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What’s New - Scotland

  1. Visitors admiring a paiting in the Court Room of Founding Museum

    The National Lottery Open Week returns this spring with free and discounted entry to venues across the UK

    14th February 2024

    To say thank you for the £30 million raised for Good Causes every week by players, hundreds of National Lottery funded venues across the UK will be offering free entry, discounts and special offers throughout National Lottery Open Week.

  2. Friends of Hartwood Paupers’ Cemetery with their trophy.

    Volunteer group remembering the lost souls of Hartwood Paupers Cemetery wins Scottish Project of the Year Award

    7th December 2023

    A community group who came together to restore an old paupers’ graveyard at the former Hartwood Asylum near Shotts has won a top national award.

  3. Christmas lights in Regent Street at peak time.

    Our top National Lottery funded locations to visit this Christmas

    27th November 2023

    With December in full swing, take a look at some of our top picks for the holiday season at National Lottery funded venues and locations across the UK.

  4. Ray Mears presenting Danny Renton with his National Lottery Award.

    Survival expert and environmentalist Ray Mears honours environmental hero with National Lottery Award

    26th October 2023

    Bushcraft and survival expert, Ray Mears, has honoured an inspirational environmental hero with a National Lottery Award in recognition of his pioneering work restoring lost biodiversity on the Scottish coastline.

  5. Two men (Bill Beaumont with President Macron)

    From the grassroots game to the global stage: National Lottery players have huge impacts on Rugby Union

    8th October 2023

    Explore how National Lottery players impact rugby, just like in the Olympics. Dive into the data and read an exclusive interview with the World Rugby president.

  6. A man (Rory Lawson) surronded by young rubgy players in a field.

    The National Lottery partners with rugby greats to celebrate grassroots funding across the UK

    25th September 2023

    As part of a celebration of grassroots rugby and ahead of key matches during the Rugby World Cup, rugby greats showcase National Lottery funding for local clubs.

  7. A woman (Sam Quek) wearing a gold medal on a hockey field

    'Amazing Starts Here' podcast is back for Season Two with Sam Quek as the new host

    14th September 2023

    'Amazing Starts Here' podcast is back for it's season two, with Sam Quek as the new host, sharing the stories of ordinary people who do extraordinary things with the help of National Lottery funding.

  8. The Black Swimming Association representative holding the 2022 award

    17 phenomenal projects in the running for iconic National Lottery Award

    11th September 2023

    17 projects from across the UK are appealing for votes to be crowned National Lottery Project of the Year 2023.

  9. Refugee, Yacoub

    The incredible impact of the National Lottery on refugees and asylum seekers across the UK

    27th June 2023

    We delve into our data to spotlight the incredible impact of the National Lottery has had on refugees and asylum seekers who had to leave their countries to start a new life in the UK.

  10. A woman (Samantha Womack) with a National Loterry Award

    Samantha Womack announces last chance to nominate for the National Lottery Awards

    9th May 2023

    Actress, singer and former Eastenders star, Samantha Womack, is urging people and projects from all over the UK to get their nominations for the National Lottery Awards in ahead of the 16 May deadline.

  11. A bunch of people taking a picture togethjer with a National Lottery Award trophie

    The hunt is on for the UK's favourite community heroes as the 2023 National Lottery Awards begins

    25th April 2023

    The National Lottery Awards are back for 2023, in search of the inspirational individuals and organisations who do amazing things with the help of National Lottery funding.

  12. People enjoying outside activities on the Kelpies.

    UK adults crave new experiences at low cost to live up to new trend

    13th March 2023

    A new research from The National Lottery shows that 64% of UK adults want to be surprised on a day out discovering their top 5 locations in their nations.