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A day in the life of a servant

In Georgian Edinburgh, while the families of the grand New Town houses slept soundly in their beds, below stairs the servants would be busy preparing for an arduous day’s work ahead.

Making a difference – our proposals for Scotland 2021–26

Read the National Trust for Scotland’s manifesto for the upcoming elections for the Scottish Parliament.

275th anniversary of the Battle of Culloden – films

A chance to watch the four films created for our online event commemorating the 275th anniversary of the Battle of Culloden.

Your donations at work

Take a look at how your donations are helping us protect Scotland’s heritage.

Interview with a Garden Apprentice

Find out more about our Garden Apprenticeship programme and the incredible benefits it brings to the Trust.

Here comes the Dun: work starts on major project

Work has begun at House of Dun, near Montrose, on creating a heritage park that will tell the stories of the Angus landscape and its people.

Meet the Makers: Bill and Claudia from Small and Small

The Trust’s Meet the Maker series is proudly sponsored by Naked Wines, where the world’s best independent winemakers make their best wines. Here we meet meet a husband and wife winemaking team supported by Naked Wines’ Angels.

Time stands still

How do you preserve a masterpiece of time? Find out more about the evolution of the longcase clock, one of the most complex machines before the 19th century.

Come rain or shine – Inverewe’s weather station

The Inverewe gardening team take daily weather recordings for the Met Office to help improve forecasting accuracy and climate modelling.

Jane Younger and art

To mark Women’s History Month, we take a closer look at Jane Younger, sister of Anna Blackie of the Hill House, Helensburgh.

Behind the scenes at Culloden Battlefield

Culloden Battlefield’s new Estate Manager, Catriona McIntosh, explains how she plans to continue the care of this important, iconic and culturally significant place.

‘From Camera to Canvas’ exhibition walk through

Take a walk with us through Edinburgh City Art Centre to experience our exhibition ‘E. A. Hornel: From Camera to Canvas’.

Addressing climate change in the Inverewe shelterbelt

The all-important shelterbelt at Inverewe Garden is now over 150 years old but is suffering from the challenges of climate change.

E. A. Hornel: From Camera to Canvas – events

Although our fantastic exhibition is closed, you can still experience it and our collections through the online exhibition events programme.

Redeveloping the Great Garden at Pitmedden

Working with the landscape architect and Beechgrove Garden presenter Chris Beardshaw, we’re reinterpreting the classic parterre garden for the modern world.

A Georgian House Christmas

Did you know that in the late 18th and early 19th century Christmas was celebrated for a full month? Discover how Christmas might have been celebrated at the Georgian House.

An Edwardian Christmas at the Hill House

The Trust’s team at the Hill House have carried out some research into how the Blackie family would have celebrated Christmas in Helensburgh.

Written in the stars

Explore the astrological signs through objects from our historical collections!

Meet the Makers: Jen Pfeiffer from Pfeiffer Wines

The Trust’s Meet the Maker series is proudly sponsored by Naked Wines, where the world’s best independent winemakers make their best wines. Here we meet one of the makers supported by Naked Wines’ Angels.

Below-stairs life at the Georgian House

We’re carrying out research to find out more about the life of the servants who worked so hard to keep the household running smoothly.

Wallpaper, paint and carpets: bringing National Trust for Scotland interiors to life

Take a look behind the scenes to find out about interior design Trust style.

Collections uncovered: Kellie Castle

Antonia Laurence-Allen, Curator for Edinburgh and East, takes you on a short video tour of Kellie Castle.

Brodick Castle Garden – what have we been up to?

As we change seasons from autumn to winter, discover what has been happening in the Brodick Castle gardens over the past six weeks.

Meet the Makers: Sally Robertson from the Own Label Company

The Trust is proud to support talented makers and craftspeople from across Scotland, by selling their products in our physical and online shops. This time, we meet Sally Robertson from the Own Label Company.