Covid funding boost saves 200 National Trust jobs


Almost 200 jobs have been saved at the National Trust for Scotland after it was awarded £3.8m by the Scottish government.

The money is designed to help the charity, which looks after places such as Culloden and Brodick Castle, recover from the impact of Covid-19.

It will also help NTS open 33 buildings this year – five more than planned.

Despite the windfall, 232 redundancies are still expected to be made by the organisation.

The conservation group lost almost £30m – half its expected income – as a result of lockdown and the subsequent restrictions.

It had to close its properties and saw revenue from membership,investments and fundraising plummet.

In May, the trust said its future was in doubt and it would look to sell off non-heritage land and property, and making 429 staff redundant.

The NTS says the new funding, combined with £2.5m raised by donors and members, has saved 197 jobs, including all its ecologists and 20 out of 35 countryside ranger roles.

The money is part of the £97m in UK government consequentials for the culture and heritage sector. US SPREAD GOOD NEWS!

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