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As Scotland’s largest conservation charity, it’s our mission to protect the outstanding cultural and natural heritage on St Kilda and the other cherished coastlines, islands and wildlife in our care.

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Can you escape the past?

Escape the Past is a live escape game for 2-5 players based in Glasgow’s historic Pollok House. You have just 60 minutes to look for clues, solve a series of puzzles and complete challenges in order to thwart the Butler’s

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Summer Fun at Culzean Castle

Discover the amazing adventure play park, explore rockpools on the beach or join the rangers for some outdoor fun. A great day out for the whole family.

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  • Mountain Biking Taster Day

    Mountain Biking Taster Day

    Dates:Fri 1 Apr - Mon 31 Oct Location:Kintail & Morvich

    Enjoy a day of guided mountain biking exploring some of the amazing tracks and countryside of the West Highlands.

    Details View all events at this location >

    Price includes mountain bike hire and guided tuition.

    Dates & Times:

    • 01 Apr 2016 - 31 October 2016 : 09:00 - 17:00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01599 511231

    Booking:

    Please contact the Kintail rangers at kintail@nts.org.uk or call 01599 511231
  • Explore Culzean's Caves

    Explore Culzean's Caves

    Dates:Dates between : Sat 16 Apr - Sat 24 Sep Location:Culzean Castle & Country Park Details View all events at this location >

    A behind the scenes look at the caves below the Castle.

    Children must be 8 years and over and accompanied by an adult. Wear old clothes and stout footwear or wellies as the caves are very muddy. People on this walk must be able to walk over slippy rocks to get to the caves. Head torches and helmets are provided. Please note normal admission applies for entry to the country park

    Dates & Times:

    • 07 Jul 2016 : 19:00 - 20:30
    • 27 Jul 2016 : 11:00 - 12:30
    • 13 Aug 2016 : 13:00 - 14:30
    • 10 Sep 2016 : 10:30 - 12:00
    • 24 Sep 2016 : 11:00 - 12:30

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 10.00
    • Child : £ 5.00
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    Contact:

    For further information please call 01655 884400

    Booking:

    Booking required as places limited
  • Historical Land Rover Safari

    Historical Land Rover Safari

    Dates:Dates between : Wed 6 Jul - Wed 26 Oct Location:Glencoe & Dalness Details View all events at this location >

    Exploring the most famous point in Glencoe’s history, this safari will transport you to many of the key sites and unravel the true history of the Massacre of Glencoe in 1692.

    Duration: 2.5hours Booking Essential Suitable for: Adults and children of high school age Bring: Binoculars/Camera/Snack – Optional Meet: 1:30pm Glencoe Visitor Centre

    Dates & Times:

    • 06 Jul 2016 : 13:30 - 16:00
    • 10 Aug 2016 : 13:30 - 16:00
    • 14 Sep 2016 : 13:30 - 16:00
    • 26 Oct 2016 : 13:30 - 16:00

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 20.00
    • Child : £ 10.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01855 811307 or glencoe@nts.org.uk

    Booking:

    Booking essential
  • Nature Nippers

    Nature Nippers

    Dates:Dates between : Thu 4 Aug - Thu 3 Nov Location:Newhailes Details View all events at this location >

    Nature Nippers for Children from 0 to 5 to have fun and learn all about nature and outdoors.

    Children must be accompanied by an adult. We will be outside so warm, waterproof clothes are a must.

    Dates & Times:

    • 04 Aug 2016 : 10:00 - 11:00
    • 01 Sep 2016 : 10:00 - 11:00
    • 03 Nov 2016 : 10:00 - 11:00

    Prices:

    • Child : £ 3.50
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    Contact:

    For further information please call 0131 653 5595 or email lothianranger@nts.org.uk

    Booking:

    Online booking essential
  • Crofting and coastline walk

    Crofting and coastline walk

    Dates:Dates between : Wed 29 Jun - Wed 24 Aug Location:Balmacara Estate & Woodland Walks Details View all events at this location >

    Guided walk through the crofting landscape with panoramic views of Skye and Applecross.

    Dates & Times:

    • 29 Jun 2016 : 10:00 - 13:00
    • 13 Jul 2016 : 10:00 - 13:00
    • 27 Jul 2016 : 10:00 - 13:00
    • 10 Aug 2016 : 10:00 - 13:00
    • 24 Aug 2016 : 10:00 - 13:00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01599 566325

    Booking:

    Booking essential
  • Bat Walks

    Bat Walks

    Dates:Dates between : Tue 21 Jun - Tue 18 Oct Location:Threave Garden and Estate Details View all events at this location >

    A Guided bat walk around Threave Estate.

