Goatfell, Arran

Footprints 2016

Follow our link below to read this year’s edition of Footprints. Footprints is our annual newsletter detailing where your donations to the Footpath Fund have been spent. We’re proud of the work we have achieved since last summer, and hope to continue to keep paths safe for everyone to enjoy.  Thanks for your support! Read Footprints […]

Claire Roulston and her dog Sally

Instagrammers assemble!

On 18 June 2016, Lagangarbh Cottage in Glencoe hosted the National Trust for Scotland’s first ‘Instameet’. 17 Instagrammers joined us at this inspiring location to find out more about our work and, of course, to take some fabulous photographs. Some of these can be viewed on our Stories page. “It is every Scottish photographer’s dream to spend a night in such an iconic setting, […]

Thistle Camp

Thistle Camps – a working holiday like no other

The National Trust for Scotland runs several footpath-specific Thistle Camps each year. Volunteering at a Thistle Camp working holiday is a fantastic opportunity to give something back to the places you love, get your hands (and boots!) dirty, meet like-minded people and have some fun. We run nearly 80 camps each year – there is a wide range of tasks, not just footpath work, […]

Mar Lodge Estate

Mar Lodge update

Although the devastation caused by the floods in 2014 and late 2015 was overwhelming, so too was the response to our flood damage appeal: it raised over £195,000. This incredible support demonstrates the passion that so many of you have for Mar Lodge Estate, one of the most beautiful and important nature conservation landscapes in the UK. We would also like to […]

Helicopter lift - photo credit Adam Bell

Making a difference on Scotland’s mountains

Read on for updates to pathways across Scotland since last year’s campaign. GLENCOE & DALNESS, LOCHABER In the aftermath of Storm Henry in February 2016, a large amount of debris had to be cleared from the Coire Gabhail path before maintenance and improvements could be carried out. TORRIDON, WESTER ROSS The Coire Dubh path is showing the […]

Saxifrage, Ben Lawers

On Location 2016

This year we will be using the Footpath Fund to help with some large-scale projects at Torridon, Arran and Mar Lodge Estate. Work on the Coire Mhic Nobuil path at Torridon will take place throughout the summer and autumn. This epic project requires a 2-hour walk to the site. The path has been designed to accommodate a range […]

Natinal Trust for Scotland National Heritage Scotladn Fund Raising Standards

The National Trust for Scotland for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty is a charity registered in Scotland, Charity Number SC 007410 and depends for its support on the subscriptions of its members, donations and legacies.