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We are preparing to re-open this summer when restrictions allow and are looking to recruit more 'Friends of Thirlestane'.

We are looking for a range of people to help with different tasks including, meeting and greeting visitors and conducting guided tours. If you have some spare time, whether its a few hours once a week or a day once a fortnight, to consider joining our invaluable team of guides and volunteers then please do get in touch. Be part of our 16th century heritage!

Without the ‘Friends of Thirlestane’ who generously donate their time to the castle, we would not be able to open our doors to  allow visitors to explore this fascinating building and its unique collections. The volunteers help to bring Thirlestane to life for visitors - they are key to the whole visitor experience.

All volunteers and guides will be fully trained and there will be support on hand to help you. The castle has already obtained its “Good to Go” status and we have robust Covid-19 cleaning and social distancing measures in place.

If you would like to learn more or apply, please email