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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 365,000 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 treasured buildings since 1931.

Collections

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

Countryside

We care for over 76,000 hectares of countryside, home to world-famous natural landscapes.

Gardens

We’re committed to conserving gardens and designed landscapes of all shapes and sizes.

Our history

For almost 90 years, we’ve been committed to protecting and celebrating Scotland’s rich heritage.

Wildlife

Our places are home to some of Scotland’s rarest and most renowned flora and fauna.