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The secret life of cows

Explore Margaret Fay Shaw’s photographs of cows and discover the many ways they featured in Hebridean culture and folklore.

Through thick and thin: interpreting Tam o’ Shanter in Alloway

Discover how RBBM celebrates the story of Burns’s greatest poem.

For auld lang syne

As the South West Project Reveal team approach the end of our involvement in the project, we’d like to look back over the last 15 months.

Glencoe revamp begins

As work gets underway on upgrading the visitor centre at Glencoe, Operations Manager Emily Bryce introduces herself and gives a hint of what visitors can expect from the new-look facilities.

A fair wind for Fair Isle

At number 31 on our 100 Ways list we’re supporting community renewable energy projects on Fair Isle, Canna and Iona.

Creating pathways to recovery

At number 30 on our list of 100 Ways we’re protecting Scotland’s heritage is creating pathways to recovery.

Rediscovering Scots

Number 29 in our 100 Ways list is our commitment to the Scots language, by appointing a resident Scriever to keep the mither tongue alive.

Secrets of a Shrine (part 2)

Uncovering the mysteries of a 200-year-old monument to Robert Burns: symbolism in design

A kind of magic

Project Reveal discover objects and places that reflect some of the superstitions prevalent throughout south-west Scotland over the centuries.

Grand and good fun - for all the family

Lauren Miller reports back on her trip to the Georgian House, and finds it’s grand family fun.

Celebrating Scotland’s Halloween heritage

At number 28 on our 100 Ways list is sharing Scotland’s Halloween traditions and stories with events all over the country.

Drying out water damage

At number 27 on our 100 Ways list is the recovery work we’re doing at Newhailes House after flood damage.

Drama comes to the Georgian House

The Georgian House will be full of drama this winter, as a new play in five rooms premieres.

Architecture inspires art at Kellie Castle

Project Reveal takes a look at the elaborate ceilings at Kellie Castle and the artwork they inspired.

Showing Mackintosh in a different light

In summer 2018, art and furniture from Mackintosh’s Hill House were displayed for the first time in his native Glasgow.

Of bards and banknotes

As the Tap the Past partnership gets underway, Bank of Scotland archivist Siân Yates sheds light on some of the links between the Bard and the bank.

Walking in Wester Ross

At number 26 on our 100 Ways list is Walktober – a series of walking events in Wester Ross.

That subtle uranium glow …

Team West were struck by these unusual green glass pieces, found in a box at Pollok House.

Around the world in 100 years

We leave the Hebrides and explore images from Margaret Fay Shaw’s (1903–2004) travels across the globe.

A tale of five sisters

A photograph taken by Margaret Fay Shaw in 1937 led us to a strange destination, and an even stranger story.

Keeping bats on our radar

At number 25 on our 100 Ways list is our commitment to the conservation of Scottish wildlife by looking after the bats that live on our properties.

Secrets of a Shrine (part 1)

Uncovering the mysteries of a 200-year-old monument to Robert Burns: the origins

Tap the past to preserve the future

We’ve partnered with Bank of Scotland and VISA to bring contactless to the Trust!

Oidhche Shamhna – a South Uist Halloween

Margaret Fay Shaw depicts a traditional Hebridean Halloween with her images and film of South Uist in the 1930s.