Perth and Kinross Events
The city hosts a wide variety of events across the year – we look forward to welcoming you to Perth!
Would you like some training in managing people?
Do you want to know how to delegate, how to choose the appropriate management style, and how to handle change?
This 1.5 day practical, experiential workshop focusses on the people skills needed by managers. Management Today is for both experienced managers who haven’t received much management training as well as those new to the management role.
For further details or to sign up, visit the website http://www.rowan-consultancy.co.uk/Training/management_today.htm or call Rowan Consultancy on 01738 562005.
Thirty years ago Stephen Venables made history with a new route up Mt Everest, being the first to summit via the gigantic Kangshung Face. And, remarkably, he did it all without supplementary oxygen.
But anxious not to rest on his laurels, Stephen has since turned his attention to the bottom of the world and the icy mountains of the Antarctic Circle, where he has climbed peaks that are just as testing as the loftiest on Earth.
Now he’s sharing these icy exploits at a Royal Scottish Geographical Society (RSGS) Inspiring People talk in Perth.
During the talk, Stephen will recount his marvellous career to date – the highs of climbing Everest, and his new focus on the summits of the south: sailing, skiing, and making first ascents on the remote mountains of Tierra del Fuego, the Antarctic Peninsula and South Georgia.
And his stories will be right up to date as he has just returned to Scotland after a large-scale expedition to South Georgia:
“It’s a magical island in the vastness of the Southern Ocean. And we approached it by sea as a stunning Pelagic Australis raged overhead.”
But, having recently made home in the Scottish capital, Stephen is becoming increasingly unsure whether such long-range trips are really that necessary:
“Now that I live in Edinburgh and have all the glory of the Highlands right on my own doorstep, I must confess to niggling doubts about the value of these big trips”
Mike Robinson, Chief Executive of the RSGS commented:
“The RSGS has played host to many of the great mountaineers of the past 100 years – Eric Shipton, Edmund Hillary and George Mallory to modern-day greats such as Chris Bonington and Leo Holding. It’s a great privilege, therefore, to be once again hosting Stephen in our talks programme and continuing this enviable tradition.
“I hope Stephen’s talk inspires those in attendance to get outside and conquer their own unclimbed summits, however big or small.”
Stephen added: “I always enjoy my speaking tours with the RSGS and will enjoy this one even more, now that it is so close to home”.
For tickets call Horsecross box office 01738 621031
For more information see the RSGS website (www.rsgs.org), RSGS social media, or contact the RSGS Communications Officer using the details supplied below.
“Animal Families and Me” promises a unique opportunity to hear personal recollections of Gordon’s globetrotting travels, as he delves into his world of weird, wild and wonderful wildlife – all, of course, illustrated with his own film footage and photography. With a reputation for relishing dangerous and tough assignments, Gordon’s tales of challenging expeditions make for a thrilling evening not to be missed.
This talk is being generously sponsored by J&H Mitchell Solicitors and Estate Agents.
The Scottish Government has set out an ambition to become a Good Food Nation – one in which everybody can take pride, pleasure and benefit from their food. In this talk, the Executive Director of Nourish Scotland explores what it means to be a Good Food Nation, and outlines some of the challenges Scotland will face in getting there.
Roads and Bridges
Explore the early history of The Black Watch as we discover how General George Wade opened up the Highlands with his famous network of roads. Follow in Wade’s footsteps as we have a go at making our own bridges and roads to cross some tricky terrain.
£5 per child (drink, snack and Museum Explorer’s polo shirt included) or free with Museum family annual pass.
Ages 7-12. Reservation required, call 01738 638152.
A talk about the Atlantic U-Boat campaign of WW1 and the prolonged naval conflict between German submarines and the Allied convoys in Atlantic waters.
Your evening will begin with a drinks reception at 6.30pm with the lecture commencing at 7.00pm.
£10 non-members, £8 friends. Call 01738 638152 to book.
As an officer of the Marine Conservation Society, Catherine shares her love for Scotland’s seas and shores, and her passion for stopping the plastic tide! From volunteers on the ground to pilots in the air, Catherine explores what is being done to tackle a global crisis in single-use plastics. Come along to find out what you can do to give our seas the protection they deserve.
This talk is being generously sponsored by Zero Waste Perth.