National Trust for Scotland Closed

The National Trust for Scotland will now close all of its car parks, gardens and properties in reaction to the weekend’s “isolation tourism”.

The Trust had previously announced it would leave some gardens, grounds and parkland open for free access during the crisis.

But the decision to go ahead with a blanket closure follows in the light of calls by the Scottish government for people to suspend unnecessary travel, especially to more remote areas, and for the owners of all hotels, B&Bs and self-catering accommodation to close.

The decision was also influenced by a busy weekend at some properties where social distancing guidance was not being followed and the potential threat to the wellbeing of both visitors and the Trust’s staff this was causing.

Source: BBC Scotland