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Blairgowrie & Rattray - Scotland's first Biodiversity Town


The town’s Open Spaces group is made up of a number of different groups in the town including Blair in Bloom, the Blairgowrie, Rattray and District Climate Café and Blairgowrie & Rattray Development Trust.

Local volunteers work alongside Perth and Kinross Council’s Greenspace Ranger to enhance the local environment and make it more nature friendly in a way that fits in with local preferences.

The aim is to increase the growing of healthy food locally and to look after our natural landscape for all species – including humans - in a way that suits everyone, where there are pleasant open spaces for people and ‘stepping stones’ and ‘corridors’ for pollinators.

The group is working towards ensuring there is a variety of planting, of the kind that people like to look at and that will help the town become more self-sustaining and reduce food miles and food costs. It has also put in place bat boxes, bird boxes, bug hotels, hedgehog houses and amphibian ladders to support wildlife in the town.

Anyone who is interested in volunteering for a few hours a month to help ensure that areas in Blairgowrie and Rattray are managed for the local community in a way that both supports biodiversity and is acceptable to residents, should email to be added to the mailing list for upcoming volunteering opportunities and a regular e-newsletter.

Further information about Blairgowrie and Rattray’s Biodiversity Town strategy, and what you can do to make a difference, can be also be found here

Alternatively, follow ‘BiodiversityBlair’ on Facebook and Instagram for up-to-date information on events and work parties.