The Asia Scotland Trust was established in 2014 with the aim of nurturing the long-standing links between Scotland and Asia. Its primary concern was the restoration of key historic buildings in Asia and developing the appropriate skills locally to preserve and maintain them. The Commonwealth Heritage Forum now continues that aim.
The Asia Scotland Trust was re-constituted and re-launched in 2019. While continuing the fundamental aim of promoting the joint heritage enjoyed by Scotland and Asia, AST is equally committed to building a shared future. Our mission is to engage with creative projects that leave a social, environmental and economic impact and enable people to improve their quality of life.
It will pursue this aim by:
Initially, the Asia Scotland Trust is focussing its attention on Kolkata where there is clear recognition of the deep historical links of which the Trustees have extensive experience.
Our guiding principles are sustainability, reciprocity and the pursuit of mutual goals that generate lasting benefit.
Giant Water Lily (Victoria Amazonica), Janardan Lake, AJC Bose Indian Botanic Garden, Howrah, Kolkata. Biswarup Ganguly 2012. Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported licence.
The Asia Scotland Trust is a registered Scottish charity. Scottish Charity No. SCO45273. Companies House No. SC464144
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