The Highland Perthshire Communities Land Trust

  • Badger (Meles meles) caught on camera trap
  • Rural Skills Training trainee in action
  • Improving access
  • Viewing the Black Grouse lek on Dùn Coillich
  • Dùn Coillich signage
  • All geared up - learning maintenance skills as part of the Rural Skills Training
  • Learning maintenance skills as part of the Rural Skills Training
  • Dùn Coillich - for the people
  • Fence repairs
  • Strimming - learning maintenance skills as part of the Rural Skills Training
  • The Hydro Scheme provides the Trust with an annual income. The scheme takes water from Dùn Coillich
  • Rural Skills Trainees learning how to do dry stane dyking
  • Repairing walls. Deer need to be controlled to protect the trees
  • Placing a camera trap to see what birds and other animals are on the move on Dùn Coillich
  • Visitor hut. Posters, information sheets and books are available for the use of school parties and other visitors
  • There is a mink raft on Dùn Coillich which is there to check for the tracks of mink in clay
  • Planting trees

The Highland Perthshire Communities Land Trust (HPCLT) was formed in 2002 and in May that year announced the successful purchase of Dùn Coillich.

Dùn Coillich is approximately 1,100 acres of hill ground situated between the Tay and Tummel straths, east of Schiehallion, about six miles north-west of Aberfeldy, in Highland Perthshire, Scotland. See location and directions.

The purchase of Dùn Coillich represents the first ever successful community land purchase in the Perthshire Highlands. The purchase was made possible entirely by generous contributions, both large and small, from the community.

The local community has now undertaken to manage this land for the benefit of all in Highland Perthshire and beyond. With this initiative, interested communities and groups are coming together and working in partnership, creating a resource that will help improve the quality of life - educationally, environmentally, socially and economically. As a result of this community venture, Dùn Coillich now belongs to everyone in the area.