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We will be opening many of our places over the coming months. Some places will remain closed.

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Discovering Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites

From the gory victory at Killiecrankie in 1689 to the bloody defeat at the Battle of Culloden in 1746, learn about all the Trust places that are linked to the Jacobites and their campaigns to restore the Stuart monarchy.

Travels with a Kilt – ‘My favourite Trust places’

Travel blogger Neil Robertson tells us about his top 5 Trust places.

The ghosts of Culzean Castle

An introduction to some spirits.

Exploring Culzean Castle: The Life of Scipio Kennedy (Part 8)

Follow the story of Scipio Kennedy and his life at Culzean Castle (Part 8 – The end of Scipio’s life and how to reflect upon it)

Exploring Culzean Castle: The Life of Scipio Kennedy (Part 7)

Follow the story of Scipio Kennedy and his journey to Culzean Castle (Part 7 – Scipio’s later life – weaving, smuggling and a house of his own)

Memories of Zeppelin Sunday

The Project Reveal South West Team get a closer look at an aircraft propeller that left a mark on modern history.

Beatrice Sharp of Hill of Tarvit

Recent research has shown that Beatrice Sharp was a driving force behind the design of Hill of Tarvit Mansion.

Exploring Culzean Castle: The Life of Scipio Kennedy (Part 6)

Continue the story of Scipio Kennedy and his journey to Culzean Castle (Part 6 – Scipio's journey into fatherhood)

Exploring Culzean Castle: The Life of Scipio Kennedy (Part 5)

Continue the story of Scipio Kennedy and his journey to Culzean Castle (Part 5 – Scipio becomes a married man)

The ‘upstairs, downstairs’ life 

Discover the 'upstairs, downstairs' life at Pollok house.

Exploring Culzean Castle: The Life of Scipio Kennedy (Part 4)

Follow the story of Scipio Kennedy and his journey to Culzean Castle (Part 4 – Scipio’s manumission)

Revealing our collections

Over the next 18 months we will share behind-the-scenes insights on the progress of our collections inventory project with you.

Smugglers of Culzean

Learn about the smuggling that took place in the caves below Culzean Castle during the 17th and 18th centuries.

Exploring Culzean Castle: The Life of Scipio Kennedy (Part 3)

Continue the story of Scipio Kennedy and his journey to Culzean Castle (Part 3 – Scipio’s role and literacy)

Homecoming for historic map

A Chimney Map dating from the 17th century has returned home to Castle Fraser

Exploring Culzean Castle: The Life of Scipio Kennedy (Part 2)

The story of Scipio Kennedy and his journey to Culzean Castle (Part 2 – The Middle Passage and slave-naming traditions)

Exploring Culzean Castle: The Life of Scipio Kennedy (Part 1)

Read the next chapter in a series of posts about Culzean Castle’s history and the life of Scipio Kennedy.

Exploring Culzean Castle: Before the journey

Read the first in a series of posts about Culzean Castles history and the life of Scipio Kennedy.

The lost walls of Culzean

Read about the discovery of an 18th century walled garden buried below the Fountain Court at Culzean Castle.

Sgeulachdan Seumasach: Cùil Lodair an-diugh

B' e Cùil Lodair am blàr làmh-ri-làimh mu dheireadh air talamh Bhreatainn. Pàirt de chòmhstri creideimh agus poileataigs nas motha san Roinn Eòrpa, dh'atharraich am blàr goirid ach fuilteach cùrsa eachdraidh.

Sgeulachdan Seumasach: Blàr Chùil Lodair

CChaidh cùrsa eachdraidh Bhreatainn, na h-Eòrpa agus an t-saoghail atharrachadh an seo aig Cùil Lodair air 16 Giblean 1746.

Sgeulachdan Seumasach: Ro Chùil Lodair

Bho na 1630an bha poileataigs agus creideamh ann am Breatann ann an ùpraid. Bha cogadh sìobhalta daonnan a' bagairt agus Alba, Èirinn agus Sasainn a' strì ri dòigh a lorg air a bhith rèidh ri chèile.

Photography on the edge

George Washington Wilson's photographs of St Kildans were popular with a curious Victorian public.