The Tay Landscape Partnership formed to work with local communities to improve walking and cycling access, conserve historic sites and wildlife, and share the history, stories, countryside and traditional skills of this local area. There is a wish to attract more visitors to the area and create new opportunities for businesses connected to our landscape. It is guided by Perth & Kinross Countryside Trust and Perth & Kinross Heritage Trust, who are passionate about this fascinating and unique landscape.
We have two overarching aims:
“To celebrate and enhance for future generations the landscapes where the rivers Tay and Earn meet”
“To reconnect residents and visitors with the natural, built and cultural heritage of the area”
We are currently developing a programme of projects, activities and events to run from autumn 2013 to 2016. Each of these projects, activities and events will fall under one of our key themes:
Conserving or restoring the built or natural heritage
Encouraging more people, and a wider range of people, to take an active part in their landscape
Increasing opportunities for people to have access to, and learn about, the landscape and its heritage
Provide training opportunities for people in local heritage skills
The Tay Landscape Partnership area extends over 200 sq km and includes the Carse of Gowrie, Perth, Kinnoull and Moncrieffe Hills and lower Strathearn, from Forteviot to Newburgh.
Thoughout June 2012, we ran a series of community consultation meetings and an online survey to find out what residents and visitors value about this landscape, how they use or enjoy it and what improvements they would like to see. We are now considering the responses we have gathered so far and, from these, developing projects to take forward.