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Leave a Legacy

If our activities have entertained, educated or inspired you, please consider including a legacy in your will. This will help ensure our Festival and Education programmes have a sustainable future and that your memory will live on. By leaving a gift to Edinburgh International Science Festival you will be supporting the next generation of innovators, engineers, scientists and technologists, encouraging them to stand on the shoulders of giants and reach their potential.

Making a will protects your wishes and can have positive implications on inheritance tax when choosing to leave a gift. You can choose to write a will yourself, but this should be verified by a solicitor to ensure your wishes will be carried out. By working with a solicitor to write your will they will be able to explain the best options for you and give advice that’s confidential and puts your interests first, equally you can be assured your will is executed according to your wishes.

We recommend that you seek the advice of a solicitor before choosing what type of legacy you would like to leave. There are many options when choosing to leave a legacy – browse the tabs below to find out more.

We understand that some people choosing to leave a will regard this as a private decision that should only be shared with family. If you are considering leaving a gift to Edinburgh International Science Festival please consider contacting us to discuss how you would like your gift to be used.

Should you decide to leave a gift to Edinburgh International Science Festival please use our full name:

Edinburgh International Science Foundation
Harbourside House
110 Commercial Street
Scottish Charity Number: SC003790

If you have already made a gift in your will please consider contacting us so we can thank you personally and appropriately. If you would like to discuss this in confidence please contact our Development Manager, David Pickering-Gummer, on 0131 553 0324 or email David.

Residuary Legacy

A Residuary Legacy is the gift of the remainder of your estate or a percentage of your estate after all of your gifts to family and friends have been distributed and all outgoings have been accounted for. You can choose to leave your whole estate as a gift, and this is also known as a residuary legacy.