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Kenmore & District Community Council

Covering Kenmore, Acharn and immediate area

Kenmore Public Toilets reopen

New toilet block

Our long-closed toilets near the beach have been reopened again after 14 years. The British Toilet Association estimate that the UK has lost 50% of its public toilets in the past decade. Cleaning and running costs have risen forcing more closures and poor maintenance. The toilets in Auchterarder, Blairgowrie, Crieff and Perth were under threat of closure earlier this year. Isn’t it great to see our “wee” village bucking the trend?

Beach users will be delighted this summer.

Big thanks to the Taymouth Castle Estate which has not only restored the block to a high standard, but will also look after all maintenance and cleaning.

Taymouth Castle Updates

The notes of our liaison meeting of 29 April are now available. 

Publication of TCE Economic Impact Assessment (EIA).

Joint Community Councils Liaison Meeting

Defibrillator Training

On the 25th April, eleven members of the local community came to the Breadalbane Reading Room to take part in an excellent workshop lead by two of our local first responders. Not only attendees able to watch a demonstration of how to do heart compressions and apply the defibrillator, but also had the opportunity to practice for themselves on the resuscitation models. All were able either to refresh or learn new skills to give confidence to deal with emergencies, should they arise.


Castle estate core path works

A BT Mains Cable and Broadband Fibre is to shortly be installed between the Castle and Kenmore. A good part of this installation will require work to be carried out on and around the Core Path. The estate will minimise this work as much as it can and will work closely with members of the public to ensure they access is maintained. We have been given complete assurance that the path will be open at all times – but there will be some excavations and activities. All health and safety steps will be taken to protect walkers. The estate anticipates the program to be in the region of 4 - 6 Weeks, with a proposed start within the first two weeks of April. It will discuss in more detail with the Contractor where they propose to start the works, and the potential duration the works on te core path, and will update us. 

Easter Family Fun Success 

Our Easter Family Fun Day was another great community success. Things began with a treasure hunt around the village square followed by easter treats and crafts. The Reading Rooms provided refreshments for all. The evnt was very well attended and raised over £200 for projects in the Reading Rooms.

Thanks to all who volunteered to help and the following sponsors: Kenmore Bakery, Karelia House, the Courtyard shop, the Courtyard restaurant and Taymouth Castle. 


A Warm Start This Year for Kenmore

The Breadalbane Reading Room was this year, the recipient of a generous grant from the Perth and Kinross Council Warm Welcome fund. This has allowed the historic Breadalbane Reading Room to open its doors every Thursday afternoon from 1.30pm to 4.30pm from the 11th January to the 28th March to members of the community who have enjoyed a bowl of hot soup, a cuppa and a blether in front of the blazing log fire. A spokesperson on behalf of the Breadalbane Reading Room committee, said they were delighted to have received this grant and appreciated very much the support of PKC Warm Welcome Fund, while at the same time acknowledging the generosity and ongoing support of Taymouth Castle in bringing this project to the community. The spokesperson added. “Although Kenmore is a small community, it has been wonderful to see a committed group of volunteers who have come each week to help make this project such a success.”


Sand movement from Inchadney

The haulage of sand from Inchadney to the castle golf course has started. Loads will be running from Inchadney through the castle east gate. It is planned to temporarily open up the new west access, for sand hauling vehicles only, from Monday 5 February, (weather permitting), minimising haulage vehicles on the A827. At the west gate, there are vehicle and pedestrian gates, manned, throughout the west access construction period, for health and safety reasons and to ensure public safety at the temporarily diverted core path. Loads are limited to 30 trucks per day and must follow all of the conditions (eg restricted ooperating hours) set out in the planning consent. Drivers have been advised to manage speed and be extra careful. In the event of an emergency or for any direct contact with the contractor, please contact Kevin Cross of Cross Civils & Construction Services Ltd, on 07484 143688 or email

Council Meetings for 2024

The next meeting will be at the

Old Comrades Hut Acharn on 30th May  at 7pm.

For the rest of the year dates planned are:

 July 25th(K); Sept 26th(A) & Nov 28th(K).


Taymouth Castle and Estate Development

New: KDCC/DLC liaison meeting - Golf Maintenance Building Planning Application

For new planning applications see PKC planning portal for details.

Joint Community Council Forum Minutes - Oct 2023

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