Welcome to The Bridge Online

Welcome to the online version of Dunkeld and Birnam's regular newsletter. You'll be able to enjoy all the regular features you would expect to find in our printed version, but there's a lot extra to discover as well!

Welcome to The Bridge Online

Welcome to the online version of Dunkeld and Birnam's regular newsletter. You'll be able to enjoy all the regular features you would expect to find in our printed version, but there's a lot extra to discover as well!

A9 Dualling Updates

A9 Dualling Updates

Birnam to Ballinluig A9 Community Group - Constitution  The Community Council has received a letter from Jacobs in response... Read more

Do You Know This Man?

Do You Know This Man?

Police investigating a robbery at Bank of Scotland, High Street, Dunkeld will be returning to the scene between... Read more

Toy Fair - Santa Day 2016

Toy Fair - Santa Day 2016

This has become an important event on Santa Day in Dunkeld. A few years ago John Ferguson had... Read more

Dunkeld And Birnam in Bloom with the Royal School of Dunkeld

Dunkeld And Birnam in Bloom with the Royal School of Dunkeld

Children from The Royal School came along to St.Ninian’s in September to help us build a Wildlife Habitat.... Read more

The Parish of Dunkeld Handbell Ringers and The Birnam Bells

The Parish of Dunkeld Handbell Ringers and The Birnam Bells

It has been a busy November for the group performing at Perth Baptist Church; for the SWRI in... Read more

Santa Day Programme

Santa Day Programme

Join in all the fun of Santa Day on Saturday 10th December 2016 from 10.30am to 4.00pm Read more

Perthshire Amber 2016 - Tickets On Sale Now

Perthshire Amber 2016 - Tickets On Sale Now

Perthshire Amber Festival 3 – 6 November 2016  Perthshire Amber, the most original acoustic festival in Scotland, gets... Read more

Fun-Filled Big Apple Day At The Orchard

Fun-Filled Big Apple Day At The Orchard

Big Apple Day at the orchard is a high point on the community orchard calendar, and grows in... Read more

Dunkeld and Birnam Unplugged

Dunkeld and Birnam Unplugged

Huge thanks to all those who contributed to, organised and supported all events and activities from the pop... Read more

Tummel & Tay Festival

Tummel & Tay Festival

Tummel & Tay Festival celebrating Highland Perthshire's finest produce. Food Fayre on Sunday 26th June from 11am-3pm. Free Entry... Read more

St Mary’s Quilt 80" X 80" It’s a Beauty!

St Mary’s Quilt 80" X 80" It’s a Beauty!

After many months of work the St Mary’s Quilt is finished! It will be on display in the... Read more

Tree Trail at Dunkeld House Estate Opened

Tree Trail at Dunkeld House Estate Opened

A new tree trail in the grounds of the Hilton Dunkeld House Hotel has been officially opened following... Read more

Regular Columns

Editorial

The origin of the proverb “it takes a village to raise a child” is unknown – and it... Read more

Notes from a Councillor

With the higher temperatures outside today it is hard to imagine that I am writing the Christmas/New Year... Read more

Thought for the Month

In Rainer Maria Rilke’s book, Letters to a Young Poet, an aspiring American poet wrote to Rilke with... Read more

Editorial

When the annual clear out of the games cupboard comes along, redundant toys are given three options: bin;... Read more

Thought for the Month

On October 9th, after our Harvest Thanksgiving Service in the Cathedral we had a wonderful lunch in the... Read more

Notes from a Councillor

I feel a bit of a fraud writing this overlooking a beautifully sunny Oban Bay. But being away... Read more

Notes from a Councillor

Our local galas such as Bankfoot Gala and the record breaking Birnam Games have come and gone and... Read more

Editorial

At school we studied ‘The Scottish Play.’ Just fancy, that I should end up living in the village... Read more

Thought for the Month

Coming from a dry country like Malta, where it rains very little, and water is a problem, I... Read more

Community News

Community Council News and Minutes

This page contains minutes and other items of interest from the Dunkeld... Read more

Baby & Toddler Group

New Baby & Toddler Group starting on Friday 16th December 2016 upstairs... Read more

Pitlochry and District U3A

U3A stands for University of the Third Age, a world-wide organisation for... Read more

The Birnam Reader

The Birnam Reader is Perthshire’s newest independent bookshop where you can browse... Read more

