Eastern Perthshire

Welcome to Eastern Perthshire. Our locality covers Blairgowrie and the Glens, Strathmore and the Carse of Gowrie council wards. Our main towns and villages include: Blairgowrie & Rattray, Alyth, Kirkmichael, Coupar Angus, Meigle, Balbeggie, Burrelton, Guildtown, Scone, Errol, Longforgan, Invergowrie, Inchture and St Madoes. We have developed a Story of Place for Eastern Perthshire which brings a wealth of local information together in one place. You can get involved in shaping and contributing to Eastern Perthshire's Story of place via the Stories of Place Website.

Eastern Perthshire Action Partnershipeastern-perthshire-cropped

Action Partnerships are an exciting opportunity for local people to get involved in making things better in their communities.  Eastern Perthshire is one of five Action Partnerships which between them cover the whole area of Perth and Kinross. The Eastern Perthshire Action Partnership is made up of community members, local Councillors and services. The Action Partnership works together to identify local priorities. In the near future it will produce a Locality Action Plan to tackle inequalities and improve the local area.

Locality Action Plan

Action planning at a local level is a tried and tested way to tackle issues faced by communities. Local people know the issues their communities face and often know the best solutions too. The Local Action Plans were produced by Local Action Partnerships to address inequality issues drawing on  evidence from the Eastern Perthshire Story of Place which contains a wealth of statistical information; information about community assets and other consultations with the community; as well as the local knowledge brought by members of the Action Partnership.

 

 

 

Eastern Perthshire- Key Facts

  Eastern Perthshire Perth and Kinross Scotland
Population (2015) 37,464 149,930 5,373,000
Percentage of population aged 0-15 16% 16% 17%
Percentage of population aged 16-64 59% 61% 65%
Percentage of population aged 65 and over 25% 22% 18%
Percentage of population rating their health and good or very good 85% 85% 82%
Percentage of working age population experiencing income deprivation 13% 14% 19%

Case Study- Place-Based Scrutiny

The place-based scrutiny pilot in Eastern Perthshire was an exciting piece of collaborative work carried out on behalf of the Strategic Scrutiny Group and the Perth and Kinross Community Planning Partnership to assess how community planning works at a local level.

Useful information

Eastern Perthshire-  Story of Place

Perth and Kinross- Action Partnerships

Perth and Kinross - Locality Action Plans

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