Broughton House volunteers sought

Broughton House, Kirkcudbright
Broughton House, Kirkcudbright

The National Trust for Scotland is appealing for volunteers to help at Kirkcudbright’s Broughton House this year.

The property in the town’s historic High Street, which was the home of ‘Glasgow Boy’ artist E A Hornel, is gearing up for the new season by welcoming current and new volunteers at a practical induction session at the House on 27 March.

Recently-appointed property manager Sheila Faichney said: “We have several new volunteers this year, but always welcome more. Volunteers are highly valued by the Trust for the valuable work they do in making visitors feel welcome and maintaining collections and facilities. Some of the Broughton House volunteers have given many years of service, returning each season to help tell the story of the house and in some cases to do invaluable cataloguing or to help care for the collection.

“We try to ensure that volunteers do what interests them most at a time to suit them, and the Trust offers support in the form of training each year. We have an interesting season ahead, with lots of new events and activities planned, so it’s an exciting time to join us.”

The season starts again at Broughton House on 31 March, so there’s still time for anyone who is interested to register and take part in the induction.

Contact Sheila Faichney on 0844 493 2246 Monday to Friday 9am-5pm, or email for more information.