Clubs and organisations
Bridge of Earn BC On Sunday the George Duncan Singles was played in blustery conditions. This is a charity event and, though there was not the usual turnout, the sum of £106 was raised and this will go to Tayside Mountain Rescue. Many thanks to all who helped in any way and to those who donated food, raffles and money. There is a friendly game on Friday and the guests are AGB. Players are needed, as are donations of food and raffles. The game starts at 6pm prompt. On Saturday, the Points Competition takes place from noon-4pm. This is also a charity event. Support would be appreciated. Common Weal Perth and Kinross Common Weal Perth and Kinross next meets at 6.45pm on Wednesday, September 20, at Blend Coffee Lounge, 274 High Street, Perth, for “coffee, cake and conversation” on various aspects of current affairs and politics. All are welcome to come along and take part. Find out more about Common Weal via www.allofusfirst.org of Facebook and Twitter. Comrie Inner Link The group meets in the WRI Hall, Nurse’s Lane, Comrie, fortnightly on Mondays at 10.30am from October to April. The meetings are organised by the committee for ladies in the neighbourhood. They include coffee and a chat and a chance to catch up with friends or meet new people, followed by a talk. The speakers cover a wide range of subjects and are always interesting, informative and entertaining. The first meeting this year is on October 9. For further information please contact Hilda Bain on 01764 671117 or Frances Murray on 01764 670395. Crieff Camera Club The first meeting of the new session was entertained by an enthralling presentation of wildlife photography by Perth naturalist Eric McCabe. Eric is a member of the Zoological Photographic Club, and in the past few years he has travelled extensively on five continents, recording bird and animal life. His presentation to the camera club was entitled ‘The Roof of the World - China’s Wildlife’, and Eric described the altitude and remoteness of this mountain habitat. His illustrations portrayed the numerous small birds of the region, colourful relatives of many European birds such as tits and finches, as well as larger species such as eagles and buzzards. The animal life included the rare golden takin, as well as many types of deer and wild cats. His trip took him through the Xining area of Qinghai province, much of the area an extension of the mountainous Tibetan plateau. Eric described the rigours of exploring and photographing at heights often above 4000 metres. The second part of Eric’s talk covered his journey into the foothill areas of Sichuan province, where the headwaters of the Yangtse and Mekong rivers give rise to a more populous and greener environment. President Jane Morrison, thanked Eric for a memorable start to the camera club’s programme, and reminded members of the next meeting on September 21 when David Clark will present a workshop on printing. Errol Pensioners’ Club Errol Pensioners Club will be holding a bingo tea on Thursday, September 21, from 7.30pm in Masonic Lounge, High Street, Errol. Usual houses, lines, raffles and lucky number. Everyone welcome. Please note the change of venue. Inner Link 2 The first meeting of the club for session 2017-18 will be held on Tuesday, September 19, in Kinnoull Bowling Clubhouse at 10.30am preceded by tea/coffee. All present and new members will be most welcome.
The Perth Hillwalking Club moderate group went from Bridge of Awe to Taynuilt Jeanfield Swifts Community Club U9 Girls (McDonalds, MK Rice & Noodle Bar): Training continues on a Tuesday night from 6-7pm at North Inch by Rose Terrace and Thursday night from 6-7pm at Jeanfield Swifts, Bute Drive. All new girls from age six years are welcome to attend and learn to play football in a fun and friendly environment. Contact Bobby on 07713 018665 or U9@jeanfieldswiftsgirlsfc.co.uk. U11s (Oracle Plumbing and Heating Engineers, KGM Groundworks): Training is Tuesdays from 6-7pm on the North Inch and Thursdays from 6-7pm at Jeanfield Swifts, Bute Drive. Contact Kevin on 07818 040433 or firstname.lastname@example.org U13s (Binn Group): Training continues on Tuesdays from 6-7pm on the North Inch and on Thursdays from 6-7pm at Jeanfield Swifts, Bute Drive. Contact Tom Hanratty on 07769 320397 or u13@jeanfieldswiftsgirlsfc. co.uk U15s (Colin Allen): A goalkeeper is needed for 2018 season. Training is at North Inch on Tuesdays from 6.30-8pm and at Jeanfield Swifts, Bute Drive, on Thursdays from 6.30-8pm. Contact Iwan Davies on 07940 731668 or email@example.com U17s (am|architect, The Bathroom Co): A goalkeeper and outfield players are needed to strengthen squad. Training is at the North Inch on Tuesdays from 6.30-8pm and at Jeanfield Swifts, Bute Drive, on Thursdays from 6.30-8pm. Contact Donna Shaw on 07809 885681 or email headcoach@ jeanfieldswiftsgirlsfc.co.uk Ladies (Perth Physiotherapy, Production Glassfibre, ISS Labour, Tan International, Grossis): Training is at McDiarmid Park on Wednesday and Friday evenings. Contact Steve Grossi on 07771 643125 or firstname.lastname@example.org Any girls, ladies, coaches or volunteers looking to join a progressive club contact head coach Donna Shaw on the details listed above. Kinross and District Probus Club The first meeting of the new 2017/18 programme the club received a presentation from John Pritchard of Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA). John joined the SCAA crew as Paramedic Team Leader in the latest move of his 17 year career with Scottish Ambulance Service. He was recently awarded an MBE, and was previously a Royal Air Force medic for seven years. He is also a pre-hospital care instructor and responder with BASICS Scotland. SCAA was formed in 2012 and launched our helicopter air ambulance in May 2013 to assist the Scottish Air Ambulance Service (SAAS) to deliver front-line care to time-critical emergencies across Scotland. SCAA provides a fully equipped medical helicopter that can be deployed from its central