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Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 September 2017 15:43

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Girlguiding Dunkeld – Guides & Senior Section in Switzerland

A big THANK YOU to all who have contributed to the fundraising over the last year to make this trip possible!

While assembling 41 people at Edinburgh airport in the early hours of Saturday 1st of July, the thought crossed my mind that the busiest day of the travelling year may not have been the best day to start this venture – but precisely because we were such a big group, this was the only week that Kandersteg  International Scout Centre (KISC) was able to accommodate us. After a little bit of nail-biting because something seemed to have gone wrong with the number of bags we were allowed to check in, everyone eventually made it to the boarding gate. We were on our way!

The less than perfect weather on arrival didn’t dampen spirits – there was enough to do to find dorms, settle on who was going to sleep in which bed, and generally get to know the centre and the surrounding area.


But by Sunday afternoon, a bit more action was needed – and what do you do with Scottish Guides when it’s too wet and chilly to do anything else? You take them to the open-air swimming pool!

The day ended with an impromptu campfire with the Torwood Scouts from Falkirk, ably (and loudly) run by our Senior Section. It was the Scouts first day, and after travelling all day, some of the boys didn’t quite know what had hit them!

On Monday the weather started to improve and it was the start of our organised activities. The Guides went rock-climbing, which gave everyone a sense of achievement – whether they got to the top, or simply managed to get a little bit higher than they would have expected.

For the Senior Section the cold waters of the Lütschine provided some great White Water Rafting, followed by a visit to the pretty town of Interlaken. The picture shows them having their lunch at the most scenic spot imaginable.


The International Evening at KISC concluded the day. Our display of all things Scottish was much appreciated (particularly as it included such local goodies as smoked salmon and a lot of homemade tablet), though we were by no means the only Scots there that week.

On Tuesday it was the Guides’ turn to go White Water Rafting on the slightly more sedate Simme river. While some girls (and leaders) had to overcome a bit of nerves, they all agreed afterwards that it had been brilliant fun. The Senior Section meanwhile went off to hike to a mountain hut to spend the night, followed by a climbing session the next day.

For the rest of the group, Tuesday night was taken up by the KISC Kander-Challenge, with everyone on site mixed up into teams and given a set of challenges to achieve through team-work. Due to the large size of the teams, some of our girls felt they didn’t have much in-put, but it certainly gave everyone a sense of being part of a big movement.


By Wednesday we were all ready for something a bit more sedate. At a culture-craft workshop, the girls could make leather woggles and dream catchers, and during a solar workshop they learnt ways to harness the sun’s power (KISC has a strong environmental ethos).


As it was a nice hot day, we also managed another visit to the swimming pool – this time in much more appropriate weather.

For the evening’s ‘Come Dine with Me’ session we had been paired with the Torwood scouts. Both groups being Scottish, there was less of a cultural aspect to this evening, but it was a nice chance to build on friendships struck during our earlier campfire session.

The next day, the Senior Section took themselves off on their own for a day at the ‘other’ special place in Switzerland. ‘Our Chalet’ is one of WAGGGS (World Association of Girl Guides and Girls Scouts) world centres, and happens to be just one valley over from Kandersteg. The girls enjoyed their independent day out and gained a bit more experience about the history and the global aspects of Girlguiding.


For the Guides, Thursday was Hike Day, which some girls anticipated with a bit of trepidation. The hardest hike was up to the Bunderspitz – at 2546m a proper mountain top, and only available to 14 year olds or older. Three of our girls chose to take on this challenge and acquitted themselves very well, drawing may be on reserves they didn’t know they had.


 For the rest of the group, the choice was between the ‘Cheesery Hike’ and the ‘Gasterntal’. The first being an extremely steep walk up and down to an alp, to see how they make the cheese and to taste it as well, the second a longer but more gentle walk down a very scenic valley. It was a hot day for all, and my group (the Cheesery), were extremely pleased to have their lunch by a wonderful little waterfall – where not many clothes stayed dry!


That evening, after all groups had returned tired and happy, there was a palpable sense of achievement in our camp. What a wonderful environment for the girls to test how much they were capable of, with wall to wall sunshine to boot.

So Friday, our last full day at KISC, dawned with one of the biggest treats still to come. A trip in the cable car up to Oeschinensee, that most beautiful spot, where many girls had chosen to take their Guide promise. In fact, some of the Senior Section renewed theirs at the same spot where they took it originally in 2013. Before we got to the lake however, we stopped off at the sledge run, which soon echoed with the shrieks of exited girls. As it was another hot day, the girls went paddling in the lake the moment we arrived there (I find that they never need much excuse to get wet). Even without a promise ceremony, this would have been a memorable day, but for those girls who did take their promise, it will hopefully stay in their minds as something very special.

The day ended with the KISC International campfire, another special occasion, where all the people at the centre come together to celebrate the Scouting and Guiding movement. Our contribution was a performance of the Gay Gordons around the fire, which was soon taken up enthusiastically by many others – in fact they had to call a stop to more people joining in, as there simply wasn’t enough space.

