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Revealing our eerie artefacts

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

6 Scottish Halloween traditions

Discover the story behind Scottish Halloween traditions.

Battling at Bannockburn

Travel writer Robin McKelvie took the family to Bannockburn and tried his hand at medieval battle.

Blueprint shows heritage how to hook young people

The report by the Heritage Blueprint group was presented at the AGM in September.

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.

‘Let’s protect what we value’

Stuart Brooks, the Trust’s Head of Natural Heritage Conservation, tells us about his love for wild Scotland and what we can do to help preserve it.

Exploring Culzean Castle: The Life of Scipio Kennedy (Part 8)

Follow the story of Scipio Kennedy and his life at Culzean Castle (Part 8 – The end of Scipio’s life and how to reflect upon it)

Exploring Culzean Castle: The Life of Scipio Kennedy (Part 7)

Follow the story of Scipio Kennedy and his journey to Culzean Castle (Part 7 – Scipio’s later life – weaving, smuggling and a house of his own)

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.

What does the Trust’s President do?

The President is an ambassador for our charity’s work, promoting our work to protect Scotland’s heritage.

New Trust President in place

Members confirmed archaeologist and broadcaster’s appointment at AGM.

Beatrice Sharp of Hill of Tarvit

Recent research has shown that Beatrice Sharp was a driving force behind the design of Hill of Tarvit Mansion.

Exploring Culzean Castle: The Life of Scipio Kennedy (Part 6)

Continue the story of Scipio Kennedy and his journey to Culzean Castle (Part 6 – Scipio's journey into fatherhood)

Exploring Culzean Castle: The Life of Scipio Kennedy (Part 5)

Continue the story of Scipio Kennedy and his journey to Culzean Castle (Part 5 – Scipio becomes a married man)

Mackintosh and the baby’s play pen

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

Wa-Hey for play – new park opens at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

Inspired by Burns, Scots Wa-Hey is full of fun features, including a Wee Burns Cottage!

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

Brodick – the Trust site with it all (Part 2)

Travel writer Robin McKelvie took his family to experience all that Brodick has to offer. Catch up on the second part of his fantastic family trip

New Trust treasure coming soon

The Trust will launch its newest addition, the Playful Garden at Brodie Castle later this year.

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.

Brodick – the Trust site with it all (Part 1)

Travel writer Robin McKelvie took his family to experience all that Brodick has to offer

Paralympians launch all abilities trails at Culzean

Their visit marks the completion of a year-long programme of work worth £2.5 million at the Ayrshire estate.

Schools and Learning Guide to Culzean

Information about learning resources and facilities available at Culzean Castle & Country Park for schools and groups.