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What’s up at Pollok

Read about Pollok House from a teenager’s point of view – it’s still a great way to spend a day.

The Hill House: the library

Find inspiration in the book titles in this room, designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh for book publisher Walter Blackie.

The wonderful world of Brodie illuminated

‘Brodie Illuminated’ will be showcasing the plants in the castle’s shrubbery in a whole new light.

The Great Eight at Brodie Castle

Visitor Services Manager Julie Armour – who is the third generation of her family to work at Brodie – tells us some of her highlights at the property.

Say cheese!

To celebrate World Food Day on Friday 16 October we take a look at the history of cheese though objects in our collection.

Light & Dark at Haddo House

Last year, designer James Johnson worked with the team at Haddo House to enliven spaces through the use of light and dark.

Your Gift in Action

As a charity, donations are vital in helping us protect Scotland’s heritage. Here are just a few ways they have helped the Trust recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

Spotter’s guide: Plants of the pinewood

There is plenty to see at Britain’s largest National Nature Reserve. As you enjoy a walk along one of the many paths on the Mar Lodge Estate, see how many of these wild plants you can spot.

E A Hornel exhibition: From Camera to Canvas

This autumn the National Trust for Scotland and Edinburgh City Art Centre are delighted to present the first major exhibition of the work of Scottish artist Edward Atkinson Hornel for over 35 years.

Exploring the depths of Inverewe’s underwater garden

The underwater world around Inverewe Garden is just as interesting and remarkable as the above-water garden. A new exhibition in the Summerhouse tells us more.

If you go down to the shrubbery today ...

In the shrubbery at Brodie Castle there’s an exciting selection of chainsaw wood carvings popping up week by week from October until January. Look out for the special dragon’s eggs too!

A vision of New Caledonia at Gladstone’s Land

Links to the infamous Darien Scheme are found at several Trust properties, including Gladstone’s Land.

Conservation grazing in action at Culloden Battlefield

More used to dealing with people than bovines, the team at Culloden have been learning particularly important new skills!

The Hill House: the sleeping princess

Find out how Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh made the beautiful gesso panel above the fireplace in the drawing room.

Highlight plants at Pitmedden Garden this autumn

As we move into autumn, the plants in the borders at Pitmedden are showing off their vibrant colours.

How to make your own rain gauge

We’ve taken inspiration from our amazing places to create fun outdoor projects for families to try at home.

October holidays at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

Come to Robert Burns Birthplace Museum for some family fun over the school holidays!

Scent at Gladstone’s Land

Last year, scent designer Clara Weale took a participatory approach with a ‘smell intervention’ at Gladstone’s Land.

Highlight plants at Brodick Castle Garden this October

As the season changes and the colours of autumn engulf the woodland, there’s still plenty to see and enjoy in a visit to the garden.

Can you estimate the height of a tree?

We’ve taken inspiration from some of our amazing places to create fun outdoor projects for families to try at home.

Spectacular filming locations in Scotland

Why shoot in Scotland? Here’s a long list of reasons, featuring incredible filming locations with big-screen pedigree and easy access to location services.

Sex and scandal at Gladstone’s Land

Behind the historical facade of Gladstone’s Land lies a scandalous past.

From the sublime to the ridiculous?

To celebrate World Tourism Day on Sunday 27 September, we voyage around the world through items in our collection, looking back across 300 years of travel and tourism.

Craigievar Castle gets its own Instagram AR filter

One of the country’s smallest castles becomes Scotland’s biggest ever augmented reality Instagram filter.