Heritage Volunteers are teams of committed non-specialist volunteers who work under the guidance of curators and other professionals to help conserve our heritage. Heritage Volunteers undertake projects for:

  • museums

  • National Trust properties

  • historic houses

  • libraries and gardens

    They give their time to care for collections, record documents and act as guides and stewards.

    Projects may include:

  • On-site conservation of books, manuscripts, archives and maps

  • Cataloguing documents and archival listing

  • Conservation of arms and armour, medals and military silver

  • Preventative conservation of textiles, replica work and creation of period costumes

  • Guiding and stewarding in museums, historic houses and gardens.


     Heritage Group

The group responds to requests for help in conserving our local heritage. Recently the HV group received a request from Drumlanrig Castle to restore some items in the liabray

Our team (Hazel, Pat, Grace and Susan) spent two days at Drumlanrig.  On the first Caroline Bendix explained the training she had set up for NADFAS volunteers and gave an overview of the reference materials we will be provided with.  She then gave information in great detail about the care and restoration of various types of bindings.  The second day was practical, learning how to complete a form in detail for each book, and then dusting and beginning to mend the books under Caroline’s supervision.