IHBC’s COVID-19 signpost 111: NTS plans for reopening properties

National Trust for Scotland (NTS) properties have been closed since March due to the coronavirus emergency, and now the Trust is sharing plans for reopening over the coming weeks and months, in line with Scottish Government guidance.

NTS writes:

As lockdown begins to ease across Scotland, the Trust is sharing plans for a phased reopening of properties, in line with the Scottish Government’s ‘route map’ out of lockdown.

Barriers are already being lifted at some key countryside properties, such as Corrieshalloch Gorge and Ben Lawers, for local access (within 5 miles).

We expect that access to other types of properties and travel from further afield will be possible under Stage 3 of the route map.

Staff are planning for this now, making sure processes are in place to ensure people’s safety and to uphold social distancing, particularly in enclosed grounds and gardens. These may reopen in late June or early July, with some built heritage properties following in mid-August.

Due to the impact of the coronavirus epidemic on our charity, we’re phasing the reopening of our places over the coming months with around half due to open again later this year, more in spring 2021, and a few remaining closed until 2022.

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