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Trust offers free entry across Scotland

National Lottery-funded attractions say #ThanksToYou for 25 years of support with free entry.

Here’s looking at loo, kid

Today is World Toilet Day and we thought it was the perfect opportunity to look at some of the classic cludgies around our properties. Here’s our top five:

Winter wellbeing

Get ready for the cold winter nights by taking a look at the National Trust for Scotland’s Online Shop. We have some great products to treat yourself to this winter.

Top 8 Christmas gifts for children

As we’re sure you’ve been reminded by younger family members, it’s time to start thinking about Christmas presents! There’s no better place to begin than with the National Trust for Scotland’s Christmas All Wrapped Up collection.

7 Christmas gift hampers

Hampers are a unique way to wish a friend, family or a colleague a Merry Christmas! With 7 gift hampers available for different budgets and tastes, we have a hamper for everyone.

Repairs begin at Burns Cottage

Vital conservation works at the Alloway cottage where Robert Burns was born are now underway.

Top 8 Scottish gifts

It’s time to start thinking about Christmas presents and there’s no better place to begin than with the National Trust for Scotland’s Christmas All Wrapped Up collection.

Support continues for Geilston Garden

Trustees have agreed to keep Geilston Garden in Cardross open for at least another year while its future is explored.

Willow recovery taking root at Mar Lodge Estate

The first seedlings of rare willows have been successfully grown as part of a conservation project at Mar Lodge Estate.

Top 8 Harry Potter Christmas gifts

Our Harry Potter range features unique products inspired by the books and films.

Emma’s our Rising Star

Emma Sweeney, Visitor Services Supervisor at the Hill House, has been announced as the winner of the ASVA 2019 Rising Star Award.

Inverewe Illuminated

At number 12 on our 100 Ways list, we’re adding to the experience and extending the visitor season at Inverewe with a bright event this winter.

Hebridean Heaven – cruise in May 2021

Noble Caledonia are delighted to offer a specially arranged island-hopping voyage in support of the National Trust for Scotland.

Miss Fraser and Miss Bristow of Castle Fraser

Exploring the stories of women and girls preserved in our historical collections in the north of Scotland.

Scottish Christmas traditions

’Tis the season to be jolly! If you’re celebrating Christmas or Hogmanay in Scotland this year, there are lots of seasonal Scottish traditions that you can take part in – some of them old, some of them new.

The forgotten artist of Drum Castle

Exploring the stories of women and girls preserved in our historical collections in the north of Scotland.

Give the gift of membership

Gift membership is the perfect way to share Scotland’s treasures with your loved ones. As a member, they’ll enjoy unlimited access to the heritage in our care – from coastlines to castles, art to architecture, wildlife to wilderness.

How to make a bug hotel

Make a home for garden wildlife with this easy bug hotel.

Top 8 Christmas cards

Send festive greetings to your friends and family with our Christmas cards, made exclusively for the National Trust for Scotland.

The deep clean

Some of our castles and country houses close to visitors for the winter, so our trained teams get to work cleaning and covering up their priceless collections. And then it’s time for bed ...

A passage to Fair Isle

Thistle Camp volunteer Nick Spurling tells us all about his first visit to Fair Isle.

Culloden rock star welcome

Thistle Campers have created new drystone walls at the entrance of Culloden.

Public support for independent environmental protection body

A new poll has revealed that the public agree a new, independent environmental watchdog is needed to ensure existing EU environmental protections remain in place after Brexit.

From the edge of the world: part 12

This is the final instalment this year from our blog from St Kilda, which has revealed what it’s like to spend a season working here.