We are delighted and excited to announce that we are winners of The Queens Award for Voluntary Service 2019. This is an enormous honour and reward for our amazing volunteers who are so important to the smooth running of our lovely museum.
A huge ‘thank you’ to all our volunteers, past and present, who have brought us here. This is a tribute to you all for your dedication and hard work.
The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK.
The Award recognises the outstanding work by volunteer groups to benefit their local communities. It was created in 2002 to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee. Winners are announced on 2nd June – the anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation. Ullapool Museum is one of 281 award winners this year, covering a wide range of volunteer projects and initiatives.
Chair of Ullapool Museum Trust Ellie Ing said:
“We would not have achieved this had we not had the support and help from the local community and the dedication and hard work of our volunteers who have sought to present and preserve our local story for the past twenty-four years.”
Representatives from the museum will attend a garden party at Holyrood House in July, along with other recipients of this year’s Award. Museum volunteers will be presented with their award by Janet Bowen, Lord Lieutenant of Ross and Cromarty, Skye and Lochalsh later this month.