Children’s Memorial Service

Parents and relatives who have lost a child are invited to join NHS Tayside’s virtual service of remembrance on Friday, 10 December at 7pm.   Due to COVID-19, the Children’s Memorial Service, which would normally be held in the University of Dundee Chaplaincy, will be held virtually again this year. It will be shown on NHS Tayside’s Facebook […]

Arbroath’s A Place For Everyone drop-in events

A public drop-in event to further engage with residents of Arbroath around the Place For Everyone project will take place at the Abbeygate Centre, Arbroath on Saturday 11 December, 10am to 5pm. In 2019, the Scottish Government awarded Angus Council funding under the Sustrans Places for Everyone programme to design and develop an exemplary walking […]

Angus Council social worker recruitment event

Do you have what it takes to be part of a forward-thinking organisation focusing on improving the lives of our children and their families through relationship-based practice?  If so, we want to hear from you. We have a number of exciting opportunities for Qualified Social Workers across our service within Children’s Locality Teams. Angus Council […]

Supporting Anti-Bullying Week 2021

People across Tayside are being reminded of the power of kindness as part of Anti-Bullying Week 2021 (15-19 November) The theme of the awareness week is One Kind Word, which aims to start a chain reaction of kindness and address bullying behaviour. This year’s campaign theme was co-designed with young people before being adapted by […]

Angus Dragons launch a BIG fund

Angus Council is making a BIG Fund available to local businesses seeking to innovate, diversify and future proof the work they do as they chart their way through and out of the pandemic. The £600,000 Business Improvement Grant forms a key element of the support that the Council is providing to businesses in Angus. From today, Monday […]

RADIO NORTH ANGUS – EXTENDED PROGRAMMING

Radio North Angus is the local voluntary commercial radio station with transmitters broadcasting at Arbroath on 96.6FM, Carnoustie on 107.5FM, Monifieth on 105.9FM, and at Brechin, Forfar, and Montrose on 87.7FM. We also broadcast on the Tayside DAB at certain times of the day, and broadcast worldwide with an app facility from website www.radionorthangus.co.uk. RNA […]

Angus Council asks – Could you provide supported lodgings for young unaccompanied asylum seekers, please?

Angus Council is looking for people who would be willing to provide supported lodgings for young unaccompanied asylum seekers. Along with other local authorities, Angus Council has a responsibility to meet the needs of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children (UASC) who are arriving daily in the UK. The majority of the young people arriving as asylum seekers […]

Roll-out of COVID booster and flu jabs

NHS Tayside is moving into the next phase of its vaccination programme with 60 to 69-year-olds and people aged 16 and over with an underlying health condition now being invited for their jabs.   Letters are being issued and will begin to arrive over the next week for people in these next priority groups to attend […]

Angus Council introduces new tariffs for Electric Vehicles charging points Electric Vehicle (EV) charging points across Angus will be chargeable from Monday 1 November. Since the installation of our first EV charger in 2014, we have aimed to develop a stable and reliable network of chargers, with every town and a selection of villages now […]

News from ANGUS COUNCIL

Unite the Union and GMB confirm Industrial Action in Angus We can confirm that we have received written confirmation that waste and recycling staff who are Unite the Union or GMB members will be taking industrial action locally next month. Notice has been given by Unite the Union and GMB that, following a ballot of […]

Extended drop in times for COVID vaccinations

NHS Tayside has extended its drop-in clinic times for those who have not yet had a first or second dose of the COVID vaccine.   Drop-in sessions at Dundee Central (former Zara store), Dewars Centre in Perth, Arbroath Community Centre, Reid Hall in Forfar and Montrose Town Hall will now run from 11am to 5pm, seven-days-a-week. […]

19th-21st November, Northern Hotel, Brechin/Angus Bookfest. Daytime events include free audience with authors from near and far as well as workshops and kids activities, Evening entertainment;- Family Quiz Night,Disco, Jason Buck Storyteller stovie supper, Afternoon tea with the authors and a Character mystery evening.Along with all of this we have short story/drawing competitions running in the Brechin & Montrose schools, local window displays, care home/day centre activity competition, a floral display competition, all with a book theme! There will also be a book hunt for younger ones. All information can be found on our website: http://brechinangusbookfestival.com/brechinangusbookfestival. com Before all of that we are holding a Christmas shopping night on the 3rd of November at the Northern Hotel to help raise funds for the main event and selling tickets to the event.

