Squeak has a bubble on St Kilda

This ball of fluff is a recently hatched Leach’s Storm-petrel, one of the subjects of an innovative monitoring project on the remote Hebridean archipelago of St Kilda.

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Squeak has a bubble on St Kilda

The Footpath Fund

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Cultural Cruising

Unique itineraries, sophisticated entertainment, absorbing lectures and impeccable service all combine to make a truly memorable holiday. Discover our voyages for 2015 aboard the intimate and friendly Pearl II.

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Help us to transform lives

The National Trust for Scotland has joined forces with the Glasgow Association for Mental Health. Find out more about this inspirational conservation project at the iconic Ben Lomond which is helping to transform lives.

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Dig for a day: Silver Sunday

Do you ever dream of being an archaeologist? Now's your chance! If you are 65 or older, join us for the archaeological excavation of Crathes South Lawn as we search for answers to the past.

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Dig for a day: Silver Sunday
  • Newhailes:  A Secret Garden Revealed

    Newhailes: A Secret Garden Revealed

    Dates:Thu 18 Sep - Mon 22 Sep Location:Newhailes

    Join us for an archaeological dig at Newhailes, East Lothian. We will be having a big dig over 5 days in September at Newhailes from 18th to 22nd which is part of East Lothian Archaeology and Local History Fortnight, led by National Trust for Scotland archaeologist Dr Daniel Rhodes.

    Details View all events at this location >

    The House, Visitor Centre, Cafe, Shop and Enlightenment Exhibition will also be open on all of these five days.

    For more information – www.nts.org.uk/newhailes or 0844 493 2125

    Joining in the dig is completely free of charge.

    There is a small car parking charge of £2 for non-NTS members or why not join at the visitor centre for as little as £3.45/month. Normal admission charges to the House also apply for non-members.

    Dates & Times:

    • 18 Sep 2014 - 22 September 2014 : 09:30 - 16:30

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0844 4932125
  • Sealed Knot Re-enactment Event

    Sealed Knot Re-enactment Event

    Dates:Dates between : Sat 20 Sep - Sun 21 Sep Location:Falkland Palace & Garden Details View all events at this location >

    The Palace is under attack! Come and join us for a fun filled day in the 17th century.

    Dates & Times:

    • 20 Sep 2014 : 11:00 - 17:00
    • 21 Sep 2014 : 12:00 - 17:00

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 1.00
    • Child : £ 1.00
    • Concession : £ 1.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0844 4932186

    Booking:

    No booking necessary. Normal admission plus £1 ticket.
  • Macbeth the Remix

    Macbeth the Remix

    Dates:Dates between : Fri 26 Sep - Sun 28 Sep Location:Brodie Castle Details View all events at this location >

    Shakespeare’s ‘Scottish play’ performed as you have never seen it before. The Backdrop – the grandly turreted 16th Century Brodie Castle with its grounds situated in the shadow of ‘The infamous Witches Hillock’.

    Doors and market open at 7.00pm, with the show starting at 8.00pm.

    Suitable for all ages, but not recommended for the very young. The performance is one hour in duration so if you require a seat please bring a low back camping chair.

    This is an open-air event so please dress appropriately.

    Family ticket includes two adults and two children.

    Dates & Times:

    • 26 Sep 2014 : 19:00 - 21:00
    • 27 Sep 2014 : 19:00 - 21:00
    • 28 Sep 2014 : 19:00 - 21:00

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 12.00
    • Child : £ 8.00
    • Family : £ 35.00
    • Concession : £ 12.00
    • buy online

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0844 4932156
  • Solo Piano Recital

    Solo Piano Recital

    Dates:Fri 26 Sep Location:Leith Hall Garden & Estate Details View all events at this location >

    Join Alexander Chapman Campbell, one of the UK's most original and exciting composers for a teatime concert in the Music Room at Leith Hall.

    Dates & Times:

    • 26 Sep 2014 : 18:30 - 19:30

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 10.00
    • Child : £ 7.00
    • Concession : £ 7.00
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    Contact:

    For further information please call 0844 493 2175
  • The Garioch Fiddlers

    The Garioch Fiddlers

    Dates:Sun 28 Sep Location:Castle Fraser, Garden & Estate Details View all events at this location >

    Stroll through the Castle to the distinctive sound of The Garioch Fiddlers playing a range of traditional Scottish tunes – Strathspeys,reels, marches, jigs & waltzes.

