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    12/09/2016 - Behind the scenes at Bennett House

    A 17th century Culross building that is being refurbished by the National Trust for Scotland is offering special ‘hard hat’ tours for Doors Open Day on Sunday 18 September.

    07/09/2016 - Festival of theatre at Haddo House

    The curtain’s going up on drama, comedy and musicals at the National Trust for Scotland’s Haddo House as it hosts its first ever Festival of Theatre from Friday 16 to Sunday 18 September.

    29/07/2016 - Rare-old time at Hill of Tarvit party

    Join the garden party at the National Trust for Scotland’s Hill of Tarvit mansion near Cupar on Sunday 7 August, as Mrs Sharp invites families along for summer fun.

    28/07/2016 - Players, pollinators and parterres at Pitmedden Garden

    An exciting week is in prospect at the National Trust for Scotland’s Pitmedden Garden at the beginning of August.

    28/07/2016 - Jacqueline Riding brings Jacobite July to a close

    Jacqueline Riding, historian and author of an acclaimed new book on the Jacobite campaign which culminated at Culloden in 1746, will close the National Trust for Scotland’s summer literature festival at the historic site.

    26/07/2016 - Hamlet to thrill in open-air theatre at House of Dun

    The National Trust for Scotland’s House of Dun near Montrose welcomes The Festival Players Theatre Company who are proud to present Shakespeare’s popular and well-loved play, Hamlet, in celebration of the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death.

    21/07/2016 - Pollok House makes time travel possible with 1930s costume weekend

    On 23 July 2016, visitors to the National Trust for Scotland’s Pollok House will have the chance to admire 1930s costumes designed by the students.

    21/07/2016 - Theatrical delights at Threave Garden

    The beautiful National Trust for Scotland’s Threave Garden is the setting for two dramatic productions over the next few weeks.

    21/07/2016 - Hamlet to thrill in open-air theatre at Falkland Palace

    The National Trust for Scotland’s Falkland Palace welcomes The Festival Players Theatre Company who are proud to present Shakespeare’s popular and well-loved play, Hamlet, in celebration of the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death.

    18/07/2016 - Newhailes ready for Riding of the Marches

    The National Trust for Scotland’s Newhailes estate in Musselburgh will be hosting another animal-focused event on Saturday 23 July, with a Pony Show.

    12/07/2016 - Next writing event at Barry Mill celebrates heritage

    Families are being urged to get creative at the National Trust for Scotland’s Barry Mill near Carnoustie on 16 July at a special writing workshop that takes inspiration for the site's rich heritage.

    11/07/2016 - Maximilian Fane and Raucous Rossini at Hill of Tarvit Mansion

    Musical Director Maximilian Fane, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland is once again on the operatic road with a stop at the National Trust for Scotland’s Hill of Tarvit Mansion for two exclusive performances on Thursday 14 July.

    11/07/2016 - Hands-on den building at the Hermitage

    Experience natural heritage up close this with the National Trust for Scotland’s North Perthshire Rangers on 20 July.

    08/07/2016 - Tails set to wag at Newhailes

    Man’s best friend is in for lots of fun at its annual dog show to take place at the National Trust for Scotland’s Newhailes in Musselburgh on Sunday 17 July from 11am - 4pm.

    05/07/2016 - Herby heritage at Falkland Palace

    Later this month, head for the National Trust for Scotland’s Falkland Palace to learn more about how herbs were used throughout history.

    05/07/2016 - Ruddigore romps in to Drum

    One of Gilbert and Sullivan’s lesser-known operas, Ruddigore, romps in to the National Trust for Scotland’s Drum Castle on 14 July for a summer evening performance.

    30/06/2016 - Open-air theatre comes to Culzean

    Award winning theatre company Illyria return to Culzean in their 25th anniversary season to perform Shakespeare’s classic comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, on Saturday 23 July.

    29/06/2016 - Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of the Baskervilles comes to Culzean

    The spooky story of The Hound of the Baskervilles will be brought to life at the National Trust for Scotland's Culzean Castle and Country Park on 9 July.

    22/06/2016 - Volunteers growing success at House of Dun

    Two Angus charities are celebrating the eight anniversary of a successful partnership this during Volunteers’ Week 2016.

