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Annual General Meeting

We’re pleased to share more information about our Annual General Meeting that’s taking place at 11am on Saturday 18 September.

Due to the ongoing risk of COVID-19, the AGM will once again be staged as a virtual meeting. Although it isn’t our preferred choice of format, we hope that it will enable as many members as possible to participate.

As ever, there will be a chance to hear about the work of the Trust over the past year and your opportunity to ask questions. There’s other important business to cover too – an election is being held for two positions on the Board along with other appointments, electing our auditors and looking at prices for our Ordinary Membership Subscription. We will also be talking about the development of our future strategy for delivery of the Trust’s cause.

As with previous years’ meetings, you can still vote in the Trustee election or appoint a proxy even if you cannot attend the meeting. You can do this online, or complete and return the form that’s included as an insert in the summer edition of the member magazine. Members must register to attend the AGM in advance to allow us to issue the joining instructions for the meeting to you. Members attending the AGM may vote in the Trustee election in advance of the meeting or on the day itself.

Voting in the Trustee election and the ability to appoint a proxy in advance of the meeting can be completed online or by post. Members may vote in any elections or resolutions at until 5pm on Wednesday 15 September 2021. If returning the paper form, it must be completed and returned to the address provided no later than Friday 10 September 2021. Registration to attend the AGM closes at 5pm on Friday 17 September 2021.

Further information on the candidates standing for election can be found on the voting page or in the brochure included with the summer magazine.

We encourage members to submit questions in advance to the Secretary (by emailing by 9am on Saturday 18 September 2021. Submitting questions in advance will ensure that there is sufficient time for your question to be answered.

Copies of previous papers can be obtained on request by contacting us on Our constitution is available for download from our website.

2021 Annual General Meeting

The meeting shall take place online via Zoom at 11am on Saturday 18 September 2021. The audited accounts for the financial year 2020/21 and the minutes from the 2020 AGM are available to download below.

No resolution is being brought forward by the Board to propose the election of a new President of the National Trust for Scotland this year. The role of President is a voluntary one, with no direct input to the day-to-day operations of the Trust and fulfils a primarily ambassadorial function. We want to take our time to find the right individual who will represent the Trust’s membership, charitable mission and values. This is not without precedent as on several occasions in the past the Trust has functioned without a President. It is our expectation that a candidate will be brought forward at the 2022 Annual General Meeting.

Our Vice-Presidents have been offering valuable assistance in the meantime and a resolution will be brought forward to re-appoint them for a further year. Our Vice-Presidents are Professor Hugh Cheape, the Duchess of Fife and Professor Michael Scott-Morton.

2021 AGM programme and agenda

1. Welcome and introductions

2. Minutes

To approve the minute of the Annual General Meeting of 19 September 2020.

3. 90th Annual Review and Accounts

To consider the adoption of the 90th Annual Review and Accounts.

4. Election of the Auditors

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 Vice-Presidents

The following candidates will be proposed for the re-election as Vice-Presidents: Professor Hugh Cheape MBE; Professor Michael Scott-Morton; and the Duchess of Fife.

6. Ordinary Membership Subscription

Members are asked to support a price freeze for the Ordinary Membership category for season 2022. With effect from 1 March 2022, the minimum amount of the annual subscription required for qualification as an Ordinary Member of the National Trust for Scotland shall remain at the sum of sixty-three pounds and four pence (£63.04).

7. The Trust’s New Strategy

8. Election of two Trustees

9. Annual General Meeting 2022


Download a copy of the National Trust for Scotland’s audited accounts for the financial year 2020/21.


Minutes from 2020 AGM

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Download a copy of the minutes from the National Trust for Scotland’s Annual General Meeting held on 19 September 2020.