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History of the Lady Margaret Skiffington Trust

The late Margaret MacLean, Lady Skiffington died on 6th January 2004. She was from 1970 the owner of Innergellie, a Grade A mansion near Kilrenny. The house and its contents were subsequently sold. Having become almost blind in her later years, she left her entire estate to benefit the blind in East Fife, and expressed a wish that Innergellie South Wood should be made available for public use.

The Trust was constituted by Trust Deed dated 31st March 2004.

The Trust has gradually built up its assistance to blind and visually impaired persons in East Fife. Aids and equipment grants are generally obtained following assessment and a recommendation from SeeScape. Financial assistance with volunteer transport is given through the WRVS.

“Please convey to the Trustees of the Lady Margaret Skiffington Trust my sincere thanks for approving my recent application for funding.  This award, along with my own contribution, has enabled me to purchase an Optelec Traveller HD.  This portable video magnifier, which is easy to navigate, will be of great benefit to me as a partially sighted person in order to access the printed word such as correspondence, instructions, recipes, photos, etc., without having to rely on the help of a sighted reader.”

Morag Stewart