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Gift membership

Share your love for Scotland with someone special and gift a year of new experiences.

With so many different places to visit, and so much to see and do across the country, your gift recipient can look forward to lots of great experiences throughout the year.

Plus, if you've left the post date a little bit late (!), you can buy a gift membership online and receive a temporary membership card and car parking pass by email right away, which can be shared with the gift recipient.

Membership makes the perfect gift

  • It’s a truly meaningful present – a chance to show someone you love how much you care, and a gift that makes a real difference.
  • You can choose from individual memberships, couples’ memberships and family memberships – everyone enjoys the same great perks!
  • By buying a gift membership online, you can avoid the shops and send the welcome pack direct to someone’s door.
  • If it’s a last-minute gift, you will receive a gift certificate, temporary membership card and car parking pass by email right away, which can be shared with the gift recipient.
  • You can spread out the cost by paying as little as £5.20 per month.

Gift membership

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A couple stand looking over the railings of a high-level walkway. Beneath them is the roof of the Hill House. They are surrounded by a metal mesh Box.
Admiring the unique architecture of the Hill House from a bird’s eye view in the Box.

The benefits of membership

Whether you’re giving a young person their first membership, or treating a family to a year’s worth of adventures, every membership comes with the same great perks:

  • Free entry to all National Trust for Scotland places
  • Access to other National Trust properties in the UK and worldwide
  • Free parking at National Trust for Scotland car parks
  • A subscription to our award-winning member magazine, e-newsletters full of inspiration and stories, and a copy of our Members’ Guide for planning your visits.

As the generous giver of this fantastic gift, you get to share your love for Scotland with someone else, while supporting the Trust and its crucial work. Every membership and donation pays for the work we do to protect Scotland’s heritage, so that it can be enjoyed by all and protected for future generations.

The perfect gift for … everyone!

The amazing variety of places we care for means there’s something for everybody, from mountain climbers and wildlife spotters to history buffs and aspiring gardeners. We care for places in almost every corner of Scotland, so wherever you are there’s bound to be a Trust property within reach – a place to escape to, where you can experience history, culture and the beauty of the great outdoors.

From families to dog walkers to curious youngsters, our doors are open to everyone. That’s why we’ve got different types of memberships at different prices:

  • Adult
  • Senior
  • Young person
  • Joint adult
  • Joint senior
  • Family
  • One-adult family
  • Life

Rest assured, whoever you give membership to, it’s sure to keep them busy throughout the year!

Four friends walking on a mountain path, wearing brightly coloured waterproof jackets, hats and jumpers. It's drizzling and in the background is a misty mountainside.

Amazing experiences all year round

Membership is the gift that keeps on giving, with access to all of our places, free of charge, all year round. Here’s our seasonal guide to what to see and do.


As the country starts dusting itself off after winter, there’s loads to do – from spotting wildlife in our countryside places to taking in the dazzling daffodil displays at Brodie and Threave, and enjoying blooming borders around our gardens. Enjoy picnics in the fresh air or rainy days spent exploring historic houses.

Things to do in spring

A young woman stands on a grassy cliff top, using binoculars to look out to sea.
Bird watching at St Abb’s Head NNR


Family memberships are priceless in the school holidays, and there’s an endless list of things to do with little ones – they can hike, bike and cut loose in one of our awesome play parks at Culzean, Newhailes, Brodick and Crathes. Of course, you don’t need children in tow to bag a Munro, explore a nature trail or make the most of the different events we have on in the summer months.

Things to do in summer

Two children on a walkway with rope netting at either side, in an adventure playground.
Wild Woodland at Culzean Country Park


Number one on our autumn list is heading to our woodland places. The changing colours at the Hermitage or Dollar Glen are breathtaking – and dogs love playing in the fallen leaves! It’s also a super time of year to soak up some culture at our historic houses and castles, and we host lots of spooky Halloween events aimed at little monsters.

Things to do in autumn

A river rushes over rocks and boulders through woodland. Orange-leaved trees fill the banks. A small stone folly perches on top of some rocks in the background.
The glorious colours of autumn at the Hermitage


This season means wrapping up warm and filling up flasks with something hot. Lots of our places stay open through winter, from frosty walks to exploring fascinating parts of Scotland’s history at Bannockburn or Robert Burns Birthplace Museum. Our properties are a bit quieter in winter, helping people to enjoy some tranquility at this busy time of year. We also host some great festive events, from carol-singing and wreath-making to visits from Santa.

Things to do in winter

A man and woman walking hand in hand, in a snowy woodland. The man is holding a small child in his arms.
Setting off on a winter walk

Thank you for your support

By buying someone a gift membership, you’re not only giving them access to all of our amazing places for free for a whole year, you’re also supporting our work to protect Scotlands precious heritage.

Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you and your loved ones at our places soon!

Gift membership

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