Sport & Active

Dunkeld & Birnam Leisure Group

Dunkeld and Birnam District Leisure Group - the Sports Hall project
The AGM of the Leisure Group will be held on Tuesday 12th December at 7.30pm at Birnam Arts - Dance and Drama room. All welcome!

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 January 2018 16:15

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Nordic Walking

If you would like to try Nordic Walking and join our fun friendly Adventure Walks or Workout Walks please contact Karen on 07824 398378

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 January 2018 16:16

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Remembering Robbie

remberingrobbieOn Friday 29th September the Royal School of Dunkeld again remembered former pupil Robbie Melvin who died in a tragic accident in 2005. Robbie's mother Kate and brother Stuart visited the school to present a cheque for £300 towards sports and recreation equipment for the school. This money comes from the huge fundraising done by Kate, her family and many local friends in Robbie’s memory towards the building of an indoor sports hall locally.
House Captains Eliza McDonald and Roddy Campbell are shown receiving the cheque from Kate and Stuart, along with acting Head Teacher Julie Menzies. Each year a cup for “good citizenship “is also given in Robbie’s memory and this year it was awarded to Molly Gauld, now at Breadalbane Academy.
Anyone who would like to learn more about the sports hall project is welcome to contact Alasdair Wylie, Secretary, Dunkeld and Birnam District Leisure Group on 01350 727361 or awylie2002@yahoo.co.uk

Last Updated on Saturday, 28 October 2017 15:08

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Dunkeld and Birnam Bowling Club

bowlingAnother has season ended, where does the time go? It has been an enjoyable season with a mix of outside competitions and club championships. Members continue to enjoy Club nights on Tuesdays and Thursdays with a mixture of friendly matches and competitions at weekends.
We traditionally close the green with a club competition and this year was no exception. The afternoon was played in a friendly yet competitive atmosphere, rounded off by tea and the presentation of the trophies.
This year our Ladies Champion was Gael Shaw and our Men’s Champion was Ronnie Duffie.
The bowling green will be put to bed until next April, but meantime, the indoor carpet comes out. Short Mat Bowls is played every Tuesday and Thursday starting at 7pm.
You don’t need to be a member of the bowling club to play. All we ask is a £10 fee to cover the entire six month winter season. That is approximately £1.65 per month!
For further details contact Anthea Deane: adeane@btinternet.com 01250884740

Last Updated on Saturday, 28 October 2017 15:06

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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 land and facilities at the recreation club developed in the coming years. The club is charitably constituted ‘to provide, maintain and administer facilities including grounds and buildings for the purpose of recreation and leisure-time occupation in the interests of social welfare and sport in the village of Dunkeld & Birnam and the immediate neighbourhood.’ The Club currently has the tennis and bowling club as member organisations. In addition, a variety of other groups including Dunkeld AFC and the ladies football team and ad hoc events such as the McRae Rally, use the facilities in conjunction with the neighbouring playing fields (which are currently leased to Perth and Kinross Council). Conversations will include talking with the Leisure Group on all the ideas they have developed for a sports hall. We will also talk to groups who have developed facilities in other communities.
If you have any ideas or would like one of the committee to come and talk to your organisation or group please contact the Secretary, Sally Robertson at dbrecclub@gmail.com.
The consultation will run until the end of year with any proposals being put in front of the membership of the Club at the AGM in March.

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 September 2017 17:06

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BSYFC Celebrate 10 years!

footballBreadalbane and Strathtay Youth Football Club (BSYFC) celebrated their 10th birthday in style with a community fun day in Aberfeldy on the 18th August. BSYFC covers a wide area of Highland Perthshire attracting boys and girls from the likes of Blair Atholl, Pitlochry, Kenmore, Aberfeldy and Dunkeld & Birnam as well as the surrounding hills and glens.
The 10 years have passed quickly - in that time, thanks to the support and dedication of volunteer coaches, officials, sponsors and parents, the club has grown to over 130 players. The club is now represented from P1 through to S3 age groups and is proud to promote inclusion, fair play and positive coaching. The club achieved SFA ‘Quality Mark’ status in 2007, was voted Scotland’s ‘Community Club of the Year’ in 2008 and then in 2015 the BSYFC 2001s lifted the club’s first silverware. There has been significant investment in coaching education across the club, which has helped players maximise both their potential and enjoyment of the game. This focus on coaching has continued to this day with the club enjoying dedicated support from St Johnstone coach Danny Griffin under the SFA McDonalds programme.
The 10-year celebrations included a mini football festival which welcomed teams from the surrounding area. The event was open to all comers, not only to watch the football, but there was also plenty of other activities going on including ‘Beat The
Goalie’ and ‘Target’ competitions, face painting, a bouncy castle, a BBQ and a variety of stalls to browse through. The day was also an opportunity to highlight and celebrate the clubs support for a project to install a fresh water bore hole in the Malawian village of Engucwini saving villagers a 14km round trip!
For more information, please contact bsyfc2014@gmail.com

