2018 media releases

National Trust for Scotland media releases from 2018.
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We are moving to a new management structure in our regions, part of continuing plans by the Trust to improve our visitor services and free up increased funding for conservation projects.

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In the lead up to Burns Night on 25 January this year, the National Trust for Scotland’s Robert Burns Birthplace Museum has been inviting performers to come to the place where he grew up, and record their own versions of his works, as part of the inaugural ‘Burns Sessions’.

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The National Trust for Scotland received an incredible £200,000 in 2017, which allowed the charity to create two new all abilities trails and a new adventure play experience at Culzean Castle & Country Park, thanks to the players of the People’s Postcode Lottery.

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A small electrical fire has been extinguished at the National Trust for Scotland’s Craigievar Castle near Alford today (30 January).

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The National Trust for Scotland today (2 February, 2018) kicks-off its urgent multi-million pound appeal to save the Charles Rennie Mackintosh-designed the Hill House in Helensburgh, one of the most ambitious and important fundraising drives in the conservation charity’s history.

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Staff at the National Trust for Scotland’s Newhailes House in Musselburgh acted swiftly to ensure its important collections were safe yesterday, after a leak was found coming from the top floor of the historic house.

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A small electrical fire has been extinguished at the National Trust for Scotland’s Mar Lodge Estate near Braemar early this morning (19 February).

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Weehailes Playpark, Musselburgh’s newest family-friendly visitor attraction is gearing up to welcome its first visitors over the Easter weekend.

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Conservation charity the National Trust for Scotland is warning visitors to Staffa that access to the world-famous Fingal’s Cave will be limited this spring. The concrete walkway which provides entry to the cave has been damaged by violent winter storms. As a result, entry to the cave on foot will not be possible.

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The National Trust for Scotland is getting ready to celebrate Easter and the arrival of spring with its annual Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts. Dozens of events take place at the conservation charity’s properties from Culzean Castle in Ayrshire to Inverewe Garden in Wester Ross from 30 March to 2 April.

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Following a consultation process, the General Managers of conservation charity the National Trust for Scotland are ready to bring in new regional operational structures.

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Thought to have been inhabited since 5000BC, the small island of Canna off the south-west of Skye will be the location of a one-day symposium entitled ‘The Columba Connection’ on 9 June this year. Organised by the National Trust for Scotland’s Canna House Archives, the event will feature a programme of academic papers, guided walks and musical events, to be delivered in the appropriately named St Columba’s Chapel, the island’s “Shearing Shed” community space and in Canna House garden.

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A young geography student and mountain bike enthusiast is set to follow in the footsteps of acclaimed Scottish naturalist Dick Balharry and travel abroad to further their studies, thanks to a new educational award from the National Trust for Scotland and the University of Highlands and Islands.

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Members of the National Trust for Scotland are being offered the opportunity to apply to join the Board of Trustees of the conservation charity.

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The National Trust for Scotland is getting ready to celebrate spring with their Daffodil Days event at Greenbank Garden.

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The first events for over a decade take place on Fountain Court in front of the National Trust for Scotland’s property, Culzean Castle. Two outdoor cinema screenings take place towards the end of April.

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The National Trust for Scotland’s Culross Palace is offering you the rare opportunity to meet its needlework group.

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Some of Scotland’s most recognisable public figures have thrown their weight behind the National Trust for Scotland’s most ambitious campaign ever with the aim of boosting member numbers by more than a third to 500,000, doubling paid visits to 1 million and increasing regular donors and member visits over the next five years.

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Celebrate this May Bank Holiday Weekend differently and enjoy all the fun of the Duck Race Extravaganza at The National Trust for Scotland’s Barry Mill.

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Pupils from more than 13 local Aberdeenshire schools have been helping create a wildflower haven at the National Trust for Scotland’s Leith Hall near Huntly.

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The National Trust for Scotland has called on the country’s fish farming sector to fix its pollution problems before contemplating further expansion.

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Scotland’s largest conservation charity has welcomed the Scottish Parliament’s Stage 1 Report on the Planning (Scotland) Bill. But on the day of the report’s publication, the charity has expressed sorrow about the direct consequences of the existing flawed and iniquitous planning system.

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An exhibition celebrating the work of one of the world’s best-known photographers begins this weekend at the National Trust for Scotland’s Pollok House in Glasgow.

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The National Trust for Scotland’s Drum Castle in Aberdeenshire is continuing its reputation for bringing fresh, new exhibitions to the Shire’s art scene, with the opening of its newest show, Marian Clayden: Dressing up Drum.

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One of the North East’s most popular running events is back this year with a brand new sponsor, Aberdeenshire based Plant Integrity Management Limited (PIM). The newly-named PIM Half Marathon at Crathes Castle is a firm fixture in the Aberdeenshire events calendar with 700 runners taking part every September.

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Today (Thursday 7 June), National Trust for Scotland announces that its fundraising campaign to save Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s globally-renowned masterpiece, the Hill House in Helensburgh, has reached £900,000 worth of donations. The announcement is made on the 150th anniversary of the architect’s birth.

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A blue poppy grown at the National Trust for Scotland’s Branklyn Garden in Perth has taken a top gardening accolade this week.

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The National Trust for Scotland’s Glasgow Conservation Volunteer Group will be hard at work protecting Scotland’s heritage for future generations this summer.

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Following confirmation from Police Scotland that they are investigating the theft of a claymore sword from Canna House, the National Trust for Scotland has issued the following statement.

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The fate of one of Scotland’s most important dune habitats now lies with Scottish Ministers after Highland Council voted to approve plans for a golf course at Coul Links near Embo in East Sutherland this afternoon (20 June 2018).