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Make your own miniature nature reserve

Have some fun with your family, or on your own, by creating your own mini nature reserve!

Make a kokedama

Chris from our Gardens team shows you how to make a beautiful plant decoration to brighten up your home.

Restoration of the topiary yew hedges at Crathes Castle

A new phase of restoration is starting soon on these ancient, iconic hedges.

Make your own bird feeder

Chris from our Gardens team shows you how to make simple bird feeders to encourage birds to your garden.

E. A. Hornel: From Camera to Canvas – events

Although our fantastic exhibition is closed, you can still experience it and our collections through the online exhibition events programme.

The first Burns Supper

Five years after he died, nine of Robert Burns’s close friends got together to remember him. They didn’t know it at the time, but this was the first Burns Supper.

New traditions for Christmas 2020

As we approach a Christmas that’ll be like no other, we turn to our collections for inspiration and invent some new traditions for 2020.

‘The night before Christmas’ at Crathes Castle

Join Santa Claus for a bedtime story this Christmas Eve as he reads from Crathes Castle in Aberdeenshire.

A special message from Santa at Brodie Castle

We weren’t able to see as many of you this year as we usually do, so we recorded this special message from Santa at Brodie Castle for you. We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and hope to see you back at Brodie Castle before too long.

Meet the Makers: Jo Murray from Sonsie Face Ltd

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 Jo Murray from Sonsie Face Ltd.

Christmas gifts from Scotland

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

Membership: the perfect gift this Christmas

Give someone special something meaningful this Christmas. Buy a gift membership online and open the door to all of our places!

Going the extra mile

Trust Director Mark Bishop ran the Virtual London Marathon to support Save Our Scotland.

October holidays at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

Come to Robert Burns Birthplace Museum for some family fun over the school holidays!

Scent at Gladstone’s Land

Last year, scent designer Clara Weale took a participatory approach with a ‘smell intervention’ at Gladstone’s Land.

Craigievar Castle gets its own Instagram AR filter

One of the country’s smallest castles becomes Scotland’s biggest ever augmented reality Instagram filter.

Trust supporters Stride Out for Scotland

Jim and Esther Stirton enjoyed walking among Scotland’s most beautiful scenery, while fundraising for our Save Our Scotland appeal.

The Playful Garden: fascinating and full of fun

The Playful Garden at Brodie Castle promises a day out full of excitement for all the family. Located near to the castle, the garden explores the Brodie family history in a novel and fun-filled way.


There is much more to ‘Big Tree Country’ than woods and forests.

How to make a hand-tied bouquet

Join Fyvie Castle gardener Stuart Stockley for a tutorial on how to create your very own beautiful hand-tied bouquet

Teaching resources on Scotland’s history shared online

Resources are now available on Google Classroom to support online teaching during COVID-19.

National Gardening Week

Green thumbs get your spades ready! National Gardening Week runs from 27 April until 3 May.

A spotter’s guide to spring: for families

We’ve put together a spring spotter’s sheet which you can use in your garden, on your daily walk or (if you can’t get out) from your window – see how many things you can spot!

How to make a spring hanging basket

Plant up a hanging basket with colourful bedding plants this spring.