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Published: 13 November 2009

SCT Future Governance Proposals for Public Comment

Proposals for the Future Governance Arrangements for the Shetland Charitable Trust

Shetland Charitable Trust is proposing to alter the way it is governed, as a result of a change in the law.  Charities now have to comply with rules, set out in the Charities and Trustees Investment (Scotland) Act 2005.  A new body called the Office of the Scottish Charities Regulator (OSCR) looks at the way charities in Scotland operate.

OSCR has asked the trust to change the way it is governed.  In response, SCT set up a working group drawn from the Trustees to look at possible alternatives.  The changes are mainly to do with the number of trustees and the way they are selected.

At present SCT has 23 trustees, 21 councillors and two non councillor trustees, the Lord Lieutenant of Shetland and the Head Teacher of the Anderson High School. The proposal is to change that to 8 councillor trustees and 7 non-councillor trustees.

The public are being asked to comment on the proposals.

The Governance Review Group report is available on this website - click here.  Copies have been distributed to all Community Councils, and you can request a copy from the SCT offices at 22-24 North Road Lerwick.

The governance review group will consider these comments.

A final set of proposals, as agreed by the governance review group, will be presented for decision to a meeting of the SCT.

Your views:

Write to

Dr Ann Black, General Manager, 22-24 North Road, Lerwick, Shetland, ZE1 ONQ


Arrange a meeting with Ann Black by telephoning 01595 744994.

Public Comments must be received by Friday 18th December 2009.

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