In the September 2019 Newsletter, available in the shops on Saturday 31 August...
For the first time in over 50 years, the Kinross Show has had to be cancelled due to monsoon-like conditions creating a sea of mud on the Vane Farm site. As always, the organisers have put in a huge amount of hard work to make the show a success - it is very sad that this should all come to nought due to inclement weather!
Nevertheless, we do have a section on the Kinross Show in this month´s Newsletter, in particular a letter from Andrew Turnbull, president of Kinross-shire Agricultural Society, explaining the decision to cancel the show. In addition, we have a list of SWI trophies and also cereal and potato class winners, as judging for these took place before the show was called off.
Very wet summers seem to be on the increase, leading to large amounts of runoff water and the potential for serious flooding. In your Newsletter we ask the question "Is it time for raingardens in Kinross?" with a two-page feature suggesting ways that might be used to mitigate this problem, whilst simultaneously making our county a more attractive place. Sounds intriguing? Pick up your Newsletter to find out more!
There´s lots going on in Kinross-shire this month, with clubs starting up again after the summer break and annual events such as Perthshire Open Studios to look forward to. We have all the details of what´s happening where, and when. We also have articles on topical issues, such as the closing of Kinnesswood Shop and the new mobility scooter access to the Loch Leven Heritage Trail.
As ever, you´ll also find our usual mix of councillors´ reports, local and community news, views, sport and features. The Newsletter is your essential guide to what´s happening in and around Kinross-shire, so don´t miss out on the fun - make sure you get your copy!
Enjoy your Newsletter - all the best from the Team, until next month.