The Findhorn Hinterland Trust is a local charity open to all and working on ‘wild’ land in the Findhorn area to promote conservation, education, the building of local community and the provision of recreational facilities and activities.
Wilkies Wood is the first green burial site in Morayshire and is located in a quiet, sheltered position in the middle of a 30 acre mixed pine plantation adjacent to the Findhorn Foundation. The site was subject to a severe storm and is now being managed by the Findhorn Hinterland Trust, a community organisation of local people concerned with practical and wildlife conservation. After burial the graves will become an integral part of the woodland with no headstones or mementos.
Managing windblown timber and thinning to create diversity in the woodland area as set out in the Findhorn Hinterland Trust (FHT) Management Plan creates the possibility of producing firewood for local people with many local benefits. This work is carried out by volunteers creating fuel with one of the lowest carbon footprints and providing ongoing income to the Trust for its conservation work.