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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I leave a gift to the Royal Scottish National Orchestra in my will?

We recommend contacting a qualified solicitor to help you write or update your will to include a gift to the RSNO. If you wish to update your will, your solicitor may suggest you use a Codicil. This is a legal document that allows you to alter your will.

To find a qualified solicitor in your area you can use the Law Society’s website: LINK

What is the RSNO’s registered charity number and address?

Our registered charity number is SCO10702

Our address is: RSNO Centre, 19 Killermont Street, Glasgow, G2 3NX

What kind of gift can I make?

There are two types of gift that can be made in a will that maintain their value over time:

Residuary legacy: This is the gift of a share of your estate once loved ones have been provided for. This type of legacy gift does not lose value over time.

Pecuniary legacy: This is the gift of a fixed sum of money. The value of a pecuniary legacy will decrease over time however, by linking your legacy to the Retail Price Index, you can ensure its worth in the future will match it’s worth today.

Are there any tax benefits to leaving a gift in my will?

If your estate is subject to inheritance tax, a gift to a charity is tax free and will reduce the amount of tax payable to the Government. For further information around tax implications, please contact your solicitor.

I would like my gift to be used for something specific, how can I ensure this is done?

While a more general gift allows us to meet our most urgent needs within the RSNO, we are more than happy to tailor legacy gifts to specific interests and passions. We would be very happy to discuss this with you in person.

I have already included the RSNO in my will. What should I do now?

If you would like to let us know that you have left a gift to us in your will, then please do get in touch. We would love to thank you properly or discuss your gift further if you have any specific wishes.

What can I expect from the RSNO when I leave a gift in my will?

We will treat all communication with sensitivity and respect. Please be assured that you can change your mind at any time and your wishes will be respected at all times. We will only use your gift in the way you intend for it to be used. We are more than happy to answer any questions or discuss the impact your gift could have on the RSNO.

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