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Make a legacy donation: Leave us a gift in your Will

By writing or updating your will, you can share your love of books and reading with the next generation.

By writing or updating your will, you can share your love of books and reading with the next generation. 

A gift in your Will could give a child their first book and inspire a life-long love of reading – it could even support the Scotland's future storytellers. We know that for many children, the only books in their home are the ones given by Scottish Book Trust.

If you are thinking of leaving a gift in your Will to Scottish Book Trust, thank you!

If my donation becomes a book, and that book goes into a child's hands and instils in them a love of reading – that becomes a love of creativity, or even an idea for a book of their own – one day, that child might even become an author. The thought makes my heart sing with joy. That's why I'm leaving a gift in my will for Scottish Book Trust

- Colin, a legacy pledger from Paisley

If you would like your gift or in memory donation to support a particular area of our work, we can provide you with all the information you need to ensure your gift is used in the way that you would like it to be.

We're here to help whether you'd like to support giving books to the families most in need, nurturing Scotland's writers, helping people living with dementia and their loved ones to share books throughout their lives, or widening access to books, reading and writing across Scotland -- wherever the need is greatest. 

Download our Gifts in Wills guide

We know this is a big decision, so take your time and download our guide to leaving a gift in your Will or remembering a loved one. Our guide includes details of how your gift can help, wording that may be useful for your Will, and how we can thank you through our Legacy Circle.

Request a Gift in Wills guide

Use our free will-writing service

You can also complete our form to receive a referral for a free will with a local solicitor. Our trusted partners at The National Free Wills Network are here to help you find a solicitor and write your Will, so you can ensure your loved ones are supported.

There's no obligation to include a gift to Scottish Book Trust in your Will, but any legacy donation from kind supporters like you will help everyone in Scotland access books for years to come.

Receive a free will referral

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Get in touch

If you would like to talk to us about leaving a gift in your Will, making a donation in memory or in celebration of a loved one, please contact Laura Antone, Fundraising Manager, on 0131 524 0160 or laura.antone@scottishbooktrust.com(this link will open in a new window).

Fiona McLeod: Why I am leaving a gift in my will

Retired MSP and librarian Fiona McLeod explains why she thought it was important to leave Scottish Book Trust a gift in her will.