And so our last morning arrived, with an early start to get our rooms cleared and cleaned, and to catch the bus into Kandersteg for the last time. It had been a great week, and the memories will hopefully last a long time.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 October 2017 21:07

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Pitlochry and District U3A

U3A stands for University of the Third Age, a world-wide organisation for people who are no longer in full-time employment, with no lower age for membership. There are hundreds of U3As throughout the UK. Sometimes perhaps people are put off by the “U” part of U3A, thinking that there are formal classes; there are no classes, no teachers, and everything we learn or participate in is organised by ourselves. Don't be put off by the “3A” part; we are all older than we were but we have experience and skills that we’ve gained during our first and second ages, ready to share.
Our next Whole Group meeting will take place on Wednesday 18th October at 2.00 in the Atholl Centre, Pitlochry. Callum Christie will talk about his life as a District Officer in Barotseland in the 1950s at the end of Colonialism. Everyone is welcome, members or not.
For more information get in touch with Meg Ross at 01796 483281 or



Last Updated on Saturday, 30 September 2017 17:18

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The National Trust For Scotland - October Events

nts1Autumn is now in full swing! Our NTS properties have transformed from being awash of bright greens to golds, oranges and reds as the leaves fall to the ground like confetti. Not only is this time of year amazing for scenery, it is also a great opportunity to spot different types wildlife! Join our Ranger events to make the most of this season:
We begin this month with something for anyone under the age of 5 years- our ‘Autumn Art’ session on 4th October (11am-12 noon) is a great chance to get crafty outdoors. We will make out own leaf crowns and pine cone creatures from materials found in the forest. There will even be time to search for the ‘Stickman’ who we will learn about during story time.
Our ‘Squirrel Scampers’ event on 10th October (10.30am-12.00 noon) to learn more about these amazing mammals, what they eat, where they live and how to find them. This is the perfect opportunity to catch a glimpse of squirrels at the Hermitage whilst they gather food for the winter months. You can even help them out by making your own squirrel feeder!
Later this month, we will guide you through the Fascinating world of Fungi on October 12th (10.30am to 12.30pm). You will be shown helpful hints and tricks to learn how to identify fungi into their different family groups and have a chance to do some picking of your own to see what you can find in the Hermitage woods.
Want something a little different? Then why not travel up to Killiecrankie on 18th October to learn all about the Battle of Killiecrankie. This afternoon session (2pm-4pm) will give you the chance to help re-enact the Battle, handle replica weapons and see key battle locations with gruesome tales. It is also the perfect excuse to see the amazing Autumn colours through the
Pass too.
At the end of the month, ghoulish happenings descend on the Hermitage as we invite you all to join our Halloween Trail on Saturday 28th October! If you solve the gruesome clues and grisly questions hidden around the woodland you will can rummage for a Trick or Treat from the lucky dip. But don’t forget to make a spell in the witch’s cauldron on your way! Drop in any time between 11am and 3pm to start your trail.

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 September 2017 17:20

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Kings Seat Community Archaeology Project

hist socThis fascinating project is a new venture in partnership between Dunkeld and Birnam Historical Society, Perth and Kinross Heritage Trust and AOC Archaeology to find out more about 'The Fort of the Caledonians', a hillfort situated on a prominent hill located at a major bend in the River Tay by Dunkeld. It is a citizen-science project funded by Heritage Lottery, the Gannochy Trust, and Scottish & Southern Electric Community Fund. It is an exciting opportunity for professional archaeologists to work alongside volunteers and students to archaeologically excavate the hillfort in order to better understand the impact that vegetation is having and increase knowledge of this mysterious, unstudied site.
For two weeks in September, many volunteers were working on the site under the guidance of professional archaeologists and visitors to the site including pupils from the Royal School of Dunkeld and Breadalbane Academy have been able to watch this interesting project develop. There have been many interesting finds but at the time of writing this it is to early to say anything definitive as more research needs to be undertaken off site.
However finds include moulds that may once have been used in the creation of metal objects by skilled craftspeople and querns once used for grinding grain.
The items give weight to the belief that a powerful chieftain may once have ruled from the so-called Fort of the Caledonians.
They could also help archaeologists to accurately date the habitation of the fort and begin to piece together its lifespan for the first time.
The site is now being back filled and returned to its original form as it is a scheduled monument. The next stage of the dig will take place in September 2018.
If you want to know more about this project, the Bridge will feature articles and it is intended to use the March 2018 Historical Society meeting to have an update on the initial findings from David Strachan of the Perth and Kinross Heritage Trust. In addition you can go to their website and read a blog about the project

Image: David McDougall at Kings Seat with an important Find.

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 September 2017 17:17

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Scottish Wildlife Trust Pitlochry & Highland Perthshire Group

The 2017-2018 programme starts on Monday October 9th in the Tryst Hall in Pitlochry at 7.30pm. The speaker will be David Williamson and the title of his talk is ‘Biodiversity in the Planning System’.
For more information contact: Richard Horobin

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 September 2017 17:42

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Youth Group

The Duchess Anne Youth Groups will be starting again soon. As in previous years we will be dividing into two age groups the younger group is for Primary 7 and 1st. year and the older group is for 2nd & 3rd. years.
Sept, 28th. Older Group – in the Chanonry
October 5th. Younger Group – in the Duchess Anne
October 12th. Older Group – in the Chanonry
October 19th. Younger Group – in the Duchess Anne
October 26th. Older Group – in the Chanonry
Each night we start at 7pm and finish at 9pm

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 September 2017 17:27

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Blythswood Shoe Box Appeal 2017

blthswoodBlythswood Shoebox Appeal 2017 - boxes need to be filled and returned by November 5th at the latest.

