Richard Burdge, The Courier

Richard Burdge

The Courier

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Past articles by Richard:

Perth Matters: Reflections on retirement

Certain times of life inevitably involve a degree of reflection and I have reached one such milestone. Retiral. So longingly viewed on the distant horizon the reality is now with me, and the prospect is in some ways daunting. → Read More

Top young cyclists take to Perthshire’s roads

The best young cyclists from all over the country and Europe are in Perthshire for the biggest youth stage race in the UK. → Read More

Collaborative ventures may be the key to reinvigorating town centres

The changing face of Scotland's ailing high streets – and how to turn their fortunes around – is the focus of an event to be held in Crieff. → Read More

Women taking on marathon fundraising walk from Dundee to Perth

A pair of St Johnstone fans have set themselves a marathon challenge this weekend – walking from Tannadice in Dundee to McDiarmid Park. → Read More

Former Pitlochry GP Dr Christopher Grant

Dr Christopher Grant, who was a GP in Pitlochry for 35 years, has died aged 91. → Read More

Daring desert trek told in new Perthshire exhibition

An intrepid explorer’s trek across one of the most inhospitable places on earth is told in a new exhibition at the Royal Scottish Geographical Society’s Perth headquarters. → Read More

Perth races’ record prize pot tops the million pound mark

For the first time in the history of Perth racecourse prize money for the national hunt race season has topped £1 million. → Read More

Anger over Perth post office closure

Customers have been assured the sudden closure of a Perth post office is a temporary move. → Read More

Perth and Kinross Matters: Free entertainment may become a thing of the past

Perth has built an enviable reputation over the last few years for its crowd-drawing visitor experiences, notably the Christmas lights switch-on and the sound and music Light Nights show. → Read More

Dragon's Den grilling for Highland Perthshire youngsters

Entrepreneurial young pupils at Breadalbane Academy in Aberfeldy faced a group of local businessmen and women at a “Dragon’s Den” style contest. → Read More

Massive roads project presents lucrative opportunities

Perthshire companies are being encouraged to bid for a slice of one of Scotland's biggest ever construction projects. → Read More

Exhibition on Perthshire castle's royal connections

The role a Perthshire castle played in Queen Victoria’s love of Scotland is explored in a new exhibition. → Read More

Perthshire ospreys Laddie and Lassie reunited

Visitors are expected to flock to Perthshire’s Loch of the Lowes over the holiday weekend to see the wildlife centre’s newly reunited resident osprey pair. → Read More

Conference hears Perthshire vital to Scotland’s tourism industry

Tourism is the “heartbeat” of the Scottish economy and Perthshire is playing a major role in industry growth, a conference has heard. → Read More

Challenges of rising population for Perth and Kinross

A rapidly growing population in Perth and Kinross has been welcomed by MSP Murdo Fraser but he has cautioned public services must keep pace in order to meet demand. → Read More

Tayside paramedic banned from local hospital after stalking former partner

A love cheat paramedic was banned from entering a hospital because he had been stalking the nurse who dumped him when she discovered his affair. → Read More

Broken down lorry causes Perth delays

A broken down lorry at the Inveralmond roundabout, Perth, caused considerable tailbacks for people attempting to exit the industrial estate. → Read More

Bright future for Scone Scouts, Guides, Cubs and Beavers thanks to new look hall

The people of Scone have been given an opportunity to see first-hand the culmination of an ambitious community project. → Read More

Claim that charges for events could deter visitors to Perth and Kinross

Charging people to attend the Christmas lights switch-on in Perth could drive the crowds away, MP Pete Wishart is warning. → Read More

Five mile traffic queues outside Perth due to "perfect storm" of roadworks and closures

Hundreds of motorists were caught up in traffic chaos on the outskirts of Perth - with reports of hour-long plus delays. → Read More