Active Schools Blairgowrie
The aim of Active Schools is for all children and young people to get and stay active. Working together with schools, parents and the local community we offer pupils the opportunities and motivation to adopt active, healthy lifestyles, now and into adulthood.
We work in partnership with community sports clubs to strengthen pathways from school to clubs so that pupils can participate regularly in local clubs. Active Schools Co-ordinators are responsible for developing and supporting volunteer led, sustainable physical activity and sport opportunities that take place outwith school hours, both within the school and wider community.
Your Active School Co-ordinator for Blairgowrie is Caroline Lawrie firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 07824529795
Further information about the Active Schools Team in Perth & Kinross can be viewed on the Live Active Leisure website
Meigle Cricket Club
Meigle Cricket Club began in the 1870s, with cricket in the area going further back than that and continues to be the heartbeat of village life over the summer months. A vibrant junior section has been rebuilt over the last decade, with many girls playing, as well as boys, with more girls going on to play representative cricket for their Caledonia region, than their male counterparts! It meets from late April to late summer/early autumn (until the light fades), on a Thursday 6-7.30pm.
The club has a 1st XI that won promotion to the Cricket Scotland Eastern Premier League, the top tier in the country, after a successful 2019 season that saw the club win its eighth Scottish Village Cup title, the Breedon S&PCU North East Championship and the Cricket Scotland Premiership play off. A 2nd XI also turns out in the Strathmore & Perthshire Cricket Union on a Saturday with a developmental 3rd XI introducing youngsters to the game while older players and adult newcomers, offer a supportive environment for these first steps into adult cricket.
The club has produced Scotland internationals, including Gordon Drummond, Annette Drummond as well as Ralph Laing and Gordon Laing. Former club professional Ryan Watson also went on to play, and like Gordon, captain Scotland. WB Scott aka Bill or Willie to those who know him, is the top run scorer in the history of the Strathmore Union league, a club professional is in second place on this list, which shows what a great feat it is for an amateur batsman.
A real highlight in the local community is the annual Great Meigle Bake Off which often dwarfs the much longer running annual social sixes (3 cricketers play with 3 non-cricketers), This is a fun tournament that runs alongside the GMBO and sees a great turn out from Ardler, Kettins and Meigle plus other surrounding towns and villages.
The park is well run by the hardworking Victory Park Management committee on behalf of the village and picnics and barbecues are welcome to be had on the boundary edge when games are on. The club is the last sport active in the ground, tennis, amateur football and field hockey had clubs in the past.
More information is available here.
Meigle Community Education Group
The group started in 1989 and meet weekly on Tuesday morning's from September to May in Meigle Church Hall at 10.15am. We host a variety of Talks and Demonstrations with coffee and biscuits to follow.
All are welcome. For further information please contact 01828 640356 or any committee member.
Photo Credit: Campbell Napier, Meigle.
Friendly amateur singing group, raising money for local charities.
Meets most Tuesdays at 7pm in the Kinloch Arms Hotel, The Square, Meigle.
For more information telephone 01828 640410
**Please note that due to COVID-19, the group is unlikely to meet until later in 2021**