Get Involved and Help Your Community

Our ambitious plan requires your input.

We would like to hear from community groups, individuals and organisations who have ideas and projects focused on enhancing the lives of the people around them and bringing social value to our local area. This could be a small project, such as path clearing, or a large community wide project. See our Community Case Studies page for great examples of the work we've done so far.

Get Involved:

Join a Meeting: We hold quarterly meetings in Luncarty and Scone and would love to see you there. These meetings offer updates and give you the chance to speak to our engineers and community benefits team. Why not book to attend the next community meeting and find out more?

  • East Community Group Meeting at the Stormontfield Project Office - 23rd April 2024
  • West Community Group Meeting will now be incorporated at the Luncarty, Redgorton & Moneydie Community Council meetings held at the Bertha Park Hub, first meeting we will attend will be June 2024.

Link to book:

Book a Site Visit for Your Group: Do you run a local group or organisation that would like a site visit? We’ve welcomed in school groups, engineering degree students, Scouts groups, Perth Autism Support, local councillors, and many more. Let us know why you think your group would benefit and we will endeavour to arrange a visit for you. Email Community Benefits Manager, Innes Mackintosh at [email protected].

Gain Assistance for Your Project:
Assistance for your project may be offered as services in kind, or via the provision of goods. We also look to support smaller projects via the Perth & Kinross Community Benefits Wish List. We do not issue direct pots of funding.

Join The CTLR Community Art Trail: Following community consultation meetings held in May 2023, Nichol Wheatley the artist / curator for the CTLR project presented his Artwork Plan to Perth & Kinross Council. The plan has identified nine locations for new sculptures and legacy artworks throughout the site of the new road and associated active travel network. There will now be a period of internal consultation, after which the Art plan will be made public with opportunities for community involvement opened to all.

Find out more about the Cross Tay Link Road project Community Artworks >

If you are a local artist who would like to make a bid to create one of these artworks, then please contact Nichol directly to find out more. [email protected]

Sign up to our digital newsletter and receive monthly updates and new on how the project build is progressing and where our community benefits programme is making a difference. We’ll also share dates of meetings and any significant news on works in your area.

William Diver, Project Director, BAM Nuttall
Identified Community Benefits projects BAM Nuttall will deliver
Community Projects

Develop a Barn Owl/bat building to act as a natural habitat for these creatures to promote a healthy biodiversity.

Develop Bat Boxes to allow the native bats to acclimatise to the new habitats

Installation of a temporary fishing hut to the south of the proposed River Tay Crossing Bridge. There will also involve the relocation of the existing fishing hut. Permission for the permanent relocation will be sought under a separate planning application by the relevant landowner.

Relations have been built with the project manager, Ellie Corsie, for the Rewild Denmarkfield project located south of Luncarty. This project is a rewilding scheme planned for the development of vegetable allotments which will be maintained by local dwellers. Families will be able to reserve their own allotment to grow their own food throughout the year with each allotment designed to feed a family across the four seasons.


Identify neighbourhood security apps that empower the community to help safeguard their neighbourhood by connecting people to one another providing the ability to raise awareness of safety concerns. This could provide opportunities for building relationships to empower the community to solve issues within their neighbourhood. A potential app identified is called Nextdoor™.

Scenting some Christmas cheer to Perthshire Women’s Aid

Host podcasts to discuss the project with the team working on CTLR. Opportunities to do Q&A sessions with the public about CTLR.

This group has approached BAM to highlight their interest in being a part of the CTLR project. They have facilities in Perth Airport and are looking to expand their presence within the Perth & Kinross area, reaching small communities as well as those within the Perth City. Opportunity to explore how we can provide resources to support them. They have a wide skill set within the group and could support activity such as building the fishing hut, barn owl/bat facility, bat boxes, etc. They are enthusiastic about the CTLR project and have shown a willingness to get involved.

Work with local schools to arrange learning visits to give pupils an idea what it is like to work on a major construction project and the different roles required to make it work. It is currently being discussed with Education Scotland to use their online service, DYW Live, in-order to visit schools virtually via a live stream into classrooms. This will provide access to the entire Perth & Kinross region and effectively navigates the health & safety risks of school visits regarding COVID.



