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Show your love for Scotland

Seed pod at Pollok House
The pod outside Pollok House
​A giant egg-like pod has been touring Scotland, appearing at venues and events throughout the summer as we invite members and visitors to tell the nation what they love about Scotland.

The futuristic-looking Seed Pod took to the road earlier this summer as part of our For the Love of Scotland campaign. This launched in April with a film featuring some of Scotland’s best loved celebrities – from Gerard Butler and Brian Cox to Judy Murray and Evelyn Glennie – describing what they love about Scotland.

The Seed Pod being set up at Pollok House
Setting up the pod at Pollok House

Throughout the summer, members and visitors are being invited to enter the specially-made pod to view the film and then record their own thoughts about what makes Scotland such a special place.

At almost 2½ metres tall, the pod can seat five people at a time. It contains a tablet computer which shows the film and records responses – the best contributions might make it on to our website. It also gives members the chance to take a unique National Trust for Scotland selfie, if they like.

What you love about Scotland

Mark Bishop, Director of Customer and Cause said: ‘We’re excited to get National Trust for Scotland members and visitors involved in our For the Love of Scotland campaign and hear what they love about Scotland.

‘The Trust protects some of the country’s most beautiful built and natural treasures, from our 8 National Nature Reserves to our 1,586 hectares of gardens. Our members, donors, volunteers, visitors and staff help protect these special places for everyone to enjoy and our new campaign is helping us shout louder about the important role we play in caring for Scotland now and forever.

‘We’re about coastlines and castles, art and architecture, wildlife and wilderness. We’re here to protect our natural and national treasures for everyone to enjoy.’

You do not need to book to enter the Seed Pod during its travels, and everyone taking part will be given an extra-special National Trust for Scotland memento.

The Seed Pod close up
A close-up of the Seed Pod outside Pollok House

The Seed Pod will be travelling to the following locations* during the summer:

28 May–5 Jun – Falkland Palace, Fife
14–17 Jun – Borders Book Festival, Harmony Garden, Melrose
20–21 Jun – Buchanan Street, Glasgow
27–30 Jun – Brodie Castle, Moray
1 Jul – Crathes Castle, Aberdeenshire
2 Jul – Glencoe Visitor Centre, Glencoe
3-11 Jul - Greenbank Garden, Clarkston
12–15 Jul – Culzean Castle, South Ayrshire
16 Jul-16 Aug – Newhailes House & Gardens, Musselburgh
17-19 Aug – Edinburgh International Book Festival, Charlotte Square, Edinburgh

*Dates are subject to change, please contact us for more information.


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