Alyth - drystane wall and pictish-style carved stone
Alyth is a small town in Perth and Kinross that lies near the Hill of Alyth, five miles northeast of Blairgowrie. The nearby settlement of New Alyth lies on the A926 road southwest of the main village.
Alyth in Bloom was formed in 2000 to improve the appearance and environment of the town. The group has created flower beds at the entrances to Alyth and provided containers of flowers on the main street and in the town centre. Hanging baskets are also installed at the Airlie Street Hall and the town hall. Contact us via the telephone number or email address at the top of this page if you'd like to know more.
Alyth Burnside Project Fundraising
The Burnside project is Alyth in Bloom's most ambitious project to date. It aims to transform the area next to the Alyth Burn, which runs though the heart of the town. Overgrown vegetation will be cleared, and the burnside will become a public space from which the natural and built heritage can be enjoyed. The project will also feature some of the artistic talents of local residents. Many original features with be retained, and a new viewing area created, in the form of a cantilevered platform deck. Alyth in Bloom is now fundraising for this project. It has held a number of very successful events but more donations are always welcome. If you want to donate online, please go to the project's Just Giving Page Thank you for your support!
Drystone wall project
The main road entrance to Alyth has been greatly enhanced by a project that brought together Alyth in Bloom and Alyth Arts & Crafts Guild. They worked together to create a lovely feature to welcome locals and visitors to the town (pictured left). The drystone wall complements the Bloom group's new planting at the entrance to the town. The striking central stone features a bull in the Pictish style, carved by local artist David McGovern of Monikie Rockart. It reflects the fact that Alyth lies in the centre of the area of Scotland historically occupied by the native Picts. It also echoes Alyth’s long association with cattle droving.
Members of Alyth Youth Partnership and Aylth in Bloom helped with the building of the wall.
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