2AF 01887 820421 7

MacDonald Brothers Aberfeldy and Pitlochry

Aberdeen Angus Beef • Perthshire Lamb & Venison • Award winning Steak Pies UK CHAMPION SAUSAGE ROLL MAKER 2011/2012 & 2013 Full traceability from farm to plate NEXT DAY DELIVERY ANYWHERE IN MAINLAND UK

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12 Bank Street Aberfeldy PH15 2BB


Tel: 01887 820310

Shiatsu Anneke Kraakman MRSS

‘Also Shiatsu Shin Tai’ Registered Member of the British Shiatsu Society

Tel: 01887 840278/ 07746 117762 8

The Breadalbane Quair


Tel: 07436 793785 email:

The Breadalbane Quair is an open access monthly magazine, with a print run of 2,800, delivered FREE to around 2,100 addresses in the PH15 postcode area. Local voluntary groups and organisations may submit notices and articles, free of charge. All that we ask is that any article reaches us by the specified copy date by email, is factual, non-political and not likely to offend. For advertising and editorial information please contact Alistair Barr, Managing Editor, on 07436 793785 or see our website at Copy Date for the next edition - The copy date for advertisers and organisations to submit an advertisement or article for the October 2017 edition is noon on Saturday, 16th September 2017.

Aberfeldy Community Choir - Is your life monotonous? Like, seriously in monotone. No

tunes to get you through the day? Did you used to sing in the school choir, or were you told not to sing when the singing started! This could be the year when music comes back into your life. Aberfeldy Community Choir will make your life tuneful again. We exist to sing and enjoy the songs. You don’t need to read music and we don’t audition. We sing for fun, sometimes in unison sometimes in harmony but always for pleasure. The New Session starts on Monday, 4 September at 7.30 pm in Aberfeldy Church Hall. Behind the church, follow the sound of the voices. The session runs through till Monday, 18 December with a Carol Concert, and there’s a break in October. It’s £60 per year or £20 per term.

Tay and Lyon Churches Guild

The theme for 2017-2018 is ‘Go in Love’. The meetings are held in Kenmore Hotel on a Wednesday evening, usually at 7.30 pm. All are welcome. 6 September 2017 Corbenic Community 4 October Christian Aid Bolivian Project - Solar Ovens 1 November ‘Playlist for Life’ 6 December First Responders 7 February 2018 This meeting will commence with a fork support at 5 pm followed by a talk on ‘Pilgrimage Walks’ 7 March AGM followed by entertainment

Auto Immune Diseases Support Group Covering Highland Perthshire - Do you suffer from an auto immune disease? Fibromyalgia, M.E. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Myelitis, Arthritis, M.S. Stiff Person Syndrome, Lupus, Vasculitis, Myositis,etc. Maybe even something not yet diagnosed? We are a small group who all suffer one of these diseases. We meet up monthly for a cup of tea and a chat. Helping each other handle our many symptoms, getting updates on treatments and hopefully extra advice. We meet on the second Monday of every month at Aberfeldy health centre from 2pm - 4pm. Drop in casually, even just for half an hour and see what we are all about. Dates for 2017 meetings - Monday 11 September, Monday 9 October, Monday 13 November and Monday 11 December. For any further details please contact one of us: Elma Page - mobile 07518 051643 / email -, Carol May - 01887 830208 / email -, Liz Stott - 07734 200945 / Advertising and Editorial Information - Please note that all advertisements and articles carried by The Breadalbane Quair are done so with the understanding that any claims, statements or information given is the sole responsibility of the advertiser or contributor in question. Please also check times and venues of events listed before going. We cannot be held liable for any typographical mistakes or changes by The Quair or Event Organisers. 9

17th Perthshire (Aberfeldy) Scouts - Our Scout Troop is for boys and girls aged ten and

a half to fourteen years old and we meet every Tuesday from 7 pm to 9 pm at the Scout hut. This summer our Troop went in our first ever international trip, and we went to Poland. First we stayed in a Polish Scout hostel near Zakopane called Schronisko Glodówka which is in the Tatras. Throughout our stay we met Scouts from France, Poland and some from London. We had a great camp fire with them one night. We also did lots of activities including swimming in a lake, taking a traditional raft trip down the Dunajec River and completing challenges in Zakopane such as finding out about a local landmark and choosing our trip mascot. We also went up the Funicular and got a great view of the town. We also made a trip into Slovakia for the day, visiting Tatranská Lomnica. On the final part of our trip we stayed in Kraków, where we visited Wawel Castle where we saw many things including the fire breathing dragon. We also had a buggy tour of the Old Town which was very interesting. In the evenings we went to the Old Town square where we had dinner, and there a lots of different street entertainers. The best tour was to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, where everything is made of salt! We would like to thank all those who helped us raise the money to do this trip and supported us: Aberfeldy Co-op, Aberfeldy Taxis, Breadalbane Lodge, The Breadalbane Quair, Mr G. Leighton and Mrs V. Maciver. We would also like to thank our parents. All our Polish adventures are on our Facebook (including our video blogs), Twitter and Instagram pages, and you can contact us on Written by Alex

Shoebox Appeal Calling - It’s that time of year again when we seriously begin to plan the 2017 Blythswood Shoebox Appeal. This year’s Shoebox day is on Friday 24th November. Please pop the date in your diaries now, along with the other dates given below. Our big challenge going forward this year is to wrap several hundred boxes because our two stalwart wrappers from the past are no longer able to do that job for us. So instead of one Shoebox Wrapping Day between now and 24th November, we have planned a series, as follows: Friday 8th September, Friday 13th October, Friday 3rd November and Monday 13th November. All Shoebox Wrapping Days will be held in Aberfeldy Church Centre from 10am - 2pm. Soup lunch and coffee/cakes etc will be provided. Come for as long or as short a time as you can manage - it’s always a time of good fun and friendship. We’re also hoping that folks will take away a black bag of empty boxes and wrap them at home for us, so if you can’t manage along on the day, why not call in passing and collect a bag of boxes to take home to wrap. Or contact Katie in advance and she’ll get empty boxes to you. We’d like to thank our generous financial sponsors to date for 2017: Aberfeldy Opticians, Grandtully Logos and Irving Geddes, Solicitors. Looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible on Friday 8th September for our first Big Wrapping Event. Any enquiries, please contact Katie Allstaff on 820632 or Dorothy Edwards 820493.

Dementia Café Awareness Day for All Carers - A Special Awareness morning for All types of Carers is being held on Wednesday, 4 October. The venue is the Main Hall of the North Church in the High Street, Perth, where stallholders from many of the Caring and Support Services in Perth and Kinross will be present from 10 am - 12 pm. All Carers are warmly invited to have a coffee and cake while browsing the stallholders’ information. 10


Market Garden Tips for September ✓ It’s jam making season so pick & freeze your excess fruit ✓ Book winter hanging baskets ✓ Dead head existing blooms ✓ Autumn feed your lawn ✓ Plant winter veg This is our last month of trading before winter so grab some plants while you can Please ask our friendly staff for our new loyalty card

Autumn Hours

The Market Garden will be open

Monday – Saturday 10am to 4pm Just off the A9 at Kindallachan The Market Garden is open Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm

West Countlich Farm Kindallachan Ballinluig PH9 0NW

Tel 01796 482614 Landscaping • Construction • Garden Design • Garden Maintenance • The Market Garden


GrowBiz Enterprising Rural Perthshire - GrowBiz provides a free community-based enterprise support service in rural Perthshire. It assists anyone who is considering becoming self-employed, or starting (or growing) a small business or social enterprise - regardless of age or experience and including people from all sectors and backgrounds. For over a decade, GrowBiz has developed a unique approach to community-based support for businesses and social enterprises, and for its recent tenth birthday celebrations, it commissioned local Blairgowrie-based photographer, Kelly McIntyre, to make a video of the GrowBiz journey, celebrating the diversity of businesses it supports every year. You can watch the video on You Tube - just search for ‘GrowBiz’. GrowBiz holds regular learning sessions on a range of topics - recent sessions included: how to take good images for your business; how to price your product or service; how to increase your sales; and how to use social media for your enterprise. Keep an eye on the website events page for upcoming sessions and networking evenings. All are welcome, and if you can’t attend evening events, GrowBiz has also started hosting Webinars on popular subjects. The fully confidential services include one to one meetings with one of GrowBiz’s enterprise team, peer support sessions, peer learning events, a mentoring programme, and regular networking opportunities (including monthly women’s enterprise meetings). More information is available at the GrowBiz website: or email at connect@ . GrowBiz is part financed by Perth & Kinross Council, the Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise and the European Community Rural Perth & Kinross LEADER 2014-2020 programme. For more about LEADER go to

The Quair Magazines Advertiser Summer Special

Thank you so much to all of our advertisers for your support!

In conjunction with Beyond Adventure Watersports, Aberfeldy, every one of our advertisers who appeared in the August & September 2017 editions of either The Atholl Quair, The Breadalbane Quair or The Crieff & Comrie Quair were automatically entered into a draw to receive activities* to the value of £100 with Beyond Adventure.There were three businesses drawn at random on 1st July and 1st August 2017. The winners were as follows: July editions - McKays Bar & Restaurant, Pitlochry - Campbell’s Bakery, Crieff and The Courtyard Bar & Restaurant, Kenmore August editions - Infinity Blu, Pitlochry - Errichel House, Aberfeldy and RTS, Crieff


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Foot Care At Home Joanne Taylor BSc(Hons) MChS

Podiatrist / Chiropodist Please call 07969 386 725 Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and Member of The Society of Chiropodists And Podiatrists


Foot Care At Home Tuesdays ,Wednesdays

Patricia Waite

Joanne Taylor BSc(Hons) MChS&

State Registered Chiropractor & Physiotherapist

Fridays - 10-5

Podiatrist / Chiropodist Specialising in joint and spinal care and also using Applied Kinesiology for dietary allergy problems Please call 07969 386 & 725 Available by appointment only Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and Member of The Society of Chiropodists And Podiatrists Member of Offizone, Kenmore Street, Aberfeldy British Chiropractic Tel: 07808 223 960 (01887 820050 out of hours) Association


Foot Care At Home

Joanne Taylor BSc(Hons)KILGOUR MChS WALTON

CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS Podiatrist / Chiropodist

30 Bonnethill Road, Pitlochry, PH16 5BS PleaseBusiness call 07969 in 386Highland 725 Supporting Perthshire Accountancy - Taxation - Business Start-Up We also provide book-keeping, payroll & VAT services Free Initial consultation. Tel: 01796 474370 Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and Member of The Society of Chiropodists And Podiatrists


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Chris Mitchell Landscapes Podiatrist / Chiropodist Joanne Taylor BSc(Hons) MChS

Professional Company Based near Aberfeldy

All call Aspects of Garden/Landscape Design & Implementation Please 07969 386 725

Garden and Grounds Maintenance & Construction including Patios,

Walls, Fencing, Lawns, Pathways Monoblocking Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and Member of The Society of Chiropodists And & Podiatrists We have a full array of quality efficient professional machinery suitable for grass cutting, hedging and tree works. Full range of tracked diggers, tippers and machinery suitable for most types of groundworks including drainage and septic solutions.

