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Water Damage at Hill House

The Hill House has long suffered from water ingress, and despite conservation work by The National Trust for Scotland, our partners, and previous owners, the house still shows signs of damage. Without our urgent intervention, we could lose the beautiful interiors forever.

A blast from the past

Project Reveal Team South West have been exploring the history behind some of Culzean’s most-photographed artefacts.

A new website for the National Trust for Scotland

The new look of our website is the first glimpse of a fresh visual style that we will be rolling out over the next few months … but this website has more than a pretty face.

A day in the life of Project Reveal

From boxes of bricks to drawing rooms full of Old Masters, here is a day in the life of the two North inventory teams

Discovering Outlander

Follow in the time-travelling footsteps of the lead characters and visit the locations that inspired the novels and were used in the filming of this historical romance.

She was aye workin’

Team West are discovering the personal archive of Miss Agnes Toward at the Tenement House in Glasgow.

Our President on the Box The Hill House Appeal

Trust President, Neil Oliver, tells us why he thinks this appeal to save Mackintosh’s masterpiece is so important.

Let’s play a game …

Inside a box, inside a cupboard, inside the Georgian House, Project Reveal uncovers a rare musical treasure.

Accreditation where it’s due

Ensuring conservation skills are retained and shared is just as important as protecting historic buildings.

Woodland rambling and brambling in Newhailes

The aim of the day was to encourage over fifties, and their families from black and ethnic minority groups to experience and enjoy outdoor spaces.

Take me outside: primary school explores Eddlewood

Exploring Eddlewood was a programme of six outdoor learning sessions designed to help pupils with behaviour issues to step beyond the school gate

Six months of progress – cataloguing the Trust collections

Read all about the progress of the Project Reveal teams, who have been busy cataloguing and photographing Trust collections for the past six months.

Let the fan do the talking – Victorian flirting tips

Victorian women carried fans at balls and dances, both to flirt and communicate with others.

Passing time with Brodie Castle’s musical clock

This is a spectacular example of a Louis XV wall-mounted cartel clock.

The Weaver’s Cottage doll

A doll found in the collection at Weaver’s Cottage offers a fascinating insight into life in the weaving village of Kilbarchan.

Christmas Revealed, part 2

The Project Reveal teams pick their favourite discoveries from the past 5 months.

Christmas Revealed, part 1

The Project Reveal teams pick their favourite discoveries from the past 5 months

Cataloguing Christmas cheer

A Father Christmas army and fancy dress crackers – revealing the spirit of Christmas at Newhailes.

Princess Louise’s Highland seat(s)

Project Reveal Team North East find a set of chairs at Mar Lodge with a royal connection and a divided history.

21st-century needlework in 17th-century Culross Palace

Project Reveal Team East uncovers the work that goes into creating a splash of colour in Culross Palace.

Leaving our mark

The Trust’s collections are very diverse, so we need to use various marking and labelling techniques for identifying collection items.

The ghosts of Culzean Castle

An introduction to some spirits.

Lang may yer hingin’ lum reek

The Project Reveal West Team are intrigued by a rare hanging lum in the kitchen of Moirlanich Longhouse.

If the key fits ...

Project Reveal North West team find a mysterious key at Brodie Castle. What will it open?