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Gifts in Memory

Honour the life of a loved one by donating to a cause close to their heart.

At a time of great sadness, often comfort can be found by donating to a charity that your loved one cared about, and here at the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) we can help you find a fitting and lasting tribute.

We are very grateful to all who remember their loved ones with a gift to RZSS, and each tribute is as unique as the person you are honouring.

Maybe you shared fond memories with your loved one at Edinburgh Zoo or Highland Wildlife Park and would like to mark their life with a memorial bench – which are much appreciated and used by thousands of our visitors each year.

Perhaps your loved one was passionate about the vital conservation of endangered wildlife, or our education work which inspires the next generation to protect our planet.

Wherever their interests lay, you will be safe in the knowledge that a gift made in their memory will have a lasting impact for years to come.

  • Funeral collections
    You can arrange a collection at the funeral of your loved one in lieu of flowers which can then be donated to RZSS.

  • Online Collection pages
    Some choose to set up dedicated In Memorial fundraising pages online– you can do so by clicking here.

  • Memorial benches
    Some choose to purchase a teak memorial bench inscribed with a brass memorial plaque or a dedication at the picturesque pond near the mansion house at Edinburgh Zoo.

To discuss the different ways you can donate in memory, please get in touch with our Development Team on or call 0131 314 0380. 

Thank you for supporting the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland.