The Educational Endowments (Lothian Region) Transfer Scheme Order 1996

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Published: 1996-03-03

Statutory Instruments
1996 No. 630 (S.65)

LOCAL GOVERNMENT, SCOTLAND
EDUCATION, SCOTLAND
The Educational Endowments (Lothian Region) Transfer Scheme Order 1996

Made
3rd March 1996

Laid before Parliament
11th March 1996

Coming into force
1st April 1996

The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by section 17(1), (2), (3), (4), (6) and (8) of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994(1) and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, hereby makes the following Order:

Citation and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the Educational Endowments (Lothian Region) Transfer Scheme Order 1996 and shall come into force on 1st April 1996.

Making of Scheme

2.  The Scheme set out in the Schedule to this Order shall have effect.

Raymond S Robertson
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Scottish Office
St Andrew’s House,
Edinburgh
31st March 1996

Article 2

SCHEDULETHE EDUCATIONAL ENDOWMENTS (LOTHIAN REGION) TRANSFER SCHEME 1996

Citation

1.  This Scheme may be cited as the Educational Endowments (Lothian Region) Transfer Scheme 1996.

Interpretation

2.—(1) In this Scheme—

(a)references to Lothian Regional Council and to City of Edinburgh, East Lothian, Midlothian and West Lothian District Councils are to those councils as constituted under section 2 of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973(2); and

(b)references to City of Edinburgh, East Lothian, Midlothian and West Lothian Councils and to The Scottish Borders Council are to those Councils as constituted under section 2 of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994.

(2) In this Scheme, unless the context otherwise requires, any reference to a numbered paragraph or Schedule is a reference to a paragraph of, or Schedule to, this Scheme.

Transfer of specific interests in educational endowments from Lothian Regional Council to City of Edinburgh Council

3.—(1) On 1st April 1996 the following educational endowments to the extent that they are vested in Lothian Regional Council immediately before that date shall be transferred to and vest to the same extent in City of Edinburgh Council:—

(a)the endowments listed in Part I of Schedule 1;

(b)the endowments comprised in the City of Edinburgh Educational Trust(3); and

(c)the endowments comprised in the G Boyd Anderson Trust.

(2) On 1st April 1996 the following powers vested in Lothian Regional Council immediately before that date shall be transferred to and vest in City of Edinburgh Council:—

(a)all powers with respect to educational endowments listed in Part I of Schedule 1;

(b)all powers with respect to educational endowments listed in Part II of Schedule 1;

(c)all powers with respect to the City of Edinburgh Educational Trust;

(d)all powers with respect to the G Boyd Anderson Trust; and

(e)all powers with respect to the David Westwood Bequest.

(3) On 1st April 1996 the right to be paid money in respect of the David Westwood Bequest, vested in Lothian Regional Council immediately before that date, shall be transferred to and vest in City of Edinburgh Council.

Transfer of specific interests in educational endowments from Lothian Regional Council to East Lothian Council

4.  On 1st April 1996 the following powers vested in Lothian Regional Council immediately before that date shall be transferred to and vest in East Lothian Council:—

(a)all powers with respect to the East Lothian Educational Trust(4); and

(b)all powers with respect to the Lamp of Lothian Collegiate Centre Trust.

Transfer of specific interests in educational endowments from Lothian Regional Council to Midlothian Council

5.—(1) On 1st April 1996 the endowment of the Mrs A Pringle Prize to the extent that it is vested in Lothian Regional Council immediately before that date shall be transferred to and vest to the same extent in Midlothian Council.

(2) On 1st April 1996 all powers with respect to the Mrs A Pringle Prize vested in Lothian Regional Council immediately before that date shall be transferred to and vest in Midlothian Council.

Transfer of specific interests in educational endowments from Lothian Regional Council to West Lothian Council

6.—(1) On 1st April 1996 the endowment of The Irene Elizabeth Miller Trust Fund to the extent that it is vested in Lothian Regional Council immediately before that date shall be transferred to and vest to the same extent in West Lothian Council.

(2) On 1st April 1996 the following powers vested in Lothian Regional Council immediately before that date shall be transferred to and vest in West Lothian Council:—

(a)all powers with respect to the West Lothian Educational Trust(5); and

(b)all powers with respect to The Irene Elizabeth Miller Trust Fund.

Disaggregation of the Midlothian Educational Trust

7.—(1) On 1st April 1996 the endowments of the Midlothian Educational Trust(6) vested in Lothian Regional Council immediately before that date shall be transferred to new authorities in accordance with Part I of Schedule 2.

(2) Part II of Schedule 2 shall have effect in respect of the endowments so transferred.

