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  and with charitable status (SC024140).  At the EGM on 9th September 2019 it was agreed to change the Company to a Community Benefit Society but to retain the same objects.  This change was confirmed by the FCA on 4th October and our new registration number is 8214.  Our registration with OSCR remains unaltered.

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 until the first AGM the 4 Founding Trustess co-opted the Trustees.

The Board must have at least three Trustees and the AGM can set a maximum limit.


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During the absence of the Chair through ill health Rob Lucas has been the Acting Chair. The Board is extremely grateful for his sage advice and careful guidance. Rob is now acting as an advisor to the Board