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2021 media releases

National Trust for Scotland media releases from 2021
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Scotland will unite this January in a digital celebration of the nation’s beloved Bard as the National Trust for Scotland hosts the first ever Burns Big Night In.

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Viewers from all around the world tuned in to Burns Cottage on Saturday as conservation charity The National Trust for Scotland hosted its first ever virtual Burns night.

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The National Trust for Scotland, which cares for and protects the ‘core’ segment of the Culloden battlefield has welcomed yesterday’s decision by Highland Councillors to reject a proposed development at Culchunaig Steading.

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Conservation charity the National Trust for Scotland has shared its plans to reveal some of the latest historical and archaeological research to mark the 275th anniversary of the Battle of Culloden at a series of online events on Saturday 17 April.

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Conservation charity, the National Trust for Scotland has reached a milestone this week with its exciting plans to create a gateway to nature at Corrieshalloch Gorge, as the project has now been submitted for planning approval by the Highland Council.

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Support for Scotland’s heritage from players of the People’s Postcode Lottery has exceeded £1.3 million, the National Trust for Scotland has confirmed.

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Conservation charity the National Trust for Scotland has confirmed that most of its countryside, estates and gardens will be open for local visitors from 2 April, in line with the easing of lockdown rules.

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As the most-watched series in Netflix’ history, Bridgerton continues to captivate audiences and has shone a spotlight on life in the Regency era – in particular, the fashion and the romance.

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While much of Scotland has snow on the ground today, the National Trust for Scotland’s Brodie Castle is already looking forward to Spring, as some of its daffodil bulbs are starting to sprout.

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As the most-watched series in Netflix’ history, Bridgerton continues to captivate audiences and has shone a spotlight on life in the Regency era – in particular, the fashion and the romance.

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Love in a pandemic climate means that Valentine’s Day will be very different in 2021.

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Whether you’re celebrating Mother’s Day from a distance or treating mum to a relaxing day at home, the National Trust for Scotland has the perfect range of gifts that will show mums that they’re appreciated.

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The end of lockdown is almost in sight just as the first green shoots of spring start to emerge. And with the changing of seasons, a whole new world will come to life at Mar Lodge Estate and Inverewe.

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The end of lockdown is almost in sight just as the first green shoots of spring start to emerge. And with the changing of seasons, a whole new world will come to life at Mar Lodge Estate and Inverewe.

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The end of lockdown is in sight just as the first green shoots of spring start to emerge. And with the changing of seasons, a whole new world will come to life at a peaceful hillside garden near Edinburgh.

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The end of lockdown is almost in sight just as the first green shoots of spring start to emerge. And with the changing of seasons, a whole new world will come to life on Goatfell in Arran.

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The end of lockdown is in sight just as the first green shoots of spring start to emerge. And with the changing of seasons, a whole new world will come to life at Grey Mare’s Tail in Moffat.

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A barbarous instrument of torture, originating in Scotland, and used from the late 17th to early 19th century, is being highlighted by conservation charity, the National Trust for Scotland on International Women’s Day (8 March). T

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If the past year has taught us anything, it’s that Scotland is a nation full of Super Mums. And over the past 12 months, they’ve worked harder than ever.

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Conservation charity the National Trust for Scotland has confirmed that most of its countryside, estates and gardens across Aberdeenshire will be open for local visitors from 2 April, in line with the easing of lockdown rules.

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Conservation charity the National Trust for Scotland has confirmed that most of its countryside, estates and gardens across Dumfries and Galloway will be open for local visitors from 2 April, in line with the easing of lockdown rules.

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Conservation charity the National Trust for Scotland has confirmed that most of its countryside, estates and gardens across the Borders will be open for local visitors from 2 April, in line with the easing of lockdown rules.

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Conservation charity the National Trust for Scotland has confirmed that most of its built heritage as well as estates and gardens across Edinburgh and the Lothians will be open for visitors from the end of April, in line with the easing of lockdown rules.

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An East Kilbride mum of two is celebrating after winning a £3,300 rollover prize in the Scottish Heritage Lottery. The lottery has reached three thousand weekly players over the last year and has paid out cash prizes to 46 Glasgow winners since launching in March 2020.

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Scotland is a haven for some of Europe’s rarest animals, with our highlands, islands and coastlines serving as the perfect habitats for endangered and threatened species.

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National Trust for Scotland and Lidl have teamed up to reveal top tips for families taking their first steps into the hills this spring.

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A traditional Borders-based printing press protected by a national conservation charity has just been employed to create a brand new range of cards to mark the 40th birthday of a specialist Scottish stationer.