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 September 2017 17:47

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Café Scientifique

Our local Café Scientifique will be holding the following meetings this autumn. Meetings start at 19:15 and all are welcome. Updates can be found at our website:
Tuesday, 17th October (Royal Dunkeld Hotel)
Dr Martin Dominik, School of Physics and Astronomy, St Andrews.
‘The light’s for turning’ - Finding anything from black holes to planetary moons using the gravitational microlensing effect.
Tuesday, 21st November (Café Calluna, Pitlochry)
Dr Mark Claire, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, St Andrews
‘The long-term co-evolution of Earth and Life’ - How Earth changed life and life changed Earth.
Tuesday, 12th December (Royal Dunkeld Hotel)
Prof. Philip Lightfoot, School of Chemistry, St Andrews
‘The Crystal Maze – discovering new materials through crystallography’. Finding useful new chemical compounds and improving old ones.


Last Updated on Saturday, 30 September 2017 17:35

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Awards for Dunkeld and Birnam in Bloom

Dunkeld and Birnam in Bloom wish to announce our success in achieving two silver gilt awards : The first from Beautiful Scotland and the second from Take a Pride in Perth and Kinross.
Beautiful Scotland Awards celebrate Perth and Kinross successes.
The National awards ceremony recognises Perth and Kinross’ environmental efforts. Community groups, local authorities and businesses from all across Scotland, gathered in Dunfermline on Thursday 7 September to celebrate the annual Beautiful Scotland Awards, organised by environmental charity, Keep Scotland Beautiful. The ceremony, hosted by Fife Council, recognised the work undertaken in communities throughout Scotland to help deliver environmental improvements in their local area - including the efforts of seven Perth and Kinross groups.
The Perth and Kinross winners were:
● Beautiful Perth - Gold medal certificate, Large Town Category Award Winner ● Brig in Bloom - Gold ● Comrie in Colour - Gold ● Crichton Lang Court Residents Group - Silver ● Dunkeld and Birnam in Bloom - Silver Gilt ● Kinnesswood in Bloom - Silver Gilt, Small Village Category Award Winner ● Muthill in Bloom - Silver Gilt.
The Beautiful Scotland competition, which is run in partnership with the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), brings communities together to help clean up and beautify the places that matter to them - and recognises the efforts of volunteers across Scotland as they work to enhance their own community. All entries were assessed against the three core pillars of the Beautiful Scotland campaign - Horticultural Achievement; Environmental Responsibility and Community Participation.
Beautiful Scotland provides the opportunity for Scotland to celebrate the outstanding achievements of volunteer groups across the country and recognises the significant contribution they make in helping to improve our local environmental quality. “Perth and Kinross volunteers and council employees have worked tirelessly to ensure that the local spaces and places that they treasure are maintained to excellent standards. I would like to commend them on their efforts.”
In 2017 the campaign in Scotland reaches its 51st year.
Beautiful Scotland is managed by Keep Scotland Beautiful, a member of the RHS Bloom Federation.
Entrants are judged by a team of expert volunteer judges on their year-round achievements.
Keep Scotland Beautiful is the charity that campaigns, acts and educates on a range of local, national and global environmental issues to change behaviour and improve the quality of people’s lives and the places they care for.
Further details at: and
Thank you to all who helped achieve this – The Field, The Orchard, the businesses who have wonderful floral displays, our residents gardens, the church grounds, the school, the parks and our clean streets.

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 September 2017 16:26

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Poppy Collecting

Dunkeld & Birnam British legion will not be doing any poppy collecting this year. Poppy Scotland were to arrange an alternative but we have had no word

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 September 2017 17:37

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Forest Enterprise Scotland

Would like to offer an opportunity to lease a small area Craigvinean Forest near Dalmarnock for small scale timber processing and seasoning of privately acquired timber. This is not intended to include firewood. Good vehicle access to the site.
Further details/enquiries:
Peter Fullarton, 0300 067 6380 or

Last Updated on Friday, 29 September 2017 18:28

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Donations to Perth Foodbank can be made any time there is a box in the Cathedral on Sundays and in the Duchess Anne.