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Angus Archives is to host a display entitled ‘Opening Night’, which coincides with the reopening of the Archives at Restenneth, Forfar, to the public after a lengthy closure.

The display opens on 21 October and will feature documents, objects and photographs recording some of the various theatres, operatic, dramatic and musical societies who have operated in Angus. Photographs of performances by Kirriemuir Amateur Operatic Society and Arbroath Amateur Operatic Society, along with show programmes from the Montrose Amateur Dramatic Society will be on […]

ANGUSalive is looking forward to offering visitors to the Signal Tower Museum in Arbroath an opportunity to climb the spiral staircase and visit the tower room from Saturday 30 October 2021.

Visitors to the museum have previously only been able to climb the dramatic spiral staircase and visit the tower room during infrequent special events, sadly the internal décor of the tower room and stairs has meant this access has not been possible recently. Thanks to funding the tower room has been sympathetically restored. This has […]

Arbroath’s A Place For Everyone drop-in events

Public drop-in events to further engage with residents of Arbroath around the Place For Everyone project will take place at the Abbeygate Centre, Arbroath on Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 October. In 2019, the Scottish Government awarded Angus Council funding under the Sustrans Places for Everyone programme to design and develop an exemplary walking and […]

Don’t get left in the dark

Hill-walkers should gear up for the autumn – and get a torch Mountain safety experts have underlined the importance of hillwalkers carrying a headtorch as the days get much shorter. And autumn weather makes both careful planning and proper clothing essential. Mountaineering Scotland’s Mountain Safety Adviser, Heather Morning, said: “Autumn is a cracking time of […]

NHS Tayside hospital visiting update

The majority of patients in Tayside will now be able to have any two visitors with the requirement for named visitors now removed. Visitors attending at the same time no longer have to be from the same household.   The new visiting arrangements will mean that inpatients can receive visits from people from more than […]

Launch of Healthy Mind podcast in Tayside

A Healthy Mind Tayside podcast talking about a range of mental health topics has launched in Tayside.   The podcast features a series of interviews with mental health professionals from across Tayside covering a variety of subjects related to mental health.   The podcast series is aimed at service users, carers, staff and people who […]

Arbroath Accordion Fiddle Club Restarts

After a break of around eighteen months Arbroath Accordion & Fiddle Club will restart on Sunday the 3rd October. Club Chairman Tony Simpson said “It will be a low key start to the Club’s activities as we are conscious that many of our members and club players have not met socially or perhaps had very […]

Changes to ANGUSalive post-lockdown operating hours

ANGUSalive has reviewed its re-opening arrangements with additional opening hours for a number of its venues across Angus being introduced from October. Sports centres and community campuses will see their collective opening hours increase by 55 hours a week, with more services and activities including birthday parties and access to sauna and steam rooms soon […]

Carnoustie Tea Dance Club

After a break due to Covid-19 restrictions, Carnoustie Tea Dance Club is delighted to announce that the Club has resumed activities.  Please note the Club has moved to a new venue and will now meet every Tuesday afternoon at the Royal British Legion premises, 88 Dundee Street, Carnoustie. This is a friendly, informal dance and […]

Webster Memorial Theatre to be unlocked!

