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Viewfield Place closed by police following an assault

Police Scotland are currently investigating an assault today, 10th of February 2019.

Police were seen in riot gear entering a building, eye witnesses said.

A spokesperson from Police Scotland said: “Police Scotland is investigating an assault which occurred in the Viewfield Place area of Perth at about 4.10pm today. Crieff Road was closed off for a short time but is now open again, and Viewfield Place remains closed.”

Inspector Martin Pattie said “I would like to thank members of the public for their co-operation and patience.

This was a contained incident, there was no risk to the general public and investigations are continuing. Should any person have any information about the incident please contact police on 101 or speak to any officer. Alternatively information can be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555111”

Scone Palace a paw-some option for four-legged friends this Winter

Scone Palace, one of Scotland’s favourite visitor attractions, has invited its paw-some four-legged visitors – and their owners – to come indoors to warm up after a walk in the grounds during the cold winter months.

Recently named one of the most pet-friendly places to visit in the world, Scone Palace is a popular spot for dog walkers to take a stroll with beautiful woodland gardens for dogs to run around in, drinking stations dotted throughout the grounds and looming Douglas Firs for owners to admire. Lord and Lady Mansfield of Scone Palace are Norfolk Terrier owners themselves and are regularly seen in the grounds with their dog.

Now, for the first time, the Palace has opened its Old Kitchen to dogs during the winter season, where they can relax with their owners after a bracing walk.

Dog owners can pick up a hot drink from the Palace Coffee Shop and enjoy it with their canine companions in the Old Kitchen which will, complete with an original Victorian range, offer a warm, quiet and spacious environment for both owners and their dogs to enjoy.

During the summer, Scone Palace was named in the top seven of the U.K.’s most pet-friendly places and outranked several other famous Scottish locations, making it the animal lovers’ favourite in Scotland. TrustedHousesitters, the world’s largest house and pet sitting company, asked its users to vote for the best places in the world to take pets. Scone Palace won the accolade for its spectacular location and dog-friendly attitude.

Following this accolade, Scone Palace decided to make the visitor experience even more pet-friendly during the colder winter months.

Stephen Brannigan, Head of House Opening at Scone Palace, said:

“We were delighted to have been listed as one of the most pet-friendly places to visit in the world earlier this year. We always offer a warm welcome to dog walkers in the Palace grounds and gardens and we are pleased to have found a way to offer an even warmer welcome by opening our doors during the colder months of the year. We hope all of our regular dog walkers as well as new visitors will enjoy a coffee in our Old Kitchen.”

Dogs will be welcomed in the Old Kitchen during the closed winter season only. In the summer months, outdoor seating is provided. Admission to the Palace grounds, Coffee Shop and Food Shop is free during the winter months and is open from 10.00am-4.00pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from February 1, 2019.

COMPETITION: Win tickets to Nirvana Unplugged Experience

Nirvana Unplugged Experience set to play The Green Room Perth this weekend

Competition: WIN two tickets to Nirvana Unplugged Experience in Perth this weekend and a limited edition print.

The critically acclaimed Nirvana Unplugged Experience, which is a tribute to the world-famous MTV Unplugged session, is coming to Perth. Headed up by Edinburgh-based singer Ewan McKenna with support from a talented band consisting of acoustic, bass, drums & a cello.

Relive the 1993 performance in The Green Room this Saturday. A concert which has been  sold out in both Stirling and Glasgow and will be one that is sure to grow in future years throughout the country.

Nirvana Unplugged Experience will be seated only, it is open to over 14’s and is £12 a ticket. However, we will be giving away two tickets and a limited edition print to one very lucky winner. All you have to do is share and like this article post and we will announce the winner on Friday!

For further information you can find the event page here.

Competition closes: Thursday 29th at 5pm.

Photo Credit: Kerrin Carr Photography @ Saint Luke’s & The Winged Ox 


NASHVILLE is a favourite destination all year long and so of course is the “Big Apple”  so why not combine the two into one fantastic holiday? We can arrange for you to travel from the UK to Nashville and spend time in New York at the start or the end of your holiday. Our CMA Festival package featured in this brochure is perfect for a New York add on – in fact any of our tours can be combined with New York.  Simply let us know how many nights you’d like to stay and we will arrange it for you!



  • International Flights to Nashville
  • 4 Nights 3* Hotel Nashville Area*

  • Fly from Nashville to New York
  • Airport Shuttle Transfers
  • Tour of the Ryman Auditorium
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  • Country Music Hall of Fame
  • New York City Pass
  • RCA Studio B Tour
  • Johnny Cash Museum
  • Return Airport Transfer
  • Return flight to the UK


*Hotel upgrades available on request – extra nights can be added to either or both destinations.

This fantastic package is the perfect combination for music and city lovers alike. With prices starting at just £1399* per person for two adults sharing. You can also add New York to any of our Tours or any USA FlyDrive or holiday, just call and ask for details.  Book your ideal package now with a low deposit by calling Perth (01738) 643737

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NASHVILLE TENNESSEE home of Country Music and The Grand Ole Opry. Take in the sights and sounds of Broadway and Printers Alley, before taking a leisurely drive into The Great Smoky Mountain National Park. As well as your visit to Dollywood, with its rides, attractions and live musical performances, in Pigeon Forge you can enjoy a dinner show with live comedy or country shows by famous performers. Go ice skating on the Olympic sized ice-rink and visit the black bears at the top of Ober Gatlinburg!


