Celebrating Volunteers' Week

We are delighted to celebrate volunteers' week (1 - 7 June) and take time out to thank our fantastic volunteers Mike and Jenny.

Mike and Jenny have worked with us continually for 5 years (but oh how we missed them during the lockdown!). They come to the store one day a week to assist the curators with their collections work. Jenny has the challenging task of rolling hundreds of our flat textiles including Christening shawls, Tattit rugs, stoles and scarves. She treats each unique piece with great care and a lot of patience. She is a professional for sure!

We don’t know what we would do without Mike and Jenny’s help and friendship. They are simply amazing.

Mike is an archaeology enthusiast who loves Shetland’s rich archaeology collection so he spends one day a week meticulously recording boxes of prehistoric pottery, part of the Old Scatness assemblage. He checks each box to see that its contents match the finds list and then registers them into the Museum database. This is important so that researchers can access any sherd of pottery they wish to see, and there are thousands! Mile has processed around 400 boxes with another year’s worth still to do. Thankfully Mike has the patience of a saint!

Volunteers' Week 2021

Volunteers Week takes place 1-7 June every year. It's a chance to recognise the fantastic contribution volunteers make to our communities and say thank you.

Follow the Voluntary Action Shetland Volunteering facebook page this week they will be sharing organisation's thank yous to their volunteers.

On Wednesday 2nd June at 7pm they will launch the live premier of their film to celebrate the 2021 Shetland Saltire Awards. This year's event is virtual due to the pandemic, you will find the link on their facebook page.