Last year HPCP embarked on a community broadband project. The project began as a solution to the fact that many rural areas in Highland Perthshire would not be covered by the BT roll out. Since starting this ambitious scheme and overcoming many challenges along the way HPCP have the beginnings of a wireless network owned and run by the community. The network has live subscribers in Killiecrankie and Struan, taking residents in these areas from .5Mbps to a reliable 16Mbps. Up until this point many of the subscribers were considering moving to areas of better connectivity.
A dedicated Broadband section of the website is coming soon. Meantime for a history of the project read our past and recent newsletters or if you are interested in receiving regular updates on the project you can sign up to HPCP’s newsletter.
If you are interested in receiving regular updates on the broadband project you can sign up to HPCP’s monthly newsletter
For price and data packages see below.
This life saving app locates all the defibrillators in Highland Perthshire. It was first realised by the pupils of Pitlochry High School and with help from HPCP and funding from the Friends of Pitlochry Hospital, this amazing app is now a reality.
The computer and art classes have designed all of the icons and the ones you see here are just a few of their wonderful creations.
The database will be constantly updated so that people using the app can be secure in the knowledge that if they get into trouble, the information they connect to is accurate.
The app will be widely available for anyone who wishes to download it and the hotels and commercial establishments are happy to come on board. The app is free to download.
If you have a defibrillator and would like to be included in the app, please get in contact with Michella Samy or complete the AED Information Form.
Michella Samy at Freedom Personal Assistants on: 07977 222271 firstname.lastname@example.org
Coming soon for Apple devices at the Apple Store.
For other types of phone, and until the app is ready for download from Apple, you can access and use the Web App version.
To add the link icon from your smartphone or tablet’s home screen:
Launch Chrome for Android and tap the menu button and tap “Add to homescreen” from the dropdown menu.
iPhone, iPad, & iPod Touch
Open this link in a Safari browser and tap the “Share” button on the browser’s toolbar — that’s the rectangle with an arrow pointing upward. Tap the “Add to Home” Screen link in the Share menu.
Windows 8, 8.1, RT
Open the website in your ususual browser and pull up the app bar — for example, by right-clicking or swiping up from the bottom of your screen — and tap the star icon. Tap the pin icon, enter a name for the shortcut, and click “Pin to Start”.
Open the link with Internet Explorer. Tap the More (…) button and tap Pin to Start in the menu that appears.
HPCP is assisting in the re-development of the Pitlochry Recreation Ground
So far, the children’s’ play equipment area, has been completely renewed and extended at a cost of £135,000. The next Phase is to rescue the historic terracing and make it secure for future generations. Half of the estimated cost of £200,000 for the terracing upgrade has been sourced via PKC. Community Greenspace has provided detailed plans and are taking care of all technical aspects. PUGs are committed to finding the remaining £100,000 through other grant funding sources.
To celebrate the achievements so far, PUGs is organising a Community Gala Day on May 14th 2016. All voluntary and community groups are invited to come along and take a pitch to raise money and/or awareness for their own group. There will be a number of activities on the day which will open with a wheelbarrow parade and a competition for the best dressed barrow and other categories.
You are invited to book a pitch, at no cost, by filling in the accompanying booking form or calling into the HPCP offices at 23 Atholl Road, Pitlochry.
Please see below a sketch of the proposed play area (by Community Greenspace, Perth & Kinross Council).
For all the latest updates on the development, please go to our News section
March Into Pitlochry is a new celebration of Scottish Americana, blues and indie happening on your doorstep this spring on 24th and 25th of March.
March into Pitlochry began taking shape in 2015 when a small band of music lovers in the Highland Perthshire area came together with a thought to put on a music event to see out the winter and welcome in the spring. From that kernel of an idea the festival was born and it came to life in March 2016
Visit marchintopitlochry.co.uk for more information and be sure to follow @MusicPitlochry on Twitter!