Community Environment Challenge Fund

Acorn Dell Path Improvements

Work to improve the footpath along Lady Mary’s Walk by the side of the Turret Burn, has been progressing extremely well despite the wet weather. The path improvements are all down to the efforts of a very active group of volunteers who formed the ‘Friends of Acorn Dell’  a few years ago with the aim of repairing the section which runs through the community owned land.

Under the direction of the Crieff Community Trust and along with The Perth & Kinross Countryside Trust & PKC, the group has raised substantial funds to make this happen. A major part of the funding came from PKC’s Community Environment Challenge Fund which voluntary or community organisations can access for projects which could make a significant difference to the local environment.

Typical criteria which the fund requires are “Benefits to the wider community”, “Link to other regeneration initiatives” and “An ability to complete the project within 12 months” all of which the Group were able to meet.

Crieff Community Trust have an excellent site at where you can read more about the progress of the path and how to get involved in the projects set out in the Crieff Community Action Plan

For more information about the fund and how your community can apply for support visit

Established in 1997, Perth & Kinross Countryside Trust support a wide range of projects across the area.