Children in roundhouse at Brodick Country Park


From historic castles to natural landscapes, our places offer exciting opportunities to enhance learning and inspire exploration.

The National Trust for Scotland supports learners of all ages. We do this in many ways but especially through events for adults and children, interpretive displays for all visitors and curriculum-based programmes for schools.

At almost all Trust places, you’ll find permanent displays and a wide range of interpretive material. The countryside rangers deliver learning in our country parks and countryside spaces while protecting these important areas of natural heritage. Many other people in the Trust also support learning – in particular, the Volunteering and Conservation departments – and, of course, the staff at all Trust places.

We’re happy to help you in any way we can. If you have a query, please get in touch.


Children listening to a guide in a historical kitchen

School visits

School visits are a great way to deliver Curriculum for Excellence through hands-on experiences, encouraging discovery and exploration.

Places for school visits

Helpful guides for organising school visits to National Trust for Scotland places

A group of adults enjoy a tour around a grand house.

Adult learning

Opportunities for adult learning in the National Trust for Scotland are numerous and cover many different interests.

A black and white photo of a man walking by the coast on Canna.

Morton School Activities

Explore our range of activities for children aged 4–14.

A statue of Robert the Bruce on his horse is silhouetted against a sunset sky, filled with deep blues and pinks.

Learning at Bannockburn

Explore the people, places and weapons that helped define the outcome of the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314.