Auchterarder (population 4,206) is the second largest town in the locality, and is located next to the Gleneagles Hotel and Golf Course. During the G8 Summit the town received money to redevelop their town hall (Atyoun).
The town is home to the Community School of Auchterarder which teaches both primary and secondary pupils.
Friends of Aytoun Hall manage the hall which is used by numerous community groups. There is an Auchterarder and District Community Trust which received funding from a nearby windfarm development, the trusts funds many local projects in the Community Council area of Auchterarder. The town also has a Common Good fund.
Auchterarder Parish Church run a Community Church Centre which is used by community groups and can be hired for private use.