Alyth Show (or at least part of it) heads back to its roots

At least part of the Alyth & District Agricultural Show will be returning to Alyth this year, thanks to a grant from our Community Projects Fund.

The Show hasn’t been able to be in Alyth for several years due to lack of a suitable venue, and hasn’t taken place at all since 2019 due to the covid pandemic.  When the Show Society decided to go ahead with an event this year, they made some changes to make the Show viable, one of which was to split the event into two.  

The traditional Industrial Tent will now be replaced by a Root & Produce Show to be held in Alyth Town Hall in November.  The grant from our Community Projects Fund will help towards the costs of hall hire, hall set-up, promotion and advertising.  The Society also plans to buy some seeds and recipe packs to encourage people who may not be able to afford them to take part, along with small medals and trophies for young prize-winners

Mel McFadden of the Society said:  “We hope to expand the schedule of what used to be the Industrial Tent to include home-grown produce.  We hope that this will encourage the community to take up growing some home produce, have a go at baking or some of the home crafts covered by competitions. By including a children’s section we hope to encourage children to garden, bake and create.

“Bringing at least part of the Alyth & District Agricultural Show back to the town will be a popular decision with Alyth residents. It will encourage more people to take up gardening, home cooking or some crafts.  Gardening and growing your own vegetables is great for both mental and physical health, and good for the environment as well.”

ADT’s Community Projects Fund distributes the community benefit funds provided for Alyth by the operators of the Tullymurdoch Windfarm, some five miles north of the town.  Applications to the fund are judged by an independent panel of volunteers drawn from across the community.  The next deadline for applications to the fund is 15 July.  Apply at

June board meeting tomorrow (Monday)

screenshot of Alyth Online calendar

It’s our monthly board meeting tomorrow, in Nonnina’s Kitchen, Barony Church, Commercial Street, starting at 7.00pm. Come along and see what we’re up to just now – all welcome! And don’t forget: you can keep up to date on forthcoming events via the Alyth Online calendar –


Alyth Development Trust is holding a public consultation on proposals to create new allotments in Alyth. The consultations on the Community Action Plan over the summer of 2021 identified more allotment space as a priority to help make Alyth a more resilient town.

Over the past few months people across the town have joined together in a working group to develop plans and concepts for where new allotments might be created and and what they might look like.

The consultation event on 19 June will be very informal and you can come along for as long as you like to find out more – any and all interested people will be very welcome! ADT and the working group will be sharing potential sites and seeking suggestions for other sites, and will have drawings and details of the plans as they have evolved up to this point, no matter where the allotments are finally built.

Drop in to the Town Hall any time between 3pm and 7pm on 19 June! We’re looking forward to seeing you.

March board meeting minutes now available

The minutes of our board of directors’ meeting last Monday (6 March) are now available to read here. Have a look at what we’re currently up to, and if you’d like to find out more or get involved, then we’d love to see you at our next meeting. It will be held on Zoom on 3 April – just contact us for the login details nearer the time.

CPF grant helps second Strathmore Open Studios take flight

We’re excited to be supporting the second Strathmore Open Studios event coming up in May with a grant of £2000 from our Community Projects Fund.  This year’s event looks likely to involve more than 40 artists and craftspeople exhibiting their creations up and down Strathmore and especially in Alyth.  

This means Strathmore Open Studios 2023 will be even bigger than last year’s inaugural event in August which attracted huge numbers of visitors to see displays of work from 35 artists and creative people across 14 studios in and around Alyth.

There’s already a Facebook page – – soon to be joined by a dedicated website and, hopefully, an Instagram page.  We will of course be helping to promote more news about Strathmore Open Studios as the event draws nearer.  See the story in this month’s Alyth Voice for more details.

New way to track Alyth events

There’s a new way to keep up to date with all that’s going on in Alyth.  The new Alyth.Online website includes a comprehensive calendar section with upcoming events of all kinds.  Better yet, you can subscribe to the calendar and get the events added automatically to your online calendar, or just search for one particular type of event (such as ADT board meetings!) and subscribe to just those.  Try it out and let us know what you think!

February board meeting minutes now available

The minutes of our February board meeting are now available for you to read. See what we’re currently up to, and let us know if you’d like to join our next board meeting in March. It’ll be an in-person meeting at the Community Wing, Alyth Primary School, Albert Street, on Monday 6 March starting at 7.00pm.

Happy New Year – hoping to see you in 2023!

Happy New Year to all our members and to the whole community of Alyth! We’ve got an exciting 2023 ahead of us with several projects on course to make big strides forward. Why not find out more and get involved? Our next board meeting is scheduled for this coming Monday, 9 January, via Zoom and starting at 7.00pm. Send us a message and we’ll send you the login details – you would be very welcome!