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


Bill Anderson (1935-2017)

It is with deep regret and sadness that the Hunter Archaeological and Historical Trust records the death on Thursday 27 July, 2017, of our Chairman of Trustees, Bill (William Francis Templeton) Anderson. A retired solicitor who lived in Bridge of Allan, and who had been ill for some months, Bill died while on a family holiday at Melfort, Argyll. His very well attended funeral took place on Monday, 7 August, at St Saviour's Church, Bridge of Allan, and afterwards at Lecropt Cemetery.

Involved in many charitable Trusts, Bill had been associated with the Hunter Trust for more than 30 years, taking over as Secretary/Trustee on behalf of Russel + Aitken in April, 1987, shortly after the death of the Trust founder, Doreen Hunter, in December, 1986. A personal friend of the Hunter family, he administered the Trust until 2008, and thereafter brought his long experience, knowledge and insights to the role of Trust Chairman. His wisdom and guiding hand will be greatly missed.