“Story of Place” workshops – getting the rural voice heard

Please see below email sent on behalf of Steven Stewart, Chair of Story of Place Board and Director of Communications at Stagecoach Group

Perth and the region place marketing – workshops

As I’m sure you’ll agree, economic success is good news for each and every business based in Perth and the region. A more successful economic area means more jobs, more visitors, increased investment, improved skills and more money in the local economy – which is something we’d all like to see.

We have a fantastic set of assets, but we believe that much more needs to be done to raise the profile and image of the place to make potential investors, workers and visitors aware of our offer, with a view to securing more investment, stimulating more visitor spending and attracting more talent to the area.

One of our priorities is to build on the success of previous work further with partner organisations and the business community to develop the ‘story’ for Perth and the region, identifying what makes us distinctive, and creating a competitive, coherent and compelling narrative and brand proposition that we can all use as ambassadors for the area.

We would very much welcome your insight and opinions in support of this piece of work to help us shape that story by attending an interactive workshop to collect your insight, thoughts and knowledge of Perth and the region.

We are holding three workshops during March, at different times of the day in different locations. We really hope that you will be able to attend one of the below workshops, and be involved in this exciting project.

6th March, 6 – 7.30pm – Birnam Arts Station Rd, Birnam, Dunkeld PH8 0DS

7th March, 8 – 9.30am – Perth Concert Hall, Mill Street, Perth PH1 5HZ

8th March, 8 – 9.30am – The Green Hotel, 2 The Muirs Kinross KY13 8AS

To register to attend please contact Jennifer McGregor on jennifermcgregor@pkc.gov.uk or 01738 475397.

We very much hope that you will be able to be involved in this exciting project. Please do not hesitate to forward this invitation on to other colleagues who may be interested or want to be involved.

Yours sincerely,

Steven Stewart
Chair of Story of Place Project Board
Partnership with Perth and Kinross Council

Defibrillator training session sold out

We’re pleased to report that all the tickets for our Defibrillator Training Session on 14 March have now been booked. Apologies to those who haven’t been able to book on this occasion, but we are planning further training sessions later in the year. If you’d like to be added to the list for those sessions, or in case there are any cancellations for 14 March, please message us through Facebook or email us on alythdevelopmenttrust@gmail.com

Sign up now for defibrillator training

Booking is now open for our Defibrillator Training Session, on 14 March at the Ogilvie Rooms, Commercial Street, Alyth, from 7.30pm until 9.30pm.

Trainer Martin Fagan from the Community Heartbeat Trust will take you through what to do in an emergency and how to use the new publicly-available defibrillator installed in the ‘squinty’ phonebook on Market Square.

Full details and online booking here:  https://www.facebook.com/events/538391419876601/

If you know someone who’d like to attend but doesn’t have internet access, there are paper booking forms in the Library, Alyth Hotel, Cafe in the Square and The Singing Kettle.  Or you can phone 01828 632816 to book a place.

Sharing Best Practice: Paths for All running “Dementia and the Outdoors” event

If you’re involved in building or maintaining paths in the outdoors, this could be for you.  Paths for All are running a half-day workshop looking at how we can make our path networks more accessible to people living with dementia.

Date: Thursday 1st March 2018
Time: 10:00 – 13:30
Venue: Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), Oatridge Campus

Register here: http://pathsforall.cmail20.com/t/t-l-kuhhpy-ptyjihtlu-j/

Being active in the outdoors has many benefits for people living with dementia. It’s good for physical and mental health, can reduce social isolation and help maintain independence. However, there are still many barriers to people living with dementia being able to access the outdoors and greenspace in their day-to-day lives. This workshop will begin to explore some of the positive steps that we can make to involve people living with dementia in the design of our path networks.

There’ll be speakers from the Dementia Services Development Centre at the University of Stirling, DEEP (Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project) and Paths for All’s Dementia Friendly Walking team.

Who should attend?

Those working to support and improve access to outdoor environments and greenspace including outdoor access professionals and community path groups

If you have any questions, please email carl.greenwood@pathsforall.org.uk

Event: Table Sale 11 September 2016

The Trust has now run two successful fundraising table sales and are planning a further three sales this year. The sales have raised nearly £1000 for the Trust, which will help fund the town centre regeneration.

The next sales will again be held in Alyth Town Hall on the following Sundays: 12th June, 11th September and 4th December. Tables are still £10 and you are welcome to sell anything from arts, crafts, food, brick a brac and anything in between!

Some tables are still available for the September sale.

If you wish to book a table please email:

alythdevelopmenttrust@gmail.com