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We Are Scotland

Who We Are

Based in Boston, The National Trust for Scotland Foundation USA is a membership organization with supporters from all 50 states. We are connected by our interest in conserving the 125 irreplaceable landscapes and historic sites cared for by the National Trust for Scotland, including:

  • The humble cottage where Scotland’s Bard, Robert Burns, was born
  • Over 178,000 acres of Scottish countryside, home to rare wildlife and world-famous landscapes like Glencoe
  • Culloden Battlefield, the site of Bonnie Prince Charlie’s last stand
  • 38 major gardens that feature both local flora and plants collected from across the globe by Scottish explorers
  • The island of Iona, known as the cradle of Christianity, where the Book of Kells may have been written
  • Baronial castles, architectural treasures, and even a tenement house

The National Trust for Scotland Foundation USA is a 501(c)(3) registered in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (Federal Tax ID No. 04-3511088).

Kirstin Bridier

Executive Director

Kirstin is responsible for securing support for the Trust from individual, corporate, and foundation donors in the US. Kirstin, who previously worked at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, is a graduate of Smith College and holds an M.Sc. in historic preservation from the University of Pennsylvania.

Lisa Bravata

Development Operations Manager

Lisa oversees the development operations of the Foundation including the management of the membership program as well as general donations, media/marketing, and programming partnerships. Lisa holds a B.A. in Art History from the University of Texas at Arlington.

Libby McKee

Development and Marketing Associate

Libby is responsible for the office’s smooth operation including gift processing, acknowledgement, and database integrity. She works closely with Kirstin and Lisa on strategies to grow donor and membership programs. Libby also implements online marketing campaigns and develops communication content. Before joining our staff, she held positions in marketing, higher education and independent school development. Libby received a B.A. in communication studies from Hamilton College.

Saltire Scholar Internship Program

Marketing Communications Intern

Each summer, in partnership with Entrepreneurial Scotland, we host an intern who specializes in marketing and communications. The Saltire Scholar Internship Programme matches high-potential undergraduates from Scottish universities with leading global and entrepreneurial companies, charities, social enterprises, and small and medium sized enterprises – from Glasgow to San Francisco to Singapore.

David Ross

Official Photographer of The Foundation

We are honored to work with UK based photographer David Ross as the official photographer of the NTSUSA. David manages Britain Express, a go-to website for UK history and travel recommendations. In his travels, he has photographed across Scotland including dozens of NTS properties.

Visit Britain Express

Visit David Ross’ Photography Gallery

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