Community News

Community Council

The Area Manager of the Co-operative attended the last meeting on Monday 11th March. He listened to our concerns and agreed to go away and try to resolve them.

The Community Council is to request a visit from Transport Scotland for an update on their plans for dualling this stretch of the A9.

We have been asked by the police to publicise their new Non Emergency telephone number. The number is 101, costs 15p per call and will connect you to a police service centre in your local area. You can phone this number to seek advice, speak to a local officer or to report a crime which does not need an emergency response. The emergency number remains 999.

May we also remind you that you can report problems such as pot holes etc direct to Perth & Kinross Council on 01738 475000.

Full minutes of our meetings can be viewed at the Library in Birnam. Our meetings are held on the second Monday of each month in the Birnam Hotel at 7.00pm and members of the public are welcome to attend.

@ the Field

@ the Field

By the time you read this we should be eating the early produce from the field at the... Read more

The Parish of Dunkeld Handbell Ringers & The Birnam Bells

The Parish of Dunkeld Handbell Ringers & The Birnam Bells

Ringers were pleased to return once again to entertain residents at Beech Manor Nursing Home in Blairgowrie on... Read more

Dunkeld and Birnam in Bloom

Dunkeld and Birnam in Bloom

As you can imagine this is now fast approaching our "busy period". There are tubs to be emptied,... Read more

Perthshire Community Unites For Nepal

Perthshire Community Unites For Nepal

As soon as news of April’s earthquake in Nepal reached Anna & Sanu Gurung, from Kenmore, near Aberfeldy,... Read more

Frock Swop Fundraiser!

Frock Swop Fundraiser!

Wednesday 10th June 6pm-9pm Entry – suggested donation £6A fun frock-swop night out with a glass of bubbly and... Read more

Dunkeld & Birnam Playgroup

Dunkeld & Birnam Playgroup

The Dunkeld & Birnam Playgroup Pub Quiz fundraiser on the 30th of April was good fun and had... Read more

Osprey Fever at Loch of the Lowes

Osprey Fever at Loch of the Lowes

What a month we’ve had at Loch of the Lowes! Old osprey arrivals and a no show, new... Read more

Birnam Post Office Grand Opening

Birnam Post Office Grand Opening

Miss Jessie Sinclair and Mr Kenny Brae were pleased to cut the ribbon for us on Saturday. We... Read more

Super Stella!

Super Stella!

Stella Reid, age 10, has been chosen to represent Scotland in a national beauty pageant "Face of the... Read more

Dunkeld & Birnam Events Group - Street Market

Dunkeld & Birnam Events Group - Street Market

Street Market 30th May plus request for donations of pre-loved toys.In association with the Dunkeld & Birnam Events Group,... Read more

United Lodge of Dunkeld No 14

United Lodge of Dunkeld No 14

On Thursday 26 February 2015 Bro Jim McDonald celebrated 50 years in Freemasonry having been Initiated into the... Read more

Broadband comes to the Strath

Broadband comes to the Strath

Community Broadband Scotland is investing £58,500 in a Perthshire project which will dramatically improve online access for local... Read more

News from the Orchard

News from the Orchard

We’ve been busy down at the orchard in March as the days become (sometimes!) warmer and longer. My... Read more

NEW! Bridge Distribution Box

NEW! Bridge Distribution Box

These new all weather Bridge distribution boxes are available free of charge to our smaller communities out with... Read more

The Big Picture Highland Perthshire

The Big Picture Highland Perthshire

Community Learning and Development in Highland Perthshire are running a project across the area over the summer months... Read more

Regular Columns


The other day I looked in the mirror and saw my mother. Fond as I am of Mum,... Read more

Thought for the Month

In 1952, in the ancient city of Lund, Sweden, the Third World Conference of the World Council of... Read more

Notes from a Councillor

The dualling of the A9 between the Pass of Birnam and the Jubilee Bridge will have a considerable... Read more


So my trusty Dyson has packed up after twelve years of hard labour. The boys had been complaining... Read more

Thought for the Month

Now that spring has well and truly sprung we are into the season of visi- tors. Even after... Read more

Notes from a Councillor

There is no Councillors Column this month’s Bridge due to the General Election on May 7th.The Bridge would... Read more


There is a standing family joke that whenever we are leaving to go on holiday we will always... Read more

Thought for the Month

It is not in vain that lent and Easter always come to us in the springtime, a time... Read more

Notes from a Councillor

Writing this on Sunday 15th March, after fulfilling all the duties necessary and well deserved for these wonderful... Read more

Community News

Dunkeld Community Minibus

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

Dualling the A9

Dualling the A9 Community Drop-In Sessions     Read more

Village Garden Open Day in Murthly

Village Garden Open Day in Murthly from 1-5pm, Saturday 18th July 2015A variety of... Read more

