Volunteers needed for Heritage Centre

Thursday 25th June 2015, Aberdeen, Scotland. Elevator awards evening at Ardoe House.''(Photo: Ross Johnston / Newsline Media)
Thursday 25th June 2015, Aberdeen, Scotland. Elevator awards evening at Ardoe House.''(Photo: Ross Johnston / Newsline Media)

Volunteers are needed to keep Peterculter’s Heritage Centre going over the summer months.

Situated down Station Road East in the village, the heritage museum and hall have been created and improved over the past ten years, based in the former St Peter’s Church which had been purchased from the Church of Scotland by three local philanthropists who had then gifted the buildings to the community.

Since then, the heritage centre has evolved into a busy and attractive place, with the museum packed with local artefacts and photos (including the village’s previous 8ft tall Rob Roy statue) and the nearby hall open for afternoon teas between 2-4pm on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

A special Strawberry Tea was held in the Hall on Saturday, June 21, at which £326 was raised in aid of the national charity ‘Help for Heroes.’

However, committee member Sheila Grant said: “You would be on duty with a committee member and on Saturday/Sunday you will get a cup of tea or coffee and a ‘fine piece.’ We really are struggling to cover the centre.

“If you can help, phone Moira West on (01224) 734732 as she’s the one tearing her hair out trying to fill the Rota - I’m the one sometimes tearing my hair out trying to fill the teas rota so if you can help with the teas please phone me on (01224) 732653.

“The Heritage Hall is also available to individual or group functions and the committee would appreciate any help from residents who would like to volunteer some of their spare time either with the teas or dealing with enquiries at the museum. Contact John Troup on (01224) 732701.”