Abernethy, Aberargie and Dron News

Last date for submissions

31st October 2022

Date of publication

1st December 2022


Summer time and a busy time in Abernethy, fairly concentrated around 24th-28th June.

However starting off at the beginning of the month on Saturday 3rd we have the Williamson Hall Fete, notice of which was given in the March edition of the Crier. I guess further details will have already been posted round the village.

Saturday 24th June will be a busy day in Abernethy as two events are taking place on that day. For the first time Abernethy is taking part in Scotland's Gardens and is listed in the Guide Book. This is a charitable organisation and money raised on that day will be distributed among different local organisations. Morning coffees and teas will be served in the Session House.  

The 24th is also the start of the Wee Big Dig weekend and afternoon teas will be served in the Williamson Hall.

Details of both events are contained inside this issue. It is hoped that many visitors both locally and from further afield will come along and enjoy a day in Abernethy.

Abernethy in Bloom is busy preparing for this annual competition and enclosed is the entry form for the local competition.

The usual articles are within the pages. I am pleased to learn of the increasing interest in the Cubs and Scouts and it was good to have contributions from three of the cubs in the last Crier.

Thanks to Celia King for her regular articles, keeping us up to date with the Church news and incorporating the list of local information.

Again we have useful information by Anne Hollingsworth on how the Citizens' Advice Bureau can be of assistance to all of us.

Also included are The Community Council news, an update on the Museum and Letters to the editor. Finally, enjoy a good read once again from the pen of Bob Macdonald.

Enjoy the summer wherever you are be it home or away.

Hilda Clow


Heartiest congratulations to Mrs Newman of Stetra, Perth Road, Abernethy who reaches this remarkable milestone on the 17th July. It is around 32 years since she and her son Philip came to Abernethy from Perth, so they have seen the many changes in the village over more recent times, but one can hardly imagine the changes Mrs Newman herself has seen both locally and globally over the last 100 years.

I pose a question. Is Mrs Newman the first resident to celebrate a 100th birthday in Abernethy?