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Stitching the past

A jacket, inspired by an early 17th-century example in Glasgow’s Burrell Collection, makes a stunning addition to the beautiful needlework collection at Culross Palace.

Celebrating spring blooms

As spring is upon us, it’s time to celebrate the amazing plants in our collections, so that’s number 54 on our 100 Ways list.

Partnering up to protect landscape

At number 53 in our 100 Ways list is forming Scotland’s Landscape Alliance.

Matchmaking: when collections met photography

The National Trust for Scotland’s Collections Information Officer keeps the information we hold about our collections and objects as accurate and usable as possible.

Lighting up our mountain peaks

160 participants took part in a mountain fire climb as the Trust announced its £1.9 million footpath programme.

Taking a ‘Big Stroll’ for the love of Scotland

Actor Craig McGinlay and Miss Scotland contender, Rachel Flynn, are to take on the ‘Big Stroll’ at this year’s Glasgow Kiltwalk on Sunday (28 April 2019), in aid of the Trust.

Launching Scotland’s Landscape Alliance

Over 60 national organisations gathered on Thursday 25 April to launch Scotland’s Landscape Alliance, which aims to ensure that Scotland cares for, improves and benefits from its landscapes.

Have dowel, will travel

During the second half of 2018 Mike Taylor supported the Project Reveal team in making an inventory of firearms at Trust properties.

Hill of Tarvit picture bills and receipts

This is the brief story of a small collection of archives relating to the Sharp family at Hill of Tarvit.

Remembering the Peace 1919

Inverewe remembers the peace-making of 1919 with willow sculptures, specially selected flower displays and an exhibition.

Exposing an imprint of the past

Looking beyond the marks on a copper printing plate reveals a history hot off the press.

The Beauties and the Beasts

Project Reveal Team East share their favourite animal objects from properties in Edinburgh and the East. How many have you seen?

New Gateway to Glencoe looking good

Our revamped visitor centre is going down well with visitors.

Help us to avoid wildfires this Easter

Wildfires pose a real danger to our properties, wildlife, visitors and residents, but we can all help to minimise the risk by observing a few basic guidelines.

New York, New York

The National Trust for Scotland USA Foundation celebrate another successful fundraising gala, for the love of Scotland.

Beneath the bricks

Number 52 in our 100 Ways list is using technology to understand our conservation questions.

Four Trust places win prestigious Travel Trade Award

We’re delighted that four of our places – Crathes Castle, Brodie Castle, Inverewe and Culloden – have won an Award of Excellence based on customer feedback.

Premiere set for film celebrating Canna folklorist

Canna House archivist Fiona Mackenzie is getting ready to unveil the new film that celebrates the work of Margaret Fay Shaw.

Roll up, roll up, as Brodick Castle reopens

Visitors can enjoy a taste of the Victorian era at the revamped Brodick Castle.

Looking ahead to Culloden at 300

At number 51 on our 100 Ways list we’re looking ahead to ensure that Culloden is protected from the threat of development.

Think snappy thoughts

Number 50 in our 100 Ways list is celebrating one of our best-loved storytellers, J M Barrie, with the installation of a new sculpture at the house where he was born.

Smelting moments on Ben Lomond

Volunteers on a recent Trust Thistle Camp learned first-hand just how hard it would have been to make iron in the past.

The Jacob letters from the House of Dun

A small collection of letters relating to Violet Jacob, her son Harry and their friendship with the Kappey family from Windsor.

Muddy partners in Glen Nevis

Walking to Steall Falls in the shadow of Ben Nevis has just got better with a re-established path.