Trust seeks three new Board members

This summer the Trust will hold elections for candidates to stand for three vacancies on the Board of Trustees.  Our Trustees are ultimately responsible for the strategic governance of the Trust’s activities and the achievement of our charitable purpose to promote the conservation, access, and enjoyment of Scotland’s places of historic interest or natural beauty.

How to apply

Please download the application form or email for a copy of the application as a word document.

Get in touch

For more information contact Nicola Blyth on 0131 458 0293, email

The deadline for postal and email applications is 5pm on Thursday 13 April, 2017

A Trustee’s experience: Jillian Carrick

 I was one of the original group of 10 trustees appointed following the Reid Review in 2010. I have a background in education – that’s what prompted me to put my name forward. I’d been along to a public meeting where the former chair and chief executive were speaking, at Pollok House in Glasgow. They talked about the new organisation, and I had just taken early retirement.

‘Joining the board was a steep learning curve. I’d become a member of the Trust back when my children were small on a visit to Brodick Castle in Arran. Over the years I’d visited many properties with my family, but didn’t really ever consider that 46 munros were looked after by a charity; that there were 35 major gardens, and that it was one of the biggest landowners in Scotland.

I thoroughly enjoy being a part of the Board of Trustees, and I’ve gained a lot. Trustees have a vital role to play and are an example of how important volunteers are to the National Trust for Scotland’.