In light of the proposed developments at Taymouth Castle in Kenmore, Perth and Kinross Countryside Trust (PKCT) can confirm its position that:

"Having worked extensively with communities we appreciate the heartfelt concerns of those in Kenmore and beyond regarding the plans at Taymouth Castle. Given our goal of making the great Scottish outdoors accessible for all, we wish to ensure that the beauty of Loch Tay is protected and is something that we can all enjoy. This is a mission we are committed to regardless of whether the proposed developments proceed or not.

Our access, conservation and education projects often involve engaging and working constructively with landowners. While our goal is to ensure that the great outdoors is maintained, enhanced, and accessible for all, we accept that development will go ahead in certain areas and in certain circumstances.  

Where that is the case, we look to work closely with landowners and developers to ensure that the maximum benefit can be found for the local community and the environment. As such, irrespective of the outcome of the planning process, we are open to working with the local community and Discovery Land Company on access and conservation projects around Loch Tay.

PKCT are not connected to the current proposals and have no formal business relationship with Discovery Land Company.

Perth and Kinross Council are the authority responsible for considering any potential outdoor access impacts as part of determining planning applications for new development, and are also responsible for upholding access rights in terms of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003."