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2024 media releases

National Trust for Scotland media releases from 2024

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New research for the National Trust for Scotland shows that 97% of Scots believe access to the outdoors is important for their mental health, a point that is particularly significant at this time of year when wintery weather and dark nights can deter people from spending time outside.

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Scotland’s largest conservation charity, the National Trust for Scotland (NTS) today joined The Willow Tea Rooms Trust to announce that Mackintosh at the Willow, in Glasgow’s Sauchiehall Street, is to become part of the NTS’s portfolio of heritage properties.

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Seven out of ten (68%) Scots believe a love of spending time outdoors is one of the most attractive qualities in a potential friend or partner, according to a new survey by Scotland’s largest conservation charity, the National Trust for Scotland.

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Leading conservation charities are calling on Scottish Ministers to reject a renewables development that could wreak unacceptable levels of ecological damage – including to vulnerable seabird populations – off Scotland’s East Coast.

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The National Trust for Scotland is celebrating the stories of the remarkable women associated with the special places in its care to mark International Women’s Day on 8 March.

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The National Trust for Scotland is going hopping mad for Easter and hosting a bumper 35 Easter Egg Trails at the special places in its care this spring.

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The discovery of a propeller blade, thought to be from a World War II plane, in a remote part of Arran has sparked an investigation for the National Trust for Scotland as it tries to identify its origin.

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The National Trust for Scotland is set to enter the third and final year of its ambitious project to meticulously document an estimated 100,000 plants across its 39 major gardens.

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A 343-year mystery has been solved at one of the oldest residential buildings in Inverness, Abertarff House, cared for by the National Trust for Scotland.

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This April, people from across the world will come together with the National Trust for Scotland to mark the 277th anniversary of the Battle of Culloden with a series of events.

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Helensburgh’s Hill House, designed in 1902 by Charles Rennie Mackintosh for publisher Walter Blackie, achieved another breakthrough this week, when it became the first Scottish dwelling to be listed on the prestigious and influential International Iconic Houses website www.iconichouses.org

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Latest investigations by National Trust for Scotland archaeologists at Culloden Battlefield have recovered a wide range of artefacts, including a buckle they believe to be the shoe buckle of Donald Cameron of Lochiel, who led the 400-strong Camerons regiment into the battle.

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Scotland’s largest conservation charity, the National Trust for Scotland, is encouraging Scots to make the most of the beautiful gardens, landscapes, and historic places it has to offer this spring.

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Conservation charity the National Trust for Scotland has confirmed that its conservation project to dry out Charles Rennie Mackintosh masterpiece the Hill House in Helensburgh is working.

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A new National Trust for Scotland exhibition at Broughton House, Kirkcudbright, brings together the Japanese souvenirs and East Asian plants from the home of Scottish ‘Glasgow Boy’ artist E.A Hornel.

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The National Trust for Scotland is celebrating the 10th anniversary of funding raised by players of People’s Postcode Lottery and the positive impact it has made to nature conservation at the special places in its care across the country.

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A report published today has identified the three biggest threats from climate change to the UK’s only dual World Heritage Site, St Kilda. Warming land and sea temperatures, more frequent and severe storms and changes to ocean currents around St Kilda will make it even harder to conserve its unique built and natural heritage, the National Trust for Scotland has said.

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Gardeners and buildings teams at the National Trust for Scotland are celebrating the completion of a complex project to repair, maintain, conserve and redecorate two historic glasshouses at Malleny Garden.

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Scottish writer, actor and performer, Tom Conti, is the subject of the latest episode of the National Trust for Scotland’s podcast series, Love Scotland, hosted by Trust President and former broadcast anchor Jackie Bird, which is now available to listen to on all major platforms.