Donors to current fundraising projects and priorities

The staff and Board of the National Library of Scotland would like to thank all the individuals and organisations whose generous support underpins everything we do.

Our supporters allow the Library to continue to inspire learners all over the world, to conserve our collections for the future and to acquire new items for our collections.

In essence, our donors allow you to view, to research and to learn from our remarkable collections, giving us all a greater understanding of Scotland's national culture.

In addition to the donors listed below, we would like to acknowledge the significant support from the Scottish Government.


Muriel Spark Campaign

Thank you to the following generous supporters who have donated to the National Library of Scotland's Muriel Spark Campaign. If you would like to know more or to make a donation, please visit our campaign page.

  • Ms Linda Bell
  • Mr and Mrs James Boyle
  • Sir Sandy M Crombie and Lady Crombie
  • Mr Peter Kennerley and the Hon Mrs Kennerley
  • Mr Norman Lessels CBE and Mrs Christine Lessels
  • Dr Gail Low
  • Lady Lucinda Mackay
  • Professor Alexander McCall Smith CBE and Dr Elizabeth McCall Smith
  • Mr Nathan McConway
  • Miss Kirsty McHugh
  • Ms Alexandra Miller
  • Mr Ronald Mitchell
  • Harry and Nicola Morgan
  • Mr and Mrs Charles E P Plowden
  • Mrs Helen Pope
  • Dr John Scally
  • Ms Jodi Shields
  • Mr Dennis Smith
  • Ms Julie Taylor
  • Mr Nigel Watt
  • Mrs Ann Watt
  • The Cordis Trust
  • Anonymous donors.


General funds

Thank you to the following donors who have contributed to our funds that have allowed us to collect, preserve and share the written and printed history of Scotland:

  • Australians Studying Abroad
  • Lothians Family History Society
  • University of the Third Age
  • The Sir Maxwell Harper Gow Charitable Trust
  • J & R Freedman Charitable Trust
  • Stichting Teuntje Anna (TA Fund)
  • The W S Wilson Charitable Trust
  • The Alma & Leslie Wolfson Charitable Trust
  • Professor Michael Anderson OBE FBA FRSE Hon FFA and Ms Elspeth MacArthur
  • Miss Pauline A M Clarke and Miss Patricia Clarke
  • Mr and Mrs Jonathan Cobb
  • Sir Sandy M Crombie and Lady Crombie
  • Duchess of Hamilton
  • Mr Donald Hardie OBE DL
  • Professor Alexander McCall Smith CBE and Dr Elizabeth McCall Smith
  • Mr Jim Mellon
  • Ian Moffett
  • Mr Max Ward and Lady Sarah Ward
  • And all the many anonymous donors who support us.



We are extremely grateful to the following individuals, who left legacies for the Library:

  • Major General James F J Johnston CB
  • Miss Mary E Mackenzie
  • Mr George C McElroy.


Special projects

Thank you to the following donors who have generously supported particular projects at the Library:

Film Restoration software

  • The Mickel Fund.

John Murray Archive Conservation

  • The John R Murray Charitable Trust.

Keppie Fund

  • Ms Almut Boehme.

The Callum Macdonald Memorial Award

  • Robert Gregor
  • The Michael Marks Charitable Trust.


Donor lists

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