For free Consultation please phone Chris on 01887 829638/ 07988 965949 14


Aberfeldy Thrift Shop, Chapel Street, Aberfeldy - Why not support your local charity by donating any unwanted items (however we do not accept any electrical equipment or furniture because of fire and safety regulations) or by dropping in to see what they have on offer 2017 Dates

3 September 10 September 17 September 24 September 1 October 8 October 15 October 22 October 29 October 5 November 12 November 19 November 26 November

Name of Group

Fearnan Hall RDA Glenlyon School tel: 866223 Mary’s Meals Breadalbane Academy Parent Council Grandtully Bowling Club Fortingall Village Hall Move to Improve Perthshire and Angus Mod Kenmore Church Aberfeldy Football Club Christmas Lights Aberfeldy Stay and Play

Lead Manager

Karen Bennett Cecily Hill Isobel Forrest Margaret McLaughlin Tommy Pringle Gerald and Thelma Penfold Morag Tulloch Isabel Matthew Gilliain McDonald Anne Brennan Scott McBride Avril Taylor Mairi McAdam

News from SSAFA, the Armed Forces Charity - We would like to thank the com-

mittee of Crieff Remembers and also Perth City Operatic Group for allowing us to have a collection at the end of the recent outstanding performance of The Pirates of Penzance in Academy Hall. Thanks to the generosity of the audience, we raised £223.04, which will be used to help veterans in the local area. SSAFA is the oldest national tri-service military charity, having been founded in 1885. SSAFA gives lifelong support to our Forces and their families. We have trained caseworkers throughout Perth and Kinross and all enquiries are dealt with in the strictest confidence. We work closely with other military and civilian charities and over the years have helped many hundreds of veterans and their families. Last year the Perth and Kinross Branch assisted 144 local people by providing advice and by sourcing grants and equipment totalling £56,000. If you are in need of a helping hand, please contact us on 01738 625346, by email at uk or via our website: Reg Charity 210760 SC038056.

Rural Wisdom Project - The Rural Wisdom Project, hosted by charity Outside the Box DS, has been working in Highland Perthshire since April. It is one of five areas taking part, three in Scotland and two in Wales. My area is from Kinloch Rannoch to Amulree, Logierait to Killin. The aim of the project is to meet local older people and others living in rural areas to chat about what is important to them, identifying practical things that help make their life easier then helping to take forward people’s ideas and issues. I am happy to meet with any group, large or small, to chat about living in rural areas independently. I will bring cakes! I will feedback the answers to issues if I can get the information directly and in The Quair. Next month I will let you know what people are asking about and where to find the answer. Growing Ideas Event - I have a free  event on Friday, 29 September in Kinloch Rannoch Village Hall, offering community groups the opportunity to learn how to create a short film (on a mobile phone) to promote their group on social media. Also Holly from PKAVS will be offering workshops to community volunteers to help with applying for funding and other subjects. If you would like more details, please contact me at or call me on 07891 225548. I will email full details of the event and how to book. I would be grateful if you could pass these details on to anyone who you think may be interested. Jill Davies, Rural Wisdom Development Worker. 15

Launch of the 2017 Business Star Awards - Are you the best in the business? Then it’s time to reach for the Stars! Entry to the 2017 Perthshire Chamber of Commerce Star Awards is now open and the search is on to find the area’s most outstanding businesses. The prestigious business awards are set to recognise and reward the cream of local companies - both large and small - whose impact and performance have helped to keep Perthshire at the forefront of Scottish business in the twenty-first century. Celebrating all aspects of the local business world, the area’s premier Awards will highlight the real ‘stars’ across our leading sectors including tourism and leisure, food and drink, retail, innovation, customer service, commitment to the community and exporting. Perthshire Chamber of Commerce also recognises the value of emerging talent and individuals who have proved outstanding in their particular sector will have a chance to shine in the apprentice and employee of the year categories. Entries are now being invited for fifteen category awards and the search is on for the best in the business with the area’s most prestigious title - Perthshire Chamber of Commerce Business Of The Year 2017 - up for grabs. So businesses are being asked to ‘reach for the Stars’ before entries close on Monday, 25 September. Industry leaders, Chamber directors and sponsors from the business world will then help unearth the shiniest Stars in one of the country’s most robust judging procedures. Chamber President Ross Graham said he hoped 2017 would again produce ‘a platform of outstanding performers’ from Perthshire’s business community. ‘Every year we are extremely impressed by the standard of entry right across the board,’ she said. ‘Perthshire has an abundance of outstanding businesses ranging from established internationally renowned organisations through to emerging one man operations. The awards will come to a glittering climax at a black tie dinner at Crieff Hydro on Friday, 24 November. This annual celebration of the best in the business world always proves a spectacular night out and tickets (£70 + VAT) can be booked in advance by contacting the Chamber office on 01738 488325 or by email to events@perthshirechamber. It couldn’t be easier to enter - Find out more about each category and apply directly by visiting the Chamber website at 16


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New Private Physiotherapy Clinic in Pitlochry

Perth Physio Clinic is opening a new clinic in Pitlochry. Physiotherapy, Pilates classes and Pilates one-to-one sessions available with an experienced Chartered Physiotherapist. Wednesdays at The Tryst, Church Road, Pitlochry PH16 5EB Bookings via 01738 626707 or online on our website


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Pete Wishart MP

Perth & North Perthshire - SNP

Recent figures reveal that Scotland has welcomed just over twenty-five percent of the total number of Syrian refugees that have arrived in the UK through the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Programme (SVPRP) since 2015. Since the SVPRP scheme was expanded in 2015, 7,055 Syrians have arrived in the UK in total, 1,800 of which have settled in Scotland. I believe that it is excellent that Scotland has welcomed over a quarter of those Syrian refugees who have arrived in the UK, under the resettlement programme, since 2015. More needs to be done, however. This is an off-the-scale humanitarian crisis that is difficult to comprehend here at home. A recent all-party inquiry revealed that the UK public would not tolerate the UK government turning away from this humanitarian crisis if they were more aware of what was happening. I want to see the UK Government significantly step up its refugee resettlement efforts in the midst of what is possibly the worst humanitarian crisis since the Second World War. There are unanswered questions on the UK government’s deal with BT to provide broadband. My Westminster colleagues and I have concerns over the benefits to rural Scotland and whether the proposals are the best deal for the taxpayer. There are some important questions that need answered urgently about this deal. It’s not clear if all of rural Scotland is going to benefit from the broadband roll-out, what are the time scales for the more remote communities? We need to see the details from the UK government urgently. We also need answers on its potential impact on the Scottish Government’s own commitment to provide access to superfast broadband to 100 percent of Scotland’s homes and businesses by 2021. We also don’t know if this represents the best value for the public, when there has been no specification, no tender, no other providers involved - the Westminster government have just enabled BT to maintain its monopoly in this market and we do not know if this is a good deal for the taxpayer. If anyone needs to contact me, I can be reached at 17-19 Leslie Street, Blairgowrie, PH10 6AH, on 01250 876576 or at

Heartland Film Society at the Birks Cinema, Aberfeldy - New season starts with

Kurosawa’s Ran Sunday, 10 September at 6 pm. HFS starts the 2017/2018 season with Kurosawa’s masterpiece - a visually and dramatically breath-taking interpretation of Shakespeare’s King Lear. Kurosawa’s last and greatest epic is by turns achingly delicate and shockingly violent, the marvellous colours, movement and sound enhanced by recent 4K restoration. 1985 Japan/France 156 min Cert 15 Dir: Akira Kurosawa. Multiple Awards Information and online booking or phone 01887 822845. Coming soon - October: A Man called Ove, November: Aberfeldy Film Festival and Young Indies Short Film Competition (deadline for registration Friday, 29 September, films to be submitted by Friday, 27 October) plus lots of other exciting events planned for you this year. Anyone is welcome to HFS screenings but become a member any time for just £10 and get 12 months of reduced prices on all HFS films at The Birks plus free DVD loans of HFS films and all the benefits of belonging to a friendly film society. All details on and Facebook.

Logierait Country Market! The Markets will now be on Sundays, and will run from 10 am - 2 pm at the Mill of Logierait Farm. The next Markets this year are on Sunday, 24 September and Sunday, 22 October. Although it wont be possible to run our Farm Railway on these dates this year, we will have the return of Live Music from Mid Atholl Strings n Things, Hot and Cold refreshments and food, and somewhere to sit and have a blether. We are looking forward to welcoming back Traders who have so loyally supported the Markets over the years, and would ask anyone interested in having a stall to call Peter on 07860 472103. As before, there will be plenty of free parking , come along and enjoy the fun at this well loved Local Market, we look forward to seeing you all again 22


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Safer Community Warden - Norma Carr our Safer Community Warden is operating a surgery out of the Community Fire Station on weekdays from 1 pm - 2 pm. This gives anyone the opportunity to call in to see her in confidence and report any community safety concerns that they may have.

Upper Tay Paths Group - Volunteers step forward! At a meeting at The Birks Cinema on 15th September, we are delighted to report that a good number of people volunteered to help with the maintenance of the local paths. We will now be able to tackle some of the outstanding maintenance work and plan for the future. If you read this and would like to join in call Martin Hill (820942) or Susan Duncan Millar (830209). The more the merrier! One of our new volunteers is going to develop a Facebook page for us. Our Annual General Meeting will be held at 7.30pm on Thursday 21st September in The Lesser Hall at Town Hall. Everyone is welcome. Why not come along?

The Biodynamic Garden Camserney Wins Five Local Prizes - The Biody-

namic Garden put in five entries in the Aberfeldy show, horticultural section, for the first time and won five prizes. Broad beans, courgettes and annual flowers won first prizes, dahlias a second and lettuce a third prize. You can still buy this wonderful food at the garden on Saturday, 23 September from 10 am - 1 pm.Support your local grower, come and see the garden, have a chat with the gardeners and take away produce that has been grown with love. Facebook/Biodynamicfarms and gardens

Obair Phallaidh Cròileagan - Aberfeldy Gaelic Playgroup -

The new term of the Gaelic Playgroup is now underway in the Wraparound Care room at Breadalbane Community Campus in Aberfeldy. This playgroup is free and open to everyone from 0 to 4 years. You do not need to be able to speak Gaelic. The playleader is a Gaelic speaker and there are greetings, songs, stories and rhymes for the children in Gaelic which helps to give them a start in a second language. This is especially helpful if they are going on to a Gaelic Medium Education primary school. The children also enjoy crafts, games, outdoor play, yoga and more. The playgroup is held on Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 am - 11 am. Come along and join in the fun.


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Keep Fit Classes in Fortingall - Keep Fit classes, with a mixture of aerobics, stretching exercises and mat work, are led by an instructor from LiveActive Leisure Ltd and are held every Tuesday at 10.15 am in the Molteno Memorial Hall, Fortingall. After the summer break the classes will recommence on Tuesday, 5 September. The charge per class is £4.50, payable upfront for either 5 or 10 sessions. There’s no problem if you miss a week or two, the fee you pay is not linked to any particular date, just attend when you can. You’re welcome to come along and try one session at a cost of £4.50 to see if the exercises suit you before committing to five or ten classes. Why not pay for 10 in advance and get one session Free! Refreshments after the class are included. Any queries, please call Fran on 01887 830295. . Lunch Club at The Molteno Hall - Starting again in October, the lunch club at the Molteno

Memorial Hall, Fortingall will be on every second Wednesday of the month. To book a place please phone Morag on 830322 or Sue on 830871. Acoustic Music Session - The Birks Cinema Celtic Acoustic Music session runs every Thursday from 7 pm -10.30 pm. We would like to welcome you to our session, to play or just listen with like minded people sharing a variety of music. It may be anything from folk, blues, bluegrass or instrumental. Enjoy an evening of free music, in the comfort of the upstairs cinema bar with a drink and a song. For further details contact Doug 01887 820165. Are You Interested In Making A Patchwork or Quilted Object? We are a group who meet regularly from 11 am - 3 pm on a Thursday, in the Farragon room at Aberfeldy Church Centre. We range from beginners to the more experienced quilters, working by hand or machine and we employ various techniques including appliqué, embroidery and a variety of other textile skills. If there is enough interest, we will also start an evening group. For further details, please contact Jane on 07771 641390 or Annette PROTECTING YOUR FUTURE on 07736 384035. Birnam Arts, Station Road, Birnam Wednesday 6th September 7.00-8.00pm Our Partners Alan Innes, Paul Keith & Sarah Rennie will cover relevant and topical issues to include: The importance of making a Will  Powers of Attorney  Care home fees & the family home Places are free but limited in number Reserve your place by calling 01796 472606 Protecting your Interests

Skills Zone - Do you need help with reading and writing, filling in forms, using tablets and computers, job searching or help with CVs. Come along to Breadalbane Library and see if we can help. It’s free and for dates and times call in at the library or phone Sue on 01250 875002, or Livvy on 01738 459706.

