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The Breadalbane Quair TM

October 2018 - Edition 196



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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The Breadalbane Quair

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Welcome to your October edition of The Breadalbane Quair which is packed full with news from the newly started clubs and groups; including those final few beginning their new season this month. What a wide range of interests we have and with so much to choose from there’s no room for boredom - not even for children who have the Autumn Holiday from Monday, 8 October - Friday, 19 October. The Enchanted Forest, Scotland’s premier sound and light event, takes place throughout October and closes on Sunday, 4 November. This year’s event, Of The Wild, is estimated to bring 80,000 people to Highland Perthshire, and £3 m to the local economy. British Summer Time ends on Sunday, 28 October, so remember to put your clocks back when you go to bed on Saturday…. And finally this month, time for tumshie lanterns and guising - Happy Halloween.

Alistair and Linda Barr

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, at, on 01887 829204 or see Copy Date for the next edition - The copy date for advertisers and organisations to submit an advertisement or article for the November 2018 edition is noon on Friday, 12th October. The Quair Magazines - Between The Atholl Quair and The Breadalbane Quair, we are delighted to deliver, by The Royal Mail, to every home and business in the whole of Highland Perthshire at the start of each month. We also produce The Crieff & Comrie Quair each month. Between the 3 magazines we have a print run of 14,500 every month with around 11,500 copies being delivered directly to homes and businesses throughout Highland Perthshire and Strathearn. Although we are, and always will be, your monthly community magazine, we are also committed to making copies available for visitors to the area each month through our ten prime location, outdoor pick up dispensers which are located in Aberfeldy, Kenmore, Pitlochry, Crieff and Comrie.  This helps to give our visitors a flavour of the area and further supports our Advertisers and Event Organisers. Along with our outdoor dispensers we have copies available each month at various other locations throughout the area. You can see all of our distribution areas and advertising details at

Bobath & RDA join forces at the Thrift Shop - This year the Thrift Shop week for Cerebral Palsy (Bobath) is joining with RDA (Riding for the Disabled), as they were unsuccessful in the ballot for a week. We will be in business during the week beginning Sunday, 7 October - and will be delighted to welcome not only you in your search for treasures in the shop, but also to receive any goods for sale too! There will be a baking table outside the shop on Friday, 12 October so you can stock up the pantry! Larger items can be collected by contacting Alison on 07764 276265/ 01887 829269 or Cecily on 01887 820942. 5

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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.

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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.

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Auto Immune Diseases Support Group

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Member of the British Acupuncture Council Acharn Clinic Altchoaran, Acharn, Aberfeldy, Perthshire, PH15 2HU

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Aberfeldy Health Centre Tigh an Daraich, Aberfeldy, Perthshire, PH15 2BH

Appointments & enquiries to 01887 830242

Gatehouse Nursery Open Tuesfor - Sat 10am Closed the- 4.30pm Winter

1st November `16 - Reopening February `17 • Autumn Bedding Mid Plants Garden Gift Vouchers Available • New Stocks of Ornamental & Fruit Trees Please Phone 01887 820472 • Alpines, Rhododendrons, Herbaceous and Shrubs. National Garden Gift Vouchers Sold & Exchanged Tel: 01887 820472

Free Mindfulness Practice Group

The Wellbeing Support Team in Aberfeldy is providing a Free Mindfulness Practice Group on the first Monday of every month. This is a free practice group for anyone and you don’t need to have prior experience of Mindfulness. This practice group will be hosted by the Wellbeing Support Team in Aberfeldy and led by Catriona McCaw. The practice group will run on the first Monday of every month from 6.30 pm - 8.30 pm in the Breadalbane Community Campus. If you would like to attend, please just turn up at the Campus reception. For further information please contact Heather at HRae@ or phone 01887 822462.

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


Covering All 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 try to help each other handle our many symptoms, getting updates on treatments and hopefully some extra advice. We have periodical speakers, treats etc. We meet on the second Monday of Every Month at Aberfeldy Health Centre from 2 pm - 4 pm. Drop in casually, even just for half an hour and see what we are all about. Dates for 2018 Meetings: Tuesday, 9 October; Monday, 12 November; Monday, 10 December. For any further details or any questions you may have please contact one of us:Elma Page - Mobile 07518 051643/Pageelma@ Gmail.Com, Carol May - 01887 830208 Carol_May@Hotmail.Co.Uk, Liz Stott - 07734 200945/Lizstott01@Gmail.Com

Scottish Wildlife Trust Pitlochry and Highland Perthshire Group

On Monday, 15 October in the Tryst Hall Pitlochry at 7.30 pm Bradley Fairclough from Jacobs will talk about ‘Wildlife and environmental issues in dualling the A9’. For more information contact Richard Horobin richardwhorobin@

Fortingall Fitness - Do you feel unfit and

lack the motivation to do anything about it? Blood pressure a bit high? Well read on….A senior Instructor from Live Active, the Perthshire Sports and Leisure Trust, comes to Molteno Hall, Fortingall every Tuesday morning (excluding bank holidays) to lead a group workout from 10.15 am to 11.15 am. Sessions include a mixture of exercises, including cardio, muscle strengthening and mat work, tailored to meet your needs. At £4.50 per session, why not come along and see if the exercise suits you? Discount is given for a multiple session ticket. Price includes coffee, tea and biscuits afterwards. Come along and feel good about yourself with the bonus of meeting new people. For further information contact Cindy 01887 830293 or just roll up. Community Lunches at The Molteno Hall Fortingall - The community lunches recommence on Wednesday, 10 October and will be on every second Wednesday of the month. Join us for a 2-course lunch and tea/coffee for £6 per person, to book please phone Morag 830322 or Sue 830871 or email The other dates are Wednesdays, 14 November; 12 December; 9 January; 13 February 13 March; 10 April and 8 May. Pitlochry & District U3A - U3A stands for University of the Third Age, a worldwide organisation for people who are no longer in full-time employment, with no lower age for membership. There are hundreds of U3As throughout the UK. Sometimes perhaps people are put off by the “U” part of U3A, thinking that there are formal classes; there are no classes, no teachers, and everything we learn or participate in is organised by ourselves. Don’t be put off by the “3A” part; we are all older than we were but we have experience and skills that we’ve gained during our first and second ages, ready to share.  Our next Whole Group meeting will take place on Wednesday, 17 October at 2 pm in the Atholl Centre, Pitlochry when Strings and Things will play for us. Everyone is welcome, members or not. For more information get in touch with Meg Ross at 01796 483281 or megross@

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Aberfeldy Thrift Shop, Chapel Street, Aberfeldy Date 30 Sept 7 Oct 14 Oct 21 Oct 28 Oct 4 Nov 11 Nov 18 Nov 25 Nov

Name of Group and Lead Manager Highland Perthshire Community Trust - Bill Hoare Cerebral Palsy/RDA - Alison Stewart Biodynamic Garden - Anneke Kraakman Aberfeldy Stay and Play - Mairi McAdam Bring the Smile back to Nepal - Anna Gurung Pitlochry Refuge Group - Alison Buchan Loch Tay 1st Responders - Kate Dott Kenmore Lodge - Jack Ross Mid Atholl Hall - Irene McWilliams

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Ladies Football - Ladies football takes place at 7 pm on Wednesdays at the Breadalbane football pitch, Home Street in Aberfeldy. No experience needed just a willingness to have fun. All ages welcome. For more information contact Jane Carmichael on 07821 729905. 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.

Putting It in Writing - One of Aberfeldy’s well-known residents has recently recalled his wartime experiences whilst serving in the Fleet Air Arm. The publication ‘Memories of 830 and 827 Squadrons’ has been written by Allan H. Thomson. When attending the Wednesday computer session at Horizon Lunch Club, Allan decided to put his newfound skills in word processing to some purpose. And the end result has been a story worth the telling. Long hours of patiently recording a series of exploits where narrow escapes were never very far away has produced the vivid story of a young airman’s exploits during operational training and subsequent action, including daring aerial attacks on the battleship Tirpitz while sheltered in Norwegian fjords. The book, excellently illustrated, is an unassuming, stark account of service in wartime and a reminder of the extraordinary exploits undertaken by some of the senior members within our community. There must be more stories to tell? Allan’s book should be available at Breadalbane Campus Library.

Pitlochry: 01796 472 263 10

Perthshire Branch Friends of Scottish Opera

This group meets once a month or so in the winter, enjoying talks and music relevant to the interest in Opera, and the specific operas being performed in the current season. Meetings are in the Royal George Hotel in Perth, at 2.30 pm on Sunday afternoons. In addition there are jaunts and concerts for the enjoyment of all. Subscribers are encouraged to become Friends of Scottish Opera, but that is not a condition for turning up. Sunday, 7 October - A talk by Louise Welsh and Stuart Macrae. They are the librettist and composer of Arthropocine, a new opera being premiered in Glasgow, Thursday, 24 January, followed by a run in Glasgow Edinburgh and London. They will talk about the creative process, difficulties and delights. Sunday, 4 November - A talk by Caroline Gardner. She is the touring manager at Scottish opera, and will tell us all about the pleasures and problems of touring with singers and a piano! Sunday, 27 January - Andrew MacTaggart, now becoming an established opera singer, having emerged from his first position at Scottish Opera will tell us about his way of life in the opera world. Sunday, 24 February - Michael Downes will give a talk on the opera Katya Kabanova, which is to be performed this season. As an addition, we are to arrange a bus trip to Scottish Opera on Saturday, 9 March, so happily a short time after Michael’s talk. This will be charged separately from the subscription season. Sunday, 24 March - A Concert, again at Birnam Arts. Sue Blaxendale and four colleagues from the brass section of Scottish Opera Orchestra will come and play. We hope to have Donald Maxwell as Narrator. All contacts for tickets or information to or Tel, 01887 840355.

Before you go.....

All of our listed events are published in good faith. However, for a variety of reasons, things can sometimes change. Please always check times and venues of events listed in The Breadalbane Quair before going. We cannot be held liable for any mistakes, typographical or otherwise, by ourselves or changes made by Event Organisers.

erth Showroom: 9 High Street (River End), Perth, PH1 5JS

Contract Bridge in Aberfeldy - Our club meet each Tuesday at 7 pm in the MacDonald

room at the back of Weem Church; we’re grateful to the church for letting us rent the room. We had difficulty thinking of a name; the Wade Bridge was already taken. Thus, the Dummies was formed as a club several years ago. We enjoy bridge, with regular partners playing. The standard is high enough for interest in the game, but, we hope, not so competitive as put people off!! The club is open to all, new players welcome, and tourists who enjoy bridge are made welcome. For more information, contact, or Tel 01887 840355. 11

Aberfeldy Church of Scotland Rev. Neil Glover

Dear friends, What brought you to Breadalbane? Were you born here? Did you come here on a family holiday? Was there a property you saw on a website? Was it work - whisky, forestry? Was there a dream of always living here? What brought you here. Sometimes when ministers talk about moving to a new place, they use some unusual language. They talk about “being called”. “I have been called to Perthshire” they might say; or “I sensed that God was calling me to work with young people”. I am sometimes suspicious of the language of “call”. When ministers who are desperate to get their golf handicap down suddenly receive a call to a Church in St. Andrew’s. Or more troublingly, when an individual with unaddressed pain and self-loathing tries to run away from that, by telling everyone they know they’ve been called to be a minister. Everyone who knows them thinks they’d do a terrible job, but goes along with it because it seems hard to argue with someone who keeps telling you they’ve been called. I’ve a friend who’s recently become a full-time chaplain in the Royal Navy: why did he go? Because he started out as a reserve chaplain, went on a

ship’s tour of the Antarctic, worked serving food in the ship’s galley - loved the conversation in the Mess, felt himself become alive as he talked to the sailors, listened and prayed with them through the challenges and triumphs of their lives; he loved the sea and in all of this, he felt “called”. But here’s the thing: it’s not just professional ministers and priests who are “called”. All of us are. Everyone is “called”. Everyone has a Vocation. A writer called Frederick Buechner once said, we are called to the place where our deep passions intersect with the great needs of the world. Notice that you require both those things: passion and need. I might train passionately to run a marathon faster than I’ve ever run one before. But that’s not a calling. The world doesn’t need me to run my fastest marathon. And you need the passion. We all know people who do jobs where they serve others, but it doesn’t inspire them; and the people they “help” know this. They spot the begrudging, gnarled way that they serve, the bitterness that has crept in and is starting to destroy them. For it to be a calling, there needs to be the passion, the sense that this is what I was made to do. So the question for us all: What makes us passionate? What fires our soul? And where does the world need us? That is call, and the next


question is: “Will you go there?”

Rev. Neil Glover Minister - Church of Scotland: Aberfeldy, Dull & Weem; Grandtully, Logierait & Strathtay Aberfeldy Parish Church is a congregation within the Church of Scotland. We are linked with the congregations of Dull & Weem and Grantully, Logierait & Strathtay, and are part of Dunkeld & Meigle Presbytery. We are a registered Scottish Charity (SC007899).

