64SPRING 2012?EVENTSFIFEHILL OF TARVITMANSIONHOUSEScottish Italian Car Day27 May, 11-4Scotland's largest gathering ofItalian vehicles - fromcontemporary models tovintage classics - is takingplace at Hill of Tarvit for thefirst time in the event's 16-year history. Anybody iswelcome to bring their cars,motorbikes or motorini(scooters), while ItalianMiniatures will be selling arange of vehicular-themedproducts, from clothes tobooks and model cars. Adults£8 for entry to the show andthe house. For furtherinformation please call 01382 731 479 or visitwww.alfascot.com.GREATER GLASGOWDAVID LIVINGSTONE CENTRECadbury Easter Egg Trail6, 7 & 9 April, 11-4; 8 April, 1-4 The great explorer would nodoubt be in his elementattempting to find these Eastereggs - let's hope they're not astough to track down as thesource of the Nile. Meanwhile,there'll be extra fun on Sundayand Monday with face-painters,games and more. £2 per trail.Usual admission prices for themuseum. For more detailsplease call 0844 493 2207.GREENBANK GARDENCadbury Easter Egg Trail6-9 April, 11-4A chance to see the garden'sfine display of daffodils, aswell as for junior sleuths totry to solve the ancient riddleof the chocolate egg. Therewill also be face-painting andmore on Sunday and Monday,for an added Easter bonanza.£1.50 per trail, plus usualadmission price. For furtherinformation please call 0844493 2201.HOLMWOODCadbury Easter Egg Trail6-9 April, noon-4Follow the trail round thegarden of Alexander 'Greek'Thompson's domesticmasterpiece and, in the process,try to win a Cadbury Easter egg.As well as the trail, there'll beface painting, games and moreon Sunday and Monday. £2 pertrail, usual entry prices apply ifyou'd like to visit the house.For further information pleasecall 0844 493 2204.POLLOK HOUSE Cadbury Easter Egg Trail6-9 April, 10-4.30Those who manage to collectthe clues and solve the puzzlewill be treated to a visit to MrsCottontail, as well as given aCadbury egg, while Sunday andMonday promise even greaterfun, with face-painting, gamesand more. Entry to trail andhouse is £5 for adults, £1 forchildren. To find out more call0844 493 2202.WEAVER'S COTTAGECadbury Easter Egg Trail8 April, 2-4A series of clues will lead youround the garden of this still-functioning weaver's workshopand bring with it the chance towin a Cadbury Easter egg. £1per trail plus usual admissionprices. For further informationplease call 0844 493 2205.LOCHABERGLENCOE VISITOR CENTRECome Fly a Kite9 & 24 July and 20 August,10.30-11.30Let your spirits soar with ahigh-flying kite in this oftenwindy glen. Suitable for ages 5-11, £2 per child. For furtherdetails call 0844 493 2222 oremail firstname.lastname@example.org. MORAY BRODIE CASTLEMusic in a Marquee withMichael Macmillan6 May, 1.30-4Enjoy lively music and songwith accordionist MichaelMacmillan and friends,accompanied by tea and tastyhome bakes. Michael hasperformed all over Scotland andoverseas and is a renownedsinger in Gaelic and English.The event is linked with theSpirit of Speyside WhiskyFestival, so try Kathy's extraspecial malt whisky cake, freshfrom the kitchen. Free -moredetails on 0844 493 2156.PERTHSHIRE KILLIECRANKIECadbury Easter Egg Trail7 & 8 April, noon-3The route round the battlefieldshould only be treacherous ifyou're a chocolate egg. £2 pertrail. For further informationplease call 0844 493 2194.ROSS-SHIREBALMACARA ESTATECadbury Easter Egg Trail6 April, 2-4A chance to take part in a wildegg chase through theHighlands - let's hope theCadbury eggs are not too adeptat disappearing into thelandscape. £2 per trail. Find outmore on 0844 493 2233.INVEREWE GARDENCadbury Easter Egg Trail6-9 April, 10-5Merely following the trail aroundthe stunning 50-acre garden isreason enough to visit, but as abonus, there's the chance to wina chocolate egg. Trail includedwith usual admission price.Further details on 0844 493 2225.Above: Brodie Castleis the venue for anafternoon of song;below: give your kitean airing at GlencoeVisitor Centre
GlasgowEdinburghShetlandOrkney A7A703A70A720A71M8A90A1A725A749M77M74A8A74A7260204001020 miles40 kmsNA772A725A703A7?InvereweGardenCorrieshalloch?GorgeHugh Miller Museum& Birthplace Cottage??Culloden?Balmacara Estate & Lochalsh Woodland Garden?Kintail & Morvich?Falls of Glomach?West AffricJM Barrie'sBirthplace &Camera Obscura??Finavon Doocot?Angus FolkMuseum?House of Dun?Barry MillThe?Dunkeld?HermitageLinn of Tummel?Killiecrankie??CraigowerBranklyn Garden?Ben Lawers??Dollar GlenMenstrie Castle?Bannockburn?The Pineapple??Alloa Tower?Falkland Palace& Garden?Kellie Castle & Garden?Hill of Tarvit?Royal Burgh of Culross?House of the Binns?Newhailes?Inveresk?Lodge GardenMalleny GardenDavid Livingstone Centre??National Museum ofRural Life?Bachelors' ClubRobert Smail'sPrinting Works?Priorwood Garden ?& Dried Flower ShopHarmony Garden??Grey Mare's TailThomas Carlyle'sBirthplace?Robert Burns?Birthplace Museum?Souter Johnnie'sCottageCulzean Castle, Garden & Country Park?Brodick Castle ?Garden & Country ParkGoatfell?Mar Lodge Estate?Leith Hall Garden?Craigievar Castle??Crathes Castle?Drum Castle?Castle Fraser?Pitmedden GardenFyvie Castle?Haddo House??Boath Doocot?Brodie Castle?Strome CastleShieldaig Island??TorridonCanna?Pabbay??Mingulay?BerneraySt Kilda41 miles west ofNorth UistThreave??Rockcliffe?Broughton HouseMoirlanich Longhouse?Glencoe & Dalness??Glenfinnan MonumentMacquarieMausoleum?Staffa?Iona??BurgArduaine Garden?Crarae Garden?Ben Lomond?The Hill House??Tighnabruaich Viewpoint?Weaver's CottageGeilston Garden??Tenement House?Pollok House?Holmwood?Greenbank Garden?St Abb's HeadPreston Mill & Phantassie Doocot?Caiy Stane?Georgian House??Fair IsleYell?Unst??Gladstone's Land& GalleryWWW.NTS.ORG.UK65SpotlightCOLOURS OF SPRINGDaffodils take centre stage in spring at many Trust properties, nowhere more so than atBrodie Castle, where you can enjoy the spectacle of thousands in bloom. At Brodie'sDaffodil Festival, on 14-15 April, visitors can enjoy guided walks, displays of cut flowersand daffodil teas with delicious home baking plus entertainment by the ElginStrathspey & Reel Society on the Saturday and the Fochabers Fiddlers on the Sunday.Another garden highlight is the Arduaine Spring Festival, from 4-6 May, with tours,talks, entertainment and fine dining, all in conjunction with the award-winning LochMelfort Hotel. For more information call 0844 493 2100. For more ideas on places toenjoy the delights of spring visit www.nts.org.uk/visitgardens Red squares indicate properties holding events included onour listings pages -but this is only a selection, and more can befound on our website, www.nts.org.uk. To avoid disappointmentplease check online or call us on 0844 493 2100.