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- Ground transportation between Glasgow Airport & Dunans Castle
- Lodging during your session
- Meals from dinner on Sunday of arrival through breakfast on day of departure, except meals on excursions
- Excursions during your trip dates
- Instruction from on-site expert
All participants are responsible for:
- Travel to Glasgow or project site
- Visa if required
- Meals during excursions
- Travel health insurance, including emergency evacuation coverage. Send AiP proof of purchase.
Learn hands-on conservation skills with this volunteer adventure by Adventures in Preservation (AiP), as you repoint both castle turret and Telford bridge and help save the architectural heritage of Scotland.
Two sessions of 1 week each are available and volunteers can choose to attend 1 or 2 weeks.
This is a unique bridge and castle conservation experience for a site that cartographers noted on their maps as long ago as 1590. This location became known as Dunans, and beginning around 1725, served as home to the Fletcher clan for over 200 years. Architect Andrew Kerr transformed the Dunans manor house into a mock castle in 1864. This unique and dramatic baronial house was largely destroyed by fire in 2001, leaving only the pre-Victorian west wing intact.
Dunans and AiP are looking for passionate preservationists to take advantage of this valuable program of hands-on training and help restore the castle and reopen it to the public.
The local community is both declining and aging, and Dunans currently provides jobs for 9 to 12 people, having a direct impact on the local economy. Castle and grounds also contribute to the tourist market, providing a yearly increase in revenue between 5-15%. AiP jammers meet many of the visitors as they cross the bridge to tour the castle grounds.