The Highland Perthshire Communities Land Trust

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

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.