Heartland Breakfast with Robert Dow is now extended 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 who will be on from 3.00 to 5.00pm, Tuesdays 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.
The Music in Blair Athol annual series of concerts and recitals are aimed at providing both Highland Perth and visiting audiences with top quality performances by both UK and foreign artists and ensembles.
The next event is on Saturday 11 February at 5.00pm and on Sunday 12 February at 3.00pm in the Ballroom at Blair Castle.
Tickets are just £15 and children under 16 half price at £7.50
More information on Music in Blair Atholl here.
The evening’s specials guests will include Frank McAvennie. Stepping in to replace Stuart Cosgrove is Frank McAvennie. Frank has had a very colourful playing career with several top football clubs in Scotland - St Mirren, Celtic and Falkirk and in England - West Ham and Aston Villa from the early 80’s to late 90’s and playing for Scotland in the 86 World Cup. Frank is one of the top guest speakers on the circuit who has lots of fantastic stories to tell.
Ed Hodge. Day to day, Ed is the PR & Media Manager for Scottish Golf which is the governing body for the sport of golf in Scotland. Also an avid St Johnstone FC fan, Ed wrote the immensely successful books ‘Our Day in May’ the inside Story of how St Johnstone FC won their first major trophy in their 130 year history and ‘Jewel in the Glen: Gleneagles, Golf and the Ryder Cup’, a story about Gleneagles, it’s history, it’s golf and of course The Ryder Cup. He’s also co-author of ‘Behind the Ryder Cup’ a behind the scenes history of the Ryder Cup – told by the men who have been there and done it.
Anna Signeul. Anna is a Swedish former football player who has been the national coach of the Scotland women’s team since March 2005. Anna began her coaching career at the age of 21 while still a player at IK Brage. She coached at club level including spells at Stromsbro IF and Tyreso FF and from 1996 worked with the Swedish FA as head of the national women’s teams at youth level. In addition to her position as National Coach, Signeul also has a wider remit in charge of developing the women's game at all levels in Scotland.
Susie McCabe is runner-up of the Scottish Comedian of the Year 2012. Susie, a chain smoking X-box fanatic, is a natural when it comes to communicating with an audience.
There will be a Raffle and Auction and we would be delighted to receive any donations for this. There will also be an opportunity to sponsor the event and dinner tables and would love to hear from anyone willing to help with this also.
To buy tickets or to make donations or to obtain further information for the Sportwoman’s Dinner please contact Shona Johnstone at: email@example.com or call
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A two year old boy has been found dead in the River Ericht at Bridge of Cally near Blairgowrie, Perthshire after being reported missing.
The un-named boy had been reported missing from a property in the nearby Milton of Drimmie area at 11.15 yesterday, Sunday, 19 February.
Police, firefighters, a water rescue unit and air ambulance were involved in the search. No details on the child's identity have been released.
A Police Scotland spokesman said: "Around 11:15am (Sunday 19 February) police in Perthshire received a report of a two-year-old boy missing from a property in the Milton of Drimmie area, close to Bridge of Cally, in Perthshire.
"Officers immediately launched a full search of the area, with assistance from the Police Scotland helicopter and Scottish Fire and Rescue Service personnel.
"Around 12:35pm, the child was located in the River Ericht, close to the property. He was removed from the water by fire personnel and treated by paramedics, who had attended the scene with the air ambulance.
"Tragically, the boy did not survive. His family are being supported by officers at this time."
The Scottish Government Cabinet met in Pitlochry at The Pitlochry Festival Theatre on Monday 6 February and as part of the Cabinet meeting, there was a public discussion focussing on the rural economy, with over 250 people attending to quiz the First Minister and Cabinet Secretaries on issues facing Highland Perthshire and surrounding areas.
A recording of the event was broadcast on 97.5 Heartland FM on Friday 10 February at 12 noon.
If you missed the broadcast, you can Listen here online. The duration of the Q&A session is one hour 30 minutes.
Bruce Patterson of 97.5 Heartland FM spoke to Fiona Ritchie with regards the 450th anniversary The Royal School of Dunkeld.
Listen here to the interview.
There will be a series of events at the school through to the end of June 2017 on this significant date.
The Royal School of Dunkeld was founded on 2 February 1567.
The Earl of Moray, in the name of King James VI, granted a Royal Charter for the foundation of a Grammar school "to be called for all time to come: The Royal School of Dunkeld."
Alexander Mackenzie was the first Liberal Prime Minister of Canada (1873-1880). He attended The Royal School of Dunkeld and used to send the school apples on Founder's Day.
He was born on 28 January 1822 in Logierait which is near Dunkeld, Perthshire. He died on 17 April 1892. Now, to remember him, there are always have apples on Founder's Day.
In Antarctic waters some 1,000 nautical miles from the Falkland Islands, the remote and inhospitable island of South Georgia is one of the most far flung corners of the world.
In late 2015, Scottish photographer and writer Jamie Grant left his home in Glen Lyon, Perthshire to take up the post of Artist in Resident on this remote Island, for the South Georgia Heritage Trust (SGHT).
Heartland FM's Bruce Patterson spoke to Jamie on Bruce's mid-morning programme on 97.5 Heartland FM.
If your missed the interview, then you can Listen Again here
Jamie resided in an abandoned whaling station of Grytviken with other SGHT museum staff, close to the British Antarctic Survey Base at King Edward Point. Joining field biologists on multi-day expeditions on remote peninsulas, Jamie was able to visit areas that most visitors can’t reach.
Listen to Bruce talking to Jamie about his fascinating account of a summer spent on this sub-Antarctic isle with a unique tale of wildlife, conservation and wilderness at the end of the world.
97.5 Heartland FM also streams its programming on the internet. All you have to do is simply click on the 'Listen Live Online' to listen to Heartland FM anywhere in Perthshire and throughout the world.
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Crighton & Son Decorators of Perth have been supporting Heartland FM with the painting and decoration of the Heartland studio facility at Shore Road, Perth.
Heartland Breakfast presenter Robert Dow says: "I have been really impressed with the work the good guys from Crighton Decorators did to finish off the studios here in Perth. All of us here at Heartland appreciate their support and excellent work.."
Crighton & Son are a professional Perthshire based company with over 50 years experience. Quality workmanship, value for money with first class attention guaranteed.
March Into Pitlochry is an exciting addition to the Pitlochry music year.
Bringing indie and Americana bands from across the UK to Scotland's heartland in Pitlochry, Highland Perthshire on Friday 24 and Saturday 25 March 2017.
Media partner 97.5 Heartland FM will keep you updated on March Into Pitlochry events with interviews and the latest information. Also visit the March Into Pitlochry FB page.
Here are the main events in the Discover Blairgowrie diary for 2017:
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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