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7 Picnic Spots

Looking for an adventure? Here are 7 of our favourite picnic spots.

7 Wildlife Spots

Looking for an adventure? Here are 7 great places for spotting wildlife.

The photographic archive of Margaret Fay Shaw

Margaret Fay Shaw (1903–2004) dedicated her life to the preservation of the Gaelic language, and the lives and customs of the people of the Hebrides.

Digitising the islands

Throughout 2018–19, the National Trust for Scotland is undertaking the digitisation and documentation of the Margaret Fay Shaw photographic archive.

7 Favourite Playgrounds

Looking for adventure? Here are our 7 favourite playgrounds.

10 Magical Places

Looking for an adventure? Here are 10 magical places in our care.

The genius is in the detail

For Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s 150th birthday, we look at the intricate details he used in his show-stopping design at the Hill House.

The Box – your questions answered

Asking what, why and how about the Box for the Hill House? Here are the answers to some of your FAQs!

We must save this house

As we mark Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s 150th birthday, one of his finest creations is in peril.

An original house

Emma Inglis, Curator for Glasgow & West, tells us what she loves about Hill House, Mackintosh ... and the Box.

Looking back on Project Reveal at the Hill House

Sarah Heaton, manager for Project Reveal West, remembers the team’s first project – the iconic Charles Rennie Mackintosh Hill House.

The St Kilda Diaries: reflections on St Kilda

This is the transcript of a talk Alice gave to a YWCA group after she left St Kilda in which she reflects upon the time she spent on the islands.

On the Jacobite trail at Glenfinnan

Travel writer Robin McKelvie and family discover that Jacobites aren’t just a type of biscuit.

Scottish stars back our biggest ever campaign

Brian Cox, Gerard Butler, Sir Chris Hoy, Judy Murray, Alex McLeish, Stuart Hogg, Finn Russell, Andrea McLean and Evelyn Glennie all appear in our new film.

The St Kilda Diaries: 1 to 10 May 1909

Extracts and transcripts from the handwritten diaries of Alice MacLachlan

‘Let Da Stons Spaek!’

Learn more about the Viking and Iron Age archaeology on Unst, Britain’s most northerly island.

Souter Johnnie: the man behind the legend

While working at Souter Johnnie’s Cottage, Project Reveal Team South-West explored the life and work of an 18th-century shoemaker.

The St Kilda Diaries: 15 to 30 April 1909

Extracts and transcripts from the handwritten diaries of Alice MacLachlan.

All-weather fun at Culzean Castle

Travel writer Robin McKelvie tests Culzean Castle’s wet weather options on his latest trip.

The St Kilda Diaries: 1 to 14 April 1909

Extracts and transcripts from the handwritten diaries of Alice MacLachlan.

Fossils and forefathers (geology rocks!)

Project Reveal go on an adventure through time at Hugh Miller’s Birthplace.

The St Kilda Diaries: 15 to 31 March 1909

Extracts and transcripts from the handwritten diaries of Alice MacLachlan.

Delving into history at Culloden

Travel writer Robin McKelvie took his family to experience the Battle of Culloden

Water damage at the Hill House

The Hill House has long suffered from water ingress and, despite conservation work by the National Trust for Scotland and our partners and previous owners, the house is now showing significant signs of damage. Without our urgent intervention, we could lose these beautiful interiors forever.