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The Glenturret Distillery, famed for its Highland single malt whisky and historic distillery tours, has partnered with Perth and Kinross Countryside Trust (PKCT) to promote conservation, outdoor access, volunteering, and education via generous donations with every distillery tour ticket.
The centuries-old distillery lies in the heart of Perthshire on the Highland boundary fault line beside the popular Knock of Crieff. Its secluded location by the Turret Burn plays host to scores of visitors every year, and the doorstep woodland paths are home to a striking diversity of tree and bird life. In a partnership inspirited by the county’s local natural heritage, The Glenturret has joined with PKCT to enhance and conserve local paths, signage, river headwaters and woodland throughout Perth and Kinross.
With Highland scenery and Highland whisky being the allure for many visitors to the area, the fundraising partnership spells exciting news for nature investment and outdoor access. The charitable donation agreement will see PKCT raise funds from The Glenturret Distillery’s famous distillery tour, with 50p of each ticket going to charity, including options to give more.
The Perthshire-based distillery’s commitments do not end there, however. In partnership with PKCT and their years of path building and improving interpretative signage, The Glenturret are also committed to expanding countryside access and building upon the expansive Crieff Path Network.
The partnership comes as local hotels and country estates sign up to support Perthshire Big Tree Country, PKCT’s championing woodland conservation initiative, and partner with us to expand outdoor volunteering and education opportunities. Similarly, the support from The Glenturret seeks to inspire staff and guests alike to donate their time to volunteering outdoors, such as with nature walks, and also support future PKCT educational work.
Peter Quinn, Trust Director of PKCT said: “The support of The Glenturret is great news for our charity and for the countryside of Perth and Kinross as it will enable us to continue to improve access to the countryside, deliver our outdoor learning projects, and to help improve the biodiversity of the local area.
We are proud of the expanding support we have from all our partners across Perth and Kinross, and it is only with their support we are able to continue to look after the magnificent Perthshire countryside.
We look forward to working with the team at The Glenturret for many years to come.”
John Laurie, Managing Director of The Glenturret, commented: “We are proud to form a charitable partnership with the Perth and Kinross Countryside Trust. As a business that has been part of the local area for more than 250 years, we appreciate the value and importance of the work undertaken by PKCT. By working together, we share our commitment to develop, improve and conserve Perthshire’s incredible natural landscapes, ensuring our communities can enjoy these green spaces for generations to come.”