    22/06/2016 - Jacobite July at Culloden Battlefield

    Top authors Diana Gabaldon and Jacqueline Riding are amongst the big names visiting the National Trust for Scotland’s Culloden Battlefield and Visitor Centre this summer, as part of its summer literature festival.

    20/06/2016 - Trust celebrates anniversary of St Kilda’s World Heritage status

    The owners of St Kilda, conservation charity the National Trust for Scotland, are marking the 30th anniversary of its world heritage designation by a special commemoration and the launch of a new fundraising appeal.

    17/06/2016 - Hundreds of pupils get the green message at Castle Fraser

    Primary pupils from Aberdeen and across Aberdeenshire have had great fun exploring environmental issues at the National Trust for Scotland’s Castle Fraser this week during a two day environmental educational workshop.

    15/06/2016 - Newhailes ready for Ratburger

    The National Trust for Scotland’s Newhailes is hosting a fantastic production of David Walliams’ Ratburger on the lawn on Friday 24 June.

    15/06/2016 - Brodie ready for Ratburger

    The National Trust for Scotland’s Brodie Castle is hosting a fantastic production of David Walliams’ Ratburger on the lawn on Sunday 26 June.

    08/06/2016 - Go down to Geilston for a big surprise

    There’s lots of fun in store for younger visitors at the National Trust for Scotland’s Geilston Garden in Cardross this summer, as the team get ready to host their first ever Teddy Bears’ Picnic on Saturday 18 June.

    06/06/2016 - Castle Fraser’s set up for steam

    The National Trust for Scotland’s Castle Fraser in Aberdeenshire plays host to Scotland’s biggest steam fair on 18 and 19 June, organised by the Bon Accord Steam Engine Club Ltd.

    06/06/2016 - Bannockburn’s Big Dig is back

    One of the most popular public archaeology events in Scotland is back this June. Conservation charity the National Trust for Scotland is running its popular Bannockburn Big Dig event on Sunday 19 June, as the 702nd anniversary of the battle approaches.

    03/06/2016 - Trust cameras trap new leads for wildcat work

    Conservation charity the National Trust for Scotland is reporting that wildcat hybrids have been spotted on new camera traps at sites at either side of Scotland in the last few weeks, giving hope that there could be wildcats nearby.

    02/06/2016 - Experience Newhailes’ historic hospitality

    The delicate art of fan work and tips on how to hold a tea cup are just two of the essential Georgian life skills which will be imparted at a special event at the National Trust for Scotland’s Newhailes, Musselburgh in June.

    02/06/2016 - Culzean calls for Indiana Joneses

    Thirty-five years after everyone’s favourite archaeologist debuted on the screen, the National Trust for Scotland is inviting folk to unleash their inner Indiana Jones at a ‘big dig’ at Culzean Castle and Country Park on 11 and 12 June.

    01/06/2016 - Reds only at Drum Castle

    There was good news for the push to protect red squirrels in Scotland today, as the National Trust for Scotland announced that Drum Castle near Aberdeen has been confirmed a ‘red-only’ zone.

    31/05/2016 - Inverewe debuts Day of the Triffids additions

    The National Trust for Scotland’s spectacular Inverewe Garden in Poolewe has added a slightly sinister new feature for 2016 – a garden of carnivorous plants.

    31/05/2016 - Pipes and drums mark Fyvie’s pearl anniversary

    One of the North East’s finest castles is celebrating 30 years as a visitor attraction in June. Fyvie Castle, which came into the care of conservation charity, the National Trust for Scotland in 1984, was first opened to the public in 1986.

    30/05/2016 - Bannockburn hosts 1st Bark in the Park

    The National Trust for Scotland’s hosting Bannockburn’s first ever Bark in the Park event for four-legged visitors on Sunday 12 June.

    20/05/2016 - Can Drum dig it?

    The beautiful gardens at the National Trust for Scotland’s Drum Castle near Aberdeen are again taking part in the Chelsea Fringe, the off-beat gardening festival that has bloomed around the prestigious Chelsea Flower Festival.

    20/05/2016 - Bruntsfield Primary fly the flag at Bannockburn

    Primary five pupils from Edinburgh’s Bruntsfield Primary attending the award-winning Battle of Bannockburn experience in Stirling on Thursday 12 May had an additional learning experience - they were one of the few people to help raise a saltire flag on the 120 foot historic grade A listed maritime flagpole.

