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First gannet chick hatched at St Abb’s Head

Read about the first gannet chick ever recorded at St Abb’s Head NNR

Have you got the key to Scotland’s treasures?

The staff at the National Trust for Scotland’s Culross Palace have got the key to the treasures of Scotland this summer and are sharing it with visitors, as part of a fun summer campaign.

Secrets of the Royal Mile

An Insider’s Guide to creating a map of the Edinburgh Festivals

A summer of adventure at Isle Be Wild

Children of all ages can now take part in an unforgettable experience at Brodick Castle

Smugglers of Culzean

Learn about the smuggling that took place in the caves below Culzean Castle during the 17th and 18th centuries.

Into the Wild Woodland

Experience our brand-new Wild Woodland adventure play area at Culzean Castle & Country Park

Families go wild for new Brodick play experience

A fantastic new play experience for younger visitors to the National Trust for Scotland’s Brodick Castle and Country Park opens on 1 July, as the summer holidays begin.

Exploring Culzean Castle: The Life of Scipio Kennedy (Part 3)

Continue the story of Scipio Kennedy and his journey to Culzean Castle (Part 3 – Scipio’s role and literacy)

'The Philosopher and his Pupils' travels to Edinburgh

Brodie Castle’s Van der Vliet painting is part of the Beyond Caravaggio exhibition at the National Galleries of Scotland

Conservation volunteers protecting spectacular scenery

The Trust’s Conservation Volunteer Groups will be hard at work protecting Scotland’s spectacular scenery this summer

Warm and fuzzy welcome at Crathes Castle

Visitors to Crathes Castle near will have a colourful arrival, thanks to some creative yarn-bombers who visited over the weeken

Homecoming for historic map

A Chimney Map dating from the 17th century has returned home to Castle Fraser

Exploring Culzean Castle: The Life of Scipio Kennedy (Part 2)

The story of Scipio Kennedy and his journey to Culzean Castle (Part 2 – The Middle Passage and slave-naming traditions)

National Trust for Scotland welcomes decisive Scottish Government action on Raptor Persecution.

Read about Scottish Government action on Raptor Persecution.

Exploring Culzean Castle: The Life of Scipio Kennedy (Part 1)

Read the next chapter in a series of posts about Culzean Castle’s history and the life of Scipio Kennedy.

Angus Folk Museum closed

Museum permanently closed due to structural issues

Exploring Culzean Castle: Before the journey

Read the first in a series of posts about Culzean Castles history and the life of Scipio Kennedy.

The lost walls of Culzean

Read about the discovery of an 18th century walled garden buried below the Fountain Court at Culzean Castle.

Scotland’s newest National Nature Reserves

Read about Scotland’s two newest National Nature Reserves.

Follow the Rangers

Find out more about the work of the Trust Rangers.

Wild seascapes

Enjoy the wild seascapes of St Abb’s Head, less than an hour from Edinburgh.

Torridon's half a century of wonders

Discover the wonders and wild landscape of Torridon.

It’s all a bit fiddly in NYC’s Central Park

Listen to a 250-year-old violin associated with Burns being played in Central Park.

Sound archives inspire new Canna installation

Canna sound archives inspire new artwork project