The work can be practical; it can involve research, or working with the public - guiding or stewarding. No experience is necessary as appropriate training is given to all Heritage Volunteers by accredited, professional Conservators, Curators and Advisors on a project to project basis.
In Lomond and Argyll Heritage Volunteers, are working on three projects at the Royal Highland Fusilier Museum in Glasgow.
- Project One. Olivia Birch(Co-ordinator), Fiona Du Boulay, Dinky Fairley, Kate Ferrie
To identify medals, trying to match them to the medal roll and/or soldier if possible. then photograph pack and record. This three year project is nearing completion.
The first image shows the team at work on the collection and in the second they are viewing Victoria Crosses and a George Cross and Albert Medal. They are joined by Michael, a post-graduate student working on various Museum collections.
- Project Two is about the start. It will involve three Volunteers and the transcription of Soldiers' Letters from WW1 to be held for reference puposes in the Museum Library, and is interlinked with wider library research into the Military Hisory of Regimental Families.
- Project Three To identify, clean and record the Regimental Silver.
The current Heritage Volunteers in Lomond and Argyll, "The Silver Surfers" are enthusiastic, work as a team and find the work rewarding and fun.
If any Member would like to join them, please contact Patty Stewart.
For more information about Heritage Volunteers in general, click on the link The Arts Society Heritage Volunteers.