    18/05/2016 - Himalayan poppy parade at Branklyn Garden

    The National Trust for Scotland’s Branklyn Garden in Perth is hosting its annual Meconopsis Day on Sunday 29 May for fans of the beautiful blue Himalayan poppy.

    11/05/2016 - Herbal Workshop returns to Pitmedden

    Herb lovers can expect a day of learning, tasting and savouring as the National Trust for Scotland’s Pitmedden Garden hosts a herbal workshop on 21 May.

    11/05/2016 - Crathes, Culloden and Inverewe Garden win Prestigious Award

    Clients of CIE Tours International have voted Culloden, Inverewe and Crathes amongst the UK’s top attractions.

    10/05/2016 - A cycling tour you can Trust

    Cycling enthusiasts this month can enjoy a guided cycling tour that will take them from Loch Ness to Skye as part of the National Trust for Scotland’s events programme.

    09/05/2016 - Challenge lodged against SSE pylon plans

    As Scotland's leading conservation charity we're concerned about unacceptable proposals to construct a run of 50 metre high electricity pylons close to some of the nation’s most important heritage.

    02/05/2016 - Dragonfly creates buzz at Crathes Castle

    A stunning new sculpture has been unveiled at the National Trust for Scotland’s Crathes Castle near Banchory, by the generous donors who made the commission possible.

    02/05/2016 - Burns takes Great Scot title

    Robert Burns has been voted the public’s ‘Great Scot’ securing more than twice the votes of his nearest rival, conservation charity the National Trust for Scotland has revealed.

    29/04/2016 - Murder and magnolias at Kellie Castle

    The National Trust for Scotland’s events programme is springing into action at Kellie Castle this May, with two very different events on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 May.

    29/04/2016 - Grow your own with Threave’s expert guidance

    Budding vegetable growers can get some top tips for making the 2016 season their most productive yet from the expert gardeners at the National Trust for Scotland’s Threave Garden near Castle Douglas on Sunday 8 May.

    26/04/2016 - Spring into the outdoors with Lochalsh Wildlife Watch Club

    Come to Coral Beach for the opening of the National Trust for Scotland’s Lochalsh Wildlife Watch Club 2016 season on Monday 2 May at 10.30am.

    26/04/2016 - It’s game on for Game of Thrones at Gladstone’s Land

    The National Trust for Scotland’s suitably historic Gladstone’s Land in Edinburgh’s Royal Mile is the venue for a one-off presentation based on the smash-hit Game of Thrones TV series, which began its new run earlier in the week.

    26/04/2016 - May Day at Drum

    Preparations are underway for another May Day celebration at the National Trust for Scotland’s Drum Castle near Aberdeen.

    26/04/2016 - Conservation work underway at Glenfinnan

    Vital conservation work has started at the National Trust for Scotland’s Glenfinnan Monument on the shore of Loch Shiel.

    22/04/2016 - Trail-building the Trust way

    Two of the Trust’s top trail-building experts are spending the weekend with volunteers repairing tracks used by mountain bikers at Torridon and Ben Lomond.

    22/04/2016 - USA Gala raises funds for Scotland

    For the ninth consecutive year, The National Trust for Scotland Foundation USA gathered for A Celebration of Scotland’s Treasures at the Metropolitan Club in New York City.

    18/04/2016 - St Kilda celebrates first World Heritage Day with new protections in place

    The seas around St Kilda, the National Trust for Scotland’s World Heritage Site have extra protection in place this World Heritage Day (18 April), after tough new safeguards came into force earlier this year.

    15/04/2016 - Brodie springs into action with April events

    The National Trust for Scotland’s Brodie Castle near Forres is gearing up for visitors this Spring, with events including classical music, historic daffodils and classic cars.

    15/04/2016 - International exposure for Inverewe Garden

    The National Trust for Scotland’s Inverewe Garden is featuring on French TV later this week.

    14/04/2016 - Culloden Battlefield given landscape laser-scanning treatment

    Archaeologists from the National Trust for Scotland are using cutting-edge, laser scanning, technology to provide a detailed model of the battlefield of Culloden, 270 years on from the event.

    11/04/2016 - Historical hustings for Great Scots

    There’s more than one set of candidates battling it out for victory in the Scottish polls in the coming weeks - five historical heroes are in the running for the title ‘Great Scot’ in a survey by the National Trust for Scotland.

