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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, and an unrestricted legacy enables us to deliver priority projects and other costs that support Scotland’s heritage 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 fundraising@hes.scot

If you are making a will for the first time, or updating an existing will, we strongly recommend consulting a solicitor. There are potential tax benefits in making a charitable gift in your will and your solicitor can advise.

Your bequest in your will or in a codicil (an attached amendment) should be left to:

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

Letting us know

We want to be able to say thank you.

By letting us know your intentions, we can ensure that you have all the relevant information and that your thoughtfulness is recorded in perpetuity, with your agreement.

Please write or telephone in confidence to Julie Forster, Fundraising Development Manager: julie.forster@hes.scot 0131 6688652