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 is supported by the Loon Braes Partnership which involves many local groups and which has worked hard to see the upgrade of the pavilion in the Park. The Park 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.

 

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.

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

SEER Centre Trust, near Blairgowrie

The SEER® (Sustainable Ecological Earth Regeneration) Centre charity practices re-mineralisation of soils for sustainable food production and atmospheric CO2 sequestration to address climate change.  The 4 acre site in the foothills of the Grampians includes a large polytunnel, greenhouse, lawns and permaculture terraces growing a variety of organic fruit, vegetables and trees “re-mineralised” with SEER®