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 […]

Angus Council – Snow-related Information

Schools All Angus schools are closed today Bin collections All scheduled bin collections have been suspended today (10 Feb) due to weather conditions. Recycling centres Due to the current conditions all seven recycling centres are closed today (Wed 10 Feb) Public Transport Smith & Sons Coaches: Service 30 & 47A are not running 10.2.21 JP […]

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 […]

Young people encouraged to take care of their emotional wellbeing during lockdown

Young people in Tayside who may be struggling with their feelings during lockdown are being encouraged to take care of their emotional wellbeing. With lockdown restrictions in place and schools currently using remote learning, some young people may feel more isolated and anxious than usual. Diane Caldwell, Clinical Care Group Manager for NHS Tayside’s Child & Adolescent […]

Teenagers urged to advise Children’s Commissioner

Teenagers are being encouraged to join a group advising the Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland. Bruce Adamson, the Commissioner, works to promote and protect children’s human rights and relies on a Young Advisers Group as one of the key ways to hear directly about the issues that matter. They tell his office when to “raise your voice” and defend children’s rights. During […]

Local Social Care Charity launches 40th Birthday Fundraiser

Local social care charity Cornerstone is calling on the local community to get behind its newest initiative to celebrate its 40th birthday. Cornerstone supports over 3,000 people with disabilities and other long-term health conditions across Scotland including across Perth, Dundee & Angus. The charity provides care and support services to 198 people with disabilities locally. […]

BEWARE OF FAKE COVID 19 VACCINATION SCAM

Beware of fake COVID-19 vaccination scam warns NHSScotland Counter Fraud Services NHSScotland Counter Fraud Services has warned the public to be vigilant about fake invitations to have the coronavirus vaccination, sent by scammers. The scam email includes a link to register for the vaccine, but no registration for the real vaccination is required. The fake […]

Keep Fit with ANGUSalive

Helping Angus keep fit in Lockdown ANGUSalive has launched its very own fitness app to help residents of Angus keep fit while in lockdown. Sports Centres throughout Angus have been closed since Christmas Eve due to restrictions, but all residents and members will be able to take part from the comfort of their very own […]

Angus Council Strategic Housing Investment Plan

Housing – Keeping a steady hand on the SHIP’s tiller Angus Council’s Communities Committee has approved its Strategic Housing Investment Plan (SHIP) for the next five years. The SHIP prioritises investment in new affordable housing across Angus, ensuring that the Council continues to meet the demand for good quality affordable homes. Through the SHIP, it is estimated […]

NHS Tayside Covid-19 Vaccination Programme

NHS Tayside’s COVID-19 vaccination programme is continuing at pace with around 28,000 people in the first priority groups already vaccinated. This is a significant step in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic but the virus is still circulating widely in all communities across Tayside.  It takes 2-3 weeks for the vaccine to give protection and it’s […]

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 […]

700 Volunteers Children’s Panel Members required

Children’s Hearings Scotland (CHS) launches their biggest ever national campaign to recruit new volunteer Children’s Panel Members to work with children in their local communities. Panel Members are volunteers from local communities who take part in children’s hearings. Their role is to listen and make legal decisions with and for infants, children and young people. […]

Experiences of Mental Health Services Survey

Survey Launch – Experiences of Mental Health Services in Tayside. People with lived experience of mental health services, and their families, have launched a survey which they hope will offer insight into the current state of mental health services in Tayside. This comes one year after the publication of Dr Strang’s ‘Trust and Respect Report’ […]

ANGUSalive – VACMA Angus Bursaries

Time is running out VACMA Angus bursaries: Call for applications from artists and makers in Angus Time is running out for Angus visual artists and craft makers to apply for the Angus Visual Artist and Craft Maker Awards (VACMA: Angus), which closes on Tuesday 2 February 2021 at 5pm. Successful applicants will receive £500 or £750 to […]

Changes to Maternity Unit Visiting Arrangements

To limit the spread of COVID-19, further changes have been made to maternity visiting arrangements in Tayside.       Maternity services visiting arrangements are:   Pregnant women may identify one designated visitor to accompany them to their 12 and 20 week scans. If pregnant women cannot attend their antenatal appointments alone, then they should only […]

