Mountaineers from across the world are being given a unique opportunity to ‘adopt an acre’ of four of Scotland’s iconic mountains – including the UK’s tallest mountain Ben Nevis, reports the Press and Journal.
Scottish charity, The John Muir Trust, is inviting outdoor lovers to help preserve Scotland’s finest Munros by ‘adopting an acre’ of Ben Nevis, Schiehallion in Perthshire, Blà Bheinn on Skye and Ladhar Bheinn in Knoydart.
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The ‘Adopt an Acre’ scheme entitles members of the public to purchase a plot for a cost of £25, which will remain in their name for a year. All proceeds from the campaign will be used to help fund conservation work on each of the four mountains, including maintaining and repairing footpaths, landscape enhancement, and wildlife protection.
Daisy Clark of the John Muir Trust said: “We’ve been delighted at the response to our Adopt an Acre scheme, with many people welcoming the opportunity to do something a bit different as an alternative to the annual festive frenzy of consumerism that we all tend to get swept away with this time of year. It’s the perfect gift for anyone who loves nature and the outdoors, whether seasoned climbers and Munro-baggers, walkers, wildlife enthusiasts or those who just appreciate Scotland’s magnificent mountain scenery.”
Each gift pack includes a personalized adoption certificate of your chosen mountain as well as a signed letter of adoption and an information leaflet helping you stay better informed about your mountain.