Patron, President and Vice-Presidents


The Patron of the National Trust for Scotland is HRH The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay.

His Royal Highness takes a close interest in the Trust’s responsibilities, from our work to protect traditional buildings, to growing beautiful gardens and stewarding our countryside places.

He marked the Trust’s 90th anniversary in the spring 2021 edition of the Trust’s magazine with a special message to our members and, in September 2021, renewed his Patronage of the Trust. That same month, along with Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Rothesay, he visited Robert Burns Birthplace Museum in Alloway and a few days later he formally opened the Dr Sheila Bain Courtyard at House of Dun near Montrose.


The position of President is currently vacant. We expect that a candidate will be appointed at the 2022 Annual General Meeting.


The Duchess of Fife

Professor Hugh Cheape

Professor Michael Scott-Morton