The Highland Perthshire Communities Land Trust

  • Fungus Hunt Dùn Coillich August 2017
  • Work Party March 2017: tree planting Dùn Coillich
  • Dyke building Sep 2017
  • Fence repairs
  • Visitor hut. Posters, information sheets and books are available for the use of school parties and other visitors
  • Sandra Winter working on Trish's enclosure in 2013 Dùn Coillich
  • The Hydro Scheme provides the Trust with an annual income. The scheme takes water from Dùn Coillich
  • Learning maintenance skills as part of the Rural Skills Training
  • All geared up - learning maintenance skills as part of the Rural Skills Training
  • Having a break from work 2013 Dùn Coillich
  • There is a mink raft on Dùn Coillich which is there to check for the tracks of mink in clay
  • First Aid Rural Skills 3
  • Improving access
  • First Aid Rural Skills 3
  • Dyke building Sep 2017
  • Planting trees
  • Glengoulandie dam: Dùn Coillich
  • Rural Skills Course 3
  • Bracken Harvest: Dùn Coillich
  • Dùn Coillich signage
  • Viewing the Black Grouse lek on Dùn Coillich
  • Rural Skills Trainees learning how to do dry stane dyking
  • Placing a camera trap to see what birds and other animals are on the move on Dùn Coillich
  • Fencing Dùn Coillich
  • Rural Skills Course 3
  • Wire transport for fencing 2013 Dùn Coillich
  • Tree Growth Dùn Coillich
  • Fencing volunteers in 2013 — Dùn Coillich
  • Fence wire transport on the contraption Dùn Coillich
  • Badger (Meles meles) caught on camera trap
  • Joint working party with John Muir Trust in 2013 — at Dùn Coillich
  • Braes of Foss working party 20170309 Dùn Coillich
  • Route marking: Dùn Coillich
  • Food for Beaver Scouts after their hard work at Dùn Coillich
  • Braes of Foss working party 20170309 Dùn Coillich
  • Repairing walls. Deer need to be controlled to protect the trees
  • Beavers Dùn Coillich
  • BBQ October 2016 Dùn Coillich
  • Strimming - learning maintenance skills as part of the Rural Skills Training
  • BBQ Autumn 2016 Dùn Coillich
  • Rural Skills Training trainee in action
  • Dùn Coillich - for the people
  • Rob Coope helping with transport in 2013 Dùn Coillich
  • Willie McGhee Andy Walker Holly
  • Rural Skills Course 3
  • Rural Skills Course 3
  • Braes of Foss working party 20170309 Dùn Coillich

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.