The Highland Perthshire Communities Land Trust

  • Dyke building Sep 2017
  • Trustees viewing the Wee Birks Field
  • Having a break from work 2013 Dùn Coillich
  • Planting trees
  • Food for Beaver Scouts after their hard work at Dùn Coillich
  • Dùn Coillich - for the people
  • Glengoulandie dam: Dùn Coillich
  • Route marking: Dùn Coillich
  • Fence wire transport on the contraption Dùn Coillich
  • Bracken Harvest: Dùn Coillich
  • BBQ Autumn 2016 Dùn Coillich
  • Repairing walls. Deer need to be controlled to protect the trees
  • Badger (Meles meles) caught on camera trap
  • Fencing Dùn Coillich
  • School group with Professor Russell Coope 2012 Dùn Coillich
  • BBQ October 2016 Dùn Coillich
  • Bracken Harvest: Dùn Coillich
  • Moth caught in the moth trap overnight. (25-26/9/17) Dùn Coillich
  • Allt Mohr: Dùn Coillich
  • First Aid Rural Skills 3
  • Juniper Dùn Coillich
  • Willie McGhee Andy Walker Holly
  • Fencing volunteers in 2013 — Dùn Coillich
  • There is a mink raft on Dùn Coillich which is there to check for the tracks of mink in clay
  • Moth Trap overnight 25/26 Sept Dùn Coillich
  • Fence wire transport on the contraption Dùn Coillich
  • Beavers Dùn Coillich
  • Braes of Foss working party 20170309 Dùn Coillich
  • Food for Beaver Scouts after their hard work at Dùn Coillich
  • First Aid Rural Skills 3
  • Dyke building Sep 2017
  • Grandtully Primary School and the SNH camera trap project
  • White Dome Cap Dùn Coillich
  • Fencing volunteers in 2013 — Dùn Coillich
  • Dyke building Sep 2017
  • Rural Skills Course 3
  • Route marking: Dùn Coillich
  • Fencing Dùn Coillich
  • Puss Moth caterpillar Dùn Coillich
  • Rural Skills Course 3
  • Sandra Winter working on Trish's enclosure in 2013 Dùn Coillich
  • Rob Coope helping with transport in 2013 Dùn Coillich
  • Rural Skills Course 3
  • Sneezewort Dùn Coillich
  • First Aid Rural Skills 3
  • Beavers Dùn Coillich
  • Fungus Hunt Dùn Coillich August 2017
  • Braes of Foss working party 20170309 Dùn Coillich
  • Club Moss (Lycopodium) Dùn Coillich
  • Work Party March 2017: tree planting Dùn Coillich
  • Braes of Foss working party 20170309 Dùn Coillich
  • White Dome Cap Fungus Dùn Coillich
  • BBQ Autumn 2016 Dùn Coillich
  • All geared up - learning maintenance skills as part of the Rural Skills Training
  • Rural Skills Trainees learning how to do dry stane dyking
  • First Aid Rural Skills 3
  • White Dome Cap Dùn Coillich
  • Northern Eggar Moth caterpillar near the Allt Mor (30/5/17)
  • Caddis Fly Larva: Dùn Coillich
  • Placing a camera trap to see what birds and other animals are on the move on Dùn Coillich
  • Beavers Dùn Coillich
  • Sundew Dùn Coillich
  • Prominent Moth Caterpillar DC 20170905
  • Northern Eggar Moth caterpillar Dùn Coillich
  • Witches' Butter (Exidia glandulosa) Dùn Coillich
  • The Wee Birks Field
  • Having a break from work 2013 Dùn Coillich
  • Badger Dùn Coillich
  • Rob Coope helping with transport in 2013 Dùn Coillich
  • Dùn Coillich signage
  • BBQ October 2016 Dùn Coillich
  • Butterbur
  • Bog Asphodel Dùn Coillich
  • Visitor hut. Posters, information sheets and books are available for the use of school parties and other visitors
  • Fence repairs
  • Braes of Foss working party 20170309 Dùn Coillich
  • Tree Growth Dùn Coillich
  • Elderberry Dùn Coillich
  • Petty Whin Dùn Coillich
  • The Wee Birks Field, March 2017
  • Schiehallion from Dùn Coillich
  • Viewing the Black Grouse lek on Dùn Coillich
  • Braes of Foss working party 20170309 Dùn Coillich
  • Dyke building Sep 2017
  • Improving access
  • Sandra Winter working on Trish's enclosure in 2013 Dùn Coillich
  • The Wee Birks Field, March 2017
  • The Wee Birks Field, March 2017
  • Fungus Hunt Dùn Coillich August 2017
  • Schiehallion from Dùn Coillich
  • Joint working party with John Muir Trust in 2013 — at Dùn Coillich
  • Great Diving Beetle (Dytiscus marginalis) Dùn Coillich
  • Learning maintenance skills as part of the Rural Skills Training
  • Rural Skills Course 3
  • Tree Growth Dùn Coillich
  • Wire transport for fencing 2013 Dùn Coillich
  • Small pearl fritillary Dùn Coillich
  • Wire transport for fencing 2013 Dùn Coillich
  • Strimming - learning maintenance skills as part of the Rural Skills Training
  • Rural Skills Training trainee in action
  • Braes of Foss working party 20170309 Dùn Coillich
  • Joint working party with John Muir Trust in 2013 — at Dùn Coillich
  • Work Party March 2017: tree planting Dùn Coillich
  • Britains heaviest spider, the 4-spot orb-weaver Araneus Quadratus DC 20170905
  • The Hydro Scheme provides the Trust with an annual income. The scheme takes water from 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 (420 Hectares) 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.

HPCLT also look after the Wee Birks Field in Aberfeldy. This was formerly part of Moness Farm owned by Duncan Alexander Menzies. In 2016, the Duncan Menzies Trust offered the land to Aberfeldy for community use, and purchase by HPCLT was completed with assistance from SSE Community Fund.