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We will be opening many of our places over the coming months. Some places will remain closed.

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Scottish celebrities rally for the National Trust for Scotland

Scottish celebrities living across the world are offering their support for our Save Our Scotland fundraising appeal.

The Second Morton Photography Symposium

On Thursday 29 October the Second Morton Photography Symposium on ‘Ways of Seeing’: Women and Photography in Scotland will take place as an online webinar hosted by Glasgow Women's Library.

Gulliver’s Travels – the Le Mans connection

Here’s a question for your next lockdown quiz – what’s the connection between the small Hebridean island of Canna and the world-famous Le Mans car race?

Music Day on the summer solstice

In France, the longest day is the day people celebrate ‘La Fete de la Musique’, or Music Day.

Inspiring places

Scotland’s spectacular scenery has inspired writers, painters and film makers for generations. Through a break in trees, by turning a bend or simply opening your curtains, you can discover a magical mix of mountains, lochs, forest and glens.

Photo forensics – teasing out the details

Canna archivist Fiona Mackenzie shows how research helps to fill in the details of the Margaret Fay Shaw photographic collection catalogue in Canna House.

16th-century lessons to live by from Culross Palace

Painted on the wooden ceiling of Culross Palace in Fife are 16 allegorical scenes that contain life lessons and moral codes.

A huge thank you to our supporters

In the midst of these challenging times, we want to say a big thank you to all those who are supporting us – it means the world to us.

A guide to exploring Glasgow tenements

How many of these features can you find in your tenement flat?

Delving into the archives at J M Barrie’s Birthplace

Here we highlight some of our archive collection relating to J M Barrie, creator of Peter Pan.

St Kilda – the last summer

Folklorist Margaret Fay Shaw’s description and images of her visit to St Kilda, just before the evacuation of its inhabitants in 1930.

Margaret Fay Shaw’s diary of 1920/21

An American student in Scotland: Part 2 of Margaret Fay Shaw’s reflections on a year at school in Helensburgh in the 1920s.

A glimpse into the life of J M Barrie

In the first of two stories, we take a look at the life and works of J M Barrie, creator of Peter Pan, to mark the 160th anniversary of his birth on 9 May.

Our photographic guide to staying safe during COVID-19

We can all do our bit to #ProtectTheNHS. We’ve had a look through our photographic collection for some tips.

John Lorne Campbell – ‘a Scottish patriot of unique stamp’

We take a look at the life and achievements of Canna folklorist John Lorne Campbell, to mark the 24th anniversary of his death on 25 April 1996.

Camera-ready canines

We present some of our favourite carte-de-visites from the Brodie Castle collection, all featuring dogs!

A Helensburgh spring – Margaret Fay Shaw’s diary of 1920/21

An American student in Scotland – Margaret Fay Shaw’s reflections on a year at school in Helensburgh in the 1920s: Part 1

Morton Schools Project – Sciences (ages 8–11)

In light of the recent temporary closure of schools in the UK, the Morton Photography Project Team have created some resources and activities based on photographs from our historical collections.

Morton Schools Project – Sciences (ages 11–14)

In light of the recent temporary closure of schools in the UK, the Morton Photography Project Team have created some resources and activities based on photographs from our historical collections.

Morton Schools Project – Technologies (ages 5–8)

In light of the recent temporary closure of schools in the UK, the Morton Photography Project Team have created some resources and activities based on photographs from our historic collections.

Morton Schools Project – Technologies (ages 8–11)

In light of the recent temporary closure of schools in the UK, the Morton Photography Project Team have created some resources and activities based on photographs from our historic collections.

Morton Schools Project – Technologies (ages 11–14)

In light of the recent temporary closure of schools in the UK, the Morton Photography Project Team have created some resources and activities based on photographs from our historic collections.

Morton Schools Project – Literacy (ages 5–8)

In light of the recent temporary closure of schools in the UK, the Morton Photography Project Team have created some resources and activities based on photographs from our historical collections.

Morton Schools Project – Literacy (ages 8–11)

In light of the recent temporary closure of schools in the UK, the Morton Photography Project Team have created some resources and activities based on photographs from our historical collections.