Welcome to The Strathmartine Trust

The Strathmartine Trust - Research and Education in Scottish History

Pictish symbolThe Strathmartine Trust was founded in 1999, by the late Ronald Gordon Cant, to encourage and support the study of Scottish History.

The Strathmartine Centre in St Andrews is an independent study centre equipped with Library, Study Rooms and Meeting Rooms which are intended primarily for independent researchers, retired people with historical interests and visiting scholars.

Residential facilities are available for visitors who wish to spend a period of research time in St Andrews.

The Library forms a useful collection from Dr Cant's own books and from the libraries of Dr Marjorie Ogilvie Anderson, Professor D E R Watt, Dr Annette Smith, Dr D M Finlayson and Mr Ian Keillar. It is accessible to registered users for consultation (but not for loan). The library computer has broadband internet access.

Those who are interested in finding out more about the possibilities of registering as a user of The Strathmartine Centre should contact office@strathmartinetrust.org

The Strathmartine Trust is named after the parish north of Dundee where Dr Cant's family originated.

The Trust also awards Grants, mainly to support completion of research projects and the publication of works on Scottish history.

Strathmartine Trust Awards 2019. Applications by 18 November 2018. Please read the Guidance Notes before applying. Click here to go to the grants page

The Strathmartine Press has launched its first publication, Crail and its Fisheries, 1550 – 1600 by Thomas Riis. Read more about the Strathmartine Press here

The Factor to the Strathmartine Trust is: Professor A B McDougall CA, Q Court, 3 Quality Street, EDINBURGH, EH4 5BP. Email: factor@strathmartinetrust.org