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The Teams Revealed

With the Project Reveal teams now settled at their various regional bases, we thought this would be a good time to introduce them.

Courting protection for our seabirds

Scotland’s seabird populations are plummeting and must be protected. That's why some charities are taking legal action.

Healthy eating award for Alloway museum

Robert Burns Birthplace Museum is the first of the Trust’s sites to receive the accolade which asks that salt, sugar and fats and oils are kept to a minimum

It BEATS – as it Sweeps – as it Cleans

The Project Reveal West Team discovers the beauty of cleaning 1930s style, with an art deco Hoover

Paintings undergoing conservation

Three large 17th-century Dutch paintings from Hill of Tarvit are being cleaned at a conservation studio. One painting is complete and the results are impressive.

The two little gin pigs of Brodie Castle

The Project Reveal Team at Brodie Castle delve into the history of gin – all in the name of research!

Trust and Trademarks

Why the Trust uses trademarks as part of its protective measures

The ‘upstairs, downstairs’ life 

Discover the 'upstairs, downstairs' life at Pollok house.

Egg-cellent art and suspected fowl play

Project Reveal Team East explore the work of ornithologist, author and artist Donald Watson and find clues of a missing artwork

Exploring Culzean Castle: The Life of Scipio Kennedy (Part 4)

Follow the story of Scipio Kennedy and his journey to Culzean Castle (Part 4 – Scipio’s manumission)

Meet James Hannaford from award-winning Inverewe

James gives us an insight into his success as a First Gardener along with his top gardening tips

Oral History Project – we’d love to hear from you!

Pollok House has started an oral history project focusing on the life and legacy of Sir John Stirling Maxwell

The not-so-lone ranger

On World Ranger Day, find out more about the fantastic work of our very own rangers.

Revealing our collections

Over the next 18 months we will share behind-the-scenes insights on the progress of our collections inventory project with you.

Haddo Madonna

Over the next 12 months we will share behind-the-scenes insights on the progress of our research on this painting, which we hope may be by the Renaissance artist Raphael.

The learning programme at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

Information about the learning programme and facilities available at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum.

First sighting of special moth in over 20 years at Inverewe

Inverewe Garden are welcoming a very special visitor for the first time in over 20 years.

Hill House shines in fashion images

The Hill House in Helensburgh provided the backdrop to a stunning shoot by acclaimed Scottish designer Christopher Kane.

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