Patrons and Benefactors of the Library
The National Library of Scotland's Patrons and Benefactors programme brings together like-minded individuals who treasure the Library's collections and ambitions. Drawn from many different countries, they all share a lively interest in Scotland's cultural heritage.
Their support goes to the very heart of the Library's mission — investing in the nation's conservators, scholars and story-tellers and ensuring our world-class collections can be discovered and explored by a global audience.
If you would like to enjoy a close and more personal association with the National Library's collections and activities please consider joining our community of Patrons and Benefactors.
Become a Patron
Single Patron — £250 annual support.
Joint Patron — £400 annual support.
Become a Benefactor
Single Benefactor — £750 annual support.
Joint Benefactor — £1,000 annual support.
Find out more about the benefits of patronage, VAT and Gift Aid: download our benefits guide (PDF) (12 KB; 1 page).
If you would like to join the Library community as a Patron or Benefactor, please get in touch.
'We joined as Benefactors of the
National Library of Scotland so that we could support the
preservation of manuscripts, rare books and other unique material
in the national collection. Supporting in this way means that
people will be able to study and learn from these treasures, or
even just enjoy them, for years to come.'
— Alex and Rhona Callander, Benefactors.
American Patrons of the National Library and Galleries of Scotland
The American Patrons of the National Library and Galleries of Scotland (APNLGS) celebrates and strengthens the close cultural ties between Scotland and North America.
By becoming a patron you will be supporting the wide variety of exhibitions and displays, acquisitions, education programs and research undertaken at the National Library and the National Galleries.
Contact us to join or to find out more.
You might wish to consider longer-term benefit to us through remembering the Library in your will.
Before you take any action, please contact us to discuss your wishes. You might consider completing the legacy pledge form we can give you, which can help us in our forward planning.
If you decide to leave a financial bequest to the Library, we advise that you consult your lawyer about writing or re-drafting your will.
We are grateful to everyone who supports the National Library of Scotland, and would like to offer particular thanks to the following donors, who have given significant financial support to one or more of the Library's projects in the last year:
- Bòrd na Gàidhlig
- Creative Scotland
- The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation
- Driver Family Foundation
- Friends of the National Libraries
- Heritage Lottery Fund Scotland
- Stichting Teuntje Anna (TA Fund)
- The Cross Trust
- The Mickel Fund
- K.T. Wiedmann Foundation, Inc.
- Norman Auslander
- Richard and Catherine Burns
- Patrick and Julie Calhoun Jnr
- Peter Drummond-Hay
- Francis K Finlay OBE
- Martin J G Glynn
- Alex Graham
- Lady Lucinda Mackay
- Sir Fraser Morrison CBE and Lady Morrison
- Shane and Melanie Neal
We are also grateful for the committed support of the following Patrons and Benefactors:
- Dr Keith Bailey
- Ruth Crawford QC
- Dr John Cruikshank and Dr Susan Shatto
- Charles and Ruth Plowden
- Max and Lady Sarah Ward
- Sarah J M Whitley and Graham Whyte
- John and Fiona Allan
- Diana Balfour
- Richard and Catherine Burns
- Professor Graham D Caie
- Professor Sir Kenneth Calman KCB FRSE
- The Rt Hon The Lord Cameron PC QC FRSE
- Sir Sandy M Crombie and Lady Crombie
- Helen Durndell
- Professor Sir David Edward KCMG QC FRSE and Lady Edward
- Christopher Wilkins and Margaret Elliot
- Sir Charles A Fraser KCVO WS and Lady Fraser
- Dr Robert O Gould
- Dr Michael Gray
- Donald Hardie OBE DL
- Shields and Carol Henderson
- Edward and Anna Hocknell
- Dermot and Miranda Jenkinson
- Dr John MacAskill
- Professor Alexander McCall Smith CBE
- Eva M McCarthy and Alastair J Todd
- Dr Warren McDougall
- Sir Neil McIntosh CBE DL
- Dr Karina McIntosh
- Harry and Nicola Morgan
- Professor Murray Pittock
- Professor David Purdie
- Sir Muir Russell KCB FRSE and Lady Russell
- Dr Brian Taylor
- Very Rev Professor Sir Iain R Torrance Kt
- The Walton Foundation
- The Rt Hon Mr W James Wolffe QC and Lady Sarah P L Wolffe QC
- The John Buchan Museum
And all those who prefer to give anonymously.
Thank you for your support.