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A snapshot of our community now!

Location and Population

  • Alyth is a town in Perth & Kinross, Scotland, five miles northeast of Blairgowrie and about 17 miles northwest of Dundee.
  • Estimated population – 3,039
    • Under 16s – 480
    • Working age – 1,746
    • Over 65s – 813


  • Alyth became a Burgh of Barony in 1488 – solidifying Alyth’s status as a market town.
  • In 1651, many Scottish nobles were captured in the ‘Onfall of Alyth’ and sent to the Tower of London.
  • Home to one of only two museums in Perthshire located outside Perth.
  • Hometown to Professor James Hutchison who helped invent the MRI scanner. Also the home of James Sandy who invented the invisible hinge.

Community, Sports and Recreation

  • Over 30 different community groups/clubs/organisations.
  • Three churches.
  • Sports facilities: football field, bike park, golf courses, tennis courts, bowling green.
  • There are four different play-parks in Alyth and New Alyth.

Education and Childcare

  • Alyth has two nurseries, a primary school and a parent/toddler group.
  • There is a number of different youth clubs and after/before school care options.
  • High School-aged children have to travel by bus/car to attend school. Most attend Blairgowrie High.

Local Environment

  • A picturesque town surrounded by natural spaces such as the Den O’ Alyth and Alyth Hill.
  • Alyth is also situated on the Cateran Trail.
  • The Alyth Burn passes through the town and is loved by the community.
  • Since the Burn flooded in 2015, it has been a growing cause for concern. Alyth has a dedicated flood response team.

More Information

To find out more about our community now, you can read the full Community Profile on the CAP Reports page.