ANGUSalive Family Bike Bubble sessions

  An exciting outdoors activity to increase access to cycling is being introduced this July by ANGUSalive following four months of closure due to COVID-19. ANGUSalive has been awarded funding by Blazing Saddles, an All Ability Mobile Cycling hub administered by FABB Scotland (Facilitating Access and Breaking Barriers) to provide the fun sessions.  FABB Scotland’s primary aim is to facilitate […]

Residents asked to check NHS contact details

Tayside residents are being asked to provide their GP practice with up-to-date contact details. GPs, hospitals and community teams are providing healthcare in new ways.  As more appointments are carried out by phone or video, and to help with contact tracing for the Test and Protect programme, it is more important than ever that health services […]

Angus Council – Forthcoming Roadworks

A programme of roadworks, which will include repairs, surface dressing and other essential roads maintenance, is set to get underway in various parts of Angus from next Monday (6 July). Monday 6 July – Work will begin on the A926 Airlie, Baikie junction to Philipie junction. It will be supported by Stop/Go signage or portable traffic […]

Opticians now open for Emergency and Essential Eye Care only

  Opticians in Tayside have begun to reopen their practices following the Health Secretary’s announcement that some face-to-face optometry services can resume. Since the beginning of lockdown, many practices have continued to provide support to their patients by carrying out telephone or video consultations using the Near Me service and, where necessary, arranging appointments at […]

ANGUSalive facilities

Survey reveals appetite for a speedy return to ANGUSalive venues An ANGUSalive survey has shown that over 40% of customers said they’d return to their local ANGUSalive sports centre as soon as it reopens and over 40% would return once they know how their sports centre is complying with government requirements.  ANGUSalive in partnership with […]

Angus Council – Beware of Pet Scams

  The COVID-19 Pandemic has provided fertile ground for scammers seeking to exploit the crisis. The latest con, which has caught out families across the UK, including a handful of people in Angus, involves the offer of a puppy in exchange for large fee upfront and further insurance and delivery costs. Some people have been […]

Emergency Dentistry Arrangements

Public reminded NHS dentists only open for emergencies Following the easing of lockdown in Scotland, dentists have started to open their practices across Tayside. Treatment is restricted to emergencies only for the next few weeks. Throughout lockdown, emergency dental treatment has been available in the Urgent Dental Care Centres (UDCC) that were set up in […]

Angus Council – Cycling and Walking Safer Routes

In April, Angus Council asked residents to have their say on how £512,000 could be invested in making Angus a more cycle and walking friendly area. The response to the public consultation was tremendous. In all around 300 requests and suggestions were received from individuals, community groups and organisations. That long list was reduced to […]

Recognise Feelings as Lockdown Eases

PEOPLE IN ANGUS ENCOURAGED TO RECOGNISE FEELINGS AS LOCKDOWN MEASURES EASE Advice for those anxious about next steps The Scottish Government’s Principal Medical Officer has encouraged people to prioritise their mental health, as he acknowledged that changes to lockdown measures can bring new challenges for many. Research shows that although the vast majority continue to […]

Blue Green Algae Warning

Scientists predict increase in harmful blue-green algae this year Blue-green algae can be fatal for dogs and cause serious illness for humans  Warm spring could lead to increase in blooms across the UK  UKCEH has confirmed blooms in Cheshire, Cumbria, Perthshire and West Lothian The UK’s exceptionally warm spring may lead to an increase in blue-green […]

NHS Tayside Coronavirus Scams Advice

During Scams Awareness Fortnight, people across Tayside are being warned to be vigilant for scams linked to coronavirus.    Scams Awareness Fortnight (15 to 28 June) is run by Citizens Advice and aims to create a network of confident, alert consumers. This year protecting people against scams is more important than ever. The coronavirus crisis means […]

