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Scottish Historic Organs Trust (SHOT)


The Scottish Historic Organs Trust is a small organisation dedicated to the preservation of original examples of pipe organs in Scotland.


SHOT has an archive and a small collection of artefacts, a chamber organ currently at Portnacrois, Appin and a barrel organ currently in Cullen, both by James Bruce of Edinburgh.


It publishes a bulletin once or twice a year and holds occasional events and outings.


Annual Membership can be obtained by sending your details and a cheque for £12 to the Treasurer, William Mitchell Esq., 10 Royston Terrace, Edinburgh EH3 5QS

Further information about the Trust can be obtained from Alan Buchan:


As a sample of S.H.O.T. outings, the itinerary for the Deeside trip on 24th June 2023:



Scotland's Churches Trust


The Scotland's Churches Trust wishes to encourage the playing of organs and can provided funding through an Events Grant of up to £400 to assist churches in putting on a concert or recital at which the organ is played.


In addition, the Scotland's Churches Trust is open to applications for a Bursary of up to £250 to pay for up to 6 organ lessons with an approved teacher.


More information is available from Stuart Beattie, Director, Scotland's Churches Trust, 15 North Bank Street, Edinburgh, EH12LP. Telephone: 0131 225 8644 or email:


The trust's website is and applications for both Concerts and Bursaries are on this site.  Applicant churches must be Annual Members of SCT and bursary applicants need to be sponsored by a member church.  Bursaries are supported by The Goffin Trust and Thomas Tunnock Ltd.

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