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John Swinney MSP Perthshire North - SNP I wanted to make people aware of a 10-point plan to help people struggling with debt to manage funeral costs. The Funeral Costs Plan commits to a range of actions to improve the support available. A leaflet has also been published to help people with practical new guidance on how to make their wishes clear and encourages conversations with family and friends - which can reduce stress and keep costs down when the time comes. This is available at it will also be available across Scotland from local authority, NHS, and advice services. The death of a loved one is an incredibly difficult time for anyone. It can be even harder when money is tight. Funeral costs can push people into poverty - and often it is those already in financial hardship who face increased difficulties. The Scottish Government is committed to supporting those who need it most following a bereavement, which is why there will be a new Funeral Expense Assistance introduced from summer 2019. The Funeral Costs Plan: commits to ten actions: *Launch a new Funeral Expense Assistance benefit, by summer 2019 *Publish guidance on funeral costs, by December 2018 *Improve advice on funeral planning, help following a bereavement and support after a funeral *Publish funeral planning guidance to help people think about and record plans for their funeral *Strengthen consumer protection in relation to funeral plans *Support discussion of bereavement, death, dying and care at the end of life *Highlight products from credit unions, including those specifically for funerals *Deliver a Social Innovation Fund to help tackle disadvantage such as funeral poverty *Give people more options to save for their funeral, through a funeral bond pilot *Improve the evidence base to assess the effectiveness of our actions I was pleased to see that Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe) figures reveal that seventeen community groups in Perth and Kinross now own their own land, bringing community assets into community ownership. Just under 500 community groups in Scotland have benefited from the Scottish Government’s land reform policies that help enable communities to control their own destinies. The Scottish government is well on its way to reaching the One Million Acres of Community Ownership target by 2020. People are well and truly at the heart of the Scottish land reform efforts that enable communities to thrive and make decisions about places that would often otherwise be lying derelict - and this is at the very heart of the community empowerment strategy that is aiming to make Scotland a more prosperous and fairer place to live. Anything we can do to reverse the depopulation trend in Scotland and encourage more people to live and work in Scottish communities should be encouraged and land reform is a key vehicle to do this and to build stronger, more sustainable and attractive communities across Scotland. I can be contacted at 17-19 Leslie Street, Blairgowrie, PH10 6AH, by telephone on 01250 876576 or on email at

The Basil Death Trust - When he died in 2006, Basil Death left his considerable fortune to

help others. A Charitable Trust in his name has been established to help support good causes following his great sense of social responsibility. Having lived in Perthshire for many years, served in the Irish Guards and as a lifelong Roman Catholic, he wished the Trust to support local educational projects in Highland Perthshire, the Roman Catholic Church and Military Charities, together with other good causes. The Basil Death Trust awards grants annually, generally up to £3,000 each and invites applications from charities and projects.For further information and an application form, please look at the dedicated website at Registered Charity Number SCO45474 38

From 15 September - 17 September, Claire Swetha is running a retreat with the intriguing theme, ‘Embodying Presence’ and says that by grounding and re-connecting with the foundations of our physical existence, we can truly engage with our spiritual growth and our awakening consciousness. Prices range from £150 to £190 and there’s more information on the Big Shed website or direct from Claire on on 07594 932270 or email We also have two half day yoga workshops with Sue Atkinson on Saturday 23 September and Sunday, 24 September. The sessions will start at 10 am and finish at 1 pm for lunch, leaving free time to go for a walk, visit the Crannog or the Fortingall Yew - or just relax. The workshop costs £45 for both days and £25 for one day. If you are booking both days, you are welcome to camp (either tent or camper van) at the Big Shed on Saturday and use the kitchen to cook your own dinner, though there are lots of nice places to eat around the lochside, if you’re feeling lazy! Coming up on Sunday, 22 October there’s a final yoga workshop led by Angela McHugh. Angela trained as a teacher with Sadhita, who has led regular workshops at the Big Shed since 2012. To book a place or get more details contact or text/phone 07508 645453. You’ll find the Big Shed on the north side of Loch Tay, about 2 miles beyond the Ben Lawers Hotel. Access is signposted from the main road and there is parking. See also: or .

Heartland Healing Rooms - Heartland Healing Rooms believe that God still heals today and we are ready and eager to pray for you either at :-

Aberfeldy Parish Church - Wednesday, 13 September between 11.30 am - 1 pm or Pitlochry Baptist Church - Wednesday, 27 September between 2 pm - 3.30 pm. No situation is impossible for Him to change. You can have a cup of tea and a chat too and it is free! Prayer works. Prayer changes circumstances! Isabelle Macdonald 07768 492803.

Annual Amulree & Trochry Clay Pigeon Shoot - At Clashcat, Amulree PH8 0EE (follow the signs by the bridge at Amulree) on Sunday, 10 September. Starting at 10.30 am last entry 3 pm. The shoot is open to everyone with prizes for the Open, Local (those living in Glen Quaich, Amulree, Auchnafree and Strathbraan), Ladies and Under 18’s categories. John Morris Safety Ltd John Morris Safety Ltd JohnMorris Morris John


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The cost for the 35 bird shoot is £15 per entry with £10 re-entry. Under 18’s is £5 per entry with £4 re-entry. Raffle with great prizes, also a refreshment tent selling soup, sandwiches, tea, coffee, and cakes all day.

There is also free coaching from BASC for those who have never shot before. The event is in aid of the Amulree and Trochry Community Fund which raises funds for community events such as the annual Christmas party for all of the children in the Glen. Enquiries - contact Julie Brady 07746 899837.

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Aberfeldy Recycling Centre Perth CAB continues to provide its full advice service in Pitlochry. Dunkeld Road, PH15 2AG Experienced advisers have Batteries (household), Bicycles, Cans access to the full national in(including aluminium foil, aerosols, biscuit tins), formation system on a laptop Bulky Goods, Car Batteries, Cardboard, Cooking computer and can offer all the Oil, Electrical & Electronic Equipment, Engine backup of the main bureau at 7 Atholl Crescent, Oil, Fridges/Freezers, Fluorescent Tubes, Garden Perth. Problems with housing, employment, relaWaste, General Waste, Glass, Long Life Light tionship, consumer issues, debt, benefits or legal Bulbs, Paper, Plastic (rigid plastic packaging), matters can all be researched on our comprehenRubble Stone and Soil, Scrap Metal, Telephone sive information system. We offer free, independDirectories, Textiles (clothes and shoes), Timber, ent, confidential and impartial advice on a wide (hand) Tools for Reuse, Tyres (maximum two per range of issues including housing, employment, visit, strictly householders only) debt and benefits. Our objective is to help you LPG Gas Bottles should be returned to the supaccess all the information you need to make an plier. A range of companies are happy to accept informed choice on your options. We can also them for reuse, for free. offer practical help with form filling in addition to providing information and advice. The advisers Open All Year will be available at each venue on a ‘drop-in’ basis. Tuesday and Thursday 9 am - 7 pm When required it may be necessary to arrange a Saturday and Sunday 10 am - 5 pm follow up appointment with a specialist adviser. All enquiries are treated completely confidentially and will not be discussed with anyone without the client’s express permission. Pitlochry Outreach, First and Fourth Wednesday of the Month - Pitlochry Community Hospital, Ferry Road, Pitlochry PH16 - from 10 am till 12 pm - September 13th & 27th Perth CAB, 7 Atholl Crescent, Perth, PH1 5NG. Advice - 01738 450580. Appointments - 01738 450581

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hours telephone health advice and information service available across Scotland. If you or someone you care for is unwell and you feel that it can’t wait until your GP surgery re-opens then you can call NHS 24 on 111. You will speak first to a healthcare advisor who will capture important information and then direct your call to either an experienced nurse for an assessment or a health information adviser for information. Following clinical assessment from a nurse, you will be advised on what you should do next. You may be advised on how you can look after yourself at home, or you may be referred to your local Primary Care Emergency Centre (PCEC), Community Pharmacist or Accident & Emergency Department. Where clinically appropriate a GP home visit or an ambulance may be arranged for you. In a life threatening situation you should dial 999. Aberfeldy Cottage Hospital Aberfeldy Police Station Anderson Dentistry infinity blu Dental Aberfeldy Optician Tourist Information Heartland Vet Services

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This spectacular sixteenth century castle, restored by the Menzies Clan Society welcomes visitors. Seat of the Chiefs of Clan Menzies for over 400 years and importantly situated, it was involved in the turbulent history of the Highlands and here Bonnie Prince Charlie rested on his way to Culloden in 1746. Architecturally fascinating, it is a splendid example of the transition between earlier rugged fortress and later mansion house. Castle Menzies stands north of the River Tay at Weem on the B846, one and half miles from Aberfeldy.

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Olympics in South Korea to look forward to. Local clubs will be hosting a number of ‘try curling’ sessions at Perth Ice Rink at the end of the month and early October so if anyone is interested in taking up Scotland’s great winter game then now is the best time to try it out. The following web site gives an idea of what is involved - Apart from many sessions being available at Perth Ice Rink, local clubs are organising the following: Aberfeldy Curling Club is hosting a session on Saturday, 21 October at 11.15 am. Contact John Hardie 01887 820197 email Toberargan Curling Club, Pitlochry is hosting two sessions, on Wednesday, 27 September at 6 pm and Monday, 16 October at 6 pm. Contact or Robert Buchan email Tullymet Curling Club have sessions booked each month. Contact If you are a beginner or if you are looking to take up the game following absence, then please get in touch with any of the clubs, or the province secretary, email Vale of Atholl Pipe Band - It’s been a very busy time with competitions, Highland Nights and parades, not to mention band practices! The Grade 3 band was delighted to come in fifth place at the Scottish Championships at Dumbarton and the Grade 4 band qualified to play in the final. The Grade 1 band is creeping up all the time and took second place in the competition in Moira, Northern Ireland on 6 August. The week of the World Championships was an exciting week starting off with our Highland Night on 7 August with our guest band, the Robert Malcolm Memorial Pipe band from Canada. It was a beautiful evening and we had a huge crowd watching the show. At the end of the Highland Night it was a long march up to the Town Hall where we had a lovely supper provided by the band parents and the inevitable ceilidh with members of both bands piping, drumming and highland dancing. A great night. The Grade 1 band competed at the World championships on the Friday and for the first time for a few years, qualified to play on the Saturday, where they were very pleased with an eighth placing. The Grade 3 band unfortunately didn’t qualify and the Grade 4 band qualified in the morning and played again in the afternoon. They were placed thirteenth which they were very happy with as there was a total of sixty bands in their grade. We should have been playing at Perth Games the next day but they were unfortunately cancelled due to underfoot conditions. By the time you read this, we’ll also have played at Rannoch Highland Games and Crieff Highland Games and we’ll be looking forward to Pitlochry Highland Games on Saturday, 9 September. We’ll be having our usual tombola stall there, so please come along to support us. Our last Highland Night of the season is on Monday, 4 September and we’ve a couple of Beat the Retreats at Edinburgh Castle later in the month. We’re also looking forward to meeting our friends from Confolens who are coming to Pitlochry in September. We’ve been to Confolens to play a few times so the visitors will know a lot of the band members. Practices for learners start back again in Pitlochry High School on a Tuesday night from 6 pm. Just contact me or pop into the school on a Tuesday night if you would like to learn to play the pipes or drums. Gillie McNab 07733 152223

