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Inspired by Ron Neville, thirty people from Abernyte gathered recently in the school to receive emergency Heartstart training from the NHS Heartstart Team and St Johns Ambulance volunteers.  Everyone had the opportunity to practice emergency resuscitation and use the new Public Access Defibrillator which is being installed outside the Schoolhouse and will soon be operational.

Heartstart Discovery Co-ordinator Helen Brady said "It is fantastic to see so many people interested in attending Heartstart training. Knowing how to help save someone's life is a skill that is easy to learn. It only takes two hours and can be learned by anyone, even children as young as 10-years-old.



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:



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.

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.


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