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Welcome to The Bridge Online

Welcome to the online version of Dunkeld and Birnam's regular newsletter. You'll be able to enjoy all the regular features you would expect to find in our printed version, but there's a lot extra to discover as well!

Welcome to The Bridge Online

Welcome to the online version of Dunkeld and Birnam's regular newsletter. You'll be able to enjoy all the regular features you would expect to find in our printed version, but there's a lot extra to discover as well!

A9 Dualling Updates

A9 Dualling Updates

The Community Council has received a letter from Jacobs in response to the detailed submission to Transport Scotland... Read more

Loch of the Lowes : It's been a year to remember.

Loch of the Lowes : It's been a year to remember.

At the end of August KP2's familiar and incessant calls finally ceased as the last of our three... Read more

Fun-Filled Big Apple Day At The Orchard

Fun-Filled Big Apple Day At The Orchard

Big Apple Day at the orchard is a high point on the community orchard calendar, and grows in... Read more

The Parish of Dunkeld Handbell Ringers and The Birnam Bells

The Parish of Dunkeld Handbell Ringers and The Birnam Bells

The last summer ensemble ringing in the Cathedral has taken place and more people than anticipated visited the... Read more

Dunkeld and Birnam Unplugged

Dunkeld and Birnam Unplugged

Huge thanks to all those who contributed to, organised and supported all events and activities from the pop... Read more

Perthshire Amber 2016 - Tickets On Sale Now

Perthshire Amber 2016 - Tickets On Sale Now

Perthshire Amber Festival 3 – 6 November 2016 Tickets on sale nowPerthshire Amber – The Dougie MacLean... Read more

Royal School of Dunkeld

Royal School of Dunkeld

Sharing Our Learning At the Royal School of Dunkeld we love to celebrate our achievements and to share... Read more

Birnam Highland Games

Birnam Highland Games

BACKGROUND Birnam Highland Games were first held in 1864 and since they have been established they have only... Read more

Orchard photo competition – get snapping!

Orchard photo competition – get snapping!

Don’t forget the orchard photo competition this year! Plenty of time yet to get your entries in –... Read more

Tummel & Tay Festival

Tummel & Tay Festival

Tummel & Tay Festival celebrating Highland Perthshire's finest produce. Food Fayre on Sunday 26th June from 11am-3pm. Free Entry... Read more

Bike Camp

Bike Camp

When members of the Bike Camp cycled to the rec ground for some games in the empty car... Read more

St Mary’s Quilt 80" X 80" It’s a Beauty!

St Mary’s Quilt 80" X 80" It’s a Beauty!

After many months of work the St Mary’s Quilt is finished! It will be on display in the... Read more

Anniversary Of The Earthquake

Anniversary Of The Earthquake

Bagpack Raises Funds And Profile To Mark The Anniversary Of The Earthquake.Bring Back The Smile To Nepal, the... Read more

Tree Trail at Dunkeld House Estate Opened

Tree Trail at Dunkeld House Estate Opened

A new tree trail in the grounds of the Hilton Dunkeld House Hotel has been officially opened following... Read more

Dunkeld & Birnam Community Council

Dunkeld & Birnam Community Council

Community Council Matters - David Levy, Community Councillor (Chair)The big event for the community and the Community Council... Read more

Regular Columns

Notes from a Councillor

Our local galas such as Bankfoot Gala and the record breaking Birnam Games have come and gone and... Read more


At school we studied ‘The Scottish Play.’ Just fancy, that I should end up living in the village... Read more

Thought for the Month

Coming from a dry country like Malta, where it rains very little, and water is a problem, I... Read more


It’s always good to have news from the outlying parts of our community.This month from Amulree you’ll find... Read more

Notes from a Councillor

As usual as the school holidays finish the summer weather finally arrives. This coincides with the end of... Read more

Thought for the Month

The true power of a tiny seed is amazing. Seeds expand the very possibility for life. There is... Read more

Notes from a Councillor

£500 Million Plan for Perth And KinrossI would like to take the opportunity in this Councillor’s Column to... Read more


So, my friends, here we are, once again, at the start of the summer holidays. The osprey chicks... Read more

Thought for the Month

I am not often moved, emotionally, by sculptures! I can appreciate the skill of hands that can shape... Read more

Community News

Community Council News and Minutes

This page contains minutes and other items of interest from the Dunkeld... Read more

Community Council Matters

Stuart Paton Community CouncillorThis is my second chance to write a piece... Read more

Pitlochry and District U3A

U3A stands for University of the Third Age, a world-wide organisation for... Read more

Would you Like To Improve Your Literacy?

