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An elf’s exceptional adventure

Santa has asked his little elf to come to Threave Garden & Estate to help us get ready for Christmas.

A warm Highland welcome awaits you this winter – and all year round!

Wonderful landscapes, wildlife, walks and cosy places to warm up in – many of the Trust’s places in the Highlands stay open all year round to make your visit even more memorable.

Fabulous, festive and free Christmas events

There are loads of fantastic free Christmas events taking place with the National Trust for Scotland this festive season.

Open for winter

Winter need not be the stay-at-home season. Make the most of the shorter days with our helpful guide to what’s open this winter.

The sale of the season

Drum Castle hosts a live auction to celebrate the fabulously popular exhibition – Marian Clayden: Dressing Up Drum.

Christmas recipe – Clootie Dumpling

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without that delicious, traditional Scottish pudding, Clootie Dumpling. Here’s how to make your own, and delight family and friends!

Festive family fun this Christmas

From Christmas markets and Santa’s Grotto to magical storytelling and carol concerts, there’s something for everyone this festive season!

Famous film & TV locations

Explore the famous filming locations of international TV series and Hollywood feature films.

5 reasons to book a trip to Arran – now!

Travel writer Robin McKelvie describes his family’s latest trip to Arran, and their love of Brodick.

46 Munros to bag

Discover and conquer the Trust’s 46 Munros at 6 of our countryside places, and enjoy unforgettable experiences.

Wholly healthy happiness

At number 18 on the Trust’s 100 Ways list is providing wholly healthy happiness.

8 ideas for rainy days

Looking for adventure, despite the weather? Here are 8 ideas for rainy days.

Edinburgh, Lothians & Borders: 4-day itinerary

From Georgian grandeur in Edinburgh’s New Town to a living museum of Victorian printing in Innerleithen, there’s so much to discover in Edinburgh, the Lothians and the Borders.

Tea time at Branklyn Garden

After its introduction last year, the tearoom at Branklyn Garden continues to prosper and provides the perfect opportunity for visitors to enjoy the garden even more.

The Highlands: 4-day itinerary

From one of Scotland’s most famous battlefields to its most iconic glen, there’s so much to discover in the Highlands.

Celebrating young people in the Highlands

We’re marking the Year of Young People across our Highland places.

Inverness & Moray - summer events

We have events all across Inverness & Moray to keep the whole family entertained this summer.

Glasgow - summer events

We have lots of events in and around Glasgow to keep the whole family entertained this summer.

Exciting new exhibition at Inverewe’s Sawyer Gallery

A new exhibition opened on 21 July by artist Ann Coomber, featuring a sculpture inspired by Inverewe.

Edinburgh & South East - summer events

We have events all across Edinburgh and the South East to keep the whole family entertained this summer.

Fife - summer events

We have events all across Fife to keep the whole family entertained this summer.

Ayrshire - summer events

We have events all across Ayrshire to keep the whole family entertained this summer.

Aberdeenshire: 3-day itinerary

From a garden masterpiece in Ellon to a fairytale castle in Alford, there’s so much to discover in Aberdeenshire.

Aberdeenshire - summer events

We have events all across Aberdeenshire to keep the whole family entertained this summer.