Culzean Bat Weekend 6th & 7th August 2016

The idea behind the bat weekend was that Culzean has 8 out of the 10 species of bat that reside in Scotland and that the further north you travel the diversity of species drops.  The Culzean Bat Weekend was to give bat workers across Scotland the opportunity to learn more about bats, to experience bats…

Unknown – Alison Kinnaird

Over the past several weeks Culzean Castle has been hosting a special exhibit created by Alison Kinnaird MBE. We are currently in the middle of the centenary commemorations for the Great War- otherwise known as “the War to end all Wars.” However as we all know this has not been the case, as numerous wars,…

Volunteering at Culzean – Social Media

As a volunteer I started the Culzean Castle and Country Park Twitter account approx 2 years ago. My role was and still is to tweet information regarding events, opening times and what is going on in and around the park, as well as answering any questions or queries someone might have. In the last Easter egg hunt…

Work Placement Diary – Esme Rankin 2016

During the introductory talk for my MSc in Museum Studies course at the University of Glasgow the possibility of a Work Placement at Culzean was mentioned and from that moment I hoped against hope that I might be lucky enough to be selected, and very luckily I was! It has been an incredible experience in…

Winding back the Clocks – Live Interpretation at Culzean

Culzean Castle staff underwent a transformation over the Spring holidays, as we dived into the costume cupboard to become Victorian Lords, Ladies, Footmen and Maids. Live interpretation has been a great success, as visitors and staff alike have noticed the impact the costumes have made to the castle experience.  I unintentionally gave one lady a fright…

A Day in the Life of a Ranger

5th February 2016 Working as a Countryside Ranger at Culzean is never dull. Our days are filled with a huge variety of different tasks and today is no different…or is it completely different? 09:00 Put the finishing touches to our office sign and added a peacock butterfly. Now everyone should know where our base is!…

2016 at Culzean

Well, where to start? Tuesday 15 March saw a large part of the Culzean team meet for their annual get together before the start of the season. We cannot wait to get things started in full flow again after our closed season which coincides with very cold and wet winter months! This is also a…