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We will be opening many of our places over the coming months. Some places will remain closed.

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Thanks for your support – a message from Phil Long

As our gardens and grounds open up once again, new Chief Executive Phil Long thanks you all for supporting our charity.

Neil Oliver’s term as President ending

Neil Oliver will not seek re-election as President at September’s AGM

10 behind-the-scenes ways we protect Scotland

We’re famous for stately homes and historic buildings. But we do so much more than that. Here are 10 behind-the-scenes examples of the way the Trust protects Scotland’s heritage and boosts local communities.

National Trust for Scotland elopement package

We invite you to run away with us, and start your married life together in the most exciting way!

Torridon – an enchanting wilderness of water and rock

Seamus MacNally explains why Torridon is so special and why it must be protected for future generations to enjoy.

Virtual garden tour: Brodie Castle Playful Garden

Join Brodie Castle Head Gardener, Ed Walling as he takes you on a tour around the extraordinary Playful Garden

Virtual garden tour: Threave Garden

Enjoy a quiet stroll through the stunning Threave Garden. Discover many incredible displays throughout, admire the colourful summer borders, and explore the fabulous Victorian walled garden.

Highlight plants at Brodick Castle this month

As Brodick Castle Garden reopens on Monday 6 July, we take a look at five plants that will be at their best in the walled garden this month.

New Chief Executive starts today

Philip Long OBE begins his new job as Trust Chief Executive today.

Threave Garden reopening – new booking system

We’re really looking forward to welcoming you back to Threave Garden from Monday 6 July. We’ve introduced a pre-booking system to help keep everyone safe.

For the love of Scotland podcasts

Hosted by former BBC Reporting Scotland anchor Jackie Bird, each episode will tell some of the thrilling stories behind the Trust’s people and places, showcasing how everything we do is for the love of Scotland.

How lockdown has changed our gardens

Our Head of Heritage Gardening explains how, during the coronavirus epidemic and behind our temporarily closed doors, Trust gardeners have had to focus their activities on the things that truly matter ... and explains why things are going to look different this year.

Culzean Country Park reopening – new booking system

We’re really looking forward to welcoming you back to our gardens and country park at Culzean from Monday 6 July. We’ve introduced a pre-booking system to help keep everyone safe.

Virtual garden tour: Brodick Castle walled garden

Enjoy a quiet stroll through the stunning walled garden at Brodick Castle, featuring a new border design filled with exotic and delicate plants.

Spotlight on breeding ospreys at Threave in new film project

The osprey conservation programme will feature in a film project, which will be shown at Threave Garden & Estate in 2021.

How to make a hand-tied bouquet

Join Fyvie Castle gardener Stuart Stockley for a tutorial on how to create your very own beautiful hand-tied bouquet

Dawn chorus walk on Canna

Our rangers on Canna got up very early to record the delightful dawn chorus in early summer.

Scottish celebrities rally for the National Trust for Scotland

Scottish celebrities living across the world are offering their support for our Save Our Scotland fundraising appeal.

Meet the Makers: Anthony Wright from Barrhead Leather

The Trust is proud to support talented makers and craftspeople from across Scotland – find out more about them in this new series.

The Second Morton Photography Symposium

On Thursday 29 October the Second Morton Photography Symposium on ‘Ways of Seeing’: Women and Photography in Scotland will take place as an online webinar hosted by Glasgow Women's Library.

Gulliver’s Travels – the Le Mans connection

Here’s a question for your next lockdown quiz – what’s the connection between the small Hebridean island of Canna and the world-famous Le Mans car race?

Gardens and grounds get ready for visitors again

Some of our gated places will reopen for outdoor visits from 6 July.

Cycling across the States to Save Our Scotland

US-based George Russell (73) is cycling 3,200 miles to raise funds for the Trust.

Music Day on the summer solstice

In France, the longest day is the day people celebrate ‘La Fete de la Musique’, or Music Day.