Transfer of interests in any educational endowments not specifically provided for from Lothian Regional Council to new authorities

8.—(1) Where immediately before 1st April 1996 there were vested in Lothian Regional Council—

(a)to any extent, any educational endowments;

(b)any powers with respect to educational endowments;

(c)any rights to be paid money out of educational endowments,

which are not specifically provided for in paragraphs 3 to 7, such educational endowments shall to the same extent, and such powers and rights shall, on that date be transferred to and vest in the appropriate new authority.

(2) Where immediately before 1st April 1996 there were vested by virtue of his office in the holder of an office connected with Lothian Regional Council, or in a person nominated by that Council—

(a)to any extent, any educational endowments;

(b)any powers with respect to education endowments,

such educational endowments shall to the same extent, and such powers shall, on that date be transferred to and vest in—

(i)in the case where they were vested by virtue of his office in a councillor, or in the holder of a specified office held by a councillor, a councillor of the appropriate new authority nominated by that authority for the purpose;

(ii)in the case where they were vested by virtue of his office in an officer of Lothian Regional Council, the proper officer of the appropriate new authority;

(iii)in the case where they were vested in a person nominated by Lothian Regional Council, a person nominated by the appropriate new authority.

(3) In this paragraph, “the appropriate new authority” means—

(a)subject to head (c) below, the new authority for the area in which any educational establishment to which the endowment relates is situated; or

(b)subject to head (c) below, where the endowment relates to no particular establishment, the new authority for the area in which the beneficiaries of the endowment are required under its governing instrument to reside or with which they are so required to have some other connection; or

(c)where heads (a) and (b) above do not apply, or where application of them indicates more than one new authority, the new authority for the area with which the endowment is most closely connected.

Transfer of interests in educational endowments from district councils to new authorities

9.—(1) Where immediately before 1st April 1996 there were vested in City of Edinburgh, East Lothian, Midlothian or West Lothian District Council—

(a)to any extent, any educational endowments;

(b)any powers with respect to educational endowments;

(c)any rights to be paid money out of educational endowments,

such educational endowments shall to the same extent, and such powers and rights shall, on that date be transferred to and vest in the successor authority.

(2) Where immediately before 1st April 1996 there were vested by virtue of his office in the holder of an office connected with City of Edinburgh, East Lothian, Midlothian or West Lothian District Council, or in a person nominated by that Council—

(a)to any extent, any educational endowments;

(b)any powers with respect to educational endowments,

such educational endowments shall to the same extent, and such powers shall, on that date be transferred to and vest in—

(i)in the case where they were vested by virtue of his office in a councillor, or in the holder of a specified office held by a councillor, a councillor of the successor authority nominated by that Council for the purpose;

(ii)in the case where they were vested by virtue of his office in an officer of the relevant district council, the proper officer of the successor authority;

(iii)in the case where they were vested in a person nominated by the relevant district council, a person nominated by the successor authority.

(3) In this paragraph, “the successor authority” means—

(a)in relation to City of Edinburgh District Council, City of Edinburgh Council;

(b)in relation to East Lothian District Council, East Lothian Council;

(c)in relation to Midlothian District Council, Midlothian Council; and

(d)in relation to West Lothian District Council, West Lothian Council.

Consequential provision for interpretation of governing instruments

10.  Unless the context otherwise requires, where an educational endowment, or a power or right in respect of it, is transferred by this Scheme, any reference, however expressed, in the governing instrument of the endowment in relation to the endowment, power or right, to a local authority or person in whom the endowment, power or right was at any time vested shall be construed as a reference to the council or person to whom the endowment, power or right is transferred by this Scheme.

