If you think the recent cold snap has been bad, it is as nothing compared to the scenes in Courier Country 35 years ago.
A man died after being hit by a train near Crieff. William McTavish was spotted on the line but the train driver was unable to stop in time.
While men gave their lives in the trenches of France and Belgium, just a few hundred miles away more gentle events were taking palce. In Perth, a garden fete was opened by Agnes Cecil Emmeline, Viscountess Dupplin, daughter-in-law to the Earl of Kinnoull.
A fascinating insight into the workings of Murray Royal Hospital emerges when looking at the finance report of 1916.