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Do you value flowery road verges?  Are there good ones you know of that you could pinpoint on the map?  Could you photograph them in full flower? 

Road verge flowers and other plants need our help. 

As we all know, some verges around our local area are covered with flowering plants, ferns and shrubs while others have lost all but a few species of grasses.  The more plant species that there are in the verge, the more valuable it is for wildlife.

Loss of flowering plants is one cause of  decline of bees and butterflies in the wider countryside.  And at the moment roadside cutting in Perthshire is not timed to benefit the plants – so they may be cut down before they have the chance to set seed.

As part of the Braes of the Carse future involvement in the Tay Landscape Partnership “Tay to Braes Wildlife Ways” project, we hope to identify stretches of road verge which would benefit from more sensitive management. 

This is a big task as there are hundreds of miles of roads around the Carse and Braes.  That is why we need the help of as many volunteers as possible.  The project is at an early stage but the first step is to find out what types of road verges need management.  


Send in a photograph and/or the location, for example “the south side of the road between Craigdallie and Ballindean”.

It would be even better if you can include a grid reference e.g. “NO254290”. If you have access to GPS you could use that.

It would be helpful if you could say why you chose your particular sites.

Any information is welcome even if you don’t have photos or grid references.

Send your site position, photograph and/or grid references for selected road verges to:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  Or leave your information at

· the Cairn O’ Mohr Winery,  or

· Inchture Post Office

Thanks for your help!

Cathy Caudwell

Flat Stanley. 

Abernyte has been playing host briefly to a visitor from Sabal Point Elementary School in Lakewood, Florida, USA. Flat Stanley is the hero from a story who as part of his adventures travels the world and sends back information and postcards of where he has been to the children at his school.

This Flat Stanley was sent off by Ethan from Sabal Point Elementary School in Lakewood, Florida which is 4143 miles from us and an eleven and a half hours airplane flight.




He has been doing a spot of sightseeing around our village and was particularly taken with Kinnaird Castle which he thought a touch cold and draughty for a lad from Florida.








Ethan and his class will now be able to learn more about Abernyte from our website.

The proposal by Banks Renewables to erect 6 large wind turbines at Bandirran near to Balbeggie is known to have been submitted to Perth and Kinross Council.  It is believed to be still pending approval of all the required processes before it is formally accepted and public comments are invited.

Banks Renewables have made a large amount of information on the proposal available on their website here.

The Bandirran Planning Statement which outlines Banks Renewables current full explanation for the development is shown below.  (It runs to 45 pages and may take a while to load on slower connections). If your mobile device does not support showing the pdf you can click here to download it.

There are a great many more documents and images involved in the application which will be available on the Perth and Kinross planning website once the application is formally accepted. We will bring you that link once it is available.


The Mary Young Memorial Lecture in March will be given by Professor Rob Duck and is entitled “From Fife to the Carse: Why the Tay Railway Bridge was

not built at Mugdrum Island”

Professor Duck, Professor of Environment Geoscience, Dean of the School of the Environment, is a knowledgeable, and enthusiastic speaker, who has done extensive research on the Tay Estuary.

The lecture incorporates historical aspects of climatic change, the writings and prophecies of Patrick Matthew and the recent discovery of a manuscript by Robert Stevenson and Son which had been commissioned by Perth Town Council in 1845.

The lecture will take place at Abernyte School on Thursday 20th March at 7.30pm.


All welcome!


News and information related to Abernyte Church. The church website can be seen here.