Activity update

Crieff Cowches

The unpainted cowches are due to arrive at the end of this month, we have received a wide range of design concepts from artists across the country and 9 of the 11 cowches have sponsors! In return for this sponsorship businesses will receive excellent marketing opportunities, press and social media coverage and superb community enjoyment. If you would be interested in sponsoring one of the remaining cowches or would like to know more, please get in touch with David: david.crieffsucceeds@gmail.com

Crieff Comedy Festival

Crieff Comedy Festival will take place on Friday 26th, Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th July 2019 at Strathearn Artspace, The Square Bar, The Tower and Crieff Golf Club.

The line-up includes a host of award-winning acts, from solo shows and Fringe previews, to comedy club nights, a comedy workshop and magic. Throughout the weekend, there will be more than 30 shows on offer including comedy legend Fred Macaulay; The Glasgow Trip featuring Des McLean and Gary Little; the comedy, magic, burlesque show ‘Enterteasement’; and the comedian, actor and broadcaster Jojo Sutherland. There will also be a series of dinner shows and free events throughout the weekend.

Crieff Town Hall will be a venue for a two-day workshop aimed at budding comedians. The workshop will be hosted by one of the UK’s foremost comedy tutors, Viv Gee, who has been lecturing in stand-up at the University of Strathclyde since 1998.

Scottish 6 Days Orienteering Strathearn 19

The Scottish 6 days is an established orienteering event which attracts participants from all over the world and this year it’s coming to Crieff. The event will bring an estimated three thousand orienteers and their families to the area and takes place between the 28th of July and 3rd August.

This is a great opportunity for local businesses to get behind the event and benefit from the influx of visitors to Crieff. On Tuesday 28th May Ruth Williams of Crieff Succeeds and Fiona Downie, local resident and volunteer, will be visiting businesses around the town to explain more about the event and how to get involved. Please contact Ruth if you’d like to know more: ruth.crieffsucceeds@gmail.com

Funding

Crieff Succeeds is continually trying to identify funding opportunities or pressuring local and Central Government to provide funding opportunities, to help improve our streets, building facades and premises and enhance the overall appearance of the town. We are therefore delighted that Perth & Kinross Council have announced that they have committed £200,000 in their current budget for local businesses and organisations to apply for just such support.

As we understand it individual businesses will have to apply individually for a proportion of this funding. As far as we know the application process has not been finalised yet but once it is we will let you know how to apply.