    11/04/2016 - Spring ahead with Greenbank Garden’s Daffodil Day

    Gardeners have a golden opportunity to purchase first-class spring and summer bulbs on Sunday 17 April at the National Trust for Scotland’s Greenbank Garden, Clarkston.

    08/04/2016 - Pupils part in printing exhibition

    Primary Six pupils from St Ronan’s Primary School have played a pivotal part in a new exhibition marking the 150th anniversary of the National Trust for Scotland's Robert Smail’s Printing Works.

    05/04/2016 - Our Manifesto for the Scottish Parliament Elections 2016

    We're calling on candidates standing for election to the Scottish Parliament in May 2016 to consider heritage as a means of improving wellbeing.

    05/04/2016 - A home from home – with added castle

    Conservation charity, the National Trust for Scotland has opened up a historic holiday home for the first time in 25 years.

    05/04/2016 - 270th anniversary of the Battle of Culloden

    On April 15 and 16, the National Trust for Scotland's Culloden Battlefield and visitor centre will be hosting the 270th Anniversary of the Battle of Culloden.

    04/04/2016 - Henry’s holiday llama-rama at Culzean

    Conservation charity the National Trust for Scotland is inviting you to meet Henry, its newest member of staff at Culzean Castle and Country Park near Maybole in Ayrshire.

    23/03/2016 - Trust responds to Scottish Government update on beavers

    In response to the Scottish Government’s update on beavers today (23 March), conservation charity the National Trust for Scotland has urged that full decision on the species’ future in Scotland is made as soon as possible.

    22/03/2016 - Birding on the Battlefield

    The National Trust for Scotland and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds have teamed up for a drop-in Bird and nature watch at Culloden Battlefield on Easter Monday (28 March).

    09/03/2016 - Poll opens on Great Scot

    Scotland’s most famous poet, a Jacobite heroine, a pioneering outdoorsman, a cutting-edge architect and a tragic Queen are all up for the title of ‘Great Scot’ through an online poll being carried out by the National Trust for Scotland.

    04/03/2016 - Kellie Castle’s got the springtime blues

    Following in the tradition of Thomas Erskine, the 6th Earl of Kellie, the National Trust for Scotland’s Kellie Castle near Pittenweem will host an evening of music on Friday 18 March at 7pm.

    03/03/2016 - Digital modelling of human skull from Culloden

    As the 270th anniversary of the fateful Battle of Culloden approaches, archaeologists from conservation charity the National Trust for Scotland have joined with The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh to apply the latest technology to one of its unfortunate victims.

    02/03/2016 - Culloden focuses on female Jacobite stories over Mother’s Day weekend

    Women’s stories and skills during the Jacobite uprising are the focus of events at the National Trust for Scotland’s Culloden Battlefield and Visitor Centre on Saturday 5 March.

    02/03/2016 - Year of events to mark #Smails150

    National Trust for Scotland property, Robert Smail’s Printing Works, the last remaining Victorian letterpress printers in the UK, is marking its 150th anniversary with a year-long programme of events.

    02/03/2016 - National recognition for National Trust for Scotland gardener

    Nick Hoskins, who retired last February from his position as Head Gardener at the National Trust for Scotland’s Broughton House and Garden in Kirkcudbright, has been awarded a Certificate of Merit by the Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society.

    24/02/2016 - Glasgow School of Art show starts at Pollok House

    A challenging exhibition of contemporary artworks created by students from Glasgow School of Art opens at the National Trust for Scotland’s Pollok House on Thursday 25 February.

    24/02/2016 - Allan helicopters in to manage Trust finances

    Scotland’s largest conservation charity, the National Trust for Scotland has appointed a new Chief Financial Officer and Director of Corporate Services.

    23/02/2016 - From tower to Trust’s turrets

    Conservation charity the National Trust for Scotland has appointed a new General Manager to oversee Aberdeenshire’s most outstanding heritage.

    19/02/2016 - Haddo hosts birthday bash for man in black

    The National Trust for Scotland’s Haddo House is the venue for a concert marking what would have been Johnny Cash’s 84th birthday on 26 February.

    19/02/2016 - Hunt for Easter fun is on with National Trust for Scotland and Cadbury

    Dozens and dozens of Easter hunts take place at the National Trust for Scotland’s historic houses, glorious gardens and cracking countryside over the Easter weekend.

