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 Alyth entrance - drystane wall with Pictish-style carved stone (see story below)

Alyth Burn Side after project completion


Alyth

 

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 volunteers look after flower beds, railing baskets and planters on the main street and in the town centre, as well as delivering substantial projects within the town. Below are details of three of their recent projects, at Alyth Burn Side, Toutie Street and at the entrance to the town. 

Contact us via the telephone number or email address at the top of this page if you'd like to know more.

The Alyth Burn Side Project
March 2022
After frustrating delays caused by Covid-19 lockdowns and restrictions in 2020 and 2021, the fruits of Alyth in Bloom's labours on the Alyth Burn Side project have finally come to fruition! This was the most ambitious project ever undertaken by Alyth in Bloom and it was delivered in partnership with ourselves in the Take a Pride in P&K Association. The project has transformed the area alongside Alyth Burn, which runs though the heart of the town.

Overgrown vegetation (above) was cleared, walls repaired, new paving laid and planters installed (below).

The picture on the left shows the new Burn Side, with seating and lighting and a public information board. A sculpture has also  been commissioned with the hope that it will be installed in the not too distant future. All in all, the Burn Side has become an attractive public space from which the natural and built heritage of this historic town can be enjoyed. 

A Case Study outlining the process of delivering the Alyth Burn Side Project will be published here soon.

Toutie Street transformed

During 2019-2020 Alyth in Bloom volunteers took on the challenge of changing a piece of waste ground at the top of Toutie Street into a Community Garden. This was done at minimal cost (less than £1,500) with assistance from a building development company who kindly offered to help in any way possible. They say a picture tells a thousand words, so here is the site beforehand

And here it is afterwards:

What an amazing transformation. Well done to everyone involved!

Entrance to Alyth - drystone wall project
The main road entrance to Alyth was greatly enhanced in 2018 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 top 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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