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In establishing the Gannochy Trust in 1937, for charitable and public purposes, AK Bell brought benefits to Scotland which are maintained to this day.   The Trust’s funds initially comprised shares in the Bell’s whisky company and were latterly spread prudently and wisely over a wide spectrum of investments, which have grown significantly over the years.  In 1967, with increasing funds available, the geographic footprint of the Trust’s donations was widened with the approval of the Court of Session from Perth and its environs to encompass the whole of Scotland.

Over the past two years, the Trust has embarked on a programme of review of all aspects of its work and this, together with a number of stakeholder meetings, is helping Trustees to shape the direction of the Trust to ensure that they continue to be visionary in the 21st Century.  Over the next year they plan to conclude the overall Trust strategy; complete the master plan for the new housing extension; take every opportunity to learn from organisations and individuals to ensure that the Trust is aware of the challenges and issues that are affecting society; work strategically with selected charities to make a greater difference in areas of concern to the Trust; and continue to explore ways to maximise the resources of the estate for the benefit of the people of Perth.

The Board of Trustees is responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of the Trust, developing the organisation’s goals in accordance with the Trust Deed.  Seven is the maximum number of Trustees who can serve on the Board at any one time, with the majority of Trustees living or working in Perth and Kinross.

The selection process of new trustees will be evidence based and will look for clear examples of how candidates meet the essential and desirable criteria set in the Person Specification which should be read in conjunction with the Trustee’s Job Description. Trustees are appointed, first and foremost, for their interest, passion and concern for the primary vision of the Trust as well as the overall contribution they can make with their skills and knowledge.

For more information, including how to apply, please visit For a confidential discussion on the role please contact Donogh O’Brien on 0141 212 7555.