Monday 26th March marked the end of Fiona Marwick’s term as Curator.  Fiona first started as Secretary and Curator in 1986 and served until 2007, leaving to bring up family and then returning part-time in 2012.  She brought much experience to the Museum and was its first qualified curator.  For 30 years her name has been synonymous with the Museum and she brought it to its present highly-regarded position.

The Museum Trust also welcomes Vanessa Martin, Spean Bridge, as the next Curator who will have Fiona as mentor for a period.  Vanessa has had much voluntary experience of museums elsewhere and has carried out several tasks for the West Highland Museum over the past 7 years, particularly helping gain accreditation from Museum Galleries Scotland.

Colleen Barker will remain as Manager.

Marking the changes, John Hutchison, Chairman said, “Past and present trustees are very grateful for Fiona’s professionalism and dedication to the Museum and we wish her well in her other interests.  We are also delighted to welcome Vanessa Martin who joins our strong team.”