Sunday, February 28th, 2016
A very big and heartfelt thank you to everyone for their good wishes and kind comments about my MBE award which was announced in the 2015 New Year’s Honours List. It’s been overwhelming and I’m very touched that people have taken the time to send messages. I was also pretty surprised to be nominated. I’ve only been doing my job! A huge thank you to those people involved in my nomination – you know who you are – even if I don’t!
I first came to work at Kilmartin Museum in 2003. Pretty quickly I realised there was a huge amount of work to do to safeguard Argyll’s archaeology as well as help people enjoy and learn the amazing stories the objects, monuments and sites are able to tell. Kilmartin is an independent Museum, so the financial aspects were always going to be a challenging. Much of my time has been spent fund raising and advocating for all of Argyll’s wonderful and important heritage.
We’ve come a long way in 13 years, but there’s still so much to do to put this amazing place on the map and make sure that future generations are able to enjoy what we can today. The Kilmartin Museum team will need your help to make it happen.