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.
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!
Blairgowrie is to have new Christmas lights this year, so we’re selling off our old ones.
They’d be quite a feature in anyone’s garden(!), or perhaps you know of a community or business who could make use of them?
Please spread the word and let people know to get in touch with us if they are at all interested.
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!
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)