NHS Tayside seeks new Non-Executive Members

NHS Tayside is looking for three new non-executive members to join its Board.   NHS Tayside is responsible for meeting the health needs of people living in the Tayside area and provides a comprehensive range of primary, community-based and acute hospital services for the population.   Non-executive members of the Board play a central role in guiding […]

ARBROATH WEST KIRK SERVICE 10 JANUARY

On Sunday at 3pm we are fortunate to continue to be able to provide worship on Radio North Angus from Arbroath West Kirk with a recording following the guidelines in place during these restrictions. We welcome you to join us as this week, at the start of this New Year, we will be thinking about […]

NHS Tayside Emergency Department Staff plea to public

Emergency Department team plea as temperatures plummet With temperatures set to plummet overnight, clinical teams in NHS Tayside’s Emergency Departments are encouraging people to stay at home to avoid icy conditions. Hundreds of people have already attended NHS Tayside’s Emergency Departments in Ninewells Hospital and Perth Royal Infirmary in the past week after suffering trips […]

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, […]

Happy New Year from RNA

Happy New Year from Radio North Angus to our audiences across Angus and beyond, advertisers/sponsors, benefactors the UK and Scottish Governments and others, Angus Health and Social Care Partnership, Angus Council, ANGUSalive, Ofcom, Bauer Media, “and anyone else who knows us”

NHS Tayside launches online Mental Health Directory

  With the Christmas season upon us, NHS Tayside has launched a new online self help mental health directory to help support wellbeing. The information directory is a list of mental health support and advice organisations, resources and helplines both in Tayside and nationally. The directory was produced as part of NHS Tayside’s Mental Health […]

NHS Tayside – Level 4 Hospital Visiting Arrangements

  From Boxing Day, when all of Scotland moves into Level 4 of the Scottish Government’s coronavirus restrictions system, visiting in hospitals across Tayside will be restricted to essential visits only. This is to limit the spread of coronavirus and to protect vulnerable patients.  On Christmas Day, current visiting arrangements will remain in place in hospitals […]

Angus Council Special Uplift Service

Special Uplifts Service   From armchairs to z-beds, Angus Council’s waste team has been hard at work to dispose of local resident’s unwanted household items this year. Almost 2000 bulky items have been collected from Angus doorsteps in 2020 as part of the Council’s Special Uplifts service, guaranteeing that the household de-clutter is recycled or disposed of […]

Tayside public advised to “Keep well in winter”

NHS Tayside has launched its annual campaign to help members of the public keep well over the winter months.   The ‘Keep Well in Winter’ campaign aims to share advice about how to look after your own and your family’s health and wellbeing this winter.   There is a dedicated website www.keepwellinwinter.scot.nhs.uk which is a one-stop-shop for information about […]

Free Car Parking at Ninewells extended

Following the announcement from Health Secretary Jeane Freeman, the temporary parking arrangements at Ninewells Hospital have been extended until March 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 four-hour time limit. […]

New Monifieth High School approved

Angus Council Given Green Light to Proceed with a New Monifieth High School. Deputy First Minister John Swinney announced that Angus Council’s Monifieth High School will be one of 25 new schools and campuses to be constructed or refurbished with Scottish Government funding, alongside local authority contributions as Phase 2 of the Learning Estate Investment […]

Dr Emma Fletcher, Director of Public Health with NHS Tayside, is asking the people of Tayside to ‘Stick With It’ and keep following coronavirus restrictions in a social media campaign.

