Legacies

During her lifetime Dorothy Marshall contributed so much to Scottish archaeology, especially in the area of her beloved Island of Bute.

The effects of Dorothy’s generosity continues to be felt through a bequest to the Society.

By leaving a gift in your Will to the Society you can help provide support for new research, high quality publications and engaging outreach and public events. The gift will cost nothing in your lifetime but will make a lasting contribution to the future study and interpretation of Scotland’s past.

How your gift will be used

Monies can either go to the Society Research Fund or to the core costs of delivering the Society’s main programme and publications.

If you are considering leaving a gift in your Will please consider how you wish your gift to be used.

How to leave a gift in your Will

Leaving a legacy gift is an important decision and personal matter, but it doesn’t have to be complicated.

Should you choose to remember the Society in your Will we recommend you contact a solicitor to ensure it is legally valid and reflects your intentions.

There are a number of types of legacy available:

Residual legacy – This is a gift of the remainder (or portion of remainder) of your estate, after all payments, taxes and other bequests have been made.

Pecuniary legacy – This is a fixed sum of money decided by you at the time of making your Will.

Specific legacy – You can also bequeath specific possessions such as property, shares or objects.

If you would like your gift to go towards something specific please contact us to discuss this.

If you have already written the Society into your Will, we’re very grateful and would like to thank you personally and appropriately, so please let us know.

If you already have a Will and wish to add a gift to the Society this can be done using a codicil. A codicil need not change the terms of your current Will, it can simply add a new instruction.

Gifts made to charity, both during your lifetime or in a Will, are exempt from Inheritance Tax. Your solicitor will be able to advise you on this.

If you would like to find out more about leaving the Society a legacy, please contact the Society for a confidential conversation.

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