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We always need help with our many and varied projects. From coppicing to helping at one of our special events, your assistance is vital to help us keep going.

Volunteering your free time is a very noble gesture.  Volunteering at the Scottish Crannog Centre or the Scottish Trust for Underwater Archaeology means you are helping to preserve and present Scotland's very exciting history to the world, helping others to understand and appreciate what life was like 2,500 years ago.  Not only does this help us, it helps you too by:

  • Developing existing knowledge and skills;
  • Using your professional expertise and know-how;
  • Enchancing your cv or university application.

You can help us in any of the following ways:

Special Events
We run many special events throughout our season and would be delighted to welcome volunteers to join and help out.   See our Special Events page for details of what we have coming up in 2016.  

Volunteer Guides
Guiding at the Scottish Cranog Centre is a rewarding and fulfilling role.  Learn about the Iron Age, life in the loch and the amazing reconstruction of the Crannog roundhouse; work alongside our team of professional guides to bring history to life.

Coppice Volunteers 
The woodlands surrounding Loch Tay would have been carefully and expertly managed by the loch-dwellers. Volunteering to assist in coppicing is an extremely rewarding role where you work as a team and learn new skills but most of all, help rebalance and regenerate the eco-system of the area.  

Museum Assistance - Cataloguing
During its existence, the Scottish Trust for Underwater Archaeology (STUA) and the Scottish Crannog Centre have accumulated many important papers which need to be carefully catalogued for future reference.  This is another vital role for volunteers. 

Archive Assistance 
Again, many papers have been collected by the two organisations including important social history of the Scottish Crannog Centre which now needs to be carefully recorded and archived as the Centre and STUA move into the next phase.  

Maintenance Over Winter
Maintenance of the site and the Crannog is vital during the winter months.  Assistance in all aspects of maintenance of the Crannog and site is an important role for a volunteer. 

Assisting us with the small but important garden at the Scottish Crannog Centre is a very central role.  Our garden consists of plants we know the Crannog dwellers grew together with plants for healing, welfare and diet.  We have recently been involved with the Rare Species Society in an attempt to grow the endangered Goosefoot plant. Volunteers to nurture and tender our garden are warmly welcome. 

To apply or enquire about any of the volunteer roles above, please contact us

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