What we do

Protecting our heritage to enjoy it forever

We’re the largest member organisation in Scotland. As a conservation charity, we’re supported by more than 380,000 members and are funded largely by donations.

Since 1931 our love for Scotland has fuelled our desire to protect the things that make it special. By championing Scotland’s natural, built and cultural heritage we inspire those around us.  

From coastlines to castles, art to architecture, wildlife to wilderness, we encourage people to connect with the things that make Scotland unique while protecting them for future generations.

We do it so our heritage will always have a home. We do it so our countryside will remain unspoilt, and accessible. 

We do what we do … for the love of Scotland.

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What we believe

We believe in protecting Scotland’s natural, built and cultural heritage and sharing our amazing places with everyone.​

Archaeology

With 11,000 archaeological sites on Trust properties it’s all hands on deck to uncover Scotland's past and share it with the masses.

Buildings

Iconic castles, Victorian villas and 18th-century watermills – we’ve been taking care of Scotland’s historical buildings since 1931.

Gardens

The National Trust for Scotland owns and manages 38 important gardens and designed landscapes.

Countryside and wildlife

We care for over 76,000 hectares of countryside, home to a vast range of wildlife and world-famous landscapes.

Collections

Our collections bring us closer to the people who lived and worked in our buildings.

History

Since 1931 we’ve been telling the stories of some of Scotland’s most iconic historical places.