Blair Atholl is a village in northern Perthshire at the confluence of the Rivers Tilt and Garry, in one of the few areas of flat land in the midst of the Grampian mountains. It lies within the spectacular scenery of the Cairngorms National Park, just off the A9 road from Perth to Inverness.
Until the early 19th century the only building on the site of the present village was the Old Mill, but it began to grow around the present parish church, largely as a planned settlement, when this was moved from Old Blair. Blair Atholl's most famous feature is Blair Castle, one of Scotland's premier stately homes.The Castle was the traditional home of the Dukes of Atholl, the Duke being the only person in the United Kingdom allowed to raise a private army. Today, this army, known as the Atholl Highlanders, conducts largely social and ceremonial activities, and primarily consists of workers on the extensive Atholl Estates. The voluntary group Blair Atholl in Bloom became a member of the Take a Pride in P&K Association in 2019.
Village Hall Nature Garden project 2023
Set in the centre of this lovely Perthshire village, Blair Atholl Village Hall must be one of the grandest in Scotland! It was originally a Drill Hall used by the Scottish Horse Regiment, but since the 1950’s has been used and managed by the community.
We are embarking on a project with Blair Atholl in Bloom to transform the rather neglected back garden into a beautiful, welcoming community asset. We will be creating a nature garden that will be developed with help from children from local primary and nursery schools. Designs for the garden are being drawn up and fundraising will get underway in 2023.
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