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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 young girl in a blue dress and stripy rainbow socks has a crown on her head and holds a plastic sword above her head. Behind her and in front of an old castle, are mum and grandparents. Everyone is smiling.

The historic environment is Scotland’s story and it belongs to all of us. It’s part of our everyday lives and shapes our identity. Through a gift in your will, you can help us keep the story alive for generations to follow.

Many of our 300 historic sites are hundreds, if not thousands of years old and require specialist care to ensure they remain safe and accessible. The level of care they require has been accelerated recently due to the effects of climate change, meaning your legacy will help support vital conservation work to help protect these treasured places.

Together let’s make sure Scotland’s magnificent heritage can continue to be cherished, understood, shared and enjoyed with pride, by everyone.

You can...

Gifts in wills are helping us protect the places loved by so many. You can leave a defined sum or a percentage of the residue of your estate to Historic Environment Scotland, helping us to:

  • Do more to conserve our valuable places, collections and archives
  • Provide more opportunities for everyone to learn about Scotland’s rich history
  • Increase the breadth and depth of our research
  • Train more craftspeople to keep traditional skills alive
  • Do more to adapt to the challenges of climate change

It’s thanks to your generosity we can preserve Scotland’s heritage and make new memories for future generations.

Get in touch

If you are thinking about including a gift in your will, we’d love to hear from you. No matter what size your donation is, it will help us to continue caring for Scotland’s treasured properties and collections.

If you would like more information, or have any questions, please contact our Fundraising Development Manager, Julie Forster by email or call 0131 6688652.