Supporting the arts, community, and youth organisations in North-East Scotland
Since 1975, the David Gordon Memorial Trust, set up in memory of David Gordon, 4th Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair, has been working to continue David’s lifelong interest, shared by his wife, June, in supporting music, the arts, youth groups and community centres and in continuing ecumenical services in the chapel of Haddo House.
June Gordon died in 2009 and the Trust was renamed The David and June Gordon Memorial Trust. In her memory the Trust undertook an appeal to increase our resources. We welcome further donations in order to enable us to provide greater support to groups and organisations in the North East of Scotland.
Please contact the Chairman, Peter Hunter - firstname.lastname@example.org, for further information about what we do. He will be delighted to discuss your interest in and support for the David and June Gordon Memorial Trust.
Over the years the Trust has been able to give financial support to a wide range of groups and projects including:
- The Aberdeen International Youth Festival
- Tarves Church
- Haddo House Choral & Operatic Society
- The Haddo Arts Festival
- Moray Brass
- Aberdeen Opera
- Woodend Barn
- Grampian Youth Orchestra
- National Youth Orchestra of Scotland
- North East of Scotland Music School
- Stonehaven Sea Cadets
- Belhelvie Community Trust
- Midmar Hall
The Trust also awards an annual prize to a local North-East Scotland art student at the Royal Scottish Academy student exhibition in Edinburgh and an art prize for secondary pupils in the former Grampian Region.
The Trust really does make a significant difference, particularly when encouraging and supporting smaller groups which might otherwise struggle for funding. This provides a fitting and lasting memorial to the work started by David and June Gordon.