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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.

Here comes the Dun: work starts on major project

Work has begun at House of Dun, near Montrose, on creating a heritage park that will tell the stories of the Angus landscape and its people.

Objection to planning application adjacent to the Pineapple

We have lodged a formal objection to plans for 82 houses and a ‘visitor centre’ adjacent to the Pineapple, Hill of Airth.

Most of our places will be open this spring

​Here’s our quick guide to which of our places are open, and those which will be reopening very soon!

Players’ support tops £1.3M

Support for Scotland’s heritage from players of the People’s Postcode Lottery has exceeded £1.3 million.

An update on the re-opening of our properties

We’re really looking forward to welcoming you back to our properties and holiday accommodation as soon as we can.

A landscape of hope

We celebrate the regeneration of the landscape at Mar Lodge Estate in a new book.

Cash boost for Heritage Lottery players

A National Trust for Scotland member in East Kilbride is celebrating after winning a £3,300 rollover prize in our Scottish Heritage Lottery.

Project Wipeout: controlling invasive plants

Over the last 6 months, the Trust has been making good progress on our plan to wipe out invasive plants at some of our places.

The daft days

To celebrate the 12 days of Christmas, also known as the ‘daft days’, we arranged some virtual workshops to encourage the next generation of bards.

Scotland’s most famous glen to receive funding to improve visitor experience

If you love Glencoe and Glen Etive, you’ll be pleased to hear that a project which aims to empower tourists to explore the Glens responsibly is set to receive vital funding to help balance the needs of visitors, local people and the landscape.

Decision on Culloden application

We welcome yesterday’s decision by Highland Councillors to reject a proposed development at Culchunaig Steading.

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

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.