The Webster Memorial Theatre in Arbroath is set to open its doors on 1 October 2021 after being in lockdown for 18 months. The first weekend of opening will see three nights of entertainment from Idlewild frontman, Roddy Woomble, and Scottish stand-up comedian Janey Godley. Theatres and live venues in cities, towns and villages across […]

OVER LUNAN RADIO DOCUMENTARY

Things are not always as they seem. Obvious, perhaps, yet OVER LUNAN sheds light on some of the hidden connections between Lunan and places far afield, in both time and space… In 2015 the journalist Charlie Ross spent a summer in Lunan Bay, investigating the area’s history and mythology, and the natural forces that have […]

People with lived experience have their say on stroke research

The Stroke Association, the UK’s leading stroke charity, is announcing the top 10 priorities for stroke research, uncovered by a rigorous study involving stroke survivors, carers and health and social care professionals in stroke. The charity’s new report – the first UK-wide project to map research priorities across the entire stroke care and treatment pathway – reveals where research can address the issues holding Stroke Association survivors back from rebuilding their lives after a devastating stroke.     John […]

ANDY’S MAN CLUB, ARBROATH

Andy’s Man Club is delighted to announce the opening of its 55th club! Andy’s Man Club Arbroath opens its doors for the first time at 7pm on Monday 5th July. This new group operates from Gayfield Park and is fully equipped to comply with any existing Covid-19 regulations. Andy’s Man Club operates 18+ male-only, peer-to-peer, […]

Drop-in vaccination clinics in Tayside

Pfizer   Anyone aged 30-39 who has not had their first Pfizer vaccine or anyone who received their first Pfizer jab more than 8 weeks ago and does not have an appointment for their second can drop in to: Caird Hall, Dundee: Tuesday 22 – Sunday 27 June, 10am-6pm Dewars Centre, Perth: Tuesday 22 – Sunday 27 June, 10am-6pm […]

Cycling, walking and safer routes in Angus

A fund to help make travel safer and encourage residents to cycle and walk where they live is set to continue for the next 12 months. At the Angus Council committee on Thursday 24 June 2021, members will hear an update on the programme of projects funded in 2020/21 through the Cycling, Walking and Safer Routes […]

ANGUSalive’s Great Book Getaway

Get away with a good book this summer by taking part in ANGUSalive’s Summer Reading Challenge. The annual reading challenge aims to encourage children and adults to read over the school summer holidays. This year’s challenge, entitled The Great Book Getaway, invites everyone to lose themselves in six books over seven weeks with those managing to […]

NHS Tayside Hospital Visiting Arrangements

Due to rising cases of COVID-19 in communities throughout Tayside, the decision has been made to follow the Scottish Government Level 2 hospital visiting guidance across the region.  Inpatients in NHS Tayside hospitals will be able to receive one visitor. Visitors should contact the ward to arrange an appointment time to visit and discuss the […]

Summer fun with ANGUSalive Holiday Activities

Angus is alive with holiday activities for everyone to enjoy this summer.   Whether you fancy active sporting pursuits on the water or land, pirate and nature ninja shenanigans or guided walks to take in the history of the county, ANGUSalive has something for all the family!  Monikie Country Park will be offering an array of water sport activities including paddleboarding, kayaking, […]

Warning of Deer on Roads

With increased collisions between deer and vehicles at this time of year, NatureScot is warning motorists to slow down and be on the lookout for deer on the road. Incidents of deer-vehicle collisions (DVCs) usually increase in late May and June, as young deer disperse to look for their own territories. It’s estimated that collisions […]

Drive-In Country Show set for Monikie! 28 May 2021 The sun’s set to be shining in Angus and Dundee this Friday (28 May, 2021), so Stetsons and stilettos at the ready folks as the Country Music Drive-In Show rolls back to Monikie Country Park! Featuring a host of top Irish Country Stars that include Mick Flavin, Stephen Smyth, […]

Arbroath Signal Tower Museum to reopen to the public

ANGUSalive is looking forward to reopening Signal Tower Museum in Arbroath from Tuesday 1 June 2021, following the second closure due to Covid-19 restrictions. The Signal Tower Museum, located near the town’s picturesque harbour, enables visitors to discover the fascinating story of the Bell Rock Lighthouse designed by the famous engineer, Robert Stevenson (1772-1850), as […]

Hearing aid clinics back on across Angus

Volunteer-led hearing aid clinics are back up and running in Angus on an appointment only basis.  The clinics are run by NHS Tayside volunteers who are able to replace tubing for standard NHS hearing aids with ear moulds and also open fit style hearing aids. They are also able to supply new batteries. Appointments are […]

