Perth

Perth is a city in central Scotland, located on the banks of the River Tay. It is the administrative centre of Perth and Kinross council area and the historic county town of Perthshire. According to a 2008 estimate, Perth has a population of 44,820. Perth has been known as The Fair City since the publication of the story Fair Maid of Perth by Scottish writer Sir Walter Scott in 1828. During the later medieval period the town was also called St John's Toun or Saint Johnstoun by its inhabitants in reference to the main church dedicated to St John the Baptist. The name Perth comes from a Pictish word for wood or copse. There has been a settlement at Perth since prehistoric times, on a natural mound raised slightly above the flood plain of the Tay, where the river could be crossed at low tide. The area surrounding the modern city is known to have been occupied by Mesolithic hunter-gatherers since their arrival more than 8000 years ago. Nearby Neolithic standing stones and circles also exist, dating from about 4000 BC, following the introduction of farming in the area. The presence of Scone Abbey, home of the Stone of Destiny where the King of Scots was crowned, enhanced the early importance of the town. Perth became known as a 'capital' of Scotland, due to the frequent residence of the royal court. Royal Burgh status was soon given to the town by King William The Lion in the early 12th century. The town became one of the richest burghs in the country, doing trade with France, the Low Countries and Baltic Countries for goods such as Spanish silk and French wine. The Scottish Reformation also played a big role in the town with the sacking of the Houses of the Greyfriars and Blackfriars, after a sermon given by John Knox in St John's Kirk in 1559. The Act of settlement later brought about Jacobite uprisings. The town was occupied by Jacobite supporters on three occasions (1689, 1715 and 1745). The founding of Perth Academy in 1760 helped to bring major industries to the town, such as linen, leather, bleach and whisky. Given its location, Perth was perfectly placed to become a key transport centre with the coming of the railways, and its first station was built in 1848. Today, Perth serves as a retail centre for the surrounding area. Following the decline of the whisky industry locally, the city's economy has now diversified to include insurance and banking.
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Drupal Drinks Glasgow: November

Start: 
2015-11-26 18:30 - 19:30 UTC
Event type: 
User group meeting

Hi everyone,

The next Drupal Drinks will take place on Thursday 26th November from 6:30pm onwards.

We'll be in SouthBlock (http://www.southblock.co.uk/) on the 1st Floor social space and we'll have access till 7:30pm.

Talks:

• Using Drupal 8 Console
• Get started with Drupal 8 theming - Twig

If you plan on coming find us on meetup.com and join the group, http://www.meetup.com/Drupal-Drinks-Glasgow/

regards,
Paul

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Looking for freelance Drupal dev - onsite, Glasgow

All info available on Drupal job board: https://jobs.drupal.org/good/job/10589

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Drupal Drinks Glasgow: July

Start: 
2015-07-23 18:30 - 19:30 UTC
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User group meeting

Hi everyone

The next Drupal Drinks will take place on Thursday 23rd July from 6:30pm onwards.

We'll be in SouthBlock (http://www.southblock.co.uk/) on the 1st Floor social space and we'll have access till 7:30pm.

Talks: tbc!

Please use the sign up button if you are planning to join us.

regards,
Paul

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Drupal Drinks Glasgow: June

Start: 
2015-06-18 18:30 - 19:30 UTC
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User group meeting

Hi everyone,

After a bit of a break we're back for some much needed Drupal Drinks in Glasgow. I'll be checking in with previous attendees to see how you are and if you are able to make it.

The next Drupal Drinks will take place on Thursday 18th June from 6:30pm onwards.

We'll be in SouthBlock (http://www.southblock.co.uk/) on the 1st Floor social space and we'll have access till 7:30pm.

Myself & Diarmuid Simpson will go over some of the 'Things we learned at DrupalCon' as well as a general catch up with you all.

Please use the sign up button if you are planning to join us.

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Dundee Web Workshop #5: So You Want a Website?

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2015-03-17 19:00 - 22:00 Europe/London
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Related event (ie. not Drupal specific)

This month we are delighted to welcome Ryan McLeod of madebyslurpp.com, who will be examining what you need to be thinking about when it comes to creating a website.

Anyone can make a website. What’s difficult is creating a website that captures your target audience, delivers the right information and creates an enjoyable experience.

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Dundee Web Workshop - February

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2015-02-17 19:00 - 20:00 Europe/London
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Short post as I'm in the process of moving house just now ...

The next Dundee Web Workshop is on Tue 17th and is an introduction to Drupal. For more details and to signup for a ticket go to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/web-workshop-004-get-up-to-speed-with-dru...

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Drupal Drinks Glasgow: February

Start: 
2015-02-19 18:30 - 19:30 UTC
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Event type: 
User group meeting

Hi everyone,

The next Drupal Drinks gathering will take place on Thursday 19th February from 6:30pm onwards.

We're in Good's (http://www.wearegood.com) boardroom. The studio is in SouthBlock (http://www.southblock.co.uk/) on the 4th Floor and we'll have access till 7:30pm.

Planned talks:

  • Whats happening in Drupal 8 & Events - Paul Linney
  • Rules in Drupal 8 - Diarmuid Simpson
  • Personalising Drupal (D7) - Diarmuid Simpson

Please use the sign up button if you are planning to join us.

regards,
Paul

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Drupal Drinks Glasgow: January

Start: 
2015-01-22 18:30 - 19:30 UTC
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User group meeting

A Happy New Year to everyone,

The next Drupal Drinks gathering will take place on Thursday 22nd January from 6:30pm onwards.

We'll be in the Custard Studio - 106, Buzzer 004. The studio is in SouthBlock (http://www.southblock.co.uk/) on the 1st Floor and we'll have access till 7:30pm.

We'll have a look ahead to the coming year of Drupal 8 and associated events. I am also open to suggestions for any topics people would like to discuss or present, so let me know.

Please use the sign up button if you are planning to join us.

regards,
Paul

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Dundee Web Workshop - January ** Note change of venue to Vision Building **

Start: 
2015-01-20 19:00 - 22:00 Europe/London
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Drupal Drinks Dundee has joined forces with the Dundee MakerSpace to bring you "Web Workshop" - a monthly meet-up for people, of all skill levels and specialities, interested in web development and web technologies.

The format is a little different from your typical tech meet-up, with a short introductory talk about the subject followed by a longer hands on practical workshop taking you through the nuts and bolts of the new and exciting technology and creating your very own “Wonderthing” ™ out of it.

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DrupalCamp North

Start: 
2015-07-24 (All day) - 2015-07-26 (All day) Europe/London
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Drupalcamp or Regional Summit

24th - 26th July 2015 - Sunderland Software Centre

Three active Drupal User Groups are coming together under one roof for a mammoth weekend of Drupal activities in the summer of 2015. Drupal communities from the North West, North East and Yorkshire have set the date for Drupal North - a combined DrupalCamp being held in the cutting edge facilities at Sunderland Software Centre from the 24-26th July 2015.

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