The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies
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Leaving a legacy

We all want to look after our loved ones first and having done so, you may want to consider a legacy to The Dick Vet.

Gift planning

As we are a registered charity (number SC004307), a legacy to the Dick Vet through The University of Edinburgh Development Trust in most instances is tax free and will reduce any inheritance tax burden on your estate, whilst ensuring your gift benefits others long into the future.

The Carlyle Circle

And so may a little trace of help to the young heroic soul struggling for what is highest, spring from this arrangement and bequest.

Will of Thomas Carlyle1867

We would like to recognise and thank every person who pledges a legacy gift to the University.

If you inform us of your intentions, you will be invited to join our Carlyle Circle, a prestigious group united by a shared interest in the valuable work of the University.

Each member receives a certificate of thanks and is also invited to some of the special events, receptions and lectures held at the University.

For further information please download our legacy leaflet.

Donations of shares and securities are especially attractive for marginal rate tax payers.

You can claim tax relief on the full market value of your gift, as well as escaping any capital gains tax which would have arisen.

Contact details

If you would like to discuss either of these options in more detail, then please do not hesitate to contact:


Morag Murison

Head of Legacies and Planned Gifts

  • Development and Alumni

Contact details