The John Muir Trust

The John Muir Trust

Charity information

The John Muir Trust

Wild land inspires awe, is essential to our wellbeing and and to the habitats and species it supports. The John Muir Trust aims to protect wild land for its own sake and for the benefit of all people

Founded 1983

  • Mission statement

    We are the UK’s leading wild land conservation charity. Through conserving, campaigning and inspiring people our vision is for all wild land to be protected and wild places to be appreciated by all members of society.

    The John Muir Trust owns and safeguards eight iconic areas of wild land including parts of Ben Nevis, the Red Cuillin in Skye, Schiehallion, Quinag and Sandwood Bay. The Trust works closely with the communities on its own land and with the community partners that own and manage land in Knoydart, North Harris and Assynt. The John Muir Trust encourages people to experience wild places and to ‘put something back’ through volunteer conservation work parties and the John Muir Award. Every year this initiative inspires over 20,000 participants (25% from backgrounds of social exclusion) to engage with their natural environment.

  • Aims

    The John Muir Trust aims to:

    • Improve the ecological helath of wild land.
    • Protect and improve important areas of wild land throughout the UK, through ownership and by working with others.
    • Encourage people of all ages and backgrounds to conntect, enjoy and care for wild places.
  • Overview

    Established: January 1983

    Board members: 15

    Full time staff: 28

    Part time staff: 12

    Volunteers: 250

    Phone number: 01315540114

    Address: Tower House, Station Road, Pitlochry, PH16 5AN

    View charity accounts on the Scottish Charity Commission website
  • Wild Land Protection

    Never before has there been a greater need for better protection of the UK’s last remain... More