Appeal for foster carers to bring children back to Angus As Foster Care Fortnight gets underway (10 to 23 May), Angus Council is appealing for local residents interested in helping vulnerable children and young people to come forward to find out more about fostering to make sure local children stay in Angus. The council currently […]

ANGUSalive Libraries Home Delivery Service returns

ANGUSalive Libraries are delighted to restart the Home Delivery Service for Angus residents from Monday 10 May, 2021. Residents will be able sign up to ANGUSalive’s Monthly Delivery Service where books can be delivered straight to homes and collected when they are ready to return. This service can be particularly helpful for residents who may […]

Angus woman shares her story for MS Week

A woman from Angus has shared her story of being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) and why she’s volunteering her time to support others. This is MS Awareness Week (19-25 April), Tracy Scott from Arbroath spoke about her diagnosis with relapsing MS in 2015. A learning design consultant, she is a volunteer for MS Society Scotland’s ‘My […]

ARBROATH MARKET

​Arbroath Market is returning to Victoria Park, Arbroath on Sunday, 25th  April with your favourite producers as well as fabulous first time traders to the market. Lovely local produce made with delicious local ingredients. The market starts at 10 am and runs till 2, best to get there early for a great day out at […]

Helping Tayside to “Get Nourished”

 A new helpline, ‘Get Nourished’ has been launched to provide practical tips and advice on how to stay nourished.   Get Nourished is open to members of the public living in Tayside who are experiencing unintended weight loss or poor appetite, and are concerned about the impact this is having on their health and wellbeing.   The helpline is also […]

Angus Council – Parking and enforcement

Paying to park in Angus Council’s off-street car parks continues to be free of charge. Paying to park was suspended following the introduction of the first COVID019 lockdown a year ago. As measures to lift restrictions come into effect – the message to Stay at Home changes to Stay Local from Friday 2 April – […]

Angus cares about suicide prevention

The Angus Mental Health and Wellbeing Network is driving forward actions to increase the profile of suicide prevention in Angus with the launch of two new initiatives to support service users. The first of the initiatives – an infomercial – has been produced let people know how to access local support and to signpost people […]

Notice of Election

Nomination papers can now be obtained for the Scottish Parliament elections to be held on Thursday 6 May 2021. Constituency and regional MSPS will be elected for Angus South and Angus North and Mearns constituencies. Nominations papers are available to download or from the Constituency Returning Officer at Election Office, Digital Reprographics Unit, Sylvie Way, Orchardbank Business Park, Forfar, DD8 1AY, […]

Increase in discretionary fund for businesses in Angus

Angus Council is increasing the amount of funding successful applicants can receive through the Covid-19 Discretionary Fund after receiving additional funding from the Scottish Government. Local businesses with less than 50 employees can apply to the council for one-off awards of £4000, £6000 or £10000 if they have been unable to access any other Covid-19 […]

Get Active Arbroath

It can be tough to stay motivated during the cold winter months, but people in Arbroath have been wrapping up warm and braving the weather to get active through Angus Council’s hugely successful ‘Get Active Arbroath’ campaign. Since the beginning of February residents and workers in Arbroath have been getting out walking, running and cycling, […]

‘Living Life Well’ – Tayside Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy launched

‘Living Life Well’, the new Tayside-wide strategy to improve mental health and learning disability services is launched today (Thursday, 25 February). The strategy, which has been welcomed by Scottish Government Mental Health Minister Claire Haughey, has been developed following a programme of work with more than 600 local stakeholders, including people with lived experience, their […]

Take on the Kiltwalk for The Leanne Fund

Ceilidhs might be cancelled due to Covid but that won’t get in the way of this year’s Virtual Kiltwalk which will help raise vital funds for The Leanne Fund.  There hasn’t been much opportunity to get Kilts on this year so far but the annual Kiltwalk is due to take place virtually from April 23-25.  […]


