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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.allo­fus­ 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@jean­fieldswifts­ 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 u11@jean­fieldswifts­ 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. 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 u15@jean­fieldswifts­ 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@ jean­fieldswifts­ 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 ladies@jean­fieldswifts­ 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 sec­re­ 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 nick.keiller@hot­ 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.

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