The National Trust for Scotland Foundation USA encourages Americans to participate in the care of the natural, built, and cultural treasures protected by the National Trust for Scotland. By providing grants that assist in funding urgent preservation and conservation activities, the National Trust for Scotland Foundation USA ensures that the heritage shared by Scots and Americans is safeguarded for current and future generations.

The National Trust for Scotland cares for 129 heritage properties ranging from castles and country houses to modest cottages and mills. Detailed information on each property is available here. This year, our major fundraising focus is on the much needed repair and restoration of the Robert Burns Memorial in Alloway – which is the world’s first memorial dedicated to the life and work of Robert Burns. We hope you will consider making a tax-deductible gift to this important project!

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Alan Cumming, OBE, and Billy Connolly, CBE – the 2015 ‘Great Scot Award’ recipient

We are simply delighted to announce that our 8th Annual Gala and Auction – A Celebration of Scotland’s Treasures 2015 – which was held on on Thursday, April 9, 2015, at the beautiful Metropolitan Club in NYC – was our most successful fundraising gala to date. Thanks to the incredible dedication and generosity of our donors, supporters, and sponsors, the sold-out event grossed almost $400,000. Net proceeds from the event protect heritage properties, countryside, artifacts and other gems cared for by the National Trust for Scotland.

Attendees were treated to a star-studded double bill as Scottish award-winning actor, singer, writer, producer, director, and author, Alan Cumming, OBE, took to the stage to present the 2015 Great Scot Award to legendary Scottish stand-up comedian, actor, musician, TV presenter, and artist, Billy Connolly, CBE.

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‘A Celebration of Scotland’s Treasures’ 2015 at the Metropolitan Club, NYC

Visit our dedicated page – A Celebration of Scotland’s Treasures 2015 – to read all about this very special annual fundraising event and to see the “behind-the-scenes” photographs.


Please note that our Live and Silent Auction is now closed, however, if you’d like to browse the selection of lots, please click here. You can also download the full auction catalog here. Many thanks to all who bid and congratulations to our winners!

Each year, around two-million visitors are welcomed to Trust properties to experience the best of Scotland’s past, present, and future. A further two-million visitors explore the islands, beaches, mountains, and nature preserves that are protected by the Trust.

It is no secret that Scotland has had an extraordinary influence on the culture and history of the United States. In fact, the number of Americans who claim Scottish ancestry is estimated to be approximately 20-to-25 million. So, whether you have Scottish roots or like many Americans, just love Scotland, there are countless opportunities for you to participate in the care of its natural, built, and cultural heritage. Find out more »