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.

Falkland Palace & Garden, Photo by David Ross

This fall, The National Trust for Scotland Foundation USA is delighted to raise funds in support of the restoration of the historic Percy Cane Garden at Falkland Palace. In 1947, Cane – one of Britain’s leading garden designers – was invited to re-create the formal gardens surrounding the 16th-century Falkland Palace, gardens that recently had been used to cultivate potatoes as part of the World War II “Dig for Victory” campaign. Cane’s design, intended to complement the Renaissance royal palace that was a favorite of Mary, Queen of Scots, today is considered a work of art in its own right.

For more information about our annual appeal in support of the garden at Falkland Palace, and to learn about the exciting matching-gift challenge, please CLICK HERE. We hope you will consider making a fully tax deductible gift – both for the memory and reputation of Percy Cane, and for Scotland itself.

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

The 9th Annual Gala and Auction – A Celebration of Scotland’s Treasures – will be held on Thursday, April 14, 2016 at the Metropolitan Club in NYC. More details will be announced as the event approaches.

Photographs and an account of all the festivities at A Celebration of Scotland’s Treasures 2015 are available on the EVENT PAGE. Thanks to the incredible dedication and generosity of our donors, supporters, and sponsors, the sold-out event raised a record amount of money for the Foundation. 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 »