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Margaret Fay Shaw’s photographs of the women of South Uist – Canna House

Exploring the stories of women and girls preserved in our historical collections in the west of Scotland.

Getting personal – the thrill of cataloguing meaningful everyday items

Exploring the stories of women and girls preserved in our historical collections in the west of Scotland.

Future/Past: old and new pictorial views of Forfar, Part 2

Historical photos of Angus helped pupils at Langlands Primary School, Forfar learn about their town.

An adventure duo’s mighty date

National Trust for Scotland member and avid photographer, Jamie Brogan, shares his northern adventure from Inverewe to the east coast ... and lots in between.

From the edge of the world: part 4

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

Future/Past: old and new pictorial views of Forfar, Part 1

Historical photos of Angus helped pupils at Langlands Primary School, Forfar learn about their town.

Love of Country – cruise in summer 2021

After the very popular 2020 cruise sold out, Noble Caledonia are delighted to offer a 2021 cruise around the Northern and Western Isles that’s been exclusively designed to support the National Trust for Scotland.

7 spectacular cycle routes in Scotland

Looking for an unforgettable cycling adventure? Get on your bike and discover these amazing routes across Scotland!

From the edge of the world: part 3

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

Stories, songs and starlings

Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the death of Margaret Fay Shaw’s friend Pèigi Macrae of South Uist.

Digging up evidence of a forgotten battle

At number 61 on our 100 Ways list is carrying out archaeology to learn more about the Battle of Glenshiel, 300 years on.

300-year-old musket ball and mortar shell discovered from the Battle of Glenshiel

Archaeologists have found the first historic remains of the 1719 battle.

The Trust wants to grow more gardeners!

Our Garden Apprentice training scheme continues to help grow more professional gardeners to care for our beautiful and important places.

Celebrating World Oceans Day

Today is World Oceans Day. To highlight its importance, Sarah Lawrence (St Kilda Seabird and Marine Ranger) tells us about a recent beach clean undertaken by volunteers on St Kilda.

Liz is digging, for the love of Scotland

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

From the edge of the world: part 2

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

Eddie’s caring for our collections

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

Colin’s a conservation champion

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

Going back to the Greek

At number 60 on our 100 Ways list, we’re restoring the unique interiors at Holmwood and sharing our progress with the public.

Celebrating World Environment Day

Today is World Environment Day. In celebration, Richard Luxmoore, Senior Nature Conservation Advisor for the Trust, tells us about the importance of protecting our seabirds.

Volunteering variety

At number 59 on our 100 Ways list is providing volunteers with opportunities to get involved with nature conservation in our dedicated Conservation Volunteer groups.

First puffin count for Staffa

At number 58 on our 100 Ways list is carrying out the first ever bird count on Staffa to monitor the health of the important seabird colony.

Glencoe visitor centre opens

Glencoe’s new visitor centre officially opened with a VIP event on Friday 31 May.

Rachel’s exhibiting success

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