                                                                   &nANGUSalive encourages you to Have ‘E’ Go

The culture, sport and leisure trust for the county of Angus is delighted to have been awarded a grant of £12,454.32 from the Energy Saving Trust on behalf of Transport Scotland. This funding will allow ANGUSalive to provide four electric bikes and one electric trike for the use of residents and visitors in Angus.  The ‘Have ‘E’ Go’ project […]

NHS Tayside Vaccination Centres update

All community vaccination clinics across Tayside are operating today as planned so people should attend if it is safe for them to do so. Please find the latest update for the vaccination centres in Tayside below: Caird Hall, Dundee – Open Dewar’s Centre, Perth – Open Blairgowrie Town Hall – Open Stracathro Hospital – Open […]

Angus Council – Get Active Arbroath Initiative

  Angus Council is calling on people in Arbroath to blow away the winter cobwebs and get active with the launch of a new campaign promoting healthier, more environmentally friendly lives. Both residents and workers in the Angus coastal town are invited to sign up to a six-week campaign – Get Active Arbroath – which starts on […]

RNA – TEMPORARY ALTERATION TO PROGRAMMING

Radio North Angus programming shall alter temporarily owing to the restrictions pertaining to Covid 19. However, RNA has the capacity to maintain broadcasting entirely voluntary locally-produced programming 16 hours per day, complemented by the night service, on FM, DAB, and online.  It is worthy of note that the church services conducted by Rev. Chris Hay, […]

MONIFIETH HIGH ACHIEVES PRESTIGIOUS NATIONAL AWARD

  Angus school achieves STEM Nation Award Education Scotland is pleased to announce 19 settings have been awarded with a full STEM Nation Award, including Monifieth High School in Angus.In September 2019, Education Scotland launched the STEM Nation Award programme as a pilot. The programme celebrates, promotes and builds effective practice in STEM education. Since […]

Angus Council seek help with CoastSnap project

CoastSnap – capturing coastal erosion at Montrose According to some estimations, people across the world will take more than 1.4 trillion photographs in 2020. It’s never been easier to take a pic and Angus Council is looking for the public’s snap-happy help for the remainder of this year and beyond to assist a study into […]

Help to develop chest, heart and stroke care

HAVE YOUR SAY: HELP CHARITY SHAPE CHEST, HEART AND STROKE CARE IN SCOTLAND Leading Scottish health charity, Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland, wants to hear from people living with chest, heart and stroke conditions to find out how the pandemic has affected them. The charity has seen demand for its support services double since the […]

Scottish Book Trust launches appeal

New survey reveals importance of reading in times of stress Scottish Book Trust, the national charity changing lives through reading and writing, has launched a Christmas fundraising appeal to give books to families in need. Many families will be struggling this Christmas, with demand for food banks in Scotland more than doubling during lockdown and […]

Celebrating Book Week in Angus

  ANGUSalive is delighted to be part of the ninth Bookweek Scotland event – an annual celebration of books and reading that will take place across Scotland between 16 and 22 November 2020. Bookweek Scotland’s theme for this year is ‘Future’ and ANGUSalive libraries have been working hard to ensure that this year’s festival can […]

Hospital visiting times update

Following the announcement that Angus and Perth and Kinross have been placed in Level 3 of the Scottish Government’s coronavirus restrictions system, routine visiting has been suspended in community hospitals in Tayside. The new visiting rules will come into effect from Friday, 13 November. The Scottish Government guidance for Level 3 restrictions advises that hospital visiting […]

Angus Council thanks recyclers

  Angus residents have proved themselves to be among the very best in the land when it comes to recycling household waste. The drive by people in Angus to recycle more has resulted in the county placing second out of 32 Scottish local authorities in 2019, with a household recycling rate of 59.1% That is […]

Charity Gig on St.Andrew’s Day

  The Frontline Festival Scotland is a new virtual gig, supported by 39 Scottish artists, which will be streamed over social media on St Andrew’s Day. Last week, the charities benefiting from the event came together to show their support at Perth Airport.  39 bands and musicians from across Scotland are taking part in this […]

