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SOS – Save our Seabirds

The Biosecurity for LIFE project – a partnership between the Trust, the RSPB and the National Trust – recently launched its new campaign: Save Our Seabirds from Invasive Predators.

The spice of life

This battered tin box from House of Dun provides an insight into the role of women in shaping attitudes towards the British Empire during the mid-19th century.

Opening the door to the past at Craigievar Castle

Number 56 in our 100 ways list is our work to open the door to the past at Craigievar Castle.

Honing skills for the future

With the recent launch of the Historic Environment Skills Investment Plan, we’re looking forward to helping to deliver the outcomes for the long-term benefit of our heritage.

Painting a picture with a diary

This is a story of how a minister came to paint two landscapes for Miss Christian Dalrymple of Newhailes, and shows how diary writing can help us paint a more intimate picture of history.

Colonel Gordon goes wild and majestic in Edinburgh

Batoni’s painting features in the Wild and Majestic: Romantic Visions of Scotland exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland from 26 June–10 November 2019.

An update on Preston Mill

Thanks to the donations given through our recent crowdfunder appeal, work has begun to get Preston Mill’s water wheel turning again.

Introducing the Trust’s Honorary Archives Advisor

We’re delighted to welcome the Trust’s new Honorary Archives Advisor, Dr Alison Rosie of the National Register of Archives for Scotland.

Uncover the secrets of Glencoe this weekend

Calling all history and archaeology enthusiasts to take part in an exciting dig exposing a site from the Glencoe Massacre.

Abertarff: the little house in the Highlands

Project Manager Katey Boal introduces Abertarff House and gives a hint of what visitors can expect this season.

Morton Photography Symposium at Broughton House

Read about the fascinating topics that were discussed at the inaugural Morton Photography Symposium at Broughton House.

Stitching the past

A jacket, inspired by an early 17th-century example in Glasgow’s Burrell Collection, makes a stunning addition to the beautiful needlework collection at Culross Palace.

Celebrating spring blooms

As spring is upon us, it’s time to celebrate the amazing plants in our collections, so that’s number 54 on our 100 Ways list.

Partnering up to protect landscape

At number 53 in our 100 Ways list is forming Scotland’s Landscape Alliance.

Matchmaking: when collections met photography

The National Trust for Scotland’s Collections Information Officer keeps the information we hold about our collections and objects as accurate and usable as possible.

Lighting up our mountain peaks

160 participants took part in a mountain fire climb as the Trust announced its £1.9 million footpath programme.

Taking a ‘Big Stroll’ for the love of Scotland

Actor Craig McGinlay and Miss Scotland contender, Rachel Flynn, are to take on the ‘Big Stroll’ at this year’s Glasgow Kiltwalk on Sunday (28 April 2019), in aid of the Trust.

Launching Scotland’s Landscape Alliance

Over 60 national organisations gathered on Thursday 25 April to launch Scotland’s Landscape Alliance, which aims to ensure that Scotland cares for, improves and benefits from its landscapes.

Have dowel, will travel

During the second half of 2018 Mike Taylor supported the Project Reveal team in making an inventory of firearms at Trust properties.

Hill of Tarvit picture bills and receipts

This is the brief story of a small collection of archives relating to the Sharp family at Hill of Tarvit.

Remembering the Peace 1919

Inverewe remembers the peace-making of 1919 with willow sculptures, specially selected flower displays and an exhibition.

Exposing an imprint of the past

Looking beyond the marks on a copper printing plate reveals a history hot off the press.

The Beauties and the Beasts

Project Reveal Team East share their favourite animal objects from properties in Edinburgh and the East. How many have you seen?

New Gateway to Glencoe looking good

Our revamped visitor centre is going down well with visitors.