Inquiry Reports

Under section 33 of the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005, we must report on the subject of the inquiries we make under section 28 if, as a result of our inquiries we:

  1. give a direction, or remove a charity from the Register under section 30
  2. suspend a person under subsection (4) of section 31, or
  3. give a direction under any of subsections (5) to (9) of section 31

You may see us refer to such Inquiry Reports as 'section 33 reports' because they have been produced as a result of the above legal requirements.

We can also choose to publish a report on the subject of any other inquiries we have made under section 28 - for example, an individual case may offer useful lessons for the wider sector.

We publish our Inquiry Reports for a 12 month period.

 Inquiry reports

Charity: SC042580 The Kiltwalk

As a result of a complaint, and related media coverage, we opened an inquiry on 27 February 2015 into the above charity.  Given the publicity surrounding the concerns raised, we have decided that it is in the public interest to publish an inquiry report.

Download the full section 33 report here. 

Charity: SC041929 The Alfred Stewart Trust

OSCR has issued direction notices to the banks that are known to hold accounts in the name of the Alfred Stewart Trust and its subsidiary companies not to part, without OSCR's consent, with property they are holding on behalf of those bodies.

Read the full section 33 report here.

Organisation - Campbell's Ozone Therapy Trust

On 11 April 2014, OSCR issued a direction under section 31(5) of the 2005 Act requiring that the founder of Campbells Ozone Therapy Trust stop representing it as a charity registered in Scotland. We have decided to publish this further report to highlight to the public that Campbell’s Ozone Therapy Trust is not a charity.

Download the full inquiry report here.

Charity: Fife Animal Trust

OSCR has concluded its inquiry into Fife Animal Trust under section 28 of the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005 (the 2005 Act. Recognising the public interest in this charity, we determined that a report of our findings should be published. The report outlines the reasons for our inquiry as well as its scope, full findings and conclusions.

Download the full section 33 report here.

Charity: Loretto School Limited

The charity trustees have implemented measures to remove the undue restriction and on 19 June 2014 OSCR confirmed that the charity meets the charity test.

Following inquiries made under section 28 of the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005, The Scottish Charity Regulator has directed SC013978 Loretto School Ltd under section 30(1)(a) of the 2005 Act to take steps to meet the charity test by removing the undue restriction on obtaining the benefit provided by the charity by 31 March 2015.

Download the full section 33 report.

Organisation - Campbell's Ozone Therapy Trust

As a result of inquiries made under section 28 of the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005 it appears to OSCR that a body known as Campbell’s Ozone Therapy Trust has been misrepresenting itself as a charity in Scotland. OSCR has taken action to stop the misrepresentation.

Note that OSCR published a further inquiry report on 12 January 2015.

Download the full inquiry report here.

Organisation - The Highland Titles Charitable Trust for Scotland

As a result of inquiries made under section 28 of the Charities and Trustee
Investment (Scotland) Act 2005 (the 2005 Act) it appeared to OSCR that a
body known as The Highland Titles Charitable Trust for Scotland has been
misrepresenting itself as a charity in Scotland.  OSCR issued a direction
to stop the misrepresentation. Following a review, the decision to issue the
direction has been reversed, and the direction has been withdrawn.

Download the full inquiry report here.

Charity: Wellington School (Ayr) Limited

Following inquiries made under section 28 of the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act 2005, The Scottish Charity Regulator has directed SC005052 Wellington School (Ayr) Limited under section 30(1)(a) of the 2005 Act to take steps to meet the charity test by removing the undue restriction on obtaining the benefit provided by the charity by 31 October 2014. The charity has now complied with that direction, and meets the charity test.

Download the full section 33 report.