Historical Archive - Dudhope Castle

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The Circle’s headquarters are based in the historic Dudhope Castle, Dundee. The castle was originally a 13th-century building for the Scrimgeour Clan. It has a long and interesting history, including its ties to William Wallace, the 100 years of its use as a military barracks, and its time as Dundee’s first museum. The Circle moved into Dudhope Castle in April 2022.

We are looking for volunteers to join our historical group in Dundee, where our goal will be to create an internal archive about Dudhope Castle. The historical volunteers will visit local archives and libraries as a group and gather information to understand the full extensive history of Dudhope Castle.

We are interested in all areas of the castle’s history, and volunteers will be able to investigate interesting topics such as the Medieval and Jacobite history, the 19th-century barracks and military use during world wars, the reconstruction in the 80s, and all users of the castle since then!

Organisation aims and objectives

The Circle is an award-winning Community Interest Company with a More Than Profit® ethos and was founded in 2016. Its headquarters are in Dundee with an additional hub in Glasgow. The Circle community is made up of like-minded organisations and individuals who: share The Circle Workspaces; access business advice through The Circle Consultancy; learn at The Circle Academy; and develop skills and confidence through The Circle Volunteering. The Circle also operates an online professional networking community. We organise regular in-person and digital events with expert speakers.











Experience required: No experience is required - we can offer support and training at The Circle. We can provide a CV reference after three months of volunteering.
Travel details: Dudhope Castle is a 15-minute walk from the city centre. It is also on the 28 bus route, which stops next to the park. Alternatively, there is free parking at the back of the castle.


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: We pay travel expenses up to £5 for public transport or fuel. Food and beverages will be available for volunteers while at The Circle.
Training details: Additional training will be offered when possible.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
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