Highland Hospice plea for volunteers to help run Ness Islands Railway

24 June 2022

Highland Hospice plea for volunteers to help run Ness Islands Railway image

Highland Hospice is urgently seeking people to volunteer in the running of its Ness Islands Railway, in order for the service to run to capacity over the summer holidays.

Kepa Aristizabal, Deputy Manager Tourism and e-Commerce for the organisation said, “We are reaching out for more volunteers to join our miniature railway team. It’s a lovely, rewarding and stress-free role where full training is given. Duties involve taking fees from passengers and making sure everyone is staying safe on their way round. After a while in the role, volunteers will also be trained to drive the train which is a lot of fun.”

Kepa added, “We have just opened a brand new kiosk at the railway, which sells soft drinks and snacks, and there is also a role available in running this.”

The popular railway has been running since the 1983, with children and adults alike thoroughly enjoying the facility. It has been owned and run by Highland Hospice since 2019, which means that all proceeds help the charity to care for patients and families across the Highland communities.

During the summer holidays, the railway is open from 11am to 4pm each day, but this is weather dependent as the trains cannot operate in rain.

Shifts are flexible - volunteers can work as many hours as they can, and any help at all is gratefully received.

If you can offer any assistance in the running of our railway, we would love to hear from you.

Please contact Kepa Aristizabal for further information.

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