Legacy Suggested Wording

Suggested wording for your bank or solicitor
We recommend that you seek professional advice when making or changing your will. You may find the following information useful when you visit your bank or solicitor. The wording below can be adapted to suit your particular needs and wishes.

Unrestricted pecuniary
"I give to Heriot-Watt University of Riccarton, Edinburgh, EHI4 4AS the sum of [in words] pounds (£x) to be spent wherever the need is greatest.  I declare that the receipt of the Registrar or other officer authorised by the Principal of the said University shall be a full and sufficient discharge to my Executors and Trustees."

Restricted pecuniary
"I give to Heriot-Watt University of Riccarton, Edinburgh, EHI4 4AS the sum of [in words] pounds
(£x) for the benefit of ___________.  .  I declare that the receipt of the Registrar or other officer authorised by the Principal of the said University shall be a full and sufficient discharge to my Executors and Trustees."

Restricted residuary
"I give to Heriot-Watt University of Riccarton, Edinburgh, EHI4 4AS, the residue of my estate to benefit students in the greatest financial need.  .  I declare that the receipt of the Registrar or other officer authorised by the Principal of the said University shall be a full and sufficient discharge to my Executors and Trustees."

Endowed unrestricted residuary
"I give to Heriot-Watt University of Riccarton, Edinburgh, EHI4 4AS, [all/a percentage share] of the residue of my estate to be invested in the Heriot-Watt University Endowment Fund, the income from which is to be spent annually wherever the need is greatest.  .  I declare that the receipt of the Registrar or other officer authorised by the Principal of the said University shall be a full and sufficient discharge to my Executors and Trustees."

Endowed restricted pecuniary
"I give to Heriot-Watt University of Riccarton, Edinburgh, EHI4 4AS, the sum of [in words] pounds
(£x) to create 'The __ __ __ __ Fund', the income from which is to be spent annually on scholarships for research students. It is my wish that Heriot-Watt University shall, in its discretion, have power to expend both principal and interest should unforeseen circumstances so require.  .  I declare that the receipt of the Registrar or other officer authorised by the Principal of the said University shall be a full and sufficient discharge to my Executors and Trustees."

Unrestricted reversionary
“I give [all/a percentage share] of the residue of my estate to my Executors on trust for my wife/husband/civil partner/son/daughter during his/her lifetime and on his/her death to Heriot-Watt University of Riccarton, Edinburgh, EHI4 4AS  to be spent at the discretion of the Head of the Department of ____________.  I declare that the receipt of the Registrar or other officer authorised by the Principal of the said University shall be a full and sufficient discharge to my Executors and Trustees."