Previous campaigns and appeals
From regenerating native woodland on the remote Knoydart Peninsula to repairing the path up iconic Suilven, your generosity has helped do so much for wild land and wild places. Here you can find links to some of our past appeals and updates on how your gifts have made a difference.
You can also keep updated on the progress of all of our campaigns and appeals by signing up to our enewsletter.
Helvellyn Appeal - 2018
You donated over £40,000 to our Helvellyn Appeal to support essential conservation work across our newest property, Glenridding Common, helping to maintain and restore upland paths and carry out active conservation work such as arctic-alpine plant propagation, species monitoring and wildlife surveys to ensure animals, birds and plants can thrive. Read more
Heart of Scotland Forest Appeal - 2017
Your generous support raised over £60,000 through our fundraising appeal to help create a wild wood in the heart of Scotland, at Schiehallion. By the end of 2018, 6,000 trees had been planted and another 4,000 will follow in 2019. Read more
Glenlude Appeal - 2016
At Glenlude in the Scottish Borders, we're working to repair a damaged ecosystem as well as provide inspiring conservation experiences. You helped us reach our target of £15,000 to support the rewilding potential of Glenlude and to develop a new local firewood initiative. Read more
Suilven Path Appeal - 2016
Increasing popularity, fragile soil and a harsh climate meant the path up Suilven was rapidly deteriorating. Your generous support helped us raise over £50,000 to repair 2.5km of footpath, in partnership with the Assynt Foundation. Path restoration work began in Spring 2017. Read more
Knoydart Appeal - 2015
We had a fantastic response to our appeal to increase the biodiversity of this remote area by planting thousands of new native trees. You helped us raise more than £60,000 towards the regeneration of native woodland in this special place. Read more
Wild Land Areas
The publication in 2014 of an official map of Wild Land Areas in Scotland, alongside the recognition of wild land as a nationally important asset in planning policy, marked a historic breakthrough in our campaign to protect wild land. There is still work to be done though, and we continue to campaign to ensure Scotland’s Wild Land Areas are protected for future generations.
Area 34 campaign
Our Area 34 campaign drew attention to the damage that industrial-scale wind farms at Glencassley, Sallachy and Caplich would have on Wild Land Area 34 in the far north of Scotland. All three have subsequently been refused.
The Scottish Government’s decision in 2014 to consent Stronelairg triggered a legal challenge by the Trust against this industrial-scale wind farm on wild land in the Monadhliath mountains. Although we were ultimately unsuccessful at stopping this development, our legal challenge demonstrated the Trust’s determination to defend and protect wild land and, we believe, has had an impact on the Scottish Government’s decisions with respect to a number of other high profile cases.