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10 behind-the-scenes ways we protect Scotland

We’re famous for stately homes and historic buildings. But we do so much more than that. Here are 10 behind-the-scenes examples of the way the Trust protects Scotland’s heritage and boosts local communities.

Virtual garden tour: Brodie Castle Playful Garden

Join Brodie Castle Head Gardener, Ed Walling as he takes you on a tour around the extraordinary Playful Garden

Virtual garden tour: Threave Garden

Enjoy a quiet stroll through the stunning Threave Garden. Discover many incredible displays throughout, admire the colourful summer borders, and explore the fabulous Victorian walled garden.

For the love of Scotland podcasts

Hosted by former BBC Reporting Scotland anchor Jackie Bird, each episode will tell some of the thrilling stories behind the Trust’s people and places, showcasing how everything we do is for the love of Scotland.

Virtual garden tour: Brodick Castle walled garden

Enjoy a quiet stroll through the stunning walled garden at Brodick Castle, featuring a new border design filled with exotic and delicate plants.

How to make a hand-tied bouquet

Join Fyvie Castle gardener Stuart Stockley for a tutorial on how to create your very own beautiful hand-tied bouquet

Dawn chorus walk on Canna

Our rangers on Canna got up very early to record the delightful dawn chorus in early summer.

Meet the Makers: Anthony Wright from Barrhead Leather

The Trust is proud to support talented makers and craftspeople from across Scotland – find out more about them in this new series.

Virtual garden tour: Fyvie Castle walled garden

Join Fyvie Castle gardeners Stuart Stockley and Gordon Thomson, as they take you on a fascinating tour around the Walled Garden of Scottish Fruits, home to the largest collection of Scottish fruits and vegetables.

Virtual garden tour: Brodie Castle shrubbery

Join Brodie Castle Head Gardener Ed Walling as he takes you on a relaxing tour round the beautiful shrubbery.

Virtual garden tour: Branklyn Garden

Join Branklyn Garden Property Manager and Head Gardener Jim Jermyn, as he takes you on a short tour round the stunning 2-acre hillside garden in Perth.

Restoring Holmwood

Holmwood’s restoration project is both a celebration of Thomson’s design and of traditional craftsmanship.

Meet the Makers: Allistair Burt from Hole in my Pocket

The Trust is proud to support talented makers and craftspeople from across Scotland – find out more about them in this new series.

Photo forensics – teasing out the details

Canna archivist Fiona Mackenzie shows how research helps to fill in the details of the Margaret Fay Shaw photographic collection catalogue in Canna House.

From quiet homes and first beginnings

Archivist Fiona Mackenzie describes her first five years on the Isle of Canna.

Preston Mill goes for a whirl

Vital lockdown work at Preston Mill keeps Scotland’s heritage alive.

Looking after Scotland under lockdown

Our properties may not have been open to visitors, but the National Trust for Scotland’s vital work has continued through the coronavirus crisis.

Maintaining Inveresk Lodge Garden during lockdown

The serene hillside garden and pond in the charming village of Inveresk, near Edinburgh, continues to be maintained by the regional team during the coronavirus pandemic.

Digital heritage in the time of coronavirus

Digital platforms are offering new ways to explore our heritage virtually now that we can’t visit in person.

Meet the Culloden cows

In the midst of so much change, our animals continue to graze the battlefield – although they must be wondering where all their visitors have gone!

Isle of Canna – a view from the harbour

Managing the harbour on Canna during the coronavirus pandemic and how the island is coping with the isolation.

Through the eyes of: the third (and present!) Trust ranger at St Abb’s Head

Liza Cole gives you a snapshot of what life is like for a Senior Ranger at St Abb’s Head NNR.

Meeting Drew McIntyre

Local hero and WWE wrestling superstar Drew McIntyre returned to Ayrshire to visit Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, strengthening his connection with the Bard and his pride in Scotland’s history.

Life as a costumed guide

We speak to two people at different properties who are part of our costumed team, to find out how they got started and what tales they love to tell.