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29 Nov 2021

Thanks to our long-serving volunteers

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Chief Executive Philip Long OBE congratulates some of our charity’s most dedicated volunteers as they celebrate significant anniversaries in their association with the Trust.

Did you know that the National Trust for Scotland is powered by an incredible team of people – not just employees, but almost 2,000 volunteers? Their contributions to our charity are invaluable and so varied, taking on roles from gardening and guiding to cleaning and catering.

Throughout 2020 and 2021, our volunteers have had to cope with many challenges, and in some cases, have not been able to contribute in the way they would so dearly like. Nevertheless, they have stuck with us, supported us and continued to be part of conserving Scotland’s beautiful places.

As you will see, some of them have been with us for many years, and as the end of the year approaches, I would like to thank all our volunteers, and especially those receiving long service awards, deeply for all that they do, for the love of Scotland.

Philip Long OBE FRSE, Chief Executive

2021 Long service awards

45 years

Elizabeth Williams, The Georgian House

35 years

Caroline Pearson, The Georgian House

Joan MacKinnon, Weaver’s Cottage

June McAleece, Culross

30 years

Eileen Taylor, Greenbank Garden

Kenny Bain, Grampian

Robert Dey, multiple properties

Finlay McKichan, Drum Castle, Garden & Estate

Frances Manley, The Tenement House

25 years

Janet Hannay, Threave Garden

Grace Anderson, Gladstone’s Land

Gillean Ford, Moirlanich Longhouse

Leeabeth Morison, Tayside

20 years

Catherine Kaye, Broughton House

Catriona Oliphant, Pollok House

Graham Steele, Pollok House

Margaret Mann, Kellie Castle

Margaret May, Hill of Tarvit Mansion

Diane Milne, Tayside

Ellen Tinch, Hill of Tarvit Mansion

Patricia Dewhirst, Kellie Castle

Jan Tweedie, Pollok House

Jane Sheldon, Tayside

Anne Munro, Newhailes House

Susan Ashby, Geilston Garden

15 years

Alison Mitchell, Drum Castle, Garden & Estate

Kate McDonald, Culross

Lorna Norton, Hill of Tarvit Mansion

Marion Kolata, Pitmedden Garden

Florence Miller, Glasgow

John Miller, Glasgow

Margaret Nimmo, The Georgian House

Sarah Wilkinson, The Georgian House

Timothy Grundey, Crathes Ranger Office

Nancy Breingan, Culzean Castle & Country Park

Myra Clark, Culzean Castle & Country Park

Tony Brightman, Lothian

Andrew Zuill, The Georgian House

Ann Smith, The Georgian House

Eileen Craig, The Georgian House

Fiona Smart, The Georgian House

Kenneth Leiper, Lothian

Margaret Roxburgh, Brodick Castle, Garden & Country Park

Update | March 2024: Pollok House is now closed for approximately two years to facilitate the second phase of a £4 million programme of investment led by Glasgow City Council. The works will comprise roof and general building fabric repairs.

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