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Conservation Services and Projects

The National Trust for Scotland's portfolio of 129 properties includes some of the finest elements of Scotland's architectural heritage. These are just some of the buildings in our care:

  • Great castles and country houses such as Craigievar Castle in Aberdeenshire and Newhailes in East Lothian
  • Vernacular structures such as Beaton's Croft House, Bornesketaig on Skye
  • Properties associated with famous Scots such as the Bachelor's Club where Robert Burns and his friends hotly debated topics of the day, and Hugh Miller's birthplace
  • Our approach to building conservation takes into account the special character and location of the buildings, which are often found within important historic and natural settings.

    We strive to manage our buildings in a way that is sensitive to the existing built fabric and surroundings, follows good conservation practice, and promotes their continued use and enjoyment by the public.

    The Trust is grateful to Historic Scotland for funding the maintenance on some of our buildings of outstanding importance through the Annual Repair Grants scheme and the Historic Buildings Maintenance Fund.