Trustees: retirement or removal of trustees: Scotland
In Scotland trustees may retire or be replaced in the following ways:
in accordance with an express power in the deed,
under Section 3(a) Trusts (Scotland) Act 1921 a trustee has an implied power to resign unless the contrary is expressed or the trustee took office in return for payment. But a sole trustee may not resign unless new trustees have been appointed,
in certain circumstances the Court may remove a trustee who is unfit or incapable of acting or outside the UK for six months. (Section 23 Trusts (Scotland) Act 1921) If the removed trustee is a sole trustee a new one must be appointed.