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    Brodick burning circle event

    Burning the Circle 2014: Bronze, fire & boats at Brodick Country Park
    For a few days this month, the Bronze Age roundhouse at the Isle of Arran’s Brodick Country Park will come alive with the sounds, smells and tastes of the island’s rich prehistoric past.
    Help Newhailes discover its secret garden
    Conservation charity, the National Trust for Scotland is inviting amateur archaeologists to come along and get their hands dirty as it seeks to uncover the hidden secrets of the Newhailes estate, from Thursday 18 September to Monday 22 September.
    Trust asks: Is there a place for heritage?
    Conservation charity the National trust for Scotland has launched a debate with its 320,000 members about its future.
    Leach’s Storm-petrel
    Squeak has a bubble during St Kilda weigh-in
    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.
    Giving tree
    Generous Inverewe donors get gold leaves
    A stunning ‘Giving’ Tree’ which recognises the contribution of generous donors has been installed at the National Trust for Scotland’s Inverewe Garden in Wester Ross.
    Bugs, bats and boots at the Binns
    A trio of outdoor events take place at the National Trust for Scotland’s House of the Binns near Linlithgow over the next few weeks.
    Garden graduates
    New gardeners’ skills thrive at Threave
    The National Trust for Scotland’s School of Heritage Gardening celebrated another successful season on Friday 15 August, as its latest crop of newly-qualified gardeners graduate from Threave Gardens, Pitmedden Gardens, Crathes Castle Gardens, Kellie Castle and Branklyn Garden.
    Seabirds soar at Trust colonies
    Some species of seabirds have had their most successful breeding seasons for a decade, reports the National Trust for Scotland.
    Derry Footbridge has collapsed after sever flooding at Mar Lodge Estate
    Mar Lodge Estate counts the cost of flood damage
    Serious flooding has caused damage on an unprecedented scale to areas around Aberdeenshire and Royal Deesside in what is being described as a 1 in 200 year event.
    Detail from Brini painting
    See Falkland’s painting conservation progress
    The project to conserve an important 16th Century Italian painting at the National Trust for Scotland’s Falkland Palace in Fife is proceeding apace.
    Leave no trace - abide by the Scottish Outdoor Access Code
    This summer has seen an increase in reported cases of littering by irresponsible campers at countryside locations across Scotland.
    Make it Wednesday at Holmwood House
    Join the team at the National Trust for Scotland’s Holmwood House every month for crafts and refreshments on the south side of Glasgow.
    Piano at Castle Fraser
    Trust pianos set to perform for first time in decades
    Beautiful and unusual pianos and organs at National Trust for Scotland properties across Moray and the North east are set to chime after decades of silence, thanks to a project by music expert Dr Roger Williams.