Highland: Environment and Public Space

Parks, Sports Pitches & Countryside Sites

Community Greenspace manage 141 parks across Perth and Kinross. The Victoria Park in Aberfeldy is one of the 8 top destination parks in Perth and Kinross. Over 350 events were held in our parks during the last year and many groups make use of our green spaces weekly for activities such as walking, running and cycling. Community Greenspace  manage a large number of countryside sites  and a number of path networks. 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 Highland and Strathtay 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.

Community Groups

Biodynamic Garden Aberfeldy  aim to increase the production of biodynamic and organic grown vegetables, herbs and flowers on our acre of organic land in rural Perthshire for sale and consumption by local communities.  They provide volunteering opportunities for people with learning difficulties and other support needs.

Bloom Groups are present throughout the locality.

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

Support is also given to the establishment of Community run allotments

Walks

The area is home to munros including Schiehallion which makes the area popular with tourist. The area is home to many lochs including:  Loch Tay, Tummel and Rannoch.

Cycling

Highland Perthshire is know for its mountain bike trials and road cycling routs.

Water Sports

Grandtully is popular for white water rafting and boating is popular on Loch Tay and Loch Rannoch.

Energy

Renewable energy is key to the Story of Highland Perthshire with the 9 power stations on the Tummel Valley. The energy brought electricity to the Highlands. Today there is a popular visitors centre in Pitlochry with a Salmon ladder which people come all over the country to see. Windfarms are a new addition to the Highland Perthshire landscape. Communities benefit from wind farm grants from energy suppliers in the region such as the SSE scheme.

 

 

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