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17 Jul 2020

Thanks for responding to our SOS

Moody image of Glencoe, with clouds over the mountain tops. In the foreground, on the hillside, are stones set out to spell SOS.
One of the images from our Save Our Scotland appeal advert
Members and the general public have rallied behind our charity’s emergency fundraising appeal, so far donating more than £1.6 million to Save Our Scotland.

The appeal has seen the highest number of member contributions ever for one of our fundraising appeals, with £800,000 donated over and above membership subscriptions.

The campaign has also gathered support internationally, with donations coming from as far afield as the USA.

We launched Save Our Scotland last month because COVID-19 lockdown measures have meant our charity has lost £28 million of essential income. We’ve been forced to take emergency action to save money, pausing projects and postponing some property reopenings.

The fundraiser is a call out to all who love Scotland’s heritage to raise at least £2.5 million to ensure the continued protection of the properties and the natural and cultural heritage in our care.

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“The Trust has been blown away by the response of key supporters, members who have donated, and the wider public too.”
Mark Bishop
Director of Customer & Cause

Mark continued: ‘This shows that there is a lot of support for the Trust out there and many people who want to play their part in helping the Trust continue its vital work to protect so much of what people love about Scotland.

‘The support for the appeal will help our charity to recover from the impact of coronavirus and to get back to doing what it does on everyone’s behalf, including reopening many of our most loved places.

‘The appeal is still running and further support is needed to be able to safeguard the future of the places in our care. Anyone who would like to play their part can donate through our online appeal page.’

Emergency Appeal

We need your help, more than ever. Please help us protect Scotland’s heritage. 

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