Bardsey Island Trust
The Bardsey Island Trust own Bardsey Island. The Trust's aim is to promote the island as a place of scientific, historical and special spiritual interest.
About the Bardsey Island Trust
2023 AGM Agenda can be found here
Minutes of the 2022 AGM can be found here.
For information about proposed Trustees for 2023, see here
For information about our current Trustees please click here.
The 2022 Trustees' annual report and accounts can be found here.
In 1978 a campaign was launched to buy Bardsey from the Hon. Michael Pearson (Lord Cowdray). The campaign was led by dedicated Bardsey enthusiasts from all over the UK and supported by many Welsh academcis and public figures, as well as the church in Wales. The island was bought in 1979.
As a registered charity the aims of the Trust are:
to protect the wildlife and delicate ecosystem of the island
to encourage people to visit the island as a place of natural beauty and pilgrimage
to undertake scientific study and educational programmes
to protect the buildings and archaeological sites
to promote the artistic and cultural life of the island
to engage in farming to benefit the island’s diverse habitats
The Bardsey Island Trust is honoured to have Bryn Terfel and Peter Greenaway as Patrons.
The Trust currently employs Island Wardens, Mari Huws and Emyr Glyn Owen, Administrator, Caroline Jones, Development Manager, Menna Jones and seasonal accommodation wardens Catrin Menai and Jack Galloway.
Emyr Glyn Owen & Mari Huws
Acknowledgements of Support
The work of the Trust is supported by its members, by donations and by the work of volunteers. We are grateful to all those whose generous support makes it possible for us to maintain the island for the benefit of all.
Financial support has also been received from the Architectural Heritage Fund, WCVA, Llŷn AONB and the UK Government Enterprising Communities. (2022)