The Highland Perthshire Communities Land Trust

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