OSCR Annual Report of Trustees 2021

St. Andrew’s Kirk, Glass SCIO

Trustees’ Annual Report

From 18th December 2020 to 31st December 2021


Charity contact information



St. Andrew’s Kirk, Glass SCIO

Scottish Charity Number: SC050645

St. Andrew’s Church,



AB54 4XH


Telephone number 01466 700280

Email address  info@glasskirk.org

Website www.glasskirk.org

Facebook St. Andrew’s Kirk, Glass

Objectives and activities

The aims of the charity St. Andrew’s Kirk, Glass are:

To permanently preserve the building known as Glass Parish Church as a church accessible by the public.

To advance arts, heritage, culture or science by making the building accessible to the public for such use.

To advance community development.


During this, the first year of the charity the emphasis has been on obtaining funding to allow the following work to be carried out:

To inspect and maintain the structural integrity of the building and carry out repairs as necessary.

To inspect, repair as required and meet legal requirements of the electrical safety of the building.

To inspect the stained glass and other windows of the building and to identify repairs and refurbishment required in order to preserve same.

To engage the services of an architect in order that basic infrastructure such as toilet and washing facilities can be made available to the public when using the building.

To create the start of a local community research centre.

Structure, governance and management

Type of governing document

St Andrew’s Kirk, Glass is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation governed by a constitution.

Trustee recruitment and appointment

No changes have been made in the trustees during this reporting period.


Achievements and performance

During the financial period to 28th February 2022 (the anniversary of the creation of a bank account) the following actions have been taken:

A  successful application was made for the grant of funding from REAP (Rural Environmental Action Project) for the provision of architectural services for planning application for toilet and washroom facilities in the church building. The services of an architect have been engaged to start the process detailed above.

A successful application for funding to inspect, repair and refurbish the electrical system in the building was made to the Cairnie, Glass Community Trust. The services of a qualified electrical engineer have been contracted and progress made but not completed yet (end March).

Minor repairs to the church building to prevent the ingress of rainwater were made by the trustees.

An inspection of the windows in the building has been carried out and a report provided.

A start has been made to create the centre for local research aided by generous donations including furniture and importantly,  material donated by a local historian.

A website and social media presence have been established.

A book about the church was written a few years ago by the niece of one of the elders and she has very generously caused copies of the book to be printed and given to the charity to sell and raise funds.

Financial review

The charity is mindful of the fact that certain unavoidable, ongoing costs need to be prepared for. These include insurance (a large sum given that we are dealing with a listed building open to the public) and electricity costs, both standing and consumer costs.

It is therefore our intention to keep a reserve to cover these items.

Donations have been a significant proportion of the charity’s income during this period.

Summary: Income at 28th February 2022

Donations    £10,081

Grants          £8,694

Other           £260

Summary: Expenses at 28th February 2022

Insurance     £2793

Works          £1407

Electricity     £259

Future plans

Subject to the granting of planning and associated permissions we hope to start fundraising for building work and repairs to the stained glass windows.