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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.

Treasured memories on Inverewe’s Giving Tree

The Inverewe ‘Giving Tree’ project raised funds to help restore the vital shelterbelt of trees. Read about one family’s kind donation, which meant so much to both them and the Trust.

The Hill House: domestic servants

The life of a domestic servant during the Edwardian era was like no other. Life at the Hill House was a lot more tranquil than that portrayed in programmes such as Downton Abbey, but it was still busy and challenging.

Pretty in pink ... and blue: the conservation of two 18th-century gowns

What does it take to bring two 18th-century gowns back to their former glory, ready for display at House of Dun? We take a look ‘behind the scenes’ at the Trust’s collaboration with The Scottish Conservation Studio.

Meet the Makers: Clare Campbell from Prickly Thistle

We’re proud to partner with talented makers and craftspeople from across Scotland – find out more about them in this new series.

Meet the Makers: Calum Haggerty from COCO Chocolatier

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

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.