Dunkeld & Birnam Probus Club

Report on Meeting of 12th May 2015.In front of a good turnout... Read more

Thank You

Many thanks to all the people of Birnam and Dunkeld for your... Read more

Mid Atholl and Strathtay SWRI

The first meeting of the 2015/2016 session will be held in the... Read more

The Corbenic Poetry Path

An unforgettable merging of poetry and place. The Corbenic Poetry Path, featuring... Read more

Get To Know Your Local Wild Flowers

The Perthshire Society of Natural Science (PSNS) Botanical Section is very keen... Read more

Marie Curie Blooming Great Tea Party

An invitation to a Marie Curie Blooming Great Tea Party in Hercules... Read more

News from the Archives

While putting up the latest exhibition at the community archive to commemorate... Read more

Dunkeld & Birnam Community Council AGM

The AGM of D&BCC will be held on Monday 8th June 2015... Read more

Dunkeld Art Exhibition

We have a number of new artists along with well known names... Read more

Live Earth Concert

Later this year Live Earth, a series of global events over 24... Read more

Dunkeld & Birnam Craft Fairs 2015

25th to 28th June Dunkeld & Birnam Arts & Craft Fair The... Read more

National Trust for Scotland

Calling all dog owners. Most of the local dog owners are responsible... Read more

3 Churches Charity Shop - Thank You

A Huge Thank You to all who made the Sale on the... Read more

Dunkeld & Birnam in Bloom

Thanks to those who attended this year’s AGM and continue to give... 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

Butterstone Art Group - Exhibition

The Fourth Annual Art Exhibition of the Butterstone Art Group will be... Read more

Society of Friends of Dunkeld Cathedral Spring Meeting

This is being held in the Birnam Hotel on 8th May at... Read more

University - Admissions Open Evening

Tuesday 5 May, 6.30pm Breadalbane Academy Open to parents and pupilsAn open... Read more

Dunkeld & Birnam Events Group

The AGM is now in the past and we have been very... Read more

Justsingin News

Justsingin is a friendly, accessible, community singing group, open to all and... Read more

United Lodge of Dunkeld No 14

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

Want To Write? Not Sure How Or Where To Start?

Angela Jeffs will be offering her 8-week programme of therapeutic creative writing,... Read more

Windfarms Update

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

Breadalbane Academy Parent Council Update

On March 13, Perth and Kinross Council offered the headship of Breadalbane... Read more

Dunkeld & Birnam Horticultural Society

Scotland has some of the world’s finest trees and has led the... Read more

Pitlochry and District U3A

Our next meeting will be at 2pm on Wednesday March 11th in... Read more

Loch of the Lowes

March is a very busy time at Loch of the Lowes as... 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


Do you know where the field is? Up Brae Street and along a... Read more

Birnam and Dunkeld SWRI

Our own member Penny Grace gave us a very interesting illustrated talk... Read more

Dunkeld Chapter House Museum and Community Archive

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

Fawltless Fawlty!

BIPS production of two episodes of 'Fawlty Towers' by John Cleese and... Read more

Race Night Raises Over £1000

Another successful Birnam Arts fundraiser was held on in November raising just... Read more

The Orchard

Events and Workdays for 2015Sat February 14 10:30-12:30 Pruning DaySat March 14... Read more

Become a Retained Firefighter in Dunkeld

Open Evening - Tuesday 17th Feb 6-9pmThe Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS)... Read more

Defibrillators In The Highland Perthshire Community

Every year people die after cardiac arrest that could be saved. Community... Read more

Chattan Tearoom Birnam Post Office & General Store

It is hoped to have our new premises open in December with... Read more

World Porridge Day

World Porridge Day Breakfast was held at the Birnam Institute on 11th... Read more

Black Watch Army Cadet Force

We are part of the Black Watch Army Cadet Force Cadet ages... Read more

Highland Perthshire Communities Partnership - Improving Broadband

HPCP has embarked on a project to provide a credible community owned... Read more

Evening Talk & Presentation - Following an Inner Path with Colin Prior

The MPA Scottish Region committee are very pleased to announce that we... Read more

BreadAtholl Brose

Residents of Highland Perthshire are being encouraged to put pen to paper... Read more

Land Rover – A year at Butterstone Loch

Land Rover Experience Scotland have just celebrated their 1st Anniversary at Butterstone... Read more

Congratulations to the Royal School of Dunkeld

The Bridge is delighted to award a bright, shiny gold star to... Read more

Taking on the Invaders

Interested in Conservation? We have a new local group waging a war... Read more

Heartland Fm Shortlisted

Perthshire’s Heartland FM is once again in with a chance of winning... Read more

Local Dental Surgeons raise money for Mary’s Meals & Mercy Corps

12 hours and 10 minutes after being piped into the loch at... Read more

Dunkeld Cars : Loyalty scheme initiative

It is fast approaching our first anniversary in business providing a Private... Read more

