Volunteer Tour Guides

  • VO89965


Description

The Forres Heritage Trust celebrates and helps preserve the great buildings, including the Tolbooth and Nelson’s Tower, histories, stories and traditions that embody this area’s unique cultural heritage, both now and for future generations.

The Trust has created a new tour at the Tolbooth which unlocks the history of the building’s old police office and cells, highlighting the newly renovated courtroom as well as the parapet around the clock tower – which has never been open to the public before.

Volunteers are needed as tour guides, to help by providing a warm welcome and to help visitors understand the history and context of both these remarkable buildings and their conservation.

Could you help to inspire and engage our visitors with helping to tell the story and fascinating history of both of the Tolbooth and Nelson’s Tower?

Training and support will be given to all volunteers, giving you materials and information for your own learning.

Frequency of tours and times have yet to be finalised and will initially be dependent on volunteers' availabilities. If you would like to find out more about this role or have a chat please get in touch by emailing fhtvolunteers@outlook.com

Organisation aims and objectives

Heritage, built and living in Forres

Availability

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Restrictions

Certain tours will need mobility especially at the Tower tour as there a number of steps. There are stairs and corridors in the Tolbooth which may be a bit restrictive but there are handrails, a stair lift and toilets.
Experience required: friendly, approachable manner for visitors, willingness to learn about the history, ability to speak to groups, follow relevant policies.
Minimum age: 16

Support

Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 4 months ago