Margaret, Saint and Queen Consort
The name Queen Margaret was incorporated in this institution's title in 1972 because the venerated 11th century queen personified our key values of serving the community and enhancing the quality of life.
Margaret, Queen consort of King Malcolm Canmore of Scotland, was canonised in 1250 by Pope Innocent IV in recognition of her contribution to bringing the church in Scotland into the community of the wider church throughout Europe.
She was known to be a fine scholar with a formidable intellectual capacity, who often debated the affairs of state with the King's noble and clerical advisers. As a deeply religious woman, Queen Margaret was concerned with works of mercy and giving and particularly with the care of the poor.