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Fonab Castle Sign Up To Forest Conservation Scheme

Fonab Castle has announced plans to raise funds to protect Perthshire’s forests and woodland after signing up to the Supporting Perthshire Big Tree Country initiative.

The Supporting Perthshire Big Tree County initiative, which has been administered by Perth and Kinross Countryside Trust (PKCT), allows for hotels, B&Bs, and businesses to broaden their green credentials, help to conserve Perthshire’s tree heritage, and improve access to the woodlands for people to enjoy now and in the future.

Trust Director for PKCT, Peter Quinn, said: “The Pitlochry area in which Fonab Castle is based is rich with some of Perthshire’s most iconic big trees, so it is fantastic to welcome their support of these incredible trees and the nature and biodiversity they nurture. We thank Fonab and all of its guests for their generosity helping us with conservation, access and educational project across Perthshire Big Tree Country.”

Fonab Castle Hotel can be found within Perthshire Big tree Country. Surrounded by 200,000 acres of woodlands which include some of Perthshire’s iconic trees. By signing up to the initiative, Fonab will help to conserve the woodland and protect it so that future generations are able to visit and enjoy the area. To help raise funds, the hotel will allow guests to donate £1 per stay which will go towards helping support the surrounding forests and land.

General Manager at Fonab Castle, Andrew Cook, said: “I am astounded by the beautiful forestry in and around Pitlochry, and we are delighted that Fonab is part of this initiative. I am excited to do a bit of ‘leaf-peeping’ myself over the coming seasons.”

The initiative was founded in 2007 at Gleneagles. Since its launch, the scheme has raised over £400,000 which has gone towards conservation and access projects work. Some of the existing members include Dunkeld House Hotel, Crieff Hydro, Bachilton Farm and Farm Holidays, BlueSky Experiences, Gleneagles, Wyndham Duchally Country Estate, and the Comrie Hotel

To find out more about Perthshire’s Big Tree Country and its supporter’s scheme, visit www.perthshirebigtreecountry.co.uk

If you would like to watch the seasons change across the landscape, visit the online interactive map http://map.pkct.org/.

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