NHS Tayside Visiting Arrangements for Maternity Services

  Following the announcement that Dundee has been placed in Level 3 of the Scottish Government’s coronavirus restrictions system, further changes have been made to maternity visiting arrangements in Tayside.  The changes have been made to limit the spread of coronavirus and to protect vulnerable patients.  The new visiting arrangements will come into effect from 6am […]

NHS Tayside Hospital Visiting

  Following the announcement that Dundee has been placed in Level 3 of the Scottish Government’s coronavirus restrictions system, further changes have been made to hospital visiting in Tayside.  The difficult decision has been made to limit the spread of coronavirus and to protect vulnerable patients.  The new visiting rules will come into effect from Monday, […]

Changes to Dental Services

Restrictions on available NHS dental treatments are due to be lifted across Scotland from 1 November. However, patients are being advised not to expect services to return to ‘business as usual’ due to ongoing health protection measures in place to keep staff and patients safe. The restrictions put in place earlier this year for the […]

A review of Parking in Angus

  People will be asked to have their say and help shape the future of parking in Angus. The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in, what will be by March 2021, a near year-long suspension in off-street parking charges. The impact of coronavirus on our towns and villages, as well as the affect it has had […]

Volunteer run hearing aid clinics return

Volunteer Hearing Aid Clinics are back up and running in Angus on an appointment only basis.   The volunteers are able to replace tubing for standard NHS hearing aids with ear moulds and also open fit style hearing aids. Leigh Mitchell, Voluntary Services Coordinator, said, “We are delighted that our Volunteer Hearing Aid Clinics are back. […]

New Regional Covid 19 Testing Hubs

  New regional testing hubs will increase capacity by 22,000 tests per day NHS National Services Scotland (NSS) is helping to set up three new regional laboratory hubs which will support a sustainable approach to COVID-19 testing in Scotland. The three hubs which will deliver more than 22,000 additional tests per day for NHS Scotland, […]

NHS Tayside restrict visiting

NHS Tayside clinical and public health teams have taken the decision to suspend regular visiting for patients in wards in Ninewells Hospital, Perth Royal Infirmary and the surgical wards in Stracathro. The difficult decision has been made to limit the spread of coronavirus and to protect vulnerable patients. The virus is circulating widely in the […]

Refurbishment of Brechin Health Centre

Work to upgrade facilities at Brechin Health Centre has now started and is expected to last until March 2021. The Health Centre has already benefited from new windows and work is due to begin to repair the building’s roof. Once this is completed, the reception and administration areas will be upgraded and will feature a […]

Angus Youth Awards

Angus Youth Awards Here is a great chance to celebrate the efforts and achievements of our young people. Angus Council is calling on anyone who knows a young person who has made a difference to nominate them for an Angus Youth award. Every year National Youth Work Week (2-8 November) celebrates youth work and the […]

Veterans Railcard

14 October 2020, 09:12 New veterans rail card launched Additional discounts for Scottish residents Scottish veterans can now benefit from a new rail card which not only allows a 34% discount on travel but also sees an introductory discount scheme.The veterans rail card being introduced for purchase from now, initially priced at £21 per year, […]

Free car parking extended at Ninewells

Following the announcement from Health Secretary Jeane Freeman, the temporary parking arrangements at Ninewells Hospital have been extended until January 2021 Parking at Ninewells Hospital will continue to be free during this period, however staff and visitors are reminded of the following arrangements. Car Park 5 is for patients and visitors only and has a […]

New House Allocation Arrangements

Giving people more choice about where they live Angus Council is starting a new housing allocation system from the start of November that will put the power of choice into the hands of Angus home seekers. The Choice-based Lettings System will see the Council and its housing partners – Blackwood Homes, Caledonia Housing Association, and […]

Absent Friends Festival

People who have died remain a part of our lives. To Absent Friends Festival gives people across Scotland an opportunity to remember, to tell stories, to celebrate and reminisce about people we love who have died.This year we are inviting people from Forfar and surrounding areas to share their stories. Local artists will use images […]

