Call for volunteers at Mugdock Country Park

Mugdock Castle
Mugdock Castle

If you are looking for something different to do with your spare time why not consider becoming a volunteer at Mugdock Country Park.

They urgently need new helpers to become castle stewards at the park during the summer.

Liz Ferguson, park secretary, said: “We have a huge number of volunteers who work here to carry out gardening, manning the castle and cinema.

“We’d really like to attract some new people to carry out guided tours at Mugdock Castle castle which opens to the public on Saturdays and Sundays from mid May to September.

“They would only need to commit to six afternoons throughout the summer and we will provide all the training they need including telling them all about the castle’s history.

“We are sure they will find it very rewarding and great fun.

“We have a great team here, we are all very friendly and we’d welcome people of any age and background.”

An event to recruit new volunteers is going to be held at the park’s meeting room in the visitor centre on Tuesday, March 4 at 10.30am. There will be tea, coffee and cake.

Liz added: “If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please come alongto find out more.

“You will be able to chat informally with current volunteers about the role and decide whether it’s something you’d like to do.”

It’s thought that the castle dates back to 1372. It belonged to descendants of Sir David Graham for 700 years until 1945 when the sixth Duke of Montrose sold the estate to Hugh Fraser, later Lord Fraser of Allander. It has a dungeon, a viewing tower and reconstructed banqueting room.