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Top 6 fairytale castle weddings

If you’ve always dreamed of being a prince or princess for the day, then the National Trust for Scotland’s collection of castles provide the ultimate fairytale setting.

Collections Diaries – Princess Marie’s Napoleonic coins and medals at Brodick Castle

Discover how we’re protecting and promoting an internationally important collection of coins and medals from Brodick Castle, previously owned by Princess Marie of Baden.

‘The night before Christmas’ at Crathes Castle

Join Santa Claus for a bedtime story this Christmas Eve as he reads from Crathes Castle in Aberdeenshire.

A special message from Santa at Brodie Castle

We weren’t able to see as many of you this year as we usually do, so we recorded this special message from Santa at Brodie Castle for you. We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and hope to see you back at Brodie Castle before too long.

The holly collection at Threave Garden

Often associated with Christmas, there’s a lot more to discover about holly.

An Edwardian Christmas at the Hill House

The Trust’s team at the Hill House have carried out some research into how the Blackie family would have celebrated Christmas in Helensburgh.

Scotland’s largest conservation charity welcomes decision on Culloden planning application

The National Trust for Scotland has welcomed last night’s unanimous decision by Highland Council to reject a bid to convert Treetop Equestrian Centre into a holiday complex.

High Water at Glasgow Bridge

In conjunction with our Facing Our Past project, a unique clock at Pollok House provides a clue to the 18th-century commercial interests of the Maxwell family.

St Abb’s Head seal colony welcomes record number of pups

A record number of seal pups have been recorded by our rangers at St Abb’s Head National Nature Reserve during the annual breeding season.

Pioneering Spirit: Illicit whisky stills at Mar Lodge Estate

In partnership with The Glenlivet, the National Trust for Scotland has begun investigating the scale and impact of illicit whisky production in Scotland, commencing with survey work at Mar Lodge Estate.

Colonial power and profit at Leith Hall

As part of our Facing Our Past project, we take a look at the Leith-Hay and Leith families of Leith Hall, and their links to the West Indies.

Looking out for Scotland’s trees

With increasing threats to Scottish tree health, the National Trust for Scotland has teamed up with Observatree to help spot problems early.

Written in the stars

Explore the astrological signs through objects from our historical collections!

Turf times as building material search gets underway

Historic building material is needed for our Glencoe recreation of a 17th-century dwelling.

Scotland’s largest conservation charity supports new marine protections

The National Trust for Scotland has welcomed the announcement by the Scottish Government and Marine Scotland that an additional 12 marine sites around Scotland have been given Special Protection Area status.

The past in the post

Agnes Toward, of the Tenement House, held onto many letters throughout her life, from which we can learn about bygone eras.

Meet the Makers: Jen Pfeiffer from Pfeiffer Wines

The Trust’s Meet the Maker series is proudly sponsored by Naked Wines, where the world’s best independent winemakers make their best wines. Here we meet one of the makers supported by Naked Wines’ Angels.

What’s Up with Hornel

An exhibition at Edinburgh City Art Centre called E. A. Hornel: From Camera to Canvas is very interesting and doesn’t take long to see.

Meet the Makers: Jo Murray from Sonsie Face Ltd

The Trust is proud to support talented makers and craftspeople from across Scotland, by selling their products in our physical and online shops. This time, we meet Jo Murray from Sonsie Face Ltd.

Wildlife spotter’s guide: Ben Lomond

The rich variety of natural habitats at Ben Lomond mean a wide range of Scottish wildlife can be seen throughout the year.

Wildlife spotter’s guide: Glencoe

A walk in Glencoe never disappoints. Surrounded by some of Scotland’s most-loved scenery, wildlife treats abound for those who tread quietly and carefully.

Wildlife spotter’s guide: St Abb’s Head

Famed for its seabird colonies, there is a wealth of wildlife to discover at this coastal National Nature Reserve.

Wildlife spotter’s guide: The Hermitage

An enchanting forest, magical waterfalls and breathtaking views all make a visit here spectacular – but the Hermitage is also teeming with wildlife all year round!

Tokens of remembrance

November is a month for remembrance, both privately and publicly.