New local service available“I can now write and use computers with confidence.... Read more

National Trust for Scotland

The Atholl Memorial Fountain is 150 years old! George Augustus Frederick John,... Read more

Rivendell Care Home

Residents of Rivendell enjoying different activities at Olympics Day at Rivendell. With... Read more

Dunkeld & Birnam Golf Club Ladies Bingo Tea

Dunkeld & Birnam Golf Club Ladies SectionBingo TeaThursday 3rd November '16Eyes Down... Read more

Nominate a Neighbour

This year we thought we would try something different as you appeared... Read more

Blythswood Shoe Box Appeal 2016

It’s that time of year again!We are once again collecting filled shoeboxes... Read more

Dunkeld & Birnam in Bloom

Take a Pride in Perthshire awards for 2016 at the Salutation Hotel,... Read more

Save Our Birnam Buses – An Update

The present position about the City Link buses is that City Link... Read more

@the Field Summerfest and Harvest Supper

One of the many joys of the field is the opportunity to... Read more

The Fort of the Caledonians

Dear Editor, I am writing to acquaint local residents of a project... Read more

Better Lives In Older Age

- joining up the dots Dunkeld and Birnam is a great place... Read more

Wednesday Afternoon Club

Return of the Wednesday Afternoon Club - Another date for your diary... Read more

Wildlife Habitat

On the 30th of September we will be building a wildlife habitat... Read more

Amulree and Trochry Community Shoot – Thank you

There was a record turn out at the annual Amulree and Trochry... Read more

Scouting News - Dunkeld & Birnam Area

And we are off... the new term has started and in great... Read more

Dunkeld & Birnam Tourist Association Update

We’ve all had a busy season and it’s not quite over yet... Read more

Dunkeld & Birnam Senior Citizens Outing

The Senior Citizens coach trip is going to Callander this year on... Read more

Salle Ossian Fencing Club

The Courier has launched this year’s competition to win a minibus and... Read more

Asheville, NC Twinning - Community Gathering

Community Gathering 26th October, 7:30pm Join us for a meet and greet... Read more

Welcome Back To The Atholl Hotel Gill Donaldson

Gill Donaldson has returned to Dunkeld’s awardwinning Atholl Arms Hotel as General... Read more

Three Churches Charity Shop AGM

3 Churches Charity Shop: Notice Of Annual General MeetingThe AGM will be... Read more

‘Rio 2016’ – GirlGuides

GirlGuides and Senior Section camp in a field by a beach near... Read more

Breast Cancer Care – Strawberry Tea

Caroline and Kerry Lindsay would like to thank all the individuals and... Read more

Duchess Anne Lunches and Meeting Place

The first Duchess Anne Lunch will be on Tuesday 6th September.The first... Read more

Dunkeld & Birnam Community Archive

The archive has had a steady flow of visitors over the past... Read more

Dunkeld & Birnam Community Council CPR & Defibrillator Training

We now have 4 defibrillators installed in the area, with 24-hour access.... Read more

Servite House at Willowbank celebrated 30 years

Servite House at Willowbank celebrated 30 years. It opened on the 16th... Read more

Space Drama Coming Soon......

