‘Human Presence’ at Drum

Historic Drum Castle is providing a unique setting for a specially curated collection of contemporary art - ‘Human Presence’. The collection is on loan for two years from Aberdeen Art Gallery and is a must-see for art lovers.

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‘Human Presence’ at Drum

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The National Trust for Scotland has an inspirational range of holiday accommodation, from castles to cottages; coastlines to countryside.

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Join us for the Year of Food and Drink

To celebrate the Year of Food and Drink, we've created a blog to keep you up-to-date with all the delicious produce to be found in our kitchens, cafes and restaurants!

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Join us for the Year of Food and Drink

Storm Damage Appeal

We’ve launched an urgent appeal after severe storm damage at Mar Lodge Estate. Our teams are stretched to capacity and without funds, repairs could take up to two years.

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Storm Damage Appeal

The St Kilda Diaries

A series of diaries from the NTS archive offer a fascinating insight into the life of Alice MacLachlan, documenting her time in Garve, Inverness and on the remote Outer Hebridean island of St Kilda.

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The St Kilda Diaries
  • Newhailes Nature Detectives club

    Newhailes Nature Detectives club

    Dates:Dates between : Sat 17 Jan - Sat 19 Dec Location:Newhailes

    The club gives children a great opportunity to be involved with lots of fantastic nature and outdoor activities. The club is for children from 7 to 12 and is run by the Lothian Ranger service.

    Details View all events at this location >

    Nature Detectives club programme for 2015:
    Jan 17 Sat 10am to 11.30am: Newhailes felt making.
    Feb 21 Sat 10am to 11.30am: Visit to the recycling centre Wallyford.
    Mar 21 Sat 10am to 11.30am: Sun print photo making Inveresk Lodge Garden.
    Apr 18 Sat 10am to 11.30am: Minibeast hunt Inveresk Lodge Garden.
    May 16 Sat 10.30am to 12.30pm: Visit to water of Leith to river dip.
    Jun 20 Sat 10am to 12pm: Joint Nature watch event at Newhailes.
    Aug 15 Sat 10am to 11.30am: Kite making at Fisherrow harbour.
    Sep 19 Sat 7pm to 9pm: Bat walk at Newhailes estate.
    Oct 17 Sat 10am to 11.30am: Bird migration madness Newhailes.
    Nov 21 Sat 10am to 11.30am: Charcoal making at Newhailes.
    Dec 19 Sat 10am to 11.30am: Festive wreath making at Inveresk Lodge Garden.

    Dates & Times:

    • 18 Apr 2015 : 10:00 - 11:30
    • 16 May 2015 : 10:30 - 12:30
    • 20 Jun 2015 : 10:00 - 12:00
    • 15 Aug 2015 : 10:00 - 11:30
    • 19 Sep 2015 : 10:00 - 11:30
    • 17 Oct 2015 : 10:00 - 11:30
    • 21 Nov 2015 : 10:00 - 11:30
    • 19 Dec 2015 : 10:00 - 11:30

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0131 653 5599

    Booking:

    Please email or call the lothain ranger for more details to join the club. one off annual fee per child of £20.00
  • Sea Kayaking Taster Days

    Sea Kayaking Taster Days

    Dates:Wed 1 Apr - Sat 31 Oct Location:Kintail & Morvich Details View all events at this location >

    Explore the amazing Lochalsh coastline by kayak with the National Trust for Scotland ranger.

    Contact the NTS Kintail rangers directly for more information or to book.

    Telephone:01599 511 231
    Email: kintail@nts.org.uk

    Dates & Times:

    • 01 Apr 2015 - 31 October 2015 : 09:30 - 15:00

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 50.00
    • Child : £ 25.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01599 511231

    Booking:

    Book directly with the Kintail Rangers.
  • An Torr - Low Level Guided Walk

    An Torr - Low Level Guided Walk

    Dates:Dates between : Wed 20 May - Wed 14 Oct Location:Glencoe & Dalness Details View all events at this location >

    A short walk through the An Torr woodland. Hear the tale of the Glencoe Massacre and get views through the trees from the legendary Signal Rock. Learn about the geology of Glencoe and some of the fantastic flora that lives here.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Cost: Adult £5, Children £2.50 – Booking Essential

    Bring: Walking boots and Waterproofs

    Meet: 2pm Glencoe Visitor Centre (There will be a short drive to the start point from here).

    Dates & Times:

    • 20 May 2015 : 14:00 - 16:00
    • 10 Jun 2015 : 14:00 - 16:00
    • 08 Jul 2015 : 14:00 - 16:00
    • 12 Aug 2015 : 14:00 - 16:00
    • 09 Sep 2015 : 14:00 - 16:00
    • 14 Oct 2015 : 14:00 - 16:00

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 5.00
    • Child : £ 2.50

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01855 811307

    Booking:

    Booking Essential
  • Mighty herbaceous borders

    Mighty herbaceous borders

    Dates:Sat 18 Apr Location:Crathes Castle, Garden & Estate Details View all events at this location >

    Join our expert Head Gardener for an afternoon on the practicalities and principles of growing a herbaceous border for maximum colour and effect.

