The Borders Heritage Volunteer group are currently working alongside Edinburgh Heritage Volunteers on a project at Thirlestane Castle. Their primary task is to create an inventory of all the items in the Museum of Border Country Life - firstly a paper record of each item will be created and then this is entered into an Excel spreadsheet. Each item is then photographed and the picture married to the electronic inventory. Once the inventory is well under way the items will be moved from the museum and put into storage until a new home can be found for them. This is a sizeable project – roughly 100 items have been catalogued so far and it is estimated that there are over 2,000 items in the museum. If anyone is interested in helping with this work, group leader Ray Cartwright would be very grateful for a few more volunteers. Heritage Volunteering is a wonderful opportunity to learn skills from professional conservators as well as being very interesting and rewarding work. Please email Ray at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to help .