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Katie’s a social media whizz-kid

In celebration of Volunteers’ Week 2019, we’re highlighting the work of our volunteers.

Ranger-guided mountain walks

Discover more about events and ranger-guided walks at some of our upland places.

Celebrating our volunteers

National Volunteers’ Week provides us with the perfect opportunity to celebrate and thank our hard-working volunteers.

From the edge of the world: part 1

Our new blog from St Kilda reveals what it’s like to spend a season working here.

Trust counts on puffins’ welfare

We’ve just completed our first-ever bird count on the Inner Hebridean island of Staffa.

Opening the door at Craigievar Castle

Will you walk through the door and experience the wonder of Craigievar?

Lady Aberdeen’s print collection of celebrated Scottish women

Lady Aberdeen’s prints tell the story of Scottish women throughout history and offer a glimpse of what inspired this early feminist.

A waulk on the wild side

Enjoy this gallery of images of sheep and the wearers of their wool – to coincide with the tweed waulking event on Canna this weekend.

Lottery funding for Mar Lodge Estate

Planning starts on People’s Postcode Lottery project at Mar Lodge

SOS – Save our Seabirds

The Biosecurity for LIFE project – a partnership between the Trust, the RSPB and the National Trust – recently launched its new campaign: Save Our Seabirds from Invasive Predators.

The spice of life

This battered tin box from House of Dun provides an insight into the role of women in shaping attitudes towards the British Empire during the mid-19th century.

Opening the door to the past at Craigievar Castle

Number 56 in our 100 ways list is our work to open the door to the past at Craigievar Castle.

Honing skills for the future

With the recent launch of the Historic Environment Skills Investment Plan, we’re looking forward to helping to deliver the outcomes for the long-term benefit of our heritage.

Painting a picture with a diary

This is a story of how a minister came to paint two landscapes for Miss Christian Dalrymple of Newhailes, and shows how diary writing can help us paint a more intimate picture of history.

Colonel Gordon goes wild and majestic in Edinburgh

Batoni’s painting features in the Wild and Majestic: Romantic Visions of Scotland exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland from 26 June–10 November 2019.

An update on Preston Mill

Thanks to the donations given through our recent crowdfunder appeal, work has begun to get Preston Mill’s water wheel turning again.

Introducing the Trust’s Honorary Archives Advisor

We’re delighted to welcome the Trust’s new Honorary Archives Advisor, Dr Alison Rosie of the National Register of Archives for Scotland.

Uncover the secrets of Glencoe this weekend

Calling all history and archaeology enthusiasts to take part in an exciting dig exposing a site from the Glencoe Massacre.

Abertarff: the little house in the Highlands

Project Manager Katey Boal introduces Abertarff House and gives a hint of what visitors can expect this season.

Morton Photography Symposium at Broughton House

Read about the fascinating topics that were discussed at the inaugural Morton Photography Symposium at Broughton House.

Stitching the past

A jacket, inspired by an early 17th-century example in Glasgow’s Burrell Collection, makes a stunning addition to the beautiful needlework collection at Culross Palace.

Celebrating spring blooms

As spring is upon us, it’s time to celebrate the amazing plants in our collections, so that’s number 54 on our 100 Ways list.

Partnering up to protect landscape

At number 53 in our 100 Ways list is forming Scotland’s Landscape Alliance.

Matchmaking: when collections met photography

The National Trust for Scotland’s Collections Information Officer keeps the information we hold about our collections and objects as accurate and usable as possible.