    Meet at Visitor Centre Car Park at 9.30pm Bat walks are running from June 2016 to October 2016. Please see the events calendar for full dates and times.

    Dates & Times:

    • 12 Jul 2016 : 21:45 - 23:15
    • 26 Jul 2016 : 21:30 - 23:00
    • 09 Aug 2016 : 21:00 - 22:30
    • 23 Aug 2016 : 20:30 - 22:00
    • 20 Sep 2016 : 19:15 - 20:45
    • 18 Oct 2016 : 18:00 - 19:30

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 2.00
    • Child : £ 1.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01556 502 575

    Booking:

    Book by phone on 01556 502 575
  • Medieval Midsummer Madness

    Medieval Midsummer Madness

    Dates:Sat 16 Jul - Sun 17 Jul Location:Castle Fraser, Garden & Estate Details View all events at this location >

    This midsummer brings a bit of medieval madness to Castle Fraser.

    Dogs are allowed on the grounds so long as they are kept on a lead. Prices shown online are discounted for advanced booking. Entry fee on the day will be: Adult: £7.50 Child/Conc: £6 Family (2 adult, 2 children): £20 Children 2yrs and under are FREE

    Dates & Times:

    • 16 Jul 2016 - 17 July 2016 : 11:00 - 16:00

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 6.50
    • Child : £ 5.00
    • Family : £ 16.00
    • Concession : £ 5.00
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    Contact:

    For further information please call 01330 833463

    Booking:

    Prices shown are discounted for advanced booking. Gate price as stated above.
  • Dog Show

    Dog Show

    Dates:Sun 17 Jul Location:Newhailes Details View all events at this location >

    Join us for our 2nd Annual Dog Show!

    The Dog Show is FREE for spectators! There is no reserved seating. Please make sure you bring you own low seating/rugs. If you'd like to enter your dog into any of the classes, the cost is £5 for initial entry and £2/class thereafter. No need to book ahead just make sure you bring cash with you on the day. Our booking table will be open from 10 am that day and will stay open until 3 pm. There will be no wet weather provision.

    Dates & Times:

    • 17 Jul 2016 : 11:00 - 16:00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 0131 653 5599
  • Pirates take over Culross Palace!

    Pirates take over Culross Palace!

    Dates:Sat 23 Jul - Sun 24 Jul Location:Royal Burgh of Culross Details View all events at this location >

    Culross Palace will be overrun by the Pirates of Clanranald who will be dressed to impress and ready to provide you with a swashbuckling afternoon of entertainment!

    Please note that the Palace will be devoted to the Pirate event alone on this weekend and there will be no town tours available on these days. There will be loud bangs throughout this event.

    Dates & Times:

    • 23 Jul 2016 - 24 July 2016 : 12:00 - 16:00

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 10.50
    • Child : £ 8.50
    • Concession : £ 8.50
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    Contact:

    For further information please call 01383 880359
  • Friends' Evening Garden Party

    Friends' Evening Garden Party

    Dates:Sat 30 Jul Location:Robert Burns Birthplace Museum Details View all events at this location >

    Join the Friends of Robert Burns Birthplace Museum for this very special fundraising event.

    Dates & Times:

    • 30 Jul 2016 : 19:00 - 22:00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01292 443700

    Booking:

    Booking advisable
  • Midsummer Night's Dream

    Midsummer Night's Dream

    Dates:Sat 13 Aug Location:Drum Castle, Garden & Estate Details View all events at this location >

    400 years since the death of Shakespeare, the magical Drum Castle pays tribute to the bard of Avon by hosting his most popular and endearing comedy a Midsummer Night's Dream.

    A family ticket is for 2 Adults and 2 children. The performance is suitable for children aged 5 and above. Gates open from 6pm. The performance is outside on the South Lawn of Drum and the audience is encouraged to bring chairs and wear warm clothes. The production will only be cancelled in the event of extreme weather.

    Dates & Times:

    • 13 Aug 2016 : 19:00 - 21:30

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 15.00
    • Child : £ 9.00
    • Family : £ 45.00
    • Concession : £ 9.00
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    Contact:

    For further information please call 01330 700334

    Booking:

    Advance on-line booking required
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