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Thirlestane Castle Trust, SC011491
Registered charity from 01 December 1983
Charity Details
This shows the latest contact address that OSCR has been given for the charity.AddressPrinces Exchange
1 Earl Grey Street
This is the latest postcode that the charity has supplied.PostcodeEH3 9EE
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Charities are shown as Standard charities, Registered Social Landlords, or Cross-Border charities. These last two will link through to other Regulators’ websites, where you may be able to view the charity’s accounts.Regulatory Type Standard
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These are taken directly from the charity's constitution. A charity's objects describe what the charity has been legally set up to achieve. They do not necessarily describe all of the activities the charity carries out in order to achieve these objects. Object:
The Trustees shall hold the Trust Fund and the income thereof to advance education, to relieve poverty, to advance religion and to promote and aid such other purposes as are recognised by law to be exclusively charitable and in particular but without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing: (a) To preserve for the public benefit the whole or such part or parts of the buildings and their grounds known as Thirlestane Castle, Lauder, Berwickshire (hereinafter called "Thirlestane'') as shall or may hereafter be owned by the Trustees or as shall or may hereafter be leased or lent to the Trustees subject to the lease or loan agreement conferring on the Trustees in the event of the termination of the lease or loan full rights of compensation for any money expended on the subjects of such lease or loan; (b) To protect and improve the amenities of Thirlestane for the public benefit; (c) To preserve for the public benefit as an adjunct to Thirlestane furniture, pictures and other chattels ordinarily kept thereat or which may be given or loaned to the Trustees which the Trustees shall consider to be appropriate to be kept at Thirlestane; Provided that money shall only be expended by the Trustees on the enhancement of furniture, pictures and other chattels which are lent to them if the loan agreement confers on the Trustees in the event of the termination of the loan full rights of compensation for any money so expended. (d) To facilitate and encourage access to and study and appreciation of Thirlestane and such furniture, pictures and chattels as aforesaid by the general public.
Details of the charity's operations
Current status of the charity.Charity Status: Active
When the charity last submitted a change in information.Last Updated: 11 Sep 2019
Whether the charity is a Trust, Company, Unincorporated Association, SCIO, Educational Endowment, Industrial & Provident Society or Statutory Corporation, the date it became that form, and any previous forms it may have had.Constitutional Form: Trust (founding document is a deed of trust) (other than educational endowment)
This best describes how local or widespread the work of the charity is.Geographical Spread: A specific local point, community or neighbourhood
This local authority area in which the charity is currently operating.Main Operating Location: Scottish Borders
The Charity and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act sets out 15 charitable purposes and one analogous purpose.Purposes: "The advancement of the arts, heritage, culture or science","Any other purpose that may reasonably be regarded as analogous to any of the preceding purposes"
This lists which beneficiary groups the charity has identified as being the main focus of activities: children / young people, older people, people with disabilities or health problems, people of a particular ethnic or racial origin, other defined groups, no specific group or for the benefit of the community, other charities / voluntary bodies.Beneficiaries: "No specific group, or for the benefit of the community"
This sets out the types of activity undertaken by the charity from the following: it makes grants, donations, loans, gifts or pensions to individuals, it makes grants, donations or gifts to organisations, it carries out activities or services itself, it does none of these.Types of activity undertaken: "It carries out activities or services itself"

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2014 31 Dec 2014 £303,702 £301,794 31 Dec 2014 23 Sep 2015 16 Oct 2015 No
2015 31 Dec 2015 £114,619 £228,413 31 Dec 2015 01 Sep 2016 02 Sep 2016 No
2016 31 Dec 2016 £98,514 £264,635 04 Jan 2017 18 Sep 2017 19 Sep 2017 No
2017 31 Dec 2017 £258,455 £317,157 01 Jan 2018 06 Jul 2018 09 Jul 2018 No
2018 31 Dec 2018 £230,974 £343,853 03 Jan 2019 09 Sep 2019 11 Sep 2019 No 2019-09-12- SC011491 - Redacted- reduced.pdf

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