The Tay Landscape Partnership aims to celebrate the natural and historic environments of the upper Tay estuary and lower Strathearn. Through a range of projects the Partnership aims to conserve and enhance some of the natural and built features that make the landscape unique. It is hoped that these projects will also improve understanding of these features and their significance, both locally and nationally.
The Partnership area extends over 200 sq km and includes the Carse of Gowrie, parts of the Sidlaws and the Ochils, as well as Moncreiffe Hill and lower Strathearn.
The Partnership has won a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to help explore the possibilities for reconnecting with the remarkable natural and built heritage of this area.
Over the course of 2012, the Partnership will be asking communities and organisations which features or aspects of the landscape are most important to them. Some projects have already been suggested including; excavating Iron Age hill forts, restoring historic orchards and developing new path networks.
A main objective of the development phase is to present an overwhelming case for further investment when the Partnership submits their next funding application in early 2013.
The Tay Landscape Partnership is a joint initiative between Perth & Kinross Countryside Trust and Perth & Kinross Heritage Trust. Representatives of both organisations sit on the Steering Group, along with representatives from local communities and Perth & Kinross Council.
For further information please visit http://taylp.org/.