About the Trust

This Trust, which was established by the late Doreen Hunter in 1975 and is a registered Scottish Charity (SC020451), supports research and investigations into the archaeology and history of Scotland from the end of the Roman period until the end of the Middle Ages, and assists publication on themes within this period.

Applications are considered at annual meetings of Trustees, generally held in March. Grants normally fall within the range of between £300 and £3,000, but in well merited cases sums of up to £5,000 may be available.


Application form

The application form may be downloaded by clicking the links below. It is available in two formats:

The application form may be amplified by an illustrated appendix of no more than 1,500 words.

Copper alloy buckle of Romanesque style and of 12th- or 13th-century date excavated by Doreen Hunter at 324 High Street, Linlithgow


Guidance notes

Guidance notes, which are available here, set out the information required of the applicant, the criteria applied in the assessment of awards, and the conditions on which they are granted.


Applications and enquiries

All applications and enquiries should be addressed to James Brogan at:

Postal address: Russel+Aitken, LLP, Solicitors, King's Court, High Street, Falkirk FK1 1PQ
Telephone: 01324 622888
E-mail: jamesbrogan@huntertrust.co.uk