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The St Kilda Diaries: reflections on St Kilda

This is the transcript of a talk Alice gave to a YWCA group after she left St Kilda in which she reflects upon the time she spent on the islands.

On the Jacobite trail at Glenfinnan

Travel writer Robin McKelvie and family discover that Jacobites aren’t just a type of biscuit.

The illicit still game

Project Reveal North East explore the history of illicit distilling in the Angus glens.

Scottish stars back our biggest ever campaign

Brian Cox, Gerard Butler, Sir Chris Hoy, Judy Murray, Alex McLeish, Stuart Hogg, Finn Russell, Andrea McLean and Evelyn Glennie all appear in our new film.

The St Kilda Diaries: 1 to 10 May 1909

Extracts and transcripts from the handwritten diaries of Alice MacLachlan

Conservation in Action: working in full sight

The Project Reveal teams enjoy the benefits and challenges of working all year round in front of visitors and staff.

Bye-bye Reveal!

Read about an Inventory Officer’s enjoyable experience of Project Reveal.

Falkland tapestries return from Belgium ablaze with colour

A set of six tapestries that hang at Falkland Palace have been cleaned by the world-renowned De Wit Studios in Mechelen, Belgium – the results are stunning.

‘Cabinet Interventions’ - an exhibition at Pollok House

Pollok House is the venue for a collaboration between 10 artists and the Trust, part of Glasgow International 2018.

‘Scotland is Now’ shows Scotland’s dynamism

Mark Bishop, Director of Customer & Cause for the Trust, gives his take on a new public sector campaign.

‘Let Da Stons Spaek!’

Learn more about the Viking and Iron Age archaeology on Unst, Britain’s most northerly island.

The Royal Company of Archers

The Dalyells of the Binns have a long tradition of serving in the Royal Company of Archers, the Sovereign’s Bodyguard in Scotland.

Pioneering role for Brodick Castle

Brodick Castle will be the proving ground for a brand new approach to property presentation when it reopens in 2019.

Souter Johnnie: the man behind the legend

While working at Souter Johnnie’s Cottage, Project Reveal Team South-West explored the life and work of an 18th-century shoemaker.

Trust welcomes Chris Packham’s Bioblitz campaign

TV presenter and naturalist Chris Packham is coming to the Trust for his Bioblitz campaign this July.

Does the Scottish Government’s cultural strategy lack a sense of place?

On World Heritage Day, the Trust highlights the need for place to be given prominence in the forthcoming Cultural Strategy.

The St Kilda Diaries: 15 to 30 April 1909

Extracts and transcripts from the handwritten diaries of Alice MacLachlan.

Spring finally arrives at Mar Lodge Estate

Paul Bolton, Head Ranger at Mar Lodge Estate is pleased to see the season’s change at the Trust’s biggest property.

Product recall notice - Goobands

We have just received notification of a safety recall affecting Goobands products which were on sale at some of our shops in the last few weeks.

Culzean’s newly restored Fountain Court ready for first events

The first events for over a decade will soon take place on Fountain Court in front of Culzean Castle. 

Celebrate spring with Greenbank’s Daffy Days

Greenbank Garden is gearing up for its popular Daffodil Days event.

Last call for new Trustees

Applications for new Trustees close this Friday 13 April.

All-weather fun at Culzean Castle

Travel writer Robin McKelvie tests Culzean Castle’s wet weather options on his latest trip.

Battle for Culloden’s future begins, says top academic

The granting of planning permission last month for new homes near Culloden has set a damaging precedent for one of Scotland’s most important historic sites, according to a prominent military historian.