THE STORNOWAY TRUST
(Incorporated by Act of Parliament)
UNDER DEED BY VISCOUNT LEVERHULME
ELECTION OF TRUSTEES
Notice is Hereby Given That
The election of Trustees under Deed of Trust by the Right Honourable William Hesketh, Viscount Leverhulme of the Western Isles, dated 12th November, 1923, and Registered in the Books of Council and Session on 21st January, 1924, as the said Deed of Trust was amended (i) by a Scheme of Administration approved by the Lords of Council and Session by Decree dated 7th January and extracted on the 12th day of June both in the year 1928; (ii) in terms of the Stornoway Trust Order Confirmation Act, 1975, and (iii) by Decree of the Lords of Council and Session dated 30th November, 1993, will take place on 30th March 2021.
The number of persons to be elected as Trustees is five.
All persons who appear in the electoral register in respect of addresses within the area of the Trust estate and who are not subject to any legal incapacity at the date provided for are entitled to vote in the election.
Any candidate may be withdrawn by notice of withdrawal given to the Returning Officer at the Office of the Trust, Leverhulme House, Perceval Square, Stornoway, not later than 4 pm on 16th March 2021, provided that no such withdrawal shall be competent when its effect would be to reduce the total number of persons nominated for election below the number of persons to be elected as Trustees and provided also that such notices shall have effect in the order in which they are delivered. The notice of withdrawal must be signed by the candidate or some other person duly authorised by him/her in that behalf.
As soon as possible after the date mentioned in the preceding regulation, a list will be published of the candidates nominated and not withdrawn, giving the full names, places of abode, and designations of such candidates.
In the event of the election being contested, all voting shall be a postal ballot with those eligible to vote being sent a ballot paper to return by post.
The deadline for receipt of postal votes shall be noon on 30th March 2021.
Due to Covid19 restrictions the provision of a ballot box shall not be available in the Estate office on this occasion.
Each Elector may give one vote and no more for each of any number of candidates not exceeding the number to be elected. A BALLOT PAPER IS INVALID ON WHICH [a] a cross is placed opposite the names of more than the number of candidates to be elected; or [b] it cannot be determined for which candidate or candidates the vote is recorded; or [c] any mark is placed by the voter by which he/she may afterwards be identified.
Estate Office Iain Maclennan Maciver
Leverhulme House Factor of the Stornoway Trust Estate
Perceval Square Returning Officer
Isle of Lewis