- Women’s Enterprise Network, Tuesday 4th October 6.00 – 8.30 p.m., Cargills Bistro, Lower Mill Street, Blairgowrie
- Business Goal Setting with Business Coach Janet McDonald, Wednesday 19th October 6.30 – 8.30 p.m., Birnam Institute, Station Road, Birnam
- Introduction to WordPress with Louise Copeland (Repeat Session), Monday 24th October 6.30 p.m. – 8.30 p.m.
- GrowBiz XChange, Thursday 27th October from 6.30 – 9.00 p.m., Red House Hotel, Station Road, Coupar Angus
Growbiz is hosting several interesting and useful talks and workshops in October -
Kettins Parish Hall
18 September at 21:39
*****Please Share and Share***** Amended Dates Voting has Dates are now changed To *****31st October to 13th November 2016******
Kettins Village and Kettins Primary School need your help!!!...local friends in Perthshire, Tayside and indeed anyone visiting the area please vote for us in the Tesco Bags of Help scheme in our local Tesco store (Blairgowrie and maybe others..I'll keep you posted!) from 31st October to 13th November 2016.
Our project, along with two other successful projects in our region, will go forward to a public vote in Tesco stores with their customers deciding the outcome. The more votes we get, the more money we get for our project!
So please vote for Kettins and support us!! Our fantastic project is to make our wonderful and productive school / community food garden and woodland area a whole lot better....more beautiful and also better for nature and wildlife. We will be making exciting metalwork sculptures and a lovely metal arch, all designed with the school children and an artist / blacksmith, and also making some timber wildlife panels. We will be planting wildflowers and native shrubs...a great 'restaurant' for local bees and butterflies! If we get more votes than either of the other two projects in our area we can also plant a community orchard with local heritage fruit trees and provide some seating and even picnic tables.
We are very excited that we have been one of 1,300 projects selected out of 3,000 applications for the scheme - competition for funding was very fierce! We will get a minimum of £8,000, but if you vote for us and we beat either of the other two, we get more!
Please help us get the best out of this project and vote for us in Tesco from 26th September.
PLEASE SHARE THIS POST WIDELY SO WE CAN GET AS MUCH SUPPORT AS POSSIBLE!
Also, please publicize our project on Twitter, using the hashtag #BagsofHelp and tagging @Tesco_Scotland. The campaign is mostly Twitter based and I don't have a personal Twitter account so please do Tweet for us!
Matilda (a Kettins mum!)
Sunday, 2nd October 2016
Strathmore Screen presents -
Pete’s Dragon - Cert PG -Sun 2nd Oct at 4.00PM -Doors open 3.30PM
Café Society– Cert 12A - Sun 2nd Oct at 7.00PM—Doors open 6.30PM
at Blairgowrie Town Hall, Brown St, Blairgowrie.
Tickets from Mitchells Newsagents in the High St
And Calutek in Rattray High St.
£6.50 adult/£5.50 conc/£5 child /Family (2+2 or 1+3) £21
The Relax Group are holding a McMillan coffee morning on Friday September 23rd in St Anne's Church Hall 9.30 - 11.30
Admission £3.00 includes tea/coffee and plenty of cake.
A good chance to see what the ladies do on a Friday Morning as some of their work will be on display.
Hope to see you all there supporting a great cause.
For any family living in Perth & Kinross with young people in P6 & P7
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As a family you attend one session each week for 7 weeks. The sessions are held in the evenings 5.00-7.30pm
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Blairgowrie Community Campus – Thursday 22nd, 29th September, 6th, 27th October, 3rd, 10th, 17th November (Programme starts at 5.00 and finishes at 7.30pm, with a half hour interval for tea).
Application forms or information can be obtained from:
As part of my summer programme of visits it was a pleasure to go to Blacketyside Farm Shop in Leven and meet with soft fruit farmer Robert Todd and The Buffalo Farm's Steve Mitchell to promote the Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight, managed by Scotland Food and Drink, which runs from the 3rd -18th of September.