Paragraph 3

SCHEDULE 1EDUCATIONAL ENDOWMENTS AND POWERS TRANSFERRED TO CITY OF EDINBURGH COUNCIL

PART Ieducational endowments transferred

Name of Endowment
Purpose
Location

James Clark
Prize
Boroughmuir/James Gillespie’s HS

Ellen Smeaton Cowe
Prize
Colinton, Stenhouse, Royston, Craiglockhart PS

Monsignor Forsyth
Prize
St Cuthbert’s PS

Fulton
Prize
Towerbank PS

Miss Graham
Prize
Towerbank PS

Grassmarket Child Garden
Support
Grassmarket

Dr W A Guthrie
Prize
Broughton HS

Hope Cottage Child Garden
Support
East Crosscauseway

Hossack Memorial Shield
Prize
Tynecastle HS

Tom Hunter VC
Prize
Tynecastle HS

J A Hutchison
Prize
Wardie PS

Margaret McCallum
Prize
Forrester HS

Peter McDougall
Prize
Tynecastle HS

Sir Richard Mackie
Prize
Leith Academy/Trinity Academy

Miss Macmillan
Prize
Leith Walk PS

George Ogilvie
Prize
Broughton HS

James Ogilvie
Prize
Leith Academy

Elizabeth Philips
Prize
Corstorphine PS

Christina C Philp
Prize
Corstorphine PS

Norma Prentice
Prize
Broughton HS

Christian M Reid
Prize
Broughton HS

Schools Benevolent Fund
Support
City of Edinburgh

Isabella Smail
Prize
Roseburn PS

Sir Alexander Stevenson
Prize
Royal HS

George W Tait
Prize
Leith Academy

John W Tait
Scholarship
Leith Academy

Tynecastle Child Garden
Support
Tynecastle

George Watt
Prize
Towerbank PS

Helen Wilson
Prize
Leith PS

Alexander Wood
Prize
Corstorphine PS

Hugh Russell
Prize
South Queensferry Schools

Principal Hopkirk
Prize
Broughton/Portobello HS

J Evans Gordon
Prize
Queensferry HS

Dr John Mackie
Prize
Leith Academy

Eileen B Kerr
Prize
Davidson’s Mains PS

W B Crawford
Prize
Granton PS

Jean B Marnie
Prize
Leith PS

Thomas M Duncan
Bursary
Trinity Academy

Jane McDermont
Bursary
James Gillespie’s HS

Proctor
Bursary
Flora Stevenson’s PS

Andrew Young
Bursary
Royal Mile PS

Dr K Grigor
Prize
Davidson’s Mains PS

G C White
Bursary
Tynecastle HS

William Anderson Trust
Prize
Gilmerton PS

Leith Academy PA
Bursary
Leith Academy

W Currie Taylor
Bursary
Leith Academy

Royal High School Endowment Trust
Various
Royal HS

Gracie Allan
Prize
Boroughmuir HS

Dr Bain
Prize
Blackhall PS

Jane Brown
Prize
Granton PS

Burnett
Prize
James Gillespie’s HS

Dr Cran
Prize
St Augustine’s HS

Cunniston Memorial
Prize
Boroughmuir HS

Donaldson
Prize
James Gillespie’s HS

Duncan
Prize
Trinity Academy

A K Fleming
Prize
Brunstane PS

John Flucker
Prize
St Augustine’s HS

Jenkins
Prize
James Gillespie’s HS

Bruce Laird
Prize
Leith Academy

John Munro
Prize
Craigmillar PS

Duncan McGregor
Prize
Leith Academy

John McKay
Prize
Brunstane PS

Donald McLean
Prize
Boroughmuir HS

D G McLennan’s Trust
Equipment
Cowgate Nursery School

Hector McIvor
Prize
Royal HS

R B Smith
Prize
Trinity Academy

Tait
Prize
Trinity Academy

Margaret Ure
Pupil to University
Leith Academy

War Memorial
Prize
Trinity Academy

E Gladstone Walker
Prize
Abbeyhill PS

Thomas Wilson
Prize
Trinity Academy

Wishart
Prize
James Gillespie’s HS

PART IIeducational endowments in respect of which powers are transferred


Charles Smith Trust

Dean Orphanage and Cauvin’s Trust

Donaldson Trust

Edinburgh College of Art

Edinburgh University Court

Fettes Trust

George Heriot’s Trust

Heriot-Watt University Convocation

Heriot Watt University Court

Leith Industrial School Trust

Lothian Homes Trust

“Mars” Training Ship Fund

Merchant Company Education Board

Moray House Institute of Education

Trefoil Holiday and Adventure Centre

John Watson’s Trust

Paragraph 7

SCHEDULE 2DISAGGREGATION OF THE MIDLOTHIAN EDUCATIONAL TRUST

PART Itransfer of endowments

Endowments transferred to Midlothian Council

A.  Gibsone Bequest

James L Gray Bursary

James Harper Bursary Fund

Herkes' Bequest

Kinnaird Fund and Vogrie or McLurg Mortification

Marshall Memorial Medal Fund

Stephenson’s Bequest

James A Tod Fund

Toxside School Annuity Fund

Rev Dr Wright’s Endowment

Young Bursary Fund

Cathie Armstrong Memorial Prizes Fund

Stuart Burns Botany Prize Fund

Any funds not specifically transferred to other new authorities.

Endowment transferred to City of Edinburgh Council

B.  Balerno and Currie Coronation Fund 1937.

Endowments transferred to East Lothian Council

C.  Davidson’s Bequest etc

Delta Medal Fund

J C Murdoch’s Bequest Fund.

Endowment transferred to West Lothian Council

D.  Moodie’s Mortification.

Endowments transferred to The Scottish Borders Council

E.  Johnstone Bequest

Wright Prize Fund.

For the purpose of this Part, the amount of each endowment transferred shall be such share of the total endowment of the Midlothian Educational Trust as may be agreed to be appropriate by the five transferee Councils (or failing agreement as may be determined by arbitration) having regard (as far as information is available) to the original value of each endowment, any subsequent events affecting the endowments, the amounts of any preferences or prizes to be provided out of each endowment, and any other relevant considerations.

