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Village News

Village News

15 January 2018

Local Development Plan 2

Perth & Kinross Council is consulting on the Proposed Local Development Plan 2 for the Perth and Kinross area. It's important to have your say on what's proposed in your area. 

Please view the video created by The Environment Service of Perth and Kinross Council which is a promotional video of the proposed Local Development Plan 2.  The video is to urge you to comment on the plan that may affect our area.

Click HERE to view the video.

http://www.pkc.gov.uk/ProposedLDP2

There is a public information drop-in event at Crieff Strathearn Community Campus on Saturday 20 January from 11 am to 3 pm.

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13 January 2018

21CN Upgrade to St Fillans Exhange

The St Fillans Telephone Exchange was upgraded yesterday to 21CN. This has more or less doubled our download and upload broadband speeds. Roll on fibreoptics.

21CN (21st Century Network) is a Next Generation Network (NGN) being deployed by British Telecom. The core aim of the project is to bring the UK's telecoms network in to the digital age.

The following are some of the key changes that 21CN will bring:

  • The national PSTN phone network will be moved on to a digital IP network - most of it has long ago. We're in the slow lane
  • The retirement of 16 existing legacy networks and the introduction of a single "multi-service" network
  • The national roll-out of ADSL2+, offering services at up to 24Mbps. ADSL2+ Annex M will also be deployed, offering upstream rates of up to 2.5Mbps
  • A complete overhaul of the broadband services offered. A range of new configurable QoS (Quality of Service) products will be made available.

21CN (ADSL2+) has a Maximum speed of 24 Mbps. 21CN is a pre-requisite for Fibreoptic based Superfast Broadband - FTTC or FTTP (Fibre to the Cabinet or to the Premises respectively).

Jim says "It's progress towards fibre; that's us now with the layer 3 switch needed for modern fibre stuff."

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20 December 2017

Achray House Hotel

The Achray closed for our winter break on Wednesday 3rd January 2018.

We will be re-opening the hotel on Wednesday 14th February 2018 with a Valentines Day supper.

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18 December 2017

The Four Seasons Hotel

The Four Seasons is now closed and will re-open on 16th February (7 days)

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1 December 2017

A85 St Fillans Bus Stop Improvements

These improvements have now been postponed due to programming issues. See below.

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14 November 2017

New Bus Timetable

View the St Fillans Bus Timetable updated 20 November 2017 in a new window.

Service 15 will operate Perth - Crieff - Comrie - St Fillans. Service 15A journeys will commence from Perth and operate via Crieff and then route to Stirling.

The present 9:35 am departure from St Fillans will now leave at 9:50 am.

A new Service 15 arrival in St Fillans at 11:48 am will be provided but the 2:40 pm arrival will no longer operate.  Additionally there will be a new 11:50 am St Fillans Service 15 departure but no 2:45 pm departure.

The late night Saturday bus back from Crieff will now leave 10 minutes later at 10:00 pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

Thanks again for your support,

Don

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13 November 2017

A85 St Fillans Bus Stop Improvements

See 1 December entry above

BEAR Scotland, acting on behalf of Transport Scotland, are proposing to carry out bus stop improvements on the A85 St Fillans. The works are programmed for construction between Monday 4th December to Friday 15th December 2017. The work will be carried out between 7am and 7pm each day.

Click HERE for the location plan which will open in a new window.

Click HERE for the consultation letter which describes the works. This will open in a new window.

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3 November 2017

Official Opening of Phase 3 of the Loch Earn Railway Path

Phase 3 of the Loch Earn Railway Path was opened by Cecil Smylie (Chair, St Fillans Community Trust) on the afternnon of 3rd November 2017.

This was followed by an optional walk or cycle to the ‘Crocodile’ and back

and then Tea/Coffee/Biscuits at the Four Seasons Hotel.                                                 

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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.

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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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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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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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