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Encyclopedia > National Trust for Scotland
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The National Trust for Scotland, or NTS, describes itself as "The conservation charity that protects and promotes Scotland's natural and cultural heritage for present and future generations to enjoy." Image File history File links Standard of the the National Trust for Scotland File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Standard of the the National Trust for Scotland File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Travel guide to Scotland from Wikitravel Transport in Scotland Timeline of Scottish history Caledonia List of not fully sovereign nations Subdivisions of Scotland National parks (Scotland) Traditional music of Scotland Flower of Scotland Wars of Scottish Independence National Trust for Scotland Historic houses in Scotland Castles in Scotland Museums in...


It was established in 1931 and (as of 2004) had 500 employees, 266,000 members, and 1.7 million recorded visitors. It is similar in function to the National Trust which covers England, Wales, and Northern Ireland and other National Trusts worldwide. 1931 (MCMXXXI) is a common year starting on Thursday. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The standard of the National Trust The National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty, usually known as The National Trust, NT or The Trust, is an organisation which works to preserve and protect coastline, countryside and buildings in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: England Travel guide to England from Wikitravel English language English law English (people) List of monarchs of England – Kings of England family tree List of English people Angeln (region in northern Germany, presumably the origin of the Angles for whom England is named) UK... National motto: Cymru am byth (Welsh: Wales for ever) Waless location within the UK Official languages English, Welsh Capital Cardiff Largest city Cardiff First Minister Rhodri Morgan Area  - Total Ranked 3rd UK 20,779 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 3rd UK 2,903,085 140/km² NUTS 1... Royal motto: Quis separabit (Latin: Who will separate?) Northern Irelands location within the UK Official languages English, Irish, Ulster Scots Capital and largest city Belfast First Minister Office suspended Area  - Total Ranked 4th 13,843 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 4th 1,685,267 122/km² NUTS 1... -1...


The NTS owns and manages over 120 properties and 760 square kilometres of land: castles, ancient small dwellings, historic sites, gardens and remote rural areas. Most grounds and open spaces are open throughout the year but buildings may generally only be visited from Easter to October, sometimes only in the afternoons. Castles in Scotland is a link page for any castle in Scotland. ... Gardens in Scotland is a link page for any garden or botanic garden in Scotland. ...


Originally, the NTS owned properties rather than "wilderness" areas. When the Trust took on the management of rural estates there was controversy concerning the siting of visitor centres, placing of signposts, etc. However, the Trust has learned to adopt a more sensitive approach, even to the extent of removing some intrusive facilities such as the original Glen Coe Visitor Centre. There was some controversy when the first manager of the new Centre was a Campbell, seen by some as inappropriate, given past events. Glen Coe is a glen in the Highlands of Scotland. ... This article is about the Scottish clan; for other Campbells see Campbell (disambiguation). ... The mountains of Glen Coe: The Aonach Eagach ridge, to the north side of the glen. ...


Annual membership of the NTS allows free entry to properties and "Discovery Tickets" are available for shorter term visitors. NTS membership also provides free entry to (English) National Trust properties and vice versa.


A typical visit to a castle

A typical castle property, for example Crathes Castle, will have grounds that may be visited without charge (or with an honesty box donation). A charge is likely to be made for car parking, visiting a walled garden, or touring the castle itself. There are usually waymarked paths in the grounds and a children's playground. Crathes Castle is a castle near Banchory in the Grampian region of Scotland. ...


Generally visitors tour inside a castle at whatever speed they prefer, reading information from display boards. There are staff and volunteers in many rooms to answer questions. At quiet times (mid-week, out of holidays) conducted tours are more likely to be available. The guide might be a long-time employee of the castle (from before it became an NTS property) in which case he will be very knowledgeable. The Trust attempts to show a property not as museum, but as the castle actually was at one time. Even so, there are inevitably closed-off areas and modern display cases. There is likely to be a tea room and gift shop.


Some properties offer activities for children such as quiz-sheets and workshops. Look up Quiz on Wiktionary, the free dictionary A quiz is a form of game or puzzle in which the players (as individuals or in teams), attempt to answer questions correctly. ...


A selection of NTS properties

Telfords circular roadbridge over the Bannock Burn Bannockburn is a village immediately south of the city of Stirling in Scotland. ... The Battle of Bannockburn (June 23, 1314 – June 24, 1314) was a significant Scottish victory in the Wars of Scottish Independence. ... Ben Lawers is one of the highest mountains in the southern part of the Scottish Highlands. ... Brodick Castle is a castle situated outside the port of Brodick on the Isle of Arran, an island in the Firth of Clyde, Scotland. ... Categories: Stub | Castles in Scotland ... (16th century - 17th century - 18th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 17th century was that century which lasted from 1601-1700. ... Crathes Castle is a castle near Banchory in the Grampian region of Scotland. ... (15th century - 16th century - 17th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 16th century was that century which lasted from 1501 to 1600. ... Culloden (from Gaelic Cul loden, back of the pond) is the name of a village five miles east of Inverness, Scotland and the surrounding area. ... The Battle of Culloden (April 16, 1746), was the last military clash in mainland Britain, between the forces of the Jacobites and the British Army. ... Culzean Castle (pronounced cull-ANE) is a castle near Maybole on the Ayrshire coast of Scotland. ... (17th century - 18th century - 19th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800. ... Fair Isle (From Old Norse frioar-øy) is an island administratively part of the Shetland Islands, although in fact closer to North Ronaldsay island which is part of the Orkney Islands group. ... Falkland Palace is a former Scottish royal palace in Falkland, Fife. ... Glen Coe is a glen in the Highlands of Scotland. ... The mountains of Glen Coe: The Aonach Eagach ridge, to the north side of the glen. ... Hugh Miller (1802 - 1856) was a Scottish geologist and writer. ... Inverewe Garden - botanical garden in Scottish Highlands. ... Mercator projection map of the Saint Kilda Island group with inset of the British Isles The Saint Kilda (Scottish Gaelic: Hiort) archipelago, in the North Atlantic is at the outermost limits of the British Isles. ...

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