Arthritis Awareness in Atholl - Arthri-

tis Awareness in Atholl resumed meetings on the first Monday of September. After a short AGM chaired by Hugh Mackintosh when the committee was re-elected and the accounts passed, Helen Stewart, accompanied by her father Eddie, gave an interesting account of how she started up Badvo, Pitlochry’s gin distillery. As a student Helen had worked at Edradour Distillery and became fascinated by the distilling process. At the family farm at Knockbarrie, all the necessary ingredients were to hand, buildings, spring water, juniper AAA bushes and other botanicals so she went ahead and now has a productive distillery, where she bottles and labels and markets her very popular product. Chairman Hugh Mackintosh gave the Vote of Thanks and wished Helen well in her enterprise. The October meeting of AAA is on Monday, 1 October when our President Dr David Cruikshank will give an illustrated talk on “The Political Cartoons of Peter Brooks”. All welcome. Mid Atholl Hall Thrift Shop - Mid Atholl Hall Committee are holding a Thrift Shop in the old church, Chapel Street, Aberfeldy, from Sunday, 25 November Saturday, 1 December. This is in aid of funds to enable us to upgrade the hall car park. Come along and grab a bargain for Christmas! Who knows ladies, you may find that gold lame or sparkly dress in time for your Christmas party!! If you would like to donate to the thrift shop, please either call John Grant on 01796 482589 or email: to arrange where you can leave goods or you can simply bring them along to the shop anytime during the week commencing November 25.

Scotland’s NHS “Challenges with Brexit UK”

Aberfeldy will host a free public event which will be held in Aberfeldy Town Hall on Friday, 26 October at 7 pm for a 7.30 pm start to which you are invited. In discussion with Dr. Philippa Whitford MP and Breast Surgeon, there will be a question and answer session where you can ask about one of the most important services in this country today. How will Brexit change the Scottish NHS? How will rural Scotland fair afterwards? Come along and join us for the evening, bar and light refreshments will be made available. Have a chat with others concerned about our NHS. Alan Brown will entertain you during the event. Organised by YESAberfeldy Twitter Address: YesAberfeldy@YesAberfeldy

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 Please call 07969 386 & 725 Kinesiology for dietary allergy problems Exclusively Highland Available by appointment only Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and Member of The Society of Chiropodists And Podiatrists at Blair Castle Member of Offizone, Kenmore Street, Aberfeldy Christmas Craft & Food Fair takes place on British Chiropractic Tel: 07808 223 960 (01887 820050 out of hours) Association Friday, 2, Saturday, 3 and Sunday, 4 No-

vember when Exclusively Highlands presents 50 of their finest art, craft and food producers gathering in the Grand Ballroom and the Banvie Hall of Blair Castle. A wonderful opportunity to see a wide range of  unique crafts and the finest foods all lovingly handmade in Scotland.  The Castle will be beautifully dressed for Christmas, the restaurant  loaded with a full range of tempting delights and with ample parking it’s by far the nicest way to start your Christmas shopping. Entrance to the Craft Fair is £3. Looking for a Venue? Are you looking for somewhere to hold a dance/concert/coffee morning or family party? Mid Atholl Hall in Ballinluig, situated next to the A9 with its own car parking spaces, is the ideal location for your needs. Excellent floor for a ceilidh with full kitchen facilities. We also have smaller rooms for meetings etc. The hall also has male and female shower facilities if you require to use it for a sporting event. Interested? Contact John Grant on 01796 482589 or email: who will advise you of rates etc.

Foot Care At Home

Joanne Taylor BSc(Hons) MChS WALTON KILGOUR

CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS Podiatrist / Chiropodist 30 Bonnethill Road, Pitlochry, PH16 5BS

Please call 07969 386 725 Supporting Business in Highland 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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contact Peter Miller for quality design service to meet your building needs Podiatrist / Chiropodist with free initial consultation + ZERO VAT on standard discounted fees

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

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Hockey Success - Claire Thompson of Killin recently returned

Stocks of Gravel, Chips, Sand, Bark, Topsoil, Salt and Cement all available in our yard. Calor gas is also available behind the general office. You can order by phone by calling our usual number 01887 820022. We are still providing a Ready Mixed concrete service throughout our normal operating area Langley Centre, Dunkeld Road, Aberfeldy, PH15 2AQ Tel: 01887 820 022

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from Exin Hockey Masters World Cup in Spain with Bronze Medal for Scotland O55 Team. Claire has been using her experience and skills to help coach Highland Perthshire Hockey Club, along with local Tina Logan who started the hockey club, for the last 4 years. The children from P6 to S6 of Breadalbane and Pitlochry schools, meet on a Wednesday after school on the AstroTurf at Breadalbane. All welcome. This gave her the bug to play hockey again. Claire had been in the U21 indoor squad before a serious injury stopped her hockey. After a few decades away from hockey an opportunity to play, and a comment from the umpire last year that she was good enough for Masters, planted the seed and she attended trials to be selected for Scotland at her first try. Claire has spent the months doing fitness and attending training sessions in the sunshine which helped acclimatise for the high temperatures in Terrassa, Barcelona. The biggest hockey tournament with 132 teams from 31 countries competing over all the age groups.  After the first round, 4 teams were through to the next stage including Scotland. Claire’s team were unlucky in the next round as they had the same points as Australia who went through on an outfield goal over a short corner to compete for the gold. Claire also won an award for her performance throughout the tournament.  Claire also played in the Home Internationals at Swansea in June where the team came second.  Claire also played Masters Squash for Scotland in May which she has been doing this on and off for 17 years - there the team were second and Claire won all her games. Proudly representing her country at two sports in one year is quite a feat and Claire is so proud and pleased to have returned to hockey. Dunkeld & Birnam Autumn Art & Crafts Fair - Dunkeld & Birnam Autumn Art & Crafts Fair takes place on Saturday, 6 and Sunday, 7 October in The Drill Hall, The Cross, Dunkeld from 10 am to 5 pm each day. Demonstrations include chair recaning and woodcarving. New exhibitors Seaglass jewellery and amazing cushions and homeware. Entry is free. Gallery 2 Craft Fair - Gallery 2 Craft Fair takes place in The Atholl Centre (behind the Baptist Church) on Saturday, 13 October from 10 am to 5 pm. Demonstrations. Entry is free.

Pitlochry Curling Club Needs You Summer is almost over and winter almost around the corner. Time to think of a nice warming pursuit with like-minded folks - yes, Curling! We are urgently looking for new members to join us for a relaxed fun afternoon of curling. We are a mixed group of varying ages who take to the ice at Perth on Wednesday afternoons from 12.30 pm onwards (starting beginning of October). Carpooling arrangements can be available to ease transport to and from the venue. Why not join us? Please contact Jim Wilson at email :, tel : 01887 829096. Aberfeldy Move2Improve - Work is now well underway on Phase 2 of our Lower Birks project. The Reflection Garden situated behind the Aberfeldy War Memorial should be completed well before the centenary of the end of the First World War this year. The garden, with grass area and planted with shrubs and heathers, is intended to provide an area where visitors can sit in quiet contemplation on seats from the David Ogilvie “Lest we Forget” range. The garden is the only one in Perth and Kinross awarded the “Centenary Fields in Trust” accreditation. We would like to thank Awards for All for their grant, Aberfeldy Community Council for their Micro Grant, the Co-op Community Fund and Aberfeldy & District Rotary Club who donated one of the benches. Once again this year we had twenty-four gardens entered for our Flower Power Garden Competition. The judges from Dunkeld in Bloom had no easy task in deciding the category winners. The winners are photographed below with their trophies at the prizegiving in the Lesser Town Hall. Our thanks to all who took part and in particular the judges. Prize Winners 2018: Category 1 - Best Kept Resident’s Garden; King Shield; Alex Harrison Category 2 - Best Container Garden; Cathy Ross Shield; Ms Valerie McMinn Category 3 - Best Kept Hotel/Commercial Premises; Moness Trophy; Dalweem Category 4 - Best Kept Guest House/B&B; Wade Cup; Ms Anne Walls Category 5 - Pensioners Cup; Alex Murray Rosebowl; Mrs Margaret Cleare Category 6 - Best Planted Hanging Basket; Mary McWilliam Memorial Rosebowl; Mrs Cynthia Butters Category 7 - Best Newcomer; W&R Leszke Cup; Aberfeldy Parish Church A sincere thank you to all who supported our Tombola Stall at the Aberfeldy Show and the volunteers who manned it when a sum in excess of £400 was raised. The Basil Death Trust - The Basil Death Trust has now been operating for nearly two years and over that period has given grants of over £100,000 to local organisations and groups. Whilst the trust does not fund individuals, it can make meaningful grants of up to £3,000 per group on an annual basis. Do have a look at and the feedback page, which gives an idea of the types of organisations that have been supported. The application forms are on the website and are simple to complete. The next round of awards takes place in September, but the sooner you can submit, the better. If you want further information, please contact William Jackson, Chairman, wnj@ Made in Perthshire

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We are very pleased to introduce Macintyre Wealth Management Ltd to the Aberfeldy and Pitlochry community. We are a small local business, offering friendly, professional financial advice from a highly experienced team. Our clients are all unique, which is why we offer a bespoke service, tailored to your needs. Whether your financial affairs are simple, or highly complex, we can help. We have a breadth and depth of experience in the business and have access to the wider resource and specialists of St. James’s Place. We can come and visit you, at your convenience, to help us to understand your current position and future goals, before creating a personal financial plan and tailored advice for you. For clients who would prefer to meet in the central belt, we also have access to offices in Edinburgh and Linlithgow. Our Director, Andrew Macintyre, is a Chartered Financial Planner and can offer advice on all areas of financial planning for individuals, companies and Trustees. He is highly experienced in pension planning and Inheritance Tax planning, Later Life Planning and advising Trustees and Charities on investment management. He has relocated back to rural Highland Perthshire with his family, after 2 decades of working in senior roles in financial services and investment management. Please contact us on 01882 634368 for a no obligation initial consultation, or visit our website, for more information about us and how we can help you. Macintyre Wealth Management represents only St. James’s Place Wealth Management plc (which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority) for the purpose of advising solely on the Group’s wealth management products and services, more details of which are set out on the Group’s website at

The Big Shed - There’s a yoga class with Emma Burtles every Friday

from 10.30 am till 12 pm. The class costs £6 and there’s no need to book. On Sunday, 25 November at 7.30 pm, Perth-based duo Plaid Song, Syd House and Nicola Cowmeadow will perform the songs of Caroline Oliphant, better known as Lady Nairne, (1766 - 1845) and tell the story of her remarkable life. Lady Nairne was a Jacobite and a contemporary of Robert Burns. She wrote many of Scotland’s best known songs including “Charlie is My Darling”, “The Rowan Tree”, “Will Ye No’ Come Back Again”, “Caller Herrin’ ” and “The Hundred Pipers”. Tickets are £10 on the door. If you missed their concert at Castle Menzies in the summer, this is your chance to catch them. Later in the year, on Wednesday, 5 December at 7.30 pm, audiences can look forward to a return visit from piper Fred Morrison. Tickets are £12. Fred will be running a low whistle workshop that afternoon. Let us know if you’re interested. Remember to BYOB. Tea, coffee and soft drinks will be available The Big Shed is at Tombreck 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. and, tel 07508 645453 Heartland Film Society at the Birks Cinema - Sunday, 14 October 6 pm - After the Storm. Shinoda writes detective fiction, and earns a living as a seedy private detective. He’s divorced, loves his son and yearns for his ex-wife …but his gambling means he fails to keep up with his child support payments plus he’s back living with his mum. A story of bittersweet regrets and acceptance of life’s disappointments. Koreeda’s film making is full of “intelligence and delicacy, wit and understated humanity” 2017 Japan 118 min Cert PG Dir: Hirokazu Koreeda. Information and online booking or phone 01887 822845. Dates for your diary - Friday, 16 to Sunday, 18 November: ‘Animal Tales’ Aberfeldy Film Festival, Palme Dewar and Young Indies Short Film Competitions plus lots of other exciting events. Anyone is welcome to HFS screenings. Become a member any time for just £10/£5 for 15-18-year olds 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. Dunkeld and District Strathspey and Reel Society We practice every Monday evening in the Royal School of Dunkeld between 7.30 pm and 9.30 pm. We are a friendly, enthusiastic orchestra and welcome players of all levels of ability who are keen to learn and play Scottish Traditional Music. Led by Sheona Glenville Sutherland and tutored/conducted by Pete Clark we would be pleased to provide a concert for your group. If you would like to join us or wish to book our group please contact our secretary - Duncan Thomson - telephone 07531 520476


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Perth & Kinross Council’s Childcare Strategy Team works with people who are considering childminding as a career by running free introductory sessions and pre-registration training courses as well as offering start-up grants and ongoing support. Morning and evening introductory sessions are being offered on Wednesday, 7 November. Pre-registration courses will follow in Wednesday, 21 and 28 November, 9.30 am - 4.30 pm. A crèche can be provided for the daytime sessions if required. Families in some parts of Perth & Kinross have told the Childcare and Family Information Service that they would use a local childminder - if only there was one available!  The team is, therefore, particularly keen to hear from people in any of the following areas who might be interested in becoming a childminder: * Auchterarder ; Braco; Blackford; Greenloaning * Crieff ; Comrie * Aberfeldy; Birnam ; Blair Atholl; Grandtully ; Pitlochry Please contact the Childcare Strategy Team Tel 01738 472350 or Email uk to find out more about what childminding involves or see for further details. Aberfeldy Community Choir - October’s a dead month. Sun and the summer have gone, the trees are bare and as the month ends, the door shuts firmly on autumn as the clocks change. But you don’t have to sit there whistling wistfully in the semi dark while the goggle box rots your brain. Out there in the darkness there’s fun and exercise to be had. Exchange sedentary whistling in the dark for an evening of joyful collective sound with the Aberfeldy Community Choir. It doesn’t matter if you haven’t sung in a choir before, we don’t have auditions and Jane our Conductor will give you a warm welcome. We sing sometimes in unison, sometimes in harmony, but always for pleasure. We meet every Monday evening in Breadalbane Campus from 7.30 pm. Through the main doors, turn right and follow the sound of singing.

