Abernethy, Aberargie and Dron News

Last date for submissions

31st October 2022

Date of publication

1st December 2022


Hello all,

In the past few months the Community Council have had the pleasure of helping the community in Aberargie with their Seating Project that was first covered in our March 21 meeting over Zoom. We are glad to say that the fundraising has gone very well and the project is now (at the time of writing) at the construction stage with the groundwork being laid the week of the 12th of July. By the time this hits your doorsteps it may well be complete. We would like to congratulate Theresa Hughes for her vision and fundraising skills in getting the project off the ground. An added flourish will be a new lick of paint and tidy up of the phone box.

Thank you for involving us.

In another fundraising extravaganza our Vice Chair Caroline has managed to secure £7443.96 from the National Lottery Community Fund for our Abernethy Christmas Lights Project. Caroline had done a wonderful job and the gofundme page is still active for donations.

The QR code here will take you directly to our funding page should you wish to donate.

We have also been involved in conversations with Perth & Kinross Countryside Trust who along with other partners are behind the active travel route from Bridge of Earn through to Newburgh.

This project is moving into the second phase which involves finding a way through Abernethy from Glenfoot. We hosted PKCT who gave a presentation in March and again in June showing the results from the public consultation. We are now at the stage where we are trying to help PKCT to spread the word about the route options and make sure everyone gets a chance to have their say. There is another article in this issue which details the route options so I would urge anyone interested to have a read. If you want to contact us at the CC with comments then do feel you can. We are passing on information regularly to PKCT and they are grateful for all feedback.

In more internal matters to the CC we have appointed a new Treasurer, Kathleen Pye who takes on the role from Donna who is taking a step back from being a role bearer but is still being an active member of the CC. We would like to welcome Kathleen to our wee group and also thank Donna for the wonderful job she has done as Treasurer over the years.

We have one upcoming project in which an Abernethy resident is planning to do up our phone-box and transform it into a book exchange. We are very excited about this and seeing how the project takes shape.