Many of our places are still open. Find a place to visit near you.

All stories

Showing 126 results for News. Clear filter

Redeveloping the Great Garden at Pitmedden

Working with the landscape architect and Beechgrove Garden presenter Chris Beardshaw, we’re reinterpreting the classic parterre garden for the modern world.

Scotland’s largest conservation charity welcomes decision on Culloden planning application

The National Trust for Scotland has welcomed last night’s unanimous decision by Highland Council to reject a bid to convert Treetop Equestrian Centre into a holiday complex.

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.

What to expect when visiting our places this winter

We’re looking forward to welcoming you back to as many of our properties as possible. We want you to enjoy your visit – your safety is our priority.

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.

Enjoying Scotland’s coastline … in all weathers!

A small group of Ayrshire National Trust for Scotland members took up the challenge to Stride Out for Scotland on a distinctly damp Saturday in early October.

Fighting for a strong environmental watchdog

We’re asking people to sign our petition, calling for the Scottish Parliament to protect Scotland’s natural environment after Brexit by creating a strong environmental watchdog.

Your Gift in Action

As a charity, donations are vital in helping us protect Scotland’s heritage. Here are just a few ways they have helped the Trust recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

Africans at the court of James IV

It’s Black History Month and, as we launch the Facing Our Past project, we take a look at some of the properties in our care that have links to the transatlantic slave trade.

Going the extra mile

Trust Director Mark Bishop ran the Virtual London Marathon to support Save Our Scotland.

Supporters from across the globe rally to help our charity

Thank you all for your support as our Save Our Scotland appeal total continues to climb.

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.

Bannockburn benefits from heritage emergency fund

Bannockburn received £250K from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Ask a curator!

For #AskACuratorDay, our curators share their favourite objects from across the Trust’s collections.

Naked support for craftspeople and conservation

We’ve teamed up with Naked Wines to celebrate Scotland’s craftsfolk and fund nature conservation too.

The Georgian House reopening – new booking system

We’re really looking forward to welcoming you back to the Georgian House from Thursday 10 September. We’ve introduced a pre-booking system to help keep everyone safe.

St Kilda mailboat’s epic journey

In 2010 the National Trust for Scotland made a ‘mailboat’, filled it with postcards and launched it into the Atlantic Ocean. The cards have finally been delivered to their destinations in the week of the 90th anniversary of the evacuation of St Kilda.

Pedalling for Scotland – George Russell starts epic cycle across US

A National Trust for Scotland supporter, whose family has links to the foundation of the Trust, has embarked on a 3,000 mile cycle across the US to raise funds for our charity.

Partnership project to uncover illicit whisky past

We’ve partnered with The Glenlivet on a project to uncover the stories of one of Scotland’s most iconic products.

Nationwide effort to wipe out non-native plants

With lockdown restrictions continuing to ease, we’re getting back to our vital conservation work this month. Project Wipeout is now underway!

Scottish Government helps to stave off the crisis

We’re offering our profound thanks to the Scottish Government after it has announced financial support that will help us avoid the feared worst-case scenario arising from COVID-19.

Hitting the road for the love of Scotland

Find out how our supporters are Striding Out for Scotland this summer.

Simon and Bridget’s Scottish coastal walk to help Save Our Scotland

Find out how our supporters are Striding Out for Scotland this summer.