Perth Highland Games is one of the most popular events in the Highland Games calendar, which runs from May to mid-September each year.
The Games include traditional Heavyweight events such as throwing weights and hammers and tossing the caber. In addition, there is Highland dancing, foot- and cycle races, solo piping and the very popular pipe band contest with large numbers of overseas bands often taking part.
A wide range of trade and craft stands will cater for your shopping and catering needs and there’s a fairground amusements area for children of all age
The 2018 Perth Highland Games will be held on Sunday 12th August. We’ll have the usual fantastic mix of piping, Heavyweight competitions, cycling and running, Highland Dancing, food and drink stalls, gift stalls, and much more.
We’re busy looking at possible venues and will be bringing you news about that very soon.
Finding a space to think together about Adolescents
This short course which will be run every Thursday in Perth, 16:00 – 19:00 from 06 September to 15 November (apart from 11 October) is designed to provide ways of thinking about the adolescent phase of the life cycle in order to facilitate direct work with young people. Psychoanalytic theory is used to throw light on the complex adjustments to physical and social changes which constitute the major tasks of adolescence.
The 10-week course focuses on gaining understanding of the dilemmas which confront all young people. These can create great strains for some individuals and result in developmental delays, problematic behaviours and sometimes serious mental illness.
Who is the course for?
The course is aimed at professionals in a variety of settings who have substantial experience of working with young people and are interested in deepening their understanding of the conscious and unconscious process, for example doctors, social workers, nurses, teachers, counsellors and children’s reporters. Some knowledge of psychoanalytic ideas is helpful but not essential.