The Dalrymple Donaldson Fund

Dalrymple-Donaldson crest

Dalrymple-Donaldson crest

Grants to support “the judicious restoration and repair of buildings of historical and antiquarian interest in Scotland, England, France, Spain, Italy, Germany and Greece but especially in Scotland”.

 

The Dalrymple Archaeological Fund was set up under the Will of James Dalrymple Gray of Dalrymple of Woodhead, Kirkintilloch, who died in 1908. In 1994 the Fund received a large bequest from the estate of Professor Gordon Donaldson, former Historiographer Royal, who was formerly a Trustee. In recognition of this bequest the name of the Fund was changed to “The Dalrymple Donaldson Fund”.  The Fund makes grants from the income generated by these bequests and other sources.

Painting of Gordon Donaldson

Gordon Donaldson by Henry Raeburn Dobson(c) The Old Haa Trust; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation

 

Photograph of James Dalrymple

James Dalrymple from the Archives of Glasgow Archaeological Society

The Fund (SC014803) is administered by a Board of Trustees – three of whom represent the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland and three of whom represent the Glasgow Archaeological Society. Additionally there was one member representing the Scottish Ecclesiological Society as long as it existed.

The present Trustees are –

Mr Dale Bisland, Chair
(Glasgow Archaeological Society)
Dr. Anthony Lewis, Secretary
(Glasgow Archaeological Society)
Andrew Stevenson
(Society of Antiquaries of Scotland)
Professor Julian Luxford
(Society of Antiquaries of Scotland)
Ms. Susan Hothersall
(Glasgow Archaeological Society)
TBC
(Society of Antiquaries of Scotland)

The Trustees meet annually in December to consider grant applications. Grants awarded are then paid on commencement of works. During the year to 30th September 2018 Grants totalling £25,000 were made to –

Broughty Ferry YMCA
Kirkcaldy Old Kirk
St. Mary’s, Lanark
St. Stephen’s Roman Catholic Church, Blairgowrie

Further details may be obtained from the Fund Clerks – Bartys, Solicitors, 61 High Street, Dunblane, Perthshire, FK1 0EH (DX560630 LP1 DUNBLANE) 01786 822296 [Beth Hamilton] bmh@wjm.co.uk

Applications require to be submitted before 31 October in the year preceding start of work.

View Guidelines here

Download Application Form:dalrymple-donaldson-trust-application-form-v2

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