If, like us, you believe in promoting the civic movement, and in civic identity as a national consideration for Scotland, we invite you to consider leaving a gift in your Will to support our Written in Stone campaign that seeks to secure the future of our home at the Tobacco Merchant’s House.

By leaving a gift in your Will to the Trust you can help establish a capital fund to cover future major repair works for the building and ensure the preservation of this historic gem and the many stories held within its walls. The gift will cost nothing in your lifetime but will make a lasting contribution to our historic and built environment for generations to come.

Leaving a legacy gift is an easy and straightforward process and any gift, no matter its size, will make a difference to the building’s future.

Should you choose to remember the Trust in your Will we recommend you contact a solicitor to ensure it is legally valid and reflects your intentions.

If you already have a Will and wish to add a gift to the Trust, this can be done using a codicil. A codicil need not change the terms of your current Will; it can add a new instruction. Simply ask your solicitor to add a Codicil to your Will and ensure that this is witnessed.

Gifts made to charity, both during your lifetime or in a Will, are exempt from Inheritance tax. Your solicitor will be able to advise you on this.

If you do decide to leave a gift in this way – or indeed, if you have already made such an arrangement – do please let the Trust know so that we can acknowledge your gift and express our heartfelt thanks.

For further information or to discuss your gift, please contact Joe Traynor (Director) at joe.traynor@scottishcivictrust.org.uk for a confidential conversation. You can also view an informational leaflet.


Cover illustration credit: John Hume