The Dorothy Dunnett Readers' Association is a charity set up by Dorothy Dunnett in 2001. On September 2011 it will be renamed to The Dorothy Dunnett Society. It is a Charity regulated under Scottish law and has the following aims:
To seek to advance the education of the public concerning the history, politics, culture and religion of the 11th, 15th and 16th centuries by promoting the study of and research into such subjects generally and into such subjects particularly as they relate to the works of Dorothy Dunnett and to disseminate to the public the results of such research.
To seek to foster the appreciation and recognition of the literary works of Dorothy Dunnett.
To seek to ensure that the manuscripts, letters, reference materials and research papers of Dorothy Dunnett are preserved and are accessible.
In furtherance of these aims, the Association:
Publishes a magazineWhispering Gallery for circulation to members and other interested parties;
Holds seminars and conferences for members and other interested parties to share knowledge and opinions of the works of Dorothy Dunnett and related subjects, and encourages others to hold them;
Arranges visits for members and other interested parties to places of interest connected with the period and her works;
Gives literary prizes and bursaries to encourage study and research......