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.