Clan Leslie Charitable Trust




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The History of the Clan Leslie Charitable Trust

In 1982 The Clan Leslie Charitable Trust was set up in Edinburgh, under Scottish Law, Scottish registered charity No. SCO 14636. The purpose of the Trust is to safeguard Scottish historical chattels and heirlooms in general and in particular those relating to the Leslie family.

The main aims of the Trust are:-

1. To act as an authentic, international body for the collection of Scottish historical relics, particularly those relating to Clan Leslie.

2. To collect, collate and record these items and be responsible for their housing and preservation.

3. To encourage study, interest and research into Scottish history, particularly that of the Leslie family.

4. To support other charities, museums and galleries in furtherance of these aims.

The Trust is seeking a suitable venue to house and display the artefacts, which is proving difficult. Accessibility is important as is security in all respects and a controlled environment, essential for some of the older, more valuable items. Funds will not permit setting up and running a purpose made museum so sharing premises seems the likely solution.

While seeking suitable premises a selection of the more important artefacts is displayed on this website so that as much information as possible is available. These articles are temporarily stored in many different places for safe keeping so this website is the central source of information. The articles may usually be viewed by appointment but advance notice is required. Each item displayed has a unique catalogue number, please be sure to quote this in the event of an enquiry.

Donations and bequests of artefacts or funds may be made at any time and are welcomed. Very limited funds are sometimes available for the purchase of exceptional items but the main expenditure is for the safe keeping and conservation of the articles.

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