Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Video: River Tay Body Search Perth

Video here from the scene on Perth's Tay Street as a large-scale search of the River Tay got under way.

River Tay Body Search Perth

Pictures here from Tay Street in Perth, where a large-scale, multi-agency search operation was underway following the sighting of a body in the River Tay.

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service crews from Perth were joined by colleagues from Dunkeld, Coupar Angus and Dundee - including specialist water rescue teams and a command support unit. Scottish Ambulance Service deployed its Special Operations and Resilience Team, along with the Police Scotland Search and Rescue Team and their helicopter. Further support came in the form of the Coastguard and the RNLI lifeboat from Broughty Ferry and a Seaking search and rescue helicopter.

The search was stood down at 9.30pm, and would resume again the following morning.

Some pictures follow, with the full collection here

Video: Perth Flat Fire

Video here from the scene of a flat fire in Perth. Please see the post below for the pictures.

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Perth Flat Fire

Pictures here from the scene of a fire in the St Catherine's Square block of flats in Perth.
A fire had taken hold in a flat on the top floor of the block and was well established by the time the fire service arrived.
Just prior to their arrival, the occupant of the flat, jumped from the window to avoid the flames. He was taken to Dundee with serious leg and ankle injuries.
Three units, including the combined aerial platform, attended from Perth, along with additional units from Dunkeld and Auchterarder. The Command Support Unit from Dundee was also turned out, along with the Scottish Ambulance Service resilience team.
The reports of the fire came in at 11.35, and whilst it took some time to access the flat due to the nature of the older building, the fire was brought under control and extinguished relatively quickely. Crews stayed on site until 2.15, with an Investigation to take place the following day.
Full collection of pictures here




Jeanfield Swifts vs Kirkcaldy YM - 15th February 2014

Pictures here from February 15th at Riverside Stadium, Perth where Jeanfield Swifts took on Kirkcaldy YM in an East Scotland Premier League match.
Kirkcaldy won the match 3-1

Full collection of pictures here




Chinese New Year Parade - Perth

Pictures here of a parade through the town to celebrate the Chinese New Year.
Before the parade started there was an impressive firecracker display at the Tay Street Viewpoint.
The parade was led by Police horses (marking the Chinese year of the Horse), a Chinese lion dance troop and acrobats performing gymnastic poses and tumbles, leading the Provost and community members through Perth High Street, King Edward Street, St John's Place and St John Street to the Salutation Hotel on South Street.

Full collection here with some images below