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The deep clean

Some of our castles and country houses close to visitors for the winter, so our trained teams get to work cleaning and covering up their priceless collections. And then it’s time for bed ...

From the edge of the world: part 12

This is the final instalment this year from our blog from St Kilda, which has revealed what it’s like to spend a season working here.

The importance of volunteers on Canna

Two volunteer groups came to Canna to help us out with a big clean-up.

From the edge of the world: part 10

Our new blog from St Kilda reveals what it’s like to spend a season working here.

Great bakes from around the Trust

To celebrate Scottish Food and Drink Fortnight (and the return of the Great British Bake Off 2019), try baking these traditional Scottish recipes from our places.

Mairi Sawyer’s chocolate cake

Baking blogger Claire Jessiman revives an Inverewe favourite.

Scottish scones at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

The baker at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum has created some delicious and unconventional scone recipes, inspired by traditional Scottish ingredients. Try baking these at home or pop along to Alloway to see what’s on offer today.

From the edge of the world: part 9

Our blog from St Kilda has a guest writer this week, who shares what it's like to volunteer on the island.

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.

Using tech to protect the Hill House

Sophia Mirashrafi, Digital Project Officer at the Hill House, shares how she’ll use tech to tell its story.

From the edge of the world: part 8

Our new blog from St Kilda reveals what it’s like to spend a season working here.

From the edge of the world: part 3

Our new blog from St Kilda reveals what it’s like to spend a season working here.

From the edge of the world: part 2

Our new blog from St Kilda reveals what it’s like to spend a season working here.

Going back to the Greek

At number 60 on our 100 Ways list, we’re restoring the unique interiors at Holmwood and sharing our progress with the public.

From the edge of the world: part 1

Our new blog from St Kilda reveals what it’s like to spend a season working here.

Trust counts on puffins’ welfare

We’ve just completed our first-ever bird count on the Inner Hebridean island of Staffa.

Opening the door at Craigievar Castle

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

An update on Preston Mill

Thanks to the donations given through our recent crowdfunder appeal, work has begun to get Preston Mill’s water wheel turning again.

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.

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.

Hill of Tarvit picture bills and receipts

This is the brief story of a small collection of archives relating to the Sharp family at Hill of Tarvit.

Beneath the bricks

Number 52 in our 100 Ways list is using technology to understand our conservation questions.

Water runs deep at the Hill House

Newly released images show the extent of water damage at the Hill House.

Keeping the wheels turning

At number 49 on our 100 Ways list is raising funds to repair Preston Mill, East Linton.