The National Trust for Scotland
The National Trust for Scotland for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty, commonly known as the National Trust for Scotland (Scottish Gaelic: Urras Nàiseanta na h-Alba) is a Scottish conservation organisation. It is the largest membership organisation in Scotland and describes itself as “the conservation charity that protects and promotes Scotland’s natural and cultural heritage for present and future generations to enjoy.” The Trust owns and manages around 130 properties and 180,000 acres (730 km2) of land, including castles, ancient small dwellings, historic sites, gardens, and remote rural areas.
Again, membership and one time donations are an option. But if you would like something a little more individual, you can check out their ‘Current Appeals’, which list projects – some on-going, some for a single project (like restoring a monument), and allows you to donate to a specific National Trust place.
Photo – Approaching Fair Isle, one of the islands in the care of NTS, via the Good Shepherd ferry