What we believe

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

A shared heritage is the cornerstone of any strong culture. Scotland is blessed with a wealth of stories, values, objects and landscapes that, over time, have been woven together to unite communities, forge traditions and nurture our unique national spirit. 

Simply put, our work keeps this heritage safe. 

We’re also committed to sharing great days out, opening our doors and encouraging people to engage with Scotland’s heritage in friendly, enriching environments. From idyllic dog walks to immersive battlefield experiences, we make sure there’s something for everyone. 

Trust ranger at Newhailes teaching toddlers outdoor skills
Trust ranger at Newhailes teaching toddlers outdoor skills

It’s a cause we believe in, and our hundreds of thousands of members feel the same way. Together let’s continue to protect these places for everyone. If we don’t, who will? 

Anyone can participate in the work of the Trust, as a visitor, a member, a donor or a volunteer.

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What we protect

Every day, our members, volunteers and staff help us to look after an astonishing variety of things.

What you can experience

The one thing all our places and spaces have in common is that they possess the power to inspire you.