For Americans who love Scotland, The National Trust for Scotland Foundation USA is the best way to actively support the preservation of the country’s rich cultural and natural treasures and to ensure their existence for future generations.
As Scotland’s largest conservation charity and third-largest landowner, the National Trust for Scotland cares for 129 properties of national and international significance, ranging from islands and mountain ranges to battlefields, castles, and even a tenement house. It costs the Trust $75 each minute simply to maintain the significant natural and built resources under its care. The Trust’s commitment to preventative conservation means that timely interventions are executed before severe—and much costlier—problems arise.
The National Trust for Scotland Foundation USA partners with the Trust in this responsible approach by annually promoting a range of projects in Scotland for the consideration of donors from across the United States. The Trustees of the Foundation are honored to give you the opportunity to join with them by making a tax-effective investment in one of the following urgent initiatives.
The Trust is planning a number of projects across the grounds at Brodick Castle to enhance the visitor experience, including programming around Arran's prehistoric past, garden improvements, and the restoration of a popular footpath.
Sandstone tracery on the Hoolity Ha’, an exquisite Gothic-style gate lodge, has weathered and eroded extensively. Repair work by Culzean stonemasons will not only maintain this historic building, but will provide important training opportunities to the Trust’s apprentice stonemasons.
Fyvie, a splendid example of Scottish Baronial architecture, is unique in the number, variety, and significance of its stone decorative elements. NTS will undertake a high-level inspection and repair program to prevent further damage or deterioration to the stonework.
The three largest paintings in Frederick Bower Sharp’s collection, currently hanging at Hill of Tarvit, are in urgent need of treatment. Additionally, installing eyemats will protect the historic floor surfaces in the home.
To commemorate 200 years since architect Alexander “Greek” Thomson’s birth, NTS seeks to update Holmwood's permanent exhibition interpretation to enhance the visitor experience and bring the story of Holmwood, its architects, and its residents to life.
NTS would like to introduce an aspen tree nursery at Inverewe to propagate West Highland aspen from both root stock and seed. On-site interpretation will provide visitors with an overview of the importance of the Trust’s environmental conservation work.
The beautifully conserved Moirlanich Longhouse home and byre offers unique insight into rural life in late 19th-century and early 20th-century Scotland. Digital interpretation development will enable the Trust to share the history of this property more widely.