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’s taking place in Stirling on Saturday 1 September this year.

It’s been a busy year for the Trust, and we’ve 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’ve been working to protect Scotland’s national and natural treasures for everyone to enjoy.

We’ll be sharing more about some of the big projects we’ve completed in the past year, as well as talking about the launch of our biggest ever campaign For the Love of Scotland, our ambitious Five Year strategy and how we’re aiming to work towards our vision where Scotland’s heritage is valued by everyone and protected for future generations

As ever, there’s important business to cover too – with the election of our President and Vice-Presidents, presenting the Annual Review and Accounts 2017/18 for approval, electing auditors and looking at prices for Ordinary Membership Subscription. We’re pleased to be sharing the winners of this year’s George Waterston Memorial and Colin Donald Environmental Law Awards too.

There are a number of Trustee roles up for election too as three of our dedicated team leave the Board. Postal and online voting closed on Friday 24 August.  

You can still register to attend the AGM, in person, on the morning of the meeting from 10.15am at the Macrobert Arts Centre. 

Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling FK9 4LA

Saturday 1 September 2018

10.15 Morning Coffee

11.00 Annual General Meeting

13.00/13.15 Lunch

14.00 Friends’ Groups and Members’ Centres Gathering

87th Annual General Meeting of the National Trust for Scotland


  1. Welcome and Introductions
  2.  Minutes 
    • To approve the minute of the Annual General Meeting held at the Caird Hall, Dundee on 30 September 2017.
  3. 2017/18 Operational and Financial Review
    • To consider adoption of the 87th Annual Accounts.
  4. Election of 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 the President and Vice-Presidents
    • The Board of Trustees will propose a resolution to appoint Mr Neil Oliver as President. In addition, the following candidates will be proposed for re-election as Vice-Presidents: Professor Hugh Cheape; Mr Simon Fraser; Professor Michael Scott-Morton and the Duchess of Fife.
  6. Ordinary Membership Subscription
    • The Chairman of the Board of Trustees will propose a resolution that, from 1 March 2019, the Ordinary Member Annual Subscription shall be raised from the sum of £57.00 to £60.00.
  7. For the Love of Scotland
    • Presentations on the delivery of our strategy 2018 – 2023.
  8. Announcements of the Recipients of the George Waterston Memorial and Colin Donald Environmental Law Awards
    • The recipients of the George Waterston Memorial Award, which is presented to a volunteer who has shown an outstanding contribution to the Trust, and the Colin Donald Environmental Law Award, which is presented to the student who has written the prize-winning essay on the subject, will be announced.
  9. Election of Three Trustees
  10. Annual General Meeting 2019
    • Announcement and of the date and location of the 2019 AGM.

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 by the Chairman of the meeting on your behalf, please contact:


Papers for the meeting are available for download on our Publications page.

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

Our constitution is available for download.