Livestock deadline is looming for show
More glass recycling points
Perth and Kinross Council is looking to increase the amount of glass recycling points across the county.
The council is planning to introduce more recycling points in various locations across Perth and Kinross.
The recycling points are needed in communities because glass is not currently recycled by the council’s blue-lidded kerbside collections.
The appeal for suggestions for possible new locations comes as two glass recycling points were installed in Perth, bringing the total number across Perth and Kinross to nine recycling centres and 110 recycling points in community centres, schools and parks in local communities.
Perth and Kinross Council is keen to hear suggestions from local communities for possible locations for new recycling points in their area.
To put forward a suggestion, contact the council’s waste services team on email@example.com or call 01738 476476. Livestock owners in east Perthshire are reminded that the deadline for entries for Alyth and District Agricultural Show is this Friday, May 26.
And Friday is also the deadline for entries to the vintage classes as well.
This year’s show takes place on Saturday, June 17 and entry numbers are already looking good for the popular annual event.
Organisers are keen to get as many entries as possible for the 2017 event, however, which returns to Bogle’s Field off Essendy Road on the outskirts of Blairgowrie for another year.
Entries for the sheep, cattle and vintage tractors, engines and implements must be submitted by Friday.
Horse entries will be accepted on the day at the horse secretaries’ tent but at double the entry fee.
New for 2017 is an unaffiliated show jumping competition. Entries close on Monday, June 12 and competitors can only enter online for this event by visiting www.equoevents.
Alyth livestock farmer Stuart Knox took over as president of the show in December last year.
He is looking forward to another successful event, commenting: “The Royal Highland Show in Ingliston is after us again this year which is good for us. Some of the cattle farmers in particular like to get their animals out before the Highland so it usually helps to boost our entry numbers.”
As well as the agricultural show, there will be a range of other attractions including trade stands, arts and crafts, a dog show, sheep-shearing, farrier demonstrations, a fun fair, food and drink stands and children’s activities.
The industrial tent will have its traditional baking and produce sections, a floral art section, a handicraft section and photography section.
Stuart added: “The committee is working hard to ensure that we organise another great day out for the whole community.”
For further information, including schedules, go to www.alythshow.co.uk.
Entries to be returned to Gail Robertson, Carsie Mains Farm, Blairgowrie, PH10 6QR.
Reminder One of the livestock champions at last year’s Alyth Show