National Trust For Scotland Breaks Easter Egg Records!

A young visitor enjoying the Easter activities at NTS property Culzean Castle. IMAGES BY LENNY WARREN

The National Trust for Scotland is reporting its busiest Easter ever – again.

Almost 31,000 children took part in its Cadbury Easter Egg Trails from Friday 3 to Monday 6 April – an increase of over 11 per cent on last year’s numbers. Trails took place at the charity’s properties all over Scotland from countryside, to glorious gardens, historic battlefields, castle, palaces and houses large and small.

Several properties saw huge increases on last year, with Castle Fraser, Craigievar Castle and Leith Hall in Aberdeenshire all reporting increases of almost 50 per cent compared to the Easter weekend in 2014 but sites were busy all over Scotland.

3000 scoops of ice cream!

At Culzean Castle and Country Park visitors certainly took full advantage of the sunshine, with the team at the NTS property selling over 3000 scoops of ice cream!

“It was fantastic to see so many families out enjoying our beautiful properties over the Easter weekend,” said NTS Marketing Manager Carly Lamberty, who added that Cadbury made a donation of £10,000 to the Trust to help with its work to repair footpaths. “This is our eighth year in partnership with Cadbury and our Easter Egg Trails are now well-established as a must-do for anyone looking for Easter fun.

“It’s a great start to our visitor season, with so many events and activities planned for visitors of all ages at our sites this summer.”

To find out more about the Trust’s events programme, click here.


For lots more ideas about places to go and activities to do across Scotland, pick up the latest issue of The Scots Magazine. On sale now or order on line here.



  • The National Trust for Scotland (NTS) is one of Scotland’s leading conservation charities.
  • The NTS relies on the financial support of its members and donors to fund its important work of caring for the natural and cultural heritage of Scotland for everyone to enjoy.
  • Joining the National Trust for Scotland costs from £5.95 per month for a family – to find out more about becoming a member, click here.