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WWW.NTS.ORG.UK3WELCOMEHermiston Quay, 5 Cultins Road, Edinburgh EH11 4DFTel:0844 493 2100Website:www.nts.org.uk E-mail:information@nts.org.ukPatronHRH The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay KG KT GCB OMPresidentThe Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry KBE FRSE DLChairmanProfessor Sir Kenneth Calman KCB MD FRCS FRSE DLChief ExecutiveKate MavorThe National Trust for Scotland is a charity, independent ofgovernment, supported by legacies, donations and thesubscriptions of its 309,000 members. Scottish Charity Number SC 007410Scotland in TrustManaging editor:Neil BraidwoodEditor: Iain GaleDeputy editor:Don CurrieDesigners: Matt McArthur Marie IrvineAdvertising manager:Julie Twaddell (0131 556 2220)Advertising executive:Hayley OrrPicture researcher: John SinclairEditorial Steering GroupHenk Berits, Neil Braidwood, Don Currie, Andrew Davies,Iain Gale, Ian Gardner, Clare Meredith, Jim WhytesideContributorsMike Bolam, Rob Brady, Adam Campbell, Stuart Delves,Antoinette Galbraith, Walter Neilson, Sam Phipps,Shannon Tofts Scotland in Trust is published three times a year by CMYK Design, on behalf of the National Trust for Scotland.Printed in the UK by Pindar plc©TheNationalTrustforScotland2011/12.ISSN1479-0424 CMYK Design91 East London Street, Edinburgh EH7 4BQwww.cmyk-design.co.ukwww.scotlandintrust.co.ukadvertisers@scotlandintrust.co.ukABC Circulation: 179,970 (Jan-Dec 2011)SPRINGis here and so startsanother busy visitor season withthe National Trust for Scotland.We've been working hard over thewinter running record-breakingChristmas events, celebrating Burns'sbirthday and planning ahead.We've started work on deliveringthe Trust's strategy. Our plan for YearOne is ready and can be read on ourwebsite. The focus is on Sowing the Seeds, so that by 2016the Trust is at the forefront of good conservation practice, withits finances secure and you, as members, confident in its roleas an advocate for the conservation of Scotland's heritage. One change in 2012 is our programme of local assemblies.Introduced because we'd like to engage more with members,these events will showcase what's happening at Trustproperties and give you a chance to meet those involved inlooking after your favourite places. We hope to see lots of youout there. The Annual General Meeting will still take place -this year it's in Edinburgh on 22 September.We've been investing in our properties to ensure they are ingood order and offer great visitor experiences. Two gems havebeen pepped up - we've updated visitor information at theAngus Folk Museum, using sound in an innovative way tobring this unique treasure trove to life. At Preston Mill, thereare enhanced facilities and a new presentation of thefascinating story of the mill. It could be time for a visit. At Threave you can enjoy the new sculpture garden and inWester Ross we'll be close to completing vital repairs to thebridge over Corrieshalloch Gorgeby the time you read this.The bridge, which is almost 140 years old, is a terrific feat ofengineering - so it's quite a job. At Ben Lawers, we'll beunveiling new facilities and interpretation over the summer.There are lots of reasons to revisit favourite properties - I hope you enjoy spending time with the Trust this year.Kate MavorChief ExecutiveThe conservation charity that protectsand promotes Scotland's natural andcultural heritage for present andfuture generations to enjoyContactsAll photography ©The National Trust for Scotland unless otherwise stated. The National Trust for Scotland takes no responsibility for advertisements withinthe magazine. No unsolicited manuscripts please