Scottish Cabinet meeting in Pitlochry
John Swinney MSP joined Scottish Government colleagues in a public discussion event at Pitlochry Festival Theatre. The Cabinet previously visited Pitllochry in 2008 in one of the first public Cabinet events. Similar events have taken place all across Scotland, including Aberdeen, Dumfries, Alloa and Cupar.
Perth City Centre business visit to members of the Perth Traders Association
Mr Swinney’s visit, and meeting, has been arranged as part of the MSP Connector Programme, designed to connect MSPs with Scotland’s towns, during the summer recess of the Scottish Parliament, to help raise the profile of the town centres.
Visit to Breadalbane Academy
Breadalbane Academy celebrated 5 years of providing Gaelic Medium Education starting in Breadalbane Academy Primary School. As part of the celebrations school pupils, from Primary 1 to S6, performed in a school assembly performing Gaelic songs. Stars of the assembly included the Gaelic Medium Education class performing “Brocham Lom”, whilst the school’s house Ceilidh Band – Strung, Drawn and Quartered – also performed a number of songs.
Kindrogan Field Centre Visit
Kindrogan Field Centre undertook a significant series of upgrade work in 2016, allowing more people to use the facilities. As part of upgrade work at the Centre, Kindrogan now has greater overnight capacity and improved disabled access to its facilities. With future upgrading planned – including the installation of new energy efficiency measures – John Swinney MSP visited ahead of a busy winter schedule.
Opening of Scottish Parliament
Delighted to take part in @ScotParl Riding with Hannah Blair @HomeStartPerth. A great celebration of Local Heroes.
The weeping window at Balhousie Castle
Lovely to see the #WeepingWindow @museumbw in #Perth. A symbol of peace and remembrance on such a significant day.
Wild Sparks Outdoor Nursery
The new nursery will run from a site in the Keithick Estate woodland between Coupar Angus and Burrelton. Open to children aged 3-5, and with spaces for up to 14 children, the new nursery will follow an example set by the Secret Garden, in Fife, one of the very first outdoor nurseries to open in Scotland.
Tay and Earn Trust
With Trust members to discuss their plans to help develop public use of the river. As part of an ongoing regeneration project the Trust is seeking to build pontoons on the river bank, designed to encourage small boat and canoe owners to use the Tay for leisure and tourism activities, after receiving financial backing from the Coastal Communities Fund.
Local Perthshire North events
Supporting Perth Autism week, 100 years of Scouting in Alyth, At Blair Atholl Highland Games, 50 years of Pitlochry Playgroup, New constituency office opens, Birk's Cinema 3rd birthday
Supporting Scotland's Volunteers
Delighted to express my thanks to volunteers who make our lives and communities what they are.
St John's Academy prize giving
Joyful night presenting awards to fabulous pupils @st_johnsacademy-Head Boy Andrew Blain and Head Girl Laura Wardlaw
Year of the dad
Enjoying #fathersday with Matthew at Edinburgh Botanics! #yearofthedad
At Catmoor House open day
Lovely visit with PeteWishart to @HC_One Catmoor House in Scone #CHOD2016. Met up with a good friend David Beattie.
Breathe Easy Perthshire, the Perthshire support group of the British Lung Foundation
Delighted to support Breathe Easy Perthshire on awareness raising week at Perth Royal Infirmary.
Pitlochry Pre-School Playgroup
Coffee Morning to celebrate its 50th year serving the Local Highland Perthshire families.
Small business support
John Swinney supports small business Saturday helping in the Wee Coffee Shop in Blairgowrie.
Promoting Perthshire's Quality Food industry
Perth College Extension
John Swinney took part in the “cutting of the turf” for the new Academy of Sport and Wellbeing at Perth College.
Scottish & Southern Energy Association archive
John Swinney opens the SSE archive in the Pitlochry Power Station.
Living Wage Employer
The Watermill in Aberfeldy has signed up as a 'living wage' employer.
SKYD's new community venture
Strathmore Centre For Youth Development opens the re-furbished Wellmeadow House as a community cafe.
Perth and Kinross Credit Union opens
The credit union is based at 282 High Street, Perth, PH1 5QS and more information can be found at
Blairgowrie Credit Union Opens
John Swinney opens the credit union office in the Council Office on Leslie Street.
Pitlochry Golf Club's new driving range
John Swinney opens the fantastic new driving range at Pitlochry golf club.
Perth Kilt run
With the children who use Perth Autism support fundraising at the event.
Cairngorms National Park
John Swinney opens new visitor centre in Blair Atholl.
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