Fearnan Village Association Take a break for lunch! Fearnan Village Association will be serving Soup and Rolls and fillings, tea, coffee and something sweet to finish off with on Saturday, 16 September from 12 pm to 2 pm in the McLean Hall, Fearnan. £4, school children half price. Pitlochry Flower Club - Next meeting will take place on Wednesday, 20 September at the

New Venue, The Pitlochry Hydro Hotel, at 2 pm. Our Demonstrator will be Mr John McDonald from Gleneagles Hotel. Visitors are very welcome for a charge of £5. If you would like any more information please contact Linzee Lindsay, Chairman 01738 710777 or Jim Davidson, Vice Chairman 01887 820029. 44

Marie Curie Café - The Annual Marie Café will be held again this year in the Aberfeldy Town Hall on Saturday, 9 September from 10 am - 3 pm. Coffee and tea with home baking will be served from 10 am - 12 noon, homemade soup and filled rolls 12 pm - 2 pm and afternoon tea and coffee with home baking 2 pm - 3 pm. Stalls will include cake and candy, flowers and plants and Marie Curie cards and gifts. There is also an excellent raffle which will be drawn at 3 pm. Thanks to the generosity and effort of the public the café raised almost £2,000 last year. This money was used to support the work of Marie Curie Nurses in the North Perthshire area. With your help we would love to see this figure increased to benefit this worthwhile cause. We are always delighted to have volunteers to help, so please contact any of the committee members or phone Secretary Alison Walker on 01887 820684 or 07584 289070 if you are able to assist in any way. Aberfeldy Rugby Club - Last season finished with the Islay beach Sevens. A grand week-end

was had. Our boys played well and hard, winning through to the final, when they lost to Loch Lomond. Jamie Robertson was man of the tournament. This season, the teams have been training and were out in Kenmore on Sunday, 6 August, against Morgan. A hard running game of rugby with our team performing well, and leading till the last few minutes, ending up 38 - 40. A loss, but excellent fitness and skills against a great team. Lachlan Menzies, playing like a real mongrel, was Man of the Match. We are to lose the services of Steve Brown, who has been the mastermind and coach. He will be sorely missed, but more people are coming into the coaching team. We are also looking for new players! Some seasoned players are leaving, so new regular players and especially young players are wanted. Our coaches are excellent, following all the Scottish Rugby Union guidelines, especially with player enjoyment, fitness, and safety at the forefront of encouragement. Support from non-playing members is essential to keep the lads going; a modest sub helps the club, and ensures the watching of first class games on your doorstep! Don’t be shy!! Step up and support the game! 45

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Mid Scotland & Fife Regional Member - Conservative During the summer I was delighted to attend the now annual Soldiers of Killiecrankie re-enactment. Each year the event continues to go from strength to strength and the 2017 version had more to offer than any before. For those a little foggy on their history, the Battle of Killiecrankie was a contest between two Scottish armies - one supporting of King James the VII and II and the other King William III. The annual event includes displays from re-enactment groups, period-history stalls, food outlets and interactive games. There was also an excellent living history camp where I was able to walk through and speak to the ‘soldiers’ and ‘family members’ to get a flavour of what life was like 300 years ago. Too often history out of the textbook is dry and uninspiring. For history to compete with social media and video games, it has to be more visual and interactive and that is where this event excels. I saw many young people at the event who will hopefully be inspired to learn more about this period in Scotland’s history. For tourists coming to Scotland, the Killiecrankie event is a chance to witness first-hand what Scotland was like 300 years ago. Dull, Bland and Boring are not the words you traditionally associate with front page news headlines, but that is exactly what happened in August following the visit of an Australian Mayor to Perth and Kinross. The Shire of Bland in Tasmania, named after exiled British doctor William Bland, has forged new tourism links with Dull near Aberfeldy, which recently found fame following their pairing with US town Boring in Oregon. During his visit to Dull, the Mayor of Bland, Neil Pokoney, met with the Council leader Ian Campbell and Provost Dennis Melloy, and also took part in a civic reception with people from the village. The twinning of the three towns has put Dull, Bland and Boring on the world map and once again the visit in August attracted media attention from across the globe, which is obviously great news for Perth and Kinross. At the start of September, I will be speaking at the annual Private Parking Scotland Conference and Exhibition in Stirling. As I am sure many Quair readers will be aware I have been campaigning for better private parking regulation for some time and this was an opportunity to speak directly with the companies whose rules I’m seeking to change. Ensuring that parking in a privately managed facility is fair is important, and the Members Bill I am hoping to take forward has a number of proposals aimed at levelling the playing field. Capping maximum fines and introducing an impartial appeals process are amongst the most high-profile elements of this Bill. As part of the legislative process I have launched an open consultation where members of the public and the industry can give their views on the proposals and their thoughts on where existing legislation needs to be improved. If you would like to contribute to this consultation please visit my website which will direct you to an online survey or for those without internet access you can respond directly to my office via old fashioned pen and paper. As always Murdo appreciates the views and thoughts of constituents and can be contacted at the Control Tower, Perth Airport, Scone, PH2 6PL and via telephone at 01738 553990 or via email at Murdo.

Carbon Offset - To offset some of our carbon use and replace some of the wood we use in the monthly production of The Breadalbane, Atholl and Crieff & Comrie Quairs we plant two trees every month. Our trees are planted at Balmuick Farm, above the village of Comrie. Each tree planted will help offset some of our environmental impact by breathing in about 730 kg CO2 emissions over its lifetime. The trees also provide sustainable habitat for wildlife, and will enhance the natural landscape with native broad-leaved trees. We hope that, in conjunction with copies of our magazines being recycled, we can help make a small difference to the environment. You can see details of the scheme we are part of at 46

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Breadalbane Football Club - Breadalbane Football Club would like to take the opportunity to extend our gratitude to R. W. Bell Building Services of Pitlochry for the recent sponsorship to the club. Our thanks especially to Steven Carruthers of R W Bell for their generous support. Gordon Leighton Breadalbane FC club secretary said “The club appreciate the level of sponsorship supplied to Breadalbane with the match day tracksuit tops and sponsor board. The sponsorship provided will enhance the team throughout season 2017-18 and hopefully help us achieve our goals this season”. Breadalbane FC continues to support grass roots football within Highland Perthshire and would like to wish all the teams in the area all the best in the coming year.

Deeds for Needs - Things are changing a little for Deeds for Needs, Aberfeldy’s Timebank. The

Timebank was begun as a project run by PKAVS, the Perthshire charity, and has been funded up to now through a combination of Council, Scottish Government and NHS money. We have now ninety-three members and we’ve carried out almost 3,500 hours of exchanges - that’s members helping members with anything and everything, from gardening to lifts, from cake making to computer advice, providing company and coffee and conversation, and much more. We contribute to the Craic and Craft Group at the Birks Cinema, which is well attended and valued, and we have a busy drop-in every week on a Tuesday morning at the Watermill. We also run the occasional Litterpick and host community lunches, available to anyone. Most of this happens because of our hardworking volunteer brokers, Eileen, Fiona and Phil, and huge thanks are due to them for all the time and effort they give. The current funding will come to an end at the end of September, and to make sure that the Timebank continues it has now been established as a constituted organisation with a Management Committee drawn from the members. Currently work is underway to secure funding which we hope will pay for a worker who will expand on the work already done and help the Timebank to grow. We know that Deeds for Needs is important in Aberfeldy and does very good work, and we’re convinced it will continue to do so. We asked some of our users and members recently for some feedback on what they get from Deeds for Needs, and here are some things they said: ‘Deeds for Needs bring people together whose paths might never otherwise cross’, ‘It’s about the companionship and the craic’, ‘The help that I have had from Timebank members has been wonderful, and has restored my faith in human beings’, ‘These are the best cakes I’ve ever tasted’ (made by a Timebank member), ‘I know if I ask, you’ll do your best to find help for me’, ‘I’ve met so many people I’d never come across before’. Contact Deeds for Needs by email or by phone 07507 479555 or get in touch through our Facebook page. Deeds for Needs weekly drop in. Tuesday morning from 10 am - 11.15 am at the Watermill. All welcome. 48

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you know that there is a local RDA group based just south of Pitlochry providing fun, therapy and riding skills for the children from several different schools in Highland Perthshire? We operate on Monday mornings from April to the half-term break in October with a break for the summer holidays. New volunteers are always welcome with or without equestrian experience. If you think you would like to help please ring 01796 474444.

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thing Scottish. Something Blue - We have a large and varied repertoire of arrangements for brass, woodwind and saxophone. The band meets every Monday at Breadalbane Community Campus, 7 pm to 8 pm. We would be delighted to welcome new members and invitations to perform. Please contact 01887 820592. Perth and Kinross Doors Open Days 2017 - It’s that very exciting time of year again - one month to go until Doors Open Days. Doors Open Days is Scotland’s largest free festival celebrating heritage and the built environment. This annual event gives you and your family the opportunity to visit historic, civic and interesting buildings not usually open to the public, all for free. This year Doors Open Days in Perth and Kinross is bigger than ever before being split across the first three weekends in September. Thanks to the continued generous support of the Gannochy Trust, this year’s programme is packed with fifty-two interesting venues participating over five geographical areas, over ten of which are opening for the first time: Saturday, 2 and Sunday, 3: Kinross-shire and Strathearn Saturday, 9 and 10: Highland and Eastern Perthshire Saturday, 16 and Sunday, 17: Perth City. This is the first time that Perth and Kinross has spread Doors Open Days over multiple weekends, Perth and Kinross Heritage Trust (PKHT), Outreach Officer and Perth & Kinross Doors Open Days area coordinator Gavin Lindsay explained the reasoning behind the expansion, ‘Expanding Doors Open Days over three consecutive weekends offers people in Perth and Kinross even more opportunities to get in to buildings not normally accessible to the general public. There are only so many buildings you can physically visit in two days and with Perth and Kinross being such a large region, it is often the venues near the borders that people miss out on.’ Over the past month PKHT, who co-ordinate the Perth and Kinross region, has been a hive of activity with the finalising of the programme and design of the eagerly anticipated brochure. Programmes are now available in libraries, museums and visitor information centres across Perth and Kinross. You can download a digital copy from Perth and Kinross Heritage Trust’s website at Collectables Wanted by Humanos Aid International - Do you have any collectables, for example, stamps, coins, diecast toys, model railway (runners / non runners or collectables) you have no longer use for? Our charity has a group of volunteers who are willing to accept your unwanted items. In-house specialist for model railway repairs, two stamp experts, two diecast model specialists, a 35 mm vintage camera expert and fountain pen repairer are all at hand. Your donation small or large, would be very highly appreciated, and help our charity generate the much needed funds for local and overseas community projects. If you are not able to deliver your unwanted items, we can arrange collection for you. We are just a phone call away. Humanos Aid International, No. 3 Bridgend, Aberfeldy PH15 2DF, Tel 01887 829445 www.humanos. email: Registered charity in Scotland SC042807 serving local and overseas community project. Our charity shop is interactive on Google earth, so you can have a wee browse online.

