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A royal visit to Falkland Palace in the spring of 1562

With the release of the new Mary Queen of Scots film this month, we’ve imagined how a royal visit to Falkland Palace, said to be one of Mary’s favourite residences, might have involved the people who worked there.

Love is all around

Whether your dream wedding is grand and sumptuous, intimate and relaxed, civil or religious, we offer a wealth of romantic venues across Scotland for couples to tie the knot.

Putting Scotland on the map

At number 43 on our 100 Ways list is putting Scotland on the map – we’re showcasing Scotland’s world-leading conservation work on an international stage.

New colour at Culzean

At number 42 on our 100 Ways list is new colour at Culzean – we’re restoring the North Walled Garden at Culzean and developing new planting schemes to make it even more impressive.

Treasuring our beautiful scenery and rich culture

Lorraine Kelly may broadcast from London every day but her heart belongs firmly to Scotland. Here she tells us what she loves most about the country.

Hosting helpful holidays

At number 41 on our 100 Ways list is hosting helpful holidays – we’re giving thousands of holidaymakers the chance to have a conservation-filled break in some of Scotland’s most beautiful locations.

Bringing back native species

At number 40 on our 100 Ways list is bringing back native species – we’re supporting the planned re-introduction of native wildlife like beavers by asking the government to make sure that the appropriate protections are in place.

Maintaining museum standards

At number 39 in our 100 Ways list is maintaining museum standards – we’ve secured museum accreditation for Culloden, making it the ninth Trust site to achieve this important status.

Banish boredom at Bannockburn

Blogger Lauren Miller recommends a trip to the Battle of Bannockburn this winter.

A National Trust for Scotland Christmas Carol

To pay tribute to the 175th anniversary of Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’, we’ve selected 12 objects from the Trust’s collections which, with a little imagination, can be related to the story.

We’re walking in a photographic wonderland

Our places look great in the snow, and these historical wintry photographs are full of stories too.

Photographing the unseen

In Kellie Castle, the Dining Room walls are covered by wooden painted panels. On some we can see traces of earlier decoration, before they were repainted. This article explains how we photographed these original drawings.

It’s time for the winter deep clean

Every winter deep cleans take place across the Trust, and Kellie Castle is now in the final year of its 5-year deep clean cycle.

Time to put culture in its rightful place

We’re calling on the Scottish Government to redefine ‘culture’, following research which suggests public attitudes are not reflected in current policy.

Putting culture in its rightful place

At number 38 on our 100 Ways list is putting culture in its rightful place.

The symbolic tapner

Project Reveal Team North East uncover the possible handiwork of a prisoner of war.

Investing in our Volunteers

At number 37 on our 100 Ways list, we’re delighted that we’ve been re-accredited as an organisation that values its volunteers and invests in their management.

Nothing revealing to say

Mark Bishop, Director of Customer & Cause at the Trust, recently got to experience at first hand the work of Project Reveal.

Discovering the Royal Burgh of Culross

Lynsey Sharp is the latest celebrity to get behind the National Trust for Scotland. Here she documents her first visit as a Trust champion to one of her favourite Scottish destinations – Culross.

The writing is on the wall

At Barry Mill volunteers are working to protect historical woodwork from insect damage.

The Carbon Farmer

The National Trust for Scotland has sponsored production of a short film to share a positive vision for the future of our peatlands.

The Trust’s starring role in blood-soaked saga Rise of the Clans

BBC Scotland’s new series Rise of the Clans airs for the first time on Monday 3 December, and it has more than one connection to the National Trust for Scotland.

We came, we saw, we inventoried!

As the West team’s involvement in Project Reveal comes to an end, we look back over the last 16 months.

Saving our seas

At number 36 on our 100 Ways list is saving our seas.