The Auchterarder area has the chance to be the new home to T In The Park, this seems to be dividing opinion somewhat.
Some think it will be a fantastic opportunity for the local area whilst others think it will be a disaster. There have been people pulling together on both sides of the argument to try and ensure their opinion is the one which holds most weight at PKC.
If anywhere is suited to a large event it is the Auchterarder area. With Gleneagles Hotel so close the area has a history of being supportive to events over the years.
That’s what makes it seem so strange that would be so many objectors to the event. There didn’t seem to be such a furore when the Ryder Cup was announced or any of the previous golf events. Why should it be that there is such objections to one of the most famous music festivals in the world?
Kinross community leaders came to Auchterarder and discussed the pros and cons with their counterparts in Auchterarder. Their comments were mostly positive about the effects on the local community.
Be assured we are under no illusions that there will be some disruption to the area, there will definitely be a clean up required as there has been with previous events in the area. There will however be money coming into the area in accommodation and local purchases as well as local workers being employed.
That Gleneagles Hotel should object to such an event saying it will cause disruption is preposterous. For years the local area has been supportive of their events even when there has been massive disruption for local residents, why would it be any different for an event held by someone other than them.
The local community has to make their voice heard and do it soon. Let PKC know your opinion, if you don’t then how can you expect your wishes to be counted? So whether you are for or against TITP, it is up to each and every one of us to show PKC the true opinion of our local community.