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Pioneering Spirit: Illicit whisky stills at Mar Lodge Estate

In partnership with The Glenlivet, the National Trust for Scotland has begun investigating the scale and impact of illicit whisky production in Scotland, commencing with survey work at Mar Lodge Estate.

Colonial power and profit at Leith Hall

As part of our Facing Our Past project, we take a look at the Leith-Hay and Leith families of Leith Hall, and their links to the West Indies.

Looking out for Scotland’s trees

With increasing threats to Scottish tree health, the National Trust for Scotland has teamed up with Observatree to help spot problems early.

Written in the stars

Explore the astrological signs through objects from our historical collections!

Turf times as building material search gets underway

Historic building material is needed for our Glencoe recreation of a 17th-century dwelling.

Scotland’s largest conservation charity supports new marine protections

The National Trust for Scotland has welcomed the announcement by the Scottish Government and Marine Scotland that an additional 12 marine sites around Scotland have been given Special Protection Area status.

The past in the post

Agnes Toward, of the Tenement House, held onto many letters throughout her life, from which we can learn about bygone eras.

Meet the Makers: Jen Pfeiffer from Pfeiffer Wines

The Trust’s Meet the Maker series is proudly sponsored by Naked Wines, where the world’s best independent winemakers make their best wines. Here we meet one of the makers supported by Naked Wines’ Angels.

What’s Up with Hornel

An exhibition at Edinburgh City Art Centre called E. A. Hornel: From Camera to Canvas is very interesting and doesn’t take long to see.

Meet the Makers: Jo Murray from Sonsie Face Ltd

The Trust is proud to support talented makers and craftspeople from across Scotland, by selling their products in our physical and online shops. This time, we meet Jo Murray from Sonsie Face Ltd.

Wildlife spotter’s guide: Ben Lomond

The rich variety of natural habitats at Ben Lomond mean a wide range of Scottish wildlife can be seen throughout the year.

Wildlife spotter’s guide: Glencoe

A walk in Glencoe never disappoints. Surrounded by some of Scotland’s most-loved scenery, wildlife treats abound for those who tread quietly and carefully.

Wildlife spotter’s guide: St Abb’s Head

Famed for its seabird colonies, there is a wealth of wildlife to discover at this coastal National Nature Reserve.

Wildlife spotter’s guide: The Hermitage

An enchanting forest, magical waterfalls and breathtaking views all make a visit here spectacular – but the Hermitage is also teeming with wildlife all year round!

Tokens of remembrance

November is a month for remembrance, both privately and publicly.

The Great Eight at the Hill House

Rachel Thompson, Visitor Services Manager at the Hill House, tells us about her favourite parts of the property.

Famous Scottish artists (and where to find them)

Discover some of our favourite Scottish artists and find out where you can see their work in its ‘natural habitat’.

Below-stairs life at the Georgian House

We’re carrying out research to find out more about the life of the servants who worked so hard to keep the household running smoothly.

Contemporary weddings with the National Trust for Scotland

We’ve teamed up with a wide range of suppliers to bring new wedding ideas to life.

Wallpaper, paint and carpets: bringing National Trust for Scotland interiors to life

Take a look behind the scenes to find out about interior design Trust style.

Christmas gifts from Scotland

Visit our online shop to find beautiful Christmas gift ideas, inspired by Scotland’s history and crafted by Scottish makers.

Woodland regeneration project at Ben Lomond

Work is nearing completion on an exciting woodland regeneration project on the lower Ptarmigan slopes of Ben Lomond.

Collections uncovered: Kellie Castle

Antonia Laurence-Allen, Curator for Edinburgh and East, takes you on a short video tour of Kellie Castle.

Brodick Castle Garden – what have we been up to?

As we change seasons from autumn to winter, discover what has been happening in the Brodick Castle gardens over the past six weeks.