Our people

Beautiful places only stay beautiful because of the hard work of thousands of dedicated people.

The Trust is its people – over 300,000 members are directly represented on our Board of Trustees and nearly 4,000 volunteers do everything from guiding visitors to tending gardens and building upland footpaths.

Our expert staff make sure that all visitors can expect a fascinating experience and that the highest standards of conservation are applied.


Patron, President and Vice-Presidents

Find out more about our Patron, President and Vice-Presidents.

Trustees and Governance

Our Trustees are responsible for the Trust’s strategic direction and for representing our members in decision making.

Leadership Team

The Leadership Team are responsible for day-to-day management of the Trust and are accountable to the Trust membership through the strategic oversight of the Board of Trustees.


The National Trust for Scotland’s operational management is provided by the Leadership Team.

Our volunteers

Every year 4,000 enthusiastic volunteers donate their time to projects, places and events with the National Trust for Scotland.

Gender pay gap reporting

See gender pay gap information for the Trust.

Regional offices

Contact details for our regional offices.