Trustee elections

Any member of the National Trust for Scotland can put themselves forward as a candidate for election to the Board of Trustees.

Trust seeks three new Board members

This summer the Trust will hold elections for candidates to stand for three vacancies on the Board of Trustees.  Our Trustees are ultimately responsible for the strategic governance of the Trust’s activities and the achievement of our charitable purpose to promote the conservation, access, and enjoyment of Scotland’s places of historic interest or natural beauty.

Our Trustees are drawn from a wide range of backgrounds and locations across Scotland as it is important that the Board reflects the broad range and geographical spread of the Trust’s activities.  We are also keen to ensure that our Board of Trustees reflects our diverse membership. 

This year, applicants with skills or experience in three particular areas are being sought:

  • Candidates with a broad commercial legal background.
  • Candidates with experience of collections management and conservation, in particular, interpretation and engagement with the visitor.
  • Candidates with experience of the commercial management of land, buildings and estates.

Download detailed information on the role descriptions and person specifications.

Applicants will take part in an assessment process which will aim to ensure that candidates with the skills the Board needs are proposed for election and allow more understanding of the responsibilities of being a member of the Board.  Successful candidates should be available for an open day and interview assessment on Monday 23 April.  Download further information on the Trustee election assessment criteria

If you are a member and have the skills, time and passion to help us take our next steps, please do get in touch. Trustees are not paid, but expenses are reimbursed.

How to apply:

If you are interested in applying please download our application form.

Get in touch:

For more information contact Nicola Blyth, Governance Manager and Solicitor on 0131 458 0293 or email

The deadline for postal and email applications is noon on Friday 13 April, 2018