Support Thirlestane Castle Trust

Thirlestane Castle Trust is a Charity established to care for and secure the long-term future of the Castle, grounds and its collections. Every penny from donations, event and visitor income goes directly into helping to preserve this wonderful building and its unique history and heritage for the benefit and enjoyment of future generations.

Maintenance and vital restorative work of the Castle would not be possible without the continued support you give us and now more than ever we need your help so that we can survive in these  challenging times.

As a result of Covid-19 the Castle is partially closed and operating at a reduced level this year, yet work behind the scenes continues to ensure the building, collections and grounds, get the on-going care and attention they require. Thirlestane Castle Trust is suffering from loss of income which is vital to help cover the costs associated with maintaining and preserving Thirlestane.

There are a number of ways you can support Thirlestane Castle Trust including making a donation or joining our Patron Scheme. For more information on the Patron Scheme, please contact

Making a donation could not be easier. Please choose the most convenient method for you from our options below.

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Thank you for your support.

To make a donation

There are several ways that you can donate, so simply choose the most convient method for you:

a) Donate* online by clicking the word DONATE         
b) Donate by text* (SMS):
    To donate £1, text VPBQ01 to 70201
    To donate £3, text VPBQ01 to 70331
    To donate £5, text VPBQ01 to 70970
    To donate £10, text VPBQ01 to 70191

* Fundraising, payments and donations made online and by text will be processed and administered by the National Funding Scheme (Charity No: 1149800), operating as DONATE. Texts will be charged at your standard network rate. For Terms & Conditions, see 

c) Alternatively, you can donate by cheque.
    Please make payable to Thirlestane Castle Trust and send to:

    Thirlestane Castle
    TD2 6RU

Thirlestane Castle is a Scottish Charity Number SC011491.