Eastern Perthshire- Environment and Public Space

Parks, Sports Pitches & Countryside Sites

Community Greenspace manage 141 parks across Perth and Kinross.

Larghan Park in Coupar Angus is one of the 8 top destination parks and has seen community groups come together to help the park cater for all abilities. The park contains a skate-park, a football pitch and a community-operated multi sport court suitable for 5-a-side football and tennis.a cricket oval and a privately-operated multi-sport court suitable for 5-a-side football and tennis. Some parts of the park are managed to encourage biodiversity.

Davie Park in Rattray has play areas, hard surfaces and grass pitches and is known locally for its biodiversity.

Community Greenspace manage some 200 miles of Rights of Way, sports pitches and fishing permits .  Community Greenspace also are involved in the design of the town centres and often use the Placecheck method of engagement to ensure the communities are involved in the process.

There are a number of volunteering opportunities in Perth and the wider region for people who want to help to improve the greenspace of the city and surrounding countryside. The Community Greenspace team actively engaging with communities, working with volunteers and generating support, interest and activity in Perth and Kinross’s greenspaces. You can follow their blog to find out more.

Braes of Carse Conservation Group – The Braes of the Carse Conservation group has been set up to conserve the unique beauty and character of the Braes of the Carse. The Groups aims to protect the heritage,environment and communities by sharing information on proposed developments and conservation matters.

Historic Orchards  Surveys of the Carse of Gowrie in 2007 and 2010 showed that its previously extensive orchards largely have now disappeared after the local top fruit industry had collapsed in 1960s due to competition from fruit imports. But they also identified several sites where, with a little effort, at least some of this important local orchard heritage could be revived. Tay Landscape Partnership have taken a lead role in recording, preserving and reviving the orchards http://www.taylp.org/

Carse of Gowrie Sustainability Group https://www.carsesus.org/ recognise that the area is one of the most likely to be affected by climate change in the long term.  They have secured a number of grants and worked in Partnership with Perth & Kinross Council, Scottish Government & local communities to address some of the challenges.  They have also established the Patrick Mathews Trail  https://www.carsesus.org/what-is-the-patrick-matthew-trail.html

Perth & Kinross Countryside Trust

Perth & Kinross Countryside Trust (PKCT) is a registered environmental charity, supported by Perth & Kinross Council, which provides, improves and promotes access to the countryside for walkers, cyclists, horse riders and canoeists.

Historic Orchards  Surveys of the Carse of Gowrie in 2007 and 2010 showed that its previously extensive orchards largely have now disappeared after the local top fruit industry had collapsed in 1960s due to competition from fruit imports. But they also identified several sites where, with a little effort, at least some of this important local orchard heritage could be revived. Tay Landscape Partnership have taken a lead role in recording, preserving and reviving the orchards http://www.taylp.org/

Carse of Gowrie Sustainability Group https://www.carsesus.org/ recognise that the area is one of the most likely to be affected by climate change in the long term.  They have secured a number of grants and worked in Partnership with Perth & Kinross Council, Scottish Government & local communities to address some of the challenges.  They have also established the Patrick Mathews Trail  https://www.carsesus.org/what-is-the-patrick-matthew-trail.html

Allotments and Community gardens

Alyth

Alyth Youth Partnership now have a couple of allotment plots in Alyth. T

Alyth Hill Users Group (AHUG) have establish an orchard of 150 fruit trees at Alyth Community Woodland. The orchard is  made up of apple, pear, plum and cherry trees.

Coupar Angus

Forward Coupar Angus are encouraging Coupar Angus residents to start growing some of their own food and to buy more food locally.  They have raised beds available to individuals and families at Caddam Road.

Ericht Allotment Association is located in Blairgowrie

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