A Journey through the Borders of Scotland and England Inspired by History and Heritage | September 6-14, 2019
As part of Project Reveal, the lead inventory officer of the Trust's archaeology collections is researching, sorting, and archiving the artifacts excavated or found at NTS sites to prepare them for future research and potential public display.
Lady Evelyn Kennedy, or also known by the title of Marchioness of Ailsa, owned one of the most interesting dressing cases found at Culzean Castle. Through Project Reveal we find out how ladies in the 19th century would get dressed with the aid of this wonderful case.
Join NTSUSA and American-Scottish Foundation in New York City for a lecture on historic Scottish gardens and the influence of the Scots on American garden design.
As Project Reveal Team East finishes cataloging the unique objects found in Robert Smail’s Printing Works, the team reflect on highlights over the past year using the property’s amazing collection of type.
Project Reveal visits Robert Smail's Printing Works, investigating Scotland's industrial heritage as well as the UK's oldest working commercial letterpress.
Kirstin Bridier, NTSUSA's Executive Director ventures out to North Carolina to join the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, and shares her story with us.
With Project Reveal now being one year old, we are going to look at the progress they have made by looking at few of the wonderful, intricate and bizzare items they have found and documented.
The North West Project Reveal Team venture out to Cromarty, to investigate the Birthplace Cottage and Museum of Hugh Miller - a geologist, writer, and an avid fossil collector.
Project Reveal Team West has recently started the inventory of the Tenement House, the former home of Miss Agnes Toward. Here, we are able to see a life of an independent Glaswegian working woman in the first half of the 20th century.
Project Reveal goes to the Weaver's Cottage in Kilbarchan, investigating more than 1,000 tartan samples and an intruiging 19th century papier-mâché and wooden doll
NTS has made significant progress with the Percy Cane garden restoration at Falkland Palace over the last two seasons. Learn more about how support from across the United States has made a difference to this important project.
Project Reveal delve into the history of the two infamous cannons at Culzean Castle, as we explore their origins, the narrative around the cannons, and usage during the 20th century.
Project Reveal looks at Holmwood, one of the few surviving buildings designed by Alexander Thompson, an exponent of the Greek Revival style.
Interview with renowned fashion company Mackintosh, which pulls together British Craftsmanship and contemporary design to create the modern-day ‘Mac’ coat we know and love.
Project Reveal North East explore the history of illicit distilling in the Angus glens. The whisky stills of the Angus Folk Museum collection tell us much about the history of Scotland’s most famous export.
NTSUSA, The American-Scottish Foundation, and the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen of NYC invite you to a talk and reception in celebration of Charles Rennie Mackintosh's 150th birthday.
Project Reveal head to the House of the Binns to catalog the table where 'Bluidy Tam' is said to have played the devil at cards.
Castles and Collections of the Celtic Isles: Dublin to Edinburgh aboard Sea Cloud II | Cruise with us July 6-17, 2019
While working at Souter Johnnie's Cottage, Project Reveal Team South-West explore the life and work of an 18th-century shoemaker.
Endurance Athlete and Philanthropist Mark Beaumont BEM and Architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh
If you have not done Scottish country dancing before, we recommend that you attend one (or both!) of the practices held before the gala on Thursday 5th and Tuesday 10th April, 2018.
Join us for a festive evening of Scottish music, dining, and dancing celebrating the conservation of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s iconic Hill House and the architect’s 150th birthday.
Inside a box, inside a cupboard, inside the Georgian House, Project Reveal uncovers a rare musical treasure.
Hanging on the wall of the Red Drawing Room at Brodie Castle, just beside the spiral staircase, is a spectacular example of a Louis XV wall-mounted cartel clock.
Read all about the progress of the Project Reveal teams, who have been busy cataloguing and photographing Trust collections for the past six months.
Images from the living room, dining room, and master bedroom of the home exhibit the urgency of the Campaign for Hill House.
The photographer for the Project Reveal South West team introduces us to some of the more well known spirits who are said to inhabit Culzean Castle.
Join us at the 11th Annual Ancient Universities Burns Nicht on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at the Winchester Country Club in Massachusetts.
The Trust’s collections are very diverse, so we need to use various marking and labeling techniques for identifying collection items.
Project Reveal Team East uncovers the work that goes into creating a splash of color in Culross Palace.
Project Reveal Team North East find a set of chairs at Mar Lodge with a royal connection and a divided history.
25 team members, 25 favourite objects from the project: this is the Project Reveal Advent, Part 2.
25 team members, 25 favorite objects from the project: this is the Project Reveal Advent, Part 1.
A Father Christmas army and fancy dress crackers – Project Reveal Team East reveals the spirit of Christmas at Newhailes.
An intriguing key with a fairy tale-like inscription – ‘mahogany box, golden telescope’ – was recently discovered at Brodie Castle. What will it open?
Thinking inside the box to rescue Charles Rennie Mackintosh's Hill House, an internationally recognized icon of early modern architecture.
The Project Reveal West Team are intrigued by a rare hanging lum in the kitchen of Moirlanich Longhouse.
NTSUSA interviews Annie Stewart, co-founder of ANTA, a Scottish home furnishings company with a dedication to traditional Scottish craft and materials.
The North East team have been busy inventorying the North Wing of Pitmedden House, and have come across a longcase clock with strong links to the region.
