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Wild Land

Some of The National Trust for Scotland's most impressive heritage sites are not buildings but wild land.

Some of the first acquisitions of wild land were in the 1930s. The acquisition of Glencoe was made possible through the generosity of Percy Unna, who was then President of the Scottish Mountaineering Club. At this time, he provided guidelines for the Trust when managing wild mountain areas. These became known as the Unna Principles and, from these, the Trust developed its Wild Land Policy.

Wild land has been defined as areas that are 'relatively remote and inaccessible, not noticeably affected by contemporary human activity, and offering high-quality opportunities to escape from the pressures of everyday living and find spiritual and physical refreshment'.

For more information about wild land, click here

For detailed information about the Trust's outdoor conservation work, check the Countryside webpages.