ANGUSalive quiz

The Great Angus Museums and Archives Quiz Event – A week of online quiz activities via the ANGUSalive Museums and Galleries and Angus Archives Facebook pages. 11th – 15th May 2020, 3pm www.facebook.com/ANGUSaliveMuseums/ www.facebook.com/AngusArchives/ Open to all Free entry Do you know which Angus town is famous for its smokies and which produces brilliant bridies? Can you […]

Angusalive – Library Challenge

ANGUSalive libraries launch All 4 Fun Lockdown Reading Challenge All 4 Fun Reading Challenge is a reading incentive created especially by ANGUSalive libraries to encourage children and adults to read more by promoting a number of the free services available which make reading even easier. Our online library app provided by RBDigital is a free service for […]

NHS Tayside – changes to Podiatry Services

NHS Tayside’s podiatry service is advising of changes to how people can access foot care during the COVID-19 outbreak. In line with national guidance, the podiatry service can currently only provide urgent and critical care to patients who have foot wounds and to those at risk of tissue breakdown.  All non-urgent and non-essential treatments have been […]

NHS Tayside – still here to help parents

  NHS Tayside has issued advice and reassurance to parents and carers who have concerns about their child’s health. Local health services are continuing to provide advice and treatment to anyone who becomes unwell or injured during this time.  Whilst it is important to stay at home as much as possible, parents and carers should still […]

NHS Tayside Reminder – GP Practices remain open

  NHS Tayside Associate Medical Director would like to remind the public that GP Practices across Tayside remain open during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Dr Jane Bruce, Associate Medical Director for Primary Care with NHS Tayside said, “I would like to remind the public that GP Practices across Tayside remain open Monday to Friday, 8am-6pm […]

Angus Council to resume parks, etc, maintenance

Essential maintenance to parks, cemeteries and open spaces across Angus to resume From Monday, the Council are commencing grass cutting of parks and open spaces using single operator tractor and ride on mower machinery. The use of single operator vehicles will allow our staff to work safely whilst maintaining rules on social distancing. Maintaining our […]

RNA Programme Schedule 15 to 21 April

Please note our programme schedule below for 15 to 21 April. This is different from our usual schedule owing to the restrictions on access to our studios during the coronavirus crisis. However, we continue to provide totally locally-produced programming as we have done for the past 41 years, which includes our commercial radio transmissions since […]

ANGUSalive – Angus history

Angus’ history in the spotlight in new podcast series A new podcast series called ‘The Road to Angus’ is set to look back through the mists of time to showcase the fascinating history of the county, its present and future. Created by the ANGUSalive Museums, Galleries, Archives and Libraries teams, topics that will be covered […]

ANGUSalive library services update

ANGUSalive library services still available despite closures   PRESS RELEASE Issued 15 April, 2020 ANGUSalive libraries have launched a comprehensive online and social media offering to help the communities of Angus stay healthy, active and creative at home during these unprecedented times in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. With all ANGUSalive libraries closed, people are reminded that they can […]

Angus Council Waste Collections

News from ANGUS COUNCIL   Thank you for supporting our waste collection teams Angus Council wants to say a huge thank you to everyone who is supporting its waste collection staff, through their praise and actions, applause and, of course, an array of fantastic posters and letters. The teams are working harder than ever to […]

Angus Council – Grants to local businesses

Grants to support local businesses A total of 294 grants with a combined value of £3,285,000 have been handed out across Angus to local businesses by the Council through the Scottish Government’s Coronavirus Business Support Fund. 271 of those have been grants of £10,000 and 23 have been grants of £25,000 with Angus Council’s finance […]

Act FAST over stroke symptoms

The call comes following interim Chief Medical Officer, Dr Gregor Smith’s, statement that some hospital wards are “eerily quiet” amid the coronavirus outbreak.  Charity, Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland are concerned that people are putting off going to hospital because of the virus and don’t want to be a burden on the NHS. Debbie, 44 […]

ANGUSalive support available

ANGUSalive still here to help you be healthy, active and creative in your own home Issued 9 April, 2020 The charity ANGUSalive is working hard to support its members and the community with a variety of home-based culture, sport and leisure activities to keep you moving and motivated during these unprecedented times in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) […]

Tayside Dental Staff assist with blood sampling

Tayside dental staff are supporting the COVID-19 response by providing community phlebotomy services, meaning they can now take blood samples from patients. Many patients require regular phlebotomy for disease and medication monitoring. To ensure this service could continue during the pandemic, dental staff from throughout Tayside offered to undertake additional training in how to take […]

How to access Eye Care Services

COVID-19: Access to eye care services in Tayside NHS Tayside Area Optical Committee is advising of changes to how people can access eye care during the COVID-19 outbreak Opticians in Tayside can currently only provide emergency and essential eye care, with no routine eye tests being carried out until further notice Anyone who has an […]

New partnership service to support our most isolated and vulnerable people – Angus Actively Cares A new website and phone number has been launched to help any isolated and vulnerable Angus residents get the confidential support they need during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. If you need help and support, or if you are worried that […]

Angus Council thank staff and public for support

Angus Council thank staff and public for their support during coronavirus outbreak Angus Council’s Chief Executive Margo Williamson’s thanked staff for their hard work and the citizens of Angus for their patience and understanding at today’s (Friday 3 April 2020) special council meeting. Margo Williamson said: “The impact and consequences of the global pandemic is […]

