The current situation in Scotland, and indeed around the world, resulting from the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic has created a time of uncertainty and challenge for everyone. We are doing everything we can to keep our staff safe. As such and in line with UK and Scottish Government advice, all Perth and Kinross Countryside Trust staff are now working from home for their and the public’s health and safety. Therefore, we ask for your patience, as it may take longer than usual to respond to your enquiries as we and our IT systems adapt to this new way of working.
We will continue to work to keep residents of and visitors to Perthshire up-to-date with the latest visitor information for those sites across the area in which we work (including local path networks, Perthshire Big Tree Country and the Cateran Trail) so that they know which local outdoor facilities and destinations are still accessible for their once daily outdoor visit. Getting some time outside will be particularly beneficial to mental and physical health and wellbeing during this time of self-isolation.
We encourage everyone who wishes to visit the outdoors to respect the essential social distancing measures and keep two metres away from other people you come across. Please also stay local when going outside and avoid driving to more distant destinations for time outdoors.
You can find the latest Government advice here.
All of our outdoor projects, including site visits, path improvement works and tree planting / GPS-plotting have been put on hold for the time being. We are continuing to do project planning and communicate with our funders, partners and communities so that when medical and scientific advice allows restrictions to be lifted, we are ready to get going again.
Please be aware that the Cateran Yomp 2020 and the Cateran Trail Ultramarathon are both cancelled this year. For more information, visit ABF The Soldiers’ Charity Cateran Yomp page or the Cateran Trail Ultramarathon Facebook group page.
Together, we can all get through this. Together, we can all keep ourselves and others safe. Be kind, thoughtful and helpful to one another.
The Rights of Responsible Access still apply – but please follow the Scottish Outdoor Access Code and the latest Scottish Government Advice.