Supporting the arts, community, and youth organisations in North-East Scotland
Since 1975, the DGMT, set up in memory of David Gordon, the 4th Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair, has been working to continue David’s life long interest, shared by his wife, June, in supporting music, the arts, youth groups, community centres and in continuing ecumenical services in Haddo House chapel.
June Gordon died in 2009 and the Trust has been renamed the David & June Gordon Memorial Trust. In her memory the Trust undertook an appeal to increase the funds of the Trust. That appeal continues and is used to enable the Trust to provide greater support to the groups and organisations in the North East of Scotland.
Over the years the Trust has been able to give financial support to a wide range of groups and projects including:
- The Aberdeen International Youth Festival
- Tarves Church, Haddo House Choral & Operatic Society
- Moray Brass, Aberdeen Opera, Woodend Barn
- The maintenance of community centres established in the interests of social welfare
- North East of Scotland Music School
- Stonehaven Sea Cadets
The Trust also awards an annual prize to a local NE art student at the RSA student exhibition in Edinburgh and is organising a drawing prize for secondary pupils in the former Grampian Region.
The Trust really does make a significant difference, encouraging and supporting, in particular, the smaller groups who might otherwise struggle for funding. This provides a fitting and lasting memorial to the work started by David and June Gordon.