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Blooming gorgeous – winter aconite

This is the first of our Blooming Gorgeous instalments of the year, to celebrate St Abb’s Head NNR’s 40th Trust anniversary! Up first is a wintry little sprite known by the name of winter aconite.

Surf and turf: uniting our actions on land with saving our seas

New for 2020 on our 100 Ways list, our marine policy is published as the Year of Coasts & Waters gets underway.

Creature feature – mute swan

This is the first in our series of articles for 2020, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Trust acquiring St Abb’s Head.

Response to Werrity Review

The National Trust for Scotland comments on the publication of the Werrity Review on Grouse Moor Management.

Willow recovery taking root at Mar Lodge Estate

The first seedlings of rare willows have been successfully grown as part of a conservation project at Mar Lodge Estate.

How to make a bug hotel

Make a home for garden wildlife with this easy bug hotel.

Public support for independent environmental protection body

A new poll has revealed that the public agree a new, independent environmental watchdog is needed to ensure existing EU environmental protections remain in place after Brexit.

Trust calls for funding support for Scotland’s landscapes

A new film launched last week highlights the need for funding to protect Scotland’s nature.

The importance of peat

Stuart Brooks, our Head of Conservation and Policy, is chairing the IUCN UK Peatland Conference in Belfast this week.

New discovery on Ben Lawers

During a recent survey, our ecologist spotted a sedge never previously recorded on Ben Lawers NNR.

We care for the great and small

​At the Bachelors’ Club, Alistair Murdoch (Visitor Services Supervisor) has been improving the little garden adjacent to the property.

Scottish Tree Festival 2019

Come along to our beautiful gardens this autumn and discover some of Scotland’s most spectacular trees.

Stories from Staffa: Birds and beasties

Famed for Fingal’s Cave and its puffins, Staffa is also home to many other birds and insects.

Foraging for fungi

At number 98 on our 100 Ways list, we’re teaching visitors about the hidden world of fungi this autumn.

Talking up trees

At number 88 on our 100 Ways list, we’re celebrating our wonderful trees by taking part in the Scottish Tree Festival this autumn.

The importance of volunteers on Canna

Two volunteer groups came to Canna to help us out with a big clean-up.

Exploring the beauty of Glencoe

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

From the edge of the world: part 10

Our new blog from St Kilda reveals what it’s like to spend a season working here.

Stories from Staffa: island of staves

Peter offers a brief explanation of Staffa’s geology, looking at volcanic activity, the famous columnar basalts and the great caves.

Tackling invasives

At number 81 on our 100 Ways list, we’re tackling invasive species, with the help of Hannah Patterson, Ranger for our Perthshire properties.

Stories from Staffa: Flower notes from a small isle

Peter shares some examples and descriptions of Staffa’s rich and diverse flora.

Getting rid of rhodies

At number 73 on our 100 Ways list we’re stemming the spread of Rhododendron ponticum.

Geilston Garden summer and autumn highlights

Discover the many highlights of the gorgeous Geilston Garden this summer and autumn.

Great news for osprey conservation

At number 66 on our 100 Ways list is playing our part in protecting ospreys.