Delivering Community Benefits projects identified by Perth & Kinross Council

Together, with RSPB, BAM will develop a bird-watching hide in the Wetland area of the project. Have already identified the Scottish Ornithologists’ Club as an organisation willing to manage and maintain the hut.

To preserve the history of the archaeological sites covered by CTLR, BAM have engaged GUARD Archaeology Ltd to devise a full Community Archaeology Outreach Engagement Strategy on this project which can be viewed as Appendix 2

As one of the project’s advertised at the Meet the Contractor event, we will be seeking involvement from those wishing to participate in the clean-up duties of the Perth Lade Green Corridor. BAM will coordinate this group to help clear the Lade area of rubbish and manage the vegetation in the area. This is in association with the Perth Lade Green Corridor Management Plan, devised to address the ‘green corridor’, spanning a 7km biodiverse watercourse, running from the city centre to Almondbank. Perth Airport’s Men’s Shed have been approached for consultation and collaboration in constructing seating areas along the Perth Lade for suitable rest points along the pathway.

BAM proposes a joint venture with Historic Environment Scotland, Heritage Trust, Scottish Forestry, University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) and the PKC Environment and Infrastructure Committee to enhance accessibility of existing ancient woodland in the area. This may also involve engaging with local schools in support of tree planting.

Tay District Salmon Fisheries Board and other key stakeholders will be approached to work together to develop a project to monitor salmon numbers in the River Tay. Members of Tay Ghillies will provide access to the Tay along banking areas. Existing relationships with Mansfield Scone Estate developed during the Ground Investigation works will allow for Ghillies to liaise with BAM to deploy monitoring equipment in the Tay. Through consultation with stakeholder groups, BAM will explore options to support the limited existing numbers of salmon, and if possible, devise solutions to increase their population by developing their habitat.

Creative Scotland’s Place Partnership programme, Perthshire Creates, Perthshire Art Association, Perthshire Photographic Society and UHI will be approached to collaborate in the design, creation and placement of sculptures in identified locations, agreed upon with PKC. Independent local artists will also be recruited into this initiative to develop the creative output of the programme and incorporate these art creations into the final landscape design.

Perth & Kinross Heritage Trust has been identified as an organisation bringing art, culture, books, learning, creative communities and local history and heritage to people at 17 venues across the whole of Perth and Kinross. This trust can be an asset when engaging with communities with a focus on art & culture. There may be opportunities to engage schools in heritage projects.

Perth and Kinross Council Wish List

On top of the projects outlined BAM Nuttall is also committed to delivering projects on Perth and Kinross Community Benefits Wish List.

These are projects that have been identified by local communities as priorities in helping to improve their local environment or deliver new community development based activity.

The projects will be considered over the course of the whole project.

Everyone has something to offer

Cross Tay Link Road reflects the thinking behind Perth and Kinross Council’s new community development framework, ‘The Perth & Kinross Offer’

It sets out how Perth & Kinross Council plans to involve staff and communities working together to make life better for everyone living in the area.

Every day across Perth and Kinross individuals and community groups are doing their bit to help make this a better place for everyone to live. From clearing snow from an elderly neighbour’s footpath, to picking up litter. From volunteering to coach youth football, to buying from a local independent business.

Big or small, all of these actions make a difference.

The same is true of the Council’s staff. The Perth & Kinross Offer recognises what can happen and achieved if everyone works together every day.

The framework document sets out the purpose of the ‘Offer’ and how it will be embedded in the organisational culture for council staff, and the role local residents, businesses, elected members and community planning partners have to play in making it a reality.

Find out more details of the ways Council staff, partners and community members are already putting the ‘Offer’ into action.

Community Benefits

As well as delivering the main construction work of the Cross Tay Link Road, BAM Nuttall are committed to delivering a series of projects that will benefit the local community as a lasting legacy of the company’s work.

The Cross Tay Link Road Community Benefits Strategy outlines how the project will provide opportunities communities, local charities and disadvantaged groups, all while securing economic and social benefits for the people of Perth & Kinross.

Employability icon

Employability Projects

Employability and upskilloing opportunities for local resdients and business

Supply icon

Supply Chain Projects

Supply chain and capacity projects provide opportunities for local businesses to tender