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Highlight plants at Brodick Castle gardens this August

There’s lots of colour in the walled garden at the moment – here are five highlight plants to look out for this August.

A puffin walk on Canna

Join our rangers for a virtual journey across Canna to see the puffin stack ... and a lot of other wildlife en route!

Highlights of Brodie Castle’s grounds in August

Come and explore this rare example of an early 18th-century formal designed landscape – a great place to wander and relax!

Seabird conservation

Find out how we’re monitoring seabirds on the remote St Kilda archipelago.

Peat bogs: windows to the past – preserving the future

On International Bog Day, we take a look at our peatlands and our work to protect these vitally important habitats.

175 years of the Bavarian summerhouse at Brodick Castle

We take the opportunity to celebrate the history of this iconic building as it reaches an impressive 175 years old this year.

Torridon – an enchanting wilderness of water and rock

Seamus MacNally explains why Torridon is so special and why it must be protected for future generations to enjoy.

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.

Spotlight on breeding ospreys at Threave in new film project

The osprey conservation programme will feature in a film project, which will be shown at Threave Garden & Estate in 2021.

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.

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.

Mar Lodge pinewoods

We’ve been preserving and regenerating the ancient Caledonian pine forest over the last 25 years at Mar Lodge Estate.

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.

Blooming gorgeous: northern marsh orchid

These beautiful purple flowers thrive in the species-rich grassland at St Abb’s Head NNR.

Creature feature: razorbill

These are one of the smartest (if not the smartest!) seabirds we’re lucky enough to have at St Abb’s Head NNR.

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.

Blooming gorgeous: purple milk-vetch

This little plant brings a splash of summer colour and is an important food plant for many insects.

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.

A virtual walk around Canna House Garden

See and hear springtime in Canna House Garden with Archivist Fiona Mackenzie