Blairgowrie & Rattray Community Council

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Songs for Hamish

This collection of songs has been put together to celebrate the life and times of the wonderful Hamish Henderson.  Collated by the very dedicated and discerning Dr Christine Chandler, we hope you’ll enjoy them.


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Songs for Hamish

In preparation for the Hamish Henderson Music Festival on the weekend of the 10 – 12th November this year, 3 songs have been arranged for the Perth’s Gaelic Choir to sing.  

The arrangement was skillfully done by Philip Cooke, with help from Kathleen Cronie who assisted with the Gaelic pronunciation and word setting.

We can’t wait to hear what they will sound like when sung by such a harmonious group but if you’d like to have a preview of the works click here.

Don’t forget to put the date in your diary to hear it live in November!


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Town Planning & Energy Consultation; What do you think?

There’s only a few days left to give your opinion on what you think could contribute to planning focus and renewable and low carbon energy ideas in your area.
Please note that the consultation on the following draft Supplementary Guidance documents to support the Local Development Plan will close on 31 August 2017.

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Competition Time!

Time to get your cameras at the ready, Blair in Bloom are running their annual photo competition.

Photos can have any subject matter , but with such amazing wildlife and scenery right on your doorstep, why wouldn’t you snap something in the Blairgowrie & Rattray area?

Just print off this Photo Comp Form and submit your entries by the end of this month. Simple!

Happy snapping!!

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Fire Service Survey

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service are consulting on their Local Fire and Rescue Plan for Perth & Kinross 2017-2020.
This draft plan sets out the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service’s priorities for improving community safety, whilst helping to address inequalities and enhancing the overall well-being of the communities of Perth & Kinross.
The plan, which can be read by following the link below, is open for consultation until 13 September 2017.
Your views matter and by taking part in this consultation, you will help the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service to further develop the services they provide in Perth & Kinross.

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West Park Development

More planning issues!  As part of the Local Development Plan we are to have a couple of large areas of the town developed; some exclusively for residential accommodation and some will have more of a mixed use.  The site across from the cemetery is the latter.


The architects have held a couple of open days of their own now over the course of the pre-planning consultation process and attended our open day in the Town Hall in April, when they spoke to members of the public about the proposed plans for the site and noted feedback and responses about the site and its intended uses.

They have now submitted an application for the site “in principle” but more information has been requested which has effectively “stopped the clock” on this application being determined.  Once all the required paperwork has been submitted, the process will continue and residents of Blairgowrie and Rattray will be able to make further representation directly to the Council’s Planning Department about the site.

There is no suggestion that this site will not be developed.  It, like the other sites that have been identified as part of the Local Development Plan, has already been earmarked for development and now it is just a case of fine tuning what goes into that space.  We received lots of feedback (see our website  West Park Development post from April) and you can see the proposed plan for the site by clicking that link too.

We’ll let you know once the application (17/00939/IPM) is able to be commented on further.

Local Development Plan

MU5   West Park, Perth Road, Blairgowrie (mixed use)
H63    Glenalmond Road, Rattray (residential)
E1       Welton Road (commercial/industrial)