Do you have any spare storage (single garage size) for BIrnam Institute... Read more

Grand Sale of Railway Books

Grand Sale of Railway Books by Pitlochry Station BookshopFour hundred volumes, second... Read more

50 new Scripture translations completed last year

2015 was a very successful year for Bible translation with Bible Societies... Read more

CAP UK - Christians agains Poverty

CAP UK is an award winning charity offering free debt counselling in... Read more

Warning: Business Scam

Perth & Kinross Council's Trading Standards team is warning local businesses not... Read more

Dunkeld & Birnam Playgroup

Dunkeld & Birnam Playgroup Coffee Morning & Table Top Sale Read more

Christian Aid Week 15th – 21st May 2016

The Dunkeld and Birnam Christian Aid committee would like to thank everyone... Read more

Dunkeld Community Minibus

You may have noticed the Perth and Kinross Council minibus parked at... Read more

Dunkeld & Birnam Probus Club

Our most recent club meeting (AGM), our last until September, was held... Read more

Thank You

Mrs Jessie Sinclair would like to thank all those who came to... Read more

Dunkeld Art Exhibition

The Dunkeld Art Exhibition will open on Thursday 16th June and run... Read more

Youth Group

The Youth Group started again on April 21st. with the older group... Read more

Dualling the A9

There has been a large amount of work in the community in... Read more

Concert for Syria

The response to the Easter Monday concert was quite overwhelming. On a... Read more

‘Life & Work’

‘Life & Work’ is the monthly magazine of the Church of Scotland... Read more

Volunteers Wanted

We are looking for trustworthy and reliable volunteers who have an hour... Read more

Dunkeld & Birnam Community Orchard

Cameras at the ready – orchard photo competition!Thoughts have turned very much... Read more

Stamp, Coins and Watch collection for The Bible Society

After a long delay trying to deliver the stamps, coins and watches... Read more

Aberfeldy & District Junior Agricultural Club


Health Fare - World Challenge

Hello there! My name is Sumi and I am a local sixteen... Read more

Twinning Project

Dunkeld & Birnam twinning project with Asheville, NC is progressing. We have... Read more

Highland Perthshire Community Land Partnership HPCLP

Dun Coillich, Schiehallion’s easterly neighbour. Come and find out a little more... Read more

D & B Cubs To Close

Overall, the numbers of children, leaders, parents and committee members involved in... Read more

Dunkeld & Birnam Guides - New Challenge?

I want a new challenge – I want to do something for... Read more

Tiddlywinks - a great opportunity to socializing.

Tiddlywinks, an informal group for parents/carers and babies/toddlers, is currently running on... Read more

Corbenic Camphill Community

Would you like to help make a difference to the lives of... Read more

Forestry Commission Auction of Equipment

The Forestry Commission offices at Inver are holding a small sale of... Read more

Silent Auction CANCELLED

Silent Auction 7th March – CANCELLED.However Our Plant/Shrub Sale on 23rd April... Read more

Meal Makers

Meal Makers, the project that connects people and local communities through food,... Read more

Climate Cafe

Next Climate Cafe is 4th February, 18.30 - 21.00 in Birnam Arts... Read more

Funding following flood damage

Details of how funding from the Scottish Government for flooded properties will... Read more

Perthshire Nepal Charity

Working Hard As Winter Hits The Earthquake Victims In NepalBring Back The... Read more

Starting 2016 With A Financial Makeover

Aberfeldy Church is just one of 400 congregations across the UK set... Read more

Toddler Group Cancelled: Please help

Due to lack of support and low funds, Tiddleywinks - Dunkeld and... Read more

Pitlochry & Highland Perthshire Scottish Wildlife Trust

On Monday 21st December at 7.30 in the Tryst Hall.Pitlochry Victor Clements... Read more

Ella Retires After 25yrs!

