Since Easter, a Tourist Hub has been running in the foyer of the Brander Library, Huntly, manned entirely by volunteers. The hub has been open 6 days a week and by the time it wound up for the summer, a week after the successful Huntly Hairst on Saturday 14 September, they had given help and advice to over 1,100 visitors.
There has been a high level of cooperation between volunteers and the library, working together to help answer queries, interest in family history, showing visitors the museum and promoting library events. This cooperation was particularly appreciated when hub volunteer Theresa, stayed on an extra 4 hours as the library celebrated International Music Day. Theresa encouraged visitors to come upstairs and listen to the wide range of musical performances going on during the day and evening, as well as arranging seats for a group of Korean tourists so they could sit in the foyer and listen to our excellent piper Lucas McIntosh, a senior pupil at The Gordon Schools and a member of Porstoy Pipe Band. Library staff have enjoyed working with the group and both parties are keen to develop the partnership in 2020.
The group got together to celebrate a successful year and special guest Hilda Fowler, caretaker of the Brander building was presented with a bouquet of flowers in recognition of all the help and support she has provided. This has been a very successful initiative and the volunteers are already planning for next year so if you have a local business or an event to promote get in touch with the Community Council at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01466 793396.