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About The Queen Elizabeth Castle of Mey Trust

Constitution 

The Trust was established by a Deed of Trust executed on 11 June 1996 and is recognised by the Inland Revenue as Scottish charity number SC024983.

The Trust 

The current Trustees are:

Ashe Windham CVO (Chairman)
The Rt. Hon The Viscount Thurso
Major Malcolm Macrae


The Trust is established for charitable purposes within the United Kingdom and, especially within Scotland, with the following objectives:

  • Especially for the benefit of the community.
  • The preservation of buildings (whether inhabited or uninhabited) and monuments, particularly within Scotland, of historic importance and / or architectural interest.
  • The advancement of the historical and architectural education of the public by effecting opportunities for the access by the public to such buildings or monuments.
  • The preservation of the Aberdeen Angus breed of cattle and North Country Cheviot breed of sheep and the education of the public about the origins and genealogical development both past and future of the said breeds.
  • The encouragement of educational projects, especially those relating to the study of the historic buildings of Scotland and breeds of sheep and cattle indigenous to the United Kingdom and, in particular, Scotland.
    The foundation and endowment of study groups or other educational media at centres of learning, with particular emphasis on the study of historic buildings in Scotland and breeds of sheep and cattle indigenous to the United Kingdom, particularly Scotland.
  • The encouragement of the study and practice of any useful branch of human knowledge by the provision of buildings, equipment or otherwise.
  • The provision of financial assistance in any form to charitable organisations concerned with the conservation and restoration of the heritage of Scotland.