The Project Reveal West Team discovers the beauty of cleaning 1930s style, with an Art Deco style Hoover vacuum at The Hill House.
Project Reveal Team East explore the work of well-respected Scottish ornithologist, author and artist Donald Watson and find clues of a missing artwork.
Project Reveal Team East discover the beautiful painted ceilings of Culross Palace, and wonder what lies beneath them.
Down in the depths of Newhailes, Project Reveal Team East unearthed a treasure trove of prints in an unassuming plastic box.
The Project Reveal South West Team get a closer look at an aircraft propeller that left a mark on modern history.
Hidden away in a cupboard at The Hill House, the Project Reveal team discovered beautiful finger bowl mats created by Walter Blackie’s daughter, Alison.
From the nickname ‘mother’s ruin’ to William Hogarth’s famous 18th-century print Gin Lane, the classic British tipple of gin hasn’t always enjoyed the reputation that it has today.
A set of small glass bowls have long been on display in the State Dining Room at Culzean Castle, but most visitors probably don’t know what they were used for.
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!
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.
Hill of Tarvit is a beautiful example of an Edwardian-style home, designed by Scottish architect Robert Lorimer.
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.
If you are strapped for time we recommend that you do not miss visiting the Isle of Arran. Commonly referred to as 'Scotland in miniature', Arran seems to embody the nation's wide variety of landscapes from rugged peaks, to gentle rolling hills, to craggy island coastlines.
Share your recent photos while at an NTS property with us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook using the hashtag #WeAreScotland for the chance to win an an NTS-branded Regatta jacket.
View images of Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s finest domestic creation, The Hill House. Fundraising for conservation work is underway to save this treasured landmark.
Join us this fall for a one-week guided tour of Scotland's Grand Houses and Gardens. From Edinburgh, to Glasgow, to Aberdeen, this extraordinary journey will highlight Scotland's natural and cultural treasures.
The 10th annual 'A Celebration of Scotland's Treasures' gala honored documentary filmmaker Ken Burns and raised nearly $400,000 in support of the National Trust for Scotland.
Photography highlights from the 2017 'A Celebration of Scotland's Treasures'
Join us this spring in Philadelphia and New York City for Curt DiCamillo's “The Adam Family: The Scottish Architects Who Changed the World”
Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns will be honored with the Great Scot Award at the 10th annual 'A Celebration of Scotland's Treasures' gala
In fair Craigievar where we lay our scene...Montagues and Capulets are replaced by rival Clans of Forbes and Gordon with star crossed lovers caught between.
On January 25th worldwide celebrations honor the life and poetry of Robert Burns. Learn why we celebrate and how you can join in the fun!
The Oxford & Cambridge Society of New England and NTSUSA cordially invite you to the 10th Annual Ancient Universities Alumni Burns Nicht at the Winchester Country Club on February 4, 2017.
A closer look at Margaret MacDonald Mackintosh, wife and collaborator to Glasgow's iconic master designer and architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
$90,000 was raised from donors across America to support restoration of the Walled Garden at Culzean Castle in Ayrshire
Scotland is known for having a bit of a ghostly past with plenty of haunting stories. We’ve picked a few of our favorite spooky tales to share.
Culzean, an iconic Scottish castle, is home to the Eisenhower Apartment. Yes, that’s Army General and President of the United States Eisenhower!
From tossing the caber to dancing and bagpipes, the Highland games are an event to be enjoyed by all.
Interview with Kirsten Dallas, the Trust's first appointed Countryside Ranger Apprentice, about her work and the apprentice program.
From Bonnie Prince Charlie to the Half-Blood Prince, the Jacobites to Harry Potter - Glenfinnan has a lot going on!
Alan Rowan, author of "Moonwalker" gives an interview about his book as well as stories of being up the Munros in the middle of the night.
Presented by Curt DiCamillo in partnership with the Nantucket Atheneum on Wednesday, August 24 at 8:00 pm
Nearly $500,000 in conservation grants were made in fiscal year 2016 - a 55% increase over the previous year.
Falkland Palace is home to the oldest tennis court in Britain where Mary Queen of Scots used to enjoy a game or two!
Celebrating the 30th anniversary of St Kilda as the UK’s only World Heritage site listed for both its cultural and natural heritage, read more about the ‘Love our Islands’ campaign and how you can get involved.
Our brand new Marketing Communications intern Lauren has finally arrived to join us all the way from Scotland!
Scenic hiking at Trust properties with spectacular views of the Scottish landscape.
The places that spark imagination, engage the senses, and inspire legends.
The most photogenic of the Trust's properties. #nofilterneeded
Looking for an adventure? History buffs will get lost in the treasures to be found at our top 10 Trust places for culture vultures!
Our properties offer fun activities for all ages!
Gala honored Phyllis Logan, Downton Abbey's Mrs. Hughes, on Thursday, April 14, 2016
We have met an anonymous challenge to support the restoration of the historic Percy Cane-designed garden at Falkland Palace.
2015 marks the 15th year of grant making for the NTSUSA
Learn more about conservation efforts at the internationally important Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve.
Delve into Hugh Miller’s extraordinary life and achievements.
An account and photographs of Outlander behind-the-scenes
In 1947, the 800-year-old Brodick Castle was paid a very special royal visit!
Preston Mill's Outlander makeover.
Preston Mill and its Outlander fame
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