The Trust is a registered Scottish Charity (037447), which exists for the purposes of:

advocacy on behalf of the preservation of the site of the Battle which took place near to Prestonpans on 21st September 1745, the honouring of those who fell, and the advancement of heritage research and education leading to greater understanding and proper remembrance of the Battle, including studies facilitating the interpretation of all matters leading up to and consequent upon the Battle, and the social, political and environmental context in which it was fought, and in so doing making use of all manner of literary, artistic and other representation to ensure the widest possible appreciation of the heritage to be discerned. The Trust will seek to establish a Living History centre to further its Objects and in doing so support the regeneration of the local area and promote human welfare including recreation and other leisure pursuits for the community at large.”

Our full charter can be downloaded here.

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Our Patrons & Trustees

The Board of Trustees:

Gareth Bryn-Jones RIAS – Past Chairman – Architect

John Curtis

Sharon Dabell

Brett Fletcher –  Alan Breck Regiment of Prestonpans Volunteers & Edinburgh City Guard

Dr Arran Johnston – Executive Trustee – consultant curator and programmes manager

David Ogilvie

Dr Gordon Prestoungrange MBE Joint Chairman [Foundation Chairman 2006/2010] – Baron of Lochnaw & Bailie of Prestoungrange

John Unwin

Avril Wills – Lady of Lochnaw

Dr Mathew Wills FCA – Treasurer, Baron of Prestoungrange

Dr Julian Wills – Baron of Dolphinstoun



The Committee of High Patronage:

Rt Hon The Earl of Airlie

His Grace The Duke of Atholl

Donald Cameron of Lochiel

Ranald Macdonald of Clanranald

Alan MacDonald of Glencoe

Ranald MacDonell of Glengarry

Most Hon Marquess of Lothian, Lord Kerr

Sir Malcolm MacGregor of MacGregor

Rt Hon The Earl of Perth

Gilbert Robertson of Struan

Brian Cox – Actor & Celebrity Patron

Sir Patrick Grant of Dalvey (representer for Sir John Cope)

Sir John Hay of Park

Rt Hon The Earl of Home

Robert McLean, M Hon Baron of Preston & Prestonpans


Printed copies of the Accounts are also available to members of the public on request at an administrative charge of £25 pa on application to the Secretary to the Trustees at The Prestoungrange Gothenburg, 227 High Street, Prestonpans EH32 9BE.