The story of Scotland is told through its places, from the sweeping vistas of the Highlands to the humble cottage where Robert Burns was born. These places connect us to the past and provide inspiration for our future.
At NTSUSA, we are privileged to help the National Trust for Scotland care for many of Scotland’s most incredible places – the majestic landscapes, glorious gardens, and architectural treasures that tell the story of the natural forces and people who shaped this spectacular corner of our world.
Our New Strategy
Protecting Scotland’s heritage and natural beauty now and for generations to come
Last year, The National Trust for Scotland Foundation USA undertook a strategic planning process with input from our members and supporters at its heart. We are proud to announce our new vision for 2023 and beyond.
Our Heritage Sites
There are 88 NTS visitor properties with 300,000+ artifacts and almost 200,000 acres of countryside to explore, as well as coastlines, islands, wildlife, cottages, mountains, woodlands, battlefields, castles, and country houses. Most of our places are now open. Please check www.nts.org.uk before making plans to visit.
Every year, Americans like you help fund the essential work of the Trust by supporting a conservation priority, a favorite property, or an element of the Trust’s mission that captures their personal interest and imagination. From vital structural repairs to monuments, castles, and houses, to the protection and rewilding of landscapes and habitats, to providing physical and virtual access to Scotland’s natural and cultural heritage – you can feel confident that your gift to NTSUSA is making an impact where it is needed most.
Exploring the Gardens of Perthshire, Kinross, and Fife
In September, NTSUSA staff member Emily Fitzsimmons embarked on one of our garden tours. Traveling with NTSUSA members and several of our Trustees, the group traversed across Scotland for six days, exploring its cities, castles, and gardens. She shares her experience with this tour in our latest blog.
Scottish Heritage USA
Enhancing the bonds of ancestral and national character between the peoples of Scotland and North America by furthering the exchange of ideas and connections between our two countries.
The Macallan is one of the world’s most awarded and admired single malts. This peerless reputation has been built by the commitment of The Masters of Spirit and Wood, the craftsmen at the heart of The Macallan since it was legally licensed in 1824. Their unfaltering obsession with selecting exceptional oak casks and distilling sublime spirits brings an unsurpassed, timeless quality to The Macallan.
Rugged Beauty: The Gardens of Ayrshire, Arran, and Argyll
From the walled and woodland gardens of Brodick Castle, to cascading waterfalls and tranquil landscapes at Crarae Garden, the highlights of the NTSUSA May 2022 Gardens tour to Ayrshire, Arran, and Argyll are recounted on our blog.