Article Source: Issued on behalf of National Trust for Scotland by Frame PR
First Published: 23 September 2021 15:47
Updated: 23 September 2021 15:49
Edinburgh volunteer Rosemary Laird is in the midst of a personal grand tour of Scotland, with the aim of visiting 61 iconic Scottish landmarks and locations on an epic fundraiser for the National Trust for Scotland.
Rosemary, who works for Scotland’s national conservation charity as a volunteer at the historic Georgian House in Edinburgh, is on a mission to visit a total of 61 properties during 2021.
That’s one for each birthday, as Rosemary turns 61 this year, and having visited 47 so far, she remains on track to meet her target.
“The past year has been quite difficult for everyone,” explains Rosemary, “and, like many people, my partner and I hoped to get a holiday in this year. With that looking like a distant dream, we decided to turn our efforts to holidaying across Scotland. We love the historic properties in the Trust’s care, which are packed full of history and stories to tell. With this in mind, we decided to embark on an adventure and challenge ourselves to check off as many National Trust for Scotland properties this year as physically possible.”
Having worked as a volunteer at Georgian House in Edinburgh for the past two years, Rosemary has a personal connection with the National Trust for Scotland and a deep appreciation of the scale of the work the charity undertakes.
This year, the conservation charity also celebrates a significant birthday, over 90 years it has saved, maintained, and shared many of the country’s most loved places, rich with history, heritage, nature, and culture.
Rosemary and her partner, Donald, are donating £20 for each and every visit on their grand tour of National Trust for Scotland properties and have raised a running total of £940.
“We’re absolutely delighted with all we’ve achieved so far,” says Rosemary. “Highlights from our trips have to be House of Dun in Montrose, Broughton House in Dumfries and Galloway, and the Highland properties, including Inverewe Garden and Culloden Battlefield.”
The National Trust for Scotland relies on its members and donors to protect the places that we all love. Become a member at nts.org.uk.
Ron Lawson, Scotland's most original and in demand artist opens his largest Solo Exhibition in 3 years at The Strathearn Gallery in Crieff on Saturday 30th October.
Beatson Cancer Charity is launching a rewards card which will offer fantastic discounts in a variety of businesses situated around Scotland.
Specialist child and youth care provider Kibble is encouraging those looking to move into a more meaningful career to sign up to its Child and Youth Care Worker Staff-in-Training programme.
2021 marks ten years of Book Week Scotland, and Scottish Book Trust has today (12 October) launched a programme of events around the theme of ‘Celebration’.
From the cycle routes of Renfrewshire to the Olympic Games, Jack Carlin hopes new campaign can inspire the next generation of cyclists!
Braehead has been named Scotland's first Dementia Friendly Shopping Centre for their on-going partnership with the national charity, Alzheimer Scotland.
Scotland’s expanding network of distinctive water refill stations is set to inspire people to enjoy and protect the nation’s great outdoors this Autumn.
Save money and grab yourself a bargain in Paisley town centre with great £5 offers from local businesses as part of Paisley First's October FiverFest Fortnight!
Young people are counting down the days to the start of the school holidays and Street Stuff will be out and about in communities across Renfrewshire.
The Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award is today delighted to reveal 2021’s Shortlist, plus the winner of the inaugural Modern Scottish Classic Award, as voted by 2021’s Longlist.
The campaign to create a statue of RSPB founder and eco pioneer Emily Williamson (1855-1936) is touring RSPB reserves around the country including a visit to RSPB Loch Leven in Kinross.
Youngsters can enjoy a variety of sports and fun activities if they come along to Renfrewshire Leisure's October Activity Camps.
'Roll up, roll up', the Big Kid Circus is coming to XSite Braehead this October with a range of spectacular performances that are bigger and better than ever before!
Historic Environment Scotland (HES) is asking the public to submit photographs or artwork showcasing the impact of climate change on Scotland.
Scotland’s legendary Kiltwalk Kindness has raised a remarkable £8.4 million for more than 1,200 charities across the country this year.
Paisley's popular music and arts festival The Spree returns this week with a bumper line-up across ten days!
Leading UK housebuilder Miller Homes returns this autumn with its Home Safe campaign, keeping children safe on their walk, cycle, or scoot, to and from school!
The hunt is on for a Santa to work in Dobbies Braehead this festive season!
Music-lovers across Renfrewshire are set to enjoy a bumper line-up of great gigs in October with the announcement of this year's Spree for All programme!
Scotland's biggest indoor trampoline and adventure park is giving Glasgow Schools and surrounding areas the chance to 'Flip Out' and enjoy free trampoline sessions!
Players in the Beat the Street Renfrewshire game can clock up double points this week by leaving the car at home!
From today until midnight on Wednesday 29th September, music fans can vote for their favourite Scottish album on this year’s Longlist at The SAY Award.
Volunteers have been praised as more than 1,000 have taken part in a litter pick during the first two weeks of Renfrewshire's Spotless September!
Rosemary Laird is in the midst of a personal grand tour of Scotland, with the aim of visiting 61 iconic Scottish landmarks and locations on an epic fundraiser for the National Trust for Scotland.
Light Waves is a multilingual short film by Historic Environment Scotland which showcases Scotland’s coasts and waters and its links to Gaelic and Scots culture.
One of Scotland's best loved festive institutions is back for 2021 as the IRN BRU Carnival returns to Glasgow's SEC!
Fun runners are being given the chance to take part in a Halloween Monster Dash!
The Beat the Street Renfrewshire game is set to enter its Go Explore week to encourage participants to find the area's best heritage and cultural gems.
Paisley's popular Halloween celebrations will make a welcome return for 2021 as Paisley Halloween Festival presents Out of this World!
Cuningar Loop is set to become Jurassic Park when the unmissable, family-friendly event, Jurassic Encounter, lands this half term!