About the Trust

The Trustees extend to each and every benefactor of the Memorial their gratitude for the generosity which resulted in this truly remarkable tribute being erected.

Scotland & the Sea

Scotland has an incredibly rich maritime history, predating even the Roman times. Read about this incredible history here.

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The Memorial

The Memorial stands in a unique location on The Shore in Leith and was sculpted by renowned artist, Jill Watson.

Read More about The Memorial

If you'd like to fundraise to support the continuing work of the Trust, follow this link to find out how.

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Founders & Trustees


  • Mr W R E Thomson (Chairman)
  • Mr Gregor M Cowan CA
  • Mr W H Gordon Mathison CA
  • Prof Gordon S Milne OBE
  • Rear Admiral Roger Lockwood CB

Founder Members

  • Mr Tom Aitchison CBE
  • Mr Gilbert Archer
  • Mr Charles J Burnett, Ross Herald of Arms
  • Mr Douglas K Coleman
  • Mr Gregor M Cowan CA
  • Sir Tom Farmer CVO CBE KCSG DL
  • Mr George Gilbert
  • Rev Ian Y Gilmour BD
  • Mr Simon Hayhow
  • Professor John R Hume OBE
  • Dr Nigel M Johnston
  • Rear Admiral Roger Lockwood CB RN (Retd)
  • Mr W H Gordon Mathison CA
  • Professor Gordon S Milne OBE
  • Mr Rory M S Milne WS
  • Councillor Rob Munn
  • Captain M S Polson
  • Mr David F Rutherford BA CA
  • Mr Robin S Salvesen DL
  • Mr R Kerry Scovell
  • Captain T L M Sunter DL RN (Retd)


  • Mrs Lesley Ellen
  • Captain David Howieson
  • Mrs Dorothy Marsh
  • Mrs Alison Plenderleith
  • Lt Col Ian Shepherd