Abernethy volunteers in action

Above: Abernethy volunteers in action
Below: Site plan for Hatton Road project

Hatton Road site from the air

 

Abernethy

Abernethy village lies 13km south of Perth where the Nethy Burn joins the River Tay. Once an important Pictish site, it was here that the Treaty of Abernethy was signed in 1072 between William the Conqueror and Malcolm III of Scotland. The village has one of Scotland's only two surviving Irish-style round towers, now in the care of Historic Environment Scotland, and several pieces of Pictish or early medieval sculpture.
 
Formed in January 2015 Abernethy In Bloom welcomes everyone who cares about the village. You do not need to have any expert knowledge of plants or gardening to belong, just a love of working with other people and a willingness to give an hour or so a month to projects designed to make the village a more beautiful place - and have some fun and make new friends at the same time. See the Abernethy In Bloom Blog for upcoming opportunities to lend a hand and updates on current progress.
 
2019: Hatton Road project

The Hatton Road Project is an exciting new project for Abernethy in Bloom.  It aims to transform an unused corner on the busy main road into a lovely community space that celebrates the rich history of the village. A garden will be created, including seating areas, grass, trees and shrubs, historical interpretation, a central Tower feature, wildflowers, medicinal and herbal plants and gravel paths. Fundraising for the project is underway. Grants are being sought from funding bodies, and a Just Giving page has been set up so public donations can be made easily and securely. Donations large and small will be very welcome!.  

  • About Us

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    We are volunteers who work throughout the Perth and Kinross area to care for, and improve, our environment and our quality of life.
  • Local Groups

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    There are 'Take a Pride' volunteers working in 50 groups right across Perth & Kinross.
  • Pride in your Community

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    If your town is not yet affiliated to the Take a Pride in Perth & Kinross Campaign, please contact us and we can advise you on how to get started.

Contact Details

Pride in Perth & Kinross, c/o The Environment Service, Perth & Kinross Council, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth, PH1 5GD
01738 476 447 info@prideinperthshire.co.uk