Perth and Kinross Countryside Trust (PKCT) has been recognised for its excellent education, conservation, access and community projects with a donation of £1,000 from trunk road management and maintenance body BEAR Scotland.


Caitlin Campbell, Media and Communications Assistant at BEAR, Peter Quinn, Trust Director at PKCT, Ieva Karklina, Graduate Environmental Advisor at BEAR, and Andrew Barrie, Strategic Routes Officer at PKCT © PKCT

Staff from BEAR Scotland, who maintains the Queensferry Crossing, Forth Road Bridge and trunk roads in the North West and South East of Scotland, nominated six regional charities across the country to receive donations as part of their wider commitment to local causes.


Gail McPhee, Commercial Assistant at BEAR Scotland, nominated PKCT for their engaging community work with local schools and path groups, and their vital conservation and access efforts spanning Perth and Kinross.

Iain Murray, Managing Director at BEAR Scotland, said:

BEAR Scotland will continue to support the communities and environments that we live and work in. Asking staff to nominate local causes allows them to make a positive difference within their own communities and this is a great initiative, which has proved to be a successful cog in our wider charity giving strategy.

Being able to help towards active travel and the environment of the community that we live and work in is an imperative part of our work as a company and I look forward to seeing future projects.

PKCT joins other winning charities and community causes around the country in receiving support from BEAR Scotland, such as the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation, Forth Hedgehog Hospital, Kinross Curling Rink, Commando Heritage Trail, and others.


Ieva Karklina, Graduate Environmental Advisor, and Caitlin Campbell, Media and Communications Assistant at BEAR Scotland, joined PKCT at Pullar House, Perth on Wednesday the 26th of April to award the donation and see first-hand the important work of PKCT with Peter Quinn, Trust Director at PKCT, who said:

We are very grateful to BEAR for this generous donation which we will use to support our Learning and Engagement programme across Perth and Kinross.


In 2022, BEAR Scotland donated £48,500 to charities and community initiatives across Scotland, and the company partners with a national charity each year to raise awareness and fundraise.


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