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Spring with the Trust

A young Soay lamb lies in a field. It has a brown shaggy fleece.

Enjoy the signs of spring as you explore nature trails, admire bursts of spring colour, and more!

Spring walks

This is a magical time to visit your favourite Trust places, as our coasts, islands, mountains and moorlands all spring back to life, and many of our buildings and gardens reopen after the winter.

Little buds of colour are popping up in gardens across Scotland, and some of our favourite birds start to return, building nests and filling the air with their beautiful song. And spotting baby animals as you stroll always brings an extra-special element to a family walk!

Many Trust places have courtyard cafés, where you can dine al fresco again. Take a seat at a table surrounded by blooming flowers and ancient stone walls, and soak in the sights and sounds of spring as you enjoy your meal, hot drink or tasty home baking in the fresh air.

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A lady and a young child kneel by a clump of daffodils, with Newhailes House in the background.
Pink and white flowers blossom on trees in Greenbank Garden


Every year our gardens burst into life with the arrival of the spring blossom.

The dainty flowers, bright colours and heady scents are one of nature’s most dazzling displays.

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Apple blossoms standing in the Falkland Palace gardens

Share your love of Scotland with the perfect gift

Explore the National Trust for Scotland’s online shop (or visit us in person) to shop a wide range of gifts, souvenirs and products inspired by Scottish heritage and culture. Whether you’re looking for gardening tools, spring-themed decor or locally made crafts, you’ll find something special to welcome the season.

Every purchase supports the vital work of the National Trust for Scotland in caring for and protecting Scotland’s nature, beauty and heritage for everyone to enjoy.

Take a look at some of our gardening gift ideas

Have you heard about our ROOTS subscription packs?

For £6 a month we’ll send you a ROOTS pack every six weeks, with gardening goodies, stories about Scotland’s plant life and tips from our expert Trust gardeners. Six times a year, the packs will also contain a packet of Scottish seeds to grow at home.

ROOTS can be bought as a treat for yourself or as a gift for a loved one, and your donation will go towards supporting our gardens and designed landscapes, helping them to flourish and thrive.

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A year of special experiences

Relax and unwind

Reconnect with nature as you explore miles of walking trails, embark on wildlife adventures or simply unwind in the serenity of your surroundings. Whether you’re seeking new adventures with your family and friends, or a romantic mini-break, our collection of beautiful estates, country lodges, castles and internationally acclaimed gardens are sure to inspire you.

We have over 60 places to stay across Scotland – use ourinteractive map to explore all the places you could go this year.

And, every stay at a National Trust for Scotland holiday property contributes towards our vital conservation work across the country.

Digital detox holidays in Scotland

A thatched croft house stands surrounded by lawn on a sunny day.
Beaton’s Croft, Skye

Love is in the air

One of the great things about getting married in Scotland is that you can hold your wedding almost anywhere … and at the National Trust for Scotland we are not short of dramatic locations!

Exchange your vows surrounded by the fragrant blooms of a romantic garden, dance the night away in the grand ballroom of a majestic castle, or say ‘I do’ against the backdrop of rolling hills and sparkling rivers —whatever your heart desires, you’ll find the perfect venue to make your wedding dreams come true.

And when you get married at one of our treasured places, you can also enjoy a very special gift of a year’s National Trust for Scotland membership.

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A bride and groom embrace, standing on stone steps outside Hill of Tarvit Mansion. The white wall behind them is covered in purple wisteria.
A spring wedding at Hill of Tarvit | Credit: Rankin Photography

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