Chelsea Fringe lands at Drum Castle 30 & 31 May

The historic Aberdeenshire estate is the first Scottish venue ever to be included in the vibrant festival which runs while the Chelsea Flower Show is underway in London.

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Chelsea Fringe lands at Drum Castle 30 & 31 May

Your Gift in Action

From March 2014 to March 2015, over £770,000 has been raised through public donations. The generosity of our supporters has helped us to achieve some amazing things this year.

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Victory for trailblazing Bannockburn

The Battle of Bannockburn Experience has won the Innovation category at the Museums + Heritage Awards for Excellence in London. Visit to find out why this spectacular experience has picked up so many awards.

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Victory for trailblazing Bannockburn

Join us for the Year of Food and Drink

To celebrate the Year of Food and Drink, we’ve got lots of fantastic events serving up delicious treats across our properties, including Farmers' Markets, Afternoon Teas and even a Teddy Bear's picnic.

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Join us for the Year of Food and Drink
  • Nature Nippers

    Nature Nippers

    Dates:Dates between : Fri 5 Jun - Fri 4 Dec Location:Glencoe & Dalness

    Nature Nippers is a pre-school nature group for under 5’s and their parents. Join us every month for a chance to explore and enjoy nature through games and play.

    Details View all events at this location >

    Suitable for: Under 5’s and their parents

    Duration: 1 hour

    Cost: Adult n/a, Children £1.50 – No booking required

    Bring: Outdoor clothing and wellies.

    Meet: 10:30am Glencoe Visitor Centre

    Dates & Times:

    • 05 Jun 2015 : 10:30 - 11:30
    • 03 Jul 2015 : 10:30 - 11:30
    • 07 Aug 2015 : 10:30 - 11:30
    • 04 Sep 2015 : 10:30 - 11:30
    • 02 Oct 2015 : 10:30 - 11:30
    • 06 Nov 2015 : 10:30 - 11:30
    • 04 Dec 2015 : 10:30 - 11:30

    Prices:

    • Child : £ 1.50

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01855 811307
  • Beginner Sea Kayaking Course

    Beginner Sea Kayaking Course

    Dates:Dates between : Mon 27 Jul - Fri 31 Jul Location:Kintail & Morvich Details View all events at this location >

    Aimed at the first time paddler or those with limited experience, this course provides an opportunity to learn skills and techniques to enable you to join a group and start exploring Scotland's dramatic coast.

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

    Telephone:0844 493 2231
    Email: kintail@nts.org.uk

    Dates & Times:

    • 27 Jul 2015 : 09:00 - 17:00
    • 28 Jul 2015 : 09:00 - 17:00
    • 29 Jul 2015 : 09:00 - 17:00
    • 30 Jul 2015 : 09:00 - 17:00
    • 31 Jul 2015 : 09:00 - 17:00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01599 511231
  • Ranger puffin day

    Ranger puffin day

    Dates:Dates between : Wed 17 Jun - 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:

    • 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
  • Farmers' Market

    Farmers' Market

    Dates:Sun 24 May Location:Culzean Castle & Country Park Details View all events at this location >

    Come along and buy some delicious produce from our Farmers' Market. Join us in the courtyard at the Visitor Centre and browse the different stalls from plants and chocolate to bread and cheese.

    Dates & Times:

    • 24 May 2015 : 10:00 - 16:00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01655 884400
  • Carrick 800  - Historical enactment

    Carrick 800 - Historical enactment

    Dates:Sun 31 May Location:Culzean Castle & Country Park Details View all events at this location >

    Come along and watch this historical enactment of Sir Archibald and the Covenanters on the Fountain Court below the Castle.

    On the Fountain Court 1430-1530

    Dates & Times:

    • 31 May 2015 : 14:30 - 15:30

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01655 884400
  • Buchaille Etive Beag - High Level Guided Walk

    Buchaille Etive Beag - High Level Guided Walk

    Dates:Dates between : Mon 1 Jun - Sat 3 Oct Location:Glencoe & Dalness Details View all events at this location >

    A walk along the Buachaille Etive Beag ridge taking in the two munros here. There are fantastic views from both summits and opportunities to hear all about this stunning area.

    Adults only. Please note these are full day hill walks and you should come prepared with the equipment you need for a full day out in the Scottish Hills and also have a good level of fitness. Terrain can be rough, steep and exposed in places.

    Please make us aware of any fitness/medical issues that may impact on your ability to take part in this walk at the time of booking.

    Rangers reserve the right to refuse entry onto the walk if clothing/footwear is deemed unsuitable.

