CHAS Coo Trail – Auchterarder Coo-Operative

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Calling all Coo Detectives: Can you spot the 20 Coo’s hidden around Auchterarder?

If you’re able to unscramble the letters and decode the hidden phrase, you’re in with a chance to win a cuddly Highland Coo!

You’ll find the entry form here:

Please send your completed forms / decoded phrase to

The prize draw will be made when Masie travels to Scone at the end of the summer – we’ll be in touch to let you know if you’ve won!


Coo Trail Sponsors:

Auchterarder Health FoodsAuchterarder Health Foods is a leading independent and family-run health food shop with over 14 years of industry knowledge. Formerly part of internationally known Jan De Vries Healthcare. We are a passionate bunch who really care about helping our customers live a healthier and more natural lifestyle. Our friendly team strives to provide top of the range supplements, organic wholefoods, and eco-friendly products including a toiletry and household refill stop.On top of that, we also have a selection of delicious healthy snacks, and are always happy to support you with discovering what nutritional support may suit your individual needs.Auchterarder Health Foods, 125 High Street Auchterarder. PH3 1AA 
Auchterarder Shoe ShopThe Shoe Shop of Auchterarder is somewhat of a rarity nowadays.  We are a ladies shoe shop with an extensive collection of brands.  We pride ourselves on the attention and service we give to our customers.The shop is open Monday – Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm.  We look forward to welcoming you to the shop and enjoying a shoe shop experience with all our lovely brands: We are stockists of Ara, HB shoes, Rieker, Remonte, Gabor to name a few brands.The Shoe Shop of Auchterarder, 98 High Street, Auchterarder, United Kingdom 
Auchter LarderPlease pop in and see us when you are on the Coo trail…  We are a sandwich shop on the high street selling delicious food to go.  We have a large menu and offer a great selection of daily specials which you can get from our daily facebook post.  And we offer a great selection of shakes, super shakes, smoothies, ice cream and ice cream sundaes.  Try one of our delicious coffees served with our world famous Top Hat!!!  Also, not forgetting our deli next door which offers a HUGE cheese counter, homemade quiche and sausage rolls, freshly squeezed juice, artisan bread and lots more…. Look forward to meeting you all.Auchter Larder, 161 High Street, Auchterarder, PH3 1AD  
Bear NecessitiesBear Necessities Fashion is well-known across the UK for offering a professional, personal and unique service to ladies looking to update their wardrobe or impress at a special event. A personal shopping experience is offered in a relaxed atmosphere. Specialising in glamorous collections for Mother of the Bride and Mother of the Groom and wedding guests. Bear Necessities always offers a warm welcome with one-to-one service with our experienced staff. 2024 is no exception with beautiful collections for you to choose from including Veni Infantino, Rosa Clara, Marfil, Louis Civit, Claudia C, Gabriella Georgio Jo, Condici, Irristible, Veromia Dressed Up and many more…Bear Necessities, 185 High Street, Auchterarder, PH3 1AF
DelivinoDelivino in Auchterarder is a charming cafe that offers a cozy atmosphere. It’s a favourite spot for locals and visitors alike to unwind and indulge in authentic tapas dishes, Roman style pizzas & delicious pastas paired perfectly with their curated wine list. The ambiance is inviting, with rustic decor and friendly staff who are passionate about wine & food and who are  eager to help guests find the perfect match for their dish. Whether you’re looking for a barista made Illy coffee and slice of homemade cake or something more substantial for lunch or dinner, Delivino has you covered.Delivino, 22 High Street
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DNG – DNG Contemporary Art was opened in the summer of 2019 with aim to make a space filled with colour and talent. With a little bit of something for everyone’s tastes.We are proud to have a lovely collection of artwork on display. Most of the artists and sculptors are local to us here in Scotland but we have blended this with artists which we also show in our gallery in Linton, Cambridgeshire. Making for a diverse mixture of talent on display.Along with the collection of original paintings, we also have a variety of prints, as well as ceramics and glasswork from local creators. So if it’s a gift or a little something for yourself, We are sure there will be something that catches your eye.DNG Contemporary Art, 109 High Street, Auchterarder
Docherty’sDocherty’s Midland Coaches have been offering quality Transport Service since 1947, taking great care for the safety and comfort of our passengers. Our drivers are not only punctual and safe, but have a real care for customer service and serving our passengers to the best of their ability. We provide luxury vehicles that aim not only meet your needs, but to also exceed your expectations of what a great coach journey can be. We are proud to offer our services to clients across the nation, with no journey being out with our capabilities.Docherty’s Midland Coaches, Priory Park, Crown WyndAuchterarderPH3 1GB
Ellies CellarOne of the longest established businesses in the town (1999), Ellie’s Cellar are a family firm with 5 specialist drinks stores spread across central Scotland. We mostly offer a range of beers, wines and spirits that you don’t see in the supermarkets as well as a few that you do. This allows us to provide drinks to cater for the everyday to special occasions. Open from Midday, 7 days a week or check us out on social media or www.elliescellar.comEllies Cellar, 106 High Street, Auchterarder. 
ErskinesErskine Eyecare.  We offer highly personalised eyecare solutions for all the family, backed with a high quality service and decades of experience.   Our commitment lies in providing exceptional eye care services to the local community of Auchterarder, Dunblane and surrounding villages.For a prize – People can be entered into a prize draw to win a pair of sunglasses if they come into the practice and show us a picture of them and the coo!Erskines Eye Care, 153 High Street, Auchterarder
