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With spring approaching, our properties are beginning to open for the new season. Step back in time at Georgian House, learn about the Jacobite uprising at Culloden, explore Falkland Palace or even prepare for battle at Bannockburn.

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The Bannockburn graphic novel, On Dangerous Ground, and Schiltron Collection were among the winners at the prestigious Association for Cultural Enterprises Best Product Awards 2015. See the award-winning range of Bannockburn products in the Trust online shop.

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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. Look out for the appeal pack on your doorstep

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Wedding Open Days

See our stunning venues dressed for a wedding, and start planning your dream day with our friendly, experienced teams and specially selected suppliers.

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Wedding Open Days

Scotland’s Stories

Discover our Scotland’s Stories series - twenty fascinating videos from around our properties, celebrating the heritage of Scotland and the people who conserve it.

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  • 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:

    • 21 Mar 2015 : 10:00 - 11:30
    • 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 0844 4932124 or email lothianranger@nts.org.uk

    Booking:

    Please email or call the lothain ranger for more details to join the club. one off annual fee per child of £20.00
  • Crabtree & Evelyn Exclusive Shopping Event

    Crabtree & Evelyn Exclusive Shopping Event

    Dates:Dates between : Wed 4 Mar - Wed 11 Mar Location:Georgian House Details View all events at this location >

    Treat yourself or someone special by joining the National Trust for Scotland at a fantastic shopping event!

    Dates & Times:

    • 11 Mar 2015 : 18:30 - 21:00

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 10.00
    • buy online

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0844 493 2696
  • The Spirits of Newhailes

    The Spirits of Newhailes

    Dates:Fri 13 Mar Location:Newhailes Details View all events at this location >

    Join us on this spooktacular, brand new Friday the 13th tour around Newhailes House!

    Each tour lasts 1 hour (approximately). Booking is essential with Mercat Tours on 0131 225 5445 or online at www.mercattours.com/online-booking.asp

    Dates & Times:

    • 13 Mar 2015 : 18:00 - 21:30

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 13.00
    • Child : £ 7.00
    • Family : £ 33.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0844 4932125
  • 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
  • Mother's Day Afternoon Tea

    Mother's Day Afternoon Tea

    Dates:Sun 15 Mar Location:Culzean Castle & Country Park Details View all events at this location >

    Mother's Day afternoon tea in the Eisenhower Hotel at Culzean Castle. Treat you mum this mother's day with afternoon tea, served in the Eisenhower Dining Room, on the top floor of the castle.

    Afternoon Tea £22.50pp Afternoon Tea with Prosecco £28pp

    Dates & Times:

    • 15 Mar 2015 : 14:00 - 17:00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01655 884455

    Booking:

    Booking required please call 01655 884455
  • Tin Pan Ali

    Tin Pan Ali

    Dates:Dates between : Thu 19 Mar - Sun 22 Mar Location:Haddo House Details View all events at this location >

    Haddo Children's Theatre present Tin Pan Ali- It’s the familiar story of Ali Baba, with a twist.

    Tickets available from the NTS Shop, Watson's of Inverurie or by calling 07786 243676 after 5pm

    Dates & Times:

    • 19 Mar 2015 : 19:00 - 21:00
    • 20 Mar 2015 : 19:00 - 21:00
    • 21 Mar 2015 : 14:30 - 16:30
    • 22 Mar 2015 : 14:30 - 16:30

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 10.00
    • Child : £ 5.00
    • Concession : £ 5.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01651 851440
  • Brodie Castle Wedding Open Day

    Brodie Castle Wedding Open Day

    Dates:Sun 22 Mar Location:Brodie Castle Details View all events at this location >

    Looking for a dream wedding venue? Then come along and experience the beauty of Brodie Castle as it opens its doors to showcase its magic.

    Companies who will be participating are: DM Catering; Highland Occasions by Design; Jo Robinson Sugarcraft; Big Bloomers Florist; Bygone Drives; Piper on Parade; Bay Tree Florists; Iain Bain Photographer; Hair.com; Inspirational Harping; Alternative Ceremony; Vintage China Delights; and, Studio 8 Photography.

    Dates & Times:

    • 22 Mar 2015 : 12:00 - 16:00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01309 641371
  • Brass at the Bard’s

    Brass at the Bard’s

    Dates:Sat 28 Mar Location:Robert Burns Birthplace Museum Details View all events at this location >

    Enjoy our annual junior brass band competition! Bands from across Ayrshire and Scotland will entertain you with their extraordinary musical talent.

    Tickets details on www.burnsmuseum.org.uk

    Dates & Times:

    • 28 Mar 2015 : 10:00 - 16:00

    Contact:

    burns@nts.org.uk
  • 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 8 Apr - 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:

    • 08 Apr 2015 : 14:00 - 16:00
    • 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 0844 4932222 or email glencoe_events@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.

    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 and to book please call the Ranger service on 013397 20164

    Booking:

    Places limited, booking essential
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