Abernethy, Aberargie and Dron News

Last date for submissions

31st October 2022

Date of publication

1st December 2022


Due to the atrociously bad weather, we, the "Tower Singers" thought it best to cancel the Carol Singing around the village. Anne Hollingsworth, however, rang my doorbell exactly at 6pm - the time pre-arranged to meet in the square.

I previously had the carol song sheets and charity bucket at the ready, so no problem there except that that made only two in number.  We were quickly joined by Anne`s daughter, Kirsty and her grand-daughter, Imogen.  Now we were four.  A few mobile calls and knocking on neighbours` doors brought us another four.

We set off at 6.30pm, eastwards down Main Street, and at the first appointed stop we gained one other.

Along that stretch of Main Street not a house was missed by Imogen and her 'bucket'.

Householders were most generous, we even had our photo taken maybe this was for evidence when we were reported for disturbing the peace. Seriously , people seemed pleased that we had called.

Down near Backdykes a family of three came out to hear us in their 'jammies'. Expecting the singing to have been cancelled and surprised but pleased to see us, they hurriedly donned clothes and outerwear, and promptly joined us on our round.

We ended down Clunie Street and Station Road. This brought us to 7.30pm and we were fairly frozen and all sung out.

Parting company, we set off for home in high spirits, the bucket jingling to the echoes of "We wish you a Merry Christmas"

Next day I received a note through my letter box to let me know that £64.03p had been passed on to the elected charity, C.A.T.H. Day Centre (Churches Action for the Homeless).

Thanks to those who braved the cold weather and to all who donated on the night.


                                            Pat Miller

                                          36, Main Street,



“Oh Come All Ye Faithful

Joyful And Triumphant

Come Ye Oh Come Ye

And Join In The Song”

Yes it’s nearly that time again! Carol singing for charity.

We will set off from the Square on Sunday 18th Dec at 6pm.

Join us , appropriately dressed for the weather, especially the cold.

Armed with torches, adorned with tinsel (fancy dress if you like) and be prepared to sing your hearts out for this years charitable cause the Cornhill MacMillan Centre in Perth (Charity No SCO39907).

For your efforts you will be rewarded with warm mulled wine and mince meat pies, these will be served up in the warmth of the Church hall.

The event may be cancelled if the weather is bad.

For further information contact Pat Miller 850879