Cllr Angus Forbes

Angus Forbes was elected to Perth and Kinross Council in 2017 representing the Carse of Gowrie ward.

Angus writes: "I am delighted to have been elected to be a local councillor for the Carse of Gowrie ward. To receive over 48% of the votes is an amazing feeling. As a self-employed photographer I enjoy the flexibility to be able to devote time to Council duties, and my job gives me knowledge and experience of the local economy.

"Local people have highlighted to me a range of issues  – litter, traffic noise, anti-social behaviour, parking issues, fly-tipping, the new bus timetables presenting problems, education and health provision. Each community is affected by different issues.

"I'm driven by helping people, from my 10 years' as a Scout Leader, my 10 years' as a Duke of Edinburgh Award Assessor and my time in the Mountain Rescue Team, helping people is what makes me tick. Local politics is about just that, helping local people with issues and making their life better. That's what I intend to do - to represent you on Perth and Kinross Council. 


"My 6 priorities for the Carse of Gowrie


1.  Listening to local residents and ensuring your voice is heard.

2.  Campaigning to ensure that all children are given the best education. Ensuring open spaces are well maintained and to encourage active recreation.

3.  Minimising Council Tax burden on family budgets whilst delivering efficient services.

4.  Proactively looking for innovative ways of delivering services.  Meeting needs of our diverse, rural  communities.

5. Ensuring  that our roads are improved and support development of health-care provision on the Carse.

6. Standing up to the SNP and opposing  a second, divisive, independence referendum. "

See Also

Cllr Chris Ahern

Chris was elected as Councillor for the Perth City Centre Ward in 2017.

Cllr Kathleen Baird

Kathleen Baird was re-elected to represent the Almond and Earn ward in 2017.

Kathleen writes: "It has been an enormous privilege to serve the community of Almond and Earn and I am delighted to have been re-elected to the Council .

Cllr Bob Brawn

Bob Brawn was elected in 2017 as a Councillor for the Blairgowrie and Glens ward, alongside Cllr Caroline Shiers . Having run the local shop and Post Office with his wife for the last fourteen years, Bob is well-placed to appreciate the changing concerns of the local community.

Cllr Harry Coates

Harry Coates was elected to Perth and Kinross Council in 2017.

Harry writes: "I am delighted to have been elected as Councillor for Perth City North. 

Cllr David Illingworth

David Illingworth was elected Councillor for Almond and Earn in 2017.

David writes: " I am delighted to have been elected to serve Almond and Earn ward at Perth and Kinross Council.

Cllr Anne Jarvis

Anne Jarvis was elected as Councillor for the Strathtay Ward in 2017.


Anne writes: "I am delighted to have been elected to serve Strathtay. I have lived here  for more than 3 years having moved to Perth and Kinross to be nearer my family. 

Cllr Murray Lyle

Elected in 2007 to represent the Strathallan Ward and  re-elected in 2012 and in 2017, Murray is spokesman on Environment issues for the Scottish Conservative group on Perth and Kinross Council.