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Princess Marie of Baden (1817–88)

Join Regional Curator Sarah Beattie for the latest post looking at the lives of the Hamilton family and the impact they had on the building, collections and interiors at Brodick Castle.

Most of our places will be open this spring

​Here’s our quick guide to which of our places are open, and those which will be reopening very soon!

Top 10 tips for visiting our countryside places

Our countryside teams across Scotland have come up with their top 10 tips to help you make the most of the time you spend in the great outdoors.

It’s in our nature

We’re delighted to announce that Naked Wines has partnered with us to support the vital conservation work at our NNRs in 2021.

Brodie’s blooming marvellous springtime display

Brodie Castle’s daffodils are bursting into bloom all around the estate. Here’s the story behind the green-fingered Scottish soldier who left a global legacy that’s still enjoyed by so many today.

Culloden 275

Find out about our plans to mark the 275th anniversary of the Battle of Culloden with a series of online events.

A landscape of hope

We celebrate the regeneration of the landscape at Mar Lodge Estate in a new book.

Small but significant – saving the narrow-headed ant

Find out what we’re doing at Mar Lodge Estate to save the quirky and rare narrow-headed ant.

‘Go fetch to me a pint o’ wine’

From Brodie Castle to Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, the Trust’s collections and properties contain evidence for the importing, storage and consumption of wine.

Wildlife spotter’s guide: Rockcliffe

​This attractive stretch of coastline is a National Scenic Area and includes a mosaic of different habitats​. An island bird sanctuary, wildflower meadows, rocky seashore and woodland create a home for a wide variety of wildlife.

Replanting apple trees at the Hill House

Gardener Gavin Smith has been hard at work replanting the orchard in the top garden.

The Great Eight at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

Caroline Smith, Operations Manager at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, tells us about some of her favourite things to look out for at the property.

First look at Corrieshalloch plans

Find out how we plan to improve facilities at Corrieshalloch Gorge National Nature Reserve.

A battle for survival on Culloden Moor

This spring, there is a battle for survival taking place on Culloden Moor – not the story of the Jacobites this time, but our beautiful skylarks.

Come rain or shine – Inverewe’s weather station

The Inverewe gardening team take daily weather recordings for the Met Office to help improve forecasting accuracy and climate modelling.

Jane Younger and art

To mark Women’s History Month, we take a closer look at Jane Younger, sister of Anna Blackie of the Hill House, Helensburgh.

Exploring winter woodlands

Rob Dewar explores the seasonal delights of walking in woodlands at several Trust places.

Many of our places are still open

Here’s our guide to which of our places are open, helping you make the most of the gradually lengthening days.

Bees and Ben Lawers

Exciting new records have been made of solitary bee species using the recently restored mountain woodlands at Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve.

Project Wipeout: controlling invasive plants

Over the last 6 months, the Trust has been making good progress on our plan to wipe out invasive plants at some of our places.

Top 6 garden party weddings

Secret gardens hidden behind stone walls, sweeping staircases, colourful flower beds and even palm trees – our gardens offer the perfect backdrop for outdoor weddings.

The daft days

To celebrate the 12 days of Christmas, also known as the ‘daft days’, we arranged some virtual workshops to encourage the next generation of bards.

Behind the scenes at Culloden Battlefield

Culloden Battlefield’s new Estate Manager, Catriona McIntosh, explains how she plans to continue the care of this important, iconic and culturally significant place.

Scotland’s most famous glen to receive funding to improve visitor experience

If you love Glencoe and Glen Etive, you’ll be pleased to hear that a project which aims to empower tourists to explore the Glens responsibly is set to receive vital funding to help balance the needs of visitors, local people and the landscape.