All Stories

1 Dec 2023

Robbie scales ‘The Thumb’ in St Kilda

A team of climbers, led by Robbie Phillips, has achieved the first ascent of a famous St Kilda sea stack in over 130 years, working with the Trust to plan the ascent safely and sustainably.

1 Dec 2023

Research reveals hidden meanings behind Christmas carol

New Christmas activities at Castle Fraser have been inspired by hidden meanings in the 12 Days of Christmas carol.

1 Dec 2023

Love Scotland podcast – Season 7

Welcome to the new season of our award-winning podcast. Hosted by journalist and broadcaster Jackie Bird, each episode tells some of the thrilling stories behind the Trust’s people and places.

29 Nov 2023

Mast plan harming Scotland’s most beautiful views

The nationwide 4G expansion project is having a severely detrimental impact on the landscape in some of Scotland’s most beautiful and remote locations, and the Trust calling for a joined-up approach to protect Scotland’s landscapes.

27 Nov 2023

Veteran tree management – a new kind of woodpecker

The Trust’s approach to veteran tree management has recently taken a leap forward with technological assistance from the PiCUS system.

24 Nov 2023

A summer on Mingulay

Chris is no stranger to Scotland’s remote islands, but nothing compares to his time as a seabird ranger on the island of Mingulay.

22 Nov 2023

The PLANTS project: why do plant names matter?

PLANTS West Inventory Officer Fran Culverhouse explains how a grasp of basic plant name etymology can come in pretty handy for us all.

17 Nov 2023

Scottish wedding traditions – drinking from the quaich

You might have spotted these simple-looking bowls at a traditional Scottish wedding. But what does it mean to drink from the quaich? And where did this ancient tradition begin?

13 Nov 2023

Second year of PLANTS project completed

The second year of the Trust’s PLANTS project has seen 17 gardens and 32,000 plants audited, including a rare rhododendron planted before the First World War.