After 25 happy years in Dunkeld I have decided to retire and... Read more

The Ferns Veterinary Practice Christmas Evening

Tuesday 15th December, 6-00pm till 8-00pmWe would like to invite all our... Read more

Together Again

Eclipse Hair and Nails on Dunkeld's Atholl Street has gone through many... Read more

Charity Glass Campaign - Give Your Glass For CHAS

Perth & Kinross Council and Children's Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS) are working... Read more

Scottish Bible Society

Thank you to all who have contributed to the coin collections for... Read more

World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

The Meeting Place sent a donation of £411 to MACMILLAN. Thanks to... Read more

Farewell To Father Tobias & Welcome To Father Edward

Father Tobias has left St Columba's Roman Catholic Church in St Mary's... Read more

Dunkeld & Birnam RBLS Memorial Club

Dunkeld & Birnam R.B.L.S Memorial Club wish to update the community on... Read more

Heritage Trail Leaflets & Plaques for Historical Places of Interest

New proposal for Heritage Trail leaflets and plaques for historical places of... Read more

Dunkeld & Birnam Events Group

Things are well under way for this year's Santa Day on 12th... Read more

Great news! Defib App now Live!

Highland Perthshire Communities Partnership in conjunction with Pitlochry High School has been... Read more

Harvest Appeal

The Church of Scotland Congregation’s annual Harvest Appeal this year is for... Read more

Dalguise Meditation Group

At the end of last year, a small group of enthusiasts started... Read more

Bob Lindsay

Bob Lindsay has retired as treasurer of the Parish Church after 26... Read more

The Parish of Dunkeld Community Care Group

The group comprises The Meeting Place and The Duchess ANNE Lunch Group.All... Read more

Dunkeld Cathedral

Visitor numbers at the Duchess Anne were well up on last year... Read more

New Publication From Dunkeld & Birnam Historical Society

Some hardy members of the society have been recording Amulree Church Graveyard... Read more

Letter to the Editor

Dear Sally,It is some considerable time since I first wrote to you... Read more

Parles-tu français? ¿Hablas español? Café et Causerie?

Would you like to try informal French conversation over a coffee –... Read more

Local Residents To Receive Important Voter Registration Information

Households in Angus and Perth & Kinross will soon be receiving a... Read more

London Trip for Local Dancers

Back in June local dance teacher, Chanelle Wilson, submitted a squad, Mystic... Read more

Stamps & Coins For The Scottish Bible Society

Your continued support is much appreciated.Please put contributions in the boxes in... Read more

Tour of the Tower

On September 26th the Tower of the Cathedral will be open from... Read more

Jamie Grant

Photographer Jamie Grant sets out for adventure of a lifetime as Artist... Read more

Why do Churches Fund Raise?

Before a congregation can reach out and help others financially, either within... Read more

Library Summer Reading Challenge

Go for a personal best this summer and sign up to the... Read more

'Echoes From Gallipoli' 1915 - 2015 A WW1 Commemoration

'Echoes from Gallipoli' will be a community commemoration of the 100th Anniversary... Read more

School's Out for Summer!

P7 pupils from the Royal School of Dunkeld celebrating at Sports Day. Read more

Birnam Highland Games

BackgroundBirnam Highland Games were first held in 1864 and last year we... Read more

House Martin Survey 2015

Dave Amos is taking part in the 2015 BTO’s House Martin Survey.The... Read more

Pathways: Getting Connected in the Voluntary Arts

Are you involved in the voluntary arts in some way? Voluntary Arts... Read more

Hipshire Community Network TrueCall Scheme

The Health & Wellbeing Sub Group has successful obtained Community Support funding... Read more

United Lodge of Dunkeld No 14

The Lodge at Dunkeld operates under a Charter granted by the Grand... Read more

Windfarms Update

1. North Calliacher - I & H Brown : Latest details from... Read more

Broadband comes to the Strath

Community Broadband Scotland is investing £58,500 in a Perthshire project which will... Read more

Perth and Kinross Federation Spring Show

Bankfoot Church CentreFriday 6th March 6-8pm and Saturday 7th March 10am-4pmMorning coffee, lunch... Read more

Dunkeld Chapter House Museum and Community Archive

We are looking for any information or photographs about the shops in... Read more

Trees Not Turbines

Latest Update from Nan Johnston (mid July 2014): 1.  North Calliacher  - I... Read more

Online Advertising with The Bridge

The Bridge is pleased to be able to offer our advertisers the... Read more

Weather, Travel & Public Transport

On this page we've brought together the best information we can find... Read more

