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Leaving a gift in your will

Leaving a gift in your will can help us to protect Scotland's history for future generations to enjoy.

A man and woman with a girl holding a cuddly toy and Fort George in the background

The history that surrounds us today is the result of people passing the things they care about to the next generation to look after and enjoy.

From castles to cottages, bridges to coalfields and gardens to coastlines, the places around us have shaped the lives of generations and tell the story of Scotland.

Whether it’s the story of a perfect holiday spent exploring ancient monuments, or the yarn of how your parents met working in that department store, or the memories you made playing with your pals in streets that are now long gone, we understand that Scotland’s historic environment is precious to us and to you.

A gift in your will can help look after our historic environment and make new memories for future generations.

How to leave a gift in your will

Thank you for considering leaving a gift to Historic Environment Scotland in your will.

All gifts are gratefully received, however gifts that are free from restriction as to how they must be spent are most welcome as they enable us to put them towards projects, and other costs, that are a priority at the relevant time.

If you have a specific project or area of support in mind and would like to discuss it further, please do get in touch. You can contact us at

If you are making a will for the first time or updating an existing will we strongly recommend consulting a solicitor.

Your bequest should be left to:

Historic Environment Scotland (Scottish Charity No. SC045925), Longmore House, Salisbury Place, Edinburgh EH9 1SH