    The afternoon is run as part of Scotland's Gardens and all proceed from the day are distribute to charities

    Dates & Times:

    • 18 Apr 2015 : 13:00 - 16:00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01330 844525

    Booking:

    Booking essential as places are limited to 20 for the sesssion
  • Nature Nippers - Sunny Sunflowers

    Nature Nippers - Sunny Sunflowers

    Dates:Mon 20 Apr Location:Battle of Bannockburn Visitor Centre Details View all events at this location >

    Pot you own sunflower to take home and learn about how yours will grow and move with the sun. Make a rush bracelet to take home too.

    Dates & Times:

    • 20 Apr 2015 : 11:00 - 12:00

    Prices:

    • Child : £ 1.50

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01786 812664
  • Scott Gleed Art & Sculpture Workshop:  Learn Wildlife Sculpture

    Scott Gleed Art & Sculpture Workshop: Learn Wildlife Sculpture

    Dates:Dates between : Thu 23 Apr - Thu 21 May Location:Brodie Castle Details View all events at this location >

    As a working sculptor and artist, Scott Gleed has over 25 years experience and art and sculpture.

    Workshop costs £120 per person For further details, call Scott Gleed on tel: 01309 611396 or visit his website www.gleed3dcrafts.com

    Dates & Times:

    • 23 Apr 2015 : 09:30 - 16:30
    • 21 May 2015 : 09:30 - 16:30

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01309 611396
  • Black Grouse Dawnwatch

    Black Grouse Dawnwatch

    Dates:Dates between : Thu 23 Apr - Thu 30 Apr Location:Mar Lodge Estate Details View all events at this location >

    Don’t miss this early morning opportunity to view the breeding display of these magnificent birds as seen on BBC Winterwatch 2014.

    Alternative dates between mid-April and mid-May are available by arrangement – minimum group size 3; maximum 8.

    Dates & Times:

    • 23 Apr 2015 : 05:00 - 09:00
    • 25 Apr 2015 : 05:00 - 09:00
    • 30 Apr 2015 : 05:00 - 09:00

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 20.00
    • Child : £ 20.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01339 720163

    Booking:

    Places limited, booking essential
  • Ranger puffin day

    Ranger puffin day

    Dates:Dates between : Wed 6 May - Wed 15 Jul Location:Staffa National Nature Reserve Details View all events at this location >

    Make your own way to the island with one of the local boat operators and find the ranger on hand throughout the day to answer your questions at Staffa’s puffin colony.

    Bring: sturdy footwear and clothing appropriate to the weather

    Dates & Times:

    • 06 May 2015 : 10:00 - 17:00
    • 17 Jun 2015 : 10:00 - 17:00
    • 01 Jul 2015 : 10:00 - 17:00
    • 15 Jul 2015 : 10:00 - 17:00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01681 700659 or 07717581405
  • Rob Roy Jacobite Weekend

    Rob Roy Jacobite Weekend

    Dates:Dates between : Sat 6 Jun - Sun 7 Jun Location:Falkland Palace & Garden Details View all events at this location >

    Rob Roy attacks Falkland Palace! It's 300 year since the raid on Falkland Palace by Jacobite Rob Roy MacGregor in 1715.

    Dates & Times:

    • 06 Jun 2015 : 12:00 - 17:00
    • 07 Jun 2015 : 11:00 - 17:00

    Prices:

    • Ticket price is included in admission cost.

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01337 857397

    Booking:

    No booking required
  • Photographing Wild Flowers

    Photographing Wild Flowers

    Dates:Sat 6 Jun - Sun 7 Jun Location:Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve Details View all events at this location >

    A weekend learning how to take stunning photographs of plants in their natural habitats on this floristically rich nature reserve.

    Self-catering bunkroom accommodation is available at an additional £15 per night. Contact benlawers@nts.org.uk for more details.

    Dates & Times:

    • 06 Jun 2015 - 07 June 2015 : 09:30 - 17:00

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 100.00
    • buy online

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01567 820988

    Booking:

    Booking is essential. Book online or call 0844 4932 136 or email benlawers@nts.org.uk
  • Footpath Conservation Discovery Day

    Footpath Conservation Discovery Day

    Dates:Tue 14 Jul Location:Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve Details View all events at this location >

    Join our Footpath Team for a behind-the-scenes look at their important work on the slopes of beautiful Ben Lawers.

    This event is weather dependent and requires walking boots and outdoor clothing that is wind and waterproof. The upland walk will last approximately 2½ hours. Meet at the NTS Ranger Base, Lynedoch, Killin, FK21 8UW at 10.00am

    Dates & Times:

    • 14 Jul 2015 : 10:00 - 17:00

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 25.00

    Contact:

    Please telephone Michael Bauld (Legacy Officer) on 0131 458 0407 or email legacy@nts.org.uk
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