Time is running out for National Trust for Scotland members from East LothianÂ looking to take up new spots on the charity’s board.Â Three of the current trustees’ terms of office are due to end in September 2014.Â Under reforms introduced in 2010, potential trustees are asked to apply and theÂ three trustees will be selected by a vote of the conservation charity’s 320,000Â members.
The trustees will play a key role in ensuring the charity fulfils its purpose toÂ conserve and promote our heritage. The Trust cares for more than 100 heritage sitesÂ across Scotland, including Musselburgh’s Newhailes and East Linton’s Preston Mill.
The charity is keen to draw applications from a wide spectrum of members -Â especially those with a commitment to the strategic direction of the Trust.Â The current trustees who have come to the end of their term are also eligible toÂ stand for election for a second term.
Chairman Sir Kenneth Calman, who heads up the Board of Trustees said,Â “Our new governance structures are working well for the Trust and enabling us toÂ take forward change with speed and efficiency. These openings on the Board offer usÂ the opportunity to bring in new faces, skills and talents to continue to take theÂ Trust forward.”
Anyone interested should visitÂ www.nts.org.uk/elections or contact Nicola WhyteÂ 0844 493 2285 for more information. The closing date for applications is 17 April.