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Man dies after incident at Wallace Crescent in Perth

Police Scotland confirmed a 22-year-old man has died following serious injuries at Wallace Crescent in Perth.

On arrival, officers found an injured man. He had serious injuries and was taken to Ninewells Hospital in Dundee for treatment and sadly died a short time later.

A 23 year old woman and a 21 year old man have been arrested in connection with the man’s death.

Detective Inspector Gary Winter of the Major Investigation Team said: “Our thoughts at this time are very much with this young man’s family and friends.

‘Enquiries are at an early stage, but I would like reassurance the local community that this appears to be contained incident with no threat to the wider public.

‘There will continue to be police presence at the scene and other addresses in the city whilst we continue to investigate this man’s death.

‘We are appealing for anyone who was in the area of Wallace Court at Wallace Crescent, Perth in the early of this morning to phone 101 and quote incident number 0259 of today’s date.”

Perthshire law firm appoints new Director of Property

Macnabs, a leading law firm in Perthshire, has announced the appointment of Stewart Baillie who will take up the position as Director of Property for the firm.

Stewart Baillie who joined the firm from Andersons in Kinross, has a wealth of legal experience advising clients on all areas including property, court, commercial and private client work.

Macnabs, which has four offices and has been advising the people of Perthshire and beyond since 1880, has a strong reputation for offering clients practical solutions to all their legal problems, and has recently established a partnership with estate agents Harper & Stone. Macnabs highly trained property team have many years experience in residential sales and purchases, as well as dealing with commercial transactions and acting for landlords and tenants.

Managing Partner Ruth Croman comments: “We are delighted to welcome Stewart to the Macnabs team. It has been a busy year for our conveyancing department following our partnership with leading residential estate agents Harper & Stone, and also the opening of our new office in Blairgowrie last month. Stewart’s knowledge and enthusiasm will allow us to continue to deliver a first class property service to our clients across Perthshire.”

Stewart Baillie adds: “It’s great to be joining such an innovative firm who have grown significantly over the years, yet managed to maintain their unique personal approach and down-to-earth style. Buying or selling a property is one of the largest transactions most people make in their lives and I am looking forward to working with Macnabs clients and making sure the process is as stress free as possible, whether they are purchasing, selling or leasing a property.”

Thousands pedal across Highland Perthshire at Etape Caledonia 2019

Credit: Epic Action Imagery

Cyclists from all over the UK have been pedalling across Highland Perthshire as Etape Caledonia 2019, the UK’s original closed-roads sportive, took place today.

Beginning in Pitlochry from 6.30am this morning with the start line on Atholl Road, the first finishers began arriving back in the town from around 10am to receive their well-earned medal and enjoy the thriving Event Village, with food, drink, massages, live music and much more on offer. The event is famed for its buzzing and supportive atmosphere. 

Credit: Epic Action Imagery

As the event draws to a close, organisers Limelight Sports are delighted that the event has been a success with thousands of all levels of ability out on the roads of Highland Perthshire participating in the event. Craig Dews, CEO at Limelight Sports, said:

“This year has been another amazing year for Etape Caledonia, the UK’s original closed road cycling event. We hope all of the participants today had a great experience being part of this challenging and exciting sportive. It’s been fantastic to be able to bring Etape Caledonia to Highland Perthshire once again. After thirteen years the event is still hugely popular with cyclists of all levels of ability and from all around the UK; and this year we have been delighted to welcome a record number of women to the event, with 700 participating.

“We are very keen to build on this excitement and respond to the ever-increasing demand from riders to be part of this event. We are keen for as many people as possible to experience the unique sensation of cycling on exclusively closed roads, whilst taking in the dramatic hilltop views and sweeping descents that the event offers. We’re the Scottish cycling event, open to everyone.”

For those looking to participate next year, places for Etape Caledonia 2020 are available to book from tomorrow (Monday 20th May, 2019) online at www.etapecaledonia.co.uk

Pets at Home Perth announces its support for PADS through dedicated fundraising appeal

Residents of Perth are being encouraged to help rescue pets in need this year through fundraising initiatives at their local Pets At Home store.

Support Adoption For Pets, the UK’s largest grant-giving animal charity, has launched its brand new Charity of the Year initiative, which sees rescue centres across the UK building relationships with local Pets at Home stores, to work together in raising vital funds for the rescues.

The relationship will be a unique chance for rescues to raise awareness of their work in the local community.

Pets at Home Perth will be raising money for PADS and will kickstart the exciting, year long collaboration with a fundraising appeal this summer.

This is the first in-store activity of the relationship, and from 17 May, Support Adoption For Pets is asking Pets At Home stores across the UK to raise an ambitious £500,000 for its pet rescue centres. Not only will rescues be able to hero their work, they will also be able to utilise resources in the Pets at Home store, including access to the community boards and donated pallets of stock.

From 17 May to 13 June, there will be a range of activities taking place, with Pets at Home customers and animal lovers in the local area able to interact with the rescue centre team. Customers will be encouraged to donate either at store tills, or via the Support Adoption For Pets website.

A donation of just 50p will fund breakfast for a rescue pet, while £1 will fund meals throughout the day. £5 will provide food for a week and £15 will fund the entire month of food for a rescue pet.

Amy Wilson, Fundraising Manager for Support Adoption For Pets, said: “The summer fundraising appeal is a great opportunity for people to support their local rescue to give pets looking for a home the vital care they deserve. Even the smallest of donations can make a huge difference to a pet rescue centre.

“We’re overwhelmed every year by the hard work and enthusiasm of Pets at Home stores to raise money for their local rescues, and we can’t wait to see what this year holds.”

Chris Nicol, store manager at Pets at Home Perth said: “We’re delighted to be raising money for PADS this year, and hope that the people of Perth will get involved and support us on our fundraising mission.

“We have ambitious goals for our summer fundraising appeal, and every donation will help a rescue pet in need.”

Support Adoption For Pets is a charity established by Pets at Home in 2006. Since then it has helped over 1,000 rehoming centres and animal welfare organisations across the UK. In addition to its fundraising work, it also runs dedicated adoption centres in Pets at Home stores.

For more information, and to make a donation, please visit: https://www.supportadoptionforpets.co.uk/support-us/donate/

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 & NEW YORK

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!

 

NASHVILLE PACKAGE

  • International Flights to Nashville
  • 4 Nights 3* Hotel Nashville Area*
NEW YORK PACKAGE

  • Fly from Nashville to New York
  • Airport Shuttle Transfers
  • Tour of the Ryman Auditorium
  • 3 Nights in a 3* Manhattan Hotel*
  • 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


For your personal free copy of our USA Brochure click here.

 

*All Travelling Time’s Holidays and Tours are 100% Financially Protected and ATOL Bonded.

NASHVILLE & DOLLYWOOD

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!

 

  • International Flight to Nashville
  • Johnny Cash Museum
  • Grand Ole Opry Show
  • 3 Days Fully Inclusive Car Hire*
  • 4 Nights 3* Hotel in Nashville*
  • 3 Nights in a 3* Mountain Area Hotel*
  • Tour of The Ryman Auditorium
  • Dollywood Admission
  • Country Music Hall of Fame
  • Area Show Tickets if Required
  • RCA Studio B Tour
  • Return flights from Knoxville Tennessee

 

*Various hotel locations & choices available – prices are based on 2 share and an Economy Car – Ask about our low cost upgrades!

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.

 

*All Travelling Time’s Holidays and Tours are 100% Financially Protected and ATOL Bonded.

ELVIS COUNTRY

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!

 

 

*All Travelling Time’s Holidays and Tours are 100% Financially Protected and ATOL Bonded.

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