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Auchterarder and District Pool League Results

Auchterarder & District Pool League:

Week 11 Results:

 

Dunning B 5 Star B 5

Smiddy A 5 Dunning A 5

Blackford BC 4 Blackford Inn 6

Glendevon 8 Smiddy B 2

Star A 4 Auchterarder GC 6

 

League Table After Week 11:

               

Team

Played

Won

Draw

Lost

For

Against

Difference

Points

1

Auchterarder GC

11

8

2

1

70

40

30

18

2

Glendevon

11

8

2

1

66

44

22

18

3

Smiddy A

11

6

3

2

63

47

16

15

4

Blackford BC

11

4

5

2

62

48

14

13

5

Dunning Hotel A

11

3

3

5

55

55

0

9

6

Dunning Hotel B

10

3

3

4

47

53

-6

9

7

Star A

11

4

1

6

50

60

-10

9

8

Blackford Inn

10

2

2

6

42

58

-16

6

9

Smiddy B

11

1

4

6

44

66

-22

6

10

Star B

11

0

5

6

41

69

-28

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Auchterarder Golf Club Results

Auchterarder Golf Club:

 

14/01/17 Super 6 Winter League Round 14

 

Section 1: D Spalding (9) 64bih, S McCulloch (7) 64, K Donaldson (1) 66

Section 2: K Gillon (14) 65, I Bews (14) 66, J Wilson (8) 68bih

Section 3: J Paton (11) 70

 

15/01/17 Winter League Round 13

 

Section 1: S Courtney (4) 56, S McFarlane (11) 59, C Carnson (6) 61

Section 2: P Barker (12) 58, D Mateu (12) 59, I Bews (14) 61bih

Section 3: M Leel (23) 57bih, I McFarlane (18) 57, J Lochtie (18) 58

Friday Night Live With Clyde – 10 Feb

The Parent Council will be hosting a live music night on Friday 10th February at Aytoun Hall in Auchterarder. The HEADlining act is our very own Headteacher Mr Stuart Clyde who will be belting out and crooning his way through a few decades of Rock and Pop songs for our amusement I mean enjoyment 🙂

Tickets are available NOW through

PayPal.me/TCSoATickets

with a limited supply available at the school office from Monday 16th January.

Tickets are just £15 per person and include a 2 course indian buffet served by Bilal. It’s BYOB and for Over 18’s only.
The Parent Council wish to thank Friends of Aytoun Hall for sponsoring this event.

Tables will be set out to seat 10 – why not get a table of friends together?

Need to know more – just ask.

Putting The Auchterarder Area Back On The Map

This week will see work continue putting together the relaunch of the print edition of Lang Toon Times.  If you are part of a local community group or business, in the Auchterarder area then do get in touch and let us know if you have anything happening in February so we can let the wider community know about it.  There is to be a Valentines feature so if you wish to advertise and promote your Valentines offerings, please get in touch.

The relaunch of the print edition of Lang Toon Times is only part of the work we are undertaking to promote Auchterarder and the surrounding area.

A new website is being launched allowing businesses to sign up and be part of the marketing strategy to raise awareness of what is available locally.  This website has corresponding social media accounts which will be updated daily to keep Auchterarder in people’s minds both locally and globally.  This website will be live at the same time the paper hits the streets.

With Lang Toon Times, we can help promote local events and achievements locally.  There is so much going on in Dunning, Blackford, Aberuthven and Auchterarder and we look forward to letting everyone know what a great community we have here.

With the website, we can show people all over the world what a great place we have here and promote all the independent traders, crafters and businesses that we have in the area.

The deadline for the print edition is Thursday 27th January as I will be sending the final copy to the printers on the Friday.  Please do get in touch if there is something you would like to see in the paper or if you wish to advertise.

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Gleneagles wins Scotland’s Best Hotel Award for fourth year running

Gleneagles has been named Scotland’s Best Hotel/Resort in the Today’s Golfer Travel Awards 2017, retaining the title for the fourth consecutive year.

