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Join the website development team



Join the band of volunteers who support the work of the museum and contribute so much towards the development of this website.

We have a substantial programme of work ahead of us, centred on the transcription and digitisation of archives held by the museum, and the sharing of these resources with a world-wide audience through this website. Our new study centre at Almond Valley is equipped with the latest technology, but progress depends of the availability of many willing hands to contribute towards our ambitious task.

Further enthusiastic and committed volunteers are always welcome. For those able to work at our study centre in Livingston, we can offer a range of tasks according to your interests and skills. These include:

In many cases we can provide the necessary training to develop your skills, whether you are volunteering for the fun of it, sharing existing knowledge of the shale oil industry, or seeking to amass experience for a future career in heritage. In return for our investment in training we expect a modest and regular commitment of your time.

For those unable to visit Livingston regularly there is still much you might do to assist from your home or from local facilities, for example historical research and transcription work.



Current Opportunities

We currently have a few vacancies for Digitisation/Transcription assistants, working in the museum, or working from home

creative commons

We are happy to licence use of many images, extracts, and other resources of this website under a Creative Commons attribution, non-commercial licence (Scotland). See full copyright statement. Such material should be attributed to Almond Valley Heritage Trust and, where practical, a hyperlink provided to www.scottishshale.co.uk.