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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 … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Project Scotland Volunteer On Her First Weeks at the Castle

ProjectScotland Marketing and PR Assistant Amy Fenton writes about her new volunteer role at the Castle and Museum: When I first saw the advert in the paper for the role of a ProjectScotland “Marketing and PR Assistant” I knew I … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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