The Trust

The Applecross Trust was established in 1975, when the peninsula was beginning to open up to the general public. The north coast road from Shieldaig had just been completed, connecting the more remote townships for the first time and allowing year round access, even in the winter months when the Bealach na Ba is blocked by snow.

The owners of the Applecross Estate wished to preserve the outstanding natural beauty and wilderness heritage of the peninsula for the public benefit, and manage it in a sustainable, progressive manner; this was the catalyst for the charity which exists today.