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Abernyte is equipped with a Public Access Defibrillator in a cabinet fixed to the outside of the Schoolhouse on the B953, adjacent to Abernyte School. Access is by a code supplied to you by the Scottish Ambulance Service emergency operator. 



In any emergency summoning help is crucial. You can use 999 or 112 from any landline or 999 and 112 from your mobile telephone. Use which ever gives you the best not delay.

You can refresh your skills in CPR and the iPAD use here:



Following the consultation led by Perth and Kinross into options for retention or closure of Abernyte Primary School the following documents are now available giving the position of the Parent Council and comments received by those who took part in the consultation exercise.

Further information can be had from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



The 2017 Abernyte Festival was held on Saturday the 10th September 2017 and saw the residents and friends of Abernyte come together in a wonderful event, organised by the Abernyte Community Interest Company and held in the Abernyte Playing Field. The sun shone and we were treated to stalls with books and plants for sale along with wonderful jams and chutneys made from local produce. There was competitions for an array of superb flowers and vegetables grown locally along with children's competitions which also produced some outstanding entries. The local Young Farmers ran a novel balloon filled tractor competition.

The full list of prize winners:

Children's Competition

Tallest Sunflower  Claire McGoldrick Funniest Fruit or veg Ellen Lacoux
 Special Prize  Charlie White    
   Lucy Lacoux    
Drawing of Flowers Charlie White Posy of flowers Maya King

Adult Competition

3 Onions Gordon Nicoll 6 Potatoes Bryan Harrison
Salad Items Marianne White 3 Squash Gordon Nicoll
Posy of Herbs Elizabeth Harrison 6 Sweet peas Norma Nicoll
3 Dahlias Norma Nicoll Cottage garden flowers Elizabeth Harrison
10 Soft Fruit Bryan Harrison 4 Stone Fruit Kate Hole
Humerous Veg Liz White Best in Show Gordon Nicoll

Live music was provided by local musicians and refreshments by the Abernyte Brewery.  Congratulations are due to all involved in the staging and running of the event which made £1688 to be used for projects in Abernyte and a donation to Medecine Sans Frontiers.

Abernyte School Review

If you could not make the meeting with the Council or have further comments to add regarding the options presented for the school then there is another way to transmit your views:

There is a page on the Perth and Kinross Council website where you can access an online questionnaire and leave any comments or feedback or you can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. mailbox. Alternatively, you can email directly to Gareth (Estates Review project manager) via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Attention all residents in Abernyte.


The attention of all residents in Abernyte is sought, especially those with gardens which front the Nyte and Abernyte Burns.  A small patch of the highly invasive and destructive non-native plant, Japanese Knotweed has been discovered at Milton Farm.

How to identify Japanese-knotweed

japanese knotweed

Investigation shows that it is present at both sides of the Abernyte Burn leading back upstream toward Southfield, but may just as easily be present on the Nyte Burn too.  This is not a plant that you wish to allow to grow unhindered.


It is the landowners responsibility to ensure it is not allowed to spread and Scottish Government legislation is clear that landowners must not attempt to remove it by cutting, strimming or mowing and it should only be tackled by an approved range of Glyphosate herbicides.  The herbicides cannot be sprayed if the plant is growing beside water, without approval from SEPA,  and another application method must be used.

Under no conditions should digging it out be attempted without SEPA approval and bio-hazard controls must be applied to any soil or roots disturbed.

Michael Sands at Milton Farm on telephone 686366 is happy to advise on control and will assist in approved herbicide control methods if you contact him.

More information on the control of Japanese Knotweed can be found here:


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