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National Galleries of Scotland

The National Galleries of Scotland (NGS) cares for, develops, researches, and displays the national collection of Scottish and international fine art, with masterpieces ranging from the early Renaissance to the present day. NGS is proud to display the collection at its three historic sites in Edinburgh: the Scottish National Gallery, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. 


Recognising its responsibility to encourage as many people as possible to use and enjoy the national collection, NGS works to create a dynamic, accessibly environment to which people feel inspired to return. It aims to bring the collection to life through an extensive learning, engagement, and outreach programme, delivered alongside lively and innovative exhibitions. At the heart of its remit is a commitment to ensuring that the national collection can be shared with the broadest possible public, and each year aims to build long-lasting relationships with currently underrepresented groups.  


As well as conserving and presenting the works of art in its care, an essential activity for NGS is to continue to acquire works and continue to grow the national collection, enhancing its position as a world-class resource for the enjoyment of visual art. 


The generous support of People’s Postcode Lottery enables NGS to share the collection across Scotland and further afield, to inspire people of all ages. 


Sir John Leighton, Director-General of the National Galleries of Scotland, says: 

“As a longstanding member of the People’s Postcode Lottery family, we are enormously grateful for the continued unwavering support for our work. Players’ support enables us to deliver a huge range of initiatives, from essential conservation work through to landmark exhibitions; a dedicated families programme and schools partnership; to our outreach programme which supports health and wellbeing through immersive creative activity. It’s always a pleasure to reflect on the array of work made possible thanks to the support of People’s Postcode Lottery, and we look forward to growing our relationship in years to come.”

Entry to the permanent collections of the National Galleries of Scotland is free. For more information on the galleries and exhibitions, visit

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