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Falkland Palace in autumn, with a large tree in front, its leaves on the ground.
7 Feb 2024

Behind the scenes in winter: Falkland Palace

Here is the third in our series of short films this winter that give a snapshot of the conservation work taking place all year round.

Pink castle next to a tree, surrounded by heras fencing and scaffolding to the right
24 Jan 2024

Fairytale castle is pink again!

An update on our conservation project at Craigievar Castle, said to have inspired Walt Disney.

Geese fly in formation over wetland in Threave Nature Reserve in late autumn. The woodland has an orange glow.
10 Jan 2024

Behind the scenes in winter: Threave Nature Reserve

Enjoy the second in our series of winter films that give a snapshot of the work that goes on at our places over winter.

A composite image made up of five photos showing various aspects of gardening. In the top left is a shrub absolutely covered in pink flowers. In the top right is a rhododendron with deep red flowers. In the bottom left are three people dressed in navy jackets and all wearing midge nets. In the bottom right are a row of nine people standing in a garden. At the centre is an image of an interpretation board in a garden, explaining the PLANTS project.
28 Dec 2023

The PLANTS project: looking back, planning ahead

With 2023 coming to an end, the PLANTS project manager takes a moment to look back and take stock of a year with lots to celebrate.

A snow-covered track, with faint tyre marks, leads towards a gate, with tall trees either side.
21 Dec 2023

Behind the scenes in winter: Greenbank Garden

This winter, we are sharing a series of short films that give a snapshot of the work that goes on at our places over the winter months.

Two women stand with their arms around each other in the pouring rain. Both are wearing waterproof jackets with their hoods up. Behind them is a Glencoe Land Rover parked on a gravel area. In the background a waterfall runs off a grassy hillside.
6 Dec 2023

Jackie Bird becomes a ranger for the day at Glencoe

National Trust for Scotland President Jackie Bird braved the rain at Glencoe National Nature Reserve to support vital conservation work.

A very large tree lies fallen on the ground beside a thin wire fence.
27 Nov 2023

Veteran tree management – a new kind of woodpecker

The Trust’s approach to veteran tree management has recently taken a leap forward with technological assistance from the PiCUS system.

Two men stand on a green hillside on a cloudy day, one older with binoculars round his neck, a waterproof jacket and leaning on a hiking pole, and the other wearing glasses and a a grey hoodie and stood with his hands in his pockets.
24 Nov 2023

A summer on Mingulay

Chris is no stranger to Scotland’s remote islands, but nothing compares to his time as a seabird ranger on the island of Mingulay.

A close-up of a bright red rhododendron flower growing on a bush.
13 Nov 2023

Second year of PLANTS project completed

The second year of the Trust’s PLANTS project has seen 17 gardens and 32,000 plants audited, including a rare rhododendron planted before the First World War.