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 starts to ease.

We want to follow the Scottish Government’s current guidance which is summarised below - but when the time is right, we really do look forward to welcoming you back.

Meanwhile, please help protect us all

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

  • Wear a face covering if you are using public transport or taxi & private hire vehicles in our community, and in enclosed environments if you are concerned about not being able to keep 2m distance from others.
  • Observe social distancing in our villages.
  • Observe social distancing at any of our very lovely (and therefore potentially very busy) beauty spots, walks, swimming, sunbathing or picnicking places.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Remember that some car parks are closed, and our public toilets are closed.
  • Remember that campsites are not open, and Government advice continues to be that you must not stay out overnight. Please do not camp or stay overnight in a campervan or motorhome anywhere in or around Birnam & Dunkeld.

We look forward to welcoming you back safely to Dunkeld & Birnam when the time is right.

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

Download a PDF with details of how our High Street is re-opening as lockdown restrictions are gradually eased.
With thanks to our local community news publication - The Bridge.
Updated 5th July 2020

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