In 2012, a small group of heritage and culture enthusiasts took on the challenge of protecting and preserving Glenaladale Estate. In 2015, Glenaladale Heritage Trust was incorporated and in 2016 we received charitable status (reg #819486325 RR0001).

The small group of enthusiasts has since grown into a small army of volunteers working under the umbrella of the Trust. Through determination and hard work, the Trust acquired the Estate in March 2018, with grant support from Canadian Heritage Cultural Spaces Fund and financing support from the Government of Prince Edward Island.

The intent of the Trust is to: a) preserve the historical significance of the property; and b) grow awareness and appreciation for the contributions that our Scottish and Irish settlers, and rural PEI and our agricultural base, have made to the Island’s economy and the potential possible in environmentally sustainable practices.

The Trust hit the ground running, as you’ll see in this First Year Update.