base at Perth Airport to incidents across the length and breadth of Scotland. As John says: “SCAA is a major step forward in terms of patient care – especially in the more remote and rural areas, an air ambulance is a major asset for the people of Scotland.” John explained the roles of the air crew and the paramedics and how they have developed a team approach which ensures that SCAA can deliver an excellent, efficient and cost effective service. A service that links into all the other agencies like Scottish Ambulance Service, Mountain Rescue, and Police Scotland and is co-ordinated via a specialist call centre desk based in Glasgow. Having carried out 1524 missions in the last 51 months the team based in Perth is kept very busy. John highlighted the daily schedule that is carried out to ensure the aircraft and crew are all working to the highest standard. The mantra is ‘check, check, check and then check it again’. So delivery of this vital service for Scotland is clearly in safe hands and will continue to provide critical patient care when and where required. SCAA is a charity and is not supported by any statutory funding and the service is funded solely by donations from private individuals, companies and community trusts. The vote of thanks was given by Dick Crighton. Next meeting will be held on September 20 when the club will receive a talk on the new V&A in Dundee. Letham Community Sports Club Coaches wanted: With no shortage of children wanting to play football the club is in real need of coaches to take teams. Can you spare a couple of hours a week to help with coaching a football team; or could you see yourself running a team of your own? In return for an hour or two of your time each week Letham will invest in developing you to coach to the highest accredited standards. The club would be particularly interested in hearing from people who would be interested in forming new teams. Contact Jon Kidd on 07783 809049 or email email@example.com. Letham Futsal: Two Futsal teams play on a Monday night in the Scottish Futsal League. Teams cover ages 15 upwards. Anyone interested in playing Futsal should contact Jon as above. Futsal for Youths: If your child was born in 2011 or before Letham now offer youth futsal sessions on a Wednesday night at Perth College UHI’s Academy of Sport and Wellbeing. For more call Jon as above. Letham Girls: Letham want to hear from girls/women of all ages, over five years, to join the club’s thriving girls section. For more information, come along on a Monday night at 6pm or call Fiona on 07761 025216. Letham Soccer School (sponsored by Struan Motors, Crieff Road): The soccer school for boys and girls in primaries one, two and three at 9am on the all-weather 3G pitch at Seven Acres every Saturday. The cost is £2. Please wear boots and shin guards and bring a drink. If arriving by car please use car park via Balgowan Road entrance. No need to pre-book. Letham Lions (sponsored by Shared Care Scotland): The PAN-Disability football team is open to all ages and disabilities. The team participate in national tournaments and festivals, as well as training weekly on a Friday evening. The coaches are fully qualified in working with individuals who have a disability and have Scottish FA coaching qualifications. For more information contact Nick on 07725 837116 or firstname.lastname@example.org Pay to Play: Letham, in conjunction with Active Schools, offer school kids in primaries four to seven an opportunity every Tuesday from 4-5pm to play football on their state of the art all-weather pitch at Seven Acres Park, Newhouse Road, Letham for £1 with qualified football coaches. Wear boots and warm clothing. No need to pre-book. Sponsorship: Do you own or operate a business? Sponsoring a football team is a highly effective way of supporting a local cause and increasing your reach. Letham has a number of teams that would benefit from support. Contact Jon for more informathe tion as above. Fixtures: Saturday - U11 Juniors Girls v Montrose Youth (10.30am); U15 Girls v Forfar Farmington (10am); 2002 Tangies v Elgin Star (11.30am); Letham Amateurs v Luncarty ASC (2pm); Blair Thistle v Letham Community AFC (2pm). Sunday: 2006 Sky Blues v Scone Thistle (9am); 2008 Blacks v 2008 Sky Blues (9am); 2007 Tangies v Blairgowrie (10am); 2007 Sky Blues v Breadalbane (10am); 2004 Sky Blues v Scone Thistle (11am); 2003 Whites v Duloch Juniors Yellows (12.30pm); U19 Tangies v Forfar West End (2pm); 2005 Whites v Blairgowrie (4pm). Monday: FC Pumas v Letham Futsal (8.25pm); Letham Youth Futsal v The Old Lady (9.10pm). Perth Caledonia Bowling Club Gents: Saturday, September 16 Club Triples. Ladies: Wednesday, September 20, is closing day and presentation of prizes. An invitation is extended to the club’s gents members to attend. Perth Club Domino League Congratulations to Tulloch, who were winners of the INC Cup last Friday. The runner-up was Legion Ex Service. Upcoming fixtures and events: Friday, September 15 - McEwans Pairs competition in the Saints club, 7-7.30pm registration and it’s £2 entry per pair. Tuesday, September 19 - Arthur Mailer Cup second round: Ex Service/Tulloch v Ex Service B/ Legion Ex Service; Black Watch v Letham A; Saints Hamdani v Staff Club; Tulloch Saints v Staff Club A. Perth and District Ramblers Walk on Saturday, September 16, is a nine-mile grade C walk from Bankfoot to Dunkeld by Glengarry. Meet at 8.50am at the bus stop on Dunkeld Road, Perth, opposite Asda to take bus to Bankfoot. Return to Perth from Dunkeld by bus. Registered assistance dogs only please. Further information from Paula Bowman on 01738 582339 or 07870 937963. The group also holds walks every Wednesday. For details contact Jim Pirie on 01738 451314 or 07923 457219. Perth Hillwalking Club Club members faced challenging weather conditions for the September walks in the Cruachan/Loch Awe area. The 28 walkers split into four groups and tackled routes ranging from low-level forest walks to the Munros of the Ben Cruachan range.