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Why Reveal?

As the West team have almost completed their work for Project Reveal, it seems timely to reflect on the Reveal project from a curator’s point of view.

Culzean Castle: the ultimate wedding venue

With opulent interiors, marquee-friendly lawns and a sprawling estate, this majestic 18th-century cliff-top castle is the dream venue for every kind of wedding.

Step back in time – 7 spectacular wedding venues, all with a tale to tell …

From fairytale castles, stylish townhouses and elegant stately homes, to landscaped gardens and sprawling estates, each of our Trust places has its own fascinating story.

Love at first sight – perfect wedding venues in north-east Scotland

North-east Scotland is one of the most sought-after destinations for luxury weddings, and lucky couples can tie the knot at any of these spectacular properties.

A breath of fresh air – incredible wedding venues in the great outdoors

Ditch the registry office and go wild with an open-air ceremony at one of the Trust’s unforgettable outdoor locations.

Fighting for Scotland’s nature

At number 35 on our 100 Ways list is fighting for Scotland’s nature.

Lights, camera, fact-ion

At number 34 in our 100 Ways list is bringing Scotland to the silver screen.

Pollok House – explore one of the hidden wonders of Scotland

Braes High student Lauren Miller continues her tour of Trust properties – this time she pops into Pollok House and blogs about her visit there.

Trust joins urgent bid for an Environment Act for Scotland

The Trust is one of 35 environmental charities calling for an Environment Act for Scotland.

Lecture shares secrets of Project Reveal

Find out more about Project Reveal at a special lecture this November.

Revealing archaeology

During July, August and September 2018, a post-graduate student from Glasgow University completed a work placement with the National Trust for Scotland’s archaeologists.

The sale of the season

Drum Castle hosts a live auction to celebrate the fabulously popular exhibition – Marian Clayden: Dressing Up Drum.

Tap the Past

We’re delighted to have partnered with Bank of Scotland and VISA to bring contactless to the Trust.

An unexpected visitor / Cuideigin aig nach robh sinn an dùil

We partnered with the Scottish Book Trust for the October instalment of their short story competition. Here are the winners! Dh'obraich sinn le Urras Leabhraichean na h-Alba air a' cho-fharpais seo. Chaidh iarraidh air luchd-sgriobhaidh sgeulachd goirid a sgrìobhadh. Seo na fheadhainn a bha soirbheachail!

Secrets of a Shrine (part 3)

Uncovering the mysteries of a 200-year-old monument to Robert Burns: conservation in action

Scots want their scenic landscapes better protected

A new survey finds overwhelming support for greater measures to protect Scotland’s most scenic landscapes.

Circle of support

Our honorary advisors provide a circle of support that helps us to tell the stories of our places.

Adding sparkle to Brodick Castle gardens

At number 33 on our 100 Ways list is adding sparkle to Brodick’s gardens.

Extreme invasive species extraction

At number 32 on our 100 Ways list is rooting out invasive species at Corrieshalloch Gorge.

Horsing around

Gallop around Fyvie Castle as Team North discover some entertaining examples of equestrianism.

Christmas recipe – Clootie Dumpling

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without that delicious, traditional Scottish pudding, Clootie Dumpling. Here’s how to make your own, and delight family and friends!

Festive family fun this Christmas

From Christmas markets and Santa’s Grotto to magical storytelling and carol concerts, there’s something for everyone this festive season!

The secret life of cows

Explore Margaret Fay Shaw’s photographs of cows and discover the many ways they featured in Hebridean culture and folklore.

Through thick and thin: interpreting Tam o’ Shanter in Alloway

Discover how RBBM celebrates the story of Burns’s greatest poem.