PART IIgovernance of endowments

1.  The endowments transferred to each new authority in accordance with paragraph 7(1) of this Scheme and Part I of this Schedule shall together constitute the endowment of a trust to be held, administered and applied by that new authority as governing body in accordance with the provisions of the Midlothian Educational Trust Scheme 1991(7) (in this Part of this Schedule called “the 1991 Scheme”) which shall remain in force only for the purpose of application to those trusts, and shall apply in accordance with the provisions of this Part of this Schedule.

2.  In relation to the trusts constituted under paragraph 1 above, the 1991 Scheme shall apply as if—

(a)any reference to “the Council” were a reference to the new authority holding the particular trust;

(b)any reference to “the Trust” were a reference to the particular trust;

(c)any reference to “the District” were a reference—

(i)in the case of the trust held by Midlothian Council, to the local government area of Midlothian;

(ii)in the case of the trust held by any other new authority, to the part of the area of the former County of Midlothian (as it existed immediately before 16th May 1975) falling within the local government area of that new authority; and

(d)any other minor modifications were made which are necessary to enable the 1991 Scheme to apply to the particular trust.

3.  Section 8(1) (annual payments into Trust) of the 1991 Scheme(8) shall have effect as if the reference to “the Council” were a reference to Midlothian Council.

4.  In the application of sections 20 (preferences for certain beneficiaries) and 21 (variation of preferences etc) of the 1991 Scheme, each new authority holding a trust shall apply those sections only in respect of those entries in the Second Schedule to that Scheme which relate to endowments comprised in the trust held by them.

5.  In the application of section 25 (prizes) of the 1991 Scheme, each new authority shall apply that section only in respect of those entries in the Third Schedule to that Scheme which relate to schools in their area.

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)
This Order makes a Scheme for the transfer of interests in educational endowments from Lothian Regional Council and the district councils within Lothian Region, namely City of Edinburgh, East Lothian, Midlothian and West Lothian District Councils to the new unitary City of Edinburgh, East Lothian, Midlothian and West Lothian Councils established under the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994 (and in the case of two small endowments to the new unitary The Scottish Borders Council).
The transfer takes effect on 1st April 1996, the day when the new unitary Councils take up their functions and the existing regional and district councils cease to exist.
Educational endowments are defined in section 122 of the Education (Scotland) Act 1980. Essentially they are property, heritable or moveable, dedicated to charitable educational purposes. Regional councils as education authorities are most likely to have an interest in them but district councils may also have such an interest.
Paragraphs 3, 4, 5 and 6 of the Scheme, with Schedule 1, provide for the transfer of specific educational endowments and powers with respect to such endowments, and where appropriate rights to payment of money out of endowments, from Lothian Regional Council to City of Edinburgh, East Lothian, Midlothian and West Lothian Council respectively.
Paragraph 7 of the Scheme with Schedule 2 provides for disaggregation of the Midlothian Educational Trust. Its endowments are distributed to Midlothian, City of Edinburgh, East Lothian, West Lothian and The Scottish Borders Councils.
Paragraph 8 makes general provision for transfer of any interests in educational endowments, vested in Lothian Region or its office-holders or nominees, which may not have been caught by the specific provisions of paragraphs 3 to 7. Paragraph 8 transfers interests to the council (or their office-holders or nominees) for the area where the educational establishment to which the endowment relates is situated, or where it does not relate to a particular establishment to the council for the area in which the beneficiaries reside or with which they are required to have a connection. Where these rules do not apply, or do not indicate a single council, the interest is transferred to the council for the area with which the endowment is most closely connected.
Paragraph 9 makes general provision for transfer of any interests in educational endowments of the district councils (or their office-holders or nominees) to the new councils which take over responsibility from their areas.
Paragraph 10 makes consequential provision for references in governing instruments of educational endowments to local authorities or persons in whom they were formerly vested to be construed as references to the councils or persons to whom they are transferred under the Scheme.
Copies of governing instruments specifically referred to in this Order are available from the Student Awards Agency for Scotland, Gyleview House, 3 Redheughs Rigg, Edinburgh EH12 9HH.


(1)
1994 c. 39.

(2)
1973 c. 65; section 2 is repealed by the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994 (c. 39), section 180(2) and Schedule 14.

(3)
Governed by the Edinburgh Educational Endowments Scheme 1938.

(4)
Governed by the East Lothian Educational Trust Scheme 1957, approved by Order in Council dated 14th March 1958.

(5)
Governed by the West Lothian Educational Trust Scheme 1957, approved by Order in Council dated 23rd August 1957.

(6)
Governed by the Midlothian Educational Trust Scheme 1991, made on 2nd October 1991.

(7)
Made on 2nd October 1991.

(8)
Section 8(2) has ceased to have effect on payment of a capital sum under section 8(3).
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