Join our Cadbury Easter Egg Trails

Turn eggsplorer with the Trust this Easter weekend, 6-9 April. Follow the trail, collect the clues, solve the puzzle and win a Cadbury treat!

There are trails at 50 places, how many will you visit?

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Join us for the Year of Food and Drink

To celebrate the Year of Food and Drink, our Catering Team have started a blog to keep you up-to-date with all the delicious produce that can be found at the kitchens, cafes and restaurants at our properties around Scotland.

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Doors Open!

Our properties are 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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Doors Open!

Pick up a winner!

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.

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Storm Damage Appeal
  • 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:

    • 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
  • 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.
  • Easter Duck Races

    Easter Duck Races

    Dates:Sun 5 Apr Location:Barry Mill Details View all events at this location >

    Join us for lots of family fun this Easter at Barry Mill! Choose your lucky duck and watch as it races others down Barry Burn – will yours win?!

    Why not make a day of it by bringing a picnic and taking the chance to look around this amazing mill! £2 per duck.

    Dates & Times:

    • 05 Apr 2015 : 12:00 - 17:00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0844 4932140

    Booking:

    £2 per duck
  • Ranger Guided Children's Walk: It's a Frog's Life

    Ranger Guided Children's Walk: It's a Frog's Life

    Dates:Tue 7 Apr Location:Crathes Castle, Garden & Estate Details View all events at this location >

    Join us for a day of frog games and crafts, if we're lucky there may even be a glimpse of tadpoles.

    Dates & Times:

    • 07 Apr 2015 : 10:30 - 12:00

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 1.00
    • Child : £ 5.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01330 844810

    Booking:

    Booking essential 01330 844810
  • Spring Break

    Spring Break

    Dates:Dates between : Tue 7 Apr - Thu 16 Apr Location:Pollok House Details View all events at this location >

    Join us at Pollok House for a variety of fantastic children’s events this spring break.

    11am-1pm on days stated. Price £4 per child per workshop. All three in a week for £10 or all six workshops for £20. If you wish to take the above deal please phone 0141 616 6410 and pay by card Payment on booking You can book single day(s) on-line.

    Dates & Times:

    • 07 Apr 2015 : 11:00 - 13:00
    • 08 Apr 2015 : 11:00 - 13:00
    • 09 Apr 2015 : 11:00 - 13:00
    • 14 Apr 2015 : 11:00 - 13:00
    • 15 Apr 2015 : 11:00 - 13:00
    • 16 Apr 2015 : 11:00 - 13:00

    Prices:

    • Child : £ 4.00
    • buy online

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0141 616 6410

    Booking:

    Please pre-book as places are limited. Payment must be made on booking.
  • 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
  • Muddy Puddle Club - Spring Cleaning

    Muddy Puddle Club - Spring Cleaning

    Dates:Dates between : Thu 9 Apr - Thu 16 Apr Location:Drum Castle, Garden & Estate Details View all events at this location >

    The Muddy Puddle Club is back by popular demand for the 2015 season, so get on your welly boots and come to Drum Castle to help our Head Gardener usher in the Spring with activity based family sessions focusing on wildlife, nature and all things fun in the great outdoors.

    Suitable for children of 5 years or older. All children must be accompanied by an adult throughout the session.

    Dates & Times:

    • 09 Apr 2015 : 11:00 - 12:30
    • 16 Apr 2015 : 11:00 - 12:30

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 1.00
    • Child : £ 5.00
    • buy online

    Contact:

    For more information please call 01330 700335 or email drum@nts.org.uk

    Booking:

    Pre booking online essential.
  • Scotland's Gardens Scheme - Daffodil Sale and Guided Walks

    Scotland's Gardens Scheme - Daffodil Sale and Guided Walks

    Dates:Sat 11 Apr - Sun 12 Apr Location:Brodie Castle Details View all events at this location >

    On 11 and 12 April Brodie Castle will open up in support of Scotland's Gardens Scheme and the charities it supports.

    The Garden tours will be £3 per person (including NTS members). All proceeds will go to Scotland's Gardens Scheme.

    Dates & Times:

    • 11 Apr 2015 - 12 April 2015 : 10:30 - 16:30

    Prices:

    • Ticket price is included in admission cost.

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01309 641371
  • Ranger Guided Children's Walk: Tracks & Signs

    Ranger Guided Children's Walk: Tracks & Signs

    Dates:Tue 14 Apr Location:Craigievar Castle Details View all events at this location >

    See if you can discover what animals live here at Craigievar by following their tracks and looking for signs. Then, help the Rangers set up remote cameras to see who visits the woods at night when we have gone home.

    Any pictures we get will be emailed to you.

    Children's walks are aimed at 5-11 year olds.

    Dates & Times:

    • 14 Apr 2015 : 10:30 - 12:30

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 1.00
    • Child : £ 5.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01330 844810
  • Mossing About

    Mossing About

    Dates:Tue 14 Apr Location:Grey Mare's Tail Nature Reserve Details View all events at this location >

    First in a new series of 'Learn 5' events, with this one focussing on familiarising yourself with mosses. Low level easy walk, and no experience or equipment is required.

    Cost: free, but donations welcome Suitable for adults Bring: walking boots, suncream, warm waterproof clothing Meet: 1pm, Grey Mare's Tail car park (NT185145)

    Dates & Times:

    • 14 Apr 2015 : 13:00 - 16:00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 07713 786230, or email greymare'stail@nts.org.uk
  • Ranger Guided Children's Walk: Pond Dipping

    Ranger Guided Children's Walk: Pond Dipping

    Dates:Wed 15 Apr Location:Castle Fraser, Garden & Estate Details View all events at this location >

    Join us for some pone dipping and find out more about the amazing world of water creatures in this special pond. Wellies recommended.

    Children's walks are aimed at 5-11 year olds

    Dates & Times:

    • 15 Apr 2015 : 10:30 - 12:30
    • 15 Apr 2015 : 13:30 - 15:30

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 1.00
    • Child : £ 5.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01330844810

    Booking:

    Booking essential 01330 844810
  • 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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