The work undertaken by volunteers at Ullapool Museum has been recognised in an awards ceremony in London. The ‘Volunteers in Museum Learning Award’ was presented to them by the British Museum and The Marsh Christian Trust. The award celebrates the achievements and contribution of volunteers in museums, galleries and heritage sites all over the United Kingdom. It recognises their dedication, innovation and excellence in engaging with their visitors.

After being recognised as Regional winners for Scotland, the team at Ullapool Museum were also declared overall National winners. Ullapool Museum’s curatorial advisor Helen Avenell said “This award recognises the huge contribution the volunteer team at Ullapool made to the 2017 museum redisplay project. Our dedicated volunteers worked on all areas of the project, from selecting stories, collecting and displaying our unique oral history and photograph collection, through researching support and sponsorship to constructing and painting the new galleries. Visitors can now explore the history and heritage of Lochbroom in new ways and in a wonderfully revitalised space. The project could never have been completed without their hard work and commitment. I’m hugely proud of them all.”

The regional winners each received a cash prize of £500 donated by the Marsh Christian Trust. As overall national winner, Ullapool Museum received an additional £2,000.

Further information at http://www.britishmuseum.org/about_us/volunteers/marsh_awards.aspx

and http://www.marshchristiantrust.org/award/marsh-volunteers-for-museum-learning-award/