    18/02/2016 - People’s Postcode Lottery players help Scotland’s heritage

    Heritage projects all over Scotland got a boost today, thanks to the support of players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

    18/02/2016 - Art everywhere as Drum Castle readies for visitors

    It’s all about art at the National Trust for Scotland’s Drum Castle near Aberdeen this week, as the team prepares for the new visitor season.

    12/02/2016 - See snowdrops at Newhailes

    See the first sign of Spring at the National Trust for Scotland’s Newhailes, Musselburgh on Sunday 21 February.

    12/02/2016 - See snowdrops at the House of the Binns

    See the first sign of Spring at the House of the Binns near Linlithgow on Saturday 20 February at 1pm.

    11/02/2016 - Ready for battle with rubbish swords and tatty targes

    The National Trust for Scotland’s Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre have been having a clear out and uncovered all sorts of stuff to upcycle into rubbish swords and tatty targes on Monday 15 and Tuesday 16 February.

    11/02/2016 - Conservation charity calls for meeting to solve flooding problems

    The National Trust for Scotland, the country’s largest conservation charity, has contacted the Perth and Kinross Council to seek a meeting about long-standing flooding problems affecting Cottown on the Carse of Gowrie, near St Madoes.

    10/02/2016 - Surge in seal pups at St Abbs

    Ongoing monitoring by National Trust for Scotland wildlife experts has shown that the number of grey seal pups born at St Abbs in Berwickshire increased by at least 10 per cent in the last year.

    08/02/2016 - NTS challenge on ship-to-ship oil transfers in Moray Firth

    Scotland’s largest conservation charity, the National Trust for Scotland, has challenged plans to allow oil tankers to undertake ship-to-ship oil transfers in the Moray Firth.

    05/02/2016 - Whisky Galore – Canna House shows off its SS Politician whisky haul on 75th anniversary of the ship’s sinking

    Fiona McKenzie, archivist at the National Trust for Scotland’s Canna House, has shared this picture of two bottles of whisky recovered from the SS Politician which grounded off Eriskay 75 years ago today (5 February).

    04/02/2016 - Ribbon cut on new Culloden shop

    National Trust for Scotland staff donned period costume to cut the ribbon on the revamped shop at Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre.

    03/02/2016 - Scotland’s largest conservation charity appoints new Trustee

    Conservation charity the National Trust for Scotland has appointed a new Trustee to its Board.

    28/01/2016 - NTS squirrel census sees reds return

    A survey by conservation charity the National Trust for Scotland has found that red squirrels have been spotted once again at properties in Perthshire and Fife, after years of absence.

    28/01/2016 - Friends support footpath repairs at Ben Lomond

    A generous grant of £1000 will help the National Trust for Scotland repair paths on one of Scotland’s most popular munros – Ben Lomond - this year.

    28/01/2016 - See snowdrops all over Scotland

    Six National Trust for Scotland properties are taking part in the Scottish Snowdrop Festival from 30 January to 13 March.

    25/01/2016 - Fresh air and fitness for conservation volunteers

    The National Trust for Scotland’s Conservation Volunteer Groups will be taking a trip to Newhailes in East Lothian this winter to help tackle unruly vegetation and repairing fencing at Ben Lomond, according to their latest programme.

    18/01/2016 - Culloden shares its secrets with archaeology tour.

    Visitors will have the chance to hear more about the fascinating archaeology at the National Trust for Scotland’s Culloden, on Sunday 31 January.

    18/01/2016 - Scotland’s sub-tropical oasis afflicted by tree disease

    One of the world’s most renowned gardens, Inverewe, near Poolewe in Wester Ross, has been affected by the nationwide spread of the tree disease Phytophthora ramorum.

    14/01/2016 - A real rescue dog for Drum

    Junior, an 11 month old Staffordshire Bull Terrier Cross, came to the rescue of the National Trust for Scotland’s Drum Castle with a donation of towels from the Scottish SPCA centre in Drumoak.

    14/01/2016 - Burns Cottage prepares for first supper in 200 years

    The historic cottage where Burns was born will host a very special event on 25 January 2016 – the first Burns Supper in more than 200 years.

    12/01/2016 - Trust set for radical changes

    The National Trust for Scotland has today announced bold proposals to transform the way it cares for Scotland’s natural, built and cultural heritage.