The Today’s Golfer Travel Awards recognise the best courses and hotels in the world, as voted for by the readers of Today’s Golfer – the UK’s best-selling golf magazine.

Gleneagles’ Director of Golf, Gary Silcock, said: “Securing this title for the fourth year in a row bolsters Gleneagles’ reputation as Scotland’s foremost golfing destination, and reflects how highly our facilities are regarded by golfers across the UK.

“The recent investment we’ve made into every aspect of the golfer’s journey – within our team, across our three courses, within the hotel and clubhouse, and at the PGA National Golf Academy – is testament to our unwavering commitment to providing guests with an outstanding golfing experience, first-class facilities and impeccable service.

“Off-course, the Gleneagles golf offering is complemented by five-star accommodation, exceptional dining options, and an unparalleled range of other leisure activities – which sets us apart and ensures our golfers leave with lasting memories.”

He added: “It’s a tremendous honour to win this award, and we’d like to thank all those who voted for us, but we won’t be resting on our laurels.

“As we prepare for hosting the 2018 European Championships and the 2019 Solheim Cup, our ongoing investment programme will take us from strength to strength, and we look forward to further enhancing the golfer’s experience in the months and years ahead.”

Photograph courtesy of Gleneagles Hotel

Primary School Enrolment

If your child will be five before the last day of February 2018 then it will soon be time to enrol them for school.

If your child will be five on or before that date you must register your child to start school during the January registration week, which in 2017 will be week commencing 16 January.

The next school session begins on Tuesday 15 August 2017.

If your child is five between 16 August 2017 and 28 February 2018 they are eligible to start school on Tuesday 15 August 2017 and you should register your child for primary school during the January 2017 registration week. However, nearer to the start of the school year you may wish to pdf icon delay your child’s entry to school [735kb] if you think that they are not ready to start.

How do I register my child for primary school at the start of school?

To apply for a school place:

  • Know your catchment area.  You can visit your local catchment area primary school during the January registration week.
  • Bring your child’s birth certificate and also your current Council Tax notice and a recent utility bill.  If you are registering at a denominational school and your child has been baptised you must also take their baptismal certificate.
  • Complete the pupil pdf icon registration form [246kb].  The form is also available in other languages in our download section.

Second chance to see 10th anniversary show Made in Perthshire

A joyous, uplifting night of contemporary and traditional songs and tunes starring a fabulous line-up of Perthshire musicians.

Made in Perthshire was originally commissioned to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Perth Concert Hall in Sep 2015 under the musical direction of two of Scotland’s finest young composers and traditional musicians, Perthshire’s own Ross Ainslie and Patsy Reid.

The show was conceived to showcase their stellar writing and musicianship alongside other traditional and contemporary pieces with strong Perthshire connections. It delivered this in sensational style on its debut performance, a wonderful night of music that will live long in the memory of all who were there; the traditional sounds at its core tastefully spiced with rock dynamics, powerful songwriting, classical colours and jazz vibrations. We are delighted restage this fantastic concert to coincide with a performance at Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow.

Made in Perthshire also features two more outstanding artists making waves well beyond their native county, songwriters Fraser Anderson and Lisa Rigby. A top-class band featuring Ali Hutton, Hamish Napier, Graeme Stephen, Signy Jakobsdottir and Ben Nicholls, a string section and a 20-strong choir complete a hugely talented line-up. Don’t miss this second – and last! – chance to catch this joyous, uplifting night of songs and tunes old and new.

£15; concessions £12.50 (inc £1.50 booking fee per ticket) Kids go FREE to this show – two 16 and unders go free with a paying adult, contact the box office on 01738 621031 to book.

