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As a charity we rely on generous support from people like you to help us in our mission to make art work for everyone. By supporting the National Galleries of Scotland, you can help us to deliver learning and engagement programmes for communities across Scotland, research, grow and conserve the nation’s collection of art, and to showcase world-class exhibitions in the heart of Edinburgh. 


We are grateful to the donors, supporters, Friends, Circle members and volunteers, whose continuing support helps to ensure everyone can enjoy Scotland’s art. Read on to find out how you can make an impact. 


Become a Friend to enjoy access to the nation’s art collection through a bespoke programme of events, unlimited free entry to exhibitions, and other unique benefits.

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Your Friends membership


Join a Circle today and help us fulfil our mission to continue to curate, conserve and connect with communities across Scotland and beyond.

Join a Circle

Gift in Wills

Once you have taken care of your loved ones, why not consider making a gift in your Will? Any gift we receive, regardless of size, has a lasting impact on our ability to share and protect the national collection for future generations of art lovers. 

Make a difference


Support our mission to make art work for everyone by making a donation today. 

Support Scotland's art

Corporate support

We work with businesses to create tailor-made packages of support for everything from major exhibitions to learning programmes, helping them to align their brand with our iconic sites and world-class collection.

Put art on the agenda

Trusts and Foundations

Charitable trusts and foundations play a key role in helping us to fund acquisitions, exhibitions, conservation and community work.

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Volunteering gives you the opportunity to share your experiences, have fun, inspire others, feel valued and give back to your community. If you have a simple curiosity or a dedicated passion for arts and heritage, the experience of volunteering in a gallery can help you get closer to the collection whilst developing and explore your skills and talents with like-minded people. 

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Thank you

We would like to thank everyone who has generously supported the National Galleries of Scotland through donations, memberships, sponsorships, legacies or in memoriam gifts.

Discover your impact

Our Fundraising Guarantee to you

Fundraising is the lifeblood of many Scottish charities and we need to raise funds from voluntary sources. We could not fulfil our charitable mission without the support of generous, thoughtful and committed donors. We value the support of donors and understand the need to balance our duties to beneficiaries, with our duties to donors.

We will comply with the law as it applies to charities and fundraising, and we commit that we will guarantee to adhere to best practice as outlined in the Fundraising Code of Practice.

We will monitor fundraisers, volunteers and third parties working with us to raise funds, ensuring that they also comply with this Code of Practice.

We guarantee to operate in line with the values of the Code; to be Legal, Open, Honest and Respectful in all our fundraising. To promote and underpin these values, we commit to the following standards:

  • We will be clear about who we are and what we do
  • We will give a clear explanation of how you can make a gift and change or stop a regular donation
  • If you do not want to give or wish to cease giving, we will respect your decision
  • We will respect your rights and privacy
  • We have a procedure for dealing with people in vulnerable circumstances and it will be published on our website or will otherwise be available on request
  • We will hold your data securely
  • We will communicate with you in accordance with your selected preferences.

If you feel we have not adhered to these standards, or think we could do better, please contact Rosheen Murray, Interim Deputy Head of Development, at [email protected], and we will deal with your complaint quickly and thoroughly.

We commit to ensuring our complaints process is clear and easily accessible and we will provide clear and evidence-based reasons for our decisions on complaints.

However, should you be dissatisfied with our response, you will be able to take this further by contacting the Scottish Fundraising Adjudication Panel: [email protected]

Contact us

Contact us

Email: [email protected]

Phone: You can call the Friends team directly on 0300 003 0057 to discuss becoming a Friend, or to be put in touch with another member of the team to discuss other ways to support us.

Post: National Galleries of Scotland, Modern Two Lodge, 72 Belford Road, Edinburgh, EH4 3DS