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

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. 


Our Aims
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 Trust Council is composed of Chair and up to fifteen trustees. Council meets six times a year and holds an Annual General Meeting when members are also invited to attend. 


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,  and Administrator (Caroline Jones).

Emyr Glyn Owen & Mari Huws
Island Wardens
Caroline Jones
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. 

For information about our current Trustees please click here.

For information about nominees for Bardsey Island Trust Council 2021 click here.


To read the 2019 Trustee's annual report click here.




Support the work of the Bardsey Island Trust by joining as a member and being part of the future of the island.  




Join our team of committed volunteers and experience working on a remote welsh island.




Donate to the Bardsey Island Trust to support the vital work of preserving and protecting the future of Bardsey.

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