About the Trust

Following the closure of the Museum of Costume a report (commissioned by Scottish Government) by the Prince’s Regeneration Trust (PRT)  identified a number of potential uses which could be both suitable and sustainable in the long term and these require to be worked up into a detailed business plan taking account of local community views and interests.

As part of the PRT study several local meetings were held where it was agreed that a new organisation needed to be set up to take on the work of developing a sustainable future for the House and grounds.  This led to the creation of Shambellie House Trust as a company limited by guarantee (Company reg no. 507404) and with charitable status (SC024140).  

The Trust’s objectives are: -

  1. To arrange for the buildings and grounds to be used for the advancement of arts, heritage and culture. Providing facilities for the arts and providing heritage benefit to the community by preserving the listed building of Shambellie House (including any outbuildings or associated buildings and grounds).
  2. To arrange for the buildings and grounds to be used for the advancement of education, in particular arts, culture and the environment.

The Trust is run by a Board of Trustees appointed at the AGM and serve for three years.  The Board can also invite organisations that they want to work in partnership with to appoint a Trustee, and they can co-opt anyone with specialist knowledge to the Board.  In doing so the Board must ensure that the Trustees appointed at the AGM are always in the majority.

The Board must have at least seven Trustees and a maximum of fifteen.


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