For the 2017 convention we supported the Parrot Trust Scotland who aim to improve the welfare and wellbeing of parrots through support, education, rehabilitation and protection. Originally founded by Mrs Yvonne MacMillan, whose love of parrots created the sanctuary on the island of Kerrera. Yvonne retired in 2013 and the sanctuary relied on the whole on the kindness of volunteers.
This simply was not a sustainable or viable option, particularly with the high costs of island life and difficulty of emergency access. Since May 2015 the flocks of parrots was successfully moved from the island of Kerrera and are being looked after by permanent on-site knowledgeable and parrot orientated carers on the Scottish mainland.