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The National Trust for Scotland is calling on politicians to support Culloden’s bid to become a recognised World Heritage Site and increase protection for Scotland’s historic battlefields.

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The most detailed map created so far of Culloden Battlefield is being shared by conservation charity, the National Trust for Scotland at events to mark the 275th anniversary of the battle.

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The National Trust for Scotland is calling for the expansion of Scotland’s Marine Protected Area (MPA) network to protect and preserve sea life and help support coastal communities and economies.

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Conservation charity the National Trust for Scotland has confirmed that built heritage across Edinburgh and the Lothians will reopen for visitors this month, in line with the easing of lockdown rules. The Georgian House, Newhailes and Preston Mill will all reopen o

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Scotland’s political parties are being asked to embrace a new vision for the sustainable use and enjoyment of the nation’s heritage, laid out in the National Trust for Scotland’s 2021 manifesto for the Scottish Parliament elections.

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One of the Royal Mile’s oldest buildings, the National Trust for Scotland’s Gladstone’s Land, starts a new chapter of its 500 year-old history as it re-opens to the public today (21 May) after a £1.5m restoration, including a brand new coffee shop and ice cream parlour, continuing the spirit of the building’s long commercial use.

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A new campaign from Scotland’s conservation charity, the National Trust for Scotland inspires people to reconnect with their favourite places. I Love This Place has been launched with a film that features the stunning sites in the charity’s care and why people love them.

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The National Trust for Scotland’s spectacular cliffside castle of Culzean will be host to new art this summer as part of Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters 20/21.

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The National Trust for Scotland’s ever-creative Hill House team are asking visitors to get involved in some birthday weekend fun from 5 – 7 June, with an invitation to don their finery to for a double celebration – Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s 153rd birthday and the 2nd anniversary of the opening of the chainmail Box.

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After opening to the public for the first time last month following a £1.5m restoration, the National Trust for Scotland’s Gladstone’s Land at the top of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile is introducing its first ever interactive historical food tour.

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Fun-seeking families are invited to come and celebrate the first weekend of the summer holidays by exploring trails around National Trust for Scotland properties. Visitors can reconnect with the places they love, uncover clues as they explore and receive a delicious Mackie’s chocolate treat for their efforts.

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Conservation charity the National Trust for Scotland has confirmed that Craigievar Castle will reopen for visitors this week (Saturday 19th June), in line with the easing of lockdown rules.

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Midges are the biting beastie with a reputation for being a real pest for campers, hillwalkers and picnics in the park. With midges in season over the summer months, and the female biting midges arriving in June, there’s no avoiding them and experts at a conservation charity are calling on people to appreciate these small flies for the important role they play in Scotland’s ecosystem.

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Canine celebrities Olive & Mabel, joined their owner Andrew Cotter at the Poet’s Path in Alloway this week to meet another doggie duo, The Twa Dogs; a new sculpture at the National Trust for Scotland’s Robert Burns Birthplace.

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The National Trust for Scotland is urging visitors to ‘Love this place, leave no trace’ in a new campaign which aims to protect Scotland’s areas of scenic beauty and encourage visitors and campers to minimise their impact on these places.

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Conservation charity the National Trust for Scotland and whisky brand The Glenlivet – two organisations with a long history – have joined forces for a special online event on 1 July.

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Two of Glasgow’s best-loved properties, which give a glimpse of Glaswegian life through the ages, are re-opening to the public.

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Conservation charity the National Trust for Scotland is ready to take visitors on a trip back in time with the opening of the House of Dun heritage park near Montrose, which opens today.

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Some of Aberdeenshire’s most spectacular castles and gardens are hosting a series of outdoor theatre and music performances this summer.

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Work by award-winning Fife artist Pat Beveridge, Falkland Palace’s current ‘Palace Artist’ will go on display at the property this week after Covid caused the delay of the exhibition by a year.

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Two east of Scotland treasures will host a series of outdoor theatre performances, allowing visitors to enjoy Shakespeare beneath the stars and the classic Treasure Island.

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This summer families and theatre lovers will be able to enjoy a series of evening outdoor theatre shows at the stunning House of Dun.

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A family estrangement lasting more than a century has ended after a portrait always intended to hang at Fyvie Castle has been put on display by conservation charity the National Trust for Scotland.

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Conservation charity National Trust for Scotland has hired a new conservation team to help preserve and maintain the moorland at Culloden.

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The scruffiest dogs, most precious pups and waggiest tails were all on display on Saturday (August 7) as the grand estate of Newhailes became Doghailes for the day.