Dunkeld & Birnam Golf Club Ladies Bingo Tea

Dunkeld & Birnam Golf Club Ladies Section would like to say 'Thank... Read more

Scottish Wildlife Trust Pitlochry & Highland Perthshire Group

On Monday 19th December Craig Macadam for Buglife will give a talk... Read more

Youth Group

The youth groups meet on Thursdays from 7-9pm in the Duchess Anne... Read more

Carols in the Cathedral

Another regular fixture in Dunkeld on Santa Day is Carols in the... Read more

Dunkeld & Birnam Community Orchard Harvest

The harvest is in.So here are a few facts and figures for... Read more

Blythswood Shoe Box Appeal 2016

A huge ‘thank you’ to everyone who contributed to the Shoe box... Read more

Harvest Celebrations

Thanks too, to everyone who contributed to the Harvest Appeal for Farm... Read more

Dunkeld and Birnam SWI

Dunkeld and Birnam SWI had an evening of making small Christmas floral... Read more

The Ferns Veterinary Practice Christmas Evening

Tuesday 13th December, 6.00pm – 8.00pmWe would like to invite all our... Read more

Save our Birnam Buses (SOBBS) – Where are we now?

This is an update on the Bus Campaign which is attempting to... Read more

Loch of the Lowes SWT

As the temperatures are falling lower and lower, increasing numbers of wintering... Read more

@thefield Community Growing Project

AGM , HARVEST SUPPER AND FIELD PRODUCE SALES IN DECEMBER.We had our... Read more

Wednesday Afternoon Club

If you are looking for something to do, to fill in afternoons... Read more

Royal British Legion Winter Whists 2016

RBLS Winter Whists 2016 – 2017December 1st December 15thJanuary 5th January19thFebruary 2nd... Read more

Dunkeld & Birnam Tourist Association Update

Firstly, a BIG thanks to all of the local businesses that supported... Read more

Dunkeld Cathedral Art Exhibition

After a successful Exhibition over the summer a cheque for £7250 has... Read more

Community Council Matters

Matt Gerrie Community Councillor Hello all, it’s my turn again this month!... Read more

Dunkeld & Birnam Playgroup

Our theme last term was Farming and with the help of ‘Old... Read more

Second Hand Toy Sale

This has become an important event on Santa Day in Dunkeld. A... Read more

Christmas Book Promotion

Why not give a very special gift this Christmas and give a... Read more

Highland Perthshire Communities Partnership

Broadband project expands across Dalguise and A9 corridor area The project to... Read more

CAP Fundraising Challenge

At a recent CAP Conference Angela and Mel, the centre’s manager and... Read more

Would you Like To Improve Your Literacy?

New local service available“I can now write and use computers with confidence.... Read more

Rivendell Care Home

Residents of Rivendell enjoying different activities at Olympics Day at Rivendell. With... Read more

The Fort of the Caledonians

Dear Editor, I am writing to acquaint local residents of a project... Read more

Better Lives In Older Age

- joining up the dots Dunkeld and Birnam is a great place... Read more

Scouting News - Dunkeld & Birnam Area

And we are off... the new term has started and in great... Read more

Dunkeld & Birnam Senior Citizens Outing

The Senior Citizens coach trip is going to Callander this year on... Read more

‘Rio 2016’ – GirlGuides

GirlGuides and Senior Section camp in a field by a beach near... Read more

Breast Cancer Care – Strawberry Tea

Caroline and Kerry Lindsay would like to thank all the individuals and... Read more

Duchess Anne Lunches and Meeting Place

The first Duchess Anne Lunch will be on Tuesday 6th September.The first... Read more

Dunkeld & Birnam Community Archive

The archive has had a steady flow of visitors over the past... Read more

Servite House at Willowbank celebrated 30 years

Servite House at Willowbank celebrated 30 years. It opened on the 16th... Read more

Space Drama Coming Soon......