Last Updated on Friday, 29 September 2017 18:25

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Dunkeld Auto Services

Earlier in the year the opportunity arose to purchase what was GM Auto located at Unit 1-3, Cally Industrial Estate, Dunkeld, PH8 0HU.
As a mechanic to trade and having always had a passion for vehicles, specifically the repair of, I decided to go ahead and for the past 6 months have been steadily working toward opening on a full-time basis. I take personal pride in attention to detail and turning out work of a very high standard.
Now fully qualified as an MOT tester I have completed my final trip overseas in the Oil & Gas industry and will now be open for business permanently.
For those customers who have continued to use the garage throughout this period I thank you and I look forward to welcoming customers new.
Ryan O’Connor

Last Updated on Friday, 29 September 2017 18:22

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Public Meeting: Tree Felling Beside the A9, Dunkeld

forestry commissionForest Enterprise Scotland will be felling the area of trees between the A9 and the River Tay, just west of Dunkeld, beginning on the 30th of October. The work will take about two months. Though small, the site is complex, containing overhead and underground electric cables, an underground gas pipeline, a core path and is bounded by the River Tay (which is a Special Area of Conservation) and the A9.
Due to the type of work and the large machines required, the section of the Inver Walk passing through the site will be closed to the public. A diversion will be put in place and signed. While felling adjacent to the A9, for your safety, traffic lights will be in place on the road with delays of up to 10 minutes possible. The lights should be there for two to three weeks.
We will not be felling the line of beech trees between the path and the river. We aim to replant the cleared area with a mixture of young trees over the winter.
A drop-in meeting with FES staff to discuss our plans will be held at the Birnam Institute on Tuesday 17th October from 7.30pm until 9.00pm. All welcome.
For further information, contact: Peter Fullarton on 0300 067 6380 or e-mail at


Last Updated on Friday, 29 September 2017 17:58

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3 Churches Charity Shop Notice Of Annual General Meeting

The AGM will be held on Thursday 26th October 2017 at 12.00 o'clock in The Chanonry, Cathedral Street.
All volunteers are encouraged to attend and any others interested are welcome to attend.

Last Updated on Friday, 29 September 2017 17:57

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Gien a Haund (Giving a hand) to older people

The new hot box for transporting food to people too unwell to attend the Lunchclub - has arrived! Road testing has begun (my dinner's in it right now) and we hope to have it in place by the start of October. And then, even those too unwell to attend the Lunchclub will be able to enjoy a hot meal.
Meanwhile the befriending work continues. We have 2 links in place with more requests in the pipeline. Often it's just someone to chat to that people need or someone to walk with them. Every person and their needs are different.
The results of our wider survey of need are also coming in now and they make for interesting reading.
It's not simply cleaning and gardening that people want help with. It's support in finding and selecting the right person. It's not just transport to hospital to receive treatment. It's transport to visit a family member or close friend. It's help in setting up a new computer or in switching energy suppliers. And as well as little DIY jobs, it's transport for urgently needed same day prescriptions. Oh and of course… it's the challenge of getting onto or off the train at Dunkeld and Birnam without a forklift truck.
So - we'll be liaising with other groups about transport and looking at how we can help older people gain IT skills. But right now, with winter approaching, we need volunteers to visit, chat or problem solve with our older people. I'm away for 2 weeks, but you can still contact me on Please get in touch.

Dunkeld & Birnam Community Council: CPR And Defibrillator Training.
We have 4 defibrillators installed in the area, with 24 hour access.
These are located at:
• The Birnam Arts
• North Car Park toilets, Dunkeld
• Brodies Sawmill, Inver
• The community telephone box, Butterstone
A Training Course has been arranged to learn how to give CPR and use the defibrillators. There is no charge for this. The more people with the knowledge to use this equipment, the better!
The training course will be run by volunteers from Lucky2BHere. Details of the course are: Sunday 26th November 2pm Birnam Arts Centre. If you would like to come along to this training session please book your place by contacting: Graham Rees: Tel: 0783 6777850 E-mail:         

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 September 2017 17:38

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Birnam and Dunkeld SWI

The first meeting of the autumn of Birnam and Dunkeld SWI is an open meeting. It will be held on Tuesday, September 26th at 7.30 p.m. In the Duchess Anne, Dunkeld. The subject will be 'defibulators'. The Pitlochry High School defibulator group will give all the information needed about them and how to use them. Light refreshments will be provided. The competitions will be a heart shaped biscuit and flower of the month. All welcome.

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 September 2017 17:14

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Probus Club

probusMeetings for the year ahead. All 10am for 10:30 in the Birnam Institute
10 Oct – The Tomb of the Unknown Warrior in Westminster Abbey: Talk by Douglas Ware
14 Nov – The Happiness Business. What we do to make ourselves happy. Talk by Roger Stark Lades Morning
5 Dec – Allenby and Palestine 1917/18 Willie Couper
9 Jan – Lockerbie Revisited Talk by Stephen Mannion
13 Feb – Police Trauma Treatment Centres Talk by Graham Addison
10 March – Pitlochry Festival Theatre – Past Present and Future Talk by Kris Bryce
19 April – Annual Dinner Uisge Restaurant, Murthly
8 May – AGM

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 September 2017 17:42

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@thefield - The Summerfest is over, It must be Autumn!

