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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.

Opening the door at Craigievar Castle

Will you walk through the door and experience the wonder of Craigievar?

Lady Aberdeen’s print collection of celebrated Scottish women

Lady Aberdeen’s prints tell the story of Scottish women throughout history and offer a glimpse of what inspired this early feminist.

The spice of life

This battered tin box from House of Dun provides an insight into the role of women in shaping attitudes towards the British Empire during the mid-19th century.

Painting a picture with a diary

This is a story of how a minister came to paint two landscapes for Miss Christian Dalrymple of Newhailes, and shows how diary writing can help us paint a more intimate picture of history.

Colonel Gordon goes wild and majestic in Edinburgh

Batoni’s painting features in the Wild and Majestic: Romantic Visions of Scotland exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland from 26 June–10 November 2019.

Introducing the Trust’s Honorary Archives Advisor

We’re delighted to welcome the Trust’s new Honorary Archives Advisor, Dr Alison Rosie of the National Register of Archives for Scotland.

Morton Photography Symposium at Broughton House

Read about the fascinating topics that were discussed at the inaugural Morton Photography Symposium at Broughton House.

Matchmaking: when collections met photography

The National Trust for Scotland’s Collections Information Officer keeps the information we hold about our collections and objects as accurate and usable as possible.

Have dowel, will travel

During the second half of 2018 Mike Taylor supported the Project Reveal team in making an inventory of firearms at Trust properties.

Exposing an imprint of the past

Looking beyond the marks on a copper printing plate reveals a history hot off the press.

The Beauties and the Beasts

Project Reveal Team East share their favourite animal objects from properties in Edinburgh and the East. How many have you seen?

The Jacob letters from the House of Dun

A small collection of letters relating to Violet Jacob, her son Harry and their friendship with the Kappey family from Windsor.

In your Easter bonnet

The Easter bonnets of Canna House were photographed by Margaret Fay Shaw.

Everyday photographs reveal history at the Tenement House: Part 3

Changing technology and the changing fashions of a burgeoning middle class are evident in the later photographs from the Tenement House.