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Free reopening weekend across Dumfries & Galloway

Enjoy a fabulous free weekend this month at Threave Garden & Estate, Broughton House & Garden and Thomas Carlyle’s Birthplace.

The Loan Ranger

As the Project Reveal Loans Officer, I’d like to share some of my favourite items which are housed at National Trust for Scotland places.

Mothbusting at Newhailes

At number 47 on our 100 Ways list, we’re putting Newhailes’ precious collections in the deep freeze to stop the moths.

Everyday photographs reveal history at the Tenement House: Part 2

Miss Toward’s childhood photographs at the Tenement House provide a window into the development of photography in the late 19th century.

The beauty of Barra

Explore the island of Barra through the photographs of Margaret Fay Shaw (1903–2004).

Seallaidhean breagha de Bharraigh

Thoiribh sùil air na dealbhan de Bharraigh aig Margaret Fay Shaw (1903–2004).

Can I touch that?

Revealing the significance of objects in the Trust’s collections helps make them more accessible.

Saucers and syllabub

Hundreds of glasses and plates have been discovered at Fyvie Castle – what were they all for?

Janus – the god of January – looks at Project Reveal’s progress

Janus, the Roman god of beginnings and endings, looks forwards and backwards. Here we do that for Project Reveal.

Everyday photographs reveal history at the Tenement House: Part 1

The most ordinary looking box of photographs can tell the most remarkable range of stories.

Wemyss Ware – unique ceramics spanning centuries and countries

Hill of Tarvit in Fife displays a colourful collection of Wemyss Ware pieces, from cats and pigs to cabbage roses.

Photogenic felines

We get to know the many cats in the Margaret Fay Shaw (1903-2004) photography collection.

A crewel encounter

Crewel work, synonymous with Jacobean embroidery, has a long history, which is revealed through some embroidery panels discovered at Crathes Castle.

Putting Scotland on the map

At number 43 on our 100 Ways list is putting Scotland on the map – we’re showcasing Scotland’s world-leading conservation work on an international stage.

Maintaining museum standards

At number 39 in our 100 Ways list is maintaining museum standards – we’ve secured museum accreditation for Culloden, making it the ninth Trust site to achieve this important status.

A National Trust for Scotland Christmas Carol

To pay tribute to the 175th anniversary of Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’, we’ve selected 12 objects from the Trust’s collections which, with a little imagination, can be related to the story.

We’re walking in a photographic wonderland

Our places look great in the snow, and these historical wintry photographs are full of stories too.

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.