Community News

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

A9 Dualling Updates

A9 Dualling Updates

Birnam to Ballinluig A9 Community Group - Constitution  The next A9 Community Group meeting will be on Thursday 22nd... Read more

Scottish Deli & Royal School of Dunkeld “Super-Soup Competition” 2018

Scottish Deli & Royal School of Dunkeld “Super-Soup Competition” 2018

The P7 Pupils at Royal School of Dunkeld are cooking up a storm in the “Scottish Deli &... Read more

The 15th Annual Niel Gow Festival 16th–18th March 2018

The 15th Annual Niel Gow Festival 16th–18th March 2018

The 15th annual Niel Gow Festival will take place over the weekend of 16th–18th March in Dunkeld and... Read more

A9 Co-Creative News

A9 Co-Creative News

Community ideas for A9 dualling on show  Locals are encouraged to come along to Birnam Arts Centre next... Read more

Connect … Linking Asheville, North Carolina, USA and Dunkeld & Birnam

Connect … Linking Asheville, North Carolina, USA and Dunkeld & Birnam

Mums + Daughters Tour to Scotland by Molly Rose Reed On a cold Friday in Asheville, the frost... Read more

Dunkeld & Birnam Horticultural Society

Dunkeld & Birnam Horticultural Society

Annual Spring Bulb Show 21st March at 7.30 in Birnam Arts Do please come along and take part... Read more

Regular Columns


One of my New Year’s Resolutions is what I’ve called my ‘Blue Planet Pledge.’ This resolution is not... Read more

Notes from a Councillor

This week we were shocked by the unexpected death of Cllr Ian Campbell, Council Leader and Councillor for... Read more

Thought for the Month

We hope that in this new year our long vacancy at St. Mary’s may be coming to an... Read more


I was in Birnam Post Office whining to Gordon about January and how depressed I was with the... Read more

Notes from a Councillor

Unbelievably we have now entered 2018 although it seems only yesterday that everyone was preparing for the Millennium... Read more

Thought for the Month

Sitting at the Butterstone Burns Supper back in January, I was struck again by the way some of... Read more


I have decided to embrace winter. It’s all the thing these days. Very fashionable indeed. ‘Hygge’ is the... Read more

Notes from a Councillor

Season’s greetings one and all.I have no idea where that year went? It only seems like five minutes... Read more

Thought for the Month

What happens after we die?Recently someone pointed out to me that, according to a statistic, about 52% of... Read more

Community News

Community Council News and Minutes

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

The Black Watch Battalion Army Cadet Force

Officer Commanding Korea Company; The Black Watch Battalion Army Cadet Force; The... Read more

Christian Aid 2018

In 2017 our community sent a fantastic total of £3,320 to Christian... Read more

Youth Group

The Church Youth Groups meet on Thursdays in two age groups. The... Read more

Church of Scotland Congregation AGM

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


Donations to Perth Foodbank can be made any time - there are... Read more

Tools With A Mission

I am starting to collect any soft goods like sewing kit items,... Read more

Parish Church Singing

The Parish Church Choir has stopped doing pieces in 4-part harmony every... Read more

Plastic Free Perthshire

An opportunity for Dunkeld & Birnam to lead the way on plasticPlastic... Read more

There’s a lot going on at Amulree Hall…

Dance on 16th MarchMusic by Tay Ceilidh Band (Callum Wallace)alsoMonday mornings Bumps... Read more

March at Loch of the Lowes

March is a very exciting month at Loch of the Lowes: for... Read more

3 Churches Charity Shop MEN'S SALE

MEN’S SUITS All £10 each McCalls of LisburnChecked Wool SUIT 40RWaist 32/33 inches... Read more

Wednesday Afternoon Club

If you fancy dropping in to The Wednesday Club for a cup... Read more

A Bridge Too Far As Mad March Approaches!

Perthshire based charity, Bring Back The Smile To Nepal, will be out... Read more

Men's Breakfast

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

The Meeting Place

Friday Mornings from 10.00 to 12.00 at Duchess Anne HallAll Welcome Read more

The Heart of Scotland Forest: what? where? why?

In July 2017, The Heart of Scotland Forest Partnership was launched. Its... Read more

Santa Day Committee Update

Following a successful AGM on 8th February 2018, a new management committee... Read more

The start of the Orchard Year

In this the tenth year since the Orchard was planted, an enthusiastic... Read more

Community Council Matters

Correspondence with the Community Council can be made through email: or:... Read more

House Group

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

Dunkeld & Birnam Art & Crafts Fairs 2018

Thank you to all those who supported the 2017 craft fairs.The dates... Read more

Pitlochry and District U3A

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

Scottish Wildlife Trust Pitlochry & Highland Perthshire Group

On Monday 19th February in the Tryst Hall, Pitlochry at 7.30pm Susan... Read more

Dunkeld and Birnam in Bloom

As we are now approaching Spring, we are starting our planning for... Read more

An Evening of Words & Music @ the Birnam Reader

(bookshop & coffee house)Friday, 23 February 2018 @ 7pmWalking with Ghosts &... Read more

Highland & Strathtay Decide

Highland and Strathtay Action Partnership and Perth & Kinross Health and Social... Read more

Guerilla Gardeners Wanted!

