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We are Scotland

The National Trust for Scotland Foundation USA is a community of like-minded Americans committed to protecting the rich cultural heritage and unspoiled natural resources of Scotland. Since 2000, we have provided more than $8.5 million in funding for the essential work of Scotland’s largest conservation charity, the National Trust for Scotland. Join us as we safeguard the Trust’s irreplaceable treasures for future generations.

How you can help

Priority Projects

The Foundation is actively raising funding for projects identified as priorities by the Trust. Read on for details about the challenges the Trust is facing and how you can help with these priority projects.

Grants to Scotland

Since 2000, The National Trust for Scotland Foundation USA has granted more than $8.5 million in funding to support programs of the National Trust for Scotland. Recently, we were proud to support the walled kitchen garden at Culzean Castle with a grant of nearly $100,000. The funding was made possible through the generosity of NTSUSA Trustee, Kennedy Richardson whose ancestors build Culzean, and our members and donors across the country who contributed to the matching gift challenge made by Richardson. We also made significant grants to a new garden and wildlife area at Burns Cottage in the Ayrshire countryside; continued an important peat restoration project at Ben Lomond that will combat climate change; and invested in the digitization of a Gaelic sound archive on the Isle of Canna.

Grants to Scotland

Inside the Walled Garden at Culzean

Walled Kitchen Garden at Culzean Castle

During the summer of 2016, the Foundation was challenged to raise $45,000 by the end of the year to support the restoration of the Walled Garden at Culzean Castle & Country Park. The successful campaign was matched dollar-for-dollar by NTSUSA Treasurer Kennedy Richardson – whose ancestors built Culzean – allowing the National Trust for Scotland to move forward with its plans to restore the landscape as a fully functioning 19th-century kitchen garden. The vibrant space will produce fruit, vegetables, and cut flowers for use on the estate and for sale to visitors, and the garden will be transformed into a lively place for learning about heritage horticulture for audiences of all ages.

Image: National Trust for Scotland

Peat Restoration at Ben Lomond

Rising from the east shore of Loch Lomond to a height of 3,193ft (974m), Ben Lomond offers exhilarating walking and views across the loch and the Trossachs National Park. Ben Lomond is one of Scotland’s most popular summits, attracting over 30,000 walkers and mountaineers every year. The Foundation granted funding to support the maintenance of peat bogs at the property. The importance of the habitats and wildlife supported by blanket peat bog is widely recognized. Keeping peat bogs healthy and wet is a key element of sustainable land use management within the wider strategy of combating climate change.

The Latest

Scotland Road Trip Series

29 August 2017

This series of regional road trips for those planning to visit (and drive!) in Scotland covers Fife, Aberdeen, the Highlands, and The Borders. Safe travels!

An Interview with Toshie Mackintosh

15 August 2017

We spoke to Charles Randak of Toshie Mackintosh, a group of Glasgow School of Art Graduates, about Mackintosh, Hill House and the inspiration behind their latest collection.

Robert Lorimer and Hill of Tarvit

15 August 2017

Hill of Tarvit is a beautiful example of an Edwardian-style home, designed by Scottish architect Robert Lorimer.

No More Champagne: Churchill and His Money with David Lough

14 August 2017

Join us in October for a series of lectures presented by British historian, David Lough, author of "No More Champagne: Churchill and His Money", the first full narrative of Churchill’s precarious personal finances. Lectures will take place in Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, and Nantucket.

Contact Details

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Boston, MA 02108

Telephone: 617-227-7500
Fax: 617-227-4200


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