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National Wallace Monument issues a call for volunteers

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The National Wallace Monument in Stirling has launched its 2018 volunteer programme and hopes to welcome new members to the team who help run the popular visitor attraction.

Video - William Wallace sword returns to the Wallace Monument.

In 2019 the Monument will celebrate its 150th anniversary, and with more than 140,000 visitors through the doors last year, volunteers play a key role in welcoming people and helping them to understand the history of the National Wallace Monument.

Volunteers welcome

The Monument's Learning and Volunteer Coordinator Catherine Morrison said: 'Volunteering is a great way to gain experience in the heritage sector and to support the local community.  I can't wait to work with our existing volunteers and new recruits to build new and exciting roles which enhance the overall visitor experience.

"We hope that volunteering gives people who are passionate about Stirling and who have a love for the Monument the opportunity to share their enthusiasm with others.  The National Wallace Monument is an iconic building which draws in visitors from all over the world, and we're looking for friendly volunteers to help ensure that visitors leave us with special memories of the fantastic time they have had in Stirling."
 
How to get involved
 
The National Wallace Monument would like to hear from prospective volunteers with friendly personalities who are happy to talk to visitors.  Full training will be provided, however a passion for Scottish history or the ability to speak another language would be an added bonus.
 
For information, or to volunteer, send an e-mail.
 
National Wallace Monument, Abbey Craig, Hillfoots Road, Stirling FK9 5LF; tel: 01786 472140; website.
 
Image: Learning and Volunteer Co-ordinator Catherine Morrison with volunteers Margaret McLeish and Colin Hemfrey. Copyright National Wallace Monument.
 

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