In October, the team at Ullapool Museum joined the best and brightest museums across the country at the bi-annual Association for Heritage Interpretation Awards. The AHI exists to promote excellence in the practice and provision of interpretation across the United Kingdom and holds an annual conference around which the awards are held. We were delighted to be awarded runners-up in the ‘Volunteer & Community Projects’ category for our redisplay project ‘Future Thinking for Lochbroom’s Past’. The award recognises the outstanding contribution our volunteers made to the project that redisplayed our permanent collections and reinterpreted our unique A-listed building.
Like most Museums & Heritage Highland members, volunteers are the essential lifeblood of the organisation. This award not only recognises their commitment, but also the professionalism and excellence they delivered in creating the new displays. We are so proud to be recognised by this prestigious award, as the Journal says… ‘This is an exceptional example of a community project that creates an enjoyable museum visit’.