16.Nov.2018

Scots law firm Shepherd and Wedderburn marks 250th anniversary with charitable donations

Caption (left to right): Alexandra Smith, Associate, Rural, Shepherd and Wedderburn; Emma de Sailly, Associate, Rural, Shepherd and Wedderburn; Katrina Barclay, Manager, RHET; Hamish Lean, Partner, Rural, Shepherd and Wedderburn; Paul Tinson, Development Manager, RSABI.

Law firm Shepherd and Wedderburn is supporting the good work of two rural charities in Scotland with charitable donations to RSABI and the Royal Highland Education Trust (RHET).

On Friday 16 November, charity representatives Katrina Barclay of RHET and Paul Tinson of RSABI joined members of Shepherd and Wedderburn’s rural practice team, including Partner Hamish Lean and newly promoted Associates Emma de Sailly and Alexandra Smith, to mark the occasion at a cheque presentation ceremony held at the Rural Centre in Ingliston.

Shepherd and Wedderburn, now in its 250th year, has a proud history of being at the forefront of innovation in all the key sectors of the economy, and in supporting organisations that make a positive contribution to our local communities.

The firm is delighted to sponsor the work of RHET, which provides Scotland’s young people with the opportunity to learn about food, farming and the countryside in Scotland; and RSABI, which has been supporting Scotland’s agricultural and farming sectors since 1897, providing welfare and support services to individuals and their families working across farming, crofting and growing.

Hamish Lean, a Partner in Shepherd and Wedderburn’s rural team, said: “Helping to make a difference in the communities in which we all live and work has always been extremely important to us.

“We’re proud to be able to support the work of RHET and RSABI and everything they do to support our rural communities.”

Katrina Barclay, RHET manager, said: “We are honoured to be one of the charities chosen by the Shepherd and Wedderburn team and for the recognition they give to the achievements of RHET. Donations are vital for us to keep our farm education activities free of charge for school pupils across Scotland.”

Paul Tinson, RSABI development manager, said: “RSABI has experienced a surge in demand for services in recent years and relies on significant donations from businesses and organisations with a stake in rural communities. We are most grateful to Shepherd and Wedderburn, providing support that allows us to keep delivering services.”

Shepherd and Wedderburn is delighted to make this contribution to support the work of these vitally important Scottish rural charities.