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 –

Professor Ian Campbell, Chair      Society of Antiquaries of Scotland
Dr. Anthony Lewis, Secretary        Glasgow Archaeological Society
Mr. Dale Bilsland                              Glasgow Archaeological Society
Professor Richard Fawcett              Society of Antiquaries of Scotland
Ms. Susan Hothersall                       Glasgow Archaeological Society
Dr. James H P Macaulay                  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 2017 Grants totalling £33,000 were made to – Cambo Stables, Fife Kilmory Church, Isle of Arran Edinburgh City Observatory Dunscore Church Heritage Project St. Mary’s Church, Kirriemuir St. Athernase, Leuchars Society of Friends of Dunblane Cathedral 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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