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Whose histories?

At number 92 on our 100 Ways list we’re looking at the idea of authenticity in our historic houses and considering this with partners in the heritage field at a forthcoming conference.

Expert team tips

At number 90 on our 100 Ways list is our new Team Picks initiative: the people who know our places better than anyone – our volunteers and staff – highlight their favourite pieces, adding even more to the visitor experience.

Wise women create Inverewe audio experience

A bespoke audio experience to accompany a walk around Inverewe has been created as part of a new exhibition at the garden.

A family day out at Culzean Castle

Culzean Castle & Country Park is the perfect place to spend a day with the family.

Hidden interior design gems revealed at Holmwood

Holmwood in Cathcart – in the south of Glasgow – reopens to the public this week after a three-month project to re-create the property’s original stencilled paint schemes.

Top Scots musician releases ‘Centre of My World’ music video

Piper James Duncan Mackenzie releases the second music video from the ‘Solas’ soundtrack, celebrating the life of Margaret Fay Shaw.

John Lorne Campbell’s Canna Diaries

This article explores some of the contents of two sets of diaries compiled on Canna by John Lorne Campbell.

Aiming to surprise with art at Inverewe

At number 71 on our 100 Ways list is bringing bold, contemporary art to Wester Ross through surprising events and exhibitions at the Sawyer Gallery, Inverewe.

Making Canna’s photo collections digital

At number 69 on our 100 Ways list is digitising the thousands of photographs stored in Canna House.

The mystery of the Madonna

At number 68 on our 100 Ways list, we’ve been carrying out more investigations into the attribution of the Haddo Madonna and are getting ready to share our latest findings.

Landscape focus for Glencoe exhibition

An exhibition of vibrant Highland landscapes by acclaimed Scottish colourist artist Hamish MacDonald opens at the revamped Glencoe Visitor Centre on Saturday 3 August.

The invisible taverner: the hidden history of Issobel Johnstone – Gladstone’s Land

Exploring the stories of women and girls preserved in our historical collections in the east of Scotland.

The lost Lorimer: rediscovering the extraordinary life of Hannah Lorimer – Kellie Castle

Exploring the stories of women and girls preserved in our historical collections in the east of Scotland.

The missing miniature: finding Jean Dempster – Newhailes

Exploring the stories of women and girls preserved in our historical collections in the east of Scotland.

Behind the scenes with Team East

After more than 2 years, 11 properties and over 25,000 records, the end of Project Reveal for Team East is in sight!

Morton Writing Competition – Part I: The Pend / Farpais Sgrìobhaidh Mhorton – Pàirt I: Am Bealach

Read the winning entries from the Morton Writing Competition. Leugh na pìosan a bhuannaich Farpais Sgrìobhaidh Mhorton.

Morton Writing Competition – Part II: The Cat and the Crayfish / Farpais Sgrìobhaidh Mhorton – Pàirt II: An Cat agus an Giomach

Read the winning entries from the Morton Writing Competition. Leugh na pìosan a bhuannaich Farpais Sgrìobhaidh Mhorton.

Morton Writing Competition – Part III: The Tower / Farpais Sgrìobhaidh Mhorton – Pàirt III: An Tùr

Read the winning entries from the Morton Writing Competition. Leugh na pìosan a bhuannaich Farpais Sgrìobhaidh Mhorton.

Morton Writing Competition – Part IV: The Kirkcudbright Girls / Farpais Sgrìobhaidh Mhorton – Pàirt IV: Clann-nighean Chille Chuithbeirt

Read the winning entries from the Morton Writing Competition. Leugh na pìosan a bhuannaich Farpais Sgrìobhaidh Mhorton.

En garde!

After 17 months working in the castles of the North-East, it’s time to celebrate the finest blades of the region.

Women in the photographs of E A Hornel – Broughton House

Exploring the stories of women and girls preserved in our historical collections in the west of Scotland.

Margaret Fay Shaw’s photographs of the women of South Uist – Canna House

Exploring the stories of women and girls preserved in our historical collections in the west of Scotland.

Getting personal – the thrill of cataloguing meaningful everyday items

Exploring the stories of women and girls preserved in our historical collections in the west of Scotland.

Throwing new light on difficult histories

Our collections contain a considerable number of controversial objects which we can use to reveal the complexities of our heritage and culture.