Abernethy, Aberargie and Dron News

Last date for submissions

31st October 2022

Date of publication

1st December 2022


My name is Eilidh Simpson and I am 15 years of age. I live in the Steven Homes part of Abernethy with my Mum, Dad, younger brother Spencer and two sisters Emily and Katie. I have been living here for 7 years now. I first moved to Abernethy back in 2005 and started Abernethy Primary School when I was in P4. I moved from Kinoull Hill and was recently going to Cragie Primary School. When I first moved to Abernethy I was a little shy and unsure but soon settled in, I love living in Abernethy!

To me Abernethy is a great little village to bring up family and have a nice life. It is not far from the city of Perth and other villages such as Bridge of Earn and Newburgh. Abernethy is very special to have its own tower. The tower was believed to be built around AD 1100 judging by the decoration around the first floor doorway and the four belfry windows. It is approximately 22m high and 5m in diameter. The bell inside the tower dates to 1782 and the clock to 1868. The round tower here in Abernethy is one of only two such towers in Scotland, the other is in Brechin. An odd attachment to it is on the outside face of the tower is a pictish symbol stone, it was unearthed in School Wynd and mounted on the tower in the 20th century.

The village also has a local shop, School and Nursery, Culdees tearoom which makes the most amazing food, museum, Corn Kist, Tartan shop, Branston Potato Brand and Garage. These are all helpful and enjoyable resources. I personally think Abernethy could do with a bakery shop and fish and chip shop.

Every summer, organisers help organise what used to be known as 'Gala Day' but now the Village Fete. I think this is a great event for which the whole community can join. It is good fun for everyone! My personal opinion would be to go back to having Gala Day down at Powrie Park as it is much larger and fun. It had more entertainment and it was nice to see the Gala Queen and assistants.

Eilidh Simpson

Second prize winner - Senior Section - 2012