One of the country's conservation charities hopes the "Downton Abbey effect" could lead to a surge in visitor numbers.
The National Trust for Scotland says the hit TV drama, set around a country estate, is inspiring people to visit its properties.
It comes as the organisation holds a series of meetings into its future.
The National Trust for Scotland looks after some of the most beautiful places in the country. For decades most if its members have been retirement age but, it says, that is slowly starting to change.
Three years ago the trust was facing a financial crisis and proposed closing 11 properties including Barry Mill in Angus.
Today the charity appears to be in better shape but members say it must still do more to get visitors through the door.
Chief executive of the National Trust for Scotland Kate Maven said Downton Abbey has done much to make the country's grand old buildings fashionable and whet appetites for ancestral history.
The Trust now plans to meet its members up and down the country for their view on how the charity can best secure its own future.