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Breadalbane Heritage Society: New Season of Activities and Talks 2017-18

The Antarctic! What an exciting, fascinating and awe-inspiring place that must be! The former Director of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society, Dr David Munro (left), kicks off our new season on Friday, 15 September with the Voyage of the Scotia (pictured below) which sailed from Troon on 2 November 1902 with the Scottish National Antarctic Expedition on board. Amongst other achievements, the Expedition established the first permanent weather station in the Antarctic, found many specimens of previously unknown animal life and discovered new land to the east of the Weddell Sea. Hugh Salveson of the John Muir Trust will be our speaker in October, followed by John Aitkinson on the recent Ben Lawers archaeological project investigating early population movements (November) and in January our subject is the Beavers in Scotland with Roisin Campbell Palmer. Networking, intrigues and the career paths of the Bishops of Dunkeld 1250-1500 comes next (Dr Sarah Thomas) and we’ll finish in March with Sharron McColl on Andrew Carnegie. But there’s much more too! We’re working with Locus Breadalbane on plans for a new Heritage Centre in the re-developed Town Hall. We’ll be arranging short half-day groups to learn more about the immediate local heritage (underwater archaeological surveys in Loch Tay, copper mining at Ardtalnaig, standing stones at Croftmoraig). There will be longer visits to the Antonine Wall and perhaps Dunfermline Abbey. We will continue to defend vigorously local heritage sites like Old Lawers Village where we were recently very successful in getting planning consent refused. There will be an innovative news blog to help keep everyone up to speed with heritage events and opportunities to learn/participate in heritage activities. But to do all this, we need to refresh and expand the active membership of the Society, and so with this aim firmly in mind, our first meeting on Friday, 15 September will be preceded by a reception with drinks and nibbles at 6.30 pm in the Breadalbane Campus for all those who would like to learn more about the Society and its activities. Admission is free but numbers limited so immediate booking is essential by email to Sally Rose (srsallyrose@ (T: 01887 820461). Finally, we’re continuing to build our contact list for all those interested in keeping in touch with our activities and so if you would like to join this list please email Sally Rose ( If you are already in membership, please note that we’ll be dealing with all membership renewals on or after the opening event on Friday, 15 September so please do not take any action yet.

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Parles-tu Français? ¿Hablas Español? Would you like to try informal French conversation over a coffee - Café et Causerie? A well-established group drawn from places as far-flung as Dunning and Fortingall meets at 10.30 am on the first Thursday of every month in the comfort of the Rivers Meet café (formerly the Allium Garden Centre) in Ballinluig. There is also a wide range in fluency, but be assured that all but the very best of us (and there are some of those too) lapse into franglais occasionally. What we have in common - as in any café culture - is the desire to chat. We all make mistakes, but it is truly amazing what we find to talk about amongst friends. If you would like to join us, even for a taster session, please contact Katharine on or phone 01350 727048. A bientôt! Or is it Spanish «charla» you’d like to try? This group - Café y Charla - also meets at the Rivers Meet café on the third Thursday of every month at 10.30 am. This group also has a wide range in fluency, but we enjoy chatting and think it’s a great way to feel more at ease when speaking Spanish. If you would like to join us, please contact Jenny on 01796 482765. ¡Hasta luego! Fluent or not so fluent in French and/or Spanish, we’d be delighted to see you!

Breadalbane Community Library

- A huge well done to children who completed the Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge Scotland 2017 ‘Animal Agents’, which ended on 19 August. A big thank you to all children who participated this year and to their families who have supported their children’s reading, bringing them to the library and to our events. We hope you have enjoyed it as much as we have! At the library we have a range of regular activities on offer. If you are interested in any of them simply come along or get in touch if you have any questions. Bookbug Sessions - This is an under 5s activity session with songs, rhymes and stories, held every Wednesday 11 am - 11.30 am and Saturday 10.15 am - 10.45 am, bring the whole family and join in. Café Books - Are you looking for something different to read or like to talk about books? This is an informal book group with a difference. We won’t tell you what to read but we could show you what you might like. Every four weeks on Saturdays 11 am - 12.30 pm; next meetings 16 September, 28 October, 11 November, 9 December. Tea and Tales - Join us for a cup of tea and a blether about the good old days. Next meetings on Tuesdays, 5 September, 3 October, 7 November, 5 December. Knitting Group - A social knitting group, suitable for beginners through to accomplished knitters. The group meets fortnightly in the library on Thursdays between 5 pm - 7 pm, on a drop in basis, to knit, crochet, share skills and chat. Next meetings 7 and 21 September and 5 and 19 October. If you have any wool to spare, we are looking for donations, please hand it in to library staff. Our popular Coding Club and Chatterbooks Group will be starting up again; these groups run after school for Primary age children, please contact the library for more information. Breadalbane Community Library, Crieff Rd, Aberfeldy PH15 2DU Telephone: 01887 822405



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St Bride’s Catholic Church - Rie-Achan Road, Pitlochry PH16 5AL Also served by St Bride’s: St Columba’s, St. Mary’s Road, Birnam, Dunkeld, PH8 0BJ and Our Lady of Mercy’s, Home Street, Aberfeldy, PH15 2AL Priest: Fr Edward Vella, Tel: 01796 472174, e-mail: Every Sunday we celebrate the presence of the Risen Lord amongst us during these Masses: St. Columba’s Birnam, Saturday Vigil Mass at 6 pm; Our Lady of Mercy’s, Aberfeldy, Sunday at 9.30 am; St. Bride’s, Pitlochry, Sunday at 11.30 am. Holy Days of Obligation: Mass Times - St. Columba’s, Birnam at 9.30 am; Our Lady of Mercy’s, Aberfeldy at 12.30 pm; St. Bride’s, Pitlochry at 7 pm. Weekday Masses - Tuesdays, Our Lady of Mercy’s, Aberfeldy at 9.30 am. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, St. Bride’s, Pitlochry at 9.30 am. (There will be no Mass in St. Bride’s on the third Friday of each month as Mass will be celebrated in Our Lady of Mercy’s Aberfeldy). Third Friday of the Month - Mass will be said at 12 noon in Our Lady of Mercy’s, Aberfeldy, followed by a moment of Adoration during which Rosary is said, and concluding with Benediction at about 1 pm. First Friday of the Month - After the 9.30 am Mass in St Bride’s Pitlochry, there will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and prayer in silence, concluding at 12.30 pm by Benediction. Everyone is welcome to come and pray in silence even for a short time. Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) - Please see the weekly Newsletter or visit parish website of Facebook. Fr Edward is also available for confessions or to talk to him on call. Follow us on the: Parish Webpage; and Facebook; Are you Catholic? We are updating our parishioners’ list. Even if you don’t come to church very often, we would like you to be on our list of parishioners. Please send us an email or a letter with your details so we can have an accurate list as far as possible. Thanks very much for your cooperation. If you’re not Catholic but you would like to get in touch with us, you will be most welcome. Fr Edward.

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Public, Private, Community and NGO Landowners Join Forces to Restore Highland Perthshire Natural Woodland

Five neighbouring landowners and a woodland charity have launched a new project to create a vibrant, native woodland landscape spread across fifty square kilometres in the area between Loch Rannoch, Loch Tummel and Loch Tay. Representatives from Forest Enterprise, Highland Perthshire Communities Land Trust, the John Muir Trust, Kynachan Estate and the Scottish Wildlife Trust - which among them manage an extensive area of land in the geographical centre of mainland Scotland - were joined by Woodland Trust Scotland at the foot of Schiehallion on Tuesday, 18 July to celebrate the birth of the initiative. Other key supporters attending the launch included Courier columnist and leading nature writer Jim Crumley, who has strong connections to the area. Dr Liz Auty, the John Muir Trust’s property manager at East Schiehallion, and a key player in the formation of the partnership, said, ‘We have a long term vision to turn this vast upland area into a living breathing landscape of native trees, woodland corridors, flourishing wildlife and picturesque footpaths. ‘This project, we believe, can start to turn this landscape into a marvellous asset for the local community and a precious legacy for our children and grandchildren.’ Each partner will take forward different elements of the project. The John Muir Trust is spearheading the replacement of non-native conifers with broadleaf woodland and Scots pine. Seedling regeneration will be supported by sensitively sited fencing, allowing aspen, birch and rowan and willow - currently held in check by browsing - to reach their potential. The Trust also plans to improve habitats for black grouse, willow warblers, wrens, whinchats and other species. A further aim of the partnership is to bring locals and visitors closer to the land. Willie McGhee of Highland Perthshire Communities Land Trust, which manages the Dun Coillich woodland said, ‘We believe this project will benefit the local community right from the start by bringing new funding into the area, and creating training and employment opportunities. We want to encourage people to get involved, deepen their knowledge of nature and learn new skills.’ All partners of the Heart of Scotland project wish to thank April Trust and Original Buff, S.A. for their funding support.

Chess Club in Aberfeldy - After a few games of chess at Café Rhino in Aberfeldy the idea was conceived to start a Chess Club in Aberfeldy. We have now purchased a few chess sets, so several players could come and play. Whether you are a beginner or more advance player, you are welcome to pop in on Sundays at Café Rhino in Aberfeldy from 1pm to close of business. We are also welcoming children and youngsters who would like to learn to play chess or brush up on their game. A donation would be appreciated to cover the cost of the chess sets we have purchased so far, and more will be needed in the future. One or two chess players are also Backgammon players, so we are considering incorporating this game should there be more interest in this. Hope to see you on Sunday at café Rhino Aberfeldy. Plasterers / Roughcasters / Wall & Floor Tilers. T. 01764 652812 MOB: 07976 816155 EST. 1955 68

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I do hope that everyone has had the chance to enjoy at least a few days break over the summer. There was some welcome news that Pitlochry Dam Visitor Centre has attracted 75,000 visitors. This is a remarkable achievement as the Centre was only opened at the end of January by Nicola Sturgeon, and is a huge testament to the friendly staff. I recently attended a meeting to discuss rural broadband. Having a reliable broadband has now become an everyday part of life at home and work. The Scottish Government has a commitment to have 100% of households on superfast broadband before 2021. At the meeting we heard from BT who committed to having Tummel Bridge connected to Superfast Broadband before the end of 2017 and Kinloch Rannoch by the end of 2018. There will still be some gap within the network that Fibre broadband will not reach and we were advised by Digital Broadband Scotland that there is a Better Broadband Subsidy scheme. If you are eligible for the scheme you will receive a grant of up to £350 to help install Broadband where you live or work. Once you have registered you will be then able to choose from a list of providers who may offer options of greater than 2Mbps. You can apply by visiting The scheme is open until the end of December 2017. The Scottish Flood Forum hosted a workshop in Perth which flood groups from across Scotland attended. There were three key speeches given to the delegates from the Stonehaven Flood group, Association of British insurers and Flood Re. We were advised that home owners are potentially unaware of their risk having their properties being flooded. Because of this many folk tended to underestimate when it comes to renewing their insurance policies. This was highlighted by the fact that there was a lower than average take up of the Flood Re insurance scheme in Scotland. One explanation for this was that folk tend to forget about surface water run-off. SEPA have produced flood maps which are very useful and can be found on their web site if you are not sure of your own risk. Pitlochry Neighbourhood Watch have organised a Community Safety event in the Hall at Aldour Court on Thursday, 21 September and starts at 10 am. The Scottish Fire and Rescue service will be on hand to test your electric blanket or replace your walking stick ferrule for free. Also there will be a speaker from J & H Mitchell’s in Pitlochry who is going to offer advice about Power of Attorney. The event is open to everyone and I am sure there will be Scottish Magazine Awards 2016 a cup of tea too. Scot Active, Producer of The Quair Magazines Shortlisted for producing The Scottish Magazine of the Year 2016 in the Small Publishing Company Category run by the Professional Publishers Association (PPA) Scotland.

