Knoydart Foundation

 

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Our aim is to manage the Knoydart Estate as an area of employment and settlement  without detriment to its natural beauty and character. To seek and encourage the preservation of its landscape, wildlife, natural resources, culture and rural heritage.

Our current  top priorites are to replace our hydro scheme and the renovation of three properties to provide affordable homes for local families.  You can help by donating below.

 

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About Our Foundation

Structure

How is the Knoydart Foundation structured. What are its constituent parts and who are our partners.

Our People

Who are the people that regularly commit their efforts to the betterment of our community and habitat.

ASSETS

What is under our guardianship and how do these effect the daily lives of residents of Knoydart.

We have the Power to Impact Our Future, and We’re Doing Something About It

We have a mantra in the Knoydart Foundation.  “Get Stuff Done.”   But not just any stuff.  The important stuff.  Things that will have a positive impact on the daily lives of our residents and visitors.   When we organise volunteer days they are very well attended with a large proportion of the population.  In our Operations Team we’re constantly questioning if there’s more efficient ways of doing things and we all muck in to help each other.  

Featured News

New Constitution adopted by Membership

New Constitution adopted by Membership

On the 22nd of September at a little past 6.00 p.m. the Membership of the Knoydart Foundation voted to change our Constitution and purposes. This is a momentous occasion. Completely re-writing a Constitution doesn't happen very often. Well done to everyone involved...

Knoydart Foundation News

Bunkhouse Opening Update

Bunkhouse Opening Update

We know lots of people are interested to know what our opening plans are. It is likely that the bunkhouse will not operate under normality for some time. So a stage opening is likely. At the moment it is looking like we will be open late July. An update is expected on...

Covid-19 Position Statement

Covid-19 Position Statement

This is a direct copy of the piece presented in the VisitKnoydart website. From South Knoydart Community Council, Resilient Knoydart & Knoydart Foundation 5th July 2020 In line with the Scottish Government’s recent updates, many of our local businesses who were...

the SHOP is re-opening

the SHOP is re-opening

We have decided to re-open the SHOP on Knoydart. Please adhere to social distancing and also to the instructions printed on signs and given by our staff. We are opening for a limited amount of hours during the week starting on Friday 3rd of July. Monday 10 a.m. - 6....

Our Top Priorities

In 2017 a Community Plan was produced.  While the Knoydart Foundation isn’t the community itself we try to align ourselves with the plan.  Listed below are the top five priorities of the Knoydart Foundation today.

ENERGY SECURITY PROJECT

Secure the future of  our hydro scheme.

IMPROVE LOCAL HOUSING

Through upgrade of current stock, new housing to rent or building plots through our ground breaking Rural Burden Scheme.

BUSINESS WORKSPACE

Facilities for people to start their own enterprises.

ENCOURAGE POSITIVE ATTITUDES

Encourage community participation in initiatives and encourage a positive attitude.

INCREASE LOCAL FOOD PRODUCTION

We’re at the very end of the supply chain.  Let’s produce more of our own food needs.

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Trees Planted

Through paid and volunteer work and in partnership with the Knoydart Forest Trust, we've planted over half a million trees on the Knoydart Peninsula.

ACRES

We are fortunate to be guardians of large chunk of land on the West Coast of Scotland and have over 17,500 acres under our stewardship.

WALKS, TOURS AND EVENTS

Through the Knoydart Foundation Ranger Service we've delivered over 400 walks, tours, talks and events.

AFFORDABLE HOMES

We have upgraded, or built from new, twelve houses that are currently lived in with plans for more in the next year.

ENTERPRISES

We've helped a number of business enterprises either start up or grow.

Visitors

Over the last 20 years we've had over 600,000 visitors experiencing the beauty and tranquility of Knoydart.

Residents

From a low of 65 not so long ago, we've now increased the number of residents to 111.

% More Woodland

Since the Knoydart Foundation took over stewardship of the land we've seen nearly 50% more woodland growing on Knoydart.

Camping at Long Beach

Camping on Knoydart is spectacular.  Long Beach campsite is beautifully placed with a view out across Inverie Bay.  The Isle of Rum is framed centrally on the horizon.  The views are quite stunning.   A great place to camp on Knoydart and use as your end destination, a starting point or your base for exploring the Rough Bounds.

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Scotland’s favourite bunkhouse

Knoydart Foundation Bunkhouse

Stay at the historic Knoydart Foundation Bunkhouse and enjoy our hospitality in front of a roaring log fire. Two minutes to Long Beach and ideally located for travellers, walkers and adventurers as a base for your outdoor exploration.

Knoydart Deer Stalking

The wild red deer roam the last great wilderness in Scotland.  Join our deer managers to stalk the Rough Bounds.  Spectacular views of the Small Isles, Skye, Ladhar Bhein and even as far as Ben Nevis.   You can request a booking online here.

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Thank you for the tour of Knoydart with the Ranger Service.  It was an absolute delight and full of insight and wonder.  Such a wonderful place and in such good hands.

- Frederick Hanson

Our Partners & Funders

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