The charity, which has its headquarters in Edinburgh, said it had received the money from the family of lawyer and farmer George Anderson in his memory. Mr Anderson's daughter, Clovella Mutch, who passed away last December, left in excess of 3.5m to the trust.
Mr Anderson was born in Aberdeenshire in 1869, and was educated in Elgin and Edinburgh.
Style takes centre stage
FASHIONISTAS are being urged to take to the runway as part of their very own photo shoot at Princes Mall.
People can pop in from Saturday to Monday between noon and 4pm to try out the "Style Pod". Style advice from personal shoppers will be on offer as well as hair and make-up trends and a photo shoot - all for free.
Tuning up for Italian night
There will be a night of live traditional Italian music and dance at the Pleasance Cabaret Bar on Thursday. The night will be presented by Simone Caffari and the Badwills, a collective of Italian and local musicians.
For details see www.musicamusicafestival.co.uk
A new home for Capital property firm
A PROPERTY firm has moved to a new office in the Capital.
Knight Frank's commercial team has moved into new premises at 33 Castle Street in order to be closer to the firm's clients and business contacts than it is at existing offices at Edinburgh Quay.
Alistair Elliot, head of Knight Frank's commercial division, said: "We are delighted to have moved to such a great location."
Pupils get life lessons in battle against obesity
SCHOOL pupils in Edinburgh are taking part in a project designed to tackle childhood obesity.
Diabetes UK Scotland and Edinburgh International Science Festival have launched the Live for It! project to show pupils how a healthy lifestyle now can lead to a healthy lifestyle in the future.
Each school taking part in the project has four 90-minute sessions during which pupils explore topics including, diet, cooking, digestion, diabetes and how the body uses energy.
Net some help at internet clinic
PEOPLE using the internet to apply for a job or college place are being offered help at a free event in the city.
Advisers who can help with digital CVs, internet profiles and using social media for searches and applications will be at Oxgangs Library tonight, from 6pm to 7.30pm.