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Semple Stories, Lochwinnoch’s Glories

Become an amateur anthropologist and help collate the stories of Lochwinnoch's thriving past including mines, grouse shooting and the Semple family.

Main tasks

Lots of information is available about Lochwinnoch in the past, the time of the Semple family on the Castle Semple Estate, Muirshiel House and Estate, the baraytes mine and the Duchal Railway and this project want to bring this wealth of information in to a more concise format, accessible to all.

Required skills, qualities & experience

Enthusiasm is more important than skills and experience. However, if you have any particular skill or ability in research, writing, photography, public speaking/presenting or an enthusiasm for local history and stories, then this opportunity is for you!

Where & When

The Development Officer is available Monday-Friday 9am-4:30pm by phone, email or in person at the Castle Semple Visitor Centre.

Training & support provided

We will provide training and support alongside the Garnock Conncetions project who will provide some training to support this project.

Any other requirements

Enthusiasm and time (as little as 1 hour a week!).

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