Staying safe in Dunkeld & Birnam

We’re missing you as much as you’re missing us - we love giving visitors a warm welcome!

Like our many visitors we love the beauty of the Dunkeld & Birnam area and enjoy sharing it with you - but we want to make sure that we can welcome visitors responsibly which is why each business is working out how to make changes that keep you and their staff safe, especially as lockdown continues to ease.

We want us all to follow the Scottish Government’s current guidance which is summarised below, and we really do look forward to welcoming you back.

When you return: please help to keep us safe and to keep you safe

As a community, we ask that you follow the Scottish Government guidelines and respond to the sensitivities of our residents and our businesses:

  • 1. Wearing a face covering is now mandatory in our shops, and if you are using public transport (including taxi & private hire vehicles) in and around our villages.
  • 2. Observe social distancing in any of our shops and businesses which are open, and comply with additional measures which any of them have individually deemed necessary through their own Covid-19 Risk Assessments.
  • 3. Observe social distancing in our villages and follow the pedestrian signposting on Dunkeld Bridge.
  • 4. Observe social distancing at any of our very lovely (and therefore potentially very busy) beauty spots, walks, swimming, sunbathing or picnicking places.
  • 5. Always remeber the government FACTS guidance: “Face covering; Avoid crowded places; Clean your hands regularly; Two metre distance; Self-isolate and book a test if you have symptoms”.
  • 6. Take all your belongings, litter, left-over bits and pieces away with you after your picnic. Given the current problems with wildfires spreading we would discourage you from having BBQs.
  • 7. Remember that most of the land around our community is farmed or managed land. With your public access rights comes the responsibility for you to ensure you take extra care, especially to keep dogs under control and to use hand sanitiser when you are opening and closing gates.
  • 8. Although our public toilets in Dunkeld are open, availaibility of other toilets will be limited.
  • 9. Campsites are open, but facilities will be limited so please check in advance. If you’re not camping or campervanning on a campsite, please be sensitive to locals, don’t stay overnight if the area is busy, take all waste with you.
  • 10. Our wonderful range of accommodation (hotels, self-catering, guest houses, B&Bs) are opening, so please support these businesses who are at the heart of our visitor experience.

We look forward to welcoming you back safely to Dunkeld & Birnam.

Dunkeld & Birnam Tourism Association
working with the Dunkeld & Birnam Community Council and the PH8 Business Group

Updated 15th July 2020

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