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Coronavirus

We have changed the way we work in response to the Coronavirus (COVID 19) outbreak and would ask that all communication with the QLTR office is by email only. Email us at: enquiries@qltr.gov.uk. If you need to send us copies of documents, letters etc. please send us scanned copies in PDF format and attached to your email. 

We are continuing to monitor the situation and will provide an update on this website if there any changes. Please also note:

Company restoration cases are also dependent on Companies House. As there are changes to their service, you should also check their website for updates: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/companies-house

Applications to QLTR for payments following a company's restoration can be submitted to us by email. Completed forms and supporting documentation, including copies of identification documents, should be scanned into a single PDF and sent to enquiries@qltr.gov.uk 

Treasure trove and metal detecting -  the Treasure Trove Unit will be providing a reduced service until further notice. They will continue to monitor e-mails but at this time they will be unable to meet finders and take in artefacts. All outreach events in the next 6 weeks have been postponed. They will continue to review the situation and will resume normal service as soon as they are able. 

In the circumstances we kindly encourage individuals to suspend metal detecting activities in the coming months to protect Scotland’s cultural heritage and to minimise impact when normal service is resumed. If you have found an object of archaeological or historical significance by chance, please continue to report the find via e-mail (treasuretrove@nms.ac.uk) with images and findspots.

In Scots law, the Crown can claim ownerless property. The Crown's representative in Scotland is the Queen’s and Lord Treasurer’s Remembrancer (QLTR). Where we deal with property, its realised value is paid by the QLTR into the Scottish Consolidated Fund. The QLTR's Policies set out the Office's approach to dealing with particular types of property and assets.  See also our sections on ownerless propertyunclaimed personal estates and the claiming, valuation and allocation of portable antiquities found in Scotland. This site also hosts information about the National Ultimus Haeres Unit, Hamilton (NUHU).

The current QLTR is David Harvie, the Crown Agent. The QLTR is supported by the QLTR office which consists of 3 Solicitors and 3 Administrative staff.

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