Gifts in Wills

Would you like your passion for music and the SCO to live on? Would you like to make a lasting contribution to the cultural life of Scotland? Then please take a moment to do something amazing by including a gift to the SCO in your Will. 

Bequests to the SCO can be an effective way of reducing the total amount of inheritance tax liable on your estate, and every gift will help us to fulfil our mission to transform and enrich lives and communities through the power of inspirational music-making. 

It is a common myth that you have to be wealthy to leave a gift in your Will to help a charity, but nothing could be further from the truth. After taking care of family and friends, you will be amazed at what one final gift, no matter how big or small, can do. 

Alasdair Andrews, long-standing member of the SCO Chorus, left a generous gift in his will to the SCO and we were able to buy much needed folders for the Chorus. Other past bequests enabled us to produce award-winning recordings with the late Sir Charles Mackerras for example.

If you already have a Will, you can make an addition to it, via a Codicil, which is very straightforward. Simply download our SCO Codicil form, complete and send it to your solicitor. If you have not yet made a Will, it is advisable to seek advice from a solicitor or legal advisor.

We would be delighted to hear from you if you are considering remembering the SCO in this meaningful way. It is also very easy to give a gift to the SCO in honour or memory of a family member or friend who you know enjoyed the SCO and our music, and we would be happy to talk about the best way to do this.

For a confidential conversation about gifts, please call Lucinda Coulthard on 0131 478 8364.