With more than 200,000 acres of woodlands, which include more champion trees than anywhere else in the UK, Perthshire is Big Tree Country. Together these create Scotland's most spectacular trees and woodlands, where there are lots of different experiences to discover and enjoy.

In 2007, we founded the Supporting Perthshire Big Tree Country Scheme to expand what was achieved through the original Heritage and Access Project through which established PBTC and continue that work through our Perthshire Conifer Conservation Programme.

The scheme created a way for Perthshire’s accommodation providers and businesses to contribute to the conservation of our countryside and to environmental projects in the landscapes so essential to their guests’ experience.

To date the scheme has raised over £390,000 to support our work! On behalf of residents and visitors to Perth and Kinross who enjoy and benefit so much from PBTC sites, and on behalf of the site owners and managers, we thank our supporters for the enormously valuable contributions you have made and the works that have been possible as a result of your and your guests' generosity.

Download the brochure for accommodation providers here.

Download the brochure for businesses here.

Current scheme members 

Gleneagles logo Dunkeld House Hotel Logo  Ballathie House Hotel logo Duchally Country Estate logo 

HOW IT WORKS

Other than a bit of staff time, there are no costs to you.

There are many ways in which accommodation providers and businesses can collect donations from their guests / visitors. For example, they can:

  • Add a voluntary donation (e.g. £1) per night to guest’s bills
  • Add a voluntary donation per person to guest’s food bills,
  • Have a PBTC display with a donations box for guest contributions.
  • Add a voluntary donation to each cup of hot beverage,

If the visitor does not want to donate, they can simply ‘opt out’.

PKCT also welcomes donations direct from accommodation providers and businesses themselves on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis as part of their contribution towards the Supporting Perthshire Big Tree Country scheme.

Donations are paid to PKCT at the end of each quarter.

THE BENEFITS

Demonstrate your green credentials to your guests in a tangible way they can see and experience for themselves.

Additional publicity for your business.

Contribute to ensuring that the landscape around your hotel, B&B or business provides an easily accessible, high quality experience for your guests / visitors.

OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU

We will work with staff to inform them of the aims of the scheme so that they can promote it to guests and organise familiarisation trips for them to see PBTC.

We will keep you informed about the projects being carried out in Perthshire Big Tree Country via a quarterly newsletter.

We will work with you to generate PR and positive media around your support for our environmental work.

MATCH FUNDING

For every £1 we receive towards Perthshire Big Tree Country, we will be able to obtain match funding for our projects. This means that with your donations we can carry out twice the amount of project work across Perthshire Big Tree Country.

If your business would like to join the Supporting Perthshire Big Tree Country Scheme, please get in touch with our Trust Director, Peter Quinn, who would be delighted to meet with you and answer any questions you may have.