Category archives: News

  • Supporting Wellbeing on Return to School This is a leaflet for parents and carers as they prepare their children for returning to school. It gives advice on practical, physical and emotional issues.  Supporting Wellbeing information  
  • P&K Info on Schools re-opening https://www.pkc.gov.uk/article/21779/Re-opening-of-schools-confirmed
  • FYI 41 new, temporary 20mph speed limits will be introduced across Perth and Kinross as part of the Scottish Government's 'Spaces for People' project that is designed to support 'active' travel (walking, cycling, etc.) A 20mph zone in the High St will be extended to into the Feus.  Also, we do not know. when the Aytoun Hall will reopen but will likely remain closed until social distancing restrictions are no longer necessary and crowds at events are once again permitted. The Live Active Leisure Halls Operations manager has promised to let us know ASAP.
  • Future Focus is our response to an unprecedented opportunity for our church to invest in our new and ambitious vision for the future of our Church Centre. We believe God is leading us into a new chapter in the Centre’s life. We want it to become a thriving community hub, where people of all ages are shown God’s love by being welcomed, respected, and supported towards the fullness of life that God intends. Specifically, we are exploring the possible use of the Centre for a food bank and other community support as well as youth ministry and a community café.        We have been approached by a generous benefactor who would like to help us in this by repaying the outstanding balance on our Centre loan, currently £160 000. If we can raise £80K, he will match fund the equivalent. This is a wonderful offer which the church cannot afford to refuse! Removing the loan would release our funds to staff and resource the vision to support our community and reach people with the love of God. I[...]
  • Schools announcement: P&K announced yesterday that ALL PUPILS are to return to school on MONDAY 17 AUGUST with SELECTED GROUPS attending from 12 AUGUST. Find out more through this link: https://www.pkc.gov.uk/news
  • The Church of Scotland Guild is a movement within the Church of Scotland that invites and encourages both women and men to commit their lives to Jesus Christ and enables them to express their faith in worship, prayer and action.  With around 17,000 members, the Guild is one of Scotland's largest voluntary organisation. Although women make up the bulk of our membership, increasingly, men are becoming members and taking active roles at local and national levels.       The Guild's motto is taken from Acts 27, verse 23: "Whose we are and Whom we serve."  The  Guild has a part of the Church of Scotland website all of its own and has lots of very interesting information.  Every three years, a strategy with three annual themes is decided by the Guild. They also decide on a discussion topic every year.  Have a look on the website and get a better idea of the work this kirk organisation does.  https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/serve/the-guild/  And check out our own Guild Page.
  • With Phase 2 of the Scottish Government’s Route Map out of lockdown now being progressively introduced, Docherty’s Midland Coaches have confirmed that they are to recommence operating their local bus services in both the Auchterarder and Crieff areas.  The various routes will restart as follows: Restart from Services Monday, 29 June 2020 19, 20, 18, 45 and 155 Monday, 06 July 2020 Auchterarder Town Bus (Services 49 and 49A) Colin Docherty, Operations Director, Docherty’s Midland Coaches indicated: “We are looking forward to once again providing a public transport option for residents, and, in light of COVID-19, will be implementing a number of revised procedures to provide confidence that the buses are being operated to the highest achievable standards.”  He also confirmed that “Docherty’s will be operating full timetables, but passengers will need to appreciate that, due to social distancing requirements, carrying capacity on the buses will be reduced.  P[...]