Strathearn and Strathallan- Environment and Public Space

Parks, Football Pitches and Countryside Sites

Community Greenspace manage 141 parks across Perth and Kinross. MacRosty Park, Crieff is one of the 8 top destination parks, Friends of MacRosty Park also provide recruitment support, and support for voluntary work which sustains the environment. Contact Community Greenspace to book an event any of the parks they manage, 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 also manage a large number of countryside sites in this area include Lady Mary’s Walk, the Knock of Crieff and Puddock Wood, and a number of path networks, as well as managing some 200 miles of Rights of Way, sports pitches, fishing permits The Forest Plan covers all woodland sites owned by the Council throughout Perth & Kinross, explaining the nature of the woodland areas and the suggested priorities and intentions for their future management. 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.

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. There are Bloom Committees across both Strathearn and Strathallan which enhance the local areas. There are 2 community groups active in the area looking at raising funds to improve Blackford Play area and Auchterarder Public Park. Also a group in St Fillans have designed an innovative woodland play area and hope to secure funds to make this dream a reality.

Allotments

Support is given to the establishment of Community run allotments. The Allotment Association of Crieff has a well-run, successful site. A list of allotments in the locality can be found here.

Dunning Community Trust

Dunning Community Trust[1] work to improve Dunning and the surrounding areas. They assist in managing local community woodlands.