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The tale of a silk dress: part 2

Read the next entry in our imagined diary of a beautiful silk dress, as she continues her account of her exciting travels, leading to her final destination.

What’s up at Pollok

Read about Pollok House from a teenager’s point of view – it’s still a great way to spend a day.

The Hill House: the library

Find inspiration in the book titles in this room, designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh for book publisher Walter Blackie.

The wonderful world of Brodie illuminated

‘Brodie Illuminated’ will be showcasing the plants in the castle’s shrubbery in a whole new light.

The Great Eight at Brodie Castle

Visitor Services Manager Julie Armour – who is the third generation of her family to work at Brodie – tells us some of her highlights at the property.

Project Wipeout spreads south

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

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.

Say cheese!

To celebrate World Food Day on Friday 16 October we take a look at the history of cheese though objects in our collection.

Light & Dark at Haddo House

Last year, designer James Johnson worked with the team at Haddo House to enliven spaces through the use of light and dark.

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.

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.

E A Hornel exhibition: From Camera to Canvas

This autumn the National Trust for Scotland and Edinburgh City Art Centre are delighted to present the first major exhibition of the work of Scottish artist Edward Atkinson Hornel for over 35 years.

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.

Margaret Fay Shaw: the shadow in the corner

Fiona Mackenzie, Canna House Archivist, explores whether folklorist Margaret Fay Shaw deliberately inserted her shadow into her photography as a form of self-portrait.

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!

A vision of New Caledonia at Gladstone’s Land

Links to the infamous Darien Scheme are found at several Trust properties, including Gladstone’s Land.

Conservation grazing in action at Culloden Battlefield

More used to dealing with people than bovines, the team at Culloden have been learning particularly important new skills!

Christmas gifts from Scotland

Visit our online shop to find beautiful Christmas gift ideas, inspired by Scotland’s history and crafted by Scottish makers.

All is vanity

Haddo House is home to an important macabre vanitas by Baroque artist Salvator Rosa, which may hold a musical secret.

The Hill House: the sleeping princess

Find out how Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh made the beautiful gesso panel above the fireplace in the drawing room.

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.

Changing history

We’re embarking on a new project that will explore the role that the slave trade played in the histories of Scotland and some of the Trust’s most-loved properties.

Going the extra mile

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