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The St Kilda Diaries: 1 to 14 March 1909

Extracts and transcripts from the handwritten diaries of Alice MacLachlan

Tapestries travel to Belgium for special treatment

The Trust is working in collaboration with Hopetoun House Preservation Trust to send tapestries to Belgium, where a state-of-the-art cleaning system for historic tapestries, patented by the Royal Manufacturers De Wit, will remove a century of dirt.

Countdown to opening for Newhailes storybook play park

​Weehailes Playpark, Musselburgh’s newest family-friendly visitor attraction, is gearing up to welcome its first visitors over the Easter weekend.

A new website for the National Trust for Scotland

The new look of our website is the first glimpse of a fresh visual style that we will be rolling out over the next few months … but this website has more than a pretty face.

A day in the life of Project Reveal

From boxes of bricks to drawing rooms full of Old Masters, here is a day in the life of the two North inventory teams

Beauty and the beast

It’s like a winter wonderland rather than a beast from the east.

North Walled Garden renovation at Culzean

A project is underway to transform the North Walled Garden at Culzean into a productive and attractive space.

500 years of Scottish garden history

Gardens, whether large or small, their policies and wider designed landscapes are dynamic works of art.

Scottish ghost stories – witches, murder and folklore (Part 2)

Reinvigorate your tour programmes with spine-chilling tales of witchcraft and the supernatural, ghosts and ghouls, torture and murder most foul.

Scottish ghost stories – witches, murder and folklore (Part 1)

Reinvigorate your tour programmes with spine-chilling tales of witchcraft and the supernatural, ghosts and ghouls, torture and murder most foul.

Part V: 50 interesting objects

Explore Part V of our 50 interesting objects.

Part IV: 50 interesting objects

Explore Part IV of our 50 interesting objects.

Part III: 50 interesting objects

Explore Part III of our 50 interesting objects.

Discovering Outlander

Follow in the time-travelling footsteps of the lead characters and visit the locations that inspired the novels and were used in the filming of this historical romance.

Part II: 50 interesting objects

Explore part II of our 50 interesting objects.

Discovering Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites

From the gory victory at Killiecrankie in 1689 to the bloody defeat at the Battle of Culloden in 1746, learn about the Jacobites and their ill-fated campaigns to restore the Stuart monarchy to the British throne.

Part I: 50 interesting objects

Explore part I of our 50 interesting objects.

Hop to Brodie Castle for springtime fun

Find out more about the creation of the Playful Garden at Brodie Castle

Conserving natural capital: the Trust’s peatlands

Since we look after so much peat bog and woodland, the Trust has an important role to play in storing carbon.

The islands at the edge of the world

Get closer to St Kilda and discover fascinating seabird and island facts.

Trust charcoal

Every bag of this high-quality charcoal helps to conserve woodland cared for by the National Trust for Scotland.

The Trust goes out of this world!

Nasa’s Mars Curiosity Rover recently visited St Kilda in the Torridon quadrangle.

Box the Hill House Appeal

We've launched our appeal to save Hill House

She was aye workin’

Team West are discovering the personal archive of Miss Agnes Toward at the Tenement House in Glasgow.