Make A Donation

Help preserve Abbotsford for future generations.

With the completion of the Abbotsford restoration project, the Trust can now deliver a modern visitor experience with enhanced facilities for the public, while retaining the very special atmosphere that Scott created in the house that he designed and built.

The continuing challenge for Abbotsford is to safeguard the long term future of the iconic building that Scott created and that is the physical manifestation of the imagination of a man so important to the history of Scotland and the British Isles. You can help to support the ongoing conservation work at Abbotsford and preserve Sir Walter Scott’s unique historic home for future generations.

Making a gift could not be easier, simply choose the most convenient method for you from our options below.

  • exhibition
  • history, old
  • gala day
  • history, hunt


You can make a one-off donation or set up a monthly gift through our Just Giving page and support some of our special projects there.


If you would like to make a donation by cheque, please make it payable to The Abbotsford Trust and send to:

The Development Officer
The Abbotsford Trust

In Person

We are also able to accept donations in person at our Visitor Centre, via cash, card or cheque.

If you are a UK taxpayer, please consider filling in our Gift Aid form for your donation. This allows us to claim back the basic rate tax and boosts the value of every donation.

Legacy Giving

One of the most important ways you can help us is by remembering the Abbotsford Trust in your will. Every gift left in a will makes an essential difference in preserving the Abbotsford house, collections and estate, and allows you to become a part of Scott’s legacy.

If you would like more information on leaving a gift to the Abbotsford Trust in your will please contact the Development Officer by telephone on 01896 752043 or by email at

Please note: we always advise that you consult a legal professional when composing your will, and any suggestions made by Abbotsford staff do not constitute legal advice.

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