Blacketyside Farm is a great example of Scotland’s produce and this is a good opportunity to celebrate and promote Mid Scotland and Fife’s larder’.
The Food and Drink Fortnight has been successful in previous years in raising awareness and showing appreciation for the value of the Food and Drinks sector to Scotland’s economy.
The Brexit vote does present challenges to the sector and the uncertainty around trade, movement of people and sector support is difficult, but it was encouraging to hear about the strengths of these businesses and their plans for the future.
The strawberries and cheese and leek bread I brought home were lovely and likewise the buffalo burgers. Lots of retailers will be promoting Scottish products over the fortnight and we are lucky to have so many in our region. A good opportunity to try something new and support our local economy.
Friendly, reliable person required to assist staff in Blairgowrie Day Club. Duties involve assisting staff with general tasks.
Applicants should be over 18 and be flexible regarding days and times. Full training provided.
Please contact Jim West at PKAVS Carers' Services, Telephone 01738 567076.
For more information about the Blairgowrie Day Club, visit their web page - http://www.pkavscarershub.org.uk/PKAVS-Day-Clubs-event
Coupar Angus Scout Group (6th Perthshire Scouts) is looking for new Scout volunteers to help run its Beavers and Cubs groups.
What do volunteers do?
Adult volunteers support Scouts in a wide range of roles from working directly with young people, to helping manage a Group, to being a charity Trustee. We help volunteers get the most out of their experiences at Scouts by providing opportunities for adventure, training, fun and friendship.
Our award-winning training scheme for volunteers means that adults get as much from Scouts as young people. Our approach focuses on what you want to get out of volunteering with Scouts, while respecting how much time you can offer. Over 90% of Scout volunteers say that their skills and experiences have been useful in their work or personal life.
If you would like to volunteer, please contact Scout Leader Jenny Ross at firstname.lastname@example.org
Beavers are our youngest members, and generally meet for an hour per week. They enjoy all that Scouting has to offer; being introduced to outdoor activities, having the opportunity to be creative, explore their local community and experience the excitement of a Beaver Scout Sleepover with their friends.
The Beaver Colony is the first and youngest section of the Scout Group. Beaver Scouts are young people aged between 6 and 8 years old.
During their time in the Pack, Cub Scouts will get a chance to try a wide range of different activities as well as going on trips, days out, and on camps. Participation and personal development, rather than meeting set standards, is the key approach, and there are a range of badges and challenge awards that Cub Scouts can gain to recognise their achievements.
The Cub Pack is the second section of the Scout Group following on from Beavers. Cub Scouts are young people aged between 8 and 10½.
Scouts, Explorers and the Scout Network
There are also sections for older children and young adults aged up to 18, although currently the nearest location for these is Blairgowrie.
NOTICE TO SCOTMID MEMBERS - North Region OGM – for members living in the North Region – is on Monday 3rd October 2016 at 7pm - Red House Hotel, Station Road, Coupar Angus, PH13 9AL. Registration for meetings in the West and North will close at 4pm on Monday 26th September - REGISTER HERE - http://www.scotmid.coop/membership/ogm2016/
This Friday (9th September) at the Town Hall, the community group behind the proposal to acquire the former Trades Lane medical centre for community use will be holding a second public consultation.
Speaking on behalf of the group, Keith Langelaan expressed his thanks to all who managed to get along to their first public consultation last Friday, which he described as "a very encouraging start to the acquisition of the disused NHS building here in Coupar Angus."
The group will be one of many local organisations advertising their activities and seeking community views at the Action Picnic organised by the Town Team, which will take place at the Town Hall from 3pm to 8pm.
Keith went on to say,
"It will be to the benefit of all in Coupar Angus and the surrounding area, in many ways. If the level of support is maintained, then we will proceed to the next stage.......submitting our offer and proposal."
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