Thank You John Watsons Trust

John Watsons Trust have very generously awarded us £1100 towards computer equipment for our Peebles and Innerleithen youth provision. We are very grateful to the trust for this donation and will further enhance our ability to provide informal learning activiites as well as keeping us connected.

If you're interested here's a little about The John Watson's Trust from their website...


The John Watson's Trust originated in 1762 when John Watson, an Edinburgh solicitor and Writer to the Signet, left the residue of his estate for charitable purposes for children in the Edinburgh area. The John Watson's Institution was borne, a hospital and home for children, which later became John Watson's School.

Between 1828 and 1975 the Institution and then School owned and occupied premises at Belford Road, which are now the Gallery of Modern Art. Following the School closure in 1975, the property was sold to the National Galleries of Scotland and the proceeds of sale were transferred to John Watson's Trust. The current trust arrangements were constituted by a statutory arrangement which came into force in 1984. The work in connections with making grants and donations from the income of the fund began soon after that.