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Evolution of a Trailblazer leader

With our Trailblazer programmes about to start for the season, we caught up with Lucy Buchanan, who has made the journey from participant to leader.

Help us to avoid wildfires this summer

Top tips for preventing wildfires at Trust places

The Falkland Bed

A favourite with staff, volunteers and visitors alike, the elaborately carved Falkland Bed is a must-see when visiting Falkland Palace.

Capturing the summer solstice

On the longest day of the year, we went out to photograph our members, volunteers and visitors enjoying the summer solstice.


​On Thursday 21 June 2018, we asked you to show us what you did to #LoveOnTheLongestDay of the year.

Going wild at Leith Hall

At number 10 in the Trust’s 100 Ways list is a project to get school pupils involved in planting wildflowers in Aberdeenshire.

Glasgow: 2-day itinerary

From a peaceful urban oasis to an early 20th-century time capsule, there’s so much to discover in Glasgow.

Ayrshire & Arran: 2-day itinerary

From the birthplace of Scotland’s National Bard to the highest peak on the Isle of Arran, there’s so much to discover in Ayrshire & Arran.

Donations reach £1 million for Hill House appeal

£500,000 is still needed to hit the Hill House appeal target.

6 great family walks

Looking for an adventure? Here are 6 of our favourite family walks.

The fun of being a Trailblazer

With the summer holidays approaching, our working holidays become infused with youthful energy.

Photography students visit Culzean Castle

A group of photography students find out more about Project Reveal and enjoy a workshop on collections photography.

No mod cons at Moirlanich

Moirlanich Longhouse offers visitors a unique window into a former way of life in rural Perthshire.

Holidays with a difference – that make a difference!

Find out more about the Trust’s range of working holidays throughout Scotland.

Trust summer holidays

Travel writer Robin McKelvie shares his top 5 sites to visit during the summer holidays.

Rethinking Wild Spaces and Species – A Sensory Journey

An exhibition at Inverewe’s Sawyer Gallery features a citizen science research project, enabling the local community to help inform our future approach to land management at Inverewe.

Making the most of Simmer Dim

Scottish blogger and Instagrammer tells us how to make the most of the extra daylight at Glenfinnan and Glencoe.

9 spectacular walks

Looking for an adventure? Here are 9 spectacular Scottish walks.

10 magical places

Looking for an adventure? Here are 10 magical places in our care.

7 favourite playgrounds

Looking to run off some steam? Here are our 7 favourite playgrounds.

7 Wildlife Spots

Looking for an adventure? Here are 7 great places for spotting wildlife.

7 Picnic Spots

Looking for an adventure? Here are 7 of our favourite picnic spots.

The photographic archive of Margaret Fay Shaw

Margaret Fay Shaw (1903–2004) dedicated her life to the preservation of the Gaelic language, and the lives and customs of the people of the Hebrides.

Digitising the islands

Throughout 2018–19, the National Trust for Scotland is undertaking the digitisation and documentation of the Margaret Fay Shaw photographic archive.