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Village News

Village News

22 October 2017

The Sandy Lyle Biennial Cup

The second staging of this competition was be held on Saturday, 5th August, 2017, at St Fillans Golf Club.. Sandy selected The Brain Tumour Charity to be the major beneficiary of this event. 

Watch the video of this year's event. Pleae click HERE.

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13 0ctober  2017

The Commemorative Cairn

A Cairn to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the renaming of St Fillans in 1817 has been built at the 69818 24417 grid reference (top of Station Road). At 18:17 hrs exactly, the first stone was laid by our oldest resident Professor John Forty and the second by one of our youngest Villagers, Evie Allen.

The Cairn was successfully completed on the 7th October by a host of villagers and includes a Time Capsule containing the St Fillans Guide, copies of the August & September “Villagers” both of which featured the Festive Weekend activities, John Forty's  "Life in the Village", a Memory Stick with downloads from the village Website, a Letter from an Eye-Witness (now living in Wales) to Queen Wilhelmina's visit in 1932 and Dave's reply thereto, the Festive Weekend Wine Label, a Golf Club Scorecard and the Village Telephone Directory.

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25 September 2017

Loch Earn Railway Path Project Plans

  

Click the image above to view the Plans in a new window (pdf)

Page 1 shows phases 4, 5 and 6 (proposed)

Page 2 shows phases 1, 2 and 3 (completed)

For points of interest along the Railway Path click HERE to view in a new window.

For details of the official opening of phase 3 click HERE

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12 September 2017

A85 East of Dunira Carriageway Resurfacing

BEAR Scotland, acting on behalf of Transport Scotland, are proposing to carry out essential carriageway maintenance works on the A85 Trunk Road, approximately 3 miles east of St Fillans. The resurfacing works are provisionally programmed to commence on Monday 2nd October and are likely to take up to two weeks to construct.

Open the Location Plan in a new window HEREand then zoom in if required.

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11 September 2017

Camping byelaws Update 

My name is Matthew Buckland and I am the Visitor Operation Manager of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National park.

Please find below an update on the progress of our Your Park project, and information with regards to upcoming camping development on the Three Lochs Forest Drive.

Should you have any further questions or would like to discuss this in any more detail, please do not hesitate to contact us:

matt.buckland@lochlomond-trossachs.org

Click HERE to download the update in a Word file.

Kind regards, Matt

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30 July 2017

Loch Earn Railway Path

A total of 8,712 people have used our completed phase 2 section of the path in its first year! Our counter tells us the number of walkers was 6,377 and 2,335 cyclists. Phase 3 is now finished. 

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14 july 2017

Extended Bus Service

I'm pleased to announce that the late Saturday night bus service has been extended for a further trial period to the end of the year.

Thanks to all who have used this service. Please keep on using it to wine and dine etc in Comrie and Crieff.

Perth & Kinross Council will continue to monitor the usage closely and further review the sustainability of this service towards the end of this year.

Thanks again for your support,

Don

P.S. Please scroll down for timetable.

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29 June 2017

Playpark Update

We now have provisionally secured most of the funding, which should be enough for the playpark to go ahead in some form. This is good news, but one of our funders was not able to give as much as we had hoped, so we are £35k+ short of the total needed to complete our original exciting plan. We are still hopeful of raising the rest, by inviting help from local landowners and indeed local people, who may be in a position to support us, by sponsoring some elements.

We now have planning consent, so that detailed plans and paperwork can go ahead. We hope that the playpark will be open in March 2018, and of course, it will link in with the fantastic new cyclepath. This is several years later than we had hoped, and it has been a frustrating process, but hopefully worth it all.

Please get in touch if you feel you can help, or wish more information.

Russell Cunningham, for the Playpark Group

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20 June 2017

Community Action Plan

You can view the Community Action Plan 2017 - 2022 in a new window HERE,

The Delivery Plan HERE and

The One Year Plan HERE

The Community Action Plan Survey results can be downloaded as a Powerpoint presentation HERE

Thanks

Carol

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20 June 2017

Drover's Bho Sculpture Unveiled on

BLiSS trail at Sustrans Cycle RT7 Strathyre 

A sculpture of a highland drover's cow, has been set on Sustrans cycle RT7 in Strathyre by the Loch Earn Tourism Information (LETi) group to celebrate Scotland's Year of History Heritage and Archaeology on the award winning BLiSS trail. 

Drover's Bho by Kev Paxton of ArtFe blacksmiths is the latest addition to the regional Scottish Thistle Award Winning BLiSS trail that links Balquhidder. Lochearnhead, Strathyre and St Fillans villages with eye catching art installations. View More in new window.

See also our 'Things to Do' page for more about BLiSS.

http://www.robroycountry.com/blisstrail

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22 May 2017

Phase 3 of Railway Path

Thank you all for your patience and understanding while the latest section of the Railway Path is being constructed - we appreciate that the noise has been more of a nuisance than was expected. For various reasons, this section has been quite challenging but hopefully the worst is over!

We are hoping that the tunnel will soon be unlocked so that work can move more easily westwards along the track. As this is a live construction site, for health & safety reasons, please try to keep away from the area.

The route has been well cleared for long term safety and maintenance reasons and the cuttings & rock-faces have been thoroughly checked for any potential danger.

The route has also been cleared to a width, where possible, to allow for an 'equine grass strip' to run alongside the actual path. This is part of an incentive within the National Park Authority and Sustrans, to encourage further users to enjoy a safe and traffic free environment.

 

Please note; work will also soon be starting on one of the main access paths from the village to the Railway Path. This will run as a whin dust track from the end of Shoemakers Lane to the Football Playing Field, with a whin dust footpath branching off and zig-zagging up the embankment on to the Railway Path. (This path is also designed to be a direct link to the new Play Park, from both the village and the Railway Path.)

Click HERE to view a location plan for this phase.

Best regards,

Geoff Carter

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10 March 2017

Fibreoptic Broadband in St Fillans

As you can see there is still some way to go. This schematic will be updated as progress is made.

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28 February 2017

St Fillans Bus Timetable updated 3rd August 2017

Updated timetable leaflets are available. See summary below.                                                                              

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22 December 2016

www.pkc.gov.uk/bindates

A Household Waste Recycling Centre Permit System was introduced at all Perth & Kinross Recycling Centres from January 2017.

Household Waste Recycling Permits click HERE

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