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National Trust for Scotland

The National Trust for Scotland was established in 1931. We are Scotland’s largest conservation and membership charity. Our purpose is to protect, conserve and promote Scottish heritage.

Our love for Scotland has fuelled our desire to protect the things that make it special. By championing Scotland’s natural, built and cultural heritage we inspire those around us and those that follow in our footsteps.

From coastlines to castles, art to architecture, wildlife to wilderness, we encourage people to connect with the things that make Scotland unique while protecting them for future generations.

We care for 100,000 artefacts, so that the objects, and their stories, can be treasured both now and in the future.

We look after 46 Munros, including the 15 peaks and surrounding wilderness of the Cairngorms, helping to protect rare species like ptarmigan and golden eagles, while also providing safe and sustainable access for everyone.

We’re also custodians of 38 gardens, 27 castles and houses and 8 National Nature Reserves.

Together, the places, spaces, artefacts and creatures entrusted to us tell the story of Scotland, its people, its history and its wildlife.

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 today and for generations to come.

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

Charity contact


Hermiston Quay
5 Cultins Road
EH11 4DF

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