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It’s time for the winter deep clean

Every winter deep cleans take place across the Trust, and Kellie Castle is now in the final year of its 5-year deep clean cycle.

The symbolic tapner

Project Reveal Team North East uncover the possible handiwork of a prisoner of war.

Nothing revealing to say

Mark Bishop, Director of Customer & Cause at the Trust, recently got to experience at first hand the work of Project Reveal.

We came, we saw, we inventoried!

As the West team’s involvement in Project Reveal comes to an end, we look back over the last 16 months.

‘Eilean – The Island Photography of Margaret Fay Shaw’ / ‘Eilean – Na Dealbhan aig Mairead Fay Seathach’

We’re celebrating the launch of the first published book of images from the Margaret Fay Shaw Photographic Collection (Isle of Canna). Tha sinn a’comharrachadh a chiad leabhar le dealbhan bho’n cruinneachadh Mairead Fay Seathach, Eilean Canaigh

This Lad o’ Pairts

A new exhibition at Pollok House shines light on the inspirational Sir John Stirling Maxwell, a man of many talents.

A ribbiting display

Team East looks at the weird world of taxidermy as Project Reveal encounters some fascinating frogs at Hill of Tarvit.

The Grahams of Brodick Castle and their ‘Golden Age’ at Easton Park

Taken in 1912 and 1913 by keen photographer Lady Mary Douglas-Hamilton, these images record a lavish, vanished world.

Why Reveal?

As the West team have almost completed their work for Project Reveal, it seems timely to reflect on the Reveal project from a curator’s point of view.

Revealing archaeology

During July, August and September 2018, a post-graduate student from Glasgow University completed a work placement with the National Trust for Scotland’s archaeologists.

The sale of the season

Drum Castle hosts a live auction to celebrate the fabulously popular exhibition – Marian Clayden: Dressing Up Drum.

Horsing around

Gallop around Fyvie Castle as Team North discover some entertaining examples of equestrianism.

The secret life of cows

Explore Margaret Fay Shaw’s photographs of cows and discover the many ways they featured in Hebridean culture and folklore.

For auld lang syne

As the South West Project Reveal team approach the end of our involvement in the project, we’d like to look back over the last 15 months.

A kind of magic

Project Reveal discover objects and places that reflect some of the superstitions prevalent throughout south-west Scotland over the centuries.

Architecture inspires art at Kellie Castle

Project Reveal takes a look at the elaborate ceilings at Kellie Castle and the artwork they inspired.

Showing Mackintosh in a different light

In summer 2018, art and furniture from Mackintosh’s Hill House were displayed for the first time in his native Glasgow.

That subtle uranium glow …

Team West were struck by these unusual green glass pieces, found in a box at Pollok House.

Around the world in 100 years

We leave the Hebrides and explore images from Margaret Fay Shaw’s (1903–2004) travels across the globe.

A tale of five sisters

A photograph taken by Margaret Fay Shaw in 1937 led us to a strange destination, and an even stranger story.

All change at Brodie Castle

A changing display of art and furniture in a new gallery allows visitors to get up close and personal with the collection.

Lights, camera, upload

A look at how the Project Reveal photographers capture images of the Trust’s collections and link them to our database.

Future/Past – images of old and new Innerleithen

Thomas Colledge and Robert Cowan Smail took photographs of people, places and events in Innerleithen in the late 19th century.

Celebrating a top contemporary artist

An exhibition at Glencoe Visitor Centre celebrates Hamish MacDonald, one of Scotland’s most successful contemporary artists, who was inspired by the dramatic scenery around Glencoe.