Tryst trustees celebrate getting charitable status
The four new trustees of the Crieff and Strathearn Drovers’Tryst - Ian Buchan, Julia Greenlees, Karin Greevy and Des Greevy - had something to celebrate at their first meeting.
The Tryst has been granted charitable status.
A spokesperson told the Herald:“The Tryst is very pleased to have recently been awarded Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation status, or SCIO for short.
“September 12 was the date of incorporation. Achieving this is a recognition, by the authorities, of the charitable nature of the work carried out by the Tryst. This work includes improving the wellbeing of participants by way of the walking and mountain biking activities that the Tryst runs, and promoting the heritage of the local area, including education of participants in the local history. The Tryst also provides a range of social and artistic events for the benefit of the local and wider communities.
“The fact that the Tryst is now a SCIO is also a recognition of its achievements over the past 16 years and is a testimony to, and legacy of, the far-sighted wisdom of the founders and all those who followed them in managing the Tryst. It is also a recognition of the hard work and dedication of the many hundreds of unpaid volunteers who have assisted, and continue to assist, in so many ways over the years since. Without the volunteers, and of course all the participants, there would be no Tryst and the local community would not have benefitted.”
The spokesperson added that it was fitting that the recognition of the Tryst’s charitable work has come less than two weeks before this year’s event, which starts on Saturday, October 7, and runs until Saturday 14.
The spokesperson added:“There has been a lot of hard work put into preparing the documentation for the SCIO application, and in particular the Tryst is very grateful for the hard work put in by the trustees.”
Charity law specialist Colin Liddell was also thanked for his expertise and assistance in helping The Tryst achieve its new SCIO status.
Drovers’ Tryst trustees Ian Buchan, Julia Greenlees, Karin Greevy and Des Greevy celebrate the organisation’s new charitable status