The Beatrix Potter Garden is somewhere that adults and children alike can... Read more

Gien a Haund - Providing Support To Older People

The Festive period has seen a number of requests for help, some... Read more

Make Sure You Have Your Say On Future Council Service Priorities

Perth and Kinross residents are being asked to tell the Council about... Read more

Dunkeld Community Market

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

King’s Seat Hillfort Archaeology

Project: Findings from the first season “Hugely important” evidence of Pictish metal... Read more

Dunkeld and Birnam Community Growing @the field

An Invitation to the Field The Field will be getting busy in... Read more

Vacancy: Deputy General Manager

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

Happy 4th Birthday to CAP Highland Perthshire

For four years, the Christians Against Poverty Highland Perthshire Debt Centre has... Read more

Blythswood Shoe Box Appeal 2017 Thank You

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

Update on Inver A9 Tree Felling

Forestry Commission Scotland tree felling on along the A9 at Inver is... Read more

New Elders

On November 5th the Church of Scotland congregation welcomed six new elders... Read more

RSPB Scotland Big Garden Birdwatch Event

27 January 2018, 11am – 3pmThe Beatrix Potter GardenFree : All WelcomeFun... Read more

Applepressing at Auchtergaven Primary School

Andrew Lear a.k.a. Appletreeman, our very own Bankfoot local apple expert, came... Read more

Dunkeld Deer Management Forum Newsletter September 2017

The last meeting of the Forum was well supported and for the... Read more

SOBBS Update

Save our Birnam Bus Group heard on 14th November via the Community... Read more

Harvest Lunch Thank You

Thanks to everyone who contributed to the Harvest Appeal for a Salvation... Read more

Dunkeld Cathedral Art Exhibition

The Annual General Meeting will be held in the Duchess Anne on... Read more

Dunkeld and Birnam Historical Society Talks Spring 2018

It seems strange to be talking about spring already but here is... Read more

The Deaf, The Daft & The Ditsy

The Deaf, the Daft and the Ditsy, a four legged journey across... Read more

The Tale o the Wee Mowdie

Tippermuir Books announces the arrival of The Tale o the Wee Mowdie,... Read more

Poetry Corner

Prelude Tae Winter at BalhomishBlaw's snell the wund on yonder hill,Whaur Gimmers... Read more

Birnam and Dunkeld SWI

The first meeting of the new session of Birnam and Dunkeld SWI... Read more

Probus Club

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

Girlguiding Dunkeld – Guides & Senior Section in Switzerland

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

Girlguiding Dunkeld – Join Us

Did you like the report of the Guides’ and Senior Section’s trip... Read more

Kings Seat Community Archaeology Project

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

Café Scientifique

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

Dunkeld Auto Services

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

Girlguiding Dunkeld

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

Heritage Walks

You will have seen blue plaques going up in Dunkeld and Birnam... 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

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

Up-Cycling Group

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

Exciting Plans for Dunkeld Guide Hall

Tucked away behind the school the Guide Hall in Dunkeld has been... Read more

Hidden treasure?

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

The Balsam Pullers

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

New Memorial Bench Unveiled

A memorial bench with a twist has been unveiled on the banks... 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

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

Baby & Toddler Group

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Parish of Dunkeld Handbell Ringers and The Birnam Bells

A meeting was held on the 25th January attended by all the ringers, by the Session Clerk, Christine... Read more

Drama Festival in Birnam

The Perthshire round of the annual Festival of One Act Plays organised by the Scottish Community Drama Association... Read more

Live All The Way From Our Sister City Of Asheville

Molly Rose Reed is traveling in Scotland to perform at Celtic Connections in Glasgow as well as The... Read more


...and the choir`s founder Christine Kydd ( happily leads again on 6th December, when we will also be... 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

News From Craigvinean Surgery

National No Smoking Day March 14th 2018 & March for Men. Read more

Young Roving Reporter

Young Roving Reporter

On Tuesday two of our Citizenship Groups, The Eco Explorers and The... 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


If you would like to try Nordic Walking and join our fun friendly Adventure Walks or Workout Walks... Read more

Ospreys Looking Forward to Resuming Regular Monthly Fixtures

After the disappointment of the cancelled pre-Christmas match (frozen pitch) in Edinburgh (and the associated night out), a... Read more

The 6th Annual Dunkeld Enduro!

In 2018 Highland Perthshire Cycling brings you… The 6th annual Dunkeld Enduro!(yes entries are now open!)We can't believe... Read more

D and B District Leisure Group – the Sports Hall project

The 2017 AGM was held at Birnam Arts on 12th December. The Chairman Kevin Lancaster thanked all the... Read more

Breadalbane and Strathtay Youth Football Club

BSYFC covers a wide area of Highland Perthshire attracting boys and girls from the likes of Blair Atholl,... Read more

New Path and Bike Pump Track at Royal School of Dunkeld

The school is pleased to announce a very exciting new development in the playground. We have just completed... Read more

Remembering Robbie

On Friday 29th September the Royal School of Dunkeld again remembered former pupil Robbie Melvin who died in... Read more

Dunkeld and Birnam Bowling Club

Another has season ended, where does the time go? It has been an enjoyable season with a mix... Read more

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

Badminton Season Opens

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

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

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

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

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

Sports Hub

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Weather & Travel

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