A Look Back at the Second Half of 2018

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The Second half of the year saw a number of stories where local residents made their feelings known.

July included stories on dog fouling, the status of PRI emergency department and the official opening of the newly upgraded Provost Walk. There was also recognition of our local Masonic Lodge lending one of their artefacts for a historical display.

In August there were stories on the public meeting about the future of PRI, parking and local late night shopping.

September brought the arrest of a suspect in the murder of Annalise Johnstone earlier in the year. There were also guilty verdicts for some involved in the robbery at Gleneagles Hotel. This was also the month in which the decision was taken to stop production of the print edition of Lang Toon Times and the start of seasonal closure of the public toilets in town.

In October there were more guilty verdicts for those involved in the Gleneagles robbery.  On a lighter note, the Village Shop in Aberuthven won it’s first business award and Sugar and Spice had their very own calendar girl when owner Claire Devlin produced a charity calendar.

The beginning of November was of course dominated by Remembrance Day with an impressive turnout of local residents to attend the ceremony.  Not forgetting the two pipers who paid tribute at 6am that morning at the war memorial. Junction changes were also in the news this month.

December of course started with the fantastic Christmas in the Community event and carried on with some environmental articles and the prospect of a path between Auchterarder and Muthill. 

December also so the very first serialisation of a book from a local author.  We look forward to bringing you more local and interesting stories throughout 2019.  Do let us know if you have something to share.

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