A new online exhibition focusing on the rich and very varied collections of the National Trust for Scotland. Staff and volunteers talk about the collection item that they particularly like.

Here Lorna Hepburn, property manager at The Hill House, chooses a painting of Walter Blackie, the man who commissioned Charles Rennie Mackintosh to design the Hill House.

 
   
     
 

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A Painting of the Archangel Gabriel: Here Kristoffer Bruce, Senior Assistant for Events, Functions & Learning at Drum Castle chooses a painting of Hugh Irving as the Archangel Gabriel. The painting hangs in the library at Drum in one of the oldest sections of the castle.

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  The Needlework Box: Here Jacobina Woodburn, Volunteer Guide at Georgian House, chooses a late 18th century needlework box used by ladies to keep their sewing equipment in as girls from an early age were expected to acquire advanced needlework skills.

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  The Brank's Bridle: Here William Brown, Property Manager, Craigievar Castle, chooses a scold's bridle, sometimes called a brank's bridle or simply branks, an instrument of punishment used primarily on women, as a form of public humiliation. 

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  Video   The Medicine Chest: Here Sheonagh Martin, Property Manager at Georgian House, chooses a medicine chest which was made in Edinburgh and still contains 22 of the original 29 bottles used by the lady of the house to treat the minor ailments of the family.

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