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Jackie Bird and John Reid look at a Roman helmet and other artefacts in a glass case in a museum.
1 Mar 2024

Love Scotland podcast – highlights

Production is underway on the next full series of the award-winning Love Scotland podcast, but in the meantime we’re diving into the archives to highlight five of our top episodes.

A man wearing a waterproof coat and a fleece hat sits on a hillside, concentrating on planting a young tree beside a clump of a heather. A little brown and white dog sits next to him, looking out across the stream that runs through the glen. There is snow on the peaks in the background.
28 Feb 2024

An opportunity to help protect Scotland’s woodlands

Through our charity’s Dedicate a Tree appeal, you can make planet-friendly gifts and be part of creating Scotland’s future woodlands.

A composite image of 5 photos of perennial plants in full bloom.
23 Feb 2024

The PLANTS project: top 5 perennial plants

The PLANTS Project Manager picks 5 perennial plants that are most commonly found across National Trust for Scotland gardens.

A view of the grand Mar Lodge building with its distinctive red tiled roof. A long gravel drive leads to the entrance across a grass lawn. Pine trees and heather-covered hillside can be seen in the background.

A year in review at Mar Lodge Estate

Mar Lodge Estate National Nature Reserve has published its Annual Review for 2023.

Couple eating by a stone wall, with mountains in background
9 Feb 2024

There’s romance in the air at our places

Scots look for a love of the outdoors when searching for a partner, according to new research carried out for the Trust.

A two-storey stone house, set in the middle of a tall stone garden wall. In the foreground is a large and grand walled garden.

Egg-cellent Easter breaks in Scotland

Planning a holiday this Easter? We’ve picked a few National Trust for Scotland holiday cottages that have a nearby Easter trail to complete for eggs-tra fun.

Falkland Palace in autumn, with a large tree in front, its leaves on the ground.
7 Feb 2024

Behind the scenes in winter: Falkland Palace

Here is the third in our series of short films this winter that give a snapshot of the conservation work taking place all year round.

Pink castle next to a tree, surrounded by heras fencing and scaffolding to the right
24 Jan 2024

Fairytale castle is pink again!

An update on our conservation project at Craigievar Castle, said to have inspired Walt Disney.

A view of Culzean Castle on top of the cliffs, seen from the sea. It is a sunny day and the castle and cliffs are reflected in the calm blue water.
24 Jan 2024

On location with The Buccaneers

Let your favourite films and TV shows inspire your next great day out!