CCT receives grants from SSE and PKC for Acorn Dell path repair

The Crieff Community Trust (CCT) is delighted to announce the receipt of grants totalling £22,000 for the repair of a popular local path through the community-owned woodland at Acorn Dell in Crieff. The funding has been provided by SSE’s Sustainable Development Fund and from Perth and Kinross Council’s Community Environment Challenge Fund. It will be used to carry out improvements to the first section of the Acorn Dell path, starting from Turretbank Road, along the Turret Burn. The work in Acorn Dell is expected to begin in the next few months. It is…Read more …

Latest edition of Crieff Matters – hot off the press!

The Spring edition of Crieff Matters is available now for download.  Catch up with all the news of Crieff - and there's a lot of it! In this edition, find out the latest on: The Drummond Arms Recent developments in the town centre Crieff Succeeds - the proposed Business Improvement District (BID) for Crieff The Crieff to Comrie core path The new community website in Crieff (crieff.org) Plans for improving the train service to and from Gleneagles Station The new and improved town bus service Read all about it here.Read more …

Path survey training – 27 March 2015 – and it’s free!

If you're a keen walker or cyclist -- or if you're just into the great outdoors -- why not come along and learn a new skill with the members of the Crieff Paths Group on Friday, 27 March, from 10am - 1pm. The group will be taking part in a FREE training session to learn how to carry out audits and surveys of paths in the local area. The training will include a one-hour indoor session covering the benefits of path audits and how the information can be used. This will then be…Read more …

Funding received for Crieff-to-Comrie Core Path study

CCT is delighted to announce that we have received funding from the Gannochy Trust and Scottish Natural Heritage to carry out a survey and feasibility study in relation to the Crieff to Comrie Core Path. The study will focus on the section of path between Trowan and Comrie, and will identify the costs involved in developing the path (including building and repairing bridges) and providing measures to address the concerns raised by the land owners. These grants, totalling £14,750, provide match funding for a grant received by Perth & Kinross Council from Sustrans…Read more …

Announcing a new and improved Town Bus Service!

From 26 Jan, the Crieff town bus service has a new timetable and an extended route.  The move follows public consultation, and is the result of partnership working between CCT, Crieff and Upper Strathearn Partnership and Perth & Kinross Council's public transport unit. The changes result in additional journeys to the Strathearn Community Campus and the Turretbank area, and a new route incorporating Ochilview Gardens, Inchbrakie Drive and the end of Gwydyr Road at Craigard Road. There will also be a later afternoon journey on Saturdays and during school holidays, and journeys have…Read more …

Maam Road work party – 28 Feb

The first Crieff Paths Group work party of 2015 is now scheduled for Saturday 28th February, from 10.00 - 15.00. Meet at the bottom of Monument Road in Comrie at the first car park on the left hand side (when heading up).  See the map below. The task will involve installing some culvert piping and ditch clearing. The clearing of ditches will be light work consisting of removing debris from ditches using a rake or spade. Installing the culverts will involve excavating a ditch large enough to insert a pipe with a diameter…Read more …

Latest Crieff Matters now out

The Autumn 2014 edition of Crieff Matters is now out. Catch up on all the latest news about: The Drummond Arms Community Right to Buy application The new Strathallan and Strathearn Community Rail Partnership Results of the survey about the Crieff to Comrie path Progress with the Crieff Succeeds BID The creation of a community garden at the Campus Excellent work being taken forward by our partners, Crieff Community Council and the Crieff and Upper Strathearn Partnership Want to know more.  Read it here.Read more …

Community Rail Partnership forming – 7 Oct, 7.30pm, Aytoun Hall, Auchterarder

Would you like to see Gleneagles Station become more useful to residents of Strathearn?  Come along to a public information meeting in the Aytoun Hall in Auchterarder on Tuesday 7th October 2014 at 7:30pm to hear about the formation of a Community Rail Partnership.  The Partnership will represent the communities along the Perth to Stirling railway, and it will consider not only how to improve rail services in the area, but also connecting bus services. If you would like to see improvements in local timetables and transport services in Strathearn, the Partnership is…Read more …

Path repair work party planned for Comrie Woods, Sat 27 Sep

A work party is planned for Comrie Woods, starting at 10:00 and finishing at 15:00 on Saturday 27th Sept.   Path tasks at Comrie Wood would consist of clearing leaves and debris from drainage channels and culverts to ensure that they are able to handle surface water during the winter.  We will also create off-lets where required to improve surface water run off during the winter months. Richard Armstrong PKC ranger will provide tools. Meet at the car park at the bottom of Monument Road at 10:00.  As usual, bring your own lunch. …Read more …

Survey report about Crieff to Comrie core path now available

Between March and May this year, CCT carried out a survey among residents of and visitors to Strathearn. Altogether, 1,316 people (two-thirds of whom were local people) took part in this survey.  This is a brilliant result in itself.  Some of the key findings are: 96% of respondents were in favour of improving the core path between Crieff and Comrie. Just 3% were against improving the path. Most respondents (98%) said they would use the path for leisure and recreational purposes. However, 28% said they would use it to access shops or services,…Read more …