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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.

Materials & Making at Kellie Castle

Last year, book artist Cassandra Barron developed three ‘touch books’ with the team at Kellie Castle, helping visitors to engage with different elements of the castle’s rich history in making and design.

Behind the scenes of the ‘From Camera to Canvas’ exhibition

Get a glimpse of the unseen work that’s going into putting on the first major exhibition on E A Hornel in 35 years.

Meet the Makers: Kenneth Pollock and Anne Bell from Green Grove Weavers

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 Kenneth Pollock and Anne Bell from Green Grove Weavers.

The tale of a silk dress: part 2

Read the next entry in our imagined diary of a beautiful silk dress, as she continues her account of her exciting travels, leading to her final destination.

Fighting for a strong environmental watchdog

We’re asking people to sign our petition, calling for the Scottish Parliament to protect Scotland’s natural environment after Brexit by creating a strong environmental watchdog.

Your Gift in Action

As a charity, donations are vital in helping us protect Scotland’s heritage. Here are just a few ways they have helped the Trust recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

Africans at the court of James IV

It’s Black History Month and, as we launch the Facing Our Past project, we take a look at some of the properties in our care that have links to the transatlantic slave trade.

A vision of New Caledonia at Gladstone’s Land

Links to the infamous Darien Scheme are found at several Trust properties, including Gladstone’s Land.

Conservation grazing in action at Culloden Battlefield

More used to dealing with people than bovines, the team at Culloden have been learning particularly important new skills!

Changing history

We’re embarking on a new project that will explore the role that the slave trade played in the histories of Scotland and some of the Trust’s most-loved properties.

Meet the Makers: Laura Cooke from Botanic Isles Jewellery

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 Laura Cooke of Botanic Isles Jewellery.

Scotland’s Landscape Alliance launches ‘Landscape and Place for Success’

A new plan has been published, highlighting Scotland’s Landscape Alliance’s vision and some recommendations for change. Find out more about the Trust’s role in this important forum.

Spectacular filming locations in Scotland

Why shoot in Scotland? Here’s a long list of reasons, featuring incredible filming locations with big-screen pedigree and easy access to location services.

Pests in collections – silverfish

Pests can cause irreversible damage in historical collections. Silverfish are very hard to eradicate, so we keep them in check with integrated pest management programmes.