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Trust formally acquires Alloa Tower

We're delighted that Alloa Tower has now been formally taken into the Trust’s ownership and care. Previously, the Trust has managed the property in partnership with the Clackmannanshire Heritage Trust since 1996, with financial support from Clackmannanshire Council.

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Trust formally acquires Alloa Tower

The Chelsea Fringe, 30-31 May

Join us for a weekend celebrating all things horticultural and artistic at the very first Chelsea Fringe event in Scotland. With arts & crafts, planting sessions and storytelling there’s something for the whole family.

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The Chelsea Fringe, 30-31 May

Become a Trust Digital Ranger

Join in the fun at five of our properties around Scotland. Find virtual animals with our Digital Ranger apps and earn your spotter badges.

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Become a Trust Digital Ranger

Get out and about in the Great Outdoors

Enjoy the spectacular scenery and amazing nature at our properties across Scotland. We have a range of fantastic walks suitable for every level of walker, from weekend ramblers to experienced hikers.

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Get out and about in the Great Outdoors
  • 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:

    • 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
  • 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:

    • 21 May 2015 : 09:30 - 16:30

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01309 611396
  • Black Grouse Dawnwatch

    Black Grouse Dawnwatch

    Dates:Dates between : Sat 25 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:

    • 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
  • Jacobite Re-enactment

    Jacobite Re-enactment

    Dates:Sat 2 May - Sun 3 May Location:Crathes Castle, Garden & Estate Details View all events at this location >

    See the ’45’ come to life in front of your very eyes.

    Prices: Event included in normal admission price, free to NTS members.

    Dates & Times:

    • 02 May 2015 - 03 May 2015 : 10:30 - 16:30

    Prices:

    • Ticket price is included in admission cost.

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01330 844525
  • Medieval May Day

    Medieval May Day

    Dates:Sun 3 May Location:Drum Castle, Garden & Estate Details View all events at this location >

    Our May Day celebrations are back! Join us to welcome in Spring, this year with a medieval twist...

    Dates & Times:

    • 03 May 2015 : 11:00 - 16:00

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 4.00
    • Child : £ 2.00
    • buy online

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01330 700334
  • Open Day and Head Gardener's Walk

    Open Day and Head Gardener's Walk

    Dates:Sun 3 May Location:Branklyn Garden Details View all events at this location >

    On 3 May come to Branklyn and see the Rhododendrons and bulbs in their full glory whilst supporting Scotland's Gardens Scheme!

    Join the Head Gardener for a walk around the gardens to see some of the garden gems at 14.00. Weather permitting homemade scones with coffee and teas will be served on the patio.

    Dates & Times:

    • 03 May 2015 : 10:00 - 17:00

    Prices:

    • Ticket price is included in admission cost.

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01738 625535
  • 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
  • Nature Nippers: Bees

    Nature Nippers: Bees

    Dates:Thu 7 May Location:David Livingstone Centre Details View all events at this location >

    Nature Nippers is a hour of fun games and activities with a different theme each session. These free events are for under 5's who must be accompanied by an adult.

    Dates & Times:

    • 07 May 2015 : 11:00 - 12:00

    Contact:

    Further information please call Amy on 07860 925402

    Booking:

    Call Amy on 07860 925402 to book
  • Pond Dipping

    Pond Dipping

    Dates:Sat 9 May Location:Culzean Castle & Country Park Details View all events at this location >

    Join the rangers for an exciting afternoons pond dip.

    Booking essential, wear wellies. Meet at Visitor Centre

    Dates & Times:

    • 09 May 2015 : 14:00 - 15:30

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01655 884400

    Booking:

    Places limited - booking essential. To book call 01655 884400
  • 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
  • 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
  • Sun Burns! – Summer Fun Day

    Sun Burns! – Summer Fun Day

    Dates:Dates between : Sun 12 Jul - Sun 16 Aug Location:Robert Burns Birthplace Museum Details View all events at this location >

    Join us for a day of family fun featuring a bouncy castle, kids’ activities, live music and a barbecue.

    Dates & Times:

    • 12 Jul 2015 : 12:00 - 16:00
    • 26 Jul 2015 : 12:00 - 16:00
    • 02 Aug 2015 : 12:00 - 16:00
    • 16 Aug 2015 : 12:00 - 16:00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01292 443700
  • 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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