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With Scottish school summer holidays coming to an end this month, the National Trust for Scotland is urging visitors to enjoy the warmer days, spending family time together at their most-loved places.

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The National Trust for Scotland’s Drum Castle, one of Scotland’s oldest tower houses and one of the gems of the North East, is hosting a new exhibition, allowing visitors to see through the eyes of acclaimed Scottish artist, Edward Atkinson Hornel.

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A new experimental theatre production ‘Ùrlar’ will present a ‘kaleidoscopic vision of place’ for one day this September long the Ardess Hidden History Trail, a rich archaeological heritage site on the banks of Loch Lomond.

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The National Trust for Scotland recently played host to a Classic Car and Transport Show – the first of its kind at Newhailes House & Gardens in Musselburgh!

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It draws visitors from all over the world but the National Trust for Scotland's famous Inverewe Garden has attracted a very special caller - a Scallop Shell moth.

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Conservation charity, the National Trust for Scotland has closed its Corrieshalloch Gorge National Nature Reserve site for safety reasons.

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The Patron of conservation charity the National Trust for Scotland, His Royal Highness The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay was greeted by over 100 guests at the House of Dun near Montrose earlier today.

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Conservation charity, the National Trust for Scotland has confirmed its Corrieshalloch Gorge National Nature Reserve site has now reopened.

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An ambitious, century-spanning conservation project to restore habitats in Dumfries and Galloway has received a major boost today, as HSBC UK has come on board to support the National Trust for Scotland’s pioneering work.

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The Canna Partnership, which brings together the island owners the National Trust for Scotland and the island community, aims to use the skills and experience of both to develop a positive future for Canna.

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Was the last man hanged in Dundee really Jack the Ripper? That’s the question posed at an event on 30 September at the National Trust for Scotland’s Hill of Tarvit in Fife.

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Working in partnership Haddo Arts, the National Trust for Scotland and Haddo Country Park Forum are hosting a programme of events from 8 – 17 October, showcasing both local and international art in stunning Haddo House and Country Park to celebrate 10 years of Haddo Arts Festival.

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The team at National Trust for Scotland’s Culloden Battlefield have reached over 800 miles in their worldwide fundraising drive which challenged people to follow in the footsteps of Bonnie Prince Charlie and his Jacobite army.

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In a new collaboration between Pitlochry Festival Theatre and the National Trust for Scotland, a specially-commissioned soundscape, has been installed at Moirlanich Longhouse, a beautifully conserved byre dwelling nestled in Glen Lochay near Killin.

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Specialist teams have begun the intricate task of repairing Mar Lodge’s historic Victoria Bridge, a lattice girder bridge built in 1905 over the River Dee.

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The National Trust for Scotland has created a new habitat at Balmacara Estate in Wester Ross which will allow the rare Northern Emerald dragonfly to flourish.

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The National Trust for Scotland and The Walking Theatre Company have come together to create a fun family experience at The Hill House. Expect a performance packed with magic, witches and ghosts.

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The National Trust for Scotland’s effort to eradicate invasive plants is focusing on the North East of Scotland this autumn.

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Conservation charity, the National Trust for Scotland says its visitors view climate change as a global emergency and are demanding urgent action to address the crisis.

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Scotland’s largest conservation charity, the National Trust for Scotland called on policymakers to adopt different approaches to ensure scenic landscapes, that are vital for the wellbeing of the nation, are not diminished by inappropriate planning developments.

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Finding the perfect gift can be a challenge, and after COP26 we’re all thinking more about how our choices affect the world we all share. The National Trust for Scotland have put together a beautiful selection of gifts that are sure to make your loved ones AND the planet happy. 

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Jenny Gilruth MSP, Minister for Culture, Europe and International Development, visited the Hill House on Tuesday 9 November 2021 to find out more about how conservation charity the National Trust for Scotland is tackling the iconic building’s conservation challenges.

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National Trust for Scotland archaeologists have revealed more details from their recent dig at the old site of The Glenlivet Distillery.

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Volunteers from the local community and HSBC UK employees have joined forces to progress an ambitious landscape restoration project at the National Trust for Scotland’s Threave Estate in Dumfries and Galloway.

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DJ and presenter Edith Bowman has launched the National Trust for Scotland’s Burns Big Night In 2022 by inviting the public to record themselves reciting To A Mouse, one of Robert Burns’s most popular poems.

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As Scotland recovers from its first storm of the winter, conservation charity the National Trust for Scotland has shared details of the damage caused across many of its places around the country.