The Davie Trust was establised after his death in 1992 to provide financial help with the education of young
people in the parish of Lumphanan and in April 2000 was extended by the Court of Session in Edinburgh to
include the parishes of Torphins and Kincardine O' Neil.
Mr Alexander Davie
At first sight, the life of Lumphanan man
Alexander Davie does not seem to merit
significant note or attention.
Born in the Tollhouse at Corse on March 22nd
1895, he was the fourth of seven children of
William Davie and Georgina Wright. He
attended the local school and then joined the
police force. In 1923 he married but his wife
died two years later, they had no children and
he did not re-marry. He saw active war service
in France returning to the police on demob
where he attained the rank of inspector. He
spent his retirement in Aberdeen and died in
In his hand-written will, he left small bequests
to various relatives and the 'residue' to be
invested to establish the trust fund.
The capital is retained and invested, and in
accordance with the instructions in Mr Davie's
will, grants are made from the income
generated by the fund.
Funding can be for course fees, travel,
accommodation, equipment, tuition and
How it works
Children and young people under the age of 25
from the parishes of Lumphanan, Torphins and
Kincardine O' Neil can apply for educational
funding under the following categories:
Category 1 :
The applicant must have been born in the
parish of Lumphanan or his/her parents were
resident in Lumphanan at the time of birth.
The applicant has lived in the parish of
Lumphanan for five years prior to making
application and continues to live there.
The applicant was born in either Torphins or
Kincardine O' Neil or the applicant's parents
were resident within Torphins or Kincardine
O'Neil at the time of the applicant's birth and
has lived within either of those parishes for five
years prior to making the application and
continues to live there.
Applications are means-tested and the awards
are made annually.
Please note that no retrospective payments will
be considered by the Trustees.
The Alexander Williams Davie Charitable Trust
Scottish charity: SC024169
A quiet, unassuming gentleman,
Mr Davie had spent his adult life
investing in the stock market.
It was a big surprise to all who
knew him that his estate was
worth over one million pounds.
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