Free School Meals – bank payments

Please be aware that payments scheduled to go in to bank accounts today could arrive anytime up until midnight. This is not something that we have direct control of. The time that the payment will arrive in an account is dependent on banking processes, including bank clearance for automated payments. We are already receiving a […]

Accessing GP Services on Easter Public Holiday

  NHS Tayside Associate Medical Director advises the public on how to access GP services on Monday, 6 April which is a public holiday. Dr Jane Bruce, Associate Medical Director for Primary Care with NHS Tayside said, “In these unprecedented and challenging times, the Scottish Government has asked GP practices across Scotland to remain open […]

Angus Council Free School Meals Update

  A solution has been found to make sure that families have access to their free school meal entitlement while measures to tackle the Coronavirus Pandemic are in place. Our staff have been working closely and at pace across various services to come up with a solution that will see free school meal payments made […]

ANGUSalive message about country parks

    Issued 1 April, 2020 ANGUSalive is urging people not to travel to their country parks at Crombie, Monikie, Forfar Loch and Glen Doll, in order to follow government guidance and avoid crowding that puts social distancing at risk.  The country parks are closed to visitors until further notice, with car parks, toilets and […]

SCIAF Appeal to help women and girls in Congo

SCOTTISH STARS URGE ANGUS TO GET BEHIND SCIAF’S WEE BOX BIG CHANGE APPEAL People across Angus are being urged to get behind SCIAF’s WEE BOX appeal to help some of the world’s poorest people as the charity fears coronavirus could heavily impact the work it delivers. The money raised from the appeal will help women affected by widespread rape in […]

Angus Council Childcare Hubs Arrangements

Angus Council’s Schools and Learning Convener Derek Wann today called for support from parents and carers to ensure that our Childcare Hubs are used effectively. His appeal came after lower numbers of Category 1 workers children than expected took up the available spaces in the 10 hubs across Angus. Cllr Wann said: “It is somewhat […]

Angus Council response to Coronavirus

Coronavirus: Providing public services in a time of emergency   Angus Council is working alongside partner agencies and local volunteers to face the huge challenges set by the Coronavirus Pandemic. The primary goal is to keep all our people safe, particularly the most vulnerable among us, while maintaining the best level of public service that […]

Parking charges relaxed by Angus Council

Parking in Angus With the over-riding message being Stay at Home to Save Lives and to avoid unnecessary travel during this period of the Coronavirus Pandemic, our roads in Angus should be quiet and all indications are that they are. Communities Convener, Cllr Mark Salmond said: “Our priority at this time must be to keep our […]

Kirriemuir Shuttle Bus Service

  Angus Council is now operating a mini-bus shuttle service for key workers travelling from Kirriemuir to Forfar. The service allows key workers who must leave their homes for work and require public transport to connect with bus service in Forfar for onward travel, including the 20 and 20C Service to Dundee. This shuttle service […]

Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland seeks volunteers

Scottish health charity, Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland, is calling for volunteers to join the fight against coronavirus to support those most vulnerable right now. Scotland’s leading volunteering charity caring for people at risk of coronavirus has issued a rallying call for people to join the largest volunteer drive that Scotland has seen in a […]

NHS Tayside Audiology Arrangements

  Audiology departments across Tayside are now closed to patients due to the COVID-19 outbreak. This means that patients with hearing aids should not, under any circumstances, attend the department for batteries or repairs. If you require replacement hearing aid batteries or a repair you must either: make a request by post. For replacement batteries, […]

Car Parking Charges suspended at Ninewells

  Health Secretary Jeane Freeman has announced that parking charges will be temporarily suspended at Ninewells Hospital from Monday, 30 March for 12 weeks. NHS Tayside and Saba have been working together over the past few days to agree the temporary suspension of charges.   The two organisations are now finalising how the temporary arrangements will work in practice and we […]

ANGUSalive Library Activities and Timetables

Updated timetables are now in place for adult and children’s library activities across Angus. The same great array of activities are on offer with slight changes to days and times. Activities include Bookbug, Lego in the Library, Chatterbooks, Knit and Natter, Reminiscence Groups and Reading Groups. There are activities for all ages – children from […]

Scam Warning from Angus Council for Pensioners

Warning over cold call pension scams Angus Adult Protection Committee Financial Harm Sub Committee is advising residents to be on the alert for pension scams. In what can be a lucrative source of income for the scammer, it’s understood that the average loss incurred by a single pension fraud can be more than £90,000, although […]

Meningitis Warning to Parents

Don’t gamble with your children’s lives warns meningitis charity boss Leading meningitis charity Meningitis Now has warned parents not to gamble with their children’s lives after newly released NHS data shows that too many toddlers are not fully vaccinated against the deadly disease. The charity highlights what appears to be a significant drop off between the number of toddlers […]

School Recruitment Campaign

For the past 23 years, we have recruited S4 and S5 students from Arbroath High and Arbroath Academy to present programmes. We are now inviting S4 and S5 pupils from all Angus Secondary Schools to apply. Currently, we have studios based in Arbroath, Montrose Academy, Carnoustie High, and Stracathro Hospital, and accommodation has been made […]

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