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Scottish Episcopal Church - Highland Perthshire Linked Charge Rector: The Reverend Liz Baker 01796 472005: Our four congregations are warm and friendly, and we welcome you to share in our worship and fellowship, whether you are visiting the area or living locally. Firmly rooted in the life of Scotland and part of its rich history, the Scottish Episcopal Church is also part of the world wide Anglican Communion which is a family of over 70 million Christians in more than 160 countries. Marriage in the Scottish Episcopal Church - On Wednesday, 27 September at 4 pm in the Atholl Centre there will be a meeting for members of our congregations to discuss the recent decision by the General Synod to allow clergy to conduct same sex marriages. The Rector would also be happy to discuss this with anyone unable to attend the meeting. Services on Sundays and other events in our congregations Holy Trinity Church, Perth Road, Pitlochry Contact - Mike Sharp - 01796 472214 Sunday service - 9.30 am Holy Communion. 6 pm on the last Sunday of the month - Evening Service. Thursdays - Morning Prayer at 10.30 am followed by coffee and chat, and by Holy Communion on first Thursday of the month. Harvest Festival 2017 - Sunday, 1 October at 9.30 am Holy Communion The Tuesday 2 Club meets monthly on second Tuesdays from October to March in Aldour Hall at 2.30 pm. The Reading Group meets in Holy Trinity Hall at 2.30 pm on third Mondays of the month (except July and August) - enquiries to Barbara or Gordon Pont (01796 472745). Kilmaveonaig (St Adamnan’s Church), opposite the Tilt Hotel, Blair Atholl Contact - Mrs Lavinia Gordon 01796 481230. Sundays at 11.15 am - First and third Sundays, Sung Communion. Second and fourth Sundays Sung Mattins. Fifth Sundays - please see notice board. Harvest Festival 2017 - Sunday, 1 October. All Age Sung Eucharist at 11.15 am St Andrew’s, Church, Strathtay, opposite the local shop Contact - Ms Lesley Whitwood 01887 840416 Sundays - 11.15 am - First Sundays Mattins, second and fourth Sundays Holy Communion; third Sundays Mattins or Service of the Word or Communion by Extension; fifth Sundays Joint Service with Logierait Church of Scotland. Third Sundays at 6 pm - EveIf your  musical  instrument  has  strings  …     ning Service in Weem Parish or  it  has  other  things  …   Church, (details on notice board). join  us  for  traditional  Scottish  music  

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Local Couple Brave Mud for Debt Charity that Saved their Lives!

A Perthshire couple that were thousands of pounds in debt have braved a gruelling obstacle course to raise money for the charity that saved their lives. Steve and Jenny Brayshaw, from Blairgowrie, took part in the Tough Mudder challenge at Drumlanrig to raise money for the Christians Against Poverty (CAP) Highland Perthshire Debt Centre team, in Aberfeldy. As part of the event the pair took on an eleven mile obstacle course that involved wading through mud and icy water. In October 2015 the couple, who are now debt free, owed over £18,000 and could see no way out of their situation, with virtually no food in the house, three very hungry children to feed and 68 pence in the purse they didn’t know what to do. Jenny said, ‘In that moment I wept, I was beside myself with disappointment, fear, inadequacy, and every negative emotion you can think of. Enough was enough.’ Steve, 31, and Jenny, 27, decided to approach the CAP Debt Centre in Aberfeldy, for help and were visited in their home by Angela Hanvey, the centre manager. Steve Brayshaw said, ‘They brought a human touch and practical support while we went through the turbulent process of dealing with our debts, always treating us with respect and dignity. They dealt with our paperwork and liaised with our creditors. From the moment we got in touch with CAP it felt like a wall had been built between the barrage of phone calls and letters; this gave us the space and time to begin to rebuild our lives.’ Jenny said, ‘I know without a doubt that if we hadn’t allowed CAP into our lives and asked for help, we would be in a very different place now. That’s why Steve and I decided to do Tough Mudder, because money can be such a taboo subject and we want other local families to get the help that we did. Angela Hanvey, CAP Highland Perthshire Debt Centre Manager said, ‘Jenny and Steve are a remarkable couple who have been through a lot, but with our help and their determination, they have managed to get back on their feet. They are truly inspirational. They managed to raise around £395 for CAP and we are extremely grateful to them for that!’ If you want to know whether CAP can help you with unmanageable debts, call their Freephone number on 0800 328 0006.

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Aberfeldy Community Council

Condensed Minutes for the regular meeting on Wednesday, 2 August 2017 at 7.30 pm in Aberfeldy Town Hall Present: Vic Clements (Chair; VC), Jean Duff (Treasurer), Duncan Curran (DC), Pat Spicer (PS; minutes), Ian Menzies (IM). Also Cllrs Ian Campbell (IC), Mike Williamson (MW) and Xander McDade (XM), Norma Carr (Community Warden; NC), Rob Macpherson (RM), (Duntuim Development) and 6 other members of the public. Apologies: Lorraine Reed and Police Scotland. June Minutes: approved as issued. Matters Arising - removal of redundant sign - not happened -but to be pursued. Bridge over Tay on the Golf Course - no news. Crime Prevention and Community Safety - No members of the Community Policing Team were available. NC and Bill Hoare commented on vandalism problems and there was some discussion of reconsidering CCTV in the town centre to try to counter this, but no plan made to take this forward. NC reported on efforts to positively engage with children from the school to counter this problem. VC mentioned that an application for funding to continue the Community Warden post beyond the trial phase was moving ahead, with a funding decision possible in October. NC mentioned that the speed sensing equipment was now available and she hoped to start surveying later in August. Mention was made of someone hurt in a fall on the pavement in the town but it was agreed this was not a matter for the ACC to be involved in. Regeneration of the Town Square - A survey to understand the parking issues that might arise after the regeneration of the town square was due to take place over three days at the end of July. The meeting was told of a prior meeting between Mike Morgan of PKC and local representatives to provide input to the survey. Results are awaited. Mention was made of whether a car pooling or car sharing scheme might be appropriate in Aberfeldy. A speaker is to be invited to our next meeting. Mention was made of a scheme in Devon and the work of ‘Rural Wisdom’. Conservation Area - PS talked on this topic explaining that the Aberfeldy Conservation Area Appraisal (ACAA) was issued in 2008 and was out of date and that detailed guidance that should have been put in place as the next step after the appraisal, could not be found. Mention was made of PAN71 that provides best practice and of examples from elsewhere in Scotland. It was suggested that the ACC engaging with PKC planning on behalf of the town to update the ACAA, contribute to the development of detailed guidelines and partnering in the ongoing management (in line with PAN71) was a suitable topic for the ACC to adopt. No decision was taken. Cllr IC suggested Peter Marshall could be invited to talk to the ACC about this. Common Good Fund - Mention was made of a grant application and of plans to have ACC representation on the committee. Cllr MW now chair. Griffin Community Benefit Panel - Two micro-grant applications noted for decision after the meeting. Reports: Chair - VC reported on a problem for the recycling lorry in Moness Crescent. Expected to be resolved. Treasurer - reported on current balances. Resilience Planning – Defibrillators - John Duff reported on close out of the project and a problem that had arisen and was being sorted. Full report is with main minutes. Planning - RM attended to present the latest planning application in respect of the Duntuim Housing development for discussion, aided by a model of the site. Plan was supported by the ACC. Need for two street names was discussed and the ACC supported the developers’ proposals. An initial meeting has taken place with developers hoping to work the former Fisher’s Laundry site. LDP2 on its way. No news on the outcome of the windfarm Public Enquiry. Councillors’ Reports - IC reported on budget increases, new bus services, committee structure changes at PKC, failure of the Perth bid to be city of culture, but also of plans to build on the work done for the bid and finally of hopes to revamp the devolution of power that resulted in the Action Partnerships. MW mentioned the Community Safety meeting on the campus 18 August. XM mentioned his plans for regular surgeries third Tuesday of the month on campus. AOCB - Topics included restrictions in the access to the health centre, the newly acquired Wee Birks 80

Field, some road quality issues, the removal of planning notices, a stolen street sign, problems with inconsiderate and dangerous parking on Taybridge Road, the ACC Facebook Page and the possibility of a future survey to set ACC priorities. Date of Next Meeting - Wednesday, 6 September at 7.30 pm, Aberfeldy Town Hall Full minutes available at the Library and on the Locus Centre website. Also circulated with the minutes this month is the full report from John Duff on the Defib project.

Could You Spare a Few Hours a Month to Help Save Nature?

Scotland is amazing for wildlife. The variety of species and habitats is outstanding - but they are disappearing at an alarming rate. Ten percent of all UK species are now under threat of disappearing altogether. We’re determined to stop this happening, but we urgently need your help. Last year in Scotland, community fundraising volunteers raised an incredible £147,000 in donations from our pin badge and collection boxes. Could you help us raise even more? RSPB Scotland is appealing for volunteers to look after pin badge boxes in places such as Pitlochry and Blair Atholl. We will support you to place one to five boxes in your chosen area. To ensure we follow charity fundraising regulations, the donations from your boxes will need banking every four to six weeks, and the pin badges will need topping up. You will then report the income on our user friendly online system and place an order for any additional stock you may need. This can all be done at a time that suits you. Simple! It’s a great way to make a contribution to protecting wildlife and to keep in touch with your local community. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact the RSPB Tayside and Fife Office on 01738 783233 or email

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Councillor Xander McDade

Perth & Kinross Council - Highland Ward - IND

The Council has been in recess over the summer, but has now started back in full swing with a first busy full Council agenda, discussing the Perth City Hall, future of cultural programme in Perth & Kinross after the UK City of Culture Bid and most importantly a transformation project about remodelling how we look after children and young people in our residential care unit. If approved it will lead to all our young children currently housed in our residential unit being looked after in their local communities. A similar project in North Yorkshire has been a good success, so we’re not entering uncharted territory, but it will obviously be a significant change to the current set up. Pitlochry & Moulin Community Council have put in a formal request for a transfer of a surplus community asset under the Community Empowerment Act for the old Burnside Toilets in Pitlochry. There are several potential uses being proposed locally including re-opening the building as public toilets again. I’m very supportive of this move. As a manager in a local business I am constantly asked where the nearest public toilets are and as a tourism dependent town it is important that we’re continued to be seen as a good stop for tourists. I will be doing everything I can as a Councillor to support this project. Anyone interested in supporting this project can contact Andrew Holmes on 01796 473400. Our local path groups across Highland Perthshire do a fantastic job at maintaining the huge number of paths used by visitors and locals alike. The Council has agreed to give all path groups £500 a year to help defray their costs, and is also offering the opportunity to community groups to apply for additional funds through Community Environment Challenge Fund, with grants of between £2500-£10,000. I attended a meeting of the Upper Tay Paths Group who maintain paths between Kenmore-Aberfeldy and Aberfeldy-Grandtully. They’re looking for new members to help them push ahead with the maintenance of these paths. Anyone interested in joining this group or feels they may have skills to offer can contact Martin Hill on 01887 820942. My Pitlochry surgeries are held in the Pitlochry Council Offices, on the third Thursday of every month, at 6 pm; and the Aberfeldy surgeries will be held in the Breadalbane Community Campus, on the third Tuesday of every month, at 6 pm. All my touring surgery times can be found on the Perth & Kinross website. I can be contacted at: 9 Lettoch Terrace, Pitlochry, PH16 5BA; or on 07557 815568.

