The Mackinnon Macneill Trust is an educational charity established to ‘assist the education of deserving highland lads and lasses.’ Scholarship awards are made annually to senior pupils from the west highlands and islands of Scotland who are about to go to university or college.
In session 2016/17 the trustees awarded 12 scholarships to senior pupils from 9 state schools in the area of benefit.

The scholarships are normally for £1,250 or £2,500 and are repeated for each successfully completed undergraduate year. In addition to the12 new awards  a further 40 students, in various stages of their degree courses,  continue to receive scholarship support.

The trustees were delighted to learn of the success of the 2016 graduates who produced the excellent results of 3  Master’s with distinction or commendation, 3 Master’s at 1st class, and 4 Bachelor’s – a 1st,a 2.1 , a 2.2 and a BVM&S. Well done to our scholars for a fine set of results.

The Trust also co-operates with the James Clerk Maxwell Foundation to recognise an outstanding scientist or mathematician with a prestigious Joint Award. In 2016 the award was made to a young lady from Skye who is reading  physics at Edinburgh University.

The Trust has also formed a link with the Applecross Trust and offers another joint award to a school leaver intending to follow a degree course or a course of study of direct relevance to the Applecross peninsula. No award was made in 2016.

The Trust Board has  recently lost the services of Julian Fosh, KSOB representative, but is pleased to announce the appointment of 2 new trustees  – Charlie Mackinnon, son of the present chairman and  a London art and antique dealer and Duncan Ferguson, an Old Boy and recently retired headmaster of Plockton High School.

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