The Tim Stead Trust was established in 2015 to raise enough funding to purchase The Steading, and the Tim Stead Archive, and then to safeguard its future for the nation as an influential and internationally significant example of Scottish craftsmanship and environmental philosophy, all for the benefit of local, national and international communities.

If you would like to discuss your involvement with the Trust, please email us or telephone:

Nichola Fletcher, Chair of the Trust on 01337 828369 or 07967497587

Sandy Hellowell, Secretary, on 07557955723

As a registered charity (SCO46372), our annual accounts are audited and lodged with OSCR, the charities regulatory body. If you wish to examine our accounts, please contact us


The aims of the Tim Stead Trust are:

To make The Steading and its contents, including the archive works of Tim Stead, accessible to the public and researchers.

To provide educational activities that will interpret Tim Stead’s furniture, sculpture, philosophy and poetry.

To provide an environment that will encourage wood working skills and enable other artists to flourish

To organize workshops that encourage environmental awareness and the artistic use of wood in all its guises.