top of page

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

2024 AGM Agenda is available here.

Minutes of the 2023 AGM can be found here.

Information about proposed Trustees for 2024, can be found here.

For information about our current Trustees please click here.

The 2023 Trustees' annual report and accounts 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. 


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 Bardsey Island Trust is honoured to have Bryn Terfel and Peter Greenaway as Patrons. 


Emyr Glyn Owen
& Mari Huws

Island Wardens
Caroline Jones
Menna Jones
Development Manager
Aron Llwyd &
Lois Roberts

Seasonal Accommodation Wardens
Owen Rickards
Buildings Conservation Manager
Gwenllian Hughes
Projects Officer
Theo Shields.JPG
Theo Shields
Artists in Residence
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 Heritage Lottery Fund, Gwynedd Council Culture SPF Fund,  Architectural Heritage Fund, WCVA, Llŷn AONB and the UK Government Enterprising Communities. (2022)




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.

bottom of page