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In 2012, Glenaladale Estate was put up for sale, and members of PEI Scottish Settlers Historical Society (PEISSHS) took on the challenge of trying to ensure this very important property would be protected from unsympathetic development and regenerated to its former glory. In 2015, Glenaladale Heritage Trust was incorporated, and in 2016 we received charitable status (reg # 819486325 RR0001).

This small group of enthusiasts has since grown into a small army of volunteers working under the umbrella of the Trust. In March 2018, Glenaladale Heritage Trust was finally able to purchase the Estate, with substantial grant support from Canadian Heritage Cultural Spaces Fund and financing from the Government of Prince Edward Island.

The MANDATE of Glenaladale Heritage Trust is to:
• preserve Glenaladale Estate for the use of the general public
• oversee regeneration of the property through community development & collaborations, using the inherent assets of the Estate
• provide opportunities for education and research on the Scottish history of Prince Edward Island, on the people connected to Glenaladale, and on Scottish culture.

The Trust works to recognize the early builders of the area, including the MacDonald and MacKinnon families―founders and subsequent owners of Glenaladale Estate. Through public education, active use, and the development of related assets, Glenaladale connects the past to the present to take us to a better future, with sustainability at its core.

We are very grateful to Beachwalker Films for their documentary on Phase I regeneration: SAVING GLENALADALE

Glenaladale Heritage Trust

Founding Members:

  • Mary J. Gallant
  • Aggi-Rose Reddin
  • Carolyn Pendergast
  • Margaret McEachern
  • Peter Hyndman

2024 Board of Directors

  • Wayne Corrigan, Chair
  • Mary C. Bradley, Vice-Chair
  • Cheryl Dalziel, Treasurer
  • Carolyn Pendergast, Secretary

Members at Large:

  • Mary J. Gallant
  • Mary Boyd
  • Terry Howatt
  • Marc MacDonald
  • Angela McDonell
  • John J. Rowe
  • Kathy Martin
  • Gerard Long
  • Patrick Callbeck

Contact Glenaladale Heritage Trust

[email protected]


257 Blooming Point Rd, Rte 218,
Tracadie Cross, PE
C0A 1T0

In May 2024, Founding Board members Mary Jeanette Gallant and Aggi-Rose Reddin were joint recipients of honorary degrees from the University of Prince Edward Island for their efforts in Saving Glenaladale. (Current Board members Mary Boyd and Kathy Martin have also received honourary degrees from UPEI for their work in their respective fields.)


The regeneration of Glenaladale would not be possible without the incredible volunteers who've pitched in to help the Trust these past years. We hope this will continue...Glenaladale is all about the importance of community, something our ancestors understood so well