Do you have any spare storage (single garage size) for BIrnam Institute... Read more

Grand Sale of Railway Books

Grand Sale of Railway Books by Pitlochry Station BookshopFour hundred volumes, second... Read more

50 new Scripture translations completed last year

2015 was a very successful year for Bible translation with Bible Societies... Read more

Christian Aid Week 15th – 21st May 2016

The Dunkeld and Birnam Christian Aid committee would like to thank everyone... Read more

Dunkeld Community Minibus

You may have noticed the Perth and Kinross Council minibus parked at... Read more

Dualling the A9

There has been a large amount of work in the community in... Read more

Concert for Syria

The response to the Easter Monday concert was quite overwhelming. On a... Read more

‘Life & Work’

‘Life & Work’ is the monthly magazine of the Church of Scotland... Read more

Volunteers Wanted

We are looking for trustworthy and reliable volunteers who have an hour... Read more

Stamp, Coins and Watch collection for The Bible Society

After a long delay trying to deliver the stamps, coins and watches... Read more

Health Fare - World Challenge

Hello there! My name is Sumi and I am a local sixteen... Read more

Twinning Project

Dunkeld & Birnam twinning project with Asheville, NC is progressing. We have... Read more

D & B Cubs To Close

Overall, the numbers of children, leaders, parents and committee members involved in... Read more

Dunkeld & Birnam Guides - New Challenge?

I want a new challenge – I want to do something for... Read more

Tiddlywinks - a great opportunity to socializing.

Tiddlywinks, an informal group for parents/carers and babies/toddlers, is currently running on... Read more

Corbenic Camphill Community

Would you like to help make a difference to the lives of... Read more

Forestry Commission Auction of Equipment

The Forestry Commission offices at Inver are holding a small sale of... Read more

Silent Auction CANCELLED

Silent Auction 7th March – CANCELLED.However Our Plant/Shrub Sale on 23rd April... Read more

Meal Makers

Meal Makers, the project that connects people and local communities through food,... Read more

Funding following flood damage

Details of how funding from the Scottish Government for flooded properties will... Read more

Perthshire Nepal Charity

Working Hard As Winter Hits The Earthquake Victims In NepalBring Back The... Read more

Toddler Group Cancelled: Please help

Due to lack of support and low funds, Tiddleywinks - Dunkeld and... Read more

Ella Retires After 25yrs!

After 25 happy years in Dunkeld I have decided to retire and... Read more

Together Again

Eclipse Hair and Nails on Dunkeld's Atholl Street has gone through many... Read more

Charity Glass Campaign - Give Your Glass For CHAS

Perth & Kinross Council and Children's Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS) are working... Read more

Scottish Bible Society

Thank you to all who have contributed to the coin collections for... Read more

Farewell To Father Tobias & Welcome To Father Edward

Father Tobias has left St Columba's Roman Catholic Church in St Mary's... Read more

Dunkeld & Birnam RBLS Memorial Club

Dunkeld & Birnam R.B.L.S Memorial Club wish to update the community on... Read more

Heritage Trail Leaflets & Plaques for Historical Places of Interest

New proposal for Heritage Trail leaflets and plaques for historical places of... Read more

Dunkeld & Birnam Events Group

Things are well under way for this year's Santa Day on 12th... Read more

Great news! Defib App now Live!

Highland Perthshire Communities Partnership in conjunction with Pitlochry High School has been... Read more

Dalguise Meditation Group

At the end of last year, a small group of enthusiasts started... Read more

Bob Lindsay

Bob Lindsay has retired as treasurer of the Parish Church after 26... Read more

The Parish of Dunkeld Community Care Group

The group comprises The Meeting Place and The Duchess ANNE Lunch Group.All... Read more

Dunkeld Cathedral

Visitor numbers at the Duchess Anne were well up on last year... Read more

New Publication From Dunkeld & Birnam Historical Society

Some hardy members of the society have been recording Amulree Church Graveyard... Read more

Letter to the Editor

Dear Sally,It is some considerable time since I first wrote to you... Read more

Parles-tu français? ¿Hablas español? Café et Causerie?

Would you like to try informal French conversation over a coffee –... Read more

Local Residents To Receive Important Voter Registration Information

Households in Angus and Perth & Kinross will soon be receiving a... Read more

London Trip for Local Dancers

Back in June local dance teacher, Chanelle Wilson, submitted a squad, Mystic... Read more

Stamps & Coins For The Scottish Bible Society

Your continued support is much appreciated.Please put contributions in the boxes in... Read more

Tour of the Tower

On September 26th the Tower of the Cathedral will be open from... Read more

Jamie Grant

Photographer Jamie Grant sets out for adventure of a lifetime as Artist... Read more

Why do Churches Fund Raise?

Before a congregation can reach out and help others financially, either within... Read more

Library Summer Reading Challenge

Go for a personal best this summer and sign up to the... Read more

'Echoes From Gallipoli' 1915 - 2015 A WW1 Commemoration

'Echoes from Gallipoli' will be a community commemoration of the 100th Anniversary... Read more

School's Out for Summer!

