Eastern Perthshire, History, Culture and Sport

History

Alyth is a small town in rural Perthshire  overlooking the countryside of Strathmore. This is an area rich in farming, which is an inspiration and resource for the museum collection. Culture Perth and Kinross run Alyth Museum.

 

Sport and Leisure

The Blairgowrie Golf Club hosted the Junior Ryder Cup in 2014, which gave the area an economic boost and has a lasting legacy: the Blairgowrie Golf Academy was established soon after the competition.

There is a Community Sports Hub in Eastern Perthshire, bringing together local sports clubs and helping to raise awareness of sporting opportunities. There are many local football teams for amateurs and juniors throughout the area.  There are also a number of local bowling clubs.  Some other local sports groups include:

Alyth Golf Club Blairgowrie Rugby Club
Blairgowrie Dolphins Swim Club Burrelton Tennis Club
Blair Bolts Netball Club Carse Canoe Club
Blairgowrie & Coupar Angus Shotokan Karate Coupar Angus Cycling Hub
Blairgowrie and Rattray Community Sports Club Meigle Cricket Club
Blairgowrie Former High School Pupils Hockey Club Rattray Tennis Club
Blairgowrie Golf Club Temple Martial Arts (Combat Sports)
Blairgowrie New Tennis Club Wellmeadow Amateur Boxing Club

There are a number of outdoor activity groups in the region, including the Blairgowrie and District Hillwalking Club, which organises walks for all ages and abilities. There are various dance classes in the area including Scottish Country Dancing.

Live Active Leisure

Perth and Kinross is home to many famous sporting attractions. Our great outdoors makes Perth and Kinross a great place to cycle, run, canoe, golf and take part in many other outdoor activities.

Live Active Leisure offers a range of sport and leisure opportunities across Perth and Kinross. It operates 16 leisure venues throughout Perth and Kinross and works with partners to provide a range of community based activity opportunities for all ages, particularly children and young people.

There are hundreds of Community lead Sports clubs in Perth and Kinross. Live Active Leisure supports many of these groups through BOOST its Sports Development programme.

SCHOOL SPORT – Perth and Kinross has a network of Active Schools Co-ordinators who work together with schools, parents and communities to offer children and young people the opportunities and motivation to adopt active, healthy lifestyles, now and into adulthood.

Looking for ADVENTURE in our great outdoors LAL have a dedicated team with the aim of creating opportunities, developing resources, removing barriers and supporting growth, participation and learning for all outdoor learners in Perth and Kinross.

Being physically active is good for physical and mental health. WELLBEING programmes such as Stride for Life and Activity Referral in place to support the inactive to get active in communities across Perth and Kinross supported by the Wellbeing Team.

Culture

Alyth, Blairgowrie, Scone and Coupar Angus have local libraries run by Culture Perth and Kinross.