The Giving Circles
Heriot-Watt’s pioneering philanthropists include Leonard Horner, Walter Scott and Lord Cockburn, who established and supported Heriot-Watt as the Edinburgh School of Arts in 1821. The legacy of our founding fathers continues today, and we have their foresight to thank for our world-leading, global university
Today we celebrate philanthropists who have shown similar commitment and foresight to our founding philanthropists, through Giving Circles. These groups enable us to bring our donors closer to the work of the University and foster a thriving community of philanthropists.