The Scottish Treasure Trove laws are being reviewed in the new year and the NCMD have been invited to take part to ensure that the interests of our members in Scotland are represented, and to make sure that everyone has a voice in that review.
Dave Crisp and myself were invited to a meeting at the Scottish Government offices in Edinburgh for an introductory meeting ahead of next year’s review meetings. We met with members of the KLTR, which is a treasury department and is the Crown’s representative in Scotland.
We had an extremely open and candid discussion with the KLTR team and we are confident that if any changes are made, they will be for the better. The KLTR team are also keen to include the feedback from Scottish members as part of the review process, so members will be given the opportunity to get involved in due course.
The NCMD will be creating a number of working groups including one to represent our Scottish members and one to represent Northern Ireland. We will be forming the Scottish group soon and an invitation to join will be sent out to our Scottish members shortly.
The remit of the Scottish Treasure Trove review can be found here – Read Document
For more background information view the Bailie 2026 report Read Document
Further information is also available by following the two links below:
Treasure Trove Review Now Live | KLTR
As usual we will be keeping members up to date via our website, members forum, social media and email.