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The work of Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh

The Hill House contains pieces by Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh. These beautiful examples of her work play an important part in complementing her husband's whole concept.

Explore the Hill House

The Hill House in Helensburgh is universally regarded as Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s finest domestic creation.

21st-century needlework in 17th-century Culross Palace

Project Reveal Team East uncovers the work that goes into creating a splash of colour in Culross Palace.

Virtual views for musical instruments

Pianos, guitars and gongs go online

Leaving our mark

The Trust’s collections are very diverse, so we need to use various marking and labelling techniques for identifying collection items.

Lang may yer hingin’ lum reek

The Project Reveal West Team are intrigued by a rare hanging lum in the kitchen of Moirlanich Longhouse.

If the key fits ...

Project Reveal North West team find a mysterious key at Brodie Castle. What will it open?

Revealing our eerie artefacts

For Halloween, our curators have picked out some of the spookiest pieces in our collection, from all over Scotland.

Palm trees and goddesses at Culross Palace

Project Reveal Team East discover the beautiful painted ceilings of Culross Palace, and wonder what lies beneath them.

Memories of Zeppelin Sunday

The Project Reveal South West Team get a closer look at an aircraft propeller that left a mark on modern history.

Mackintosh and the baby’s play pen

A time for reflection as Reveal Team West finish their work at the Hill House

Nature in art at the Hill House

Project Reveal Team West have uncovered a work of art hidden in the linen cupboards at the Hill House

A Tax Avoidance Scheme?

Discover the real purpose of these curious little glass bowls at Culzean Castle

Guest of honour

Delve into the story behind the Dinner at Haddo House painting and discover why prime minister Gladstone’s visit was a huge social event.

What’s in the box?

Down in the depths of Newhailes a treasure trove of prints has been discovered in an unassuming plastic box.

What’s the time, Major Keith?

The Project Reveal team in the North East investigate a clock at Pitmedden.

The Teams Revealed

With the Project Reveal teams now settled at their various regional bases, we thought this would be a good time to introduce them.

It BEATS – as it Sweeps – as it Cleans

The Project Reveal West Team discovers the beauty of cleaning 1930s style, with an art deco Hoover.

Paintings undergoing conservation

Three large 17th-century Dutch paintings from Hill of Tarvit are being cleaned at a conservation studio. One painting is complete and the results are impressive.

The two little gin pigs of Brodie Castle

The Project Reveal Team at Brodie Castle delve into the history of gin – all in the name of research!

Egg-cellent art and suspected fowl play

Project Reveal Team East explore the work of ornithologist, author and artist Donald Watson and find clues of a missing artwork.

Oral History Project – we’d love to hear from you!

Pollok House has started an oral history project focusing on the life and legacy of Sir John Stirling Maxwell

Revealing our collections

Over the next 18 months we will share behind-the-scenes insights on the progress of our collections inventory project with you.

Haddo Madonna

Over the next 12 months we will share behind-the-scenes insights on the progress of our research on this painting, which we hope may be by the Renaissance artist Raphael.