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    Garnock Connections

    Connecting people and places within the Landscape


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Heritage Trainees

It can often be difficult for talented individuals to break in to the heritage conservation field. Lack of opportunities to develop skills, high competition for few roles and a lack of confidence amongst others can all be barriers to young people progressing in this sector. This project aims to tackle this by providing individuals the chance to develop their skills and experience while also helping to deliver the Garnock Connections project.

Nine different trainees will be employed on the project on contracts up to twelve months over the duration of Garnock Connections. They will work on different aspects of the project including wildlife recording, volunteering and oral history. Each trainee will have the opportunity to attend training courses to develop their skills in a particular area of interest.

So far, five trainees have completed their traineeships, with a further three currently employed. 

Click HERE to see the presentation which Elouise Cartner delivered at our Year Two Celebration event in July 2020. Elouise was one of our first trainees and is now employed by RSPB Scotland.

This project is also funded by the Green Infrastructure Community Engagement Fund.


Outputs achieved so far


5 traineeships completed


Did you know?

We have trainees doing fantastic work on the ‘Go Wild in Garnock’, Heritage Volunteers and ‘Working voices’ project right now! Go to those specific pages to read more about their work.

Contact Details

Alyson Hunter

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07872 048868

RSPB Lochwinnoch, Largs Road, Lochwinnoch, PA12 4JF

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