St. Ninian's Garden Opening

Dunkeld and Birnam in Bloom wish to thank all the local shops... Read more

Green Beds at Jessie Mac’s

When new owners set up Jessie Macs hostel in Birnam/Dunkeld, they set... Read more

Letter of support from Founder & Chairman of 3 Churches Charity

I have resigned from my positions with the 3 Churches Charity but... Read more

Vegetables for Sale

We are frequently being asked when we will start selling again. As... Read more

Christians Against Poverty

We’re all going on a…CAP understands the importance of taking time to... Read more

Need help for your project?

Dunkeld & Birnam Community Council Micro grants are available of up to... Read more

Good news & not so good news from the Recreation Club

The good news is that two motions were passed at the Dunkeld... Read more

Dunkeld & Birnam feature in new Scottish travelogue

The towns of Dunkeld and Birnam feature in a new book published... Read more

Childcare & Family Information Directories updated

Perth & Kinross Council’s Childcare and Family Information Service has recently published... Read more

Local Charity Launches Campaign: Don’t Wait To Get Debt Help

Local members of a charity who care for those in financial crisis... Read more

Community grants available to help improve older people's lives

Community grants are available in Perth and Kinross to develop and deliver... Read more

New campaign aims to tackle persistent dog fouling

While it is only a small minority of pet owners who do... Read more

Perth & Kinross Council Press Release

New childminders needed across Perth and KinrossAdditional childminders are being sought in... Read more

Toy Fair - Santa Day 2013

A huge thank-you to everyone who donated toys for this years Sants... Read more

News from Amulree

Amulree Hall dance is on 21st March 8pm music with Alan and... Read more

SWT Loch of the Lowes

News update from Loch of the LowesDo you live in Perthshire?Are you... Read more

Pitlochry & Highland Perthshire SWT

The February meeting of the PHP SWT will be held on Monday... Read more

British Legion Memorial Club Winter Whists 2013 -2014

February 6th & 20th, March 6th & 20th The committee would like to... Read more

Drawing on the Writer Within

Always wanted to write? Start 2014 as you mean to go on... Angela... Read more

The Opening of the 2014 Salmon Fishing Season, The River Tay at Dunkeld

The opening of the 2014 Salmon Fishing Season on the River Tay... Read more

Dunkeld & Birnan Community Growing

Organic local produce available to order phone 727652 or 727763 also from... Read more

War Memorial

With reference to previous correspondence and the contribution from Councillor Grant Laing... Read more

Highland Perthshire Cultural Triangle (HPCT)

The Birks Cinema, Birnam Arts, Pitlochry Festival Theatre Project Coordinator Three cultural organisations in... Read more

Pitlochry Remembered

A new book by local author Fred Smith has just been published.... Read more

Niel Gow’s Oak – Scottish Tree of the Year

You are probably familiar with the story of the Niel Gow’s “fiddler”... Read more

Dunkeld Archives First World War Commemoration

From 2014-2018 there are going to be on-going events all over Britain... Read more

Take a Pride in Perthshire Awards

Representatives from the many In Bloom committees across Perth and Kinross gathered... 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

Ladies who Lunch

50 Ladies enjoyed a special Lunch in the Birnam House Hotel at the... Read more

Bycycle Wednesdays

When? Wednesday evenings weekly.Meeting 18.30 Where? From various start points in Perthshire... Read more

Scottish Country Dancing

Want to get some exercise and have a fun filled social night out... Read more


We are the Scottish Area (SAFAS) of the National Association of Flower... Read more

Dear Editor,

A company called Ecotricity are planning to ask permission to build 17... Read more

London Florist comes to Dunkeld

Christina Lochhead has recently set up her own floristry business at the... Read more

Forest Plan Consultation

From 21st May to 31st July 2013, the Council will be seeking... Read more

The 1st Dunkeld & Birnam Guides

THANK YOU! The 1st Dunkeld & Birnam Guides would like to say a... Read more

Birnam Arts Fundraising Programme

Birnam Arts launched a fund raising programme in August 2012 to help... Read more

New Book - 'Braes o' Tullymet'

Readers of 'The Bridge' may be interested to know of the publication... Read more

Spill the Beans wins Award

After only being open 1 year the team at Spill The Beans... Read more

Scottish Independence Referendum "Yes" information meeting

On 9th April at the Birnam Institute an audience of over 140... Read more

THANK YOU from Jeremy & Gillian Law

Thirty seven years ago we purchased a small leathergoods workshop operating in... Read more

Leaders for Beavers

Beavers are for people aged 5 to 8. It starts at 6:00pm... Read more

Est-ce que tu parles français ? ¿Hablas español ?