P7 pupils from the Royal School of Dunkeld celebrating at Sports Day. Read more

Pathways: Getting Connected in the Voluntary Arts

Are you involved in the voluntary arts in some way? Voluntary Arts... Read more

Hipshire Community Network TrueCall Scheme

The Health & Wellbeing Sub Group has successful obtained Community Support funding... Read more

United Lodge of Dunkeld No 14

The Lodge at Dunkeld operates under a Charter granted by the Grand... Read more

Windfarms Update

1. North Calliacher - I & H Brown : Latest details from... Read more

Broadband comes to the Strath

Community Broadband Scotland is investing £58,500 in a Perthshire project which will... Read more

Perth and Kinross Federation Spring Show

Bankfoot Church CentreFriday 6th March 6-8pm and Saturday 7th March 10am-4pmMorning coffee, lunch... Read more

Dunkeld Chapter House Museum and Community Archive

We are looking for any information or photographs about the shops in... Read more

Trees Not Turbines

Latest Update from Nan Johnston (mid July 2014): 1.  North Calliacher  - I... Read more

Online Advertising with The Bridge

The Bridge is pleased to be able to offer our advertisers the... Read more

Weather, Travel & Public Transport

On this page we've brought together the best information we can find... Read more

Household paint reuse project resumes

From Sunday 1st April 2012, householders in Perth and Kinross will again... Read more

Arts News

Bookbug Rhymetime

Bookbug Rhymetime is an under 5s activity session with songs, rhymes and stories. It is held in the... Read more

Birnam Arts AGM

BIRNAM ARTS AGM 18th January 2017 at 7.30pmBirnam Arts is your fantastic local facility, owned, run and staffed... Read more

The Fairy In The Kettle

The Fairy In The Kettle is a beautifully illustrated children’s book written by local author Pauline Tait. Living... Read more

Justsingin Birnam

Your local community choir has had a great programme of workshops and guest tutors but has now paused... Read more

Birnam Arts Events

Birnam Arts has an amazing ongoing programme of one off performances, exhibitions and workshops. Just use the scroll... Read more

The Fiddle Tree

THE FIDDLE TREE is a not-for-profit organisation based in Birnam and Dunkeld, Perthshire, and has been promoting concerts... Read more

Health & Leisure

Craigvinean Surgery

News from Craigvinean Surgery - Drs Wright, Hewitt and Gunn Read more

Young Roving Reporter

The Corrymuckloch Ball

I was walking along the recently restored military road established by General... Read more

News from the Royal School of Dunkeld - April

On Friday the 13th of March the school got into the fundraising... Read more

News from the Royal School of Dunkeld

This term our topic is South America and all the classes have... Read more

This term the whole school is learning about tourism in Dunkeld & Birnam

The classes are learning in different ways to promote tourism where we... Read more

Big Apple Day 13th September

Recently, The Royal School of Dunkeld have started working with The Orchard.... Read more

DANGEROUS CORNER

Congratulations to Aidan, this month's winner of a crisp £10 note. On the... Read more

Skate Park Update

Thanks to everyone who has been supporting the idea of having a... Read more

Well Done Callum Ross

Hi everyone, Rivendell Care Services, Birnam, where my mum works decided to have a... Read more

Ski-ing Trip

At the Royal School of Dunkeld all the P6s got to go... Read more

Rumor Round Up

Some of you will have read my article a while back talking... Read more

Skate Park?

It would be great if a skate park could be built in... Read more

Performing at the Pitlochry Theatre

Me and a group of friends had been attending a drama class... Read more

Dunkeld and Birnam Brownies PGL Trip

Dunkeld and Birnam Brownies went on a exciting trip to pgl in... Read more

Sport & Active

Highland Perthshire Clay Shooting Club

We rang the changes at the clubs last shooting event. Instead of our usual competition shooting a “Compact”... Read more

The Sports Hall Project - Remembering Robbie

On 30th September at a special Royal School of Dunkeld assembly, house captains Abby Drummond and Ruaraidh Walker... Read more

KAREN TODD – WalkIN’perthshire 19th November

Outdoors in the natural environment is for Karen, now the BEST place to exercise – She has taught... Read more

Ospreys off to a Flyer in Fife

The 1st of October saw Dunkeld Ospreys travel to Cupar for a match against Howe of Fife's veterans'... Read more

