Latest News Perthshire trees get a big boost thanks to community benefits Perthshire Big Tree Country, which aims to plant more trees and restore Perthshire’s woodlands, has received the first of three £1500 donations from Levenseat Ltd. Levenseat has supported the much-loved Perthshire Big Tree Country scheme through Perth & Kinross Council’s Procurement Department Community Benefits scheme, upon its award of a recycling contract for the councils street sweepings – yes they are recycled! Left to right - Lisa Heffernan at Levenseat Ltd and Peter Quinn at PKCT The Council’s scheme aims to embed social, economic or environmental benefit into all contracts they require to deliver their services to communities. Levenseat’s mission is to harness the inherent value of all resources, and their vision is to develop sustainability to the point where nothing is wasted, they see this as key to truly developing a circular economy and are committed to developing new solutions to recover the best resources from waste and provide customers with environmental and economic solutions. Levenseat has a long history of Community Engagement, and they strive to do their bit to help make our local communities stronger, safer, more resilient, and sustainable; ultimately making them better places to work and live, and this includes supporting schemes like Big Tree Country. Perthshire Big Tree Country is managed by Perth and Kinross Countryside Trust (PKCT) and comprises over 200,000 acres of woodlands and more champion trees than anywhere else in the UK. Through the initiative, PKCT delivers enhanced access to and enjoyment of Perthshire’s outstanding tree and woodland heritage. The Queens View in Highland Perthshire which overlooks Loch Tummel and is part of Perthshire Big Tree Country ©VisitScotland/Kenny Lam Pamela Knox-Welsh, Communications Manager, commented: Our community engagement initiatives offer us the opportunity to support local based projects that align with our company’s vision and purpose. We are delighted to be supporting the Perth and Kinross Countryside Trust with their Big Tree Country project and helping to contribute to their efforts of maintaining and developing the woodlands in the Perthshire Area. Peter Quinn, PKCT Trust Director, said: This level of support for Perthshire Big Tree Country from Levenseat goes a long way to allowing us to conserve the incredible trees across Perthshire and plant more for the longevity of the woodlands, local biodiversity and climate change mitigation. The Council’s Community Benefits scheme is making a big difference to so many local charities and causes, so we’d like to thank them again for the opportunity to be a part of it. Perth and Kinross Council is committed to working with communities and businesses to achieve social value from the money they spend. They do this by including Community Benefit Clauses in as many of their contracts as possible. A Wish List for Community Benefits is compiled of community groups and their projects.