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Tokens of remembrance

November is a month for remembrance, both privately and publicly.

The Great Eight at the Hill House

Rachel Thompson, Visitor Services Manager at the Hill House, tells us about her favourite parts of the property.

Famous Scottish artists (and where to find them)

Discover some of our favourite Scottish artists and find out where you can see their work in its ‘natural habitat’.

Below-stairs life at the Georgian House

We’re carrying out research to find out more about the life of the servants who worked so hard to keep the household running smoothly.

Contemporary weddings with the National Trust for Scotland

We’ve teamed up with a wide range of suppliers to bring new wedding ideas to life.

Wallpaper, paint and carpets: bringing National Trust for Scotland interiors to life

Take a look behind the scenes to find out about interior design Trust style.

Christmas gifts from Scotland

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

Woodland regeneration project at Ben Lomond

Work is nearing completion on an exciting woodland regeneration project on the lower Ptarmigan slopes of Ben Lomond.

Collections uncovered: Kellie Castle

Antonia Laurence-Allen, Curator for Edinburgh and East, takes you on a short video tour of Kellie Castle.

Brodick Castle Garden – what have we been up to?

As we change seasons from autumn to winter, discover what has been happening in the Brodick Castle gardens over the past six weeks.

What’s up at Dollar Glen

A review of Dollar Glen by a teenage (non) walker.

Where to spot seals in Scotland

They’re one of Scotland’s best-loved animals and one of our wildlife ‘Big Five’ – but where are the best places to spot seals?

Many of our places are still open

Here’s our guide to which of our places are open, helping you make the most of the shorter days.

How Falkland Palace became a home

To mark International Students’ Day on 17 November, we’re delighted to bring you a story written by a student from the University of St Andrews. It tells how Falkland Palace was turned into a home by Barbara Crichton-Stuart and takes you on tour of the property, inside and out.

William Beckford (1760–1844): part two

Regional Curator Sarah Beattie continues her series, looking at the lives of some of the Hamilton family and exploring the impact they had on the building, collections and interiors at Brodick Castle. This time she examines the later life of William Beckford.

The tale of a silk dress: part 3

Read the final entry in our imagined diary of a beautiful silk dress, as we explore the metamorphosis from painted cloth to prized possession.

Meet the Makers: Sally Robertson from the Own Label Company

The Trust is proud to support talented makers and craftspeople from across Scotland, by selling their products in our physical and online shops. This time, we meet Sally Robertson from the Own Label Company.

Holmwood revealed

Watch some short videos from our team of experts uncovering and recreating Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson’s Victorian interior decoration.

Trust places during wartime

As we remember the fallen of both world wars, and in conflicts since, we take a look at Trust places that were affected by war and its aftermath.

Remembering the sinking of the ‘William Humphries’

Find out more about the story of Canna’s war grave and the tragic sinking of the steam trawler ‘William Humphries’, hit by a U-boat in 1939.

A student’s view: a poster from 1920

In a new venture at the Trust, we’re asking 17–23-year-olds to join us in researching objects in our collection. Here, we mark Remembrance Day 2020 by looking at a poster from Kellie Castle, made 100 years ago to raise funds for a Scottish National War Memorial.

Preparing your garden for winter – tips from Geilston Garden

An overview of some of the tasks undertaken by our expert gardeners to prepare Geilston Garden for winter.

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.

Materials & Making at Kellie Castle

Last year, book artist Cassandra Barron developed three ‘touch books’ with the team at Kellie Castle, helping visitors to engage with different elements of the castle’s rich history in making and design.