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Morning Tea at Corbie and Cheip Auchterarder

It’s a very cold Saturday this week, as I pull into the centre of the town there are very few people out and about as yet.  Although, as it is only just after 9am that is to be expected.  Corbie and Cheip which is where I am heading opened at 9am and are bustling with energy when I arrive.  There is nothing quite like finding a shop you haven’t had time to visit properly and discovering an Aladdin’s cave of goodies.

There is of course my favourite, cakes galore alongside other fresh delights and a well stocked delicatessen area.  Wine of course then if you venture further into the rear of the shop there is a selection of locally produced items ranging from eggs to cheeses and vegetables.  I was lucky enough to meet two of the local suppliers whilst I was there, both who were more than happy to chat and express their delight at having such a supportive local outlet.

Corbie and Cheip are also a very dog friendly establishment with their own specially developed dog porridge and a special parking zone for your four legged friend right beside the door.

With over 65 local suppliers this is a treasure trove of seasonal produce utilising surplus from small suppliers which would not normally see their way to any market.  So when it says locally produced, it may literally be from a few yards away.

My guilty pleasure however is their presentation.  I only had time for a cup of tea this morning but I was enthralled when they brought it to me.  Silver tea pot with enough tea for three cups at least, china cup and saucer, healthy brown sugar and a delightful little milk jug.  What can I say, I am a sucker for old fashioned cups of tea.

photo of  my tea service with silver teapot and delicate china teacup and saucer

Tea for one

Anne and Max have taken “shop local” to a whole new level, one which I hope continues to grow and grow.

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Hushme – A New Breed Of Management Control

The Hushme gadget, which was unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show last weekend has been designed to give privacy whilst making calls.  Once you have the device fastened in front of your mouth you can hold a conversation without others close by hearing what you are saying.

Although not in full production yet, the designers are looking for crowd funding to make this idea a reality.  Promoting the device as ideal for an office environment where on demand privacy is sometimes not always available.

The biggest market for this could be call centres.  Hundreds of people in one large space all with their mouths covered unable to interact with each other lest the bosses think they are not working.  Hours and hours of constant talking into a device which is clamped round your neck and mouth.

It is well known that the first sign of a call centre when you answer the phone is the ambient noise of the centre which you can hear quite clearly.  For many this is when they hang up before allowing the caller to speak.

Imagine the delight of these companies who only get paid for receiving information from the call recipient if they can cancel out this advance warning.  You the customer answer the phone and with the lack of ambient noise you think you are receiving a call from friends or family, only to find it is a survey or supposed charity looking for money.  In the UK many of us are inherently polite and will be unwilling to just hang up after we have said hello initially.  This is what the telemarketers are counting on.

How long will it be before this new innovation in rolled out in the call centres primarily promoted as a privacy aid but in reality another tool to get more from workers both in their results and productivity.

They say people have rights in the workplace, I do hope so, because wearing this for hours per day would mean you were receiving worse treatment than many working animals.  If that is acceptable in the UK workplace then I fear for our future.

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Auchterarder & District Pool League Results

Auchterarder & District Pool League:

Week 10 Results:

 

Smiddy A 7 Dunning B 3

Blackford BC 9 Star B 1

Dunning A 4 Glendevon 6

Blackford Inn 2 Auchterarder GC 8

Star A 5 Smiddy B 5

 

League Table After Week 10:

               

Team

Played

Won

Draw

Lost

For

Against

Difference

Points

1

Auchterarder GC

10

7

2

1

64

36

28

16

2

Glendevon

10

7

2

1

58

42

16

16

3

Smiddy A

10

6

2

2

58

42

16

14

4

Blackford BC

10

4

5

1

58

42

16

13

5

Star A

10

4

1

5

46

54

-8

9

6

Dunning Hotel A

10

3

2

5

50

50

0

8

7

Dunning Hotel B

9

3

2

4

42

48

-6

8

8

Smiddy B

10

1

4

5

42

58

-16

6

9

Blackford Inn

9

1

2

6

36

54

-18

4

10

Star B

10

0

4

6

36

64

-28

4