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Ukuleles making a come back!

But first computer interfaces for the School of Rock and Pop. They purchased interfaces for the computers, this allows them to teach the SoRP pupils how to record themselves and possibly produce records, particularly while the current restrictions mean concerts could be off the menu for quite some time. With eight computers fitted with interfaces […]

Primary Schools Update

Schools being closed did affect the Primary Schools giving programme this past year, and only Westquarter, Stenhousemuir and Victoria requested monies (totalling £675) for creative arts and physical education activities.  Victoria was celebrating its 50th anniversary, and we were pleased to support Kiran’s paternal grandmother’s former school.

Scottish Book Trust – What’s Your Story

Kiran’s Trust agrees with the belief of the Scottish Book Trust (SBT) that everyone should have the opportunity to improve their life chances through access to books and the development of fundamental reading and writing skills – unlocking creativity and improving mental health and well-being. Supporting all communities across Scotland, with particular focus on those who are vulnerable, under-represented […]

Ever Heard of Soundbeam? No? Well read on…

Carrongrange School thought long and hard about what they wanted to do, and with their financial award, they will be purchasing Soundbeam 6 music equipment.  It is touch-free technology, and the sensitivity would enable the pupils to independently express themselves through music, no matter how immobilised they are or what other challenges they have. This immersive […]

Larbert High School Film Club – Winners!!

In March 2020 Larbert’s High School Film Club were nominated for the Into Film Awards, which were to be held in London. Kiran’s Trust were pleased to sponsor their travel costs to allow for more members of the club to attend.  Unfortunately, the ceremony was cancelled due to the Covid-19 restrictions, but they did win the […]

Art Exhibition – OUTSIDE

Activities in Edinburgh are limited this year, but Kiran’s Trust was excited to work with Space Artworks again and sponsor three exhibitors for the Edinburgh Palette online exhibition. OUTSIDE is an exhibition celebrating the outdoors and love of the Scottish landscape from the perspective of indoors in 2020! Sarah Galliers has been working with Karen […]

Executive Producers for Origins of the Laioch

Meghan Grieve has also been very busy and creative since graduating from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.  Most recently she has been working with on the new Scottish series Origins of the Laioch.  Kiran’s Trust has taken the opportunity to support this work in recognition of the young people working on the production as well as to […]

“Words are a lens to focus one’s mind.”
– Ayn Rand



Kiran Martin died at the age of 18 from a brain tumour in 2008. She was one of these very creative, fun loving and magical people you meet every now and then, and she will never be forgotten.

Kiran’s Trust was founded on her 19th birthday, 9th October, in 2009, as way of giving thanks for her life and celebrating the creative arts and sports, which she held dear. The Trust recognises this passion in other young people and provides support to help them advance in further education and participation in these areas.

Kiran’s Trust is registered charity with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator.  The directors are members of Kiran’s family and are responsible and accountable for the financial viability of the charity.  

“I dream my painting and I paint my dream.”
Vincent van Gogh

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