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Photography students visit Culzean Castle

A group of photography students find out more about Project Reveal and enjoy a workshop on collections photography.

A family affair

Jenny Eaves reveals how her family membership is inspiring her to explore every Trust property in Scotland

New look for Newhailes

Robin McKelvie and family report back after their first visit to Weehailes Playpark at Newhailes. Spoiler alert: they liked it.

Scaling the heights for new species

At number 9 in our 100 Ways list, our botanists show the lengths they’ll go to, to protect Scotland’s flora.

A million seabirds, but for how long?

The seabirds of St Kilda are under threat from climate change.

Working with wildcats

At number 8 on our 100 Ways list, the Trust is playing its part in protecting the wildcat

7 Favourite Playgrounds

Looking for adventure? Here are our 7 favourite playgrounds.

10 Magical Places

Looking for an adventure? Here are 10 magical places in our care.

Music Day on the summer solstice

In France, the longest day is the day people celebrate ‘La Fete de la Musique’, or Music Day.

A rare sight at Inverewe

Visitors over the next few weeks may witness an unusual plant bursting into life, seen only once every seven years.

12 ways to enjoy #LoveOnTheLongestDay

Make the most of the extra hours of daylight on 21 June with special Trust events.

Sundials and sunshine

Like the plants that surround them, sundials are at their most beautiful when the the sun shines.

A long read

On the longest day one might want to have a go at reading one of the longest pieces of ancient writing in Scotland. It might take you all day though!

Doors open on new Pollok Gallery

At number 7 in our 100 Ways list is how we’re adding to Glasgow’s awesome art scene.

What to do for a day in Iona

Scottish travel writer tells us how to spend a perfect longest day and make the most of the extra daylight on Iona

Fall in love with Scotland’s remotest corners

Blogger Kate Hopper tells us how she’d spend her perfect longest day.

Growing the next generation of gardeners

At number 6 in the Trust’s 100 Ways list is a brand new gardening apprentice scheme that’s now open for applications.

The Mar Lodge Estate species list: over a century of biological recording

The Trust’s Assistant Ecologist Andrew Painting, takes us through some of the notable species found at Mar Lodge.


On Thursday 21 June, we’re encouraging everyone to take part in a very exciting Trust project.

Is an architect an artist?

Last month our team had the pleasure of exploring Holmwood, a fantastic villa designed by the Glaswegian architect Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson.

Professional gardeners – an endangered species?

A new Garden Apprenticeship training scheme will help grow more professional gardeners to care for our beautiful and important places.

Giving Scottish talent a stage at Upside Doon

Number 5 in our 100 Ways list is providing a platform for Scottish musicians at Upside Doon in Alloway.

Strategy sets out historic plans for Scottish heritage

We’ve launched our most ambitious programme for investment and activity, over the next five years.

Concerns over new threat to Culloden Conservation Zone

The Trust has objected to another proposed development near Culloden.