fieldOne of the many joys of the field is the opportunity to share it with as many local people as possible and to thank our membership for their support.
One way of sharing the field is our Summerfest. This year it took place on Sunday September 3rd, which was a wonderful day in every way. The Summerfest was also the opening event of the Climate Change Cafe week of events called Dunkeld and Birnam Unplugged which itself was a wonderful week and we were pleased to be able to be part of it.
The field itself was so attractive, full of produce, with its patch of welcoming wild flowers, the array of annuals from the cutting garden, and the smell of sweet peas.
The games as usual were great fun and entered into with great gusto, so much so, that we will have to rethink how far people can throw the wellie without hitting anyone!
We would like to thank all of you who came and all the volunteers who work behind the scenes to make it an annual success.
On Saturday 16th September we lifted our remaining crop of tatties thanks to hard work by families and other volunteers who all went home with some wonderful tatties and some produce from the field as a reward for their hard work. None of this would have been achieved without the help of Geordie Ness and his wonderful grey vintage tractor.
For the record we lifted 36 boxes of Ambos, 6 Cara, 3 purple and 16 white that are all organically grown despite some slug damage! These will be on sale, with our other produce, at our stalls at the Birnam Arts on a Tuesday morning and at the Duchess Anne on a Saturday morning.
We also will have produce for sale at the field gate.
On Tuesday 10th October at 7:00pm in the Drama Studio in the Birnam Arts, we are going to have our first open Trustees meeting, where volunteers can come along and see how a Trustees meeting works and also be involved in a discussion about ways in which we can learn from this season to improve the way in which we work for next year.
Looking to the future and our way of involving and thanking the membership, we have our AGM and Harvest Supper on Friday November 3rd in the Duchess Anne. It is always well attended with the AGM averaging over 50 people. This is your chance to hear about the events of the last year and ask questions of all the Trustees. This is followed by the harvest supper, a wonderful way for the members to celebrate a year of growing. Put the date in your diary now.
For more information:
Phone Dave Amos 01350 727763
Dave Roberts 01350 728926

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 September 2017 17:12

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The 3 Churches Charity Shop

jacketHave you lost a diamond ring?
This lovely size 18 Baruch ladies jacket was donated to the shop. A gold/diamond ring was found in the pocket.
If you donated this jacket, or if you know who did, please can you contact me with description of the ring and/or confirmation that the ring is to be donated too.
Dianne Simpson – 07796 920 018

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 September 2017 16:56

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Wednesday Afternoon Club

Wednesday Club Starts on Wednesday 18th October 2- 4pm (weekly).
If you are looking for something to do this Winter, to fill in one afternoon a week then come along for a few hours to the Wednesday Club. This is an informal gathering of whoever comes along, in The Birnam Arts Centre, Station Road, Birnam and will be held in THE MEETING ROOM, where you will be made most welcome.
It will start at 2pm and will finish at 4pm. This is the third season we have done this and has become quite popular. The aim of this is to be an informal get together, where you can take part in things or just sit quietly and relax with no pressures to do anything at all. It is to be your special afternoon to get out away from the house on a Wintry day and get back home before it is dark. To have plenty company, cups of tea, have a chance to catch up during the Winter months. No need to do anything except just drop in and meet likeminded people for ten minutes if you are busy or the full two hours and enjoy just yourself. For more information contact: Lesley Haxton on 01350 727 718
October 18th there will be no charge. Thereafter there will be a charge of £3 weekly to cover the cost of the room. It is for 16 years of age upwards.
See you in October.

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 September 2017 17:10

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Men's Breakfast

Every second Wednesday a group of men meets in the Chanonry to start the day with a cooked breakfast together, discuss events, both local and international, and enjoy each other's company. In October, we meet on Wednesday 11th. & 25th. starting at 8.30am. There is no need to book; just turn up and enjoy and all are welcome.

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 September 2017 17:23

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Harvest Lunch & Appeal

Harvest Lunch - After the service on November 5th. the Cathedral congregation will be having a lunch in the Duchess Anne to raise money for this year’s harvest appeal. Tickets are £10 for adults, primary school children are free and secondary school age are £5. Tickets will be going on sale so on at church on Sundays.

Harvest Appeal - It is still possible to make a donation to the Harvest Appeal.
This year we are supporting a Salvation Army project to provide clean water for communities in Kenya and other parts of Africa. The money we give will help with the building of sand dams. A concrete dam is backed up with sand which filters out impurities so that the water which flows through is safe to drink. But is has a double benefit because as the water builds up behind the dam it raises the water table in the surrounding land enabling people to grow crops on a larger area and extends the growing season giving better crops.
It is worth having a look on-line at the some of the stories ( to see the transformation in people’s lives brought about by a regular supply of clean water.

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 September 2017 17:24

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A9 Dualling Updates

A9 Dualling Updates

Birnam to Ballinluig A9 Community Group - Constitution  Birnam to Ballinluig A9 Community Group UpdateTransport Scotland are working with... Read more

Girlguiding Dunkeld – Join Us

Girlguiding Dunkeld – Join Us

Did you like the report of the Guides’ and Senior Section’s trip to Switzerland? Would you be prepared... Read more

World Porridge Day Breakfast

World Porridge Day Breakfast

9.30 to 11.30 am, Thursday 12 October 2017 at Birnam ArtsWorld Porridge Day will be celebrated this year... Read more

Scottish Wildlife Trust Loch of the Lowes

Scottish Wildlife Trust Loch of the Lowes

Opening hours change at the end of October – Throughout October Scottish Wildlife Trust’s Loch of the Lowes... Read more