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 September 2017 17:08

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Badminton Season Opens

The new season of the Dunkeld and Birnam Badminton Club will commence on Monday 2nd October.
The club plays at the Atholl Centre in Pitlochry from 7.30pm - 9.30pm.
New members of all abilities would be very welcome.
John Moy - Secretary (johnrmoy@googlemail.com)

Last Updated on Friday, 01 September 2017 13:07

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Dunkeld & Birnam Veteran Football

footballOn 18 August, a hearty squad of Dunkeld & Birnam veteran (mostly) footballers headed the short distance for an 11-a-side friendly against counterparts from Aberfeldy.
Given most of the home squad had either never played 11-a-sides, or had not done for some time, this was a great test for a bunch of players more used to a kick-about on a Friday night at the Recreation Ground.
Bolstered by strips kindly donated by Dale Montana, Dunkeld & Birnam team took the lead with a shot from outside the box from Dale himself, only for this to be cancelled out by a second half header from Aberfeldy.
A disputed penalty saw the spoils (and trophy) go to Aberfeldy. Most importantly the match was played in a great spirit, with agreement to do it all again in Birnam next month.

Last Updated on Thursday, 31 August 2017 14:04

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Highland Perthshire Ladies Football Club

ladiesfootballHighland Perthshire Ladies Football Club welcomes any new players in the area who would like to join us for training and games on Wednesday evenings from 6.15pm at the Recreation Ground in Birnam.
We are an informal team of all ages and abilities and enjoy getting together for a kick about on a (usually) sunny evening. Some of us had barely kicked a ball before joining (and still struggle with this on occasion!) others would not look out of place in the national team!
We also have players from all over the globe joining us at the moment with Denmark, Hungary, Scotland, England, Brazil, Sri Lanka, Namibia, Ireland, South Korea, and Germany all represented. We were fortunate to receive fantastic coaching from Terry Young, Joel Jameson and Jamie Beazley; the team would like to thank them all for giving up their time each week and getting us started. We are now thrilled to have new coach, John Quigley, putting us through our paces every Wednesday.
HPLFC have played Comrie womens team a couple of times (3-1 Home, 1-3 Away, decider match to be arranged!) and would love to organise more games. We would also like to keep the momentum up throughout the year and need enough people playing to help set up our floodlights in the winter months.
We are particularly grateful to SSE and the Community Coucil for providing the funding for floodlights, strips and footballs.
Please pop along any Wednesday to give it a go, don't worry if you have never played before! Visit our facebook page and/or call 07999 585732 to be added to our whatsapp group and keep up to date with our weekly plans.

Last Updated on Saturday, 01 July 2017 21:09

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Dunkeld and Birnam Tennis Club

Dunkeld and Birnam Tennis Club is an active and friendly club. Annual membership is only £63 and offers full access to the courts and facilities. Junior membership is just £15 for the year. Other concessions are available. Contact the secretary Helen Taylor for more information: helen@glenfender.org.uk
The tennis club also operates a ‘pay and play’ scheme. See the gates of the courts for more information.

Last Updated on Monday, 03 July 2017 20:06

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Dunkeld and Birnam Golf Club Coffee Morning

Dunkeld & Birnam Golf Club Coffee Morning
Royal British Legion Halls on Saturday 17th June from 10.00 to 12.00.