Household paint reuse project resumes

From Sunday 1st April 2012, householders in Perth and Kinross will again... Read more

Arts News

The Fairy In The Kettle

The Fairy In The Kettle is a beautifully illustrated children’s book written by local author Pauline Tait. Living... Read more

Community Opera Course

Join Perthshire Opera in a week-long course (evenings only) from Sunday 23rd to Saturday 29th October 2016 Read more

Linocutting Workshop at Borelick Farmhouse

Make your own Christmas CardsSaturday 5th & Sunday 6th NovemberFrom 10am to 5pm£75 per day - All materials... Read more

Dunkeld Cathedral Art Exhibition

This year's Exhibition, the 46th year, was a success with a donation of around £7250 going to the... Read more

Justsingin Birnam

Your local community choir has had a great programme of workshops and guest tutors but has now paused... Read more

BIPS - Well done the lads!

At their first SCDA One Act Play Festival, Shaun Lowrey, Shannon Ward and Mike Yellowlees of BIPS performing... Read more

“The Dunkeld Bridge Collection, Volume 1” By Pete Clark

By Pete Clark, Published by Inver MusicPete Clark, Perthshire fiddler and founder of the annual Niel Gow Festival... Read more

Telling the Bees

New community arts and research project on practice of beekeeping. Stories; Superstitions and Folklore. Oral histories, anecdotes and... Read more

Where will your stories will take you in 2015?

Our stories have so much to tell us, especially at moments of change or transition – or simply... Read more

Birnam Arts Events

Birnam Arts has an amazing ongoing programme of one off performances, exhibitions and workshops. Just use the scroll... Read more

The Fiddle Tree

THE FIDDLE TREE is a not-for-profit organisation based in Birnam and Dunkeld, Perthshire, and has been promoting concerts... Read more

Health & Leisure

Craigvinean Surgery

News from Craigvinean Surgery - Drs Wright, Hewitt and Gunn Read more

Young Roving Reporter

The Corrymuckloch Ball

I was walking along the recently restored military road established by General... Read more

News from the Royal School of Dunkeld - April

On Friday the 13th of March the school got into the fundraising... Read more

News from the Royal School of Dunkeld

This term our topic is South America and all the classes have... Read more

This term the whole school is learning about tourism in Dunkeld & Birnam

The classes are learning in different ways to promote tourism where we... Read more

Big Apple Day 13th September

Recently, The Royal School of Dunkeld have started working with The Orchard.... Read more


Congratulations to Aidan, this month's winner of a crisp £10 note. On the... Read more

Skate Park Update

Thanks to everyone who has been supporting the idea of having a... Read more

Well Done Callum Ross

Hi everyone, Rivendell Care Services, Birnam, where my mum works decided to have a... Read more

Ski-ing Trip

At the Royal School of Dunkeld all the P6s got to go... Read more

Rumor Round Up

Some of you will have read my article a while back talking... Read more

Skate Park?

It would be great if a skate park could be built in... Read more

Performing at the Pitlochry Theatre

Me and a group of friends had been attending a drama class... Read more

Dunkeld and Birnam Brownies PGL Trip

Dunkeld and Birnam Brownies went on a exciting trip to pgl in... Read more

Sport & Active

Highland Perthshire Clay Shooting Club

The club had a good turnout at our last shooting event held on the 29th August.The weather was... Read more

Blairgowrie Vets & Dunkeld Ospreys

Next match is away to Howe of Fife on the 1st of October.Dunkeld Ospreys are an over 35s... Read more

Dunkeld and Birnam Tennis Club

A new name on the Dunkeld and Birnam Tennis Club under 16 trophy!Junior tennis stars in the making,... Read more

Dunkeld & Birnam Golf Club

New Members Welcome - Join Now for Membership up until January 2018Ordinary Full Membership: Payable by direct debit... Read more

Badminton Club - New Season

The new season of the Badminton club begins on Monday 3rd October at the Atholl Leisure Centre, Pitlochry... Read more

Scottish Country Dancing

Want to get some exercise and have a fun filled social night out at the same time?Why not... Read more

Spittalfield Bowling Club

Spittalfield Bowling Club is a friendly and enthusiastic club that provides opportunities for men, women and junior members... Read more

Rock Climbing

A new guidebook describing the rock climbs on Craig a Barns, overlooking Dunkeld, has just been published (Highland... Read more

Welcome to the Sports Hub!