Vale of Atholl Pipe Band - Well, the

summer season is over, but what a tremendous year. The weather was fantastic and we had a great Highland Night season with only two indoors. Thanks again everyone for all your help, it is one of the main fundraisers for the band. Pitlochry Games day was exceptional, with the weather, the crowd and just the whole atmosphere from start to finish. We were delighted to win the pipe band parade and also very happy with our two, third places in Grade 3 and Grade 4. Our tombola stall was also very busy all day, with parents and young band members working away hard and raising a magnificent £1,000. I would just like to say a big “Thank You” to the organisers of Pitlochry Games who do a tremendous job! We played at a very atmospheric “Beat Retreat” at Kinross House on September 1 with the mist coming in from Loch Leven and we marched through the mist under floodlights, then the floodlights went off and the polytechnic fountains came on during Highland Cathedral. Just brilliant! We also did Beat Retreats in September at the Britannia and Scone Palace. We’re looking forward to a slightly quieter October where we’ve only got Beat Retreats at the Britannia and the National Museum of Scotland. Band Practices start again this month, where all the new music is selected and lead drummers have to then write all the drum scores to the tunes, so there’s lots of work going on behind closed doors!! Practices are back in Pitlochry High School every Tuesday night at 6 pm and this year Pipe Major Ross MacNaughton from the Grade 4 band is organising a lot of training and workshops. We have chanter classes, tenor and snare drum classes and also drum major classes, so if you’re interested in trying any of these (from Primary 3 upwards), just pop along to the school at 6 pm or give me a phone, text or e-mail. Gillie McNab 07733 152223

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Our autumn riding sessions began again in August with the start of the academic year and we are pleased to have 2 new riders coming from Pitlochry which brings our total of riders on Monday mornings to 10. We have had visits from two County Coaches the first one authorizing a new trainee coach who will be an enormous asset to the group. The second visitor came to assess our riders with brilliant results. Grade 3 Riding was awarded to two riders, Grade 3 Horse Care to one rider and Grade 2 Riding and Horse Care to two riders. She was very impressed with their preparation for the tests. On the fundraising side we had a hugely successful two days at the Aberfeldy Show where we made £553.73. The second hand tack proved to be very popular and we hope we may run it again next year. We were delighted but extremely surprised to win 2nd best Trade Stand!! The raffle which has been ongoing since the beginning of May was drawn on the Sunday at the Blair Castle International Horse Trials in the pouring rain and the final total was £863.30. Many thanks to so many who bought tickets. Our final effort for the year will be at the Aberfeldy Thrift shop for the week starting Sunday, 7 October which we are sharing with the charity for Cerebral Palsy. We really would welcome some more younger volunteers who are able to run short distances. Experience with horses is not essential though it obviously helps. Watching the riders progress not only with their riding but with their social and communicating skills is so rewarding. If you would like to know more please contact Jennifer Valentine on 01796 474444.

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The new season of events starts on Wednesday, 17 October at 7.30 pm in the Lesser Town Hall, Aberfeldy with “A Taste of Herbs” a fun evening to try out your taste buds to see if you can identify the mystery culinary herb. All welcome. Membership subscription £15. For further information contact Susan Craik Tel: 01887 829290 or Cath McGregor Tel: 01887 830234.

Just Wheels Gets Christmassy - Just

Wheels is a small charity which is raising money for wheelchairs for people with disabilities in Tanzania and Malawi. The charity was started by Aberfeldy local, Emma Burtles, and has local support on our board and fundraising. Emma used to work with disabled people in Tanzania but really only realised how important having a well fitted wheelchair was when she had a disabled son of her own. Life actually cannot be much harder for disabled people in Tanzania, often facing poverty, poor health and discrimination as well as a lack of ability to access education or employment. She set out to do something about it and Just Wheels was born. It costs around £230 to make and support a well fitted wheelchair. We are currently working in a remote town called Tabora in the west of Tanzania and we aim to provide 100 wheelchairs to people with disabilities there, as well as support the development of a clinic and workshop. Can you help? If you would like more information please go to our website  or contact Or come and join us on a Santa Run on Saturday, 15 December. All funds raised will go directly to buy wheelchairs. More information to follow. Let’s Talk Transport - Rural Wisdom are hosting a drop-in event with the Public Transport Unit at Perth and Kinross Council on transport in the Highland Perthshire area. The event is on Tuesday, 30 October from 2 pm - 6 pm at Breadalbane Community Library, Breadalbane Community Campus, Aberfeldy, PH15 2DU. Workshops by Perth Citizen Advice Bureau, Housing Options Scotland and the Perth and Kinross Council Tenants Association and others. Meet organisations who can help with transport in the area for a chat over coffee. There will be a newsletter on transport printed and distributed before the event. It will be available online at If you would like to chat about transport before the event and for more information, please contact Jill Davies on 07591 203720 or drop me an email at

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Aberfeldy & District Rotary Club

parents, have taken on the role of Joint Chairs Badger in Tay Forest Park - Deep of the Parent Council and will be writing to within Tay Forest Park, a Eurasian badger parents shortly with a Parent Council News- (often also called ‘brock’, ‘pate’ or ‘brochlach’ letter setting out plans for the year ahead and in Gaelic) emerges from its sett beneath a with an invitation for one and all to have their huge oak, unusually early at around 6 pm in say and get involved.  late August - and in doing so reveals himself Lyndsey and Eleanor have lots of exciting in bright sunlight. Usually strictly nocturnal events happening (a Halloween party for All or crepuscular, he is tempted above ground primary, in partnership with the Library and the so early by virtue of his secluded location in growing second-hand uniform sale) plus im- Highland Perthshire and the very warm temportant topics already being discussed such as peratures this summer. He is used to consorting road safety and communication). with foxes and tawny owls but on this evening Eleanor and Lyndsey are seeking Senior Par- in particular, several jays join the party which ents to support them in the role by providing a offers acorns, a favourite of both the bird and voice for issues and progression projects in the the badger. Colin Macintosh Senior school and welcome All parents to contribute in any way possible, whether popping to a meeting, helping with fundraising or emailing us with views and suggestions for topics...... lots of ways to get involved. If you’d be interested in helping or would like to be added to the PC email group then please do get in touch at Dates for your diary.... (All PC meetings 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm at Breadalbane Academy) Wednesday, 3 October - Primary Focus, Friday, 2 November - Halloween party for All Primary, Tuesday, 20 November - Senior Focus, Guide Dogs for the Blind - The AbThursday, 29 November - Fundraiser Pub erfeldy branch is continuing to collect used postage stamps and foreign coins. Quiz at the Chraggs, Wednesday, 30 January Please can you ensure there is a small -Whole School, Thursday, 28 February TBC  Breadalbane Academy margin of envelope/paper around the Wednesday, 24 April – TBC, Sunday, 12 Parent Council edge of the stamps. Saturday, 18 May - Parent Council take over These can be dropped into The Locus The Parent Council is a non-profit mak- of the Thrift Shop, Tuesday, 21 May - Whole Centre, The Square, Aberfeldy. ing group supporting the school’s operations School by representing parents, through the school’s Residential senior management team.  We are seeking to & Commercial support the school in many ways including; Window Cleaning in its work with pupils, representing the views of parents and increasing their involvement in school activity, organising fundraising activities • State of the Art Heatwave Hot Water Wash System (up to 63ft) for projects such as equipment and playground • Solar panel Cleaning - Keeping them clean increases your solar yield development and increasing communication • All types of Pressure Washing - roofs, driveways etc. between pupils, school, parents and com• No Job Too Big or Small • Contracts Welcome Schools, Hotels etc. munity. At the end of last term, after two great years • Fully Licensed & Insured + Disclosure Scotland as chair,  Emma Burtles stepped down from • Free Estimates and Advice • Aberfeldy Based the role and we thank Emma for her commitRubbish removal - From 1 item to a trailer load. ment, continuous hard work and fundraising Box Trailer Rental - 1 braked - 2 Tonne, 1 unbraked - 750kg - which ended in style with the very successful evening of music and poetry. Eleanor Laurie and Lyndsey Hurley, Breadalbane Primary Citizen of The Year 2017/18 - Please send recommendations for candidates living in Aberfeldy and District by Wednesday, 31 October to the Club Secretary at Rotary 200 Club - Prize money of £250 is won each month with an additional £1,000 prize drawn twice a year, if you would like to join the 200 Club contact Peter Hobbs for an application form All proceeds from the 200 Club go to charities and good causes. Winners for July are: Mr MacDougall £25, Mrs Duff £25, Mrs Broadbent £50, Mrs Duncan £50 and Mr Moncrieff £100. Major events 2018 - Major events this year included the annual Fun Walk (in May) and the Highland Perthshire Marathon (in September) raising funds for good causes and local charities including Prostate Scotland. A Car Boot Sale (in March) and the Thrift Shop (in May) helped raise funds for the Village Water charity, for provision of a water supply to a community in Zambia. Aberfeldy and District Rotary Club’s main purpose is to help in the community and give help to local organisations/individuals, charities both national and international. If you have an interest to find out more about Rotary please contact peter_donaldson@


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Highland Perthshire Marathon

Aberfeldy and District Rotary Club organises several fundraising activities each year but by far the largest in terms of organisational challenge and fundraising potential is the Highland Perthshire Marathon, Half-Marathon and Cycle Sportive. The event was held on September 1 for the sixth successive year and saw a record 609 entrants signed up to compete in one of the four events. As before, entries came from all round the UK and further afield. According to feedback, they find the HPM well-run and friendly; they enjoy the scenery and the catering; and they love the finale: a knees-up with the Alba Ceilidh Band. This event involves careful planning and work on a scale beyond the club’s own resources; we depend on volunteers from the community for support in tasks such as marshalling and manning water stations and we receive essential support both financially and in kind from many sponsors - all listed on our website. Details of the results can be found at www. Over the past five years this event has raised circa £70,000 for distribution to charities and good causes - local, national and overseas. Further sums are raised each year by competitors supporting their own charities. This year’s event, run yet again in favourable weather, has raised about £10k, all of which will go to deserving causes. Rotary organise this event but it is the support of the community and sponsors that makes it possible. We thank them for their essential support and trust they will continue to help in years to come. Putting Green - On a smaller scale the Club hosted a putting competition and BBQ ably manned by Alison Steele to raise funds for the Putting Green - an amenity appreciated by townsfolk and visitors alike. Some ladies showed unsuspected talent but the winner was the same old crocodile as last year. Citizen of the Year 2017/18 - Please send recommendations for candidates living in Aberfeldy and District, by Wednesday, 31 October to the Club Secretary at





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Councillor John Duff

Perth & Kinross Council - Highland Ward - Conservative

Armistice Day next month marks the Centenary of the day fighting ended in the Great War and various commemoration ceremonies and events will take place to mark the occasion. Poppyscotland will be raising awareness of the Scottish Poppy Appeal with its Light Up Red campaign which will see iconic buildings, landmarks and structures floodlit in red as Remembrance Day approaches. Hopefully, various Highland Perthshire locations, including the Black Watch monument, will participate in tribute to those who died during World War 1 and since. Phase Two of the School Estates Review initiated by the previous administration has commenced and this phase includes a review of Pitlochry High School and Logierait and Grandtully Primary Schools. These schools are under review due to the condition of the building and/or the occupancy rate being under 60% of its capacity. Drop-in sessions will be organised at these schools allowing parents and interested parties to have their views recorded on a list of options and I would encourage everyone interested in these schools to go along and make their views heard. Many Parent Councils struggle to get parents to take an active part in the governance of their children’s school. If you have a child at school and want to get more involved with your parent council, contact the school or get in touch and I will pass on your details. I recently attended an event to gauge support for making Aberfeldy a Dementia Friendly town. The event was well attended with excellent speakers and discussion sessions and there was much support from the floor to make this happen. Over 90,000 people in Scotland now have dementia and the numbers are growing. This initiative is aimed at helping those with the condition and their carers to feel supported, safe and included in our society. I commend its objectives and hope that residents, businesses and organisations give it their support. Health provision in the area continues to be of concern to a great many of you with the shortage of nurses and other health professionals impacting on the ability to get the four bed unit at Dalweem up and running, the Minor Injury and Illness Unit at Pitlochry operating on reduced hours and, occasionally, having to close and the reorganisation of Accident and Emergency Services at Perth Royal Infirmary. Together with Murdo Fraser, MSP, we will continue to engage with NHS Tayside to ensure residents in Highland Perthshire get the medical service they deserve. As always, I would be delighted to hear from constituents on any matter and can be contacted on, Office Tel: 01738 475095 or Mobile: 07826 908542.

