Meeting at The Royal George Hotel in Perth at 9:30 on Thursday 9 May 2024, the Perthshire Nature Connections Gathering is an opportunity to hear from a range of speakers about some of the top nature recovery projects in this part of the country. It is also an opportunity to connect with individuals and organisations from across Perth and Kinross who share the passion and commitment for protecting and restoring nature.

Participation – this is an in-person event - no online participation is planned. Non-attendees and booked delegates can also publish online poster-content ‘Talk to me about …’ see below

Delegates list gatheringprogramme.pdf

Final programme with speakers' details gatheringprogramme.pdf

Event Schedule

09:30 Arrival - coffee/tea available 

From 10 am

  • Introductory remarks Clare Hamilton, trustee, PKCT, Chair, PNCP
  • Northwoods Rewilding Network in Perthshire – James Nairne, SCOTLAND: The Big Picture
  • Nature finance and landscape-scale projects  – D Tollick, Sophie Ramsay, Marian Bruce
  • Nature and Government in P&K – including Local Nature Conservation Sites, Nature Networks – Robert Wills and Hannah Wilson PKC

11:15 Comfort Break

From 11:25

  • Dalnacardoch Estate – 7,000 hectare Durrell Trust recent acquisition – vision and plans – Deirdre Stewart, Programme Director Scotland for Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust (DWCTS).
  • Ben Lawers – recent developments on NTS National Nature Reserve – Helen Cole, Senior Ranger/Naturalist and Property Manager, NTS
  • Perthshire Nature Connections Partnership (PNCP) – open forum – vision and plans.

12:30 Open Forum/Q&A   Clare Hamilton, trustee, PKCT, Chair, PNCP

12:50 Closing Remarks  Peter Quinn, Director, PKCT

13:00 Networking Lunch

14:00 Event Closes


‘Talk to me about …’ online poster-wall

the link below opens content related to the agenda item "Nature and Government in P&K"


the link below opens content related to the agenda item "PNCP Futures"


Other Posters

Wild Strathfillan 20240501-wildstrathfillan-whoswhopostera4landscape-draft(003).pdf

Breadalbane - Species Rich Grassland pfl_nikki_postcard(8mmbleed)(1).pdf

Almond Headwaters - Riverwoods IRP 

Strategy Games for negotiating Landscape Transitions in Scotland 31 May event flyer_2(003).pptx

Travel to

there is no on-site parking, please use public parking nearby. The rail and bus stations are approx 20 mins walk - local buses run nearby.

Post-event details

The event feedback form is here posteventfeedback-emailit.docx

PNCP - further details are online here PNCP webpage

any issues? [email protected] 07720 621745

Thank you for your interest in The Perthshire Nature Connections Partnership Gathering 2024. Unfortunately this event is now CLOSED. Please check our website for future opportunities.