Eight volunteers from all over Europe will arrive at Auchindrain to take care of a unique heritage area. The participants will join the museum’s outdoor workforce. This is a small team consisting of young people (many with disabilities) undergoing training, which operates under the direction and supervision of a highly-experienced agricultural worker. This approach offers participants the chance to vary the work they do and gain experience in a variety of activities. The work will consist of ground and brush clearance, ditching, fence and footpath repairs and gardening. In each of these areas we have small-scale projects in mind, but would prefer to give the group a chance to decide for itself rather than taking decisions without involving them.
The volunteers will have the chance to experience first-hand living conditions and working life as these would have been in places like Auchindrain 150 years ago.
The volunteers will be based in Martin’s House within the museum, which has been similarly used before. The house, which is over 200 years old, has three rooms will be their place of living.
In case this is the first time you heard about this wonderful place, Auchindrain is a 9.5 hectare/22 acre open air museum in Argyll, Scotland. The museum is set in a spectacular mountain landscape, with plenty of opportunities for walking and exploring Auchindrain is located in Argyll in the west of Scotland. Argyll is one of the most scenic and culturally significant regions of Scotland. Free time activities will be decided as a group. Volunteers will have the opportunity to explore the area and visit a number of local attractions.
To know more about this or other projects you can contact us www.XchangeScotland.org
The pictures from this post were taken last May when some of our french volunteers who helped in a Volunteer Action Day. Summer has officially started!