The places the Trust cares for help us to understand Scotland's long story: landscapes shaped by elemental forces of geology and nature; the architectural, social and artistic legacy of generations of people who have lived and worked here from the Mesolithic to the 20th century.
Our heritage belongs to all of us and that is why the National Trust for Scotland runs a series of regular Regional Assemblies throughout the country.
These are free events that are open to anyone who has an interest in the conservation of Scotland's treasured places whether or not they are Trust members. They are a chance meet with our Trustees and staff and discuss what the Trust is doing in your area and in the rest of the country, and also to receive fascinating presentations from specialists in fields such as nature conservation, architecture, history, art and culture.
We try to run as many as the events as we can in NTS properties so that delegates can enjoy special surroundings and discuss local heritage connections.
We have previously run assemblies at Trust properties like Culloden, Threave Garden and Estate and Haddo House. Previous speakers have included Professor Tom Devine of the University of Edinburgh and David Knott of the Royal Botanic Garden.
All assemblies are free events but there is normally a charge for an optional lunch for anyone who wishes to purchase this.