Characteristics of the Trust

Scottish base, international perspective
The Trust retains a strong link with its heritage through its location in Dunfermline, but it values the fact that it works in five jurisdictions, and has active links with international organisations, including other trusts founded by Andrew Carnegie.

Its own voice
Independent

Thinking with muddy boots
Thinking linked to practice – bringing policy and practice closer

Evidence-based
Work based on sound evidence

Future focus
Willing to be innovative and take risks

Flexible
Responsive to change, whether in the political, social, technological or economic environment, or in the course of carrying out work

Questioning
Self-critical and reflective

Challenging orthodoxy
Committed but challenging

Sustainability
Able to adopt long term view, and provide sustainable support