New PKCT Director appointed We are pleased to announce the appointment of our new Trust Director Peter Quinn. Leading a four-person team, Peter has dived straight into his new role and has even travelled to Bute for the annual National Tree Collections of Scotland (NTCS) Networking Day at Mount Stuart with Doug Flint, the NTCS Project Officer. Chairman of the Board, Cedric Wilkins, said: Peter comes from a strong business background, and we are confident that he will lead the Trust into an exciting new chapter in its development. It’s an amazing time for charities just now, so Peter has a fantastic opportunity to drive the future and strategic direction of the Trust. Peter commented: I’ve always loved the outdoors and believe in the vital role that charities like the Trust play in improving and promoting access for everyone to connect with the natural world. I am really looking forward to working with the team here to continue delivering the great work they are already involved in and to plan for the next projects and aspirations. Established in 1997, PKCT is an independent charity that negotiates access to land, builds footpaths, helps care for the countryside and undertakes conservation projects all to improve and promote access to the countryside for walkers, cyclists and horse riders. It manages the Cateran Trail, Perthshire Big Tree Country, Perthshire Conifer Conservation Programme and was a main partner in the highly successful Tay Landscape Partnership. It works in partnership with other organisations and community groups to help make Perthshire one of the most accessible destinations in Scotland.