Thursday 23rd April

I hope you are all well and keeping safe. We have been out walking and cycling! Something (cycling) that we have not done for years, but the weather is nice and it has been fun. A few wobbles along the way but getting on better now and the muscles are not so sore…….

More Government advice comes out all the time and I am not able to keep it up to date, but follow the links below if you want to know the latest updates. give a whole raft of information that is local to us. So worth a visit.

The website is now being updated with all the information that is being sent out. So please check it out. Thanks to Joy for keeping this up to date.

Food and Provisions update

Well what are the new additions? More drink – this time The Dunkeld Whisky Shop and Persie Gin. Also an option to order curries that are made locally and you cook at home. I am trying to keep the listings as up to date as much as possible, so please let me know if I have any errors! Some of the eagle eyed among you have already done so.

Other Services

A listing for education has been added.

These will all be printed out and posted on the Kettins Noticeboard. Please share with anyone that you feel can benefit from this information.

The Great Toilet Roll saga appears to have subsided! Thanks goodness. However different goods are becoming scarce or indeed the thing that you really need does not get delivered from the supermarket or is not in stock. What to do? Give us a call and we can see if we can source it for you. No promises but we will try. Also there are many people with weekly orders who are happy to add a few items to their list for neighbours –  so let us know and we will see if we can match you up with someone.


Many thanks to the volunteers who are delivering goods and prescriptions. If you want to offer a new service, please let us know.

Also you can register to be a volunteer through this link

Knitted Sleeve covers – many thanks to those who have been knitting and some have been sent into Ninewells already. pattern is available from here.

Postie posters –  I saw the first one displayed today! If you want a copy to colour in, please let me know and I can supply them! The download link is in the art section of the Other services.


I have no new one this week! So please send them in and I will share them.  The Joinery Café at Meigle has started a daily recipe challenge and so here is one of theirs.



1 tbsp vegetable oil, 250g/9oz streaky bacon, 6 potatoes, thinly sliced into rounds, 2 onions, thinly sliced, 5 carrots, peeled and thinly sliced

500ml/17½fl oz chicken stock, 150g/5oz cheddar, grated, salt and freshly ground black pepper

crusty bread, to serve


Heat the vegetable oil in a deep ovenproof pan. Fry the bacon for 3–4 minutes, or until golden-brown and slightly crisp. Remove from the pan and set aside to drain on kitchen paper.

In the same pan used to cook the bacon, arrange a layer of the sliced potatoes in the bottom of the pan. Cover the potatoes with a layer of sliced onions, then a layer of sliced carrots. Layer over some of the crisp bacon, then season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

Repeat the process with the remaining potatoes, onions, carrots and bacon, finishing with a layer of potatoes on top. Season with salt and pepper.

Pour in the chicken stock so that all of the ingredients are covered, then bring to the boil. Cover the pan with a lid and reduce the heat to a simmer. Simmer for 15–25 minutes, or until the potatoes and carrots are tender.

Preheat the grill to high. Uncover the pan and sprinkle over the grated cheese. Grill for 5–6 minutes, or until the cheese is bubbling and golden-brown.

To serve, spoon into bowls and serve with some crusty bread to mop up the juices.


Coronavirus: Mental health and wellbeing – 7 key steps to take. As the time goes on there is concern that people are feeling more stressed and anxious. Here are several key things that you can do to get through this:

#Clapforcarers  is tonight at 8pm.

Keep safe


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