Zip slide challenge

LOCAL people are being challenged to glide 1,000 feet across the River Clyde to raise funds for Action for Children Scotland.

A few places still remain on the leading charity’s Zipslide across the Clyde challenge on Saturday, September 15.

And fund-raisers hope that thrill seekers from Tayside will show their support for the country’s most vulnerable children, young people and families by taking part.

Registration for the Zipslide across the Clyde is just £20 and all participants are asked to raise a minimum of £150 for Action for Children Scotland.

To take part, contact Katie Forsyth at Action for Children Scotland on 0141 550 9023 or by email at

Death of Mr Peter Withers

NHS TAYSIDE say they are deeply saddened to announce the sudden death of non-executive board member Mr Peter Withers at the age of 65.

Peter, who lived in Aberuthven in Perthshire, passed away on Friday, August 31 in Milton Keynes.

Since his retiral as director of prison services in 2006, Peter led a very active life and continued to make a significant contribution to public service. As well as his duties at NHS Tayside, he was also a board member of the Risk Management Authority and the Independent Safeguarding Authority