This group works with
archaeology, Caring for Scotland's Buildings, Caring for Scotland's
There are two centrally based archaeologists and seasonal staff employed
at St Kilda and the Mar Lodge Estate, and the Trust encourages high
quality research by UK universities.
Caring for Scotland's Buildings
On display inside the buildings is an extraordinary variety of
contents, including paintings, furniture, porcelain and silver, often
giving an insight to the families who lived there. More ordinary and
industrial objects of bygone days can be seen in cottages, folk museums
Caring for Scotland's Gardens
Scotland is internationally renowned for its many fine gardens which
flourish in the country's varied climate: from the favoured Inverewe
Garden on the shores of Loch Ewe and the developing woodland garden at
Balmacara to the sheltered model 17th-century terraced garden at Culross,
Scotland's garden heritage is second to none.
Caring for Scotland's Countryside
(This is where I spent the most time) Second part of the countryside
conservation is the active restoration of lost or damaged communities of
plants and landscape features
How is this work achieved?
Our ranger/naturalists are largely responsible for the active management
on the ground, but they are dependent on the willing contribution of our
Conservation Volunteers. Practical work is underpinned by knowledge gained
through survey and monitoring - here, our rangers are helped by the
Trust's Nature Conservation Adviser and his contract staff.
Ranger and Naturalist Service
The first Trust rangers were appointed in 1969, with funding from the
Countryside Commission for Scotland. At first the job was largely
interpretative, but later developed into the field of nature and landscape
conservation, attracting financial support from the then Nature