We are inspired by the vision and generosity of John Ritchie Findlay, the Gallery's founder. We hope that his exceptional gift of this building to the people of Scotland will inspire today’s potential donors to help us ensure its future at the heart of the nation for another 120 years.

The project received generous support from the Scottish Government of £7.1 million, and £4.8 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund, without which we would not have been able to embark on this ambitious project.

The response to our public fundraising campaign was overwhelming, with over £6.3 million raised from individuals, trusts and foundations.  All donors are recognised in the gallery and online on our website.

We our grateful to our many generous donors, who include;

  • The Scottish Government
  • Heritage Lottery Fund Scotland
  • The Monument Trust
  • American Associates of the National Galleries of Scotland
  • James & Morag Anderson
  • The Bacher Trust
  • The Barcapel Foundation
  • Ena Baxter Associates
  • The Binks Trust
  • Mary Leggat Bowman
  • Ewan & Christine Brown's Charitable Trust
  • Ian Lyon Buchanan & Mary Sheila Irwin Buchanan
  • Richard & Catherine Burns
  • Colin Clark
  • Douglas & Marjorie Connell
  • Cordis Charitable Trust
  • Creative Scotland
  • The Drambuie Liqueur Company
  • Dunard Fund USA
  • Edinburgh Decorative & Fine Arts Society
  • Jo & Alison Elliot
  • John Ennis
  • The Faculty of Advocates
  • Esmee Fairbairn Foundation
  • James Ferguson
  • The Finnish Scott Foundation
  • The Hugh Fraser Foundation
  • Friends of the National Galleries of Scotland
  • The Gannochy Trust
  • Gavin & Kate Gemmell
  • G C Gibson Charitable Trust
  • Donald & Sally Hardie
  • James Holloway
  • The Hope Scott Trust
  • The Inches Carr Trust
  • Sir Brian & Lady Ivory
  • Sir Raymond & Lady Johnstone
  • Mrs Geraldine Kirkpatrick's Charitable Trust
  • Brian & Lesley Knox
  • Barrie & Janey Lambie
  • The Lord & Lady Leitch
  • Lindsays' Charitable Trust
  • Family MacColl
  • Donald & Louise MacDonald
  • Lady Lucinda Mackay
  • The MacRobert Trust
  • Nancie Massey Charitable Trust
  • Alexander & Elizabeth McCall Smith
  • The Henry Moore Foundation
  • The Morton Charitable Trust
  • Allan & Carol Murray
  • Walter & Norman Nimmo
  • Patrons of the National Galleries of Scotland
  • Charles & Ruth Plowden
  • Miss M B Reekie's Charitable Trust
  • Mr & Mrs David Reid
  • The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation
  • The Robertson Trust
  • The Ross Girls
  • The Russell Trust
  • Alastair & Elizabeth Salvesen
  • Mel Seiden & Janine Luke
  • Gerald & Margo Smith
  • St Catherine Trust
  • Stevenston Charitable Trust
  • Ian & Flora Sword
  • William Syson
  • The Tam O'Shanter Trust
  • Ben & Lucy Thomson
  • The George & Margaret Trotter Charitable Trust
  • The Tulip Trust
  • Turcan Connell
  • Sarah Whitley & Graham Whyte
  • The Wolfson Foundation
  • WREN
  • Zachs-Adam Family
  • And all our donors who wish to remain anonymous

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