My time as a Poppy Partner..

In early summer of 2016 by happy chance, I stumbled across a request for volunteers at the forthcoming Weeping Window: Poppies exhibition at the Black Watch Castle and Museum; I was thrilled. I had seen the poppies on television, but didn’t to London to see them at the Tower; didn’t even manage to buy a … Read moreMy time as a Poppy Partner..

Being a Poppy Partner, Graham Halstead

” I have been a supporter of the Poppy campaign as long as I can remember, especially after my father died from his third heart attack when I was just 17. He fought in the Second World War in Burma, for the ‘Forgotten 14th’ , and, although he survived, I don’t doubt that the horror … Read moreBeing a Poppy Partner, Graham Halstead

Being a Poppy Partner, Colonel Alex Murdoch

My expectation of being a Poppy Partner was that it would enable me to support and assist the staff at The Black Watch Museum welcome the public attending the Poppy Exhibition. I imagined coaches arriving and visitors being guided in an orderly manner to view the exhibition. My experience has been quite different and has … Read moreBeing a Poppy Partner, Colonel Alex Murdoch

Volunteer Spotlight: Neil Hobson, greeter and tour guide

This month we talk to Neil Hobson who joined the volunteer team in 2013 following the Museum redevelopment. Neil, thank you for agreeing to share your volunteering experiences with us; can I ask what attracted you to volunteer at the Castle and Museum? Having retired, I found something was missing, although I played some golf … Read moreVolunteer Spotlight: Neil Hobson, greeter and tour guide

Volunteer Spotlight: Jim Patterson, various roles

We are now in September and we welcome Jim Patterson to talk with us about his volunteering experience with the Museum; Jim has been volunteering with us for just over a year. Jim, where did you hear about volunteering at the Castle and Museum? I saw an article in the Dundee Courier, attended an open … Read moreVolunteer Spotlight: Jim Patterson, various roles

Volunteer Spotlight: Laura Fermor, Collections Volunteer

We are now in the month of August and give a warm welcome to Laura who is going to talk with us about her time as a volunteer with the Castle and Museum.   Hello Laura, thank you for talking with us and sharing your experience. How did you hear about the volunteer opportunities at … Read moreVolunteer Spotlight: Laura Fermor, Collections Volunteer

Volunteer Spotlight: Willie Coupar, Volunteer Guide

This month we talk with Lt Col (Retd) Willie Coupar and shine our volunteer spotlight on all he does within the Castle and Museum. Hello Willie, Can you tell us how you started volunteering at the Castle and Museum? I had retired from my job at Glasgow University and moved to Perth.  Frankly I was … Read moreVolunteer Spotlight: Willie Coupar, Volunteer Guide

Volunteer Spotlight: Emily Patterson, Cafe and Education Volunteer

This month we shine the shine the spotlight on our volunteer, Emily. Emily, thanks for sharing with us your experience of volunteering with the Castle and Museum.  Can you tell us how you heard about the volunteer opportunities at the Castle and Museum did? I saw an advert in the Courier. There are so many … Read moreVolunteer Spotlight: Emily Patterson, Cafe and Education Volunteer

Volunteer Spotlight: Evelyn Radford, Collections Volunteer

This month we shine the spotlight on Evelyn Radford. Evelyn has been volunteering at the Museum since July 2013 and is one of our team of 10 collections volunteers. Hello Evelyn, Can you tell us how you heard about volunteering at the Castle and Museum? Following retirement my husband drew it to my attention having seen … Read moreVolunteer Spotlight: Evelyn Radford, Collections Volunteer

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