Aberfeldy RFC - Aberfeldy RFC had a good season last year and has made a good start in the new season, starting with a hard won victory vs Stobwell RFC. If we are to continue our winning ways we need your support as a player or social member. Please join us or renew your membership at: All welcome. Details of our matches are available on our website and Facebook page. We would welcome your support at out matches, especially at home games at Kenmore. Calling Quilters Young or Old - Come along and join our lively fun filled sessions. All welcome. We have experienced and non experienced members within our group. Our next venture is making a Linus quilt. Why not come along and find out more? Tea and coffee are provided. We meet at Aberfeldy Parish Church every Thursday from 11 am to 3 pm. Contact Jane: 077716 41390 or Annette: 07736 384035. See all of our advertising details at t 28

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Come along and visit our fabric sale

Extensive ranges of fabric wool, linen, Cotton, Sheers & Silk in Tartans, Plaids,Patterns, Stripes and Plains Woven in our Mill In Keith this is an ideal Opportunity for the Tailor, Seamstress, home decorator or to buy a present for yourself or as a gift from our selection of Throws & Scarves Thursday 11th & Friday 12th October Thursday 8th & Friday 9th November Thursday 6th & Friday 7th December 10:00am - 4:00pm Towerhouse, Ruthvenfield Road Inveralmond Ind Estate, Perth, PH1 3UN Phone 01738 609000 Email -

I recently welcomed news that visits and spending by overseas tourists in Scotland have risen to the highest ever recorded level. The figures released by the Office of National Statistics (ONS), showed the number of overseas tourists visiting Scotland rose by 16.9% to 3.2 million, while expenditure increased by 23% to £2.3 billion. These increases were significantly higher than the UK as a whole. Across Tayside, meanwhile, the number of visitors rose from 219,000 in 2016 to 252,000 in 2017 - an increase of 15%. Spending, meanwhile, increased from £69 million in 2016 to £116 million in 2017 - an incredible rise of 68%. These are a magnificent set of figures that clearly show Scotland’s appeal to people around the world. By far outstripping the growth of other parts of the UK, Scotland is clearly demonstrating its potential on the global stage. Tourism is one of our most important industries, employing 207,000 people, creating jobs, supporting the local economy and building on our strong international reputation. The figures show that our bold, forward-thinking strategy of promoting Scotland is paying rich dividends. Of course, Highland Perthshire is a key player in the tourism sector locally. I was pleased to support the efforts of Pitlochry Festival Theatre to be recognised as the UK’s Most Welcoming Theatre 2018. The award sees over 160 theatres from across the UK vying for the honour. Pitlochry Festival Theatre has a strong pedigree in the competition, having been voted national winner for Scotland for the past three years. As a long-term supporter of the theatre, I know first-hand what a wonderful facility it is and how hard those involved work to make sure that it is a place for everyone to feel welcome and comfortable. Pitlochry Festival Theatre is a place for everyone and the theatre staff make sure that that everyone is welcome in this special place. At the time of writing, the outcome of the vote is not known, but I am keeping my fingers crossed for a successful result. People across Scotland who want to build their own homes will be able to apply to a £4 million self-build loan fund. I know that it can be tough to secure funding and get the right advice, which is why the Scottish Government has set up the fund to help those that need to access finance. The fund is now open for applications and I want to see people across Perthshire apply and make full use of this fund. The Highland Small Communities Housing Trust will administer the fund on behalf of the Scottish Government. Loans are available for eligible urban or rural self-builders who are unable to access standard bank lending to support build completion, allowing access to a traditional mortgage which is used to repay loan. Further information is available at I will be holding surgeries in Highland Perthshire on Friday, 12 October in the following venues: Locus Centre, Aberfeldy, 11 am- 12 noon; The Atholl Centre, Pitlochry, 3 pm - 4 pm; Birnam Arts Centre, 4.30 pm - 5.30 pm. To make an appointment, or contact me, email john.swinney., call 01250 876576 or write to 17-19 Leslie Street, Blairgowrie, PH10 6AH.

Blair Atholl & Struan linked with Braes of Rannoch and Foss & Rannoch

Interim Moderator: The Rev Grace Steele email: Session Clerk Blair Atholl & Struan - Harold Ingram 01796 481275; Session Clerk Braes of Rannoch - Miss A M Philips 01882 633228; Session Clerk Foss & Rannoch - Robert and Elizabeth Anderson 01882 632272 Morning Worship 11.15 am Blair Atholl; 9.45 am Braes of Rannoch; 11.30 am Foss & Rannoch Coffee Corner meets every Thursday in the Church Hall, Blair Atholl from 10 am till 12 noon with a short time of Worship at 11 am. All are welcome. Tea, coffee and biscuits are served in all three Churches at the close of worship. All are welcome. 30


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Murdo Fraser MSP

Mid Scotland & Fife Regional Member - Conservative

In early September I was pleased to see the UK Government announce a new visa pilot for seasonal farm workers. This year, Perthshire fruit growers have faced issues attracting seasonal berry pickers and it has become increasingly clear that greater flexibility is required to attract labour to the area. However, it’s not just farmers who have been calling for the Government to take action. My Conservative Colleague and MP for Angus, Kirstene Hair, has been pressing for a new visa along the lines of this proposal and I am sure farmers across the region will be pleased that her hard work has paid off. The new visa will give around 2,500 workers, from out-with the EU, the opportunity to work in the UK for 6 months in the agriculture industry. Fruit farming is incredibly important to the economy and this new visa scheme will hopefully prevent another year where farmers have struggled to find labour. Many readers will no doubt have watched in horror the findings of a recent BBC Scotland documentary on surgical practices at NHS Tayside. As a result of these new revelations, I questioned the Health Minister on what support was being offered to patients and whether St Andrew’s House would support an independent inquiry into Professor Sam Eljamel, the surgeon accused of botching these operations. Obviously, as this is a live legal matter, the Scottish Government was limited in their response but I was pleased that it was being given due consideration by those in charge. Patients need answers about what happened to them and a full independent inquiry is the least they deserve. As Parliament made its way back from recess I was delighted to support an event hosted by the Scottish Traditional Building Forum in Perth and Holyrood. During my visit I was able to try my hand at four different trades - stonemasonry, joinery, decorating and roof slating. Across, Highland Perthshire we have a number of Victorian buildings that require maintenance and without the right skills mix this becomes more difficult. In addition to letting MSPs have a go at a trade the event is designed to give school pupils a flavour of opportunities in the industry. Ensuring the next generation is coming through is incredibly important and I was pleased to see so many students from Perth and Kinross show an interest in the industry. As ever Murdo appreciates the feedback of constituents and can be contacted at the Control Tower, Perth Airport, Scone, PH2 6PL or via email at or via telephone at 01738 553990. Tay and Lyon Churches Guild - The strategy for the next three years is “One Journey, Many Roads” with the theme for 2018/19 being “Seeking the Way”. This year the National Guild is celebrating the fact that 2018 is the “Year of Young People” and their chosen project partners seek to support young people both at home and abroad. Taking a lead from this, our first meeting is a talk about the work of the Abernethy Trust. The meeting will be held in the Kenmore Hotel commencing at 7.30 pm. All are welcome, whether members or not. Hope to see you there! The syllabus for 2018-2019 - Meetings take place in the Kenmore Hotel commencing at 7.30 pm, unless otherwise mentioned. Wednesday, 3 October - The Seema Project (Free to Live Trust) Wednesday, 7 November - A Visit from Father Edward Vella Wednesday, 5 December - The Work of the Royal Highland Educational Trust (Sandy Thomson) The Annual Guild Christmas Lunch will take place on Friday, 14 December at 12 pm for 12.30 pm. The 2019 meetings begin on Wednesday, 6 February with a fork supper at 5 pm for 5.30 pm, followed by a talk by Jill Davies from Rural Wisdom. The AGM will take place on Wednesday, 6 March, when we will also learn some chair based Tai Chi. 33

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• Routine Chiropody • Walking/Running Injuries • Foot and Ankle Disorders • Orthotic/Insole Manufacturer CLINIC AT OFFIZONE KENMORE STREET ABERFELDY, PH15 2BL TEL: 07932 725211 Member of The British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine

Town Hall and Locus Centre If you are going to require facilities at the Town Hall or Locus Centre in the run up to Christmas please get your bookings in early, as the diary

is filling up. Community Information Centre - We are still waiting for information from accommodation providers to assist in our service provision. Any information on local walks which can be copied would be useful as a lot of our enquiries relate to this tourist activity. Locus Centre - The steeple will soon be back in a safe shape. We have funding in place to carry out the necessary work thanks to the Griffin & Calliachar Community Fund, and Historic Environment Scotland. Any enquiries as usual to 829187 or admin@

Local Schools

Breadlabane Academy Reception 01887 822300 Breadalbane Community Campus 01887 822400 Grandtully Primary 01887 822499 Glenlyon Primary 01887 866223 Kenmore Primary 01887 822430

Other Local Numbers Aberfeldy Cottage Hospital Anderson Dentistry infinity blu Dental Aberfeldy Optician Locus Centre Heartland Vet Services

01887 820314 01887 820441 01796 470001 01887 829756 01887 829187 01887 820771

Aberfeldy & Kinloch Rannoch Medical Practice Aberfeldy Health Centre

Tigh an Daraich, Taybridge Road Aberfeldy, PH15 2BH Tel: 01887 820366 Repeat Prescription Line: 01887 829743 Opening Hours - 8. am - 6 pm, Monday to Friday Please check hours for bank and public holidays

Aberfeldy & Kinloch Rannoch Medical Practice

Kinloch Rannoch, PH16 5PR Tel: 01882 632216 Appointments only Monday - Friday 9 am-10.15 am, 2 pm - 2.45 pm and 4 pm - 5.30 pm For appointments phone reception

Aberfeldy Registrar of Births, Deaths & Marriages

by appointment only - 01887 822459

Pitlochry Community Hospital

Ferry Road, Pitlochry , PH16 5FG Tel. 01796 472052 Visiting Hours GP Unit: 2 pm - 4.30 pm and 6 pm - 8 pm. Atholl Unit: MIIU open 9 am - 9 pm 7 days a week. Phone NHS 24 on 111 for appointment Aberfeldy Post Office Tel: 01887 820400 Kenmore Post Office Tel: 01887 830200 Strathtay Post Office - Tel: 01887 840203

Heartland FM - "The Voice of Highland Perthshire" 97.5 & 106.6 FM DAB and listen online,

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NHS 24 - NHS 24 is a confidential out of

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 reopens 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. Perth Citizens Advice Bureau - Perth CAB continues to provide its full advice service in Pitlochry. Experienced advisers have access to the full national information system on a laptop computer and can offer all the backup of the main bureau at 7 Atholl Crescent, Perth. All enquiries are treated completely confidentially. Pitlochry Outreach, Second and Fourth Wednesday of the Month - Pitlochry Community Hospital, Ferry Road, from 10am till 12pm - 10am - 12 noon. All of the dates are drop in surgeries no appointment is necessary.

Breadalbane Politicians

Member of Scottish Parliament - North Tayside John Swinney MSP 01250 876576 Member of Parliament - Perth & North Perthshire Pete Wishart MP 01250 876576 Local Councillors - Highland Ward Xander McDade 01738 475000 Mike Williamson 07810 814495 John Duff 01738 475075

Aberfeldy Recycling Centre Dunkeld Road Open All Year

Tuesday & Thursday 9 am - 7 pm Saturday & Sunday 10 am - 5 pm

Chemists and Pharmacies

Royal Bank of Scotland Mobile Bank To make an appointment in any

Please note all times are approximate and can vary depending on tourist traffic which can • Housing & Community Safety • increase travelling time. The service does not operate on Bank Holidays. If a mobile branch Pitlochry Area Office hasn’t arrived at its destination it could be 26/28 Atholl Road, Pitlochry, PH16 5BX Opening hours are as follows: Mon 8.45 am - 12.30 delayed due to a number of reasons including pm and 1.30 pm - 5 pm, Tues 8.45 am - 12.30 pm mechanical failure, adverse weather or traffic and 1.30 pm - 5 pm Wed Closed, Thurs Closed, Fri delays.

Davidsons Chemist

Tel: 01887 820324

8.45 am - 12.30 pm and 1.30 pm - 5 pm. Appointments can be made with us by calling us on 01738 476000 (option 2). Registration of Births, Deaths and Marriages Tel: (01796) 474645 Monday to Friday: by appointment This Council office will not open until 11 am on the first Thursday of every month.

