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Of the year 2020 Part one

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baby Tay Steelant, who was born on the day the lockdown was announced, with parents Naomi and Alex

April

Fears were raised that nurses and carers in Perth and Kinross were having to look after those particular­ly vulnerable to coronaviru­s without access to vital safety gear.

Staff at the Range in Perth walked out after facing a barrage of abuse from shoppers.

Despite the darkness in the world, the PA celebrated the joy of new birth by featuring babies born during lockdown.

The human cost of the coronaviru­s in Perth and Kinross was laid bare with the deaths of two well-known faces in the region - Christina Maclennan and Graham Fulton.

A massive blaze devastated the reed beds by the Tay at Errol.

May

Residents of the Pomarium Flats in Perth city centre told how they were living in fear after a spate of incidents.

Scottish Cup-winning manager Tommy Wright quit his role at St Johnstone after seven years.

Perthshire had become Scotland’s dumping ground as the coronaviru­s lockdown continued to lead to an increase in fly-tipping.

Concerns were raised that the coronaviru­s would call last orders on much of the Perth and Kinross pub trade.

Residents in Bridge of Earn brought some colour to lockdown with a scarecrow festival.

June

Selfish louts were slammed for treating Perth’s North Inch like a rubbish tip as the region entered phase one of the lockdown exit route map.

Perth and Kinross was warned to brace itself for more job losses after Crieff Hydro and Pitlochry Festival Theatre unveiled plans to cut their workforce.

Club legend Callum Davidson was unveiled as St Johnstone’s new manager.

Perth and Kinross was preparing to take further tentative steps out of lockdown while plans for a return to the classroom for pupils was being finalised.

Shoppers returned to high streets across Perth and Kinross as nonessenti­al stores opened for the first time in over three months.

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 ??  ?? (Top) MarchGive and Take boxes in Perth were part of the community response to COVID-19
(Above) MayTommy Wright left his role as St Johnstone manager
(Left) MayA scarecrow festival helped lift spirits in Bridge of Earn
(Below) AprilA fire devastated the Errol reed beds
(Top) MarchGive and Take boxes in Perth were part of the community response to COVID-19 (Above) MayTommy Wright left his role as St Johnstone manager (Left) MayA scarecrow festival helped lift spirits in Bridge of Earn (Below) AprilA fire devastated the Errol reed beds

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