National Trust for Scotland

National Trust for Scotland

Wemyss House
28 Charlotte Square
+44(0)844 493 2100
+44(0)844 493 2102

In 1931, the National Trust for Scotland was created to preserve rural, historical and cultural areas. Acting as a conservatory, the Trust now cares for buildings, country sides, gardens, and thistle camps. It attracts people to its countryside by appealing to the environmental rewards of its preservation work.

The trust has an archaeological department as well as a curatorial department preserving heritage sites.

The National Trust is supported by the national groups: National Heritage Memorial Fund, Historic Scotland, and Scottish Natural Heritage. European groups that fund the charities efforts are the European Regional Development Fund, the European Agricultural Guidance & Guarantee Fund and the Heritage Lottery Fund. The Trust also depends on donations, grants and membership fees.

Income 2012: £53.7m