Heritage Walks

Heritage Walks

You will have seen blue plaques going up in Dunkeld and Birnam over the past few months and... Read more

Connect… Linking Asheville and Dunkeld & Birnam

Connect… Linking Asheville and Dunkeld & Birnam

News from our twin town, AshvilleEd: Welcome to a new column in The Bridge bringing us news from... Read more

Exciting Plans for Dunkeld Guide Hall

Exciting Plans for Dunkeld Guide Hall

Tucked away behind the school the Guide Hall in Dunkeld has been home to the Girlguiding movement since... Read more

Dunkeld and Birnam Unplugged

Dunkeld and Birnam Unplugged

Make Your Pledge!In 2015, our community produced 100m of Climate Bunting! Hundreds of people, age 2-106, made a... Read more

New Memorial Bench Unveiled

New Memorial Bench Unveiled

A memorial bench with a twist has been unveiled on the banks of the River Tay at Dunkeld... Read more

Dunkeld & Birnam Community Orchard

Dunkeld & Birnam Community Orchard

Have you been down to the orchard recently? Over the past few months volunteers have been quietly working... Read more

Re-instated Bus Service - don't forget to use!

Re-instated Bus Service - don't forget to use!

The bus services are being reinstated to and from Edinburgh on June 5th. The southbound service will leave... Read more

Elder Awards from the Moderator of the Church of Scotland

Elder Awards from the Moderator of the Church of Scotland

Nine Elders received long service awards from the Moderator of the Church of Scotland, the Right Rev Dr... Read more

Regular Columns


Many Congratulations to the Dunkeld & Birnam In Bloom team on winning two silver gilt awards from Beautiful Scotland... Read more

Notes from a Councillor

The local Government Elections in May seem a long time ago now and this is my first chance... Read more

Thought for the Month

The Church of Scotland Congregation took the difficult decision earlier in the year to stop services at St.... Read more


As we drove across Rumbling Bridge, Bunty, one of our resident red squirrels, ran ahead of us on... Read more

Notes from a Councillor

Firstly, I would like to thank you all very much for putting your faith in me and electing... Read more

Thought for the Month

Sister Ruth Pfau, 'Mother Teresa of Pakistan'Recently Sister Ruth Pfau, passed to eternal life. Here is a short... Read more


One of the most exciting things about the Scottish Summer is that you never know what the weather... Read more

Thought for the Month

  The congregations of St Mary’s Birnam and St. Columba’s Stanley are very happy to hear that Shona, our... Read more

Notes from a Councillor

Following the council elections which saw Perth and Kinross with no overall control I am glad to say... Read more

Community News

Community Council News and Minutes

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

Girlguiding Dunkeld – Guides & Senior Section in Switzerland

A big THANK YOU to all who have contributed to the fundraising... Read more

Pitlochry and District U3A

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

The National Trust For Scotland - October Events

Autumn is now in full swing! Our NTS properties have transformed from... Read more

Kings Seat Community Archaeology Project

This fascinating project is a new venture in partnership between Dunkeld and... Read more

Scottish Wildlife Trust Pitlochry & Highland Perthshire Group

The 2017-2018 programme starts on Monday October 9th in the Tryst Hall... Read more

Youth Group

The Duchess Anne Youth Groups will be starting again soon. As in... Read more

Blythswood Shoe Box Appeal 2017

Blythswood Shoebox Appeal 2017 - boxes need to be filled and returned... Read more

Café Scientifique

Our local Café Scientifique will be holding the following meetings this autumn.... Read more

Awards for Dunkeld and Birnam in Bloom

Dunkeld and Birnam in Bloom wish to announce our success in achieving... Read more

Poppy Collecting

Dunkeld & Birnam British legion will not be doing any poppy collecting... Read more

Forest Enterprise Scotland

Would like to offer an opportunity to lease a small area Craigvinean... Read more


Donations to Perth Foodbank can be made any time there is a... Read more

Dunkeld Auto Services

Earlier in the year the opportunity arose to purchase what was GM... Read more

Public Meeting: Tree Felling Beside the A9, Dunkeld

Forest Enterprise Scotland will be felling the area of trees between the... Read more

3 Churches Charity Shop Notice Of Annual General Meeting

The AGM will be held on Thursday 26th October 2017 at 12.00... Read more

Gien a Haund (Giving a hand) to older people

The new hot box for transporting food to people too unwell to... Read more

Birnam and Dunkeld SWI

The first meeting of the autumn of Birnam and Dunkeld SWI is... Read more

Probus Club

Meetings for the year ahead. All 10am for 10:30 in the Birnam... Read more

@thefield - The Summerfest is over, It must be Autumn!

