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Fabulous festive and winter getaways

Spend quality time with loved ones over the winter season on a magical break with the National Trust for Scotland.

Repairs begin at Burns Cottage

Vital conservation works at the Alloway cottage where Robert Burns was born are now underway.

Emma’s our Rising Star

Emma Sweeney, Visitor Services Supervisor at the Hill House, has been announced as the winner of the ASVA 2019 Rising Star Award.

Inverewe Illuminated

At number 12 on our 100 Ways list, we’re adding to the experience and extending the visitor season at Inverewe with a bright event this winter.

Hebridean Heaven – cruise in May 2021

Noble Caledonia are delighted to offer a specially arranged island-hopping voyage in support of the National Trust for Scotland.

Give the gift of membership

Gift membership is the perfect way to share Scotland’s treasures with your loved ones. As a member, they’ll enjoy unlimited access to the heritage in our care – from coastlines to castles, art to architecture, wildlife to wilderness.

A passage to Fair Isle

Thistle Camp volunteer Nick Spurling tells us all about his first visit to Fair Isle.

Culloden rock star welcome

Thistle Campers have created new drystone walls at the entrance of Culloden.

From the edge of the world: part 12

This is the final instalment this year from our blog from St Kilda, which has revealed what it’s like to spend a season working here.

Scottish Tree Festival 2019

Come along to our beautiful gardens this autumn and discover some of Scotland’s most spectacular trees.

Stories from Staffa: Birds and beasties

Famed for Fingal’s Cave and its puffins, Staffa is also home to many other birds and insects.

A harvest with heritage

At number 99 on our 100 Ways list, we’re gathering and sharing the produce of our orchards, which are packed full of beautiful fruit including heritage varieties rarely found anywhere else.

Douse the House at Charles Rennie Mackintosh masterpiece

At number 97 on our 100 Ways list, we’re planning to test the waterproofness of the Hill House Box with water pistols.

Brodie bids farewell to favourite trees

Brodie Head Gardener Ed Walling explains why three beech trees have to be felled.

From the edge of the world: part 11

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

Brightening your garden with Brodie’s daffodil heritage

At number 94 on our 100 Ways list is giving people the chance to plant a piece of horticultural heritage in their own gardens by making bulbs from the Brodie daffodil collection available for sale to the public.

Our own Downton Abbeys

At number 93 on our 100 Ways list is highlighting how Downton Abbey fans can get a glimpse of the grandeur portrayed in the film at our properties around the country.

Historic desk returns to the Hill House

A desk owned by the man who commissioned the Hill House has returned to the property for the first time in over 60 years.

The importance of volunteers on Canna

Two volunteer groups came to Canna to help us out with a big clean-up.

Sharing St Kilda’s secrets

At number 85 on our 100 Ways list is sharing St Kilda’s secrets – ranger Sue Loughlan’s been blogging about her time on St Kilda all summer long.

Exploring the beauty of Glencoe

We invited three of Scotland’s top landscape photography instagrammers to celebrate World Photography Day at Glencoe.

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.

Mairi Sawyer’s raspberry jam

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