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Welcoming back the ghost of the moor

In 2016, hen harriers returned to breed on Mar Lodge Estate for the first time in living memory.

Red squirrel success story at Inverewe

Inverewe is part of an exciting and highly successful red squirrel relocation project – find out more about the story so far.

The holly collection at Threave Garden

Often associated with Christmas, there’s a lot more to discover about holly.

St Abb’s Head seal colony welcomes record number of pups

A record number of seal pups have been recorded by our rangers at St Abb’s Head National Nature Reserve during the annual breeding season.

Looking out for Scotland’s trees

With increasing threats to Scottish tree health, the National Trust for Scotland has teamed up with Observatree to help spot problems early.

Scotland’s largest conservation charity supports new marine protections

The National Trust for Scotland has welcomed the announcement by the Scottish Government and Marine Scotland that an additional 12 marine sites around Scotland have been given Special Protection Area status.

Wildlife spotter’s guide: Ben Lomond

The rich variety of natural habitats at Ben Lomond mean a wide range of Scottish wildlife can be seen throughout the year.

Wildlife spotter’s guide: Glencoe

A walk in Glencoe never disappoints. Surrounded by some of Scotland’s most-loved scenery, wildlife treats abound for those who tread quietly and carefully.

Wildlife spotter’s guide: St Abb’s Head

Famed for its seabird colonies, there is a wealth of wildlife to discover at this coastal National Nature Reserve.

Wildlife spotter’s guide: The Hermitage

An enchanting forest, magical waterfalls and breathtaking views all make a visit here spectacular – but the Hermitage is also teeming with wildlife all year round!

Woodland regeneration project at Ben Lomond

Work is nearing completion on an exciting woodland regeneration project on the lower Ptarmigan slopes of Ben Lomond.

Where to spot seals in Scotland

They’re one of Scotland’s best-loved animals and one of our wildlife ‘Big Five’ – but where are the best places to spot seals?

Preparing your garden for winter – tips from Geilston Garden

An overview of some of the tasks undertaken by our expert gardeners to prepare Geilston Garden for winter.

Protecting our heritage from insensitive development

The Trust is calling for proposals for new Permitted Development Rights to be rejected, as they will reduce planning oversight and put our most valued heritage at risk.

Positive prospects for precarious plants

We’re carrying out two exciting rare plant conservation projects for twinflower and alpine blue sow thistle at Mar Lodge Estate.

Project Wipeout spreads south

Work to get rid of invasive plants at properties is now underway at Brodie, Brodick and Culzean.

Spotter’s guide: Plants of the pinewood

There is plenty to see at Britain’s largest National Nature Reserve. As you enjoy a walk along one of the many paths on the Mar Lodge Estate, see how many of these wild plants you can spot.

Exploring the depths of Inverewe’s underwater garden

The underwater world around Inverewe Garden is just as interesting and remarkable as the above-water garden. A new exhibition in the Summerhouse tells us more.

If you go down to the shrubbery today ...

In the shrubbery at Brodie Castle there’s an exciting selection of chainsaw wood carvings popping up week by week from October until January. Look out for the special dragon’s eggs too!

Highlight plants at Pitmedden Garden this autumn

As we move into autumn, the plants in the borders at Pitmedden are showing off their vibrant colours.

How to make your own rain gauge

We’ve taken inspiration from our amazing places to create fun outdoor projects for families to try at home.

Scotland’s Landscape Alliance launches ‘Landscape and Place for Success’

A new plan has been published, highlighting Scotland’s Landscape Alliance’s vision and some recommendations for change. Find out more about the Trust’s role in this important forum.

Can you estimate the height of a tree?

We’ve taken inspiration from some of our amazing places to create fun outdoor projects for families to try at home.

Virtual garden tour: Fyvie Castle walled garden (part 2)

Join Fyvie Castle gardener Stuart Stockley as he takes you on another fascinating tour around the Walled Garden of Scottish Fruits, home to the largest collection of Scottish fruits and vegetables.