About this cause
Founded in 1997, Perth and Kinross Countryside Trust is an independent charity that negotiates access to land, builds footpaths, helps care for Scotland's most spectacular woodlands and trees, and works on conservation projects all to improve and promote access to the countryside for walkers, cyclists and horse riders. We work in partnership with other organisations and community groups to help make Perthshire one of the most accessible destinations in Scotland.
How this cause brings people in the community together
Visitors taking part in outdoor pursuits provides vital income to the rural economy of Kirkmichael. The village shop, local pub and holiday lets in particular rely on financial income from outdoor tourism. The whole community benefits from having access to the path network for dog walking, mountain biking, running and walking.