World-renowned hotel and sporting estate, Gleneagles, is set to become the first charity partner of Perthshire’s countryside.

Gleneagles Hotel exterior © Gleneagles

Gleneagles is partnering with Perth and Kinross Countryside Trust (PKCT), who negotiates access to land, builds footpaths, helps care for the countryside and undertakes conservation and biodiversity projects to improve and promote access to the countryside for walkers, cyclists, and horse riders. 

By partnering with PKCT, Gleneagles, its staff and its guests will continue to support Perthshire Big Tree Country as well as support conservation, biodiversity, and rewilding projects locally and across Perth and Kinross in addition to promoting and taking part in outdoor education, volunteering, and tree planting on site.

This green-fingered partnership will support Gleneagles’ staff environmental focus and add to their already outstanding Green Tourism Gold credentials, meaning its staff and guests will visibly see its commitment to the environment and its people.

Gleneagles golf course and hotel © Gleneagles

Gleneagles were also a founding member of the Supporting Perthshire Big Tree Country scheme, for which they and their guests raised over £280,000 and hosted the launch of the Perthshire Conifer Conservation Programme, which aims to protect the world’s most threatened conifer species.

Gleneagles Managing Director, Conor O’Leary, said:

We’re blessed to be surrounded by some of the most beautiful natural assets in the world and, at Gleneagles, we’re proud to do our part to maintain and enhance this environment to ensure its survival for future generations.

Perth & Kinross Countryside Trust provide critical support in caring for our countryside, for Scotland’s woodlands and trees and we’re delighted to partner with them. PKCT drive forward many important conservation projects and our partnership also gives our employees great opportunities to volunteer and make a positive difference in our community.

Peter Quinn, PKCT’s Director, commented:

To have this level of support from an iconic institution like Gleneagles means we will jointly be able to make Perthshire’s countryside more accessible and conserve it now and for the future. Volunteering days outdoors by Gleneagles’ staff will be a fantastic help to our conservation and outdoor learning efforts as well as promoting a sense of wellbeing and connection between the staff and the place in which they work.

Find out more about PKCT and its conservation, access and education projects at