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Corporate partners

We welcome working with like-minded businesses that are committed to supporting vital conservation projects, nurturing an alliance between people and place for the benefit of all.

A corporate partnership with the National Trust for Scotland is a wonderful way to demonstrate your commitment to safeguarding Scotland’s extraordinary natural, built and cultural heritage for generations to come, bringing your business and CSR objectives to life. We pioneer best conservation practice, drive innovative projects, inform national policy and increase access and engagement with Scotland’s treasured places.

As our partner, you’ll reach a global audience of people who share our values, creating a positive brand image among new and existing customers as well as your employees. You’ll also contribute to the social, cultural and economic wellbeing of Scotland and the communities within.

To explore a partnership with the National Trust for Scotland, please contact Jenny Howard-Coombes (Corporate Partnerships Manager) on jcoombes@nts.org.uk or call 0131 458 0498.

Together, we can achieve something extraordinary!

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Current partners

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Lidl – encouraging active lifestyles and family togetherness through the Lidl book of Big Adventures

We’ve joined forces with Lidl to get families enjoying Scotland’s national and natural treasures.


We both appreciate the value of family time, and came up with the Lidl book of Big Adventures series. This free seasonal booklet is packed with fun things to do, amazing places to visit and activities that will delight the whole family, whatever the weather!


Lidl is committed to providing opportunities to help families live an active and healthy lifestyle and the Lidl book of Big Adventures encourages outdoor adventures at our special places.


Families will find everything they need for days out or for rainy-day craft activities at Lidl’s 100 stores across Scotland. The free booklet can be picked up at one of Lidl’s Scottish stores or at selected Trust places.

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The Glenlivet – supporting the Pioneering Spirit archaeology-in-action project

The Glenlivet are supporting a first-of-its-kind archaeology research programme, Pioneering Spirit, that aims to reveal the illicit beginnings of one of Scotland’s most iconic products, Scotch whisky. Pairing archive research with archaeological digs across The Glenlivet and National Trust for Scotland sites, alongside an extensive community engagement programme, this project will broaden our understanding of whisky production and highlight the lasting effects it has had on Scotland’s cultural heritage and landscapes.


Led by the Trust’s Head of Archaeology, Derek Alexander, and The Glenlivet’s archivist, Chris Brousseau, the archaeological digs will uncover the illicit stills and forgotten bothies that were used to produce and smuggle Scotch across the Highlands in the early 1800s. There are around 30 stills at National Trust for Scotland places, from Torridon and Kintail in the north, all the way to Grey Mare’s Tail in the south. There are several on the Mar Lodge Estate, around 40 miles from The Glenlivet distillery.


It’s only fitting that we partner with a name that is so firmly part of Scotland’s whisky story. The Glenlivet’s founder, George Smith, risked life and liberty to produce the original Speyside single malt whisky. Thanks to his ambition and vision, Smith was the first illicit producer to get his licence. We’re looking forward to working closely with The Glenlivet to carry out this ground-breaking conservation project, and uncovering and sharing stories of Scotland’s illicit whisky production across Scotland.

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Naked Wines – supporting our ‘It’s in our Nature’ programme to help vital conservation work across our 8 National Nature Reserves

Reflecting our shared commitment to nurturing an alliance between people and place, we’ve partnered with Naked Wines to build awareness of the importance and vulnerability of some of Scotland’s most iconic places.


Naked Wines will also support the expansion of our Meet the Makers programme, celebrating and showcasing our growing independent artisan community who play an integral role in promoting Scotland’s rich and extraordinary heritage whilst spearheading more sustainable and fairer practices. Together, we’ll champion modern-day craft pioneers, who are responding to a growing, global consumer trend for sustainable, high quality, authentic products.


Naked’s mission is to change the way the whole wine industry works for the better, by giving talented, independent winemakers the support, funding and freedom they need to make quality wines with a conscience. In return for funding the wines upfront, Naked’s customers (called Angels) get access to unique, artisanal wines for less-than-market price, from vineyards around the world.


For every case bought by a National Trust for Scotland supporter, Naked will donate 20% of proceeds to the Trust. This contribution, alongside a wider charitable donation, will help to protect the globally significant sites that make Scotland special. Join Naked’s growing community of 250,000 Angels and enjoy £56.88 off 12 bottles, made by Naked’s best-loved winemakers, for just £80 – plus free contactless delivery.

Naked Wines is a company with ethics at our heart – we help independent winemakers, we treat our people and the environment with respect – and we try to do good. So we are hugely proud to work in partnership with the National Trust for Scotland, raising valuable funds to help protect the 8 National Nature Reserves that make Scotland so special. Our shared passion for championing artisan makers makes for the perfect pairing, and we are excited to introduce a range of our award-winning winemakers and their delicious wines to National Trust for Scotland members.’ [Joanne Gunn, Growth Director, Naked Wines]

Snap up your case of Naked wines and enjoy a £56.88 saving.

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Prickly Thistle – supporting our Save Our Scotland appeal

We’re fortunate to work with a wonderfully rich and diverse range of talented makers and craftspeople across Scotland, so when the opportunity arose to work with maverick tartan designer Prickly Thistle, it was impossible to resist!


Prickly Thistle has created a bespoke tartan in support of our emergency fundraising appeal. The Save Our Scotland tartan has been officially listed by the Scottish Register of Tartans. The cloth comes in two limited edition colour palettes that represent the charity’s past and future. Only 2,020 metres of bespoke tartan will be woven and all profits will go to the Save Our Scotland appeal. The design can only be bought from Prickly Thistle’s special collection page (see the link below).


There is a very natural synergy between our organisations and we’ve really enjoyed working with Clare and Prickly Thistle to create a beautiful piece of fabric that will represent this campaign as well as the importance of Scotland’s heritage for years to come.

We’re so fortunate to be part of a country that has one of the richest histories in the world and, like the Trust, we’re protectors and promoters of the past. We feel we have a responsibility to support the Save Our Scotland campaign, because when something is gone, often it is irreplaceable, and it is never quite the same again. With a project of this nature, all supporters will literally have heritage in their hands.’ [Clare Campbell, founder and co-owner of Prickly Thistle]

Buy the exclusive Save Our Scotland tartans from Prickly Thistle

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Sky – giving their VIPs the special treatment, with an exclusive bespoke family ticket offering

We’ve teamed up with Sky to get their VIP families enjoying the very best of Scotland’s treasures.


Getting out and appreciating nature as a family has never been more important. Throughout 2021, our partnership will give Sky VIPs the opportunity to explore our beautiful castles, coastlines and gardens, encouraging them to connect with all of the wonderful things that make Scotland unique.


Sky VIP are giving away hundreds of thousands of exclusive experiences across the entire country. Head to the My Sky App to find out more.

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Arco – experts in safety and the UK’s leading supplier of safety PPE

Arco have made a generous in-kind contribution to the National Trust for Scotland, supporting our major appeal through the provision of fully designed t-shirts for our workforce and volunteers, and PPE equipment to help us safely welcome people back to our special spaces and places.


Arco’s support has been invaluable, supporting our ambition to safely re-open our estate, prioritising the wellbeing of our workforce, volunteers and visitors. Their expertise and understanding of the complex nature of our work and the COVID pandemic made them a perfect delivery partner, and their offer to continue their support for the future will have a positive impact across all areas of our work.