Dunkeld and Birnam Tennis Club

A new name on the Dunkeld and Birnam Tennis Club under 16 trophy!Junior tennis stars in the making,... Read more

Dunkeld & Birnam Golf Club

New Members Welcome - Join Now for Membership up until January 2018Ordinary Full Membership: Payable by direct debit... Read more

Badminton Club - New Season

The new season of the Badminton club begins on Monday 3rd October at the Atholl Leisure Centre, Pitlochry... Read more

Scottish Country Dancing

Want to get some exercise and have a fun filled social night out at the same time?Why not... Read more

Spittalfield Bowling Club

Spittalfield Bowling Club is a friendly and enthusiastic club that provides opportunities for men, women and junior members... Read more

Rock Climbing

A new guidebook describing the rock climbs on Craig a Barns, overlooking Dunkeld, has just been published (Highland... Read more

Welcome to the Sports Hub!

Our aims are simple - but great... 1: To transform the lives of people in the villages and surrounding... Read more

Birnam Hill Race Results

52 runners completed the Hill Race last month. For a change it was run in the reverse direction... Read more

Come sailing at Loch Tummel

This May Loch Tummel Sailing Club is taking part in the RYA Scotland’s Push the boat out, this... Read more

Derek Bell

A minutes silence was held for Derek "Tubbs" Bell when the football team played Bridgeton Utd. Read more

Come and try Orienteering!

Sunday 14 FebruaryCraig a'Barns, Dunkeld.Courses to suit all ages and abilities - at either walking or running pace.Family... Read more

Rugby - Dunkeld Defies Desmond

Dunkeld's veterans' rugby team (over 35s) has continued to fulfil fixtures throughout the autumn. Due to fixture congestion... Read more

MPD

MPD wanted to share their success of performing in London's her majesty's theatre this past Christmas. The were... Read more

Dunkeld & Birnam AFC

In May last year myself (Brian Knight) and another local (Freddie Carr) decided that Dunkeld and Birnam was... Read more

Skate Park Update – Logo Competition

We are holding a competition to design a logo for the Skate Park. The winning entry receives a... Read more

Chair Based Gentle Exercise & Movement Classes

Do your joints complain more than they used to?Is your balance a bit shaky?If the answer is yes... Read more

Sports Parenting in 10 Sentences

1 word: Hi. Greet your child when they get in the car with “Hi” before you ask about... Read more

Curling

Winter sport indoors! Friendly people! Fun! Kenmore Curling Club offers all this and more to players of all... Read more

New Age Kurling

New Age Kurling Sets available for free loan to Highland Perthshire Community GroupsThe Hipshire Network has obtained funding... Read more

Breadalbane & Strathtay Youth Football Club

BSYFC ( Breadalbane & Strathtay Youth Football Club ) is a club that many children from Dunkeld &... Read more

March Special - Orienteering Feature

Orienteering – not your average walk in the woods!Your chance to be part of an exciting year for... Read more

Free Gentle Exercise & Movement Classes

Gentle Exercise Needed?Do your joints complain more than they used to?Is your balance a bit shaky these days?Could... Read more

Interested in Running?

Birnam and Dunkeld runners are trying to get the running group up and running again and join runners... Read more

TAI CHI with Lilla Streather

Royal School DunkeldThursdays 7pm – 8pm30th October – 27th November 2014Come along and enjoy the slow gentle exercise... Read more

Fencing

Salle Ossian are running after school fencing classes for primary age kids on Mondays, 3.30- 4.30. We are... Read more

Sustainable Transport at Work in D & B

Many people will have noticed blue signs in the village numbered 83 and 77 giving mileages to Bankfoot... Read more

Indoor Bowls

Short-mat bowls is played in the Recreation Clubhouse from October to March. Club nights are on Tuesdays and... Read more

Tay Thistle 2000

The Bowl – or to give it its proper name, Jeanfeild Recreation Ground – is one of Perth's... Read more

Dunkeld & Birnam Sports Hub Formed

Look out for the new 'Hub' Page in the November edition of The Bridge. At a meeting at the... Read more

Glendelvine Cricket Club

Glendelvine Cricket Club - Cricket in Spittalfield Read more

Sports Hub

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Weather & Travel

Click here to see a page that brings together everything you need to know about getting here, travelling around the area, and whether you'll need your raincoat or your sunglasses!

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