Trusts and Foundations


Each year, over 40 charitable trusts and foundations from across the UK support Scottish Opera’s programme of activity. This sustained support enables the Company to plan ahead with greater security and extend artistic aspirations.


Scottish Opera is extremely grateful to the many trusts and foundations who generously support the Company’s work: thank you to you all. 

Garfield Weston Foundation

The support of the Garfield Weston Foundation over several years has been invaluable in helping Scottish Opera deliver a range of activity.


Two years ago the Foundation directed its support towards Scottish Opera’s approach to ‘open up opera’ to new audiences. This range of activity ensures that the widest possible audience across Scotland access, and enjoy, all areas of our work

The Gannochy Trust

The Gannochy Trust has been supporting Scottish Opera for over 25 years. This long term support has previously been invested in the Company’s Scotland-wide touring programme.


Since 2010, the Trust has been supporting Scottish Opera’s education projects for nursery and primary children. The generosity of The Gannochy Trust has enabled the Company to reach over 4,000 young people across Perthshire.

The John Mather Charitable Trust

In 2009, Scottish Opera launched its Emerging Artist Programme, providing young singers with professional experience as well as regular coaching and mentoring by first-rate artists and Scottish Opera music staff.


The John Mather Charitable Trust came on board as the programme was launched and supported the Company’s inaugural artist, soprano Nadine Livingston. The Trust now supports Ross McInroy, the John Mather Charitable Trust Emerging Artist.