Pitlochry Community Groups

One of Pitlochry’s real strengths as a town is that it has a large number of volunteer groups and organisations, all working for the good of the town each has its own particular area of specialism. Every group contributes something to the town in some way or another, working together, to help to make Pitlochry what it is today, a successful vibrant highland town.

Pitlochry in Bloom is run by a strong team of volunteers which raises over £20,000 each year for the town’s world famous flower displays. In 2007, Pitlochry in Bloom was presented with a Royal Horticultural Society Gold award for its flowers, gardens, hanging baskets, wild life garden and the overall floral display in the town. Each year we see many many visitors taking photographs of the flowers. Pitlochry in Bloom also gains the town much publicity as the flowers are often featured in magazines and newspapers. Pitlochry is lucky to have such a strong dedicated team of people who contribute significantly to the physical beauty of the town to be enjoyed by visitors and residents alike.

Pitlochry Bowling ClubEstablished in 1887 Pitlochry Bowling Club welcomes visiting Bowlers and is committed to promoting the game of Flat Green Bowling. Opening hours are 10.00am- 12 noon and 2.00pm - 4.00pm from May to September. Non-bowlers may use our bowling equipment and receive some basic tuition for a hands-on experience. We can be found at 24 West Moulin Road Pitlochry, PH16 5EA and can be contacted via phone, 01796473459, or by email at elma.spence@btinternet.com.

Pitlochry has hosted the Enchanted Forest a light and sound extravaganza for the past three years attracting thousands of visitors to the area and forming part of the Pitlochry Autumn Festival organised by yet another local group.

Below we list some of the groups with the details and web sites for you to learn more about them;

Atholl Players are an amateur drama group based in Pitlochry. The club has a national reputation having reached the Scottish Final of the Scottish Community Drama Association Festival of One Act Plays three times in the last 10 years. We also present a major show in late November or early December each year; in recent years this has been staged in Pitlochry Festival Theatre. We are always looking for new members to work both onstage and off. For further details contact our Secretary, Trixi MacAulay, 12 Kennedy Place, Pitlochry, PH16 5HB tel 01796 473904 or check our website www.athollplayers.co.uk

Atholl Rugby Club - 'The Highlanders'
For more information please visit - www.athollrugby.co.uk

Pitlochry & Moulin Heritage Centre
Based in Historic Moulin Kirk in the picturesque hamlet of Moulin we hold a fine collection of local artefacts along with many old photographs and the stories behind them, telling the history of the town. The local bus takes you to a stop, a 5 minute walk away from the Kirk. It is well worth a visit. Here is a selection of comments from our Visitor’s Book:

“Fascinating History, full of interest”
“Wonderful  display”
“What a find!  Enjoyed  every minute. Thank you.
“Lovely wee museum, very friendly and helpful volunteers”

We are open May until October 1pm until 4pm daily. Otherwise by arrangement.
A small fee is charged to help with rent and heating costs.
Hope to see you there.
Phone 01796 473071

Moulin & Pitlochry History Circle
The aim of Moulin and Pitlochry History Circle is to provide a convivial environment where local people and those newly arrived in Pitlochry can meet and share a common interest in history. The History Circle’s winter programme consists of seven talks on a variety of subjects. The meetings are held in The Tryst on the last Monday of the month from September through to April. A popular Festive Supper Party is organised in January. In summer members look forward to visiting places of interest.

Contact Name:
Patricia David (Secretary)
St. Leonards
Moulin
Pitlochry
Tel. 01796 472678
E-mail: david.moulin@tiscali.co.uk

North Perthshire Family History Group
Has a research centre in Moulin Kirk, where they help beginners and experienced researchers alike to discover their family history anywhere in the UK. Open from May until October, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 12 noon until 4pm or by appointment.

Their main aims are:

- To provide a meeting place for all interested in family history, offering opportunity for group discussions, shared knowledge and resources.
- To carry out projects relating to local family history e.g. churchyard surveys.
- To acquire source material relating to Moulin and adjacent parishes.

For more information please visit - www.npfhg.org or call 01796 473071.

Vale of Atholl Football Club, Founded in 1879. Its home ground is Recreation Park, Pitlochry. Play in Perthshire Amateur League which offers a platform to footballers of any age.

James MacNicoll
Morag Cottage, 163 Atholl Road, Pitlochry
PH16 5QL
jimmymacnicoll@yahoo.com

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