One of the many joys of the field is the opportunity to... Read more

The 3 Churches Charity Shop

Have you lost a diamond ring? This lovely size 18 Baruch ladies... Read more

Wednesday Afternoon Club

Wednesday Club Starts on Wednesday 18th October 2- 4pm (weekly).If you are... Read more

Men's Breakfast

Every second Wednesday a group of men meets in the Chanonry to... Read more

Harvest Lunch & Appeal

Harvest Lunch - After the service on November 5th. the Cathedral congregation... Read more

R.B.L.S. Winter Whists 2017 - 2018

October 5th, October 19thNovember 2nd, November 30thDecember 14thJanuary 4th, January 18thFebruary 1st,... Read more

Corbenic Advent Market

The advent market will be on 25th of November from 11am till... Read more

The Meeting Place

Do come along to The Duchess Anne Hall between 10am and 12... Read more

Girlguiding Dunkeld

Girlguiding Dunkeld – Guides and Senior Section in SwitzerlandA big THANK YOU... Read more

Pitlochry Flower Club

The next meeting of the Pitlochry Flower Club will be on Wednesday... Read more

Dunkeld Cathedral Art Exhibition

We had a very successful exhibition over the summer months with many... Read more

Community Council Matters

Community Council MattersHelen TaylorCommunity CouncillorAfter a few months break for the summer,... Read more

House Group

Once a fortnight, on Tuesdays, a house group meets for Bible Study,... Read more

Dunkeld & Birnam Historical Society

The Autumn Programme of meetings starts on Monday 16th October at 7:30pm... Read more

Dunkeld & Birnam Horticultural Society

Alpines, Meconopsis and Lilies is the title of the talk to the... Read more

Birnam Arts Is Seeking New Charity Trustees

We currently have vacancies on the Board of Trustees and are seeking... Read more

Free Digital Skills Sessions

Free Digital Learning Skills are starting at Birnam library on Friday afternoons... Read more

Flower Festival - Thank You

A huge ‘thank you’ is due to all the folk who worked... Read more

NTS Nature Nippers!

Nature Nippers: Secretive SquirrelsWednesday 6th September, 11am – 12 noonDo you have... Read more

Can You Help Volunteers Wanted

Do you have an hour or two to spare per week?Are you... Read more

World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

As usual The Meeting Place will be supporting MACMILLAN by sending all... Read more

Dunkeld Deer Management Forum Newsletter September 2017

The Scottish Government places the responsibility on land owners and occupiers to... Read more

Up-Cycling Group

If you’ve been in Birnam Arts after Zumba on a Monday evening,... Read more

A Great Reason To Buy A Cake From The Country Bakery!

Fundraiser 24th September 10am-4pmOn 24th September, the Country Bakery will be holding... Read more

Hidden treasure?

Search your attic and cupboards for those long forgotten items that you... Read more

Caputh Church Coffee Morning & Autumn Sale

September 9th10.30 - 12.30Caputh Village HallPlease come and enjoy our annual coffee... Read more

The Balsam Pullers

Into nature conservation - Why not join the balsam pullers?Some of you... Read more

General Manager Vacancy – Birnam Arts & Conference Centre

Birnam Arts and Conference Centre is a 125 year old Scottish charity... Read more

Wanted For Birnam Arts

Wanted - Birnam Arts are appealing for the community to rummage around... Read more

Dunkeld & Birnam Historical Society - PKHT

Dunkeld and Birnam Historical Society in partnership with the Perth and Kinross... Read more

Scottish Deli Opens Into The Evenings …

From Saturday 12th August we will be opening The Scottish Deli into... Read more

St. Anne’s, Dowally

The congregation has taken the decision to stop services at Dowally Kirk.... Read more

Beaver and Cubs

Dunkeld and Birnam Beavers and Cubs have had a very exciting term.The... Read more

Christian Aid 2017

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

Royal School of Dunkeld - 450 Years Old!

On the 27th of June, the Royal School of Dunkeld held a... Read more

Police Scotland - Reassurance Message Finsbury Park June 2017

Message from Assistant Chief Constable Nelson Telfer Following the incident of Monday... Read more

Pitlochry Station Bookshop

The Bookshop is now operating summer opening hours.This means that on Sundays... Read more

Dunkeld Community Market

Dunkeld Community Market organsied by Dunkeld & Birnam Events Group - 2nd... Read more

Teddy Bears Picnic & other news from Glendelvine Primary School

Glendelvine School has recently enjoyed visits from local gymnastic rugby and cricket... Read more

Dunkeld & Birnam Tourism Update

We’re getting a new website, thank you Griffin Calliachar Community Fund! We... Read more

Deaf, Daft & Ditsy set out to raise funds for Riding for the Disabled

In August, Karen Inkster from Caputh is setting off with her dog... Read more

Understanding the Housing Market

The days of running up and down the high street looking in... Read more

BMR Bob’s Mechanical Repairs

Following 13 years working with a local garage in Birnam and 22... Read more

Dulater Hill Wind Farm Inquiry

The inquiry for the Dulater Hill wind farm proposal (to the North... Read more

Congregational AGM

AGM The Annual General Meeting of the Church of Scotland congregation will... Read more


BSYFC are pleased to announce that we have secured McDonalds programme support... Read more

J. & H. Mitchell W.S. Announce New Partner

The Partners of J. & H. Mitchell W.S. – Colin Liddell, Alan... Read more

Hospital Radio Perth Seeking More Volunteers

Perth’s award winning hospital radio station are looking for volunteers to visit... Read more

Friends of the Birnam Oak

Promoting the conservation and preservation of the historic Birnam Oak and Birnam... Read more

Dunkeld & Birnam Playgroup

Playgroup would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year and thank... Read more

Can you help identify members of our Home Guard?

