Find the festive characters

RUDOLPH was always one of Santa’s most troublesome, although most loveable, reindeers, but now he and his friends are running wild through National Trust for Scotland properties. The great thing is that if they are spotted there are some great prizes to be won.

For six weeks visitors to the NTS website are rewarded if they manage to find the reindeer and his seasonal associates hidden in the property pages. They are playing Hide and Seek and must be found! It takes some careful scanning of the pages to find them, but prizes from a luxury festive hamper to an amazing NTS holiday are on offer.

In future weeks Elves, Fairytale Characters, a mince pie and of course Mr and Mrs Claus will be hidden in the web pages. All the family can take part in the search while also discovering just some of the marvelous buildings and glorious landscapes that are conserved across the country.

The competition is just part of the seasonal fun lined up by the National Trust for Scotland. Several of the properties are open for seasonal events, and are ideal to get the family into the Christmas Spirit.

A visit to the website will guide visitors to the Festive Events, and also of course to Rudolph’s Hide and Seek mystery. But there are also some fabulous gifts in the online catalogue, so that those Christmas present problems can be solved at the click of a mouse. For details on all the festive events, and to find the festive characters for a chance to win, visit