**Due to issues with the Campus roof, Patna Library has had to close to allow repair work to be carried out. We will continue to provide a library service in Patna using our mobile library.
**The South mobile will not be in service on Friday 21st and Monday 24th of January. We apologise for any inconvenience.
**Unfortunately the lift at The Baird Institute is currently out of order (awaiting repair). The Matisse exhibition will be open as usual during advertised times. We apologise for the inconvenience.


Friends of the Dean

It’s easy to get more involved with what’s going on at Dean Castle Country Park.

If you love being outdoors whatever the weather, learning new skills and doing practical work, then being a Friend of the Dean could be the volunteer role for you. It's a great opportunity to make a difference by keeping the Park looking great & encouraging wildlife to flourish.

Help us make Dean Castle Country Park even better. 

Friends of the Dean Programme 2022 - activities are subject to change due to weather conditions.

Tuesday 25 January, 09:30-12:00 - Tree Maintenance in the Boyd Wood

Sunday 6 February, 13.30-16:00 - Orchard Planting at Kennedy Drive (*Meet at Silverwood School entrance on Kennedy Drive)

Tuesday 22 February, 09:30-12:00 - Willow cutting and Maze Maintenance

Sunday 6 March, 13:30-16:00 - Hedge-laying at Urban Farm

Tuesday 29 March, 09:30-11:30 - Transfer aquatic plants from Lagoons to Quarry Ponds

The Friends meet at the main car park at the start of every session.

We want to keep you safe during any of our volunteering tasks. While the coronavirus pandemic continues, you will be asked to adhere to social distancing and other safety measures - we will send guidance on this before you attend. We ask that you book your sessions with the Friends of the Dean in advance by telephoning 07919 979 817 or email Laura.McMeekin@eastayrshireleisure.com. 

The Friends of the Dean will expand when Dean Castle reopens to cover a range of new roles. If you are interested in history, castles and museums, please watch this space for more details.