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A fountain is seen on a lawn in the foreground of a large blonde sandstone castle
21 Jun 2024

Exploring Culzean Castle

Our Digital Marketing Apprentice, Charlie Cumming, writes about her recent visit to Culzean Castle

A woman with black hair and a black top stands in a glasshouse
21 Jun 2024

Meet the Makers: Jenni from Jenni Douglas Designs

The Trust has teamed up with five talented local makers to produce the Pink Castle collection of products in celebration of the re-opening of Craigievar Castle

A bee perches on a purple, thistle-like flower head.
19 Jun 2024

Five senses of summer

As the summer sun graces us with its warmth, the air is alive with the gentle hum of bees, the vibrant dance of butterflies and the sweet scent of blooming flowers.

A close-up of a bright pink rose growing on a bush. It has a large flower with delicate, almost paper-thin, petals.
19 Jun 2024

The PLANTS project: National Plant Collections

We take a look at the 17 National Plant Collections held within the National Trust for Scotland and highlight our quest to care for these plants for future generations.

A statue of a man on a horse sits on top of a plinth in a diamond with a path leading up to it and grass and trees on either side.
19 Jun 2024

The Trust opposes proposed development at Bannockburn Battlefield

The Trust is calling for the Scottish Government to intervene to stop a damaging new development on land of the historic and internationally important Bannockburn Battlefield.

17 Jun 2024

Jane Pirie: A complex woman connecting 19th-century Edinburgh

To mark Pride Month, Indigo Dunphy-Smith, Visitor Services Assistant at the Georgian House and co-chair of the Trust’s staff and volunteer Pride Network, delves into the life of Jane Pirie, an early 19th-century woman in Edinburgh

A bride and groom stand on the steps in front of Hill of Tarvit Mansion, embracing. Behind them is purple wisteria, in full bloom.

Love blossoming at Hill of Tarvit

Alice and Dougie celebrated their wedding at Hill of Tarvit, creating a joyful day filled with personal touches and treasured memories.

Two women sit at a table in a Georgian drawing room, sewing a blue silk dress that is laid out across a table.
14 Jun 2024

From canvas to silk – making a 1760s sack gown

In the second in our blog series, we find out about how a group of Trust volunteers have made a reproduction 1760s sack gown for our Ramsay and Edinburgh Fashion exhibition at the Georgian House.

A lady holds up a large silk scarf, standing on the grass in front of Craigievar Castle. The scarf features illustrated designs of the castle and elements from its history.
14 Jun 2024

Meet the Makers: Helen Ruth from Helen Ruth Scarves

We speak to Helen Ruth from Helen Ruth Scarves, who has created some very special designs to celebrate the reopening of Craigievar Castle.