For the Love of Scotland
The story of Scotland is told through its places, from the remote island of St Kilda to Edinburgh’s elegant Charlotte Square. These places connect us to the past and provide inspiration for our future.
And your support to protect them is now more important than ever.
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 stories of the natural forces and people who shaped the land and the wildlife that calls it home today.
But right now, many of the places we love are at risk – from the elements, from development, and from an unprecedented decline in visitation brought about by the global coronavirus pandemic.
The Trust relies on income from members and visitors to protect its properties. With these properties closed to the public indefinitely, the Trust needs our support to ensure it can continue protecting the rich history and tradition shared by Scots and Americans for future generations.
Americans can play a critical role to ensure the future of Scotland’s past during this uncertain time. The best way to protect Scotland’s places is by making a tax-deductible donation to NTSUSA. Your donation can be restricted to your favorite property or directed to wherever the Trust needs it most. The link below will take you to a payment form for unrestricted support. If you do wish to designate a specific property, please use this same form and write your preference in the “special instructions” box.
The National Trust for Scotland remains ready to welcome us back to Scotland as soon as possible. In the meantime, dedicated staff will continue to care for the Trust’s unparalleled collection of historic properties, wild countryside, and beautiful gardens so that they will be ready for our return.
Your support will make this possible. Thank you.
Walled Kitchen Garden at Culzean Castle
During the summer of 2016, the Foundation was challenged to raise $45,000 by the end of the year to support the restoration of the Walled Garden at Culzean Castle & Country Park. The successful campaign was matched dollar-for-dollar by NTSUSA Treasurer Kennedy Richardson – whose ancestors built Culzean – allowing the National Trust for Scotland to move forward with its plans to restore the landscape as a fully functioning 19th-century kitchen garden. The vibrant space produces fruit, vegetables, and cut flowers for use on the estate and for sale to visitors, and the garden is being transformed into a lively place for learning about heritage horticulture for audiences of all ages.
Entrance Hall Wall Décor at Holmwood House
The Foundation continues to support Holmwood House, famed Scottish architect Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson’s finest surviving domestic design, by consolidating and restoring Thomson’s original polychrome wall decoration in the Entrance Hall. In urgent need of attention, some of the original design had been carefully revealed, but the paint surface was severely flaking. Funds helped prevent further loss of the design and made possible reversible restoration work to improve the overall appearance of the Hall. The restorations were part of Scotland’s “Year of Innovation, Architecture, and Design”.