Young Scots get the keys to the country as £1 day out returns

Scottish actor, Cherry Campbell, was at the National Trust for Scotland’s Pollok House today (Sunday 31 March) to launch a campaign to support young Scots to visit and get inspired by  the country’s unique heritage, just in time for the Easter school break.

For just £1, holders of a Young Scot card will be granted access to National Trust for Scotland, Historic Environment Scotland and Historic Houses Scotland properties across the country.

Now in its second year, the £1 offer means that anyone aged 11-25 with a Young Scot card, will be able to visit a choice of 600 properties which showcase Scotland’s built and cultural history including Culzean Castle, Stirling Castle and Abbotsford House.

Cherry Campbell, star of Katie Morag, Clique and The Loch and a Young Scot Awards finalist, helped launch the campaign. She said: “I absolutely love exploring Scotland’s historic buildings. Some of my favourites are Robert Burns Birthplace Museum and Stirling Castle and I like to go back time and time again because you always discover something new. This £1 offer is a fantastic opportunity for young Scots to discover some of the country’s most historical places and spaces and it’s a great way to do something different with friends over the spring and summer months.”

Find out more about the £1 entry offer and how young people can get their Young Scot card at www.young.scot. A full list of properties and locations can be found at participating organisations’ websites: www.nts.org.uk; www.historicenvironment.scot and www.historichouses.org.

National Trust For Scotland £1 photo call at Pollok House in Glasgow with Katie Morag star Cherry Campbell.
Photograph by Martin Shields
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