Gifts in Wills

By including a gift in your Will to the National Trust for Scotland, you’ll be helping to protect the places you love most, now and forever.
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Protect the places you love most

The properties, landscapes and collections cared for by the National Trust for Scotland hold many treasured memories and meaningful life moments for so many people. By remembering the National Trust for Scotland with a gift in your Will, you’ll be helping to ensure these places are protected for everyone to experience and enjoy, for many generations to come.

Historic buildings and collections, winding footpaths and trails, beautiful gardens and our amazing wild spaces – they all offer an escape from everyday life. Every gift to the Trust, no matter the size, will help us to nurture and protect the magnificent places in our care.

“When it came to writing my Will, I considered what had made an impact on me during my lifetime and what I cared about most – and I decided to leave a gift to the Trust. I love Scotland and want these magnificent places to remain protected and cared for. My hope is that my gift will allow future generations to make their own happy memories there, just as I have had the privilege of doing.” – Elaine, Trust Life Member and Legacy Supporter

Protect the places you love.

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What I love most about the National Trust for Scotland is our incredible diversity in the heritage that we're looking after,
from the mountains and natural heritage of our upland properties to the beautiful gardens and art collections all across the country.
It's an incredible diversity that we're really proud to look after.


I like to feel that we're doing something important; I genuinely believe our work's important.
We live in very strange and sometimes frightening times.
Our climate is changing and I think the Trust has an opportunity to make a real difference.


We continue to invest in conservation and really invest in young people.
It's the young people that are our future generation and they're the ones that are going to be looking after these properties once we're gone.


I love the Trust for many reasons, one of which is really the wide range, the variety of properties, of history and heritage, and environments that they cover.
Whatever you have a passion for, you will definitely find at least one, if not many more, opportunities to go and visit them within the National Trust for Scotland.


Our work is so important because our places mean so much to so many different people.
It's about preserving what we have for future generations, and supporting us in this work is a real way to make a long-term difference.


There is a special way that you can help to protect the magnificent places and spaces that we care for.
Gifts in Wills help us to protect the historical buildings, landscapes, gardens, collections and wildlife in our care.
We wouldn't be able to continue all our vital conservation work across Scotland without the generous support of those who leave us a gift in their Will.
If and when the time is right, please consider remembering the National Trust for Scotland with a gift in your Will, and help us to protect these special places for generations to come.


To find out more about leaving the National Trust for Scotland a gift in your Will and to download your free Gifts in Wills guide, visit nts.org.uk/gifts-in-wills


Or you can contact us by emailing legacy@nts.org.uk

Why are gifts in Wills so important?

We care for and protect over 100 historic places, 38 gardens, 76,000 hectares of countryside, more than 300,000 precious objects, 8 National Nature Reserves and 46 Munros. These are just some of the places that make Scotland so special.

Every day, gifts in Wills enable our countryside teams, conservators, rangers, archivists and gardeners to continue their vital work. Without the foresight and generous support of those who include a gift in their Will to the Trust, we simply wouldn’t be able to do what we do. Find out more about supporting the Trust’s work with a gift in your Will by downloading our PDF booklet below.

Please consider leaving a gift in your Will to the Trust and help us to protect the places you love most.

Get in touch

If you would like to speak to someone about leaving a gift in your Will to the Trust, or if you have any questions at all, please get in touch. Our Legacy Fundraising Executive, Hannah Ennis, would be very happy to hear from you. You can contact Hannah by calling 0131 458 0342 or by emailing hennis@nts.org.uk.

If you’ve already decided to include a gift in your Will to the National Trust for Scotland, thank you so much for your planned support. By letting us know about your gift, you can help us to better plan for the future and also enable us to offer our thanks to you, show how your gift will make a difference and invite you to exclusive events and talks.

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