Highland: Community

Many parks, play areas, and community halls in the area are owned or managed by local committees, with an increase in groups investigating opportunities for the transfer of ownership from Perth & Kinross Council to local community groups.  Moulin Hall Committee has recently been supported to apply for funds to develop a lunch club and kitchen facilities with the potential to provide learning and social opportunities for older people.

Locus Breadalbane Ltd have been supported to complete the first full community asset transfer from Perth & Kinross Council, taking ownership of Aberfeldy Town Hall. Aberfeldy Community Putting Green have also signed a lease to run and manage the Putting Green, and several village hall associations have been supported to become Charitable organisations.

More information on local third sector and voluntary groups can be found on Well Connected Perth & Kinross.

Action Partnership

Each locality has a Local Action Partnership, which is a group of local community members, Perth and Kinross Councillors and representatives of key public and voluntary sector services. Each Local Action Partnership has an Action Plan, highlighting what it would like to achieve in order to tackle inequality and improve the quality of lives of local residents. More information on Local Action Partnerships, including how to get involved is available here.


A range of strong partnerships are established, and new opportunities are being actively sought to support community capacity in the locality. The Highland Perthshire Community Learning & Development Network (Hipshire Network) brings together local voluntary, community and statutory organisations to identify and address local needs in an annual action plan around the themes of health and wellbeing, early years, employability and stronger communities.

Highland Perthshire Communities Partnership (HPCP) is a collaborate of local businesses and organisations, and community councils working together for the benefit of Highland Perthshire. They are currently working on their priorities of broadband access, A9 duelling, rural transport, and local resilience plans.

Stanley Development Trust was established in July 2018 ‘to preserve, protect and enhance the environment and traditions of Stanley and the surrounding area by building and fostering a vibrant and sustainable community for the benefit of all those who live and work there’

Useful links

Highland Perthshire Communities Land Trust – https://hpclt.org/

Highland Perthshire Crossing Borders – http://www.crossbordlanguage.org.uk/index.htm

Perthshire Care and Wellbeing Coop – https://thecareandwellbeing.coop/

The Birks Cinema Trust – https://www.birkscinema.co.uk/

The Breathe Project – https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Religious-Organization/The-Breathe-Project-Aberfeldy-1097516073672315/