Angus Council Recycling Centre Arrangements

All seven of Angus Council’s recycling centres will open to the public from Wednesday 1 July. New arrangements will be in place and certain restrictions must remain so all recycling centres can operate in line with national guidelines and advice, as Scotland navigates its route map through the ongoing coronavirus pandemic to recovery. Arrangements are […]

Blood Collection Session Dates

Blood collection sessions will be held as follows: St Monans* Town Hall Hope Place Thursday 18 June 2.30pm – 4.00pm 5.30pm – 7.10pm Alyth* Town Hall Albert Street Tuesday 23 June 5.00pm – 7.20pm Perth* Station Hotel 1 Leonard Street Thursday 25 June 2.00pm – 3.30pm 5.00pm – 8.00pm Free Parking available – book in […]

Scotrail Social Distancing Arrangements

ScotRail is urging customers to follow its five rules for safe travel, as the train operator warns customers it can’t guarantee physical distancing at all stages of a journey. While travel remains for essential journeys only, the rail operator is preparing for any potential easing in lockdown which could result in more people travelling by […]

Design a house for a superhero competition

School children in Angus who are budding designers are invited to get involved in a new competition to get creative and design a house for their favourite superhero. Hilary Roberts, Manager, Developing the Young Workforce Dundee & Angus (DYWD&A) said “DYWD&A is delighted to support the superhero house competition. We work with industry to give career […]

Brechin Shuttle Bus

Angus Council is operating a mini-bus shuttle service in Brechin on Saturdays. The service, which started on 6 June, covers the route that was until recently undertaken by Smith and Sons’ No.34 service. It aims to assist local residents who would otherwise be unable to journey into town for shopping and other essentials. Communities Convener […]

Digital Feedback on Ninewells Radiotherapy Service

In response to COVID-19, staff in the Radiotherapy Department at Ninewells Hospital have introduced a new initiative to enable patients and families to provide feedback on their services. Due to coronavirus, changes have been introduced recently in Ninewells Hospital including in the radiotherapy department. These changes mean staff are now wearing PPE and physical distancing […]

800th Anniversary of Brechin Cathedral

The commemoration of Brechin Cathedral’s 800th anniversary may have had to be postponed for a year but ANGUSalive’s Museums Galleries and Archives social media pages will still feature some of the fascinating objects, artworks and documents, together with a podcast, in an online piece this week from Monday 8th to Sunday 14th June. There are few buildings in […]

Home Births to recommence in Tayside

As we move into the next phase of the easing of lockdown Maternity Services across Tayside will now be offering women the option to give birth at home.  From the week beginning Monday 15th June all women in Tayside can now choose between giving birth at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee, either at the Dundee Midwifery […]

Optometry Scotland Information

OPTICIANS ARE AVAILABLE FOR ADVICE, ESSENTIAL AND EMERGENCY CARE As lockdown begins to ease during this Coronavirus Pandemic Opticians are available to give advice by telephone, email and videocalls. If you have any urgent eye care issues or want to discuss any eye related problem you can contact your optician. Please call them if –your […]

Ninewells Porters pay back the community

Porters based at Ninewells Hospital have backed NHS Tayside’s Pay it Forward campaign by collecting for the Dundee Foodbank. The team wanted to give back to the local community, after they received many donations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Local businesses and members of the public regularly delivered food to NHS Tayside at the height of […]

Redevelopment of Aberdeen Rail Station

Aberdeen station set for redevelopment ScotRail has announced that an £8million redevelopment of Aberdeen station is set to begin later this year.he project will see significant changes to the look and feel of the station, which has sat in the heart of Aberdeen city centre for more than 150 years.Morrison Construction will deliver the work […]

TRANSPORT SCOTLAND ADVICE

Public reminded to stay local for exercise and recreation The public are being urged to stay local when they leave home for exercise or recreation, following a rise in traffic numbers over the weekend . Early statistics from Transport Scotland show a significant rise in parts of Scotland: Traffic levels across Scotland on Saturday were […]

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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