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Event to highlight volunteering

Barry Mill, near Carnoustie is one historical property, which is kept open thanks to he work of volunteers.

Barry Mill, near Carnoustie is one historical property, which is kept open thanks to he work of volunteers.

An army of volunteers is providing vital assistance to the many heritage attractions which ensure history and traditions survive and thrive.

And a special event is to be held later this month to enable potential volunteers to find out about the many opportunities available across Angus and how, by giving up a few hours a week, they can help to preserve the heritage of the county for future generations.

“Volunteering can be very rewarding,” said the Provost of Angus, Councillor Helen Oswald. “It’s very much a two-way process, especially when it involves heritage.

“Whether they like to be behind the scenes or dealing with the public, volunteers become closely involved in the fascinating history of our county and its people, and in return, the attractions, groups and organisations are able to continue providing their excellent services.”

Many local heritage attractions, groups and organisations depend upon volunteers and will be attending this event, which will provide members of the public with the chance to find out how volunteering can enable them to use or learn specific skills, knowledge or experience, discover more about the Angus area or simply meet like-minded people.

Some of these opportunities may include learning how a museum works, gardening, office administration, hospitality, working with the public and researching local history.

The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 18, in the Reid Hall, Forfar.

John McKenna, Manager of the National Trust’s Angus properties said: “The National Trust for Scotland could not survive without the generous assistance of our legions of volunteers.”

For more information about the event on March 18, contact Millie Clarke on 01307 473262 or visit www.angusheritage.com.

 

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