    Dates & Times:

    • 01 Jun 2015 : 09:00 - 17:00
    • 03 Oct 2015 : 09:00 - 17:00

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 30.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01855 811307

    Booking:

    Booking Essential
  • An Evening Seabird Cruise to St Abb’s Head

    An Evening Seabird Cruise to St Abb’s Head

    Dates:Fri 5 Jun Location:St Abb's Head National Nature Reserve Details View all events at this location >

    Sail along the stunning Berwickshire coastline to the spectacular cliffs at St Abb’s Head to experience the sights and sounds of the seabird colony at the height of the breeding season.

    For more information contact: St Abbs Rangers’ Office, (018907) 71443

    Dates & Times:

    • 05 Jun 2015 : 17:45 - 20:00

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 25.00
    • Child : £ 17.00
    • Concession : £ 17.00
    • buy online

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01890 771443
  • 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 : 11:00 - 17:00
    • 07 Jun 2015 : 12:00 - 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
  • Scottish Country Dancing and Ceilidh

    Scottish Country Dancing and Ceilidh

    Dates:Sun 7 Jun Location:Culzean Castle & Country Park Details View all events at this location >

    Enjoy the exuberance of music and dance in a beautiful location.

    Weather permitting Music by Karyn McCulloch

    Dates & Times:

    • 07 Jun 2015 : 14:30 - 17:00

    Prices:

    • Ticket price is included in admission cost.

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01655 884400
  • Bon Accord Steam and Vintage Fair

    Bon Accord Steam and Vintage Fair

    Dates:Sat 20 Jun - Sun 21 Jun Location:Castle Fraser, Garden & Estate Details View all events at this location >

    Celebrating the 45th Anniversary of Scotland's largest steam event. An impressive line-up of 45 steam driven vehicles, Including a 1918 Garrett Showman’s Tractor “Sapphire”.

    FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT
    Steam Vehicle Rides
    Country Pursuits – Terrier Racing, Ferret Frolics, Birds of Prey
    The Puppet Gang
    Trampoline & Safari Soft Play Area
    Bouncy Castles
    The Rhynie Wifies
    Castle Fraser Star Shade, Craft & Trade Stands, Refreshments
    Bon Accord Brass Band (Saturday)
    Kintore Pipe Band (Sunday)

    Free Parking!

    Reduced entry to the 15th century Castle Fraser - not to be missed!

    Dates & Times:

    • 20 Jun 2015 - 21 June 2015 : 10:00 - 16:00

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 10.00
    • Child : £ 5.00
    • Family : £ 25.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01330 833463
  • Fathers' Day Vintage Afternoon Tea

    Fathers' Day Vintage Afternoon Tea

    Dates:Sun 21 Jun Location:Threave Garden and Estate Details View all events at this location >

    Enjoy a traditional afternoon tea on Fathers' Day

    Dates & Times:

    • 21 Jun 2015 : 14:00 - 16:30

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 14.95

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01556 502575
  • Celebrate Ayrshire

    Celebrate Ayrshire

    Dates:Sun 21 Jun Location:Culzean Castle & Country Park Details View all events at this location >

    Join us for a day of celebrating everything Ayrshire, from farming to food, arts to the environment and much more.

    In the Events Field adjacent to the Visitor Centre 1100-1600

    Dates & Times:

    • 21 Jun 2015 : 11:00 - 16:00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01655 884400
  • Mr Stink

    Mr Stink

    Dates:Sat 27 Jun Location:Crathes Castle, Garden & Estate Details View all events at this location >

    Watch the fabulous characters from the celebrated novel by David Walliams come to life in Heartbreak Productions’ adaptation of Mr Stink for the outdoor stage.

    We are offering a special on-line ticket price which will be in effect until 26th June. Paying-on-the-door ticket prices are: Adult : £ 15.00 Child : £ 10.00 Family : £ 35.00 Concession : £ 12.00 Door open 5pm Play starts 6.30 pm Running time approx. two hours

    Dates & Times:

    • 27 Jun 2015 - 27 June 2015 : 17:00 - 21:00

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 12.00
    • Child : £ 8.00
    • Family : £ 30.00
    • Concession : £ 10.00
    • buy online

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01330 844525
  • David Walliams’ Mr Stink

    David Walliams’ Mr Stink

    Dates:Sun 28 Jun Location:Brodie Castle Details View all events at this location >

    Heartbreak Production presents its adaptation of the highly popular David Walliams' book "Mr Stink".

    We are offering a special on-line ticket price which will be in effect until 27th June. Pay-on-the-day prices will be £15 per adult, £10 per child, £35 per family and £12 per concession.

    Dates & Times:

    • 28 Jun 2015 : 15:00 - 17:00

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 12.00
    • Child : £ 8.00
    • Family : £ 30.00
    • Concession : £ 10.00
    • buy online

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01309 641371
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