supporting the community and investing in the future
Completed in 1842, Taymouth Castle has been a historic landmark and tourist destination for the region for nearly two centuries. The Castle is a Category A listed building and parts of the property are included in the Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes, a listing of gardens and landscapes of artistic and/or historical significance. In recent decades, ownership of the Castle has changed hands on multiple occasions and the property had fallen into disrepair.
Discovery Land Company is investing millions of pounds to restore the original Castle, implement the highest standards of forestry and land management practices, and restore more than a dozen heritage assets on site.
The project currently employs 200 people, 90% of whom live in Scotland, many locally. We estimate 200+ permanent on-site positions will be created, and an additional 200 third-party service providers will work across the property. The Estate is an accredited Real Living Wage employer.
Over time, new residents will bring additional economic activity to the area. This will support local businesses and create quality jobs and opportunities for local residents.
Support for Community Organisations
At every DLC property, the company has supported local non-profits and community organisations. These investments are inspired by what we see as our responsibility to local families and the greater community.
So far, the Taymouth Estate has supported a variety of community groups and initiatives, including:
- Rebuilding of the replica Iron Age Crannog
- Aberfeldy Show and Games
- Kenmore Primary School
- Atholl & Breadalbane Agricultural Show and Highland Gathering
- Christmas in Kenmore
- Perthshire Abandoned Dogs
- Kenmore Highland Games
- Kenmore Golf Club
- Killin Highland Games
- Aberfeldy Tennis Club
- Breadalbane Academy
This is only a partial list, and we will continue to make investments in the local community as we learn of needs and opportunities to have a positive impact.