Live­stock dead­line is loom­ing for show

More glass re­cy­cling points

Blairgowrie Advertiser - - CHURCH NEWS - Rachel Clark

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 re­cy­ 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

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

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