Celebrate Scotland's Bard

Hurl a Haggis or dance the night away at a Ceilidh; we have a whole range of exciting events lined up for the Burns Birthday Bash weekend.

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Celebrate Scotland's Bard

BBC Winterwatch returns to Mar Lodge Estate

Tune in to BBC2 between 19-22 January to see presenters Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan and Martin Hughes-Games explore how golden eagles, otters, red squirrels and other iconic animals adapt to survive the harsh winter conditions.

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BBC Winterwatch returns to Mar Lodge Estate

Burns Night video guides

Ahead of 25 January we’ve created a series of How To videos to help you brush up on poetry, whisky and Burns night etiquette.

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Burns Night video guides

Urgent Appeal

In August 2014, Mar Lodge Estate experienced flooding on a scale not seen for over 50 years, causing incredible devastation to this stunning Highland landscape.

We need your help to repair it.

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Urgent Appeal

Book your 2015 Holiday

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

See the special places where you can take a break in 2015.

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  • Garden Walk - Winter Pruning

    Garden Walk - Winter Pruning

    Dates:Dates between : Sat 10 Jan - Sat 10 Oct Location:Greenbank Garden

    Join the team for the regular garden walk to see what is doing well in the garden now and get advice on what you should be doing in your own garden.

    Details View all events at this location >

    Dates & Times:

    • 10 Oct 2015 : 14:30 - 16:00

    Prices:

    • Ticket price is included in admission cost.

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0844 4932201
  • Burns Big Birthday Bash

    Burns Big Birthday Bash

    Dates:Sat 24 Jan - Sun 25 Jan Location:Robert Burns Birthplace Museum Details View all events at this location >

    The biggest birthday party in Scotland takes place right here at Burns Cottage – the birthplace of our bard. There will be fun and frolics for everyone!

    Free admission to Burns Cottage and wider RBBM site. Normal Admission Fee applicable for visitors to the Museum Main Exhibition.

    Dates & Times:

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    Contact:

    01292 443700
  • Alloway Sessions 2015 - celebrate Alloway 1759

    Alloway Sessions 2015 - celebrate Alloway 1759

    Dates:Dates between : Sat 24 Jan - Sun 25 Jan Location:Robert Burns Birthplace Museum Details View all events at this location >

    Two afternoon's of the best of Scottish and Burns tunes – harps, whistles and fiddles to name a few of the instruments ready to entertain you.

    *Gregg Fiddle -Around 1779 the adolescent Robert Burns began attending dancing lessons in Tarbolton. Burns wrote that he hoped dancing would ‘give my manners a brush.’

    More likely, he realised dancing lessons were an excellent form of rebellion, as his father frowned upon such sinful behaviour.

    Burns’s dance teacher William Gregg played this fiddle while Robert learned the steps.

    Dates & Times:

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    Contact:

    0844 493 2601
  • Alloway 1759 World Haggis Hurling Championship 2015 - sponsored by Pollok Williamson

    Alloway 1759 World Haggis Hurling Championship 2015 - sponsored by Pollok Williamson

    Dates:Sun 25 Jan Location:Robert Burns Birthplace Museum Details View all events at this location >

    Could you beat last year’s record or even the World record of 217ft. Kindly sponsored by Pollok Williamson – the home of Haggis Ayr.

    Wear suitable outdoor clothing and footwear.

    Dates & Times:

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    Contact:

    0844 493 2601
  • Nature Nippers

    Nature Nippers

    Dates:Dates between : Fri 6 Feb - Fri 4 Dec Location:Glencoe & Dalness Details View all events at this location >

    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.

    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:

    • 06 Feb 2015 : 10:30 - 11:30
    • 06 Mar 2015 : 10:30 - 11:30
    • 10 Apr 2015 : 10:30 - 11:30
    • 01 May 2015 : 10:30 - 11:30
    • 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 0844 4932222
  • Mountain Film Night

    Mountain Film Night

    Dates:Sat 14 Feb Location:Mar Lodge Estate Details View all events at this location >

    Mountain Film night at Mar Lodge Estate featuring three, short films with a mountain theme. Sponsored by Braemar Mountain Sports and Glenshee Ski and Snowboard

    Films will be shown in the Craggan Room in Mar Lodge. Refreshments including licensed bar available.

