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VOTY17: Outstanding Achievement Award: Alison Wilson, Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

Click more to find out about Alison's volunteer roles in the Trust, and why she is deserving of an Outstanding Achievement Award!
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VOTY17: Winner (Built Property): Hugh Farrell, Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

Hugh began his involvement with the Trust almost six years ago. He was one of the first cohort of guides in the then newly built RBBM, and has remained unswervingly committed to volunteering at the museum and Burns Cottage ever since. Click more to find out about just some of his volunteer work...
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VOTY17: Winner (Outdoor Conservation): David Baker, Glencoe

Over the last ten years, David has made a significant contribution to the care of Glencoe's beautiful landscapes, often carrying out difficult and tiring tasks in all kinds of weather. Click more to find out about his contribution.
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VOTY17: Winner (Gardens):  Jim Winning, Greenbank Garden

A volunteer gardener at Greenbank Garden for over 15 years, Jim's previous work as a retired civil engineer has provided invaluable skills and knowledge to many garden projects and property maintenance.
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VOTY17: Winner (Members' Centres): Clair Overend and Geraldiine Mercer, Eastwood MC

Having both been involved with the Eastwood and District Members Centre since its inaugural meeting in 1984, Clair and Gerry have contributed extensively to the Centre's running and fundraising over the years. Click more to find out about their roles...
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VOTY17: Winner (Group): Italian Tour Group, The Georgian House

Ilaria Braina and Marco Castiglia began volunteering at the Georgian House in Spring 2017. Click more to find out what difference their work has made in this short time.
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VOTY17: Special Commendation (Built Property): Brooke Walker, Bannockburn

Nominated by the Learning Officers at Bannockburn for her outstanding volunteer work, Brooke is passionate about her volunteer role, developing her knowledge and sharing it with others. Click More to read about her activities.
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VOTY17: Special Commendation (Gardens): Susan Bennett, Crathes

Recognised with a Special Commendation in the Gardens category, click More to find out about Susan's work at Crathes Castle Gardens.
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VOTY17: Special Commendation (Groups): Falkland Garden Volunteers

Recipients of a Special Commendation in the Group category, click More to find out about the difference the garden volunteers have made at Falkland Palace.
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A day (or three) in the life at Grey Mare’s Tail!

Grey Mare’s Tail Nature Reserve is a dramatic upland property - the eponymous waterfall cascades into the Moffat Water Valley below, and the hills provide a haven for rare upland plants and wildlife. Volunteers play an important role in preserving and conserving the landscape, so we asked volunteer David Foreman to tell us about a day (or three) in the life of a GMT volunteer!
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Volunteering: The Path to Employment - Part 1!

Volunteering is a fantastic way to gain valuable work experience that might just change your life! We caught up with Nyssa Duncan-Price, who started volunteering with the Trust in 2012 and who now has her dream job of Property Manager at Gladstone’s Land! Read more about her journey from volunteering to employment...
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Volunteering: The Path to Employment - Part 2!

Meet Jackie Kemp, who began his volunteering with the Trust in 2008, and is now employed as Seasonal Bat Ranger at Threave! Find out how volunteering completely changed Jackie’s career path...
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Volunteering: The Path to Employment - Part 3!

When Maria Laskowska came across the National Trust for Scotland, she didn’t know it would lead her to her ideal job working for an organisation she loves! Read more about Maria’s journey from a volunteer to employee...
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ProjectScotland - We Know It Works!

Our ProjectScotland placements can change someone’s life, by providing them with valuable work experience or even a whole new direction in life. But don’t just take our word for it - read on to find out more about one volunteer's ProjectScotland experience in the Trust!
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ProjectScotland - get on in life through volunteering

We work closely with Scotland’s national youth volunteering organisation, ProjectScotland, to provide fantastic volunteering opportunities for young people aged 16-30.
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