Perth & Kinross Carers Voice - Do you support someone who is ill, frail, disabled, has dementia, a mental health condition or an addiction? Wish there was a way to have your voice heard? Want to have a say in the development of carer support? Perth & Kinross Carers’ Voice, who would love to have more members from the outlying districts, gives carers the opportunity to: *Meet with local statutory, voluntary and independent sector professionals *Get your opinions heard *Speak directly to decision makers about the issues that affect you *Get involved in local planning *Help make a difference for carers in the Perth & Kinross area. Meetings are every are every six weeks on a Tuesday from 11am to 1pm at PKAVS, The Gateway, North Methven Street, Perth, PH1 5PP. For 2017 the dates will be: 19th September, 31st October, 12th December. Booking is essential for refreshment purchases. To register your attendance or interest contact: Kerry Donaghy on 01738 567076, or Aberfeldy and District JAC - Part of one of Scotland’s largest rural youth organisations

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Aberfeldy Community Choir - The Choir dodged the showers with a Barbeque at the Town Hall. Sizzles, salads, and songs were on the menu. This Summer being what it was, the salads and sizzles were on the great new green space behind the Town Hall and when the rain came we decamped to the Lesser Hall for a sing song in the dry. It’s a good double location for a Scottish Summer barbeque. Now it’s autumn and if you’re swithering about what to do on Monday evenings, come along and join the singing. We sing for fun, both unison and harmony, there’s no audition and you don’t need to read music. So don’t frustrate yourself warbling in the bathroom, it’s much more fun singing along with others. We’ll give you the words, you supply your own voice to add to ours and the result is music…. and satisfaction. The new session started on Monday, 4 September, but you haven’t missed the bus as newcomers are welcome at any time during the year. We sing every Monday at 7.30 pm in Breadalbane Campus in the Drama Room.. Up Crieff Road, turn Right into the Campus and , follow the sound of the voices. The session runs through till Monday, 18 December with a Carol Concert, and there’s a break in October. It’s £60 per year or £20 per term. Contacts - Jane on 07821 729905, Norman/Alison on 01887 820269 or Susie on 07543 199960. September Serenades - Come and enjoy an afternoon of wonderful opera highlights from a trio of brilliant young Scottish Opera singers, accompanied by Head of Music, Derek Clark.We are delighted to let everyone know that the Perthshire branch of Friends of Scottish Opera’s ever popular annual concert will be held this year at Birnam Arts, the innovative art space right in the heart of Perthshire.The singers are Christopher Turner, tenor, who sang the lead roles in this year’s Scottish Opera’s productions of Rossini’s La Scala di Seta, and Puccini’s La Boheme, and who will sing the role of Gaston in their forthcoming revival of Sir David McVicar’s famed 2008 production of Verdi’s La Traviata. The other two stars of the afternoon are Catherine Blackhouse, Mezzo-soprano, and Alex Otterburn, Baritone, who is singing the lead role of Eddy in Greek at the Edinburgh International Festival (to rave reviews). Catherine Available very Authentic Traditional Indian Spices packed either in Powders or Pastes. Great for Curries and Alex are both Scottish Opera and Grills / Roasts. emerging artists.


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All except school children will be offered a welcoming glass of fizz, and there will be a raffle with wonderful prizes. Sunday, 10 September from 2 pm for 3 pm. Birnam Arts, Station Road, Dunkeld, PH8 0DS £10. (Welcome glass of bubbly included.)

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New Stone Carvings for Birks of Aberfeldy - Robert Burns’ words on the Birks of

Aberfeldy have been given new life in stone. Two slabs of Caithness flagstone have been installed at the Lower Birks, replacing ones that have been weathered by the elements, to complete part of his 1787 poem The Birks of Aberfeldy: While o’er their heads the hazels hing, The little birdies blithely sing, Or lightly flit on wanton wing, In the birks of Aberfeldy. The new stone carvings have been produced by stone carver Andrew McFetters. Morag Watson, Trust Manager, commented, ‘Robert Burns has a significant historical tie to the Birks of Aberfeldy, so we felt that it was appropriate to replace the weathered stones bearing his poetic words with new ones. ‘Visitors can follow in the bard’s footsteps and enjoy the naturally formed seat where a bronze statue of him sits, recalling the rest and inspiration he took while listening to the roar of the Falls of Moness.’ Watch a video about the Birks of Aberfeldy and learn more about the area at www.pkct. org/aberfeldy.

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Club organizer Jenny Wyllie, wishes to thank all those who assisted with and contributed to their recent week in the Thrift Shop, raising the magnificent total of £1,928. After nine years of voluntary service with the club, Lorna McGregor (left) has hung up her helper’s apron.

She received warm thanks from the team including Jennifer Campbell and the Tuesday lunchtime diners, all much appreciative of Lorna’s tireless, chatty contribution. Quakers - Quakers try to live simply and sustainably, promoting peace, equality and truth. Putting faith into action is central to their way of life and they gather weekly for quiet worship usually on a Sunday in around 480 locations across Britain. You are welcome to any meeting for worship. Perth meeting takes place in the Subud centre, St. Leonards Bank every second and last Sunday of the month from 11am - 12pm.


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The Saints of Glenlyon: The Fortingall Roots Project is Hosting a Talk on Early Christianity in Glen Lyon

Ms Anouk Busset and Dr Adrian Maldonado of the University of Glasgow will present their recent research work on early Christian Glen Lyon in the Molteno Hall, Fortingall at 7.30 pm on Wednesday, 6 September. Fortingall is well known as an ancient spiritual centre; early Christian carved stones and archaeology suggest an early monastery of some substance. Glen Lyon’s landscape stands out for the sheer density of evidence for early Christian activity, from place names to carved stones to early monastic handbells, evidence for pilgrimage routes between the early monastery of Iona in the west and St Andrews and Lindisfarne further east. Relatively little research has been done in Glen Lyon and the University of Glasgow project is beginning to investigate the roots (and rootedness) of sacred sites in early Christian Glen Lyon. Our speakers will discuss the results of their recent geophysical surveys in Glen Lyon. Come and join us for what should be a very interesting evening. All welcome, entrance is free but donations to Fortingall Roots are welcome.

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The Scottish Trust for Underwater Archaeology (STUA), Registered Charity SC018418, which owns and operates the award-winning Scottish Crannog Centre, is recruiting new Trustees to help fulfil plans to move the Centre to a new and larger site: to include a new Crannog, visitor centre and museum, build a fieldwork centre for education and use by the wider community, and to extend the open-air exhibition area. STUA is seeking Trustees who have the enthusiasm, time, energy and commitment to contribute to this exciting project. For more information or to express your interest please contact Howard Pearce Email: or Phone: 07946-872316 89

Hidden treasure? Search your attic and cupboards for those long forgotten items that you always wanted to know more about and bring them to St Mary’s Church Birnam on Saturday, 9 September between 10 am and 1 pm when experts from Lyon and Turnbull will be on hand to give their expert opinion. Only £5 an item and coffee and cakes will be served. Come along and see if you get a pleasant surprise!

The Balsam Pullers - Into nature conservation - why not join

the balsam pullers? Some of you may know that there is a small group of dedicated balsam pullers who meet at various venues around Dunkeld and Birnam from early June to late August. Why not start up a group in Aberfeldy? It’s very therapeutic, and the Dunkeld pullers work for just one and a half hours each Monday morning then make for the café for coffee and scones. Very civilized! They are controlling the spread of Himalayan balsam which is an invasive species not native to Britain. This plant, although some people like its pink flowers, spreads so that other plants can’t grow beneath it. Its rich nectar attracts the pollinators away from other flowers. This means that plant and insect biodiversity is limited. Also, once the plants die back in the winter, the soil is left bare so there is more likelihood of erosion and flooding in riverside areas.

Perth And Kinross Credit Union Update - As a Credit Union we have reached a lot of milestones recently, half million pounds in savings/deposits, total loans issued value of £694,721 since April 2017 (current, July, loans issued value £27,963), but on a daily basis our aim is to help our members deal with their everyday living issues. Here we are though, September has arrived, school is in full swing again, evening’s a bit shorter, holiday memories fading so it’s now time plan and yes, you can. Plan for school trips, family outings, more holidays, home improvements or decoration, new washing machine, winter clothing or even (say it quietly) Christmas. Plan it, don’t just let it happen. Your plan may be to save for these items or events and we have many Copy Date for the ways to help you, cash into your account at our main office in Perth or via our many local offices in Blairgowrie, Crieff, Auchterarder, PitOctober 2017 lochry, Kinross and Letham. Salary deduction is also available if you edition of The Breadalbane are with one of our partner employers (Perth and Kinross Council or Gaulds of Crieff) and you can also use a standing order or internet bankQuair ing. Whatever way you want to save, we can help you achieve that aim. is noon on If however, you are contemplating a loan we can also help you if for nothing Sunday, 15th Sept other than to see if you can really afford one and if not, perhaps direct you to a money advice service. We have various loan products at various rates of You can now read interest (1%, 2%, or 3%) and repayment times, in fact we specialise in low ‘The Quair’ cost loans for our members so maybe you should look us up now, as part of online at your own plan. One of our loans, a Freedom loan (3%) allows you to have a loan of £300, pay it back over six months (£35 interest over that period) and have a small pot of savings at the end as part of our ‘save as you repay’ policy. If you can afford a loan, we aim to get you the best low cost one to suit your circumstances. Call in to our main office in Perth, 282 High Street, phone us on 01738 624872 or visit the many local offices in Perthshire (details of opening days and times on our website or call our main office) or email us via our website, www.pkcu. . We look forward to being part of your plan. 90

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Sewing skills & projects with re-use and recycle in mind with Ruth Morris 6 week course £40 6 week courseHigh £40 School, Wednesday nights starting 8th Nov 7-9pm Pitlochry Pitlochry High School, Wednesday nights starting 8th Nov 7-9pm Creating a family heirloom in fabric and stitches with Mariposa Textiles

10 week courseheirloom £60 Creating a family in fabric and stitches with Mariposa Textiles Moulin Hall, Pitlochry, Wednesday mornings starting 8th Nov 10-12 noon 10 week course £60 Moulin Hall, Pitlochry, Wednesday mornings starting 8th Nov 10-12 noon

Garment Design and Manufacture with Lynn Elder Two blocks of 6 weeks at £75Design each and Manufacture with Lynn Elder Two blocks of 6 weeks Garment Moulin Hall, Pitlochry, Wednesday afternoons starting 8th Nov 12noon-3pm

at £75 each Moulin Hall, Pitlochry, Wednesday afternoons starting 8th Nov 12noon-3pm Seasonal Suppers from Ballintaggart Farm with Chris Rowley, 6 wk course £80, Ballintaggart Farm, Grandtully, Tuesday nights from 7th Nov 7-9pm

Seasonal Suppers from Ballintaggart Farm with Chris Rowley, 6 wk course £80,CONTACT Ballintaggart Farm, Grandtully, Tuesday from must 7th Nov US NOW TO BOOK YOUR SPACE - Allnights applications be in7-9pm by Sept 8th For more information contact Ruth Conisbee 0781 470 4256 or

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Fantastic Fungi Fantastic Fungi

North Perthshire Ranger Service Events Fantastic Fungi Saturday 23rd September & Thursday 12th October 10.30am-12.30pm This event is a perfect beginner’s guide to the fascinating world of fungi. The Rangers will show you a large variety of fungi to help you learn basic I.D. and folklore at the Hermitage. Suitable for adults and older children. Adults £5; Children £3. Meet at the Hermitage lower car park.

