Educational Membership

As Trust Educational Members, your school or college can enjoy free or reduced cost access to many of Scotland's finest heritage sites.


Most schools find that an educational membership of the Trust is the most cost effective way to visit our properties.

The Trust cares for a wealth of historic buildings, countryside and gardens. These include Victorian printing works, battlefields, working corn mills and nature reserves as well as numerous castles.

Educational programmes and resources are available at many of our properties and handling objects and costumes for pupils may also be available. Live interpreters at some of our major properties ensure that your visit is memorable as well as being of educational value.

By providing young people with ready access to their heritage we hope that they will develop a sense of responsibility through identifying with their cultural inheritance.

The subscription rates are based on the size and type of educational institution. Teachers are welcome to make a preliminary visit free of charge. Contact property managers to arrange times.

Tertiary Learning

Universities and colleges are welcome to join the Trust as educational members. Colleges with curriculum-based courses for their students (of any age) are eligible. We regret that summer schools are not eligible. With educational membership, you can arrange study visits to our sites throughout term-time.

Our sites include places with outstanding examples of architecture and art, National Nature Reserves and SSIs - and skills such as footpath maintenance and stone-masonry.

If you would like more information about buying an educational membership, please contact

To take out educational membership of the National Trust for Scotland, or to find out about costs, please download the form below, complete it and send it with a cheque for the appropriate amount (made payable to the National Trust for Scotland) to:

Membership Department
National Trust for Scotland
Hermiston Quay
5 Cultins Road
EH11 4DF



Nursery up to 50: £20.00

Special Needs: £20.00

Up to 50: £20.00

51 -100: £40.00

101-200: £50.00

201-500: £70.00

Over 500 : £80.00

Tertiary Education: £120.00