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Brilliant volunteers at Threave

Working with volunteers is very rewarding, and it’s a fantastic way to meet a diverse range of people.

A day in the life of a ... Visitor Services Supervisor

We meet Taylah Egbers from the Hill House for a behind-the-scenes glance at the important role she plays in caring for our special places.

Your donations at work

Take a look at how your donations are helping us protect Scotland’s heritage.

Interview with a Garden Apprentice

Find out more about our Garden Apprenticeship programme and the incredible benefits it brings to the Trust.

Addressing climate change in the Inverewe shelterbelt

The all-important shelterbelt at Inverewe Garden is now over 150 years old but is suffering from the challenges of climate change.

Enjoying Scotland’s coastline … in all weathers!

A small group of Ayrshire National Trust for Scotland members took up the challenge to Stride Out for Scotland on a distinctly damp Saturday in early October.

Epic 500-mile walk completed

Congratulations to Edoardo Bedin! This fundraising star has just completed an epic challenge – all for the love of Scotland.

Pedalling for Scotland – George Russell’s epic cycle across US

A National Trust for Scotland supporter, whose family has links to the foundation of the Trust, embarked on a 3,000 mile cycle across the US to raise funds for our charity.

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

Magda Sagarzazu: Keeper of Canna’s Flame

Read about the life of Canna’s tradition bearer Magda Sagarzazu and the impact she had on Scotland’s heritage.

Through the eyes of: a diver, photographer and volunteer

There’s not much that Jack Laws doesn’t know about St Abb’s Head, above and below the waves.

From quiet homes and first beginnings

Archivist Fiona Mackenzie describes her first five years on the Isle of Canna.

Through the eyes of: a conservation volunteer at St Abb’s Head NNR

When Margaret Renstead first volunteered for the Trust in the 1990s, she didn’t dream she’d still be volunteering nearly 30 years later!

Isle of Canna – a view from the harbour

Managing the harbour on Canna during the coronavirus pandemic and how the island is coping with the isolation.

Through the eyes of: the third (and present!) Trust ranger at St Abb’s Head

Liza Cole gives you a snapshot of what life is like for a Senior Ranger at St Abb’s Head NNR.

Rebuilding bridges across our landscapes

Find out about our work to care for some of the most remote bridges in Scotland.

Through the eyes of: the second Trust ranger at St Abb’s Head

Kevin Rideout describes his experience of being the ranger at St Abb’s Head for nearly a quarter of a century.

Overcoming barriers to experiencing Scotland’s culture

Ahead of the Scottish Government’s first Culture Strategy for 20 years, we’ve published new public opinion research on current cultural activity in Scotland, and the barriers to its development.

Growing skills

The National Trust for Scotland is preparing our first intake of garden apprentices for the next step in their career.

Chief Executive confirms retirement plans

Chief Executive Simon Skinner is retiring in May 2020.

Lighting up the Tenement House

At number 96 on our 100 Ways list is shining light on life in a traditional tenement by restoring its original gas lighting.

The importance of volunteers on Canna

Two volunteer groups came to Canna to help us out with a big clean-up.

Cleaning Canna

At number 83 on our 100 Ways list, we’ve been cleaning up Canna with the help of our Conservation Volunteers.

From the edge of the world: part 9

Our blog from St Kilda has a guest writer this week, who shares what it's like to volunteer on the island.