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.
- 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.