Heartland Breakfast with Robert Dow until 10.00am with all the information you need to start your day in Perthshire.
Heartland Breakfast with Robert Dow 7-10am
There is Perth and Perthshire traffic and travel updates plus weather and news, what's on bulletins and Robert's daily 'live' Facebook video broadcast feature
At 10.00am on weekdays, Bruce Patterson has the mid-morning programme on 97.5 Heartland FM.
Bruce (pictured) presents a mix of favourite music plus travel updates, weather, what's on bulletins, occasional live studio guests and Perthshire features.
Bruce Patterson weekdays 10.00am to 12 noon on 97.5 Heartland FM.
Meg on the afternoon with Megan Moon from 3.00 to 5.00pm, Tuesday till Friday.
Megan on 3-5.00pm, Tuesday to Friday.
There will be Perthshire traffic and travel updates, Perthshire weather and Highland Perthshire news and community events information and eclectic mix of music from rock to recent hits.
Meg says: "Live interviews with bands, comedians and poets not to mention cookery, riddles, inspirational thoughts, competitions and reports from the Scottish music festivals. It’s all here and some new and exciting features to make your brain think and get involved in the show."
There are a range of special interest programmes from 6.00pm each evening and across the weekend on 97.5 Heartland FM and also available online and during the afternoon on DAB digital radio through the Tayside DAB Access channel service. You require a DAB digital radio set to receive DAB radio stations.
07.00 - Heartland Breakfast with Robert Dow including weather, travel and the daily live Facebook broadcast and messages.
10.00 - Heartland Mornings with Bruce Patterson including occasional guests and Highland Perthshire features.
12.00 - Music Marathon including national news on the hour and Perthshire what's on bulletins.
15.00 - Heartland Drivetime with Megan Moon including traffic and travel updates for Perthshire travellers, Perthshire weather and special features.
18.00 - onwards specialist evening programmes.
"And Then Come The Nightjars" is a production which will tour venues in Highland Perthshire from Wednesday 19 April 2017 at Inchyra Arts Club.
Then the production team will perform at Blair Atholl Village Hall on Friday 21 April; at Aberfeldy Town Hall on Saturday 22 April; Wednesday and Thursday 26-27 April at Birnam Arts Centre; on Friday 28 April at Blairgowrie Town Hall and ending the tour run on Saturday 29 April at Strathearn Artspace, Crieff.
Tickets are available at all venues across Highland Perthshire or call Perth Concert Hall on 01738 621031.
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Picture shows Lyndsay Clark, a senior care assistant with My Care Tayside and Anne Graham, a service user who receives care at her home in Perth.
A new campaign has been launched in Perth and Kinross to find additional care and support workers to help meet the needs of the area’s growing elderly population, and allow them to continue to live independently at home.
The campaign – called “Why Should I Care?” - highlights the importance of care workers and the vital role they play in allowing so many people to live as independently as possible by supporting them at home.
By telling the stories of people who care and the people they care for, the campaign will show that it is an extremely rewarding long-term career.
The number of people over 65 in Perth & Kinross who require care at home is rising steadily – over 1,500 people now receive support from care at home services.
Care is provided by a wide range of companies in Perth and Kinross and many have job opportunities for people who want to make a difference to the lives of others. A career in care is varied, interesting, extremely rewarding and it really makes a difference. Carers work closely with many different people to make sure they are well looked after and have a good quality of life.
All companies who provide care services for the Council have now signed up to the Living Wage and fair working practices, so carers now receive a minimum of £8.25 per hour and are paid for travel time and mileage.
Carers also receive full training and will be supported to gain their SVQ qualification in Health and Social Care. The job offers flexibility – care jobs can often be fitted in around other demands such as children and family.
Diane Fraser, Head of Adult Social Care in the Perth and Kinross Health and Social Care Partnership explained: "We want to make sure people in Perth and Kinross who need care and support can live at home independently, and have the high standard of care they deserve. To achieve this we need all the companies who provide this care and support to have the caring staff they need to fill current vacancies. To help them with their search, we're launching a campaign that asks people to consider a career in care at home - one that will really make a difference to the lives of elderly people and vulnerable people here in Perth & Kinross.”
She added: “We are looking for people of all ages and background - the main thing is that they would make an excellent carer, with qualities such as kindness, empathy, patience and being a good listener. It is very important for a carer to be compassionate and to be able to offer reassurance and support.”
Lyndsay Clark, a senior care assistant with My Care Tayside said: “Caring is not just a job, you have to really want to do it, but it can be the happiest career in the world if it’s the right one for you. I’ve never been as happy in a job as I am now. To be a good carer I would say you’ve got to be charismatic, empathetic and open minded. It sounds obvious, but you really do have to care to be a carer.”
Dr Donald Macaskill, Chief Executive of Scottish Care said: “Working in care is one of the most rewarding choices an individual can make. Being with someone at their point of need, helping them to live their life to the full and achieve what they want to, is immensely satisfying. You meet people who you will never forget and you gain memories which will never leave you.”
The “Why Should You Care?” campaign will involve advertising, posters, flyers, recruitment roadshows, social media and press activity which will direct people who are interested to a new web page where they can fill in one simple online application form. This will then be passed to every company who is recruiting in their specified locality – making the application process much quicker and easier.
To find out more about becoming a care at home worker in the Perth & Kinross area, please visit www.pkc.gov.uk/caring.
You can also text ‘CARING’ to 60777 to register your interest
Alternatively, you can call the team on 01738 475000.
Perth based John Clark Motor Group are supporting a worthwhile cause to raise funds for The Archie Foundation Tayside at Ninewells Hospital, Dundee.
What the Perth branch of the car dealership are particularly looking for, are nominations of a well deserving lady to have a makeover on the day.
The first ever 'Boutique & Bubbles' ladies event is on Saturday 17 June 2017 at 12 noon at The Harris Academy, Perth Road, Dundee DD2 1NL.
More information from: email@example.com
Community Market 22 April, 27 May, 24 June, 22 July, 26 August, 23 September 2017
Rotary Club of Blairgowrie Classic Car Tour 23 April 2017
Cateran Yomp 10 and 11 June 2017
Rotary Club of Blairgowrie Charity Golf Day 2 June 2017
Braemar Day 2 September (TBC)
Highland Games 3 September (TBC)
Walking Festival 15–17 September 2017
Bookmark 2017 6 and 7 October 2017
Great Scottish 100 - a new event coming to Blairgowrie & Rattray on 12 October 2017
Blairgowrie Bonfire Night (4 November 2017)
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