    Dates & Times:

    • 14 Feb 2015 : 19:30 - 22:00

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 4.00
    • Child : £ 2.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 013397 20164

    Booking:

    Tickets available from the Mar Lodge Rangers office or the Braemar Mountain Sports shop in Braemar village
  • Garden Walk - Early Bulbs

    Garden Walk - Early Bulbs

    Dates:Sat 14 Feb Location:Greenbank Garden Details View all events at this location >

    Join the team for the regular garden walk to see what is performing well in the garden now and learn more about the early flowering bulbs.

    Dates & Times:

    • 14 Feb 2015 : 14:30 - 16:00

    Prices:

    • Ticket price is included in admission cost.

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0844 4932201
  • Winter Pruning Workshop

    Winter Pruning Workshop

    Dates:Sat 21 Feb Location:Crathes Castle, Garden & Estate Details View all events at this location >

    A day workshop on the practicalities of tending your garden and getting the most from your woody plants

    The day includes a soup and sandwich lunch. This day is part of the Scotland's Gardens Scheme and all proceeds will be distributed to charities accordingly

    Dates & Times:

    • 21 Feb 2015 : 10:00 - 15:30

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 50.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0844 4932166

    Booking:

    Prior booking essential as places are limited to a maximum of 15 participants
  • Snowdrop and Winter Walk

    Snowdrop and Winter Walk

    Dates:Dates between : Sat 21 Feb - Sun 22 Feb Location:House of the Binns Details View all events at this location >

    Come along and learn all about House of the Binns Snowdrops and the other winter species that can be found on the estate.

    Booking Essential

    Dates & Times:

    • 21 Feb 2015 : 14:00 - 15:15
    • 22 Feb 2015 : 14:00 - 15:15

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 5.00
    • Child : £ 3.00
    • buy online

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0844 4932124 or email lothianranger@nts.org.uk

    Booking:

    Booking essential online
  • Wedding Open Day

    Wedding Open Day

    Dates:Sun 22 Feb Location:Castle Fraser, Garden & Estate Details View all events at this location >

    Castle Fraser opens its doors to showcase the stunning rooms it has to offer for wedding ceremonies and receptions. Our suppliers will also be available to discuss those all important extra touches for your wedding day.

    Dates & Times:

    • 22 Feb 2015 : 12:00 - 16:00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0844 4932164

    Booking:

    No booking required - entry free of charge
  • A Taste for Poetry

    A Taste for Poetry

    Dates:Tue 3 Mar Location:Hill of Tarvit Mansion and Kingarrock Hickory Golf Details View all events at this location >

    An all-day workshop as part of StAnza 2015 - Scotland's International Poetry Festival

    Tea and coffee will be available twice during the day and participants are asked to bring along their own snack lunch. If transport is required from The Byre Theatre to Hill of Tarvit Mansion, please contact info@stanzapoetry.org after you have purchased your ticket for the workshop.

    Dates & Times:

    • 03 Mar 2015 : 10:30 - 16:00

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 24.00
    • Concession : £ 18.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0844 493 2185

    Booking:

    Tickets are available from www.stanzapoetry.org
  • Garden Walk - Marginal pond plants

    Garden Walk - Marginal pond plants

    Dates:Sat 14 Mar Location:Greenbank Garden Details View all events at this location >

    Join the team for the regular garden walk and this month get some advice on marginal pond plants.

    Dates & Times:

    • 14 Mar 2015 : 14:30 - 16:00

    Prices:

    • Ticket price is included in admission cost.

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0844 4932201
  • Landscape Photographic Workshop

    Landscape Photographic Workshop

    Dates:Sun 15 Mar Location:Newhailes Details View all events at this location >

    Join Lothian Rangers and the Trust in-house photographer as they lead a Landscape Photographic Workshop.

    Please call 0844 493 2124 for more details

    Online Booking Essential
    Tea and Coffee Lunch provided.

    Dates & Times:

    • 15 Mar 2015 : 10:00 - 16:00

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 70.00
    • buy online

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0844 4932124 or email lothianranger@nts.org.uk

    Booking:

    Booking essential
  • 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 and (hopefully!) 2015.

    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 : £ 25.00
    • Child : £ 25.00

    Contact:

    For further information and to book please call the Ranger service on 013397 20164

    Booking:

    Places limited, booking essential
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