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6 Jul 2020

Neil Oliver’s term as President ending

Green, lush croftland at Balmacara Estate, with hedgerows separating fields and woodland in the distance. In the far distance tall mountains rise, with clouds around their summits.
Balmacara Estate
Neil Oliver will not seek re-election as President at September’s 2020 AGM.

It is with sadness that the National Trust for Scotland confirms that Neil Oliver has chosen not to seek renewal of the role of the charity’s President with effect from September, following completion of a three-year term.

Neil Oliver said: ‘My three-year term as President comes to an end in September and, as I had intended, I will be stepping down from the role at the time. It’s been a complete privilege to work throughout the term and represent the Trust. I will look forward to seeing who replaces me in October and they will have my full support.’

Trust Chairman Sir Mark Jones said: ‘Throughout his busy career as a broadcaster and author Neil has championed Scotland and its heritage and we are extremely grateful to him for giving up so much of his valuable time to represent the Trust. Since his appointment in 2017, he has striven to promote our work and achievements and in doing so elicited support on our behalf from many generous donors.’