spring show, which this year was ‘Whisky Galore’.
*Hundreds of local supporters travelled to Murrayfield Stadium to cheer on Blairgowrie RFC in the BT National Bowl Final. It was the first time in the east Perthshire club’s history that it has reached the landmark occasion - and the boys in blue rose to the occasion, although they were ultimately pipped to the trophy by Portobello.
*An incredible £17,500 was raised for charity at the Blairgowrie Drive-It Day Classic Car Tour, organised by the Rotary Club of Blairgowrie and featuring around 70 classic cars from yesteryear to the present day.
*Tourism chiefs in east Perthshire welcomed proposals for a ‘snow road scenic route’ in the area.
*Local government elections saw Councillor Caroline Shiers reelected for a third term as a Scottish Conservative councillor for the Blairgowrie and Glens ward. Fellow Tory councillor Bob Brawn was elected to represent the ward on Perth and Kinross Council for the first time as was SNP councillor Tom McEwan.
*Blairgowrie Juniors’ team manager Billy Mackay stepped down from dugout duties, handing over the reins to long-serving team captain Mark Brash. Billy continued in his role as president of the club.
*Election fever arrived in Blairgowrie with a visit by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon in support of the SNP candidate for the Perth and North Perthshire constituency, Pete Wishart.
*Three of the largest sports clubs in Blairgowrie joined forces to ask Perth and Kinross Council to consider providing a floodlit 3G training pitch for the town at Davie Park.
*Nearly 400 runners and walkers signed up to take part in the RattrayBlair half marathon, which returned to the east Perthshire capital after an absence of more than 20 years. The event, which was organised by Rattray runner Peter Ritchie, raised £5,000 for local charities.
*Organisers hailed the fourth annual Coupar Angus Cycling Festival as the biggest and best yet.
*The Blairgowrie Citizen of the Year and Young Person of the Year were announced as well-known local resident Sandy Thomson and Eve Campbell, both from Rattray.
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Making history Blairgowrie RFC made it to the finals of the BT National Bowl, held at Murrayfield