Laura Young is a social entrepreneur and the founder of the Teapot Trust, an East Lothian-based Charity dedicated to providing art therapy in a medical environment to children coping with chronic illness.
She received an Honorary Doctorate from Queen Margaret University in 2015, and in 2016 was awarded an MBE in recognition of her services to chronically ill children in Scotland.
Laura trained at the Science Museum London and remains an ardent supporter of museums and heritage crafts and believes that referencing our past helps create ideas for the future. She relishes the opportunity to be involved at Scotland’s National Museum and the stewardship of its growing collections.
Laura became a Trustee of National Museums Scotland in October 2018 and her term of appointment runs until September 2022. She lives in Gullane.