Scottish Animal Welfare Charity issues 2021 manifesto

Charity launches 2021 manifesto calling on the Scottish Government to prioritise animal welfare   Leading Scottish animal campaigns charity, OneKind, has called on the Scottish Government to put an end to the breeding of flat-faced dogs, cats and rabbits, such as French bulldogs, amongst other welfare calls, ahead of the 2021 Scottish elections.   OneKind has published its manifesto outlining its recommendations to the incoming Scottish Parliament […]

Influenza Immunisation

Flu is serious. Get protected this winter   NHS Tayside is encouraging members of the public in at-risk groups, as well as health and social care staff, to take up the offer of a free flu vaccination.  The seasonal flu vaccination programme launches next week and NHS Tayside will be offering those who are most […]

Arbroath Signal Tower to Reopen

After six months of closure, ANGUSalive is looking forward to opening the doors of its Signal Tower Museum in Arbroath from Friday 2 October, 2020. The Signal Tower Museum, located near the town’s picturesque harbour, enables visitors to discover the fascinating story of the Bell Rock Lighthouse designed by the famous engineer, Robert Stevenson (1772-1850), […]

Scotrail Stonehaven Shuttle Service

ScotRail introduces Stonehaven shuttle service to keep customers moving ScotRail has introduced a shuttle service between Aberdeen and Stonehaven to keep customers in the north east moving. The new shuttle service calls at Aberdeen, Portlethen, and Stonehaven, with some services extended to start or terminate at Inverurie or Dyce. A replacement bus service remains in […]

Social Prescribing in Angus

Eight new social prescribers have been appointed in Angus to support adults access a range of vital services.  Social prescribers can help patients to access information and advice on work issues, finances, loneliness, social isolation, as well as more general signposting to community resources available locally such as activity and volunteering opportunities. This holistic approach […]

Angus Digital Doors Open Days 2020

Doors Open Days, which is co-ordinated nationally by the Scottish Civic Trust, will take place in Angus during the weekend of 12 and 13 September 2020. In light of the circumstances, Doors Open Days is going digital for 2020. Scotland’s biggest free festival of architecture will present its largest ever digital offering this September, as […]

ANGUSalive reopening proposals

ANGUSalive is excited to announce an update on its reopening plans. ANGUSalive Sport & Leisure venues will begin reopening from 14 September, 2020 – the original date set by the Scottish Government. This is to enable the important safety processes and procedures to be put in place as well as complete the necessary training for all employees. […]

Appeal for Volunteers for Covid 19 Vaccine Trials

  Tayside residents are being invited to register their interest in taking part in local COVID-19 vaccine trials by signing up to the UK COVID-19 vaccine registry.   There are a number of COVID-19 vaccines currently being identified and safety tested.  Researchers are looking for people from all backgrounds, ages and parts of the UK, including […]

New app to help with IBS

NHS Tayside launches new app to help people living with IBS   People living with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are set to benefit from a new app launched by NHS Tayside, in partnership with digital health service provider, Inhealthcare.   IBS is a chronic condition often associated with abdominal pain and discomfort and changes in bowel […]

Local Blood Collection Sessions

  Blood collection sessions will be held as follows: Montrose* Town Hall Melville Gardens Thursday 3 and Monday 7 September 2.20pm – 4.00pm 5.30pm – 7.30pm Dundee* Marryat Hall Tuesdays 12.30pm – 3:20pm  4:30pm – 7:30pm Wednesdays 10.00am – 1.30pm Fridays 10.00am – 1.00pm 2.00pm – 3.30pm *These sessions are run by appointments. Please call […]

Blood Donors required Urgently

Blood donors around Scotland are being urged to keep donating to support patients in need, as the tremendous response from blood donors during the pandemic, particularly new donors, begin to wane. At the height of lockdown, blood donation appointments were often booked up as far as four weeks in advance. However, with the relaxation of […]

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 […]

Arbroath West Kirk – December Activities

Arbroath West Kirk – December Activities Sunday 5th December, 2pm – “Time to Remember” – The last two years have affected everyone and brought home to all of us the value of our relationships with friends and family. Join us for a short time reflecting on the gaps that are left in all our lives when we […]

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