Kinross-shire the friendly county

Address Books
Quick Contact Lists
Local Adverts

Kinross Newsletter

1940 Pathe film of Loch Leven, the castle and fishing

Musical Gnomes

Kinross-shire Video

Search Site

contact administrator

Police Report - End October.
Information about recent local crimes.
Look out for Hare Coursing.
Laws regarding the selling and use of fireworks

Community Investment Fund opens to applications
Community groups and organisations in Perth and Kinross could share in part of a major funding opportunity that opened on Friday 14 September 2018.

The Council's Community Investment Fund (CIF) will, between 2018-19 and 2019-20, provide £1.2million to community-led projects that address local issues which meet the priorities of the five Local Action Partnerships (LAPs) that cover Perth and Kinross ----- MORE

Funding. Does your club or group need funding? Visit the Funding Page which has monthy updates.

Newsletter Grants
Community groups and individuals are again invited to apply for grant funding from Kinross Community Council Newsletter Ltd charitable company (KCCNL). This is the fund that has built up over the years from profits made by the Kinross Newsletter.
Deadlines for applications are 30 September and 31 March.
For more information and forms, click here

Kinross Community Council
Minutes of Meetings and Agenda of next meeting.

Milnathort Community Council
Minutes of Meetings and Agenda of next meeting.

On 6th December Universal Credit (UC) was fully rolled out in Kinross and surrounding communities.
Universal Credit is a new benefit Whilst this is indeed a worry for many, help is available in Kinross.
Perth Citizens Advice Bureau continues to run the Benefits Advice in Libraries (BAIL) service in Loch Leven Library.
The service is available by appointment only. To make an appointment please call 01738 450581 or email

Anniversary image 100th Birthday and Diamond Wedding Anniversaries. Do you know anyone about to celebrate their 100th/105th birthday or a couple celebrating their 60th, 65th or 70th Wedding Anniversary? If so please contact Perth & Kinross Council who would like to help them celebrate. See poster for details.


The Free mobility scooter hire scheme is being extended to the RSPB Scotland Loch Leven visitor centre and nature reserve and we also need to replace two existing scooters. See press release to see how you can help.

I'll Do It - Starting CPR Saves Lives. Free CPR courses on 23rd October at Loch Leven Campus. See poster for details.
Kinross Centre - Open Day. Come along on 23rd October, bring your friends and see what we get up to on a day to day basis. Free. Refreshments available. See poster for full details.
Loch Leven Community Library. 6th Nov 7.16-8.15pm. The Hundred Days Campaign & Armistice.
Evening talk by Col. Andy Middlemiss:

Join us for an enlightening, thought-provoking and engaging , illustrated talk with retired Colonel Andy Middlemiss. See diary for details.

Kinross Parish Church Craft Group. Christmas *Crafts* Coffee. Saturday 10th November - 10.00am - See poster for details.
Rotary Club - Quiz Night. Saturday 17th November. Teams of 4 are invited to take part in this fun, fundraising evening. See poster for details.

Tickets are now on sale for KLEO events during the Winter Festival. See diary pages for details of events which include author events, music and dance.
Backstage at The Green Live music regularly at Backstage, in The Green Hotel. See diary pages for forthcoming dates.
Kinross Recovery & Conversation Cafe.
This weekly group is for anyone with an interest in improving their wellbeing and needing support on their recovery journey from addiction or substance misuse. See poster for further information

SPARK - 2.
Are you an adult with a disability? Would you like there to be more for you to do in Kinross?
Come along on Thursdays, 1pm - 3pm. See poster for details.

Kinross "Stride for Life" Short walks every Monday
Meet 2pm at the Day Centre
A short led walk around the town or on the Heritage Trail ..... (more)

The Beacon. The Kinross Food Bank. Open every Tuesday and Thursday. 10 - 2. St Paul's Church. See poster for details.

Credit Union Logo Supporting local people with ethical finance Perth and Kinross Credit Union (PKCU) is now open for business in Kinross. Looking for great value, ethical savings and loans?
PKCU will be open from 11am to 1pm every Tuesday in St Paul’s Church Hall. Visit the website. Read article




Skeins & Bobbins - Primary and Secondary Knitting Classes start 23rd and 25th October.
See poster for details and prices

Knitting and Crochet Clubs - Saturday afternoons 2pm - 4pm.
See poster for details and prices.

Orwell, Portmoak and Glenfarg
District Girl Guiding

Due to an increase in guide numbers and the new exciting programme recently rolled out, we are looking for an enthusiastic volunteer to open a unit in Portmoak and a unit helper for our Milnathort unit.
There will be full support from our great team. If interested, please give Alison a buzz on 07764 750212

S.H.I.P is a local charity that support children and young people with additional support needs and disabilities. We are looking for volunteers to help in our recently started a Youth Club in Kinross on a Tuesday evening. See full details
Loch Leven Community Library
Code Club, gives children,7-11 years, an opportunity to learn to code, no matter who they are or where they come from. The project introduces coding concepts to allow children to build their knowledge incrementally. New members welcome. Please contact the library to book a place.
Tel: 01577 867205 or email

Coffee and Crochet: Fancy coming along to a crochet club? Chat, enjoy coffee and share hints and tips. Thursdays 10-11.30am. Come along and join this small friendly group.

Book Groups at the Library
We currently have three book groups for adults running at Loch Leven Community Library.
Crime book Group: Once a month on a Tuesday evening, 6.45-7.45pm
General Book Group: Once a month on a Friday morning 10.30-11.30am
Café Book Group: Once a month on a Saturday morning 11.15am.
February meeting for Café Book group is Saturday 10th February.

Book group for children: Chatterbooks. For children age 7-11 years. On the first Friday of the month. Spaces are limited so please contact the libriary for more details.
Please contact the Library for the other book group dates.

Library booksBooks on Wheels
Would you, or someone you know, like books/multimedia delivered to your home?- see poster for details

Mobile Library - contact library for times and dates of visits.

Library Contacts: Tel: 01577 867205

All parents know that those early years before children go off to school are vital in a child’s life and at Home-Start we believe parents have the key role in creating a secure childhood for their children.
It’s just that sometimes they need a bit of help ...your help. See poster.

Trauma Counselling Line

A free and confidential service for people who have experienced abuse in childhood. See leaflet for phone number and details.

PKAVS has launched a new telephone service for carers of people aged 65 or over. Please see the poster for details.
Carers of people aged 65 or over are welcome to call 01738 452214 to hear a friendly voice and receive emotional support.

THERAPIES FOR UNPAID CARERS. We offer therapies for unpaid carers in Perth & Kinross. Any carers who are registered with our service will be able to book in for a social therapy. See poster for details.