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Neil Oliver announced as new president of National Trust for Scotland


Archaeologist, TV presenter and author Neil Oliver is poised to take on the role of President at National Trust for Scotland today. 

Members of the conservation charity will be asked to confirm the appointment at its Annual General Meeting which takes place in Dundee’s Caird Hall on Saturday 30 September.

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Neil Oliver will take over from Lord Lindsay who has held the role since 2012 when he succeeded the Duke of Buccleuch.

National Trust for Scotland Chairman Sir Moir Lockhead said: “Neil has championed Scotland and its heritage throughout his career –unearthing new insights into its stories, sharing our stunning scenery and fascinating audiences all over the world. We are very excited about the energy, enthusiasm and opportunities for more engagement that he will bring to our charity as we work to protect Scotland’s heritage, and share and celebrate all that we have to offer with more people.”

Sir Moir will offer a formal thank you to Lord Lindsay at the meeting, paying tribute to his huge contribution to the Trust, during a period of change.

What makes Scotland special

Speaking ahead of the meeting in Dundee, Neil Oliver said: “The National Trust for Scotland protects so much of what makes Scotland special. Over the years I have dug up some of its places, visited many more and been completely inspired by it all. I can’t wait to get more involved and I’ll be encouraging others to do the same.”

The National Trust for Scotland Annual General Meeting takes place in Dundee on Saturday 30 September. Also on the agenda for the day are the results of a report looking at how to attract more young people to engage with heritage and a review of the charity’s achievements in the last financial year.

The meeting is being streamed online at the National Trust for Scotland's website.

Image copyright NTS Media Pics.

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