Supporting Better Public Awareness

The European Nature Trust (TENT) has joined Kyle of Sutherland Fisheries Trust as a partner on the Kyle Riverwoods project. Further to a generous donation to help accelerate riparian woodland restoration efforts, TENT will be helping us tell the story of why riverbank habitats are in urgent need of restoration using film and digital media.

In May 2022, The European Nature Trust hosted the London premiere of Riverwoods: An Untold Story. Produced by SCOTLAND: The Big Picture. The film explored the perilous state of Scotland’s Atlantic salmon, and how they rely on a healthy riverbank environment to survive.

More than half of the proceeds from the Riverwoods Premiere event were donated to the Kyle Riverwoods project, with the remainder being utilised to commission SCOTLAND: The Big Picture to document the project.

TENT are currently working on several collaborations with businesses to help further accelerate the scale of woodland restoration across Kyle of Sutherland’s rivers. For example, TENT introduced our tree nursery initiative to Louis Vuitton staff members, resulting in a promising partnership.

Neighbouring landowners have also been invited to visit Alladale Wilderness Reserve to view expanding woodlands and hear about the wide range of jobs that have been created and people engaged. Read more about the partnership on the TENT website.

TENT joins existing Kyle Riverwoods partners The Fishmongers’ Company and Mossy Earth. The Fishmongers’ Company have supported Kyle of Sutherland Fisheries Trust for several years and have also funded the provision of expert riverbank woodland advice and deer management planning advice to participating landowners. Mossy Earth has generously sponsored our tree planting efforts each winter since 2021.

Native woodland restoration in Gleann Mor, Alladale Wilderness Reserve