Scottish Philanthropy Snippet – September 2018: Mary Erskine

2018-09-29T13:39:11+00:00

Mary Erskine (1692-1707) Background: The Reformation dealt a serious blow to charitable educational provisions in Scotland. The seizure of church monies meant that bequests providing for education and relief were [...]

Scottish Philanthropy Snippet – September 2018: Mary Erskine2018-09-29T13:39:11+00:00

Scottish Philanthropy Snippet – June 2018: Isabella Elder

2018-10-31T10:46:47+00:00

Isabella Elder (née Ure, 1827-1905) "A synonym for open-handed though discreet philanthropy" Background: Isabella Elder was born in Hutchinson, Glasgow, in 1827 as the fourth and last child, and only [...]

Scottish Philanthropy Snippet – June 2018: Isabella Elder2018-10-31T10:46:47+00:00

Scottish Philanthropy Snippet – May 2018: Zenya Hamada’s Cherry Trees

2018-05-01T07:38:03+00:00

Zenya Hamada Philanthropy 'letting 1,000 flowers bloom' Guest contribution by Eilidh Lawrence   Background: Interested in golf, theatre and gambling, the Japanese businessman and philanthropist Zenya Hamada first started to visit [...]

Scottish Philanthropy Snippet – May 2018: Zenya Hamada’s Cherry Trees2018-05-01T07:38:03+00:00
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