The campaign has been developed to reflect and amplify the national message to Stick With It Scotland across our local communities.   Dr Fletcher is leading the campaign and has already shared short video messages on social media encouraging people to continue to follow restrictions, outlining why it is so important and the difference it […]

ANGUSalive mobile libraries return

ANGUSalive’s mobile libraries Isla and Glen are returning this December after being parked up for eight months during the coronavirus pandemic. The two mobile library vans, which were launched last summer, will be on the road again from next Monday 7 December providing the opportunity for Angus rural communities to connect once again with library […]

Angus Homefinder now active

Angus Council HomeFinder – See the available properties   From Friday 27 November people have been able to see available properties on Angus Council’s new Angus Homefinder website and be able to bid for the home they want. Going live and making properties available for prospective tenants to bid on is the last stage of the […]

Groundbreaking Colon Capsule Service for Tayside

From today (30 November) clinicians in NHS Tayside will examine patients using a tiny camera inside a pill. Scotland’s Colon Capsule Endoscopy Service (SCOTCAP) clinics will help detect bowel cancer earlier and cut waiting times. Bowel cancer is the second most common cancer globally and has a very high incidence in Scotland. Around 70,000 people […]

ANGUSalive activities for December

Junior coaching, family swims and festive outdoor fun returns to sparkle this December Angus may have been placed into Tier 3 of Scotland’s five-tier coronavirus restrictions system, but ANGUSalive is excited to have some COVID-secure activities return just in time for the festive season. This week sees the return of junior coached classes, including football, gymnastics and trampoline, as […]

More on-bedroom flats for Arbroath

Building is underway at Angus Council’s new housing development in Mayfield Terrace, Arbroath, which will see 14 one-bedroom Council flats being made available for affordable rent. The new cottage style flats will help to meet rising demand for one bedroom properties in Arbroath and Angus and forms the missing piece of the jigsaw in Arbroath’s Cliffburn area […]

Have a say on parking in Angus

  Angus Council wants residents to have their say on the future of parking in Angus. A review of both on and off-street parking aims to establish people’s expectations and requirements of car parking in Angus. A Parking Review Member Officer Review Group (Rep No 243/20) recently invited views and opinions from community council, community […]

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 […]

Cats Protection seek volunteers to work from home

The UK’s largest cat charity needs to recruit more contact centre volunteers to help answer the public’s cat related enquiries Monday – Friday for around 3 hours per week during office hours. Based from their own homes, contact centre volunteers are the friendly and passionate voices manning the National Information Line on behalf of the charity’s […]

Angus Business Champions sought

Small community-based businesses locally will be given the opportunity to be crowned champion of their town or the whole of Angus in 2021 following the launch of an exciting awards programme. The Town & County Business Champions 2021 awards have been launched to highlight the achievements of the UK’s very best micro and small businesses […]

Stroke Association Appeal – young Scottish Carer

Scottish carer shares their first glimmer of hope after Mum’s stroke Stacey Miller from Paisley is supporting the Stroke Association’s ‘Hope After Stroke’ Christmas appeal, after her Mum, Andrea, had a stroke at the age of 45.  Thanks to the Stroke Association in Scotland, both Andrea and Stacey have been attending a Stroke Café that […]

Angus Toy Appeal – Update

  The 2020 appeal is now well under way with every bit of help needed this year to bring a smile, this Christmas, to children in Angus living in poverty.  The organisers are expecting a large increase in numbers this year.  They are also very aware that many people are facing unexpected financial difficulties this […]

More affordable houses for Monifieth

  In the latest part of Angus Council’s determination to make the local housing market as accessible as possible for home seekers, 22 affordable homes will be built at Victoria Grange in Monifieth. Taylor Wimpey East Scotland is constructing the 12 two-bedroomed homes and 10 three-bedroomed homes in partnership with Angus Council as part of […]

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 […]

Angus Toy Appeal

LIST OF DONATION POINTS and link to Amazon wish list and Just Giving page XXXX   ARBROATH Morrisons Tesco Medical Centre, Hill Place Addisons Garage, Montrose Road Colin Smith, High Street KTs Hairdressers, 26 High Street Sarah Cargill Makeup Artist Arbroath Taxis, Bus Station Dancemania, Gayfield Ladybird Playgroup, Arbroath Academy Meadowbank CEF, Electrical Suppliers, Hume […]

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 […]

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 […]

Monifieth High School Befrienders

Monifieth High School befrienders help the local community stay connected Young befrienders supporting older citizens in Monifieth have found new ways to stay in touch since the Covid-19 pandemic, giving a much-appreciated boost to the people they support. The Monifieth Befrienders service offers support to people aged over 60. The service includes pupils from Monifieth […]

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