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Photography students visit Culzean Castle

A group of photography students find out more about Project Reveal and enjoy a workshop on collections photography.

Is an architect an artist?

Last month our team had the pleasure of exploring Holmwood, a fantastic villa designed by the Glaswegian architect Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson.

Good vibrations

Project Reveal Team North East comes across an old medical device that used massage and vibration to heal all manner of illnesses.

Insights from the outside

We’re inspiring the next generation by linking students of the University of Edinburgh with alumni who now work with us.

Boxing the Hill House

Number 4 in our 100 Ways list is our brave plan to Box the Hill House and save it for future generations.

You are not a loan

Investigating 70 years of loans to the National Trust for Scotland

Revealing our collections ... and our stories

Number 1 in our 100 Ways list is Project Reveal – one of the most ambitious digitisation projects in Scotland.

Reforesting Glen Rosa

Number 2 in our 100 Ways list is our work to bring native woodland back to Glen Rosa on Arran.

Less is more: innovating with our collections

At number 3 in our 100 Ways list is a plan to innovate how we show off our amazing collections.

Becoming a dab hand – printing past and present

Team East has moved to Robert Smail’s Printing Works, where the presses are more than just historical objects.

‘Dress to impress’ – Lady Ailsa’s dressing case

In an age when ladies changed their clothes up to five times a day, Lady Ailsa’s dressing case reminds us of a bygone age of splendour.

Forget me not – revealing Victorian mourning customs

Team West explores social history collections linked to mourning etiquette in the late 19th century.

The illicit still game

Project Reveal North East explore the history of illicit distilling in the Angus glens.

Conservation in Action: working in full sight

The Project Reveal teams enjoy the benefits and challenges of working all year round in front of visitors and staff.

Bye-bye Reveal!

Read about an Inventory Officer’s enjoyable experience of Project Reveal.

The Royal Company of Archers

The Dalyells of the Binns have a long tradition of serving in the Royal Company of Archers, the Sovereign’s Bodyguard in Scotland.

Souter Johnnie: the man behind the legend

While working at Souter Johnnie’s Cottage, Project Reveal Team South-West explored the life and work of an 18th-century shoemaker.

‘Waste not, want not’: exploring food and cooking in a 20th-century Glasgow tenement

Project Reveal Team West discovers fascinating food facts at the Tenement House in the heart of Glasgow.

Dealing with the Devil

Project Reveal head to the House of the Binns to catalogue the table where ‘Bluidy Tam’ is said to have played the Devil at cards.

Fossils and forefathers (geology rocks!)

Project Reveal go on an adventure through time at Hugh Miller’s Birthplace.

Chinese New Year: the Year of the Dog

To welcome in the Year of the Dog, Project Reveal brings a beautiful Chinese wedding procession to life.

Water damage at the Hill House

The Hill House has long suffered from water ingress and, despite conservation work by the National Trust for Scotland and our partners and previous owners, the house is now showing significant signs of damage. Without our urgent intervention, we could lose these 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.