House of Dun volunteer receives award

Christopher Linton with his certificate.
Christopher Linton with his certificate.

A green-fingered volunteer at the House of Dun has been honoured with a National Trust for Scotland Volunteer of the Year award at a ceremony in Edinburgh.

Christopher Linton, who has dedicated an average of 32 volunteer hours every week for the past two years, contributes to the outstanding presentation of the gardens and managing of the wider estate, including high-level pathway and bridge building.

He has also provided tireless support to events at the property, and he has been described as “dedicated and reliable” and received the top award in the gardens category.

Chris’s enthusiasm and hard work were recognised in his nomination by head gardener Russell Shanks, which noted: “His work has been invaluable to both the gardens and property. Chris is a fine example of a young man who is prepared to get involved for the better of the local community.”

The award was presented by Trust Chairman Sir Kenneth Calman and Head of Volunteering, Violet Dalton.