Nature Nippers: Autumn Art Wednesday 4th October 11am- 12 noon For all creative tots aged 2-5 years old this is a great chance to get arty in the beautiful hermitage woods. We will be exploring autumn colours, finding ‘the stick man’ and making cool crafts to take home from natural materials we find on the forest floor. £4 per child. Meet at the Hermitage Lower Car Park

Saturday 23rdrdSeptember September& & Saturday 23 th th Thursday 12 October Thursday 12 October 10.30am 12.30pm 10.30am ––12.30pm

Squirrel Scampers Tuesday 10th October 10.30am- 12noon

AAbeginner’s guide to tothe thefascinating fascinating world beginner’s guide world of fungi fungi at at the basic of the Hermitage, Hermitage,including including basic ID ID and and folklore. folklore. Suitable for adults Suitable for adultsand andolder olderchildren. children. Adults £5; £5; Children Children £3. lower Adults £3.Meet Meetin inthe the lower car park car park

Join the rangers on a Squirrel Adventure at the Hermitage. Look for any signs these secretive creatures may have left in the woodland and learn about these fascinating creatures on the way. Suitable for children aged 4-12 years, children must be accompanied by an adult. £3 per child; accompanying adults free. Meet at the Hermitage lower car park.

Battle of Killiecrankie Wednesday 18th October 2.00pm- 4.00pm The Battle of Killiecrankie in 1689 was the first of the Jacobite uprisings. Get to grips with the gory details of this gruesome battle with an interactive battle talk, followed by a walk to some key battle

For more information contact: NTS Ranger Service : 01350 728641; Killiecrankie Visitor

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Grantully Logierait and Strathtay Church of Scotland, linked with Aberfeldy, linked with Dull and Weem

Interim Moderator: Rev. H Mowbray, Session Clerk; Professor Andrew Calder 01887 840209 Services during September will be at 10am in Logierait Church. The Sunday Club, with coordinator Mrs Sherriffs, meets from 10 - 11am, during morning service and during school terms. All Children welcome from nursery age to secondary school age. At present we are collecting post cards old and new for Mission Aviation Fellowship and the collection of used stamps is ongoing. Church Of Scotland Guild, GLS Branch meets on Tuesday evening the 5th of September in Logierait Church at 7.30pm. This is the last meeting of the season and they will have the pleasure of being entertained by the Dunkeld Hand Bell Ringers. All welcome. Contact Mrs. Isabel Cairns. Coffee Group - 10.30 - 11.30 am every Wednesday morning in the John Kyd Hall, Strathtay Church. A warm welcome to anyone local or visiting the area to join us for a coffee/tea and a chat. Donations to charities local and national. GLS Quilting Group meets in the John Kyd Hall, Strathtay Church at 7.00pm on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month. In the first week of September we will be taking part in the Open Studios Gallery provided by the church (details below). On Tuesday 12th September our new session and sylabus starts. New members and visitors always welcome. The Walkers Group would like to thank everyone who took part in their successful sponsored walk. Details from Sandra Morrison. Open Studios Gallery in Strathtay Church and The John Kyd Hall, (venue 132) exhibiting art, crafts and quilts from the parish will be open from 10am to 5pm (4.00pm on Sun 10th) from Saturday 2nd to Sunday 10th September. Teas and coffees also served in the hall. All welcome.

Supporting Perthshire’s future workforce - A national programme funded by the Scottish Government, Developing the Young Workforce (DYW), has been established to invest in Scotland’s young people, helping them to get work ready and ensure employers have access to the right skills to support their growth ambitions. Regional employer led DYW groups have now been established across the country which will focus, at ground level, on increasing employers’ engagement with schools (primary and secondary) and colleges and encouraging them to recruit more young people into their workforce. Developing Young Workforce Perth and Kinross now has a full team in place. Donna Kudarenko who lives in the Crieff area, and will be our local contact.

Donna will be focusing on rural Perthshire and is here to act as the voice of the employer and be the vital link to our local schools. Whether you can devote an hour, one day, a week or more, there are lots of ways businesses and their employees can get involved including providing work experience, ‘behind the scenes’ visit of your business to teachers, mentoring pupils, visiting schools to share your business /career - all of which will be invaluable to the school and its pupils. Through being involved with the programme, you will not only provide some invaluable input into the future of our young people and region but also it provides you with a pipeline of skilled future employees making recruitment less time consuming and more cost effective. Donna would be delighted to meet up to hear your views and help you get involved. Donna Kudarenko, Employer Engagement Advisor - 07825 364 732,

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OPEN MORNING Saturday 30 September 2017 Registration from 9.30 am, Rector’s address 10.00 am Crèche facilities available

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Community First Responders What Do They Do?

ing of the AEDs is being conducted by the Safer Communities Warden, Norma Carr. Aberfeldy Community Council is grateful to the SSE Griffin and Calliachar Wind Farm Fund for the financial support given.

If someone suffers an out of hospital Cardiac Arrest and then certain things happen in a certain order, their chances of survival are hugely increased - this concept is known as the ‘Chain of Survival’. The community First Responders are trained to recognise the symptoms of a heart attack and cardiac arrest. They are trained to perform CPR, to provide early defibrillation until the ambulance arrives and they will stay with the patient until they are taken to hospital for post resuscitation care. *We have twenty Scottish Ambulance Service trained volunteers *We are governed by the Scottish Ambulance Service, this includes the rules on patient confidentiality *Two additional volunteers from Strathtay and Grandtully are due to undertake their training with the Scottish Ambulance Service in July *999 is the emergency number for an ambulance. The ambulance and a Community First Responder are dispatched at exactly the same time. You do not need to call us, it is all done for you *We aim to cover all out of hour GP services. 6 pm - 8 am Monday to Friday, weekends and bank holidays

Defibrillator Grandtully

- There is a twenty-four hour public access defibrillator available for emergency use (part funded by The British Heart Foundation) at Grandtully & Strathtay Village Hall. They are easy to use and provide automatic prompts which can save lives in the event of heart failure.

Public Access Defibrillators

- Public Access Defibrillators now available at Highland Safaris - Dull, Kenmore Hotel, Fearnan Hall, Fortingall Hall and Ardeonaig Hotel. Funded by SSE Griffin, Dull and Weem & Kenmore Community Councils. For more information please contact

Publicly Available Defibrillator at the Ben Lawers Hotel, Lawers

Glen Lyon & Loch Tay Community Council have, at last, succeeded in obtaining a PAD for the north side of Loch Tay. A successful application for funding was made to PKC Participatory Budgeting Highland and Strathtay. The funds allocated were donated to the registered charity ‘Lucky 2 B Here’, ,who supplied the latest model defibrillator with a heated case, all accessories and a mandatory training session. Alan Moffat lead the well attended and much appreciated session in The Big Shed, Tombreck. The Community Council would like to thank Paul and Dee at the Ben Lawers Hotel for their support and cooperation and all those who have helped the Community Council to achieve this goal.

Aberfeldy Defibrillators - A fifth Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) has now been located in Aberfeldy - in Moness Crescent at the lane to Old Crieff Road. AEDs are also available outside the Birks Cinema, the Co-operative Supermarket, the Bowling Club and the Fire Station. The defibrillators are located outside these premises and are available twenty-four hours a day. They can be used by anyone, even if they have not been trained, as the machine talks the user through the various stages. It should be noted that these defibrillators will not administer a shock to anyone who does not require it. Regular monitor-

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The Scottish Crannog Centre

- Our Celts Are Coming! event on 5 and 6 August was simply phenomenal - if you didn’t make it along, you really missed a treat. ‘Being able to use the log boats’; ‘the history and passion’; ‘Specialist knowledge of demonstrators’; ‘Excellent range of skills’ and ‘Who knew?’ - were just a few of the comments made by visitors to the event who found themselves in a magical place where the artisan demonstrators and Crannog Crew offered a glimpse of life in the Iron Age. The event attracted many visitors over the two days, many of whom travelled to the area specifically for the event. Of course, it’s impossible to put on an event such as The Celts Are Coming! without the invaluable help of the community and many volunteers, along with grant assistance. We therefore extend a huge thank you to all those who helped us during the event and those who loaned gazebos, tables, water bowser, coffee beans and cups, lifejackets, paddles and so much more! We were also lucky enough to have had some very special volunteers: Don and Glenn whose visit to Scotland from New Zealand was based around our Iron Age Gourmet Day and The Celts Are Coming events; Seonag Barbour; Diana Bartholomew; Andrew Walker; Nick and Ros Grant; the Explorer Scouts Frankie Stanton, Callum Stevenson, Timmy Rehling, Joe Johnstone; Pete and Shona from; Imogen and Abigail Liscoe and Ian Dupont from Stirling University; and Simon Marchant, Gordon Cook, Jan Waters and Bill Oppenheim from our Trustee Board. We would also like to thank the Scottish Sculpture Workshop at Lumsden for the loan of tools and Hamish Odinson of Half-Goat Leatherwork and David McGovern of Monikie Rock Art for coming along to demonstrate their amazing skills too. Plus of course, Neil Burridge, Graham Taylor, Dr Theresa Kamper, Jon Mac, Darrell Markewitz and Kelly Probyn-Smith, Caroline Nicolay, Thomas Benyon, Suzanne Sporleder, Marie Lindqvist and Peter Ananin. It was so good; we might even turn this into a yearly event!  We previously mentioned that the Celts event was just the first in a series during a very busy August. No sooner had we said goodbye to the Celts, we were turning our attentions to the Dun Deardail Archaeology Festival on 19 August at Glen Nevis. Members of the team joined The Nevis Landscape Partnership, AOC Archaeology and Forestry Commission Scotland for the 2017 AD Festival where visitors were invited to join the Pictish Warrior School, listen to ancient storytelling, partake in science experiments, watch Iron Age Crannog Crew demonstrations and have a go at the Art-Chaeology Competition with local artists Ali Berardelli and Jen Deschenes. Then, if visitors had any energy left they were invited to head up the hill to archaeology dig at the top!  Now we have a couple of weeks respite before our next Crannog event, ‘Ways with Wood!’ Wood was and remains an essential part of Crannog life for building, fences, fuel and everyday objects. Our archaeological evidence suggests that the ancients practised woodland management and deliberate selection of wood for specific purposes. They were also creative artisans. This event is a tribute to their skills and links to modern day specialists who share a passion for wood. Looking ahead, we have our ‘Fun with Fruit and Fungi’ event on Sunday, 15 October which we will tell you a bit more about next month. But meantime, we thought we should also mention our ‘Celtic Samhain, Spooks and Sacrifice’ event on Tuesday, 31 October. This event was listed as one of the best ways to spend Halloween in the Sunday Times Magazine and always sells out so, if you are thinking of coming along, be sure to book your tickets early. We sold our first tickets in April and they will start to sell fast come September!   Our 2017 events programme is supported by Perth and Kinross Council and Rural Perth & Kinross LEADER Programme 2014-2020: The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas. Good to Know - If you have purchased a ticket and gift aided the value to us, your ticket allows you to visit us again for free, even on (non-ticketed) event days! The Centre is open daily until Monday, 30 October between 10 am and 5.30 pm. Please note the earlier closing time of 4 pm on 31 October as the last day of the season. Details of all special events can be found at .  97

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