Call out for Trustees

We are seeking dynamic and motivated people to participate in the next chapter of Bothy Project’s mission by joining our board.

In the next year Bothy Project’s network of residency spaces and partnerships with communities will grow, helping us ensure creativity is valued and Scotland’s diverse landscapes understood and respected.

Established in 2011, Bothy Project gained charity status in 2017 and set up its trading arm Bothy Stores which donates a portion of its profit each year to support artists’ mobility and access to the Scottish landscape. Now is the moment to build on our innovative model and begin the next chapter of our evolution.

We are looking for people with expertise in the following areas to get involved in this journey by becoming trustees:

  • Fundraising
  • Capital development
  • Charity financing
  • Public affairs, policy and government
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Rural development
  • Equalities, diversity and inclusion

No previous board experience is necessary as training will be given. Board meetings are held four times a year and last two hours. Three of the four meetings will take place online, with one in-person meeting planned. As a registered charity the role of trustee is unpaid, although we are able to reimburse reasonable travel and subsistence expenses.

Bothy Project welcomes applications from prospective trustees based in Scotland and UK, irrespective of gender, disability, age, race or ethnicity. We are committed to equality, diversity, fairness and inclusion across all our work.

To learn more about this unique opportunity contact Lesley Young (Bothy Project’s Director) for an informal discussion or complete this Expression of Interest Form.

Deadline: 31 May 2023




Bobby Niven is an artist. He co-founded Bothy Project in 2011. Alongside his artistic practice he runs Bothy Stores, which was set up in 2017 as Bothy Project’s trading arm.






Dr Dominic Paterson works at the University of Glasgow where he teaches 20th and 21st century art and theory and is curator at The Hunterian Art Gallery. Dominic has recently worked with Elizabeth Price to realise the major exhibition Underfoot; in 2022 with Charlie Hammond, on Workaround, and in 2018 Still Moving: The Films and Photographs of Ulrike Ottinger.




Laura Simpson has experience of working with artists and audiences through her work as Director of Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop and previous roles including at Hospitalfield and Cooper Gallery, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design.





Matthew Arthur Williams is a visual and sound artist, photographer and DJ. His major solo exhibition Soon Come was presented at DCA, Dundee in 2022-23. Before joining Bothy Project’s board he’d been a resident at both Sweeney’s Bothy and Inshriach Bothy.