Breadalbane Community Library Monday - Closed Tuesday - 10 am - 7 pm Wednesday - 10 am - 6 pm Thursday - 10 am - 7 pm Friday - 10 am - 6 pm Saturday - 10 am - 1 pm Breadalbane Community Library Crieff Road, Aberfeldy, PH15 2DU

01887 822405

Other Useful Numbers Police Scotland Samaritans, Perth Alzheimer Scotland

101 01738 626666 01738 562358

Perth and Kinross Council

Council Main Reception 01738 475000 Perth & Kinross Childcare Information Service 0845 601 4477 Potholes, Blocked Drains, Faulty Street Lights, All 0800 23 23 23 Road defects - Freephone

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Customers can contact us on 03457 242424 for any enquiries. Mondays Birnam 10 am - 10.20 am, The Post Office, PH8 0BH • Dunkeld 10.30 am - 11 am, The Square, PH8 0AH • Pitlochry 11.30 am - 12.30 pm, Tourist Information Centre Car Park, 22 Atholl Road, PH16 5BX • Aberfeldy 2.05 pm - 3.50 pm, Town Hall, PH15 2DD Wednesdays • Killin 10.50 am - 11.20 am, The Coach Stop, FK21 8XE

of the libraries mentioned above please call 01738 450581 or email Andrew Scobie (benefits and debt administration) at: Andrew.

Bank of Scotland Mobile Branch

Please note all times are approximate and can vary depending on tourist traffic which can increase travelling time. The service does not operate on Bank Holidays. Any queries regarding this mobile branch timetable should be directed to Perth branch (01738 412640). Mondays Aberfeldy 10 am - 12.30 pm, Moness Terrace Car Park (next to Co-op) Aberfeldy PH15 2AA Wednesdays Aberfeldy 10.30 am - 12.30 pm, Moness Terrace Car Park (next to Co-op) Aberfeldy PH15 2AA Fridays Blair Atholl 10 am - 10.50 am, Village Hall Car Park, Ford Road, Blair Atholl, Perthshire PH18 5SG Aberfeldy 12 pm - 2 pm, Moness Terrace Car Park (next to Co-op) Aberfeldy PH15 2AA

Thursdays • Kinloch Rannoch 10.45 am - 11.25 am, The Square, PH16 5PX • Blair Atholl 12 pm - 12.30 pm,  PH18 5TH • Pitlochry 1.45 pm - 2.45 Pitlochry Bank of Scotland pm, Tourist Information Centre Car Park, 22 76 Atholl Road, Pitlochry, PH16 5BW; 01796 Atholl Road, PH16 5BX 532013 This branch’s opening hours are as follows: Benefits Advice in Libraries Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday (BAIL) Service 10 am - 4 pm; Tuesday Closed; Saturday Are you worried about your benefits? Do you Closed think you may be entitled to benefits? If so, help is available in your community. A Benefits Dunkeld Bank of Scotland specialist is providing one to one benefits ad- High Street, Dunkeld, PH8 0AL; 01350 727415 vice in local libraries across Perth and Kinross, This branch’s opening hours are as follows: these include: AK Bell, Breadalbane Commu- Monday, Tuesday & Friday 10 am - 3 pm; nity Campus, North Inch Community Campus, Wednesday and Thursday Closed; Scone, and Strathearn Community Campus. Saturday Closed Our adviser can provide advice on benefit entitlement, assist with benefit applications TSB Aberfeldy (including online applications), and can sup- Bank Street, Aberfeldy, PH15 2BB; 01887 port clients in challenging a decision, refusal or 604999 sanction they believe to be wrong. In addition Monday 9.30 am - 12.30 pm & 1.30 pm - 4.30 to benefits advice, Sarah can advise clients pm; Tuesday Closed; Wednesday 9.30 am on how they can maximise their income by 12.30 pm & 1.30 pm - 4.30 pm; Thursday 9.30 checking that clients are claiming everything am - 12.30 pm and 1.30 pm - 4.30 pm; Friday they are entitled to. 9.30 am - 12.30 pm and 1.30 pm - 4.30 pm; The service is available by appointment only. Saturday Closed; Sunday Closed 35

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Enjoy an array of events for all the family between Saturday, 13 to Sunday, 21 October. Visit Aberfeldy Tourist Association promoting the best of our countryside, arts and events. More details available at www.octobertayfest.

Scottish Country Dancing in Aberfeldy

Following the break for the summer, the Aberfeldy Scottish Country Dancing Club will be back in action starting Tuesday, 9 October through to Tuesday, 18 December. Meeting on a Tuesday evening in the Lesser Town Hall Aberfeldy the class runs from 7.15 pm to 9.15 pm with a break for light refreshments. New faces are always welcome whether beginners or more experienced dancers, and with or without partners. It’s great exercise and good fun. For further information contact Janet Hillier on 01887 820107. Jehovah’s Witnesses - The meetings at the Kingdom Hall, Moness Terrace, Aberfeldy, consist of talks and discussions. If you would like to get to know your Bible and the answers to life’s questions, do come and join in. The meetings are 10.30 am Sunday, and 7 pm Thursday. We offer a free home study course of the Bible using the book: ‘What Does the Bible Really Teach?’ If you would like a copy and a one-off trial of the study, do get in touch (07802 753193 or At you can find out about Jehovah’s Witnesses. Dull & District WI - Next Meeting of Dull & District WI is Tuesday, 2 October in Camserney Hall at 7.30 pm. Speaker is Ann Duff. Competition: Favourite Milk Jug and Jar Raspberry Jam. New Members and Visitors most welcome.

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Bring Back The Smile To Nepal

10.00am to 2.00pm - Mezzanine level, Birks Cinema, The Square, Aberfeldy

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Bring Back The Smile To Nepal would like the thank the Dull and Weem Parish Church for all their support, during the past 12 months. We were lucky enough to be chosen by the church as their chosen charity, and their fundraising efforts, on our behalf, have been amazing. Thanks to a huge amount of effort, organisation and hard work Dull and Weem Parish Church have so far helped to raise more than £6,000 towards the charity’s earthquake relief work in Nepal. “We can’t thank Dull and Weem Parish Church enough”, said Anna Gurung (founder of Bring Back The Smile To Nepal), “through a series of fantastic fundraising initiatives this year, like their charity auction recently, we have been able to help even more Nepali families. Not only that, but we are now able to plan the next phase of our house building programme in Nepal.” More information can be found by visiting the church’s website, or the work of the charity at

Celtic Worship Concert in Killin

10.00am to 2.00pm in Aberfeldy Town Square 1st Sunday of the Month, April to October

Showcasing the very best of Perthshire’s famous food larder Aberfeldy’s own independent food stores, shops and cafés will also be open, along with other attractions in and around the town for all the family to enjoy. Why not come along and make a day of it.

For further details contact Fiona MacEwan Tel: 01887 829343 Mob:07990 834092 ASBA (Aberfeldy Small Business Association)


Celtic Worship will be giving a concert at Killin Parish Church on Saturday, 27 October. Celtic Worship  is a new and exciting collaboration with some of Scotland’s most  talented folk musicians. This new Scottish music ministry blends traditional and contemporary worship music, infused with a Scottish  Celtic sound. Celtic Worship first performed during Celtic Connections at  Adelaide Baptist Church in 2017. Since then, they have performed in Scotland, Norway and Sweden. They are recording their debut album in  Autumn this year and plan to release this in 2019. Steph Macleod (Vocals and Guitar), Mhairi Marwick (Fiddle), Scott Wood (Bagpipes and Whistle),  Naomi Stirrat (Vocals), Chris Amer (Guitar), Gus Stirrat (Bass), Neil Paton (Drums). Doors open at 7 pm. Tickets are free (but there will be a  donations box to cover costs). All profits will go to the Falls of  Dochart Retirement Home. Please come along and support this event for what promises to be an amazing evening.

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All throughout December we will be introducing our new Christmas Sunday 08.30 - 15.00. Closed Monday We are always looking for new ideas and tutors to run classes. Menu, culminating in an exceptional end to the year, feasting on a Creating healthy, healing Interiors with Carol Aitken. This course will introduce you to Contact us, facebook@pitlochryAeA 7 course menu that will indulge all the senses. The Inn atTummel. Loch the different aspects of interior or decoration and design and how704256 they can usedHandford to Join us in an 693752 intimate setting, over looking Loch CosyTummel, wood burning call ruth Conisbee 07814 orbe Kevin 07866 fires, carefully selected whisky, wines and real ale. Strathtummel, Pitlochry, PH16 5RP enhance your well-being. A 2-part course of 5 weeks each. Starts Thursday 28th February For more information please call 01882 634 317 or email and Thursday 25th April in the HPCP Office, 23 Atholl Road, Pitlochry 7pm - 9pm (£60) 01882 634 317

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GrowBiz provides a community-based enterprise support service across rural Perthshire. The ‘Enterprising Rural Perthshire’ programme, funded by LEADER* provides support to anyone who is considering becoming self-employed, or starting (or growing) a small business or social enterprise. This is regardless of your age or experience - in fact, it works right across the community to include people from all backgrounds and sectors. Services are free and confidential, and include one-to-one meetings, peer support, learning sessions, mentoring, training and networking opportunities. If you are thinking of starting an enterprise, or expanding an existing business in rural Perthshire, more information is available at the GrowBiz websitewww.growbiz. - or email us on We invite you to join us for our next Highland Perthshire Women’s Enterprise Network on Thursday, 11  October. The network is designed to support women starting, running or growing a business in rural Perthshire, or perhaps only just thinking about it. The informal evening is free to attend. It starts off with a light buffet, followed by a chance to meet and chat with other like-minded women, meet up with some of the GrowBiz team, and to hear from an inspirational speaker. Go to our website for more information and to book your place. We regularly add to our programme of events and learning sessions, which take place throughout Perthshire, so keep an eye out for more on the website and in our regular Newsletters. Make it easy - subscribe to our Mailing List on the website to be sure you don’t miss out. And don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter too. *GrowBiz is funded by Perth & Kinross Council, Scottish Enterprise and The Scottish Government, and the Enterprising Rural Perthshire project is supported by the Rural Perth and Kinross LEADER Programme 2014-2020: The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas.

Can You Help The Breathe Project?

The Breathe Project (Aberfeldy Parish Church) in partnership with Perth and District YMCA is seeking any sponsorship or funding for a project they are working towards in April 2019. This project is to enable 8 young people to have a life changing experience, by serving others. Out of the 8 young people chosen for this experience 5 are from Highland Perthshire. The culmination of this project will involve a trip to Tanzania to help build goat sheds and teach local children. Prior to this the group will be involved in various fundraising campaigns including helping the local rotary club and packing bags at our local Co-op. They will also be involved in team building activities and a residential so that we can be better prepared for the experiences we will face. This project will cost around £20,000 and it is with that in mind they are seeking any assistance The Quair readers can give. The Breathe Project has been serving local young people in Highland Perthshire for 12 years and has assisted hundreds of young people in the development of leadership skills, employability skills, and communication skills. Over the last few years they have been supporting young people through issues with mental health by offering a safe place to go on a weekly basis and someone to talk things through with. Breathe is highly sought after by local communities to develop their youth work programmes.  Franny McGrath, Youth Coordinator, The Breathe Project Aberfeldy Parish Church, SCO07899 email

Aberfeldy Small Business Association

Aberfeldy Small Business Association would like to thank everyone who donated their time, goods, baking, donations and to all those that came along and supported the Thrift Shop in aid of the Christmas Lights. We raised just over £1,000. We would also like to thank the ladies of the Inner Wheel who donated £250 to the upkeep of the lights. Every donation is very much appreciated. The Christmas Lights is all done by volunteers and fundraising and we couldn’t keep going without everyone’s support. Thank You.

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Autumn Community Day - Saturday, 13 October from 10 am - 1 pm. Join us during Libraries Week at our action-packed community morning. There’s something for everyone and it’s all free! *Polly Pullar author event 11.30 am - 12.30 pm. In a fascinating and entertaining talk, Polly, who is a local author, naturalist and wildlife photographer, will take us behind the scenes revealing some of the many stories of her life spent with the wildlife she loves so much *Booksale *Ancestry and family history drop-in *Bookbug session 11 am - 11.25 am and 0-5s play session *Face painting *Exhibition and hands on ancient craft children’s activities with The Scottish Crannog Centre *And more! Halloween messy play - Thursday, 1 November from 10.30 am - 11.15 am. Under 5s messy play session. Booking is required (from Thursday, 25 October). Suggested donation of £1. Children must be supervised by an adult. Materials used are suitable for educational use; they are not edible. And we recommend bringing a change of clothes for your children for afterwards. Ladies Night - Friday, 9 November from 7 pm - 9 pm. Calling all ladies! Relax, socialise and show your support for your local library by joining us for our very first ladies night. With demonstrations including Zumba, beauty treatments, jewellery, clothes and more from local individuals and businesses; there will be something for everyone. Ticket price £5 (food and drink included). Regular Events and Activities - At the library, as well as our October events, we have a range of regular services and activities on offer. Simply come along or get in touch if you have any questions. Tea and Tales - Tuesday, 2 October from 10.30 am - 12 pm. Join us for a cup of tea and a blether about the good old days. This month we have a visit from The Scottish Crannog Centre. Café Books - Saturday, 13 October from 11 am - 12 pm. 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. Puzzle Club - Saturday, 27 October from 11 am - 1 pm. New, informal jigsaw group. Book Group - Thursday, 18 October from 10 am - 11 am. Everyone is welcome at this new library book group. Bookbug sessions - every Wednesday from 11 am - 11.30 am. This is an under 5s activity session with songs, rhymes and stories. Fraud Prevention and Online Security Drop-in - Every Thursday from 10.30 am - 12 pm. Join Alec James, Community Banker for The Royal Bank of Scotland for help and advice about fraud prevention and online security at these free drop-in sessions at the library. Knitting Group - Every fortnight on Thursdays 5 pm - 7 pm October dates: 5 and 18. An informal group open to all experienced and would-be knitters alike. Skills Zone - Every fortnight on Thursdays 11.30 am - 1.30 pm October dates: 5 and 18. A fortnightly drop-in session for help with job searching, CVs and ICT skills with Sue Gledhill from Perth College, UHI. ICT facilities - At the library we also have PCs available for public access, as well as Wi-fi, printing, photocopying and scanning facilities. e-resources - We have a full complement of e-resources including e-books, e-audio books and e-magazines. We also have e-reference resources which include Britannica, SCRAN, Theory Test PRO and Ancestry. All of these resources and instructions on how to download them are available from the Culture Perth and Kinross website ( On the website it is also possible to view the entire library catalogue, as well as requesting and renewing books. Or to make things even easier you can download the library app. Books on Prescription - As well as our extensive range of fiction and non-fiction books, we also offer Books on Prescription and on wellbeing to support various health and wellbeing needs. Books on Wheels - For individuals who are unable to get out and about to visit the library we are able to offer a monthly home delivery of books in partnership with the Royal Voluntary Service (RVS). This includes books in large print and audio formats. Breadalbane Community Library, Crieff Road, Aberfeldy PH15 2DU. Email: Phone: 01887 822405; 44



Festive Thyme

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Paul’s delicious Festive Menu available from Thursday 6th December. Discounts available for groups of 10 or more. Thursday, Friday & Saturday Evenings from 6pm.

