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Culzean Castle before Robert Adam

Remains of the medieval castle at Culzean are recorded in a series of sketches and an estate map.

William Douglas-Hamilton (1845–95), 12th Duke of Hamilton

In her penultimate blog of the series exploring the lives of the Hamilton family at Brodick Castle, Curator Sarah Beattie takes a look at William, 12th Duke of Hamilton.

Facing Our Past: Leith Hall’s Tale of Two Duels

As part of a blog series for our Facing Our Past project, we take a look at the Leith family and their links to the Caribbean island of St Vincent.

The National Trust for Scotland’s St Kilda archives

Archivist Ian Riches gives a flavour of just some of the hundreds of documents and photos we look after relating to St Kilda.

Kegs, cases and jars: a moving tale

Once distilled, whisky had to be moved or stored. There was a marked difference in this process between the legal and illicit trade.

275th anniversary of the Battle of Culloden – films

A chance to watch the four films created for our online event commemorating the 275th anniversary of the Battle of Culloden.

Call on politicians to protect battlefields

Our election manifesto includes proposals to better protect battlefields.

Glencoe creel house construction underway

Traditional building brings 17th-century Glencoe to life.

Tell us your whisky stories

We’ve launched a public appeal for stories related to whisky production in the 18th and 19th centuries to help uncover Scotland’s illicit whisky past.

Princess Marie of Baden (1817–88)

Join Regional Curator Sarah Beattie for the latest post looking at the lives of the Hamilton family and the impact they had on the building, collections and interiors at Brodick Castle.

Time stands still

How do you preserve a masterpiece of time? Find out more about the evolution of the longcase clock, one of the most complex machines before the 19th century.

An eventful honeymoon: Lord and Lady Aberdeen of Haddo House

As part of our Facing Our Past project, we take a look at Lord and Lady Aberdeen and their links to Egypt.

Made of Pittsburgh steel – Margaret Fay Shaw’s Pennsylvanian roots

Explore the history of Margaret Fay Shaw, who was born in Pittsburgh in the USA but became a Hebridean folklore heroine.

Culloden 275

Find out about our plans to mark the 275th anniversary of the Battle of Culloden with a series of online events.

‘Go fetch to me a pint o’ wine’

From Brodie Castle to Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, the Trust’s collections and properties contain evidence for the importing, storage and consumption of wine.

Still moving: use and reuse in whisky production

As part of the Pioneering Spirit whisky project we have been conducting desk-based studies of whisky-related artefacts in Trust collections and archive information on The Glenlivet old distillery site.

William Alexander, 11th Duke of Hamilton (1811–63)

Regional Curator Sarah Beattie is back with another blog exploring the lives of some of the Hamilton family, and the impact they had on the building, collections and interiors at Brodick Castle.

Facing Our Past at Malleny Garden

As part of our Facing Our Past project, we take a look at the Scotts of Malleny and their connections to the West Indies.

The island that time never forgot

Newly published research has revealed how archaeologists discovered evidence of inhabitation over 2,000 years ago on St Kilda.

Hebridean fleas, false teeth and fine dirigibles

A new Radio 3 documentary and some newly uncovered letters cast further light on Margaret Fay Shaw’s life in South Uist in the 1930s.

Prince Charles Edward Stuart’s Polish ancestors

We take a look at Prince Charles Edward Stuart’s maternal ancestors, to see if they offer any clues to the famous Jacobite’s character traits.

Bonnie Prince Charlie’s early years

Bonnie Prince Charlie has captured people’s imaginations throughout the centuries. Here we take a look at his childhood.

Susan, Duchess of Hamilton (1786–1859)

Join Regional Curator Sarah Beattie as she continues to explore the lives of the Hamilton family and the impact they had on the building, collections and interiors at Brodick Castle.

Facing Our Past at Fyvie Castle

As part of our Facing Our Past project, we take a look at the Forbes-Leith family and their American connections.