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    Volunteers ready to dig at Bannockburn

    Join the continuing Quest for Bannockburn
    Help the team at the National Trust for Scotland’s Battle of Bannockburn experience as they continue their search for archaeological evidence from the 701 year old battle on Sunday 12 July.
    Joy of the Jungle Book at Crathes Castle
    The adventures of man-cub Mowgli and his cast of animal pals, bubbly Baloo, mysterious Bagheera and sinister Shere Khan are brought to life at the National Trust for Scotland’s Crathes Castle, garden and estate near Banchory on Friday 10 July.
    Ben Lawers
    Summer fun at Ben Lawers Nature Reserve
    Outdoor enthusiasts and nature-loving families will be making the most of the Scottish summer as the National Trust for Scotland’s Ben Lawers Nature Reserve kicks off its July events programme.
    The Voice of Nature – contemporary installations at RBBM
    On Saturday 4 July, a new sculpture will be unveiled: “Chieftain” by the acclaimed sculptor, Jake Harvey. “Chieftain”, a granite haggis, is a commission generously funded by Museums and Galleries Scotland and will join the existing sculptures along the Poet’s Path such as Kenny Hunter’s 7ft tall “Monument to a Mouse”.
    The butler at the Georgian House
    What the butler saw at the Georgian House
    Visitors can get sneak peek into just what the butler saw at the National Trust for Scotland’s Georgian House with the opening of a brand new room below stairs.
    Hill House
    Getty Foundation’s award for Mackintosh’s masterpiece
    The Getty Foundation has allocated a grant of £95,000 towards the conservation of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s iconic Hill House in Helensburgh, Scotland.
    Martyn Ware on Brighton beach
    Unique mapping project to capture the sounds of our shores
    The public is being asked to record the sounds that shape and define our relationship with the coast around the UK in a three-month crowd sourced sound project – ‘sounds of our shores’ – being launched today by the National Trust, National Trust for Scotland and the British Library.
    Scott McMaster and Chris Rutterford with the mural
    Epic mural unveiled at Bannockburn
    The award winning Battle of Bannockburn visitor centre is entering the next spectacular phase in its development. Their latest addition is a massive new mural by Chris Rutterford which has taken more than a year to complete.
    Robin, volunteer at Kellie
    Help heritage at Kellie Castle
    The National Trust for Scotland’s Kellie Castle and Garden is currently expanding its 50 strong group of volunteers in a variety of roles.
    Psychic fayre
    Discover Age Old Mysteries at Gladstone’s Land
    The National Trust for Scotland’s Gladstone’s Land is opening one of its secret rooms to a world of mystery the supernatural and the extraordinary.
    Going Green at Castle Fraser
    Record response to go green at Castle Fraser
    An environmental education programme that encourages primary pupils from Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire to learn about their environment booked up in record time according to event organisers, the National Trust for Scotland.
    David Livingstone Centre secures National Lottery support
    It was confirmed today (Thursday 11 June 2015) that the David Livingstone Trust has been successful in gaining initial support for a grant of £3.5million from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to transform the David Livingstone Centre into a leading heritage attraction, celebrating the life of one of the most influential, but unsung, Scots. The award includes a grant of £334,000 to help develop the project to the next stage.
    Simon Skinner
    Simon Skinner appointed new Chief Executive
    We're delighted to announce the appointment of our new Chief Executive, Simon Skinner, who will take up his post on 8 June 2015.
    Policy Statement on Beaver Reintroductions to Scotland
    The National Trust for Scotland (NTS) is Scotland’s largest conservation charity, with over 320,000 members, and owning over 760 square kilometres of countryside, including many statutory protected nature sites.
    Colonel William Gordon
    Batoni off to Italy
    One of Fyvie Castle's most famed artworks, the imposing portrait of Colnel William Gordon, is hanging in Monza for the summer.