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From the edge of the world: part 10

Our new blog from St Kilda reveals what it’s like to spend a season working here.

Stories from Staffa: island of staves

Peter offers a brief explanation of Staffa’s geology, looking at volcanic activity, the famous columnar basalts and the great caves.

The National Trust for Scotland and World War II

This article looks at the early history of the National Trust for Scotland and its activities during World War II.

Mindfulness matters

At number 82 on our 100 Ways list, we’re recognising that mindfulness matters and so we’re hosting a number of mindfulness events at our places.

Battle of Bannockburn Archaeology Lecture Series: Staffa

The Battle of Bannockburn host lectures on the first Tuesday of every month all year round and this summer we’ve been running an archaeology-themed series.

Tackling invasives

At number 81 on our 100 Ways list, we’re tackling invasive species, with the help of Hannah Patterson, Ranger for our Perthshire properties.

Getting accredited

At number 80 on our 100 Ways list, we’re celebrating the Hill House receiving museum accreditation.

Great autumn and winter getaways

Enjoy a treat for the senses this autumn and winter. Take a well-earned break with us and enjoy Scotland at its glorious, vibrant and tranquil best!

Great bakes from around the Trust

To celebrate Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight (and the return of the Great British Bake Off 2019), try baking these traditional Scottish recipes from our places.

Mairi Sawyer’s chocolate cake

Baking blogger Claire Jessiman revives an Inverewe favourite.

Scottish scones at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

The baker at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum has created some delicious and unconventional scone recipes, inspired by traditional Scottish ingredients. Try baking these at home or pop along to Alloway to see what’s on offer today.

Mairi Sawyer’s raspberry jam

To celebrate the Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight, food blogger Claire Jessiman tackles an unusual jam recipe.

A family day out at Culzean Castle

Culzean Castle & Country Park is the perfect place to spend a day with the family.

Culloden and Cantraybridge College partnership provides growing opportunities

At number 79 on our 100 Ways list, we’ve partnered with Cantraybridge College to provide students with the chance to develop their horticultural skills.

Starting on Newhailes’ Stables

At number 78 on our 100 Ways list is starting work on the next phase of the Newhailes Revival project.

Back to Boreray for first bird count in 20 years

At number 77 on our 100 Ways list is carrying out the first bird count on St Kilda’s outlying islands for 20 years.

Canna fish farm proposals – why we can’t support them

The Trust is opposing proposals for a large-scale open pen fish farm in the Sound of Canna.

Stories from Staffa: Flower notes from a small isle

Peter shares some examples and descriptions of Staffa’s rich and diverse flora.

From the edge of the world: part 9

Our blog from St Kilda has a guest writer this week, who shares what it's like to volunteer on the island.

Where’s Wally? At the Tenement House!

At number 76 on our 100 Ways list, we’ve been working with the local community to help us create a pawsome new exhibition at the Tenement House.

Developing inclusive visitor experiences

At number 75 on our 100 Ways list, we’re working to provide inclusive visitor experiences to make our places more accessible and welcoming to more people.

Hidden interior design gems revealed at Holmwood

Holmwood in Cathcart – in the south of Glasgow – reopens to the public this week after a three-month project to re-create the property’s original stencilled paint schemes.

Tick talk

Helpful hints and tips on avoiding Lyme disease – an infectious disease spread by ticks.

Top Scots musician releases ‘Centre of My World’ music video

Piper James Duncan Mackenzie releases the second music video from the ‘Solas’ soundtrack, celebrating the life of Margaret Fay Shaw.