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!
Fast approaching is A Celebration of Scotland’s Treasures 2015 – our 8th Annual Gala and Auction on Thursday, April 9, 2015, at the Metropolitan Club in NYC. This year’s Great Scot Award recipient is Scottish stand-up comedian, actor, musician, TV presenter, and artist, Billy Connolly, CBE. We would like to extend a very special thank you to our generous sponsors who have truly gone above and beyond with their contributions and support. This year’s event is shaping up to be a great success!
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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 »