 Grace & Favours  One of Perthshire’s leading gift and interior shops.Since starting the business in 2016 owner, Marjorie MacDonald has taken the greatest of care in curating the best in gifting whether it is a treat for yourself (the art of self gifting – why not!) or that special present for a loved one or friend.Elie Beaumont, Just Slate, Neom Organics, Wrendale, Cinnamon Aitch, By Rebecca and many more suppliers are available in store.All your gifting needs under one roof.Open Monday to Saturday 1000 to 1600 Hours.  Evening shopping is available through private shopping appointments.Follow us on Facebook and Instagram.  . 01764 663369 for invoicing:  Grace and Favours, 119 High Street, Auchterarder PH3 1AA 
KisaCafe Kisa is all about doing the simple things brilliantly – freshly cooked food, friendly team and a welcome retreat to locals, travellers and visitors alike.Whether it’s breakfast, lunch, coffee and cake or weekend dinner and drinks that you’re looking for, you’ll be sure to find something on our mouth-watering menu that meets – and indeed surpasses – your expectations.Eat your heart out in the heart of Perthshire! Address: Café Kisa, 127-129 High Street, Auchterarder. MorMÒR is a boutique shop offering a range of beautiful individual items from Scandinavia, France, & the UK. We have a very diverse stock ranging from handmade candles & diffusers, bespoke furniture, Scottish made pottery, lighting, and soft furnishing chosen for their uniqueness & individuality. for invoicing: Mor of Auchterarder, 123 High Street, Auchterarder 
PaperclipzHere at Paperclipz, Auchterarder you will find all things colourful, creative and fun and practical too!We are an all-encompassing one-stop gift, card and stationery shop running alongside our ever-growing balloon and event decor sister company The Balloon Co… and we’re dog friendly too!We have lots of new to the market suppliers, local suppliers and creators onboard so we can offer you ever-changing, innovative and exciting gifts and cards.We look forward to helping you find colour and creativity in your life too!
Website: for Invoicing: Paperclipz, 125 High Street, Auchterarder. Townhead Pet n Pony At Townhead Pet N Pony we stock a wide range of pet and equine products across our two shops. We have food for your cat, dog, little furry, fish, chickens, sheep, goats, alpaca but not Highland Coos (Sorry Massie!). We have toys, collars, leads and all the essential care products. In the Horse Shop we can kit you and your horse from top to toe with professional hat and body protector fitting and of course treats for the pony. Call in and enter our prize draw to win a Highland Coo of your own.  Address for Invoicing: Townhead Pet N Pony, 162 High Street, Auchterarder 
Smiddy Haugh The Smiddy Haugh, Aberuthven – Our traditional, family run, country pub with original stone walls has been updated to incorporate a contemporary feel. With pub, restaurant & extensive beer garden. Family & dog friendly.Classic pub food, seasonal specials & Sunday Roast, with produce sourced from local suppliers is served throughout.The gantry is well stocked with a wide selection of gins, malts and other interesting spirits, not to mention wines, craft beers & delicious Glen Lyon coffee. Our team is always on hand with recommendations to ensure you make the most of your visitHome for invoicing: Smiddy Haugh, Main Road, Aberuthven, Auchterarder.
SynergyWe specialise in custom building cycles and focus on ROad, gravel and electric bikes.  We stock a range of premium brands and cover all the essentials you need to get the most out of your time in the saddle.  We offer the ability to demonstrate everything and endeavour to take all the guess work out of investing in your next pride and joy! for invoicing: Synergy, 171 High Street, Auchterarder  
Fish & Chicken BarThe Cafe Sia journey within the Scottish Hospitality Industry has its roots within Broadford on the Isle of Skye where the original company started trading in 2014. The company has evolved over the last ten years and we currently operate across 3 sites on Skye which includes a traditional wood fired pizza restaurant, a fish and chip shop both in Broadford and a Pizza Takeaway in Portree.Over the last couple of years we have been growing  our business and acquired the Fish and Chip shop in the seaside village of Hopeman on the Moray Coast in July 2023 and our latest venture is the acquisition of the Fish and Chip Company within Auchterarder.  Address for invoicing: Fish and Chicken Company, 102 High Street, Auchterarder 
Alan DouganAlan Dougan Car & Commercial Body RefinishersWe were delighted to sponsor the ‘Coo’ . CHAS is  a Team favourite at Alan Dougan’s & are always so positive with community spirited ventures.  Our small family business, operating from the Old Station Auchterarder ,offers all types of specialised services and have been running for the past 32 years locally. Working within Community, repairing cars body repairs and refinishing – refurbishing wheels, shotblasting, painting gates, garden furniture.  No job too small .  Painting large commercial lorries into their livery with graphic design, one off  Vintage Lorry refurbishments-( for Boys & their Toys !) – Helicopters,  boats – variety keeps the Team very busyEveryone at Alan Dougan’s hope you enjoy the Trail and fingers crossed for plenty Sunshine along the way. Alan Dougan, The Old Station, Auchterarder  WOODEND BARNSpend your holiday relaxing in the private hot tub with a glass of wine in hand, whilst taking in the breathtaking views that surround.  Escape to this splendid detached barn conversion in rural Perthshire, which is just a short drive from Auchterarder with its 1½-mile long high street lined with a splendid selection of eateries and bespoke shopping. Immaculately-presented and providing spacious and contemporary accommodation with two bedrooms, open plan kitchen-living room and secluded outdoor area suitable for pets, Woodend Farm Barn enjoys uninterrupted views of the miles of beautiful Perthshire countryside.  Address for invoicing:Website: