Scottish Historic Buildings Trust has raised in excess of £25 million to bring over 30 historic buildings back to life throughout Scotland. Scottish Historic Buildings Trust previously operated as three individual trusts working within the Alba Conservation Group of trusts comprising Alba Conservation Trust, Cockburn Conservation Trust and Scottish Historic Buildings Trust.  The three trusts merged in 2010 combining over 30 years experience in building conservation for the regeneration of Scottish communities.


The Trust’s mission is to conserve at-risk, historically significant buildings by giving them fresh life, economic viability and purpose in the local community.

Through interpretation and education programmes, we engage with the community and heritage specialists to discover each building’s unique story, contributing to Scotland’s reputation for outstanding heritage.

SHBT is a custodian of historic buildings with unique importance.  Our Mission is to create a sustainable future for historic buildings that are treasured by, and relevant to, the communities they serve.


As a charity we operate with a small team representing the key disciplines of architecture, project management, facilities management, finance, fundraising and education. 

We are supported by a very active group of 13 Trustees with experience in property, public relations, finance, community relations and law.

Volunteers are key to our work and support us with events, special tours, archiving and research. 


Una Richards - Director

Sarah Gear - Project Architect

Fiona Lawrence - Building Manager

Julie Forster - Development Manager

Gail Raselli - Events Manager

Roger Ashworth - Marketing Manager

Russell Clegg - Learning Officer

Elizabeth MacKay - Property Manager

Gavin Murray - Property Assistant

Ellie Van Riel - Events and Marketing Assistant