Links to the past..

Have you ever stopped to think about the rich history that surrounds us locally? From historic buildings to important events that shaped our area, there is so much to discover and appreciate.

By taking the time to learn about our local history, we can gain a deeper understanding of our community and the people who came before us. We can develop a sense of pride and connection to the place we call home. We can remember the people who built our communities and shaped our history, and we can work to preserve and protect the historic landmarks that make our area unique. Local interest in Heritage and Culture is high – its one of our Community Action Plan themes.

The Auchterarder Local History Association ( is a fascinating resource of local heritage information.

“The Auchterarder Local History Associationwas founded in 1987 and promotes an interest in the history and heritage of Auchterarder and the surrounding district across South Perthshire. The Society organises a regular programme of talks on a variety of historical and heritage topics, occasional special events including guided tours and locally based projects. We also support the work of other local heritage and community organisations. You can find out about our forthcoming programme of events from this site or local notices. Most of our talks are held in the Aytoun Hall on the Auchterarder High Street between the Autumn and Spring. The Association has produced occasional books and other publications. We always welcome new members – everyone who wants to learn more about  the local history and our fascinating past”

(extract from their website)

They have monthly meetings on 3rd Friday of month Sept to May each year. Their next meeting is Friday 17th of March and is sure to be a popular talk:

All visitors very welcome £3; Members free entry. No booking required just come along .

If you’d like to join, its only £10 for annual membership

Next time you have a free afternoon, consider taking a walk down the high street spotting the sights mentioned in the Local History Associations digital map – link here. , have a look at their website and absorb the wealth of information stored here You might just be surprised at what you discover, and you’ll come away with a newfound appreciation for home.

If you’d like to be involved in progressing some of the actions in the Heritage, Arts and Culture Theme of our Community Action Plan, drop us an email – There’s lots of ways to be involved and some great links – fort instance, the greenspaces group are working with Rotary on a fascinating heritage project to commemorate Sandy Gun, a spitfire Pilot who was born here and was part of the Great Escape!

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