Remember the RSE in Your Will

Since our foundation we have been fortunate to receive legacy gifts from our Fellows and individuals. These important donations have grown and nurtured the RSE and continue to shape our work in Scotland and beyond.

Many think of a gift in will as a large and complicated donation, but it doesn’t have to be. A gift of any size will have significant impact. In most cases gifts will be tax free and will reduce any inheritance burden on your estate.

How to leave a gift in your Will

A legacy gift is the most significant donation a person ever makes. It is a way to continue to make a positive influence on progress and change, remember a life well lived, or commemorate a loved one.

Here are the basics:

  • Include our full name and charity number: The Royal Society of Edinburgh (Charity No: SC 000 470) 22–26 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PQ.
  • If you are creating a new Will, state that you would like to leave the Royal Society of Edinburgh a gift. We recommend using a solicitor to make sure your Will is legal and valid.
  • If you already have a Will, you can add an additional gift by using a Codicil. A Codicil is a simple form which can be used to include additional gifts without drawing up a new Will.  If you wish to make complex changes a new Will is usually required.

To find out more, or to arrange an appointment to discuss your support in more detail, please contact Jennifer McCoull on +44(0) 131 240 5023, [email protected]. You can also read our Frequently Asked Questions for further information.

If you have already left us a gift, thank you. Please consider letting us know, so that we can invite you to join the RSE President Circle and thank and acknowledge you appropriately.

Thank you for thinking about remembering the RSE. Your gift, whatever its size, will help us reach our goal of making a significant contribution to the cultural, social and economic prosperity of Scotland.

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