Scottish Law Questions? Ask a Scots Lawyer
Thank you for your question.
Firstly may I say what a splendid idea this is. I am sure your son would be very proud.
The trust would need to be a "Public Trust" set up to benefit a specific group of the general public. In this case that group would be those living in your local community.
You will need to instruct a solicitor to draw up a trust deed, that will amongst other things establish the exact purposes of the trust. It will also name the original trustees, that is those who will be responsible for the administration of the trust, and that should also include how they will ingather funds.
Trusts can sometimes be quite complicated to establish, but, with the correct advice what you seek to do should be relatively straightforward and be able to be done quite quickly.
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