Our aims are simple - but great... 1: To transform the lives of people in the villages and surrounding... Read more

Birnam Hill Race Results

52 runners completed the Hill Race last month. For a change it was run in the reverse direction... Read more

Come sailing at Loch Tummel

This May Loch Tummel Sailing Club is taking part in the RYA Scotland’s Push the boat out, this... Read more

Derek Bell

A minutes silence was held for Derek "Tubbs" Bell when the football team played Bridgeton Utd. Read more

Come and try Orienteering!

Sunday 14 FebruaryCraig a'Barns, Dunkeld.Courses to suit all ages and abilities - at either walking or running pace.Family... Read more

Rugby - Dunkeld Defies Desmond

Dunkeld's veterans' rugby team (over 35s) has continued to fulfil fixtures throughout the autumn. Due to fixture congestion... Read more


MPD wanted to share their success of performing in London's her majesty's theatre this past Christmas. The were... Read more

Dunkeld & Birnam AFC

In May last year myself (Brian Knight) and another local (Freddie Carr) decided that Dunkeld and Birnam was... Read more

Skate Park Update – Logo Competition

We are holding a competition to design a logo for the Skate Park. The winning entry receives a... Read more

Chair Based Gentle Exercise & Movement Classes

Do your joints complain more than they used to?Is your balance a bit shaky?If the answer is yes... Read more

Sports Parenting in 10 Sentences

1 word: Hi. Greet your child when they get in the car with “Hi” before you ask about... Read more


Winter sport indoors! Friendly people! Fun! Kenmore Curling Club offers all this and more to players of all... Read more

Anderson Dentistry- Keeping Smile Safe

We were delighted when we heard that the Aberfeldy Rugby Football Club had formed a rugby sevens team... Read more

New Age Kurling

New Age Kurling Sets available for free loan to Highland Perthshire Community GroupsThe Hipshire Network has obtained funding... Read more

Breadalbane & Strathtay Youth Football Club

BSYFC ( Breadalbane & Strathtay Youth Football Club ) is a club that many children from Dunkeld &... Read more

March Special - Orienteering Feature

Orienteering – not your average walk in the woods!Your chance to be part of an exciting year for... Read more

Free Gentle Exercise & Movement Classes

Gentle Exercise Needed?Do your joints complain more than they used to?Is your balance a bit shaky these days?Could... Read more

Dunkeld & Birnam Leisure Group

ED: This note from Headteacher, Mrs Kim Ramsey, should have been published in the September edition of The... Read more

Interested in Running?

Birnam and Dunkeld runners are trying to get the running group up and running again and join runners... Read more

TAI CHI with Lilla Streather

Royal School DunkeldThursdays 7pm – 8pm30th October – 27th November 2014Come along and enjoy the slow gentle exercise... Read more


Salle Ossian are running after school fencing classes for primary age kids on Mondays, 3.30- 4.30. We are... Read more

Sustainable Transport at Work in D & B

Many people will have noticed blue signs in the village numbered 83 and 77 giving mileages to Bankfoot... Read more

Indoor Bowls

Short-mat bowls is played in the Recreation Clubhouse from October to March. Club nights are on Tuesdays and... Read more

Tay Thistle 2000

The Bowl – or to give it its proper name, Jeanfeild Recreation Ground – is one of Perth's... Read more

Dunkeld & Birnam Sports Hub Formed

Look out for the new 'Hub' Page in the November edition of The Bridge. At a meeting at the... Read more

Glendelvine Cricket Club

Glendelvine Cricket Club - Cricket in Spittalfield Read more

Sports Hub

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Weather & Travel

Click here to see a page that brings together everything you need to know about getting here, travelling around the area, and whether you'll need your raincoat or your sunglasses!


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