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Digital heritage in the time of coronavirus

Digital platforms are offering new ways to explore our heritage virtually now that we can’t visit in person.

Meet the Culloden cows

In the midst of so much change, our animals continue to graze the battlefield – although they must be wondering where all their visitors have gone!

A history of the productive garden at Culzean

The productive garden at Culzean has a long and interesting past. Here we look at the history of the walled garden, with a focus on the 19th century.

St Abb's Head through the seasons: winter

Enjoy a stunning gallery of winter wildlife, captured by award-winning nature photographer Laurie Campbell at St Abb’s Head National Nature Reserve.

Our photographic guide to staying safe during COVID-19

We can all do our bit to #ProtectTheNHS. We’ve had a look through our photographic collection for some tips.

John Lorne Campbell – ‘a Scottish patriot of unique stamp’

We take a look at the life and achievements of Canna folklorist John Lorne Campbell, to mark the 24th anniversary of his death on 25 April 1996.

National Gardening Week

Green thumbs get your spades ready! National Gardening Week runs from 27 April until 3 May.

A spotter’s guide to spring: for families

We’ve put together a spring spotter’s sheet which you can use in your garden, on your daily walk or (if you can’t get out) from your window – see how many things you can spot!

Kitchen gardens from around the Trust

With many of us thinking about growing some herbs or vegetables during this lockdown period, we take a look at some of our places that grow produce on possibly a larger scale!

Through the eyes of: a conservation volunteer at St Abb’s Head NNR

When Margaret Renstead first volunteered for the Trust in the 1990s, she didn’t dream she’d still be volunteering nearly 30 years later!

St Abb’s Head through the seasons: autumn

Enjoy a stunning gallery of autumn wildlife, captured by award-winning nature photographer Laurie Campbell at St Abb’s Head National Nature Reserve.

A huge thank you to our supporters

In the midst of these challenging times, we want to say a big thank you to all those who are supporting us – it means the world to us.

Camera-ready canines

We present some of our favourite carte-de-visites from the Brodie Castle collection, all featuring dogs!

Isle of Canna – a view from the harbour

Managing the harbour on Canna during the coronavirus pandemic and how the island is coping with the isolation.

Rare Gaelic songs to mark the Culloden commemoration

Listen to rare snippets of haunting Gaelic songs inspired by the Jacobite cause, as we prepare to mark the anniversary of the Battle of Culloden on Thursday 16 April.

Culloden Anniversary 2020 – Ceann-bhliadhna Chùl Lodair 2020

As we approach the anniversary on 16 April, we take a look at how people have commemorated the Battle of Culloden over the years.

Henrietta Tayler: Scottish Jacobite historian and First World War nurse

A modern-day Scottish writer and historian tells the story of one of her historical counterparts, whose own life was as interesting as the men and women she wrote about.

St Abb’s Head through the seasons: summer

Enjoy a stunning gallery of summer wildlife, captured by award-winning nature photographer Laurie Campbell, at St Abb’s Head National Nature Reserve.

How to make a spring hanging basket

Plant up a hanging basket with colourful bedding plants this spring.

In the vegetable garden at Brodie Castle

Head Gardener Ed Walling plants brassicas in the vegetable garden.

A Helensburgh spring – Margaret Fay Shaw’s diary of 1920/21

An American student in Scotland – Margaret Fay Shaw’s reflections on a year at school in Helensburgh in the 1920s: Part 1

Blooming gorgeous: thrift

Nothing is more beautiful than a pink carpet of thrift framing a coastal headland on a spring day.

Morton Schools Project – Sciences (ages 8–11)

In light of the recent temporary closure of schools in the UK, the Morton Photography Project Team have created some resources and activities based on photographs from our historical collections.

Morton Schools Project – Sciences (ages 11–14)

In light of the recent temporary closure of schools in the UK, the Morton Photography Project Team have created some resources and activities based on photographs from our historical collections.