All stories

Showing 88 results for History and archaeology. Clear filter

Urgent appeal to save Burns Cottage

On the anniversary of Robert Burns’s birthday, 25 January, the Trust is appealing for donations to help protect Burns Cottage before it’s damaged beyond repair.

The life of Mary, Queen of Scots

A summary of the life of one of Scotland’s most fascinating historical figures

A royal visit to Falkland Palace in the spring of 1562

With the release of the new Mary Queen of Scots film this month, we’ve imagined how a royal visit to Falkland Palace, said to be one of Mary’s favourite residences, might have involved the people who worked there.

Putting Scotland on the map

At number 43 on our 100 Ways list is putting Scotland on the map – we’re showcasing Scotland’s world-leading conservation work on an international stage.

Banish boredom at Bannockburn

Blogger Lauren Miller recommends a trip to the Battle of Bannockburn this winter.

Lights, camera, fact-ion

At number 34 in our 100 Ways list is bringing Scotland to the silver screen.

Revealing archaeology

During July, August and September 2018, a post-graduate student from Glasgow University completed a work placement with the National Trust for Scotland’s archaeologists.

Secrets of a Shrine (part 2)

Uncovering the mysteries of a 200-year-old monument to Robert Burns: symbolism in design

Secrets of a Shrine (part 1)

Uncovering the mysteries of a 200-year-old monument to Robert Burns: the origins

Culloden thanks local community this autumn

The National Trust for Scotland team at Culloden Battlefield and Visitor Centre are showing their appreciation to the local community with a special free entry day for local residents.

Culloden heather used to thatch Leanach Cottage

Heather collected from Culloden Moor is being used to re-thatch Leanach Cottage on the historic battlefield.

Hidden doorway revealed at Culzean caves

Trust archaeologists have uncovered the remains of a medieval doorway leading into the caves underneath Culzean Castle.

Public dig uncovers evidence of 17th-century attack at Castle Fraser

More than 400 folk dug into Aberdeenshire’s history this month with our public archaeology events.

Staffa shines with new archaeological discoveries

Trust dig discovers the first evidence of Bronze Age activity on Staffa.

Building a planning system that works for everyone

Number 15 in the Trust’s 100 Ways list is pushing for improvements to the planning system.

Planning Bill changes are ‘point of no return’ for Scotland’s heritage

The Trust has called on the Scottish Government to save Scotland’s heritage by overhauling the planning system in forthcoming legislation.

Thig comhla rium gu Uibhist a Deas

Thoiribh sùil air na seallaidhean a thug buaidh mòr air Margaret Fay Shaw (1903-2004).

Meet me in South Uist

Explore views of the island which first made photographer and folklorist Margaret Fay Shaw (1903–2004) fall in love with the Hebrides.

Project Reveal – One year on and 12 months of progress

To celebrate the first anniversary of Project Reveal, we’ve chosen a selection of images which illustrate the diverse range of objects in the Trust’s collections.

Photography on the Edge: Part 2

Photographs that returned to the mainland from St Kilda reinforced myths about its people and were used to market the island.

Photography on the edge: Part 1

Photographs of St Kilda in the Trust collections reveal tourists hungry to ‘experience’ the ‘primitive’ life of the islanders.

No mod cons at Moirlanich

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

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.