Shiatsu Shin Tai Registered Member of the British Shiatsu Society A relaxing ancient therapy aiming to improve the flow of vital energy, ki, through the meridians to help maintain good health.

For appointments and free consultation Telephone: 07746 117762,

Hogmany Gala Dinner

Bookings now being taken for Thyme’s Hogmanay Gala Dinner. Welcome 2019 in relaxed, friendly surroundings while you enjoy Paul’s exceptional menu. Dial 01887 820850 to book.

Adult beginner events at Birnam Arts Centre Taster/Starter Session

10am £15

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National Lottery Cinema Day

Sunday 7 Oct

The Little Stranger 11:30 King of Thieves 14:30 Nureyev 17:30 Grease Sing-a-long 20:30 Free Tickets for Lottery Players

The Big Bad Fox House with Clock in Walls House with Clock in Walls The Godfather King of Thieves

Monday 1 Oct

Monday 8 Oct

Hurricane The Rider King of Thieves The Little Stranger

13:00 15:30 18:00 20:20

Tuesday 2 Oct King of Thieves Puzzle The Little Stranger King of Thieves

13:00 15:30 18:00 20:30

12:00 14:45 17:45 20:10

13:45 16:00 18:10 20:30

Smallfoot Smallfoot The Wife Royal Ballet: Mayerling

Incredibles 2 House with Clock in Walls Jurassic World 2 House with Clock in Walls The Seagull

House with Clock in Walls King of Thieves House with Clock in Walls The Seagull Mamma Mia 2! Sing-a-Long

10:45 13:00 15:20 17:45 20:00

Smallfoot Smallfoot The Wife Cliff Richard Live

10:00 12:15 14:40 16:55 19:15

Smallfoot Smallfoot House with Clock in Walls They Shall Not Grow Old The Wife

10:15 12:55 15:15 18:00 20:30

Smallfoot Smallfoot The Wife Peterloo

11:00 13:30 15:45 18:00 20:15

12:15 15:30 17:40 20:00

Teen Titans GO! Smallfoot Smallfoot Smallfoot The Wife

11:30 14:00 16:30 19:15

Smallfoot 12:00 Smallfoot 14:30 Johnny English Strikes Again 17:45 A Star is Born 19:45 Tuesday 23 Oct

11:00 13:15 15:30 1800 20:45

Smallfoot 11:45 Johnny English Strikes Again 14:15 Smallfoot 16:45 A Star is Born 19:00 Wednesday 24 Oct

11:15 13:45 16:15 18:45

Smallfoot 10:00 Smallfoot 12:10 Johnny English Strikes Again 14:20 A Star is Born 16:35 Funny Girl – The Musical 19:30

Thursday 18 Oct

Thursday 25 Oct

Smallfoot 10:30 Smallfoot 12:45 Smallfoot 15:00 The Wife 17:30 Dirtbag: Legend of Fred Beckey 20:00

Smallfoot 12:30 Smallfoot 15:40 Johnny English Strikes Again 17:45 A Star is Born 20:00

Friday 19 Oct

Friday 26 Oct

Smallfoot 11:30 Smallfoot 14:00 Johnny English Strikes Again 16:30 A Star is Born 19:00

First Man The Wife Breton Evening First Man

Saturday 20 Oct

Saturday 27 Oct

The Big Bad Fox 09:15 Smallfoot 11:10 A Star is Born 13:10 Johnny English Strikes Again 15:45 Met Opera: Samson et Dalila 17:55

10:10 12:30 15:00 17:30 20:00

Smallfoot 11:00 Smallfoot 13:15 Johnny English Strikes Again 15:30 A Star is Born 17:45 Johnny English Strikes Again 20:35 Monday 22 Oct

Wednesday 17 Oct

Saturday 13 Oct 10:10 12:30 15:00 17:55

10:40 12:50 15:00 18:00 20:30

Tuesday 16 Oct

Friday 12 Oct

Saturday 6 Oct Luis and the Aliens House with Clock in Walls King of Thieves Met Opera: Aida

11:00 13:20 15:45 18:15 20:30

Thursday 11 Oct

Friday 5 Oct House with Clock in Walls The Little Stranger House with Clock in Walls King of Thieves The Seagull

House with Clock in Walls The Little Stranger House with Clock in Walls King of Thieves Importance of Being Earnest

Sunday 21 Oct

Monday 15 Oct

Wednesday 10 Oct

Thursday 4 Oct The Rider King of Thieves The Little Stranger King of Thieves

Smallfoot Smallfoot Cliff Richard Live After the Storm Dogman

11:00 13:00 15:15 17:30 20:45

Tuesday 9 Oct

Wednesday 3 Oct The Little Stranger Hurricane King of Thieves The Rider

House with Clock in Walls Christopher Robin Mamma Mia! House with Clock in Walls King of Thieves

Sunday 14 Oct

COLOUR KEY New Release International Heartland Film Society Little Birks £3.50

Hotel Transylvania 3 First Man First Man Met La Fanciulla del West

11:45 14:45 1700 20:00

10:05 12:10 15:00 Opera: 17:55

Event/ Cinema/ Live Screening Another Chance to See

Every effort is taken to ensure accuracy of information within this guide, all times are correct at time of print. Please check online for up to date programme times. If you have a distance to travel we advise you book tickets in advance as show times are subject to change. A show tagged with an asterisk* carries a discount for Heartland Film Society members.




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Coffee Morning of the year for Fearnan Village Association. It might be Halloween but there’s nothing spooky about our sweet and savoury home baking, fresh coffee and an assortment of teas. Come along - Tuesday, 30 October from 10.30 am - 12 noon. Marie Curie Café - The Annual Marie Curie Café was held again this year in the Aberfeldy Town Hall on September 8. Thanks to the generosity and effort of volunteers, the public and local businesses the café raised the magnificent sum of £1,511. This money will be used to support the work of Marie Curie Nurses caring for people who are coping with terminal illness in the North Perthshire area. Fortingall Village Hall - Fortingall Village Hall Christmas Dance Saturday, 29 December - Gallivanters Ceilidh Band - Licensed Bar Fortingall Village Hall - Members of Fortingall Village Hall committee presented the SCAA with a cheque for £660 from the Summer BBQ and raffle.

Pitlochry Flower Club - Pitlochry Flow- Mid Atholl Strings and Things - We continue to be kept busy on the music front. Last er Club will meet on Wednesday, 17 October, in the Pitlochry Hydro Hotel, at 2 pm. The Demonstrator will be Gill Garrow who has chosen ‘Inspirations’ as her subject. There will be a Club Competition entitled ‘In a Pumpkin’.

month we played at the opening night of an Open Studios art show in Pitlochry and an event at Blair Castle Caravan Site. We also entertained the shoppers at the monthly Country Market at Logierait when we collected donations for Aberfeldy’s First Responders. Thankfully, the weather was kind to us. We always enjoy providing background music at the Market which has such a lovely atmosphere thanks to the marvellous organising skills of Pete and Fiona Guinan. Weekly practices continue in the Mid Atholl Hall at Ballinluig where we welcome new members of any ability and with any instrument. We are still looking for a keyboard player - do contact us if you can help us out either regularly or on an occasional basis. On a recent practice evening we welcomed the players who were participating in the Dunkeld Bridge Fiddle Week tutored by Pete Clark. The participants came from far and near including Australia and the States. What a fun evening we had playing through some of our repertoire and enjoying home baking. We have received a grant from the Enchanted Forest and with this we have purchased a laptop, laser printer, binder and a computer programme called Sibelius. This will enable us to produce good quality printed music for our members. Beginners Fiddle Tuition - We also received a grant from SSE (Griffin) and with this we are able to part fund a six week tuition taster course for beginner fiddle players. For 6 weeks commencing Wednesday, 24 October at 7 pm - 9 pm in Moulin Hall, Pitlochry. Tutor - Martin MacLeod. £30 for the 6 week course. Names to Sandra Batty email - If you are interested in attending the taster course or if you wish to book our group for an event, please contact me, Sandra Batty (Leader) on 01887 820021 or email or Alison Thom (President) on 01887 820174 or email

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Blythswood Shoebox Appeal - Friday, 23 November at Aberfeldy Parish Church, Taybridge Road. It’s celebration time again this year, as this is the 20th year of the Shoebox Appeal in Aberfeldy! This means we need a cake on Shoebox Day and a display of photos and someone to cut the cake and lots of publicity to celebrate all that has been achieved over the years. Back in 1998, Mais and Campbell Steven invited Aberfeldy Church to respond to Blythswood Care’s call to help poor people in Eastern Europe with good, unwanted, warm clothes and bedding. To their amazement, they assembled 20 black bags in their garage. The next year they moved the collection to the church hall and were overwhelmed by all the goods which arrived. Ali Edwards then joined them with Gordon and Hazel Murch and, before long, the Shoebox Appeal, as we know it, was up and running, with the school heavily involved with the church and wider community. It’s hard to estimate just how many boxes of gifts have winged their way to countries like Romania, Albania, Moldova or India from this small community, but the total is probably around 15,000+. What an achievement! But that’s what this community is so good at; to quote one person who was recently bidding for funding for a new venture in the community: “there’s a culture of kindness in this valley.” She couldn’t have put it better! That’s what Shoebox is all about - a community working across the generations to put a smile on the faces of men, women and children at Christmas time as they open their beautifully wrapped shoeboxes - all done in the name of Jesus and sent with love from Scotland. The big change to note this year is our new venue: we’ll be using the Aberfeldy Parish Church premises which will make the set-up job so much easier, as the boxes and bought goods are stored in the church. And it will be lovely and warm!! As always, we will have the Blythswood Winter Collection of warm clothes, bedding and strong footwear. Please bring your black bags to the car park at the back of Aberfeldy Parish Church any time between 9 am - 5 pm on Friday, 23 November or between 1 pm - 5 pm the previous day during the set-up session. We need a new person to head up the kitchen team this year, as Ken is stepping down after many years of nonsense in the kitchen, so if any readers would like to volunteer please speak to Katie Allstaff. Shoebox Wrapping Days will be held on Friday, 2 November, Monday, 12 November and, if we still need another session, on Friday, 16 November. Please put these dates in your diaries or calendars and join us for these busy days of wrap and chat - coffees and light lunches will be provided. And bring a friend - the more, the merrier. We look forward to seeing all our regular supporters - and new faces as well, hopefully - during this year’s event. Any questions, call Katie Allstaff on 01887 820632 or Kate Scott on 01887 820456. School Coffee & Cake Morning - to raise funds for Shoebox Fillers: Tuesday, 13 November from10.30 am till noon. Please come for coffee that day and support the pupils in their Shoebox efforts. Aberfeldy Farmers’ Market - Sunday, 7 October from 10 am - 2 pm is the last market of the season - I can’t believe it! Could we really have another dry day making it a total of all markets this season? Come along and get some lovely tasty produce to stock up your cupboards and freezers for winter! Charlotte Flower Chocolate will also be making a guest appearance - get some early Christmas presents!! We have the Water Efficiency Project coming along and we are very excited that we will be introducing Loo-ease thanks to friends in Blairgowrie and Aberfeldy Climate Cafe!! You too can now discover how much energy it takes to fill the cistern!!! In addition we have a stall promoting a new Plastic Free Delivery venture in Aberfeldy/Pitlochry, which will be selling reusable, biodegradable products that helps to reduce waste at home. Come along and have coffee, brunch or lunch at one of the many super cafés and visit some of our lovely independent shops open on Sunday. The Birks Cinema is also open so you can make it a great day out for yourself and all the family. Further details of the Farmers’ Market can be obtained from Fiona on 01887 820122/07990 834092 or 50

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Thrift Shop Raises Funds for CHAS

Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS) were the beneficiaries of a recent week long fundraiser at the Thrift Shop in Aberfeldy. Organised by John Duff, local Perth and Kinross Councillor and supporter of CHAS, the event raised the sum of £1,520 for the children’s charity. CHAS provides Scotland’s only hospices for children and for over twenty years has been offering full family support services for babies, children and young people with life-shortening conditions. It runs two hospices - Rachel House in Kinross and Robin House in Balloch near Loch Lomond - and has dedicated bases in Inverness and Aberdeen from which it provides palliative care, family respite and support. Councillor Duff stated, “I first became a supporter of CHAS when I organised the annual Charity Dinners for Strathclyde Police and have continued to do what I can for CHAS children and families over the last 15 years or so. This is a tremendous sum of money which I know CHAS will put to very good use and I would like to thank all the helpers, bakers and supporters who came along during the week.” Photograph shows John with local supporters Primrose MacDiarmid (left) and Anne McLaren on the cake stall.

