Article Source: National Trust for Scotland
First Published: 23 June 2020 17:56
Updated: 23 June 2020 18:02
The National Trust for Scotland are preparing to reopen around 30 estates and gardens from Monday 6th July onwards, including Culzean Country Park in Ayrshire, Threave Garden in Dumfries & Galloway, Brodie Castle’s garden and grounds, Arduaine Garden in Argyll and Crathes Castle’s garden and estate in Aberdeenshire.
Countryside places such as St Abb’s Head National Nature Reserve and Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve have been open for local access, in line with Scottish Government guidelines, for a few weeks.
All the trust's properties closed in March when the coronavirus emergency hit Scotland.
Chairman Sir Mark Jones said: “We are hard at work preparing to open up dozens more of our beautiful places once again.
“Our staff are coming back from furlough, we’ve redesigned the visitor routes at some places and, of course, we are closely following all the advice on safety and hygiene measures, so that everyone can enjoy their trip to the Trust.
“As we all adapt to the “new normal”, there will be some changes on the ground at properties, and we hope that our members, supporters and visitors will be patient and work with us during this time of transition. We would also please ask visitors to stick to the latest guidance and only visit if it’s within the 5-mile travel limit.
“We are really looking forward to welcoming our local visitors back and we hope that this helps us all emerge back into the light, after being confined for so long.”
Visitors are advised avoid visiting at traditional peak times, as much as possible, and to double-check opening times online, in advance of travel.
A full list of the gardens and estates that will reopen on July 6th can be found at www.nts.org.uk
Rosie Glow's unique production of Revival, at Scone Palace, lands Britain's Got Talent Star Kevin Quantum!
One of Glasgow's best loved visitor attractions will reopen it's doors on Monday 17th August, with free tickets available to book from Midday on Thursday 13th!
Historic Environment Scotland (HES) announces reopening dates for 12 ticketed sites throughout Scotland after the sites closed their doors in March due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Zero Waste Scotland - in partnership with Scottish Government and Keep Scotland Beautiful - has launched a new campaign to encourage everyone to keep our outdoor spaces litter free.
Glasgow Life is entering its next phase of reopening in the wake of the lockdown prompted by the coronavirus pandemic.
Whether you're celebrating something special or catching up with friends, Dobbies' Afternoon Tea is perfect for any occasion!
Glasgow comedian Marc Jennings is set to headline the Parking LOL Comedy Nights in Edinburgh and Glasgow!
The quest to have Scotland's very first ever LEGO set endorsed by the LEGO Ideas Group took one step closer to becoming a reality last week.
Epicures have announced they are joining forces with top Michelin recognised Glasgow restaurant, Cail Bruich, to launch epicures by Cail Bruich on Friday 14th August!
National Trust for Scotland has reopened play parks, cafes and visitor centres at several properties across the country.
St. Enoch Centre is welcoming the UK Government 'Eat Out to Help Out' scheme in many of its food vendors.
The Parking Lot Social, Scotland's biggest ever drive-in tour, has announced that it will be hosting the first live audience sporting event since the start of lockdown!
Edinburgh International Festival unveils My Light Shines On, a series of video works and light installations across Scotland’s capital, and reveals digital line-up of Scottish Artists!
An ongoing arts project supported by Glasgow Life and Clyde Gateway has brought a message of hope via billboards across Glasgow.
The Hard Rock Cafe Glasgow have announced that they will reopen to the public on Saturday, 1st August 2020!
St. Enoch Centre is set to say thank you to shoppers this Saturday (1st August) with a £1,000 gift card giveaway!
The first 100 golfers who tee off at Fore Play Crazy Golf from Saturday will get their hands on a jam-packed goody bag worth over £79 and a chance to win an overnight staycation at Radisson RED.
Deacon Blue, Declan Welsh, Sacred Paws, The Snuts, Tide Lines, Vukovi and more pick their all time favourite Scottish albums for the SAY Award, with two days left until submissions close.
Nando's at Springfield Quay has been chosen alongside just a handful of the chain's UK restaurants to re-open for eating in!
From Monday 3rd August, four Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice shops will reopen their doors at 10am to their loyal customers.
Dobbies, the UK's leading garden centre retailer, is taking part in the UK Government's Eat Out To Help Out scheme which gives diners 50% off their restaurant bill up to the value of £10.
Love Loch Lomond, the official destination organisation for the Loch Lomond, Trossachs and Clyde Sea Lochs area has launched a new website alongside their new brand.
Brightening up post-pandemic dining, The Gate has announced a five week series of Dark Kitchen takeovers which will host some of Scotland's best chefs popping up in their modern Scottish pub.
The Parking Lot Social, Scotland's biggest ever drive-in tour, has announced extra dates to its Edinburgh and Glasgow stops!
Temporary signs encouraging pedestrians to keep to the left-hand side of the street are being introduced on two of Glasgow's busiest shopping streets.
Online booking opens today (Wednesday 22 July) for three of Scotland’s most iconic castles - Edinburgh Castle, Stirling Castle and Urquhart Castle.
A new map showing the top e-bike trails in the Trossachs has been launched by Loch Lomond and Trossachs Countryside Trust and Forth Valley and Lomond Leader.
Health and social care Charity Quarriers have announced a fundraising partnership with Glasgow-based, children’s fashion designer, Picture Book Fashion.
Scotland's live event sector will be given the green light to hold drive-in entertainment from Wednesday 22nd July.
Scotland's newly-styled largest casual restaurant and street food concept - PLATFORM opens today and is fully booked for its opening month!