Gifts in Wills

By including a gift in your Will, you’ll be building a lasting legacy and helping to ensure that the places you treasure are protected for generations to come.

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If you’re considering supporting with a gift in your Will, or would like to be sent a copy of our Gifts in Wills guide, please complete our form to let us know.

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Protect the places and spaces you love most

The magnificent landscapes, buildings and gardens in our care today are the places and spaces where memories are made and special moments are shared – they’re the places we all treasure and care for.

By including a gift to the National Trust for Scotland in your Will, you’ll be helping to ensure these places remain protected for everyone to experience and enjoy, for many generations to come.

Historical buildings and collections, winding footpaths and trails, beautiful gardens and our amazing wild spaces – they all offer an escape from the busyness of everyday life. We all want these places to exist for future generations, so that everyone has a chance to experience, explore and enjoy them as we do today.

Every gift to our charity, no matter the size, will help us to continue our vital conservation work all across Scotland and will ensure that others can continue to share moments, memories and adventures across the 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

If you’re interested in supporting our charity with a gift in your Will, please let us know via our online form.

Protect the places you love


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

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Why are gifts in Wills so important to our charity?

As Scotland’s largest conservation charity, we are proud to care for and protect over 100 historic buildings, 38 unique gardens, 76,000 hectares of countryside, over 300,000 precious objects, 8 National Nature Reserves and 46 Munros. These are what tell our stories and what make Scotland so special.

Every day, gifts in Wills enable our countryside teams, conservators, rangers, archivists and gardeners to continue their vital work. In fact, 10p of every £1 that we spend on protecting the places in our care comes from gifts in Wills. 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 continue all our conservation work.

Please consider including a gift in your Will to the Trust and help us to protect the places you love most for generations to come.

If you’d like to find out more about supporting our work with a gift in your Will, please download our ‘Gifts in Wills guide’ below.

Get in touch

We’d love to hear from you. If you’d like to speak to someone about leaving a gift in your Will to the Trust, or if you have any questions at all, please contact our Legacy Fundraising Manager Hannah Ennis, by calling 0131 458 0342 or by emailing

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

Complete our online form to let us know about your plans


Gifts in Wills guide

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Download our free Gifts in Wills guide to find out more about leaving a gift to the National Trust for Scotland in your Will.


Gifts in Wills FAQ

Frequently asked questions about leaving a gift in your Will to the National Trust for Scotland.

Gifts in Wills: Our promise to you

Our promise to those who choose to support our charity in this way.