We are volunteers who work in more than 50 communities across Perth and Kinross to improve the environment and quality of life in our towns, villages, hamlets and city. You can find a list of our member groups here. To see our latest news, go to the News & Events section of this website.
Pictured: Pitlochry volunteers
We are local 'in Bloom' groups and we organise our work in line with the 'Three Pillars' of the Royal Horticultural Society's Britain in Bloom campaign: Horticultural Excellence, Environmental Responsibility and Community Involvement.
We operate by:
- empowering local communities to take action
- reviving and landscaping neglected sites
- planting and maintaining public flower beds, hanging baskets and other planting displays
- undertaking environmental improvement & conservation projects
- tackling litter, graffiti and dog fouling
- involving schools in environmental and educational projects
- promoting care and conservation of the environment
- sharing best practice, information and ideas
- running an annual award programme
The Take a Pride in Perth & Kinross Campaign was established in 1993 and renamed 'Take A Pride in Perth & Kinross' in 2017. As a result of the energy, civic pride and sheer hard work of many local volunteers, the Campaign has become a driving force in enhancing the environment and quality of life for everyone in the Perth and Kinross area. You can find a list of our member communities here.
The purpose of the Campaign is to help all communities in the area to improve their local environment. Perth & Kinross Council also plays a vital role in this partnership through the support of its Environment Service.
Our Governing Body
The Take a Pride in Perth & Kinross Association is a charity registered with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (number SC 02774). The Association was established in 1998 under the umbrella of the Take a Pride in Perth & Kinross Campaign to support local member groups, raise funds and to help communities carry out environmental improvement projects. It is run by a volunteer Executive Committee of Trustees elected by members at the Annual General Meeting.Trustees meet regularly to assess project applications submitted by local groups and to discuss other ways they can support volunteer members.
Take a Pride in Perth & Kinross Association: Trustees 2017-18
Bill Ronald – Chairman
Bill was elected Chairman of the Association in April 2017. He was a founder member of the Association in 1998 and is a volunteer with his local bloom group, Coupar Angus Pride of Place. He is a RHS Britain in Bloom judge and also has experience of judging for the Beautiful Scotland and Beautiful Fife competitions.
Monica Straughan – Treasurer
Monica became Treasurer of the Association on 2016 and also looks after the Association’s website, social media and media relations. She is also a volunteer with and Treasurer of her local bloom group, Beautiful Perth.
Mary Birch (Secretary), Blairgowrie & Rattray in Bloom
Caroline Boyle, Abernethy in Bloom
Susan Crawford, Muthill in Bloom
Liz Ibbetson, Dunkeld & Birnam in Bloom
Muriel Gregory, Comrie in Colour
Judy Pirie, Auchterarder in Bloom
Norma Smith, Kinnesswood in Bloom
Jenny Williams, Community Greenspace team, Perth & Kinross Council
17 November 2017
It is with great sadness that we have to report the death of our Trustee and friend, George Smith. George was a stalwart of Brig in Bloom and of this Association and he will be greatly missed. Read our tribute to this remarkable man here.
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