Last Updated on Friday, 02 June 2017 10:47

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Ospreys Take Flight to Portugal

sport1Spring has been a busy time for Dunkeld's veterans' rugby team. As reported last month, March saw the team make a successful short trip through to Crieff.
In April the oldies ventured further afield and took part in the Torneio Rugby Veteranos in Evora in Portugal. For a country not widely-known for its rugby the day-long tournament had an amazing turn-out of more than 150 players. Dunkeld were the only
non-Portuguese team invited and were entertained wonderfully by the hosts. The standard of rugby was high, particularly amongst the fast, talented backs of the local teams. So high, indeed, that The Ospreys experienced a couple of rare defeats. Of the 3 matches played, Dunkeld won the 2nd match but were beaten in the first and last. The postmatch camaraderie was enlivened by the great weather, outdoor bars and the bagpipes of scrumhalf "Pistol" Pete Bruce. The celebrations continued into the small hours at the evening reception and dinner which took place in the old town of Evora. Plans are already being made to return next year and we hope to attend with a larger and stronger team.
Into May...on the 6th, a full squad of 20 players travelled to Aberdeenshire for the 9th Scottish Golden Oldies tournament in Ellon. This was The Ospreys' 3rd appearance at the national tournament and their most successful yet. A return to winning form saw Dunkeld prevail in all 3 of their matches by convincing margins.
In June, on the 17th, we will be taking part in the inaugural Carnoustie Beach Rugby tournament. Weather permitting, this should be a great day out for players and families.
The intention is to lay on a bus for players and supporters from Dunkeld and Birnam.
Anyone who is interested in playing in this tournament, or any matches in the future please contact iainhg@aol.com and have a look at www.facebook.com/dunkeldrugby

Last Updated on Friday, 02 June 2017 10:46

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Get Ready for a Cycling Summer

cyclingWednesday Evening Rides Wednesday 26th April sees the first of eighteen ByCycle Wednesdays, weekly led evening rides organised by ByCycle, the Perth and Kinross Cycle campaign group that start from a different venue each week. The first ride of the series starts from Tiso’s carpark Inveralmond and will go round the Perth Circular cycle route. Following a tried and tested format, the rides are designed to take around an hour and a half to complete, all starting at 6.30pm. Rides are leisurely and companionable. The appointed tail rider will support those at the back, while those at the front can have a blether as the pack reassembles. A typical ride takes in a scenic mix of quiet country roads and tracks, so a hybrid bike in good mechanical order is recommended. 
Rides from Dunkeld area this summer: Wed May 3rd: Starting at Birnam Institute@ 6:30. Birnam to Bankfoot via Gelly Sun May 28th: Starting at Cally Car Park, Dunkeld @ 11:00. Family picnic ride to Loch Ordie Wed May 31st: Butterstone Village Hall @ 6:30. Clunie Loch Circular Wed July 26th: North Car Park Dunkeld @ 6:30. Ballinluig circular
For the full ride schedule, route maps and registration form go to www.bycycle.org.uk
Oh, and your final question: rides are free although if you come on more than two rides – and of course the organisers hope you will – for insurance purposes you will need to join ByCycle at a cost of £5 per person. Margaret Scott ByCycle Rides Secretary Margaretscott413@btinternet.com Local contact: Katharine Melville kmelville@ogoroad.com Mobile 07803 605612

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 April 2017 16:19

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Welcome to the Sports Hub!

Our aims are simple - but great...

1: To transform the lives of people in the villages and surrounding areas through sport and leisure.
2: To promote the various sports and leisure activities in the Dunkeld & Birnam area.
3: To support the building and maintenance of sports facilities including a sports hall.


All sports and leisure clubs are invited to join 'The Sports Hub.' Membership is free.
Please send details of your club's activities and events to editor@dunkeldandbirnmamnews.co.uk for inclusion in the hub page of 'The Bridge.'
For more details see: www.dunkeldandbirnamnews.co.uk/sport

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Last Updated on Monday, 11 November 2013 13:53

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A9 Dualling Updates

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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

Justsingin'

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

The Parish of Dunkeld Handbell Ringers and The Birnam Bells

Members celebrated the group's 15th Anniversary with a lunch at the Meiklour Hotel and were delighted to be... Read more

The Birks Cinema

What's On at the Birks Cinema in Aberfeldy... Read more

Writing the Mind Alive: Angela Jeffs

Writing the Mind Alive: Angela Jeffs (www.angelajeffs.co.uk) will resume facilitating the powerful meditative practice Proprioceptive Writing on September... 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

Craigvinean Surgery

News from Craigvinean Surgery - Drs Wright, Hewitt and Gunn 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

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

Dunkeld and Birnam Brownies PGL Trip

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

Sport & Active

Dunkeld & Birnam Leisure Group

Dunkeld and Birnam District Leisure Group - the Sports Hall projectThe AGM of the Leisure Group will be... Read more

Nordic Walking

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

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

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

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

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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