Help us get the countryside into the hearts of people now, tomorrow and for years to come.

We warmly welcome a gift left to the Trust in your will.

A gift in your will to the Trust will allow us to continue to make a difference to Perthshire’s countryside for years to come.

We would love to hear from you if you are considering remembering Perth and Kinross Countryside Trust in your will. Please contact our Trust Director, Peter Quinn, by email.

We recommend you take independent legal advice to ensure your legacy is left where you want it most, particularly to your family first.

Why leave a gift to us?

The Birnam Oak is a living contact with our ancient past and it's a beautiful tree. We need to value it. - Ann, Dorchester

Visited a number of times and worth saving for future generations! - Geoff, Dalgety Bay

Getting the countryside into the hearts of people - Trust values

We believe that the countryside is a special place and should have a special place in everyone’s life and heart.

We care about the wellbeing of the countryside and the wellbeing of people and want our work to enhance both.

We believe that everyone should connect with and care for the natural, historical and cultural heritage of the countryside.

We believe that by making it possible for everyone to connect with and care for the countryside, their lives and the countryside are enriched.

What legacies have let us achieve

Kirkmichael Path Network

Kirkmichael is a village in Highland Perthshire, featuring an amazing variety of local paths enjoyed by residents and visitors. An annual legacy from a local Kirkmichael trust to PKCT guarantees that we are able to maintain and enhance the paths in around the village as well as parts of the Cateran Trail (one of Scotland's Great Trails) and the Cateran Mini Trail year after year to keep them accessible for the thousands of people who visit the area every year.

Before and after path improvements Cateran Mini Trail Kirkmichael to Lair

Before and after photos of route improvements made to the Cateran Trail thanks to a legacy.


Aitken Arboretum

This special arboretum was opened in 2006 following a legacy of £80,000 left to Perth and Kinross Countryside Trust by James Aitken - a well-known Perth landscape gardener, who had a great love of the trees on Kinnoull Hill.

You can read all about the extraordinary man James Aitken and his legacy on the Kinnoull Hill Woodland Park Group's website.

Aitken Arboretum ©photosbyzoe

Aitken Arboretum ©photos by zoe