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National Trust for Scotland

The National Trust for Scotland for Places of Historic Interest of Natural Beauty was established in 1931. It is an independent conservation charity and the largest membership organisation in Scotland. The purpose of the National Trust for Scotland is to conserve and promote Scottish heritage.

The Trust cares for important structures ranging from the Neolithic to the 20th Century, battlefields pivotal to our history, cultural treasures, Scotland's most remote islands, as well as natural landscapes and all the wildlife they contain. Together, all the places and artifacts entrusted to us tell the story of how Scots lived and worked and the ways in which they influenced the world around them.

We rely on the expertise of our staff, dedication of our volunteers and goodwill of our donors, members, supporters and sponsors to ensure that the cultural, heritage and natural riches of the nation are conserved and their stories told for current and future generations.

The National Trust for Scotland is the largest membership organisation in Scotland, a conservation charity with some 320,000 members. The charity looks after 129 heritage properties, ranging from castles and great houses to modest cottages and mills. We welcome more than 2 million visitors to our built heritage and garden properties every year.

The Trust also cares for thousands of hectares of countryside, coastline and mountains, including Glencoe, Torridon and Mar Lodge Estate – all of which are enjoyed by an estimated further 2 million visitors every year.

The charity's 450 staff, 750 seasonal staff and 3,000 volunteers work across a huge range of activities, including providing visitor services for school visits, mountain path building and conserving buildings and artifacts.

Find out more about the charity and how to support its vital work at

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National Trust for Scotland

National Trust for Scotland Hermiston Quay 5 Cultins Road Edinburgh Scotland EH11 4DF

National Trust for Scotland

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