Aberfeldy is a small market town on the banks of the River Tay in Highland Perthshire. Robert Burns immortalised the town in his poem the Birks O' Aberfeldy and the town also is known for its Wade's Bridge, built in 1733; General Wade considered this bridge to be his greatest accomplishment.
Move2Improve is a "grass roots" initiative based in Aberfeldy, set up in 2004 under the umbrella of the Take A Pride in Perth & Kinross campaign. The group's aim is to make Aberfeldy a brighter and more colourful environment for residents and visitors. New volunteers and new project ideas are always welcome!
Aberfeldy Lower Birks project (pictured left). Work got underway in September 2017 this ambitious project, which has significantly improved the environment at the Lower Birks in Aberfeldy. For more information, go to the News & Events section. Information about the project funders can be found here.
'Bloom' campaign: The group encourages home owners, shop keepers and other businesses to keep their premises tidy and attractive and to encourage youth participation. It also promotes sponsorship of approved projects and co-ordinates the efforts of various different groups, all working together to improve Aberfeldy for residents and visitors. Volunteers plant and maintain various areas in the town and provide hanging baskets for lamp posts and basket trees. Aberfeldy businesses contribute to their own baskets which includes watering. Perth & Kinross Council helps with an annual budget which offsets some of the cost of the baskets.
Achievements to date include environmental improvements to the Town Square and the installation of the Breadalbane Stag, which stands proudly at the foot of the famous Birks, welcoming visitors to Aberfeldy.
Find out more on the website at www.move2improve.co.uk
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