Annual General Meeting

Join us for our Annual General Meeting and hear more about what we do, for the love of Scotland.

We’re pleased to share more information about our Annual General Meeting that is taking place in Glasgow on Saturday 21 September this year.

It has been a busy year for the Trust, and we have got lots of exciting progress to share with our members. Coming along to the AGM is a great chance to hear directly from the charity about how hard we have been working to protect Scotland’s national and natural treasures for everyone to enjoy.

We will be sharing more about some of the big projects we have completed in the past year, as well as talking about our plans for nurturing our gardens and sharing our new approach to visitor experience and telling Scotland’s stories.

As ever, there is important business to cover too – with the election of our President and Vice-Presidents, presenting the Annual Review and Accounts 2018/19 for approval, electing auditors and looking at prices for the ordinary membership subscription.

There are a number of Trustee roles up for election too as four of our dedicated team are completing their terms of office – two are eligible to stand for a second term of office. 

Voting and registration for the AGM has now closed.

Postal and online voting closes on Friday 13 September.  

You can still register to attend the AGM, in person, on the morning of the meeting from 10.15am at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3NY

Saturday 21 September 2019

10.15 Morning Coffee

11.00 Annual General Meeting

13.00 Lunch

  1. Welcome and Introductions
  2. Minutes
    1. To approve the minute of the Annual General Meeting held in the Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling, on 1 September 2018.
  3. A Year of Challenge; A Year of Achievement 
    1. Chief Executive’s review of the year
    2. Chief Financial Officer’s presentation
    3. Q & A
    4. The Board of Trustees will propose adoption of the 88th Annual Review and Accounts. 
  4. Election of Auditors
    1. The Board of Trustees will propose that RSM UK Audit LLP, Chartered Accountants, First Floor, Quay 2, 139 Fountainbridge, Edinburgh EH3 9QG be re-appointed as the Trust’s auditors.
  5. Election of the President and Vice Presidents 
    1. The Board of Trustees will propose a resolution to re-appoint Neil Oliver as President. In addition, the following candidates will be proposed for re-election as Vice Presidents: Professor Hugh Cheape MBE; Mr Simon Fraser; Professor Michael Scott-Morton; and the Duchess of Fife.
  6. Ordinary Membership Subscription 
    1. The Board of Trustees will propose a resolution setting out the minimum amount of the annual subscription required for qualification as an Ordinary Member of the National Trust for Scotland. Details of the proposed increase will be published in advance of the meeting.
  7. A Strategy for Growth
    1. The Trust’s plans for nurturing our gardens.
  8. Immersion, Excitement and Engagement 
    1. A new approach to the visitor experience and telling Scotland’s stories.
  9. Election of Four Trustees
  10. Annual General Meeting 2020
    1. Announcement of the date and location of the 2020 AGM.
    2. Additional agenda content will be confirmed on the Trust’s website later in the summer.

Following lunch, members of Friends’ Groups and Members’ Centres are invited to a gathering.

For more information, or to submit a question to Trustees or Officers to be read out at the meeting on your behalf, please contact: Questions should be submitted by 5pm on Thursday 19 September.


Papers for the meeting will be available for download on our Publications page later in the summer.

Copies of previous papers can be obtained on request by contacting us.

Our constitution is available for download


Governance Handbook

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