Strathtay: Communities

Bankfoot Church Centre – at the centre of most activities in Bankfoot  runs after-school groups, children’s soft play, café, youth projects.

Almondbank & PitcairnGreen – come under Methven Community Council.  Both villages have village halls

Murthly & Meiklour have very active village hall committees

Luncarty – village hall, community council, very popular Junior Football Club

Stanley Village Hall supported by Stanley Development Trust. The Trust  organises a range of Community Projects in the Village.

The Trust seeks to:

  • provide a voice for the people of Stanley and the surrounding area;
  • engage with local bodies and decision-makers on issues affecting Stanley;
  • improve the facilities available to all members of the community, especially young people;
  • preserve the integrity of the local heritage of buildings and the natural and man-made environment,
  • promote a spirit of self-help and willingness to volunteer SDT is currently working to conserve the area surrounding Stanley Mills,
  • provide greenspace within the village and surrounding area,
  • enhance the recreational amenities available within the village (including parkland, woodland, sports facilities, paths/cycleways, and flower beds),
  • investigating the feasibility of setting up a community oil purchasing co-operative

Stanley Mens Shed rent property at Stanley Mills and provides men with opportunities to learn new skills and meet people.

Dunkeld and Birnam

Birnam Arts Centre wide range of arts activities, community groups, Beatrix Potter Story, shop, café, climate café. Birnam Highland Games takes place on the last Saturday in August

Auchtergavin Old Church Group – a community group working towards the restoration of the Old Church in Auchtergavin which was destroyed by fire.Bankfoot Village Gala takes place in May each year

Stanley timebank is a community based scheme which promotes mutual support using time as its currency.  Time Banks bring the community together and reward people for the help they provide to others in their neighbourhood.  For every hour of help you give you receive 1 time credit.  1 hour = 1 time credit. You use these credits to receive the help you’d like.  You can help with whatever skills or services you would like to share with others.  Everyone has something to offer and everyone’s time is valued equally.

Time Bank members give and receive all sorts of services, such as using computers, simple repairs, ironing, baking, lifts to hospital, waiting in for a parcel, sewing, and running errands.  Example:  spend an hour dog walking for someone and you can ask for someone to do an hour of gardening for you.

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.