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Trust launches Foothpath Fund appeal

The National Trust for Scotland today launches its Footpath Fund appeal, along with a mountain etiquette guide to help us continue to protect the places in Scotland we all love.

More of our places are opening again

Many of our gated places, gardens and grounds have now reopened for visits.

A glimpse into plant evolution through aeoniums

Inverewe holds the National Collection of Aeoniums, a genus of succulent plants which are not only visually attractive but tell an interesting story of evolution.

Lawn care at Brodie Castle in September

Brodie Castle’s Head Gardener, Ed Walling, shares some of his tips for lawn care at this time of the year in this quick video.

The Georgian House reopening – new booking system

We’re really looking forward to welcoming you back to the Georgian House from Thursday 10 September. We’ve introduced a pre-booking system to help keep everyone safe.

Highlight plants at Threave Garden in September

With 64 acres to maintain, there’s always something to see (and be getting on with!) at Threave Garden this month.

Highlight plants at Crarae Garden this September

September is a month of change in many gardens – and Crarae Garden in Argyll is no different. Here are some of our early autumn highlights.

Wildlife boat trips at Inverewe

Visitors now have the chance to view Inverewe’s spectacular and abundant wildlife from the water as well as the garden. You never know what you might see, as one recent boat trip discovered!

A Gladstone’s Land plague remedy

Gladstone’s Land sold all the ingredients to ‘cure’ 17th-century Edinburgh residents of the plague.

St Kilda mailboat’s epic journey

In 2010 the National Trust for Scotland made a ‘mailboat’, filled it with postcards and launched it into the Atlantic Ocean. The cards have finally been delivered to their destinations in the week of the 90th anniversary of the evacuation of St Kilda.

Moths of Ben Lawers

Moth Night 2020 takes place from 27–29 August. Here, we look at some of the more unusual day-flying moths found at Ben Lawers.

Moirlanich Longhouse reopening – new booking system

We’re really looking forward to welcoming you back to Moirlanich Longhouse from Sunday 30 August. We’ve introduced a pre-booking system to help keep everyone safe.

Your dogs, our places

We asked you to share pics of your pooches at our places and you obliged! We provided the (stunning) backdrops and you provided the picture-perfect pooches! Take a look at a selection of what you shared with us ...

The Hill House: domestic servants

The life of a domestic servant during the Edwardian era was like no other. Life at the Hill House was a lot more tranquil than that portrayed in programmes such as Downton Abbey, but it was still busy and challenging.

Broughton House reopening – new booking system

We’re really looking forward to welcoming you back to Broughton House from Sunday 6 September. We’ve introduced a pre-booking system to help keep everyone safe.

St Kilda – the evacuation of a community

St Kilda is one of many island communities in Scotland to have been abandoned. This article looks at some of the reasons.

On the trail of innovative contemporary architecture

Find out more about the beautiful and eco-friendly contemporary buildings in our care.

Arctic-alpine plants of Ben Lawers

Ben Lawers is renowned for its arctic-alpine plants. It boasts a great diversity of mountain plants, many of them nationally rare.

The Hill House cookbook

Have you ever wanted to eat like a Victorian? At the Hill House we have an original cookbook by Mrs De Salis, filled with delicious recipes enjoyed by the Blackie family.

Hitting the road for the love of Scotland

Find out how our supporters are Striding Out for Scotland this summer.

Simon and Bridget’s Scottish coastal walk to help Save Our Scotland

Find out how our supporters are Striding Out for Scotland this summer.

Top tips for exploring the outdoors

How you can play a part in protecting the countryside places you love.

Highlight plants at Brodick Castle gardens this August

There’s lots of colour in the walled garden at the moment – here are five highlight plants to look out for this August.

A puffin walk on Canna

Join our rangers for a virtual journey across Canna to see the puffin stack ... and a lot of other wildlife en route!