Founded in 1997, Perth and Kinross Countryside Trust (PKCT) is an independent charity that negotiates access to land, builds paths, helps care for Scotland’s most spectacular woodlands and trees, and works on conservation projects all to improve and promote access to the countryside for walkers, cyclists and horse riders.

We work in partnership with other organisations and community groups to help make Perthshire one of the most accessible destinations in Scotland.


What we do

Perthshire Big Tree Country   PBTC Conifer Conservation Programme logoCateran Trail logoNational Tree Collections of Scotland (NTCS) logo Working with communities


Over 23 years, we’ve also achieved…

Our Team

The team is made up of four project officers and a Trust Director.

 Peter Quinn – Trust Director

Bid Strachan Photo Bid Strachan – Communities Officer

Andrew Barrie Photo Andrew Barrie – Strategic Routes Officer

Doug Flint © photos by zoe Doug Flint – PCCP & NTCS Project Officer

 Constance Boddice – PR & Marketing Officer


Our Board of Trustees

Our Charity Trustees are the people in overall control of Perth and Kinross Countryside Trust. They are responsible for our governance and strategy and for making sure that we are administered effectively. All charity Trustees, including ours, are volunteers.

Cedric Wilkins: Chair

Cllr William (Willie) Robertson – appointed by Perth & Kinross Council

Cllr Stewart Donaldson - appointed by Perth & Kinross Council

Michael (Mike) Strachan – appointed by Scottish Forestry

Stewart MacLeod – Retired engineer

Alastair Dorward – Retired solicitor

Jayne Scott – Financial expert

Carol Ann Smith – Influencer and fundraising expert

Cat Burton – outdoor photographer and explorer

Clare Hamilton – Biodiversity and climate change expert

Roger Coppock MBE – forestry expert

Stephen Woollard – conservation education expert

*Read about our five newest Trustees here*


Our core funders

Perth and Kinross Countryside Trust is supported by our core funders, who contribute both practical and financial support to enable us to carry out our work.

The Gannochy Trust logo      Perth and Kinross Council logo      


Our Annual Reports

PKCT Annual Report 2019-2020