Toby Wallace and Andrew McMenigall

We have learnt recently of the terrible news that Toby Wallace and Andrew McMenigall have both died in a cycling accident. They were cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats to raise funds for the Kirsten Scott Memorial Trust. Both Toby and Andrew had both been amazing supporters of the trust and their fund raising efforts…

Land’s End to John O’Groats by bike

Toby Wallace and Andrew McMenigall, two colleagues at Aberdeen Asset Management, are setting out to cycle from Land’s End to John O’Groats in July. They plan to cover the 960 mile route in seven days, averaging just under 140 miles per day. According to Andrew, “the route is a bit longer than the usual route, taking…

Looking ahead to Summer 2013

The trustees have been working behind the scenes to make plans for events and activities for this summer and beyond. At the top of the agenda is to host another fundraising ceilidh, this time both north and south of the border. We are looking at dates in August for an Edinburgh event and in October…

Stirling School of English

The Stirling School of English, who recently received funding from KSMT, have kindly shared some photos from recent events and activities, which the grant has in part funded. We wish them all the best for the rest of 2013 and the fantastic work they do to help young people in the Stirlingshire area for whom…

KSMT provides first grants to individuals

The Trust is pleased to announce that following much successful and generous fundraising we have begun to distribute grants to individuals and groups who contacted the trust directly following the last newsletter. The successful recipients include Bryony Moody, a music graduate who since leaving Leeds University with a first class degree has been teaching part…

Aberdeen Asset ‘Bake Off’

Aberdeen hosted their second annual London ‘Bake Off’ in November 2012. Many thanks to all who participated as entrants, consumers, judges, contributors, and Joanne Moore for organizing. The standard was astonishingly high and judges risked extreme sugar highs to deliver their carefully considered verdicts. Their combined generosity raised over £800 to date for the Kirsten…

Chicago Marathon runner raises over £1400

Jill Maxwell, a friend and colleague who worked with Kirsten at Cowes Week in August 2011, ran the Chicago Marathon on Sunday 7th October 2012. Beating her personal best, and in a time under 4 hours, Jill raised funds for both KSMT and DOROT, a dementia non-profit. A big thank you to Jill and her…

Kirsten Scott Prize for Service

We’re pleased to say that Abigail Kell was the inaugural recipient of the Kirsten Scott Prize for Service to the School Community on 29th June 2012. The annual prize has been set up at Mary Erskine School in Edinburgh, Kirsten’s former school and will be awarded to individuals who demonstrate an outstanding contribution to both…

Castle to castle swim

Richard Dyson, a friend and colleague from Kirsten’s London office took part in the RNLI Castle to Castle 1 mile open water on Saturday 6th June 2012 in Falmouth, Cornwall. Richard raised £1,335 for KSMT. Many congratulations and thanks to Richard.

Transatlantic Titan Row

Toby Wallace (a former Aberdeen colleague of Kirsten’s) and his 8-man ‘Team Titan’ completed their Herculean 2,601 mile row across the Atlantic on 1st April 2012. Beginning from Gran Canaria on 26th February 2012, they reached Barbados in 34 days 15 hours and 31 minutes. Thanks to Toby and the team for raising the profile of…