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Village News

Village News

14 August 2017

200th Anniversary weekend NOW SOLD OUT.


30 July 2017

Loch Earn Railway Path

A total of 8,712 people have used our completed phase 2 section of the path in its first year! Our counter tells us the number of walkers was 6,377 and 2,335 cyclists. Phase 3 is now finished. 


14 july 2017

Extended Bus Service

I'm pleased to announce that the late Saturday night bus service has been extended for a further trial period to the end of the year.

Thanks to all who have used this service. Please keep on using it to wine and dine etc in Comrie and Crieff.

Perth & Kinross Council will continue to monitor the usage closely and further review the sustainability of this service towards the end of this year.

Thanks again for your support,


P.S. Please scroll down for timetable.


13 july 2017

Come and celebrate our 200th birthday

A fantastic fun packed weekend with something for everyone!                         

Our weekend starts at 18.00 hrs with a wee dram & at precisely 18.17hrs Professor John Forte will lay the first stone of a commemorative cairn at the top of Station Rd which will also contain a time capsule. This will be followed with supper & live music from Tarneybackle celebrating 1817 to 1917.

Saturday sees us visiting 1917 to 1957 with kids' games, BBQ & Gary James, the Magician, during the day & the evening holds a bespoke St Fillans Murder Mystery, games, dancing and supper again.

On Sunday we celebrate back in 2017 with music from Mystery Train, a stunning buffet lunch, raffle and auction.

The bar will be open throughout the celebrations .


12 July 2017


BEAR Scotland, acting on behalf of Transport Scotland, are proposing to carry out essential resurfacing on the A85 north of Lochearnhead. The works are programmed for construction for 3 nights, from Sunday 20th August through to the early morning of Wednesday 23rd August, and are to be carried out between 9pm and 7am each night.

The £90,000 investment will create a safer and smoother journey for motorists. 

Unfortunately, due to the restricted road widths through this section, the road is required to be closed during the above working hours, in order to ensure the safety of the workforce and travelling public. 

Throughout the closure a signed diversion route will be in place via the A84, A81, A811, A82, re-joining the A85 at Crianlarich.

Click HERE for the Location Plan, which will open in a new window.


29 June 2017

Playpark Update

We now have provisionally secured most of the funding, which should be enough for the playpark to go ahead in some form. This is good news, but one of our funders was not able to give as much as we had hoped, so we are £35k+ short of the total needed to complete our original exciting plan. We are still hopeful of raising the rest, by inviting help from local landowners and indeed local people, who may be in a position to support us, by sponsoring some elements.

We now have planning consent, so that detailed plans and paperwork can go ahead. We hope that the playpark will be open in March 2018, and of course, it will link in with the fantastic new cyclepath. This is several years later than we had hoped, and it has been a frustrating process, but hopefully worth it all.

Please get in touch if you feel you can help, or wish more information.

Russell Cunningham, for the Playpark Group


20 June 2017

Community Action Plan

You can view the Community Action Plan 2017 - 2022 in a new window HERE,

The Delivery Plan HERE and

The One Year Plan HERE




20 June 2017

Drover's Bho Sculpture Unveiled on

BLiSS trail at Sustrans Cycle RT7 Strathyre 

A sculpture of a highland drover's cow, has been set on Sustrans cycle RT7 in Strathyre by the Loch Earn Tourism Information (LETi) group to celebrate Scotland's Year of History Heritage and Archaeology on the award winning BLiSS trail. 

Drover's Bho by Kev Paxton of ArtFe blacksmiths is the latest addition to the regional Scottish Thistle Award Winning BLiSS trail that links Balquhidder. Lochearnhead, Strathyre and St Fillans villages with eye catching art installations. View More in new window.

See also our 'Things to Do' page for more about BLiSS.


22 May 2017

Phase 3 of Railway Path

Thank you all for your patience and understanding while the latest section of the Railway Path is being constructed - we appreciate that the noise has been more of a nuisance than was expected. For various reasons, this section has been quite challenging but hopefully the worst is over!

We are hoping that the tunnel will soon be unlocked so that work can move more easily westwards along the track. As this is a live construction site, for health & safety reasons, please try to keep away from the area.

The route has been well cleared for long term safety and maintenance reasons and the cuttings & rock-faces have been thoroughly checked for any potential danger.

The route has also been cleared to a width, where possible, to allow for an 'equine grass strip' to run alongside the actual path. This is part of an incentive within the National Park Authority and Sustrans, to encourage further users to enjoy a safe and traffic free environment.


Please note; work will also soon be starting on one of the main access paths from the village to the Railway Path. This will run as a whin dust track from the end of Shoemakers Lane to the Football Playing Field, with a whin dust footpath branching off and zig-zagging up the embankment on to the Railway Path. (This path is also designed to be a direct link to the new Play Park, from both the village and the Railway Path.)

Click HERE to view a location plan for this phase.

Best regards,

Geoff Carter


12 June 2017 update

Design a Label Competition:

The competition is now closed. The entires have been judged and the winner notified. His / her label will appear of all the wines for the Festive weekend, when the winner will be announced.


10 March 2017

Fibreoptic Broadband in St Fillans

As you can see there is still some way to go. This schematic will be updated as progress is made.


28 February 2017

Updated timetable leaflets are available. See summary below.                                                                              


22 December 2016

A Household Waste Recycling Centre Permit System will be introduced at all Perth & Kinross Recycling Centres from January 2017.

Household Waste Recycling Permits click HERE