Murthly have formed a History Group and are hoping to produce an... Read more

What Do You Know About Dun Coillich?

Dun Coillich is your land managed by Highland Perthshire Communities Land Trust... Read more

Archives – Volunteer Wanted For School Project

The Archive will be helping the School with the 450 Anniversary of... Read more

Scottish Bible Society

First of all thank you so very much for all your contributions... Read more

Christmas Offering

Once again, it was a full house at the Watchnight Service in... Read more

'Care - The Problem No-one Can Fix' ... Except Us

In the October edition of 'The Bridge', deep within the Three Churches... Read more

Dullatur Wind Farm Inquiry

The inquiry for the proposed Dullatur windfarm development will be held from... Read more

Dalguise Meditation Group

The Meditation Group continues to meet in Dalguise Village Hall on alternate... Read more

Santa Day Thank You

Dunkeld & Birnam Events Group would like to thank everyone involved in... Read more

Baby & Toddler Group

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

The Birnam Reader

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Arts News

Birnam and Dunkeld Film Society

Our 14th season opened in September, all are welcome. Membership for the whole season is £25.00 for all... Read more

Dunkeld & District Strathspey & Reel Society

Held their annual grand fiddle extravaganza at Pitlochry Festival Theatre on Sunday 10th September. It was an evening... Read more

Justsingin Birnam This Autumn

Hi singers and would-like-to-be singers, Come and join us on Wednesday18th October when we start our new term... Read more

The Parish of Dunkeld Handbell Ringers and The Birnam Bells

The 15th year of handbell ringing on Wednesday afternoons in the Cathedral throughout the summer ended on the... Read more

Writing the Mind Alive: Angela Jeffs

Writing the Mind Alive: Angela Jeffs ( will resume facilitating the powerful meditative practice Proprioceptive Writing on September... Read more

And finally… Farewell to Stuart!

Stuart Flatley, our stalwart arts centre manager, who’s been with us for the past twelve years, has moved... Read more

Annual Maintenance Days

Birnam Arts would like to say a massive thank-you to all the wonderful volunteers who helped spruce up... Read more

A History of Birnam Arts

We’re appealing to all our local community for any memorabilia – stories, photographs, or anything you think might... 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

Learn to save a life with Heartstart

On Friday 10th November Helen Brady from Tayside NHS Heartstart will be at Atholl medical Centre, Pitlochry. Please... Read more

2017-2018 Seasonal Flu Campaign

The annual flu vaccination 'open' sessions to protect patients early will be held on Monday 9th October and... Read more

Craigvinean Surgery

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

Young Roving Reporter

Young Roving Reporter

We are lucky enough to have a barn owl nesting near us.... Read more

Royal School Of Dunkeld Marks 450 Years

The dark February evenings have been brighter than usual for residents of... 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


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

Dunkeld and Birnam Brownies PGL Trip

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

Sport & Active

Recreation Club Engage in Community Consultation on Future

Dunkeld and Birnam Recreation Club is starting a consultation on how the community would like to see the... Read more

BSYFC Celebrate 10 years!

Breadalbane and Strathtay Youth Football Club (BSYFC) celebrated their 10th birthday in style with a community fun day... Read more

Badminton Season Opens

The new season of the Dunkeld and Birnam Badminton Club will commence on Monday 2nd October.The club plays... Read more

Rugby: Ospreys - Blue on Blue : Blairgowrie v Dunkeld

On the 12th of August Blairgowrie RFC held their 22nd10-a-side rugby tournament.In recent years this long-standing annual event... Read more

Dunkeld & Birnam Veteran Football

On 18 August, a hearty squad of Dunkeld & Birnam veteran (mostly) footballers headed the short distance for... Read more

Highland Perthshire Ladies Football Club

Highland Perthshire Ladies Football Club welcomes any new players in the area who would like to join us... Read more

Dunkeld and Birnam Tennis Club

Dunkeld and Birnam Tennis Club is an active and friendly club. Annual membership is only £63 and offers... Read more

Nordic Walking

Classes have started in Dunkeld and a small group of residents have been enjoying the training session taking... Read more

Dunkeld and Birnam Bowling Club

Have you ever considered taking up bowls? Come along to the Bowling Club and you will receive a... Read more

Dunkeld and Birnam Golf Club Coffee Morning

Dunkeld & Birnam Golf Club Coffee MorningRoyal British Legion Halls on Saturday 17th June from 10.00 to 12.00. Read more

Ospreys Take Flight to Portugal

Spring has been a busy time for Dunkeld's veterans' rugby team. As reported last month, March saw the... Read more

Get Ready for a Cycling Summer

Wednesday Evening Rides Wednesday 26th April sees the first of eighteen ByCycle Wednesdays, weekly led evening rides organised... Read more

The Highland Boundary Race 25-26 March 2017

2 different hill and trail running races to suit all tastesThe Birnam Hill Race 25 March 12 noonThe... Read more

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

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

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


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


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

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


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

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