Almond Valley Heritage Trust

Charity registered in Scotland SC013783

“To preserve and interpret the history and environment of West Lothian and make this heritage accessible, engaging and enjoyed by all”


Current opportunities

The Board of Almond Valley Heritage Trust is responsible for the strategic direction of our charity. It sets and monitors policy, and provides oversight of operations and activities that are implemented by our professional team. Board members (Trustees) bring a diverse range of interests and experiences to the Board, represent a fair balance of views and perspectives, and are able to draw on many skills and strategic insights. We’re always happy to hear from individuals with appropriate interests and experiences who may be interested in joining the Board, and at present have a special interest in recruiting Board members who have insight into legal matters, or have experience in financial management. The minimum commitment sought is attendance and contribution to Board meetings that are held six times a year, normally on a Wednesday evening.

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to contribute to the ongoing digitisation and research project at the Museum of the Scottish Shale Oil Industry. There are a variety of tasks included with this, such as digitisation of BP archive records, transcription of BP archive records, website editing, and research into people, places, organisations and collection objects. There is the opportunity to gain experience in each task, but what you work on can also depend on your individual interest and skill set. This opportunity is open to those who would wish to work on site, and those who would wish to work at home. Although IT literacy and local knowledge would be desirable, training would be given for specific tasks. If you have a few spare hours in your week, have an interest in the shale industry and local West Lothian area, and you’d like to meet new people and learn some new skills this may be the opportunity for you.