If you have an interest in local history and adventure, then volunteering as a guide for the Secrets of Spynie adventures will be right up your street (well canal). It’s one of a number of separate activities linked to the overall story of the Laich of Moray and looks back in time to when Spynie Palace was the main seaport for Elgin. The ½ day adventure is undertaken by voyageur canoe and by foot.
What skills do I need to be able to help?
An interest in local history
Some canoeing experience – being a competent paddler
What training and support will I get?
Training is provided usually in March each year and covers all aspects of being a guide including:
- Learning about the history of the area, people and places
- Voyageur canoeing on the canal
- Walking the ancient shoreline
- Equipment involved
- Safety and well-being
Volunteers will have the opportunity to assist with groups and take on a wider role as they gain competence.