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6 Mar 2017

Naturally Scotland

A red squirrel sits on a log, nibbling something held in its paws. Its very fluffy tail sticks straight up.
Red squirrel
The National Trust for Scotland is Scotland’s largest conservation charity and we care for some of the country’s most iconic landscapes and wildlife.

The legendary mountains of Glencoe, the Five Sisters of Kintail and much-loved Ben Lomond – just a few of the natural landscapes in the Trust’s care that are enjoyed by more than a million visitors each year. We’re committed to protecting these special places so that everyone can continue to enjoy them for generations to come.

We protect:

  • 5 of the 10 highest mountains in Scotland
  • 76,000 hectares of countryside
  • 8 National Nature Reserves
  • the UK’s only dual World Heritage Site, St Kilda
  • 27 sites designated as of European importance for nature conservation
  • 400 islands and islets
  • 245 miles of upland footpaths

The spectacular wild places in our care offer some of the best opportunities to see the wildlife for which Scotland is internationally famous, including golden eagles, otters, red squirrels and puffins.

We manage our countryside areas to conserve and enhance the natural and cultural features for the enjoyment of visitors and residents alike. Our dedicated staff and volunteers deliver practical habitat, species and cultural site management, as well as provide visitor facilities and support services, access through footpath management, environmental education and interpretation.

You can help to support our vital conservation work by joining as a member, volunteering with us or donating to our cause.

Become a member

By becoming a National Trust for Scotland member you’re helping to preserve Scotland’s countryside and landscapes for future generations.

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