National Trust for Scotland



Glencoe creel house construction underway

The reconstruction of a 17th-century creel house using traditional methods is now underway at Glencoe.

Published 13 April 2021

National Trust for Scotland formally objects to housing plan adjacent to Dunmore Pineapple

An application lodged for 82 houses and a visitor centre next to the 18th century Dunmore Pineapple near Airth will have “a hugely adverse impact on the site” and pose a threat to wildlife, according to the National Trust for Scotland (NTS).

Published 30 March 2021

And finally... Turf times

Conservation charity, the National Trust for Scotland has launched one of its more unusual ‘appeals’ as it seeks landowners to donate turf to help reconstruct a traditional turf-walled ‘creel’ house in Glencoe.

Published 3 December 2020

National Trust for Scotland submits plans for five homes near House of Dun

Plans have been lodged by National Trust for Scotland (NTS) to seek permission for five new homes at the former Millfield Garden Centre in Montrose.

Published 4 November 2020

House of Dun set for £700,000 restoration

The National Trust for Scotland has unveiled plans to invest more than £700,000 to repurpose a historic House of Dun as a historical park for Angus.

Published 23 December 2019

Arc-Tech provides essential assistance for Mackintosh Hill House restoration

Regarded as a domestic masterpiece for Scottish architecture, the 1904 Charles Rennie Mackintosh Hill House has been saved thanks to the innovative ‘Box’ that has been constructed by Robertson Construction and the fundraising efforts of the National Trust for Scotland.

Published 19 November 2019

Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson’s hidden interior design gems revealed at Holmwood House

Holmwood House in Cathcart reopens to the public this week after a three-month project to recreate the property’s original stencilled paint schemes.

Published 12 August 2019

And finally... Green light for snack bar at Glenfinnan Viaduct

Plans have been approved for a new snack bar to cater for legions of hungry Harry Potter fans who flock to the Glenfinnan Viaduct.

Published 3 July 2019

National Trust for Scotland opens rescue project to save Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Hill House

The National Trust for Scotland will this week open the doors to its most ambitious conservation project yet when the public are given access to the ‘Hill House Box’ for the first time.

Published 3 June 2019

New thermal survey reveals extent of damage to Mackintosh’s Hill House

State of the art survey techniques have revealed the severity of water damage to Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s iconic property, The Hill House in greater detail than ever before.

Published 18 March 2019

Work begins to construct box to save Mackintosh’s Hill House

After the arrival of a 100 tonne mobile tower crane in the early hours of Monday morning the first steel beams of the ‘Box’ that will protect Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s The Hill House from driving rain and wind were lowered in to place. 

Published 22 January 2019

Pioneering rescue of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Hill House underway

Work has started on the National Trust for Scotland’s pioneering plan to save the Hill House, Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s domestic masterpiece.

Published 23 November 2018

Culloden plans bring renewed calls to save Scotland’s heritage

The Scottish Government must overhaul the planning system in forthcoming legislation or face losing Scotland’s heritage to new development, the National Trust for Scotland has warned.

Published 31 July 2018

Major improvements planned at Glencoe visitor centre

The National Trust for Scotland has announced plans to transform its visitor centre at Glencoe investing in improvements which will allow visitors to learn about the world-famous site in a more immersive way than the current centre.

Published 25 July 2018

And finally... Vertical observation tower to improve visitor experience at Scottish botanical gardens

Architecture practice Denizen Works has designed a timber observation tower proposal for Inverewe Garden in Wester Ross.

Published 17 July 2018