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PROJECTS

BROADBAND

Wireless Broadband for all of Highland Perthshire

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.

HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE

In the coming years we’re about to see a massive change in the way Health & Social Care is delivered in Scotland. GPs, hospitals and social care staff will increasingly work together to develop more responsive, sustainable care models for the future.

DEFIBRILLATOR APP PROJECT

The Highland Perthshire Defib Locator App is now live and ready to download!

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    michella@freedom-pa.com

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.

DEFIBRILATOR WEB APP VERSION

To add  the link icon from your smartphone or tablet’s home screen:

Android
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”.

Windows Phone
Open the link  with Internet Explorer. Tap the More (…) button and tap Pin to Start in the menu that appears.

PITLOCHRY PAVILION

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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

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

 Not too beaten and bowed by running the 2016 event the team survived to put together a thundering good line up for 2017 and hope that this event will become a much anticipated, annual event across Scotland. The festival committee is a non-profit, volunteer run organisation, dedicated to promoting free live music of all styles and genres, although the widest of wide genres Americana is its base, MiP also has acts which would fit more closely into the indie or rock scene, just a little bit of something  different. The festival actively promotes local acts as well as hosting musicians from across the United Kingdom.
The first MiP was critically acclaimed and fair caused the town of Pitlochry to come alive over the weekend. Acts like Hunter & the Bear, King of Birds and The Carloways all thrived in the intense atmosphere created across the Highland Perthshire townThe Friday and Saturday nights of the event are filled with top acts and many times throughout the weekend there are pop up surprise sessions in addition to the official line up at the 2 venues which for 2017 are McKays Hotel and Pitlochry Town Hall
 Once again we are delighted to be supporting Parkinson’s UK as our chosen charity of the year

Visit marchintopitlochry.co.uk for more information and be sure to follow @MusicPitlochry on Twitter!

 

 

You can also buy tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com and marchintopitlochry.co.uk