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.

Edwardian era golf clubs

Edwardian era golf clubs

This summer, we turn our attention to the development of a historic hickory golf visitor experience at the Hill of Tarvit Mansionhouse. The Hill of Tarvit is a fine Edwardian mansion and sporting estate featuring a unique nine-hole hickory golf course – a game that predates the modern version and attracts a global audience of enthusiasts. The original nine-hole hickory club golf course gives modern day golfers a rare opportunity to turn back the clock and enjoy the game as it was played in Edwardian times.

The National Trust for Scotland is keen to develop Kingarrock Golf Club and the clubhouse, Forrester’s Cottage, to encourage more visitors to try their hand at hickory golf. In particular, funding is sought for the furnishing of the clubhouse. This will involve the purchase of authentic golf-related equipment, promotional materials, memorabilia, and decorative elements to help recreate a high-quality space for golfers.

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Young golfers in front of Hill of Tarvit Mansionhouse

The 2015 season will be a great one, with many enthusiasts in the area for the British Open championship, which takes place in neighboring St. Andrews. By making a fully tax deductible gift, you serve a vital role in ensuring the highest quality visitor experience can be enjoyed at Kingarrock Golf Club today and for many seasons to come.

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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. DOWNLOAD OUR EVENT PRESS RELEASE HERE.

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 »