    Castle open Noon – last entry at 4.15pm

    Dates & Times:

    • 28 Sep 2014 : 14:00 - 16:00

    Prices:

    • Ticket price is included in admission cost.

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0844 4932164
  • Apples and Cornkisters

    Apples and Cornkisters

    Dates:Sun 28 Sep Location:Pitmedden Garden Details View all events at this location >

    Join us with your family to celebrate another harvest in the Garden! Our famous apples and pears will be on sale along with other produce and there'll be music and childrens entertainment form 1:30-4:30pm.

    Dates & Times:

    • 28 Sep 2014 : 11:00 - 17:00

    Prices:

    • Ticket price is included in admission cost.

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0844 4932177

    Booking:

    Usual admission prices apply, no booking needed.
  • Dig for a Day!

    Dig for a Day!

    Dates:Dates between : Sat 11 Oct - Sat 25 Oct Location:Crathes Castle, Garden & Estate Details View all events at this location >

    Do you ever dream of being an archaeologist? Now is your chance! Why not join our professional team excavating the South Lawn at Crathes Castle?

    Minimum commitment 1 day. No previous experience necessary. Minimum age 10 years. Under 16s must each be accompanied by an adult at all times.

    If you have a disability, please let us know in advance so we can discuss arrangements with you.

    We can be flexible with timings to accommodate participants’ requirements, such as picking children up from school.

    Booking is essential, please phone 0844 493 2166 to book your place.

    Dates & Times:

    • 11 Oct 2014 : 09:00 - 16:00
    • 12 Oct 2014 : 09:00 - 16:00
    • 13 Oct 2014 : 09:00 - 16:00
    • 14 Oct 2014 : 09:00 - 16:00
    • 16 Oct 2014 : 09:00 - 16:00
    • 17 Oct 2014 : 09:00 - 16:00
    • 18 Oct 2014 : 09:00 - 16:00
    • 19 Oct 2014 : 09:00 - 16:00
    • 20 Oct 2014 : 09:00 - 16:00
    • 21 Oct 2014 : 09:00 - 16:00
    • 23 Oct 2014 : 09:00 - 16:00
    • 24 Oct 2014 : 09:00 - 16:00
    • 25 Oct 2014 : 09:00 - 16:00

    Contact:

    To book your place please call 0844 493 2166
  • Battle of Killiecrankie

    Battle of Killiecrankie

    Dates:Wed 15 Oct Location:Killiecrankie Details View all events at this location >

    Get to grips with the gory details of this gruesome battle.

    Dates & Times:

    • 15 Oct 2014 : 14:00 - 16:00

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 4.00
    • Child : £ 2.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0844 4932194

    Booking:

    No booking required
  • Winter Wildfowl Wander

    Winter Wildfowl Wander

    Dates:Sun 16 Nov Location:Haddo House Details View all events at this location >

    Discover the diversity of birds at Haddo this winter.

    A great walk for beginners/children learning their birds, or for more experienced birdwatchers.

    For more information and to book email haddo@visithaddo.com or call 01651 851041

    Price £5, under 14s free

    This event is organised through the Haddo House & Country Park Partnership.

    Dates & Times:

    • 16 Nov 2014 : 14:00 - 16:00

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 5.00

    Contact:

    For more information and to book email haddo@visithaddo.com or call 01651 851041
  • The Big Shoogle @ Cottiers

    The Big Shoogle @ Cottiers

    Dates:Wed 19 Nov Location:Ben Lomond Details View all events at this location >

    Ceilidh for Ben Lomond - Celebrating 30 years of the National Trust for Scotland caring for Ben Lomond on behalf of the nation - help us raise funds to continue looking after this incredible landscape by getting your dancing shoes on and ceilidhing for conservation!

    Cottiers bar and Restaurant:www.cottiers.com

    The Big Shoogle: www.thebigshoogle.com

    Dates & Times:

    • 19 Nov 2014 : 19:30 - 23:50

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 20.00
    • Child : £ 10.00
    • buy online

    Contact:

    For more information email community@nts.org.uk
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