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Members of Dull and Weem Church helped to bring back the smile back to Nepal when minister, Rev Neil Glover, presented local resident, Anna Gurung, with cheques totalling £5,700 for her charity during a church service recently. Most of the money had been raised through a variety of fundraising events organised by the congregation for the charity, Bring Back The Smile To Nepal. However, a chance meeting on holiday in Italy between church member, John MacDiarmid, and Geoff Newhouse, Chair of the H & J Visram Foundation, resulted in a generous donation of £1,200 from the Foundation for the charity! In addition, Anna received further direct donations totalling about £600 from people attending the church’s fundraising events. Bring Back The Smile To Nepal was set up by local residents, Anna and Sanu Gurung, following the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal in 2015. The earthquake resulted in a large loss of life and demolished a great many homes, schools and other buildings throughout the country. Anna Gurung stated, “I am delighted to receive this money on behalf of the people of Nepal. We will use the donation to help rebuild the homes and lives of these amazing people.” Photograph shows Rev Neil Glover making the cheque presentation to Anna Gurung during a recent service at Weem Parish Church.

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Friday, 26 October - at 5 pm. Breton Evening. Join us for a magical feast of Celtic Fairy Tales and silhouette animations/films appealing to adults and children alike with Breton storyteller and singer Martha Vassallo and Local Storyteller Claire Hewitt. Martha and Claire will be weaving over the hour enchanting tales and songs with a collection of beautifully animated fairy tales. Come along and be prepared to be spellbound! This is part of the Scottish International Storytelling Festival on tour programme. Tickets: £5/person including coffee, under 18’s free, booking recommended. Saturday, 10 November - 2 pm to 4 pm. Kate Charlesworth. It’s 100 years since some women first got the vote in the UK, so let’s celebrate! Take a behind-the-scenes peek into the world of Suffragette graphic novels with cartoonist, illustrator and writer Kate Charlesworth. Her book, Sally Heathcote: Suffragette, is a fantastic tale of love, loyalty and courage. Let yourself be swept along by Sally’s rollicking adventures, then capture your own courageous heroine on paper in a hands-on creative session! “Sally’s fantastic! . . . a rollicking story . . . wow! “ (Elizabeth Crawford) To find out more about Kate Charlesworth visit her website

Booking. This event is particularly aimed at girls and young women 12+ but everyone is welcome! All children must be accompanied by an adult . Saturday, 27 October - Gaelic Café. An informal conversation group on the mezzanine. Meet other learners and fluent speakers - practice your Gaelic - ordering coffee and cake from the Gaelic menu perhaps! Bring your children, they too can practice taking refreshment orders, playing with Lego or they can go to see a film at “Little Birks” screening. Sunday, 7 October - 6 pm. Film and Book Blethers. The Godfather is a 1972 American crime film directed by Francis Ford Coppola and produced by Albert S. Ruddy, based on Mario Puzo’s bestselling crime novel of the same name. Originally published in 1969 by G. P. Putnam’s Sons, the novel details the story of a fictional Mafia family based in New York City. The film stars Marlon Brando and Al Pacino as the leaders of a fictional New York crime family. Sunday, 28 October - 6 pm. First Man is based on a book by James R. Hansen called First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong. The film looks at the life of the astronaut, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969. It is directed by Oscar-winning director Damien

Chazelle and starring Ryan Gosling and Claire Foy.Please do join us afterwards for an informal blether on the book and/or film if you are able. Climate Café - Drop in between 7 pm and 9 pm. Come along for an environmental chat and let us know what you are involved in or would like to be involved in and find out what action others are taking to help our environment both locally and nationally. Tuesday, 30 October: Water Efficiency Project: What next? Chair Based Exercise - Every Monday from 11.15 am until 12 pm with Emma Burtles Lego Animation Club - For children with additional support needs. Wednesday’s term time at 4.45 pm Yoga for the special Child - With Judy Cameron Craic ‘n’ Craft - Thursday’s term time from 2 pm - 4 pm. Come along for a cup of tea, great craic and maybe even learn a new craft or bring your favourite one with you. Sunday Sing Along with Afternoon Tea - 3 pm. Second Sunday of the month. Come and sing along to some of your old favourites. Further info from: Susan MacDonald on 01887 82047

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Perth & Kinross Council - Highland Ward - IND At last month’s meeting of the full Council, the new proposed Local Development Plan 2 (LDP2) was approved for submission to the Scottish Government’s Reporter for scrutiny. Housing sites in the LDP are assessed by the Council’s planners during the creation of the LDP and they make a judgement on an appropriate number of houses for each site. However, in recent years communities across Perth & Kinross have seen developers ignore the allocation in the current LDP1 and are regularly applying for significantly more houses than the sites original allocation in the LDP. Some sites which were perhaps originally zoned for 100 houses have seen applications for as many as 170 houses on the site when a developer comes to make a planning application. If these applications are then approved, it understandably leaves communities feeling as though their time spent putting responses into the LDP during the consultation stages, and then when they object, has been ignored. To help combat this issue, under the new proposed plan the Council has introduced site ranges, so rather than a fixed number of a 100, a site might now be zoned for 90-110 instead. At the meeting an amendment was proposed to ensure that applications which exceed the higher end of allocated site range would be rejected on those grounds alone. This was passed 33-5, and I’m pleased that all three Highland Ward councillors were unanimous in their support for this amendment. The LDP2 will now be submitted to the government’s reporter for their consideration. If you would like to know anything more about the LDP2 or the process then please do get in touch. During the August Lifelong Learning meeting there was disappointingly another vote to close a rural school in Perth & Kinross. Consistent with my position opposing rural school closures I seconded an amendment to keep the school open and look at other ways to grow the school roll such as through including a nursery provision. Unfortunately this vote went to a tie and the Convener used her casting vote to support closure. This was the final school in the first stage of the Council’s School Estate Review and it now moves onto stage two, which includes three schools in the Highland Ward including Pitlochry High School, Logierait Primary and Grandtully Primary. I have been fighting very hard over the last year arguing that closure of these schools shouldn’t be one of the options that is consulted on by the Council as part of the formal review and rather that options focused on investment and growing their role should what is consulted on. In the next few weeks we will find out what options the Council will be consulting on and it is important that once the formal review begins that all members of our community get involved in helping shape the future of our local schools. Highland Perthshire has a good track record of protecting services locally and we must show a strong front to protect our local schools. Locally schooling is not only a matter which effects parents of young children, but without it, businesses will often relocate or not set-up in an area due to difficulties getting staff. It can affect population demographics, where with less young people and families living in an area it then struggles for a working population to work in key jobs, meaning other services are reduced. So it is vital that everyone in the communities around these schools engage with the review and support ways to give these schools a better chance going forward. One key issue we face in Highland Perthshire is the lack of wrap around childcare provision and there is a local group who have been working on this over the summer. I have also been lobbying the Council over the last year to increase the childcare support they offer in rural areas, particularly in the Highland Ward and I’m hopeful that this combined with the work of the local group will allow new solutions to come forward. My October surgeries are on Saturday, 20 October and are as follows: Pitlochry Council Offices, 9.30 am - 10.10 am; Killiecrankie Village Hall, 10.30 am - 11 am; Breadalbane Community Campus, 11.30 am - 12.10 pm. No appointment necessary. As always I can be contacted on 01738 475028 or 55

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‘Ode to Autumn,’ which was published in 1819. It begins, “Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, close bosom-friend of the maturing sun; conspiring with him how to load and bless with fruit the vines that round the thatch-eves run.” Here we are in the season of Autumn, looking forward to a new season of meetings of the Probus Club held at the Moness Resort. There’s an opportunity to enjoy friendship and fellowship at both our lunch meetings at 12.30 pm on the first Wednesday of the month and coffee mornings at 10.30 am on the third Wednesday. Prior to our summer break, guest speakers at the lunch meetings have amused, entertained and educated us about marine engineering, world banking, the role of a high constable, and marathon running. Come along and discover what Probus club is all about. Contact can be made with Club President David Parmley 01887 829503 or Membership Secretary Edward Steele-Wilson 01887 829810. Grandtully Hall Fun Quiz - We’re holding a fun Quiz Night in Grandtully Village Hall on Friday, 5 October starting at 7 pm prompt. Teams of 4 people - Entry per team £20. Contact 01887 840380 to book your team in. Prizes include a special booby prize to the team that finishes last. Bread and Cheese during the interval. The more teams we get the better the prizes. 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.

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Margaret Evans

Aberfeldy Parish Church

A congregation within the Church of Scotland, we are linked with the congregations of Dull & Weem and Grandtully, Logierait & Strathtay and are part of Dunkeld & Meigle Presbytery. We are a registered Scottish Charity (SC007899) Minister: Rev. Neil Glover, The Manse, Taybridge Terrace, Aberfeldy. PH15 2BS; nglover@ Minister’s PA: Judy Ewer, Church Administrator: Annette Macdonald, Sunday, 7 October - 11.15 am. Rev. Robert Nicoll - Harvest and Holy Communion Sunday, 7 October - 6.30 pm - Rev. Geoff Davis - Harvest Praise Sunday, 14 October - 11.15 am. Rev. Robert Nicoll Sunday, 14 October - 6.30 pm - Ken Allstaff - The Gospel and Country Music Sunday, 21 October - 11.15 am. Rev. Neil Glover Sunday, 21 October - 6.30 pm - Rev. Grace Steele Sunday, 28 October - 11.15 am. Rev. Geoff Davies - CAP (Christians Against Poverty) Sunday Sunday, 28 October - 6.30 pm. Youth Service Would you like to join us at other events during the week? Praise Band - Every Monday 8 am - 9.30 am. Prayer Group - Every Wednesday evening 8 pm - 9 pm in the Farragon Room. Quilting Group - Every Thursday 11 am - 3 pm in the Farragon room. Youth Activities Monday - Teen Drop In from 7 pm - 9 pm for S2 upwards Friday - Rock Steady and Breathe on monthly basis. Friday - Youth Praise Band practice 7 pm - 8 pm (S1 upwards) IN DISCUSSION from Other events in October - all are welcome. with Dr Philippa Wednesday, 3 October Prayer café from 9.30 am - 12.30 pm Whitford MP & Thursday, 18 October - Food and Friendship Lunch (Free - Donations Breast Surgeon only) from 12 pm - 1.30 pm Saturday, 27 October - Men’s Prayer FREE PUBLIC EVENT Breakfast in the Welcome and Kitchen Q & A Session areas from 8 am - 9.30 am Thursday, 15 November - Activity Day (P1 - P7) Free (Donations accepted) Advanced booking required. 8.50 am - 3.30 pm. Packed lunch required. Forms will go into all children’s bags at school. They can also be collected from Wades newsagents, post offices at Kenmore and Balinluig and from the School Library. Alternatively, for further information and forms please contact Annette Macdonald. ABERFELDY TOWN HALL

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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. email: Registered charity in Scotland SC042807 Aberfeldy Prayer Café - The Aberfeldy Prayer Café will next be open on Wednesday, 3 October at 10.30am. Full details below. Wednesday 3rd October 10.30 -12.30 Aberfeldy Parish Church

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

Minister; Rev. Neil Glover. Contact by email on Telephone 01887 820819. Or at The Manse, Taybridge Terrace, Aberfeldy, PH15 2BS Session Clerk - Professor Andrew Calder 01887 840209 Services this month will be at 10.30 am in Logierait Church. Coffee/tea served before the service. Please Note The Change Of Time. The Sunday Club - With coordinator Mrs Sherriffs, meets from 10 am - 11 am. During morning service and during school terms. All Children welcome from nursery age to secondary school age. At present we are collecting postcards old and new for Mission Aviation Fellowship and the collection of used stamps is ongoing for Crossreach. Church Of Scotland Guild, GLS Branch - The guild has finished for this session and will meet again in the spring of 2019. Contact is Isobel Cairns 01796 482272. Coffee Group - 10.30 am to 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 Quilters Group - Meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month, from 7 pm - 9 pm in the John Kyd Hall, Strathtay Church. New members and visitors are always welcome. Further details from Marie MacLeod on 01887 840769 or The Walkers Group - Thank you to all who took part in the sponsored walk. Arts and Crafts - From September 1-9 we had our gallery of work in Strathtay Church and John Kyd Hall by people from the parish, under the auspices of the Perthshire Open Studios. A big heartfelt thank you to all who participated in any way to a most successful week. Further details are available on our web site where there is also a link to our Facebook page. Let’s Talk Housing - Rural Wisdom are hosting a drop-in event with The Care and Wellbeing Co-operative and Housing Options Scotland on housing in the Highland Perthshire area. The event is on Friday, 5 October from 10.30 am - 4 pm at Aberfeldy Parish Church, Taybridge Road, Aberfeldy, PH15 2BH Workshops by Perth Citizen Advice Bureau, Housing Options Scotland and the Perth and Kinross Council Tenants Association and others. Meet lots of organisations who can help with housing and support to live in the area for a chat over coffee. There will be a newsletter on housing ideas printed and distributed before the event. It will also be available online at For more information about the event, please contact Jill Davies on 07591 203720 or drop me an email at

