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Lang may yer hingin’ lum reek

The Project Reveal West Team are intrigued by a rare hanging lum in the kitchen of Moirlanich Longhouse.

If the key fits ...

Project Reveal North West team find a mysterious key at Brodie Castle. What will it open?

Revealing our eerie artefacts

For Halloween, our curators have picked out some of the spookiest pieces in our collection, from all over Scotland.

Palm trees and goddesses at Culross Palace

Project Reveal Team East discover the beautiful painted ceilings of Culross Palace, and wonder what lies beneath them.

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.

Mackintosh and the baby’s play pen

A time for reflection as Reveal Team West finish their work at the Hill House

Nature in art at the Hill House

Project Reveal Team West have uncovered a work of art hidden in the linen cupboards at the Hill House

A Tax Avoidance Scheme?

Discover the real purpose of these curious little glass bowls at Culzean Castle

Guest of honour

Delve into the story behind the Dinner at Haddo House painting and discover why prime minister Gladstone’s visit was a huge social event.

What’s in the box?

Down in the depths of Newhailes a treasure trove of prints has been discovered in an unassuming plastic box

What’s the time, Major Keith?

The Project Reveal team in the North East investigate a clock at Pitmedden

The Teams Revealed

With the Project Reveal teams now settled at their various regional bases, we thought this would be a good time to introduce them.

It BEATS – as it Sweeps – as it Cleans

The Project Reveal West Team discovers the beauty of cleaning 1930s style, with an art deco Hoover

Paintings undergoing conservation

Three large 17th-century Dutch paintings from Hill of Tarvit are being cleaned at a conservation studio. One painting is complete and the results are impressive.

The two little gin pigs of Brodie Castle

The Project Reveal Team at Brodie Castle delve into the history of gin – all in the name of research!

Oral History Project – we’d love to hear from you!

Pollok House has started an oral history project focusing on the life and legacy of Sir John Stirling Maxwell

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.

Haddo Madonna

Over the next 12 months we will share behind-the-scenes insights on the progress of our research on this painting, which we hope may be by the Renaissance artist Raphael.

Hill House shines in fashion images

The Hill House in Helensburgh provided the backdrop to a stunning shoot by acclaimed Scottish designer Christopher Kane.

'The Philosopher and his Pupils' travels to Edinburgh

Brodie Castle’s Van der Vliet painting is part of the Beyond Caravaggio exhibition at the National Galleries of Scotland

Homecoming for historic map

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

Sound archives inspire new Canna installation

Canna sound archives inspire new artwork project

Photography on the edge

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

Japanese photographs influence Scottish artist

Edward Atkinson Hornel purchased hundreds of photographs in Japan in 1893.