Highland and Strathtay, History, Culture and Sport

History

Sport

There are number of different clubs within Highland Perthshire, among them:

Breadalbane & Strathtay FC Aberfeldy Canoe Club
Highland Perthshire Cycling Aberfeldy Golf Club
Pitlochry Golf Club Dunkeld Golf Club
Pitlochry Badminton Club Aberfeldy Cricket Club
Dunkeld Tennis Club Aberfeldy Tennis Club
Pitlochry Tennis Club Sharks Swimming Club
Perthshire Rugby Club Perth Strathtay Harriers
Strathtay Harriers Fencing Fit Club
Luncarty Tennis Club

Extra-Curricular School Sport

For the 2013 – 2014 academic year 57.4% of the total school roll (Breadalbane Academy & Pitlochry High School and all cluster primaries) took part in at least one extracurricular school sport activity.  This compares to a Perth and Kinross average of 43% for the same period.

Highland Cycling

Within five years, Highland Perthshire has gone from having no cycle clubs or programmes taking place to being able to offer schools and communities a huge range of opportunities for cycling.

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