Would you like to try informal French conversation – café et causerie? A... Read more

Birnam Arts

The Board and Staff at Birnam Arts would belatedly like to thank... Read more

Pitlochry-Aberfeldy-Dunkeld Café Scientifique

Cafés Scientifiques have been popular in the UK for about 15 years... Read more

Community Council

The Area Manager of the Co-operative attended the last meeting on Monday... Read more

Dunkeld Parish Church

Dunkeld Parish Church marked the retiral of David Arbuthnott as Session Clerk... Read more

Corbenic Camphill Community Charity Shop and Café

19 Bridge Street Dunkeld PH8 0AH. The Corbenic Shop and Cafe is now... Read more

Letter to the Editor - Cenotaph

Dear Editor I refer to the article headed ' Our Cenotaph ' from... Read more

Letter to the Editor - Dunkeld a City?

Dear Editor Several days ago I was given a copy of The... Read more

Winter Poem

It's a winter wonderland So dearly held As snow drapes the hills Rising above Dunkeld Glistening... Read more

Dog Fouling Appeal

I am really annoyed about the amount of dog fouling that is... Read more

Humanos Aid International

Many thanks for publicising Humanos Aid International in The Bridge. I am writing... Read more

Cenotaph Thoughts

Our Cenotaph Remembrance Sunday in Dunkeld and Birnam, in contrast to many... Read more

New Libraries e-book lending service is here!

Perth and Kinross Libraries staff have launched an exciting new e-book lending... Read more

Household paint reuse project resumes

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

Arts News

The Birks Cinema

What's On at the Birks Cinema in Aberfeldy during June and early July 2015... Read more

Justsingin' Community Choir

Our community choir recently held a social and singaround in the Merryburn when members led with their own... Read more

The art of crocheting - Try it! Adults

Saturday 21st February | 10am-12 midday£10Book quickly – this workshop was fully subscribed from the start on its... Read more

Drama Festival

There will be a Highland Perthshire team on stage each night of the Community Drama Festival in Birnam... 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

The Parish of Dunkeld Handbell Ringers & The Birnam Bells

The handbell ringers, who have a break during Christmas and the New year, start rehearsals again in late... Read more

The 12th Annual Niel Gow Festival

The 12th Niel Gow Festival is scheduled for the weekend of 20th – 22nd March 2015. This annual... Read more

Birnam Arts Success Story

In Birnam we have a local amenity that is the envy of most communities. Birnam Arts is the... Read more

Butterstone Art Club

Calling All ArtistsButterstone Art Group has restarted for the autumn term.We are a small but enthusiastic group of... 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

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

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

Dunkeld and Birnam Badminton Club

The Badminton Club has completed its 22nd season since the resurrection of the club in 1993.In spite of... Read more


Congratulations to Dylan Hooton; Callum Robertson and Jack on coming ninth out of over a hundred qualifying teams... Read more

Dunkeld Ospreys Soar to Victory

Saturday 18th of April saw Dunkeld Ospreys venture south to Glasgow for their first ever away fixture. Glasgow... Read more

Birnam Hill Race Results

240 runners completed the Hill Race last month. Heavy rain preceding the race made the going very muddy... 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

Anyone for tennis lessons?

Kids coaching at Dunkeld and Birnam Tennis Club, on Saturdays, from 6th May for 6 weeks with our... Read more

Dunkeld & Birnam Golf Club

Dunkeld & Birnam Golf Club has teamed up with innovative, Skye-based charity Lucky2Bhere to install an automated external... Read more

Dunkeld Over 35s Rugby

Golden Oldies rugby is an increasingly popular form of rugby for those that feel their 1st XV days... 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 District Leisure Group

At the AGM of the Leisure Group on 11th November the following office bearers were elected; Chair: Kevin... 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

Recreation Park Goalposts

Dear Editor,In your issue 316 for October 2014, you published a letter from John Quigley regarding the goalposts... 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

Dunkeld & Birnam Badminton Club

The new season of the Badminton Club begins on Monday, 27th October 2014 at 8pm in the Atholl... Read more

Scottish Country Dancing

The new season of Scottish Country DancingSessions at Dalguise Village Hall will commence on Thursday, 9th October at... Read more

Dunkeld & Birnam Bowling Club

On Saturday 9th August the North Perthshire Bowling Association held their Centenary Triples Competition in glorious sunshine at... Read more

Cycling Summer in full spin!

Hopefully by now the bikes are in fine fettle and ready for adventures. For those of you who... 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

Skate Park Update

The members of the Dunkeld & Birnam Skate Park are delighted to be offered the opportunity to assess... 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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