Aberfeldy & Kinloch Rannoch Medical Practice

Aberfeldy & Kinloch Rannoch Medical Practice is holding a Drop In Flu Clinic at Aberfeldy Medical Practice on Monday, 8 October. If you are over 65 or over 18 and are diabetic, have chronic respiratory disease, heart, liver or kidney problems, neurological conditions, if your immunity is low, if you are the main carer for someone or you are pregnant then you need an influenza vaccination. This year we are operating a drop in flu clinic, therefore if you are eligible for an influenza vaccination this year (as stated in criteria above) please come to Aberfeldy Medical Practice between 1.30 pm and 4 pm on Monday, 8 October. If you are/or know someone who is housebound, please contact the surgery so we can make arrangements for your/their vaccination. 66

McLean Hall, Fearnan - Come and enjoy a nostalgic evening with music for the 50’s and 60’s! There will be a 50’s and 60’s Night in the Hall on Saturday, 27 October, starting at 7.30 pm. Entry is by donation, which will be divided between the Scottish Charity Air Ambulance and Hall Funds. There will be a simple supper served. Optional Fancy Dress from the 50’s or 60’s. Get out your gear and come along for a fun night.

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Elly’s Dolls I make and sell Organic Waldorf Dolls. The dolls in my studio are looking for a lovely home. They are all handmade from pure, natural material. Come and have a look. Elly Peacock Garden Cottage 1, Dungarthill Estate, Dunkeld PH8 0JE Tel: 01738 710476 Email: The Celtic Sessions/Na Seiseanan Ceilteach presents

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Strathtay and District Ramblers

What better way to spend an October weekend than strolling in good company down the southern banks of the River Lyon, crossing over the hidden bridge at Meggernie Castle, then enjoying a picnic on the north bank before rambling down to Bridge of Balgie for further refreshment (and chat) at the iconic Post Office Tearoom. Strathtay and District Ramblers is a small but active and friendly group with a fortnightly programme of walks such as the above all year round. Walks alternate between Saturdays and Sundays. The programme ranges between Munros and low-level local walks, mostly in Highland Perthshire, where we have a huge variety of scenic walks, but occasionally further afield. Visitors and new walkers are always welcome. If you think you would enjoy walking (and talking) please feel free to join us for a few walks before committing yourself. If you are unsure of your fitness level, then try a short walk first. If you are not sure whether a walk is suitable for you, please contact the walk leader in advance. Walks generally start in the morning from the car park beside the Cooperative Store in Aberfeldy and these leaving from here usually share transport. We can always offer transport to visiting/new walkers. Alternatively, walkers can make independent arrangements to reach the beginning of the walk. Details of our walks programme and walks leaders are available by searching for Strathtay at We warmly welcome anyone who would like to walk with us and look forward to seeing you.

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Councillor Mike Williamson

Perth & Kinross Council Highland Ward - SNP

I have been working to promote the procurement of, local lamb in schools alongside NFU Scotland, with Quality Meat Scotland, Tayside Contracts and Perth & Kinross Council, we ran a pilot campaign introducing a different lamb dish onto the Perthshire school menus, every week, from mid-August to mid-September. I would like to thank all those who were involved in this pilot scheme to get more Scottish Lamb on to the School menus. It was quite staggering the feedback we all received with pupils throughout Perthshire highlighting the lamb kebabs and lamb lasagne as both being very popular. This pilot scheme clearly demonstrated that there is an appetite for more lamb. At the beginning of September the Council announced that it would be starting the second phase of its School review. The schools which are under threat of potential closure are Pitlochry High School Secondary Department, Grandtully and Logierait Primary Schools. I understand that the Council are going to start consulting with the local communities affected by the review during October. I appreciate that this will be a worrying time for everyone associated with the Schools involved but along with my colleagues in the SNP we will be doing all we can to avoid any closures. Last year I launched a scheme to use the mobile Library service to distribute hearing aid batteries to rural communities, which has proved to be very successful. Following on from this I launched a scheme to now include the replacement of Walking stick ferrules. Also folk can pick up data link bottles, information about benefits or even book ‘a home fire safety visit’. Anybody requiring their walking stick ferrule changed can bring their stick to a mobile library and the driver will replace it (for free). The drivers will also distribute datalink bottles. These small plastic bottles are kept in a person’s fridge and contain information on an individual’s medical condition or medication. This allows carers and emergency services to quickly assess a situation if a medical emergency should arise. I am now working towards the basic maintenance of hearing aids being delivered through the library service. I would like to thank everyone who has contacted me to volunteer to assist. I have passed your contact details to the volunteer co-ordinator within the NHS. The pop-up Police which have appeared in Aberfeldy have proved to be highly effective. From a distance they do look like a real Police officer, but by the time you get close enough to realise that they are not real they have had the desired effect. They have also become a talking point throughout Highland Perthshire. Many other areas in Highland Perthshire have also requested them. There will need to be a risk assessment for each community area that they are deployed into. This is an excellent demonstration of community empowerment and I am delighted to have played my part in this project. I am excited to announce that the council are supporting me in my annual charity raft race this year which takes place on Sunday, 28 October. My fellow Perth & Kinross Councillors have taken up the challenge of a raft race from Aberfeldy to Grandtully in aid of Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance. If you would like to support this event please contact me for more details. My heartfelt thanks go once again to Stevie Thomas of Free Spirits, who is providing his rafts and guides for us. If you would like to contact me on any council related issue. Please don’t hesitate to contact me on 07810 814495 - 70

Scots Lingo - This selection of words was put together to encourage the use of the Scots Language. Spellings and pronunciation alter according to geographical districts and various spellings are acceptable. Hopefully in some small measure it will slow the decline of this interesting, distinctive and valuable Scottish treasure. We will publish a selection each month. Thanks to a local Pitlochry resident for sending them in. Glaikit - half-witted jurmummle - confuse, mix up pantoum - slipper

Everyday Gaelic

Don’t you recognise me? Nach eil thu gam? Nach ill oo gam? Yes/no. Tha/Chan eil. Ha/ chan yil. Introduce us. Cuir an aithne a chèile sinn. Koor un ann-yuh ch-yaeluh sheen.

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Café Scientifique - The following is the schedule for our autumn series of Café Sci meetings. The meetings start at 7.15 pm at the location given. All are very welcome. If you would like to be on our email notification list please send a note to cafes-pad@ Tuesday,  16  October (Royal Hotel Dunkeld) Dr Chris Hooley, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of St Andrews “Quantum computing - how, when and why?” Tuesday, 6 November (Café Calluna, Pitlochry) Professor Lorna Dawson, Head of Soil Forensic Science, James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen “The answer lies in the soil!” Tuesday,  4  December  (Royal Hotel Dunkeld) Prof John Rowan, Geography and Environmental Science, University of Dundee “The science, politics and culture of river management in India: can we quench the thirst?” Music in Rannoch - Sunday, 21 October at 3 pm in the Old Church of Rannoch, Kinloch Rannoch. Music in Rannoch concert: Trio Khnopf. Sadie Fields (Violin), Romain Dhainaut (‘Cello), Stephanie Salmin (Piano), playing Haydn: Trio in G major ‘Gypsy’, Dvorak Trio op. 90 ‘Dumky’, Frank Martin: Trio on Irish Folk Tunes, Piazolla: Four Seasons of Buenos Aires. Sadie Fields is an international violinist with Rannoch connections. £8 at the door, children free, easy parking.

The Courtyard Shop, an independent retail hive of activity within the Mains of Taymouth Estate in Kenmore. We have a Deli and Gift Shop and offer a vast range of products made right here in Perthshire. We offer a hamper wrapping service which allows you to choose exactly what you would like to take home with you as a reminder of your stay in the area, or to give someone as a gift. We also carry all your day to day holiday essentials. Mains of Taymouth, Kenmore, Perthshire, PH15 2HN 01887 830756

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Scottish Episcopal Church - Highland Perthshire Linked Charge

Rector: The Reverend Liz Baker 01796 472005 Email: Facebook Page A charge in the Scottish Episcopal Diocese of St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane 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 worldwide Anglican Communion which is a family of over 70 million Christians in more than 160 countries. The 4 Episcopal Churches in Highland Perthshire follow the liberal catholic tradition. Sunday morning services in all our Churches use either the 1982 Liturgy for Holy Communion, or traditional services of Matins or Morning Prayer. Our ‘All Age Communion’ at Kilmaveonaig on alternate 1st Sundays uses parts of the 1982 Liturgy but also contains child friendly Eucharistic prayers and elements of ‘Messy Church’. Baptisms, Confirmations, Funerals and Weddings can be arranged in all our Churches. For these and any other further details please contact our Rector. (We are pleased to be able to celebrate equal marriage and offer a warm welcome to all couples who would like to celebrate or renew their Union in church) Holy Trinity Church, Perth Road, Pitlochry Contact - Mike Sharp - 01796 472214 Sunday service - 9.30 am. Holy Communion. Sunday, 7 October - 10.30 am. All Age Service for Harvest Festival with Kilmaveonaig Sunday, 21 October - 10.30 am. Holy Communion - Joint Charge Service at Kinloch Rannoch Sunday Evening Services - 6 pm on the last Sunday of the month Thursday Services - A quiet space in the busy week, 10 am Morning Prayer or Holy Communion, with Coffee, Conversation and Fellowship 10.30 am to 12 noon The Writing Group - 2.30 pm on second Thursday of the month in Holy Trinity Hall enquiries to Liz Baker (01796 472005) or Cherith Nixon (001796 482502) Tuesday2 Club - 2.30 pm. Tuesday, 9 October. Talks, outings, fellowship and fun. This month ‘Below Par - Tales from the Golf Course’ with Lesley Whitwood. All welcome. Contact Liz Baker (01796 472005) for further details and the programme for the Year. 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 Matins. Sunday, 7 October - 10.30 am. All Age Service for Harvest Festival (Joint at Holy Trinity, Pitlochry) Sunday, 21 October - 10.30 am. Holy Communion - Joint Charge Service at Kinloch Rannoch 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 Matins or Service of the Word or Communion by Extension; fifth Sundays Joint Service with Logierait Church of Scotland. Sunday, 21 October - 10.30 am. Holy Communion - Joint Charge Service at Kinloch Rannoch Sunday Evening Services - 6 pm on the third Sunday at - Weem Kirk House Group - 10 am on the last Wednesday of the month (Contact Lesley Whitwood for further details 01887 840416) All Saints’ Church, Kinloch Rannoch Square Contact - Mrs. Rose de Sales La Terriere 01882 632314 or Mrs. Anne Pealing 01882 6342592 Sunday, 21 October - 10.30 am Holy Communion - A joint Charge Service Sunday, 28 October - Holy Communion 10.30 am 73

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October Holiday Golf School - Following the success of the Summer Golf School, bookings are now being taken for the October Holiday from Monday, 15 to Friday 19, 10 am - 3 pm daily at Mains of Taymouth. Adults and juniors, Get into Golf, beginners and improvers all welcome. Come one day or all week. Advanced Golf Pro Ryan Scott and Level 1 coaches will be running the school and individual lessons may be booked. End of week dinner for members and their families. Advance booking essential through secretary@ or call Susie on 01887 829118 for more information.





Customer service lies at the heart of what we do at The House of Bruar, so if you feel you can help us build and promote our luxury brand then we would like to hear from you. Candidates should have a friendly and outgoing personality and a smart appearance. In return for commitment and enthusiasm we offer competitive rates of pay and generous staff discounts. Apply by e-mail to the HR Department:

Or in writing to The House of Bruar, By Blair Atholl, Perthshire, PH18 5TW, enclosing your CV.



Macintyre Wealth Management Ltd has recently accepted an invitation to become a Partner Practice of St. James’s Place Wealth Management, providing clients with the opportunity to benefit from a more holistic and tailored service. Andrew Macintyre, Chartered Financial Planner and Director of Macintyre Wealth Management Ltd comments: “As a small local business, based just outside Aberfeldy, we pride ourselves on providing clients with a professional, friendly, tailored financial planning service. We now have the support of St. James’s Place, a FTSE100 company, and have access to their distinctive approach to investment management.” An investment with St. James’s Place will be directly linked to the performance of the funds selected and may fall as well as rise.You may get back less than the amount invested.

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