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  • Area Show Tickets if Required
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  • Return flights from Knoxville Tennessee


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Prices are from just £1499* per person. These year round destinations can be booked to suit your holiday requirements. Don’t want to drive? Please consider our Mountains, Moonshine & Music City Tour – see the full itinerary here.


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MEMPHIS TENNESSEE home of Blues, Soul & Rock n Roll! Experience the best  Memphis attractions, hear what’s happening on Beale Street, see the Peabody Ducks and learn what is inside the Memphis Pyramid.  A visit to this exciting, vibrant city, rich in music history, can be added to our CMA Festival Package. Join us for 2 days and nights in Memphis before travelling in our luxury coach to Nashville for 8 more days to experience all that the Country Music Festival has to offer…


  • International Flight to Memphis
  • 8 Nights B&B in Nashville
  • Memphis Airport Pickup
  • 4 Day CMA Festival Pass*
  • 2 Nights B&B in Memphis
  • Grand Ole Opry Show
  • Graceland Mansion Tour*
  • Tour The Ryman Auditorium
  • Lunch at Vernon’s Smokehouse
  • Country Music Hall of Fame
  • Sun Studio Admission
  • Visit the Memphis Pyramid
  • Coach Travel to Nashville
  • Historic RCA Studio B Tour
  • Johnny Cash Museum
  • Return Flight from Nashville


*Graceland visit includes admission to The Lisa Marie & Hound Dog 11, CMA Festival Tickets will be in Lower or Club Premium Seats.

Departs UK Sunday 2nd of June 2019 – Pricing on request.  If this date doesn’t suit, please remember Memphis & Nashville are year round destinations. To book our brilliant CMA Festival Package, Elvis Week in August or any other date that suits you, call us now on 01738 643737 – Secure your places today with a LOW Deposit!



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Perthshire care worker and video star gains recognition at Scottish Care Awards

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A care home worker who rose to Internet fame earlier this year was recognised at this year’s prestigious Scottish Care Awards, which recognises the very best of those working in the care industry.

Ross Balmer, who works at Balhousie Care Group’s Dalnaglar care home in Crieff, Perthshire was runner-up in the Emerging Talent category at the awards last Friday night.

Ross made national headlines earlier this year when a video taken of him jiving with an elderly resident to Elvis Presley was shared widely on the Internet, the video received thousands of views.

Claire Docherty, Head of Operations at Balhousie Care Group, said: “Everyone at Balhousie Care Group is immensely proud of Ross’ achievement in the Scottish Care Awards. It is wonderful to see individuals at various stages in their career making a real difference to people across our care homes, from staff to our residents and their families, by providing the very best of care.”

Man arrested in connection with fire in Perth

Police Scotland are appealing for information after a man dies following a fire in Perth yesterday, 18th of November 2018.

He had been within the property when emergency services were called at 9.50pm on Sunday evening. The man has yet to be formally identified but his next of kin have been made aware, police said.

Detective Inspector Gavin McKinlay said :

‘A joint investigation with Scottish Fire and Rescue Service is currently ongoing, but I can however confirm that the fire is being treated as suspicious.

‘I would like to appeal to anyone who was in the area of St Catherine’s Square in Perth just before 10pm yesterday evening and saw anyone acting suspiciously to get in touch with police’.

A 36-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a fire at St Catherine’s Square.

Anyone with any information should contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting 4128 of 18 November or speak to any police officers. Alternatively if you have any information about the incident you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their Anonymous Online Form at crimestoppers-uk.org.

Perth Christmas Light Switch-On: Sunday

Real Life Entertainment play Perth Christmas Light Switch-On
2/5 of Real Life Entertainment

After a braw day of festive fun on Saturday the party will certainly not end there with Sunday gearing up to be a brilliant day of live music from local artists.

Sunday 18th November will see two stages in Horsecross Plaza and King Edward Street fuelled by amazing Perthshire and Scottish talent. 

Horsecross Plaza Stage…

The tunes will be kicking off from 12 noon with Journey North – a Scottish folk 5 piece from Tayside and Fife. Followed by performances from The Mad Ferret Band, Cairdeas, Perth funk pioneers Bohemian Monk Machine, Bobby King & The Fishers ending at 4.20pm with a set from Aye n Aye. Aye N Aye are a collective of Scottish musicians who play their songs in a Jamaican style.

Kind Edward Street Stage…

Kicking off with our very own jack of all trades Chris Small at 12 noon. Following on from him will be About Last Night. Psych-rock outfit Real Life Entertainment will be making some sweet sweet noise from 1.30pm followed by The Purple Felts. Closing the day will be The Irritable Owls, Wang Dang Delta and Last Orders.

A brilliant lineup of music over two stages on Sunday, there really is no excuse not to head down. Support local artists and head down and see what all the fuss is about, you’ll not be disappointed. It’s brilliant to see a whole day and two stages dedicated to smaller musicians and we want this to continue in future years, the only way that will happen is if we head down and join in the fun!

Need another reason to come down?

Surely not! Yet I can give you a few more. Perth’s Chocolate and Gin Fest will be continuing throughout Sunday so if you didn’t get enough free samples on Saturday you can always come down to replenish (but also buy gin presents for those you love and support small distilleries). I am also being told that there will in fact be an edible cake map of Perth and Kinross, no word of a lie. 

Another brilliant day, and probably my favourite out of the two, for this weekend’s Christmas Light Switch-On. All stage times can be found here.


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