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Popular light show to return over River Tay in Perth

A council will spend £45,000 to bring a popular light show back to Perth next year.

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Detail from the stone found near Perth. PIC: Contributed.

Rare Pictish carving of “big nosed warrior” found near Perth

A large Pictish stone decorated with what appears to be a big nosed warrior holding a spear and a club has been found by workmen on the outskirts of Perth.

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Still, by Rob Mulholland, has been removed from the water at Loch Earn. PIC: Mike Smith/Creative Commons/Flickr

‘Mirror Man’ statue disappears from Loch Earn

A much-loved statue which stands in the water at Loch Earn has been removed with the artist “very saddened” by its sudden disappearance.

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Small gifts, tokens and flowers are often left at the Witchs Grave. Picture: Lis Burke/Wikimedia Commons

The enduring mystery of Scottish ‘witch’ Maggie Wall

Hidden down a country road near the village of Dunning, Perthshire lies one of Scotland‘s most mysterious monuments.

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Outlander lead actor Sam Heughan, who plays Jamie Fraser. PIC: Sony Pictures Television 2017.

Outlander cast and crew to film in Perthshire

Outlander cast and crew will arrive in Perthshire this week to film scenes for season four of the time travelling fantasy.

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Heinrich Steinmeyer died in 2013. Picture: Mark Ferguson

Villagers asked how to spend windfall left by former Nazi soldier

The people of a Perthshire village will be asked next week to decide how a windfall left by a former Nazi storm trooper should be spent.

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The spooky pic was captured in Perth's famous theatre. Picture: Kim Traynor\Geograph

Ghostly apparition captured in photos taken at Perth Theatre

A THEATRE worker in Perth has captured what appears to be the ghostly figure of a lady while photographing work being carried out by a team of renovators.

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Scottish school kids send new RBS £10 note into space

Primary school pupils in Perthshire helped Royal Bank of Scotland launch its first £10 polymer banknote - by sending it to the edge of space.

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Heavy rain could cause travel disruption

Scotland's weather: Flood warning from heavy rain on Sunday

Heavy rain and strong winds could cause flooding and travel disruption across parts of Scotland on Sunday and Monday, the Met Office warned today.
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Volpa founder Tricia Fox flagged 'ambitious' growth for the Perth-based agency. Picture: Fraser Band

Perth marketing agency Volpa eyes million-pound sales

Independent marketing agency Volpa is aiming for turn­over to reach £1 million as it this month celebrates 15 years in business.

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Tory councillor Michael Jamieson appeared from custody at Perth Sheriff Court to face a charge of possessing indecent images at his Buchan Drive home. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Tory councillor in Perth court to face child porn charges

A Conservative politician appeared in court today to face a charge of being caught with a stash of child pornography.

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Heel Hitler: Perth OAP furious with Amazon for swastika shoes

A furious pensioner has spoken of his shock after claiming his brand new slippers had “swastikas all over the soles”.

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Simon Howie has built up a sizeable portfolio covering sectors including shower panels and shipping. Picture: Contributed

‘Scottish Butcher’ Simon Howie seeks bigger slice of market

It’s often said that successful retailers lure customers and get the tills ringing by selling the sizzle, not the sausage.

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Fingask Castle in Perthshire. 
Picture: Robert Perry

Tributes paid to ‘true character’ who died in crash at wedding

Tributes have been paid to a wedding guest described as “a true character” who died in a car crash in the grounds of a picturesque castle.

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Fingask Castle, near Perth. Picture: Google

Man, 29, dies in road accident inside Scottish castle grounds

A 29-year-old man has died in a road accident in the grounds of a castle.

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Robert and Ruth Fergus leave court. 
Picture: Perthshire Picture Agency

Naked pensioners trash luxury hotel in late night rampage

A pair of pensioners caused chaos and destruction during a late night naked rampage at a luxury Perthshire hotel.

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Scotland generated approximately 24 per cent of total UK renewable electricity in 2016. Picture: John Devlin

SSE launches record ‘green bond’ to tackle climate change

Utility giant SSE has issued the biggest-ever “green” bond by a UK company.

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Police called to incident in Perth. Picture: John Devlin

Polcie with riot shields called to stand-off with man on roof

Riot police have been called to a man staging a rooftop stand-off in Perth.

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The firms will work with NHS Scotland on treatments for conditions including diabetes. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Six SMEs selected to collaborate with NHS Scotland

Six Scottish small and medium-sized businesses have won seven new contracts with NHS Scotland to help drive treatment and innovation in dermatology, diabetes and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

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Grace, left, and Kara, were last known to be in the Alyth area. Picture: Police Scotland

Missing girls, 8 and 5, found safe and well in Northern Ireland

Two sisters reported missing have been found in Northern Ireland, police have said.

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