Portrait of the Nation would not be possible without our many generous supporters.

All donations are greatly appreciated and will be recognised both within the building and in our online donor book. You can help us meet our £1 million target in three exciting ways.

Put Yourself in the Picture

Donors of £50 or more are able upload a photograph to Put Yourself in the Picture, a unique way to celebrate an occasion or remember someone special, while helping us create a true and current Portrait of the Nation. The results will feature not only on the website, but also in the gallery entrance when it reopens.

Gallery of Stars

The ceiling of the Great Hall in the Gallery is painted with the stars of the night sky and has long fascinated our visitors. Stars are still available to sponsor between £250 to £750, which can be made as a single donation or paid by Direct Debit for up to 3 years.  Your donation and a message of your choice will be associated with your chosen star.

Take Your Place in History

The processional frieze around the Great Hall of the Portrait Gallery is a dazzling representation of 155 of some of the greatest men and women from Scottish history.  For gifts of between £2,000 and £25,000, which can also be paid in installments, you can be associated with your chosen Scottish figure.

For more information on any of these opportunities, please visit our Support Us section.

If you would like to find out which figures or stars are still available or to discuss your donation, please contact us directly.

Call 0131 624 6248 or email donate@nationalgalleries.org.

 

We were pleased to be able to welcome our Friends and Donors to the opening events, from which there are images on the Heads Up blog.