Your gift


It is extremely easy to leave a gift in your Will, and a very effective way of giving to protect places you love. Your gift supports the determination of our staff and efforts of our volunteers to safeguard Scotland’s heritage for future generations. Your help will be vital to our work in years to come.



General gifts to the NTS allow us to use your bequest wherever need is greatest at the time. We have a constant task to conserve our properties, from maintaining upland paths to protecting precious paintings and furniture from light damage: We rely on the support of our donors to accomplish this work.

Read on to learn about the ways supporters like you have contributed to our work with a gift in their Will.

  Mrs Dorothy Caldwell  

Branklyn Garden

For many people a trip to an idyllic garden on a sunny day is the ideal way to enjoy the Scottish summer. Mrs Caldwell chose to benefit Branklyn Garden in Perth with a generous legacy making a real difference and supporting this beautiful garden to become self-sustaining, for the benefit and enjoyment of all who visit.

  Mrs Elizabeth Burrows  


Mrs Burrows wished she had worked more with her hands. She chose to support us so we could pass on traditional crafts to the next generation. Her gift allowed us to offer new apprenticeships for stonemasons at Culzean Castle, creating opportunities for young people to develop traditional skills which we vitally need to protect all the wonderful built heritage in our care.

  Mr John Crawford  

The Hermitage

Mr Crawford loved the Perthshire countryside and enjoyed many happy holidays at Tummel Bridge. He left a gift for our properties around Pitlochry, which we've put to good use for the on-going forest management of the special native woodlands in the area.

  Get in Touch  

Please contact our Legacy Officer, Michael Bauld, at, or call on 0131 458 0407

Alternatively, If you have already decided to leave a gift in your Will to the NTS you can let us know by filling in the form here so we can say thank you.

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