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On the trail of designer architects

Find out more about Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson, Sir Robert Lorimer and Charles Rennie Mackintosh – and their beautiful buildings in our care.

Living the high life on Bronze Age Arran

A radiocarbon date has shown that a high-altitude roundhouse on Arran was occupied over 3,300 years ago.

On the trail of classical architecture: William and Robert Adam

Find out more about the remarkable father and son architects of the 18th century – and their beautiful buildings in our care.

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.

Scottish celebrities rally for the National Trust for Scotland

Scottish celebrities living across the world are offering their support for our Save Our Scotland fundraising appeal.

Evidence from Glenshiel battlefield casts doubt on confidence of government victory

A ‘eureka moment’ during lockdown gave our Head of Archaeological Services insight into a battle 300 years ago.

A huge thank you to our supporters

In the midst of these challenging times, we want to say a big thank you to all those who are supporting us – it means the world to us.

90th anniversary of the evacuation of St Kilda

Sunday 10 May 2020 marks the 90th anniversary of the beginning of the end for the inhabitants of the remote Scottish archipelago of St Kilda.

Re-creating a Glencoe turf house – the story so far

We’ve made a great start on our Glencoe turf house project.

Pollok House: an auxiliary hospital during WWI

On the 75th anniversary of VE Day, we look to an earlier war and how one particular Trust property helped in the war effort.

A history of the productive garden at Culzean

The productive garden at Culzean has a long and interesting past. Here we look at the history of the walled garden, with a focus on the 19th century.

Rare Gaelic songs to mark the Culloden commemoration

Listen to rare snippets of haunting Gaelic songs inspired by the Jacobite cause, as we prepare to mark the anniversary of the Battle of Culloden on Thursday 16 April.

Henrietta Tayler: Scottish Jacobite historian and First World War nurse

A modern-day Scottish writer and historian tells the story of one of her historical counterparts, whose own life was as interesting as the men and women she wrote about.

Lady Augusta Kennedy-Erskine: from illegitimate daughter to lady of the house

In celebration of Women’s History Month, we’re publishing a series of blog posts written by our volunteers and staff, highlighting both historical female characters and their influences at their properties.

The trailblazer that was Caroline Norton

This Women’s History Month, we’re publishing a series of blog posts written by our volunteers and staff. Our second post explores the life of Caroline Norton.

Scottish Christmas traditions

’Tis the season to be jolly! If you’re celebrating Christmas or Hogmanay in Scotland this year, there are lots of seasonal Scottish traditions that you can take part in – some of them old, some of them new.

Inverewe garden and estate: blooming for 2,000 years

Recent excavations by the Trust Archaeology Team has uncovered ancient metalworking at Inverewe.

Stitching time at Weaver’s Cottage

At number 91 in our 100 Ways list are our archaeological studies at Weaver’s Cottage, which have created a tapestry of human life dating back to prehistoric times.

Going underground

At number 87 on our 100 Ways list, we’ve been opening up some of Culzean Castle’s more unusual locations to give visitors an even better insight into its fascinating history.

The archaeology of castles: always changing, always learning

At number 86 on our 100 Ways list, Dr Daniel Rhodes explains how, with the help of volunteers, we’ve been uncovering the secrets hidden below some of our best loved castles, including Kellie Castle and Castle Fraser.

Exploring the beauty of Glencoe

We invited three of Scotland’s top landscape photography instagrammers to celebrate World Photography Day at Glencoe.

Battle of Bannockburn Archaeology Lecture Series: Staffa

The Battle of Bannockburn host lectures on the first Tuesday of every month all year round and this summer we’ve been running an archaeology-themed series.

Culloden and Cantraybridge College partnership provides growing opportunities

At number 79 on our 100 Ways list, we’ve partnered with Cantraybridge College to provide students with the chance to develop their horticultural skills.

Future/Past: old and new pictorial views of Forfar, Part 3

Historical photos of Angus helped pupils at Langlands Primary School, Forfar learn about their town.