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Garnethill area, ■ refurbished modern 2 bedroom ﬂ at, p/parking, 15 minute walk c/centre, easy access to motorway, sharing with female, non smoking, £260 p/month + bills. Available from 10/5/10. Tel: 07771 918 252
Large fully-furnished ■ room to let in friendly Woodlands ﬂ at containing a washing machine, dishwasher, broadband plus well-equipped kitchen. Rent £290pcm, which includes Council Tax. Share with 2 others. Tel: 07712 751 368 ■ Friendly. Non smoking. Large modern kitchen/breakfast lounge and living room. Large double bedroom. Broadband. Small garden. Private parking. Town 20 mins walk, £300 & £38 C.T. Tel: 07773 767 973 / 0141 429 8828.
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friendly ■ City centre gay ﬂ atshare. Modern, well furnished throughout. Double room, modern furnishing all new, local amenities. Stunning property and room. £300 pcm plus deposit, council tax included. Tel: 07885 781 626 Edinburgh
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Double room with ■ suite available in modern Chesser ﬂ at to share with n/s 27-yr-old female prof. Looking for n/s clean/tidy female. £345/month + bills. Available 1st June. Tel: 07917 605 498
Name Dr Alison Burke Job Title Learning Manager
Company National Trust for Scotland – Robert Burns
Birthplace Museum When did you start your job? June 2009
So what does your job actually involve? My job divides into two main roles. Firstly, I work with the project team to make sure that the learning outcomes envisaged for the new Robert Burns Birthplace Museum are realised in practice. Secondly, I plan learning events which include everything from school workshops to family fun events and adult classes. I keep myself very involved in the day-to- day delivery of all activities. Sometimes I might be carrying lambs or holding enormous Clydesdale horses or I could be delivering a school class - or working with my small team of learning ofﬁ cers in planning the year ahead.
Best / Worst Aspects? ‘Variety is the spice of life’ and no two days are the same. Variety is the best thing about my job, as well as getting the chance to interpret one of Scotland’s most iconic buildings and the greatest Scot of all! I feel privileged to work for the National Trust for Scotland and privileged to work with the lyrical genius of Burns. There are no bad aspects to my job, although sometimes I worry that people may not like the events that I plan. I feel the weight of responsibility because it is a rare opportunity to be involved in the birth of a new museum - I hope that the people of Scotland and Robert Burns fans the world over will support it and take it to their hearts. Looking back, what advice would you give to a young Alison at the start of her career? I would say ‘experience is everything’. To get to where you want to go in life you must do whatever it takes to get the required experience. This could be, for example, volunteer work or asking for an internship. I would tell myself to listen to and learn from those who you admire; understand what it is that makes them good and emulate those qualities, whilst developing your own style. Laugh every day, and keep focused on what you can give to others as much as what other people give to you.
And ﬁ nally . . . tell us more about what is currently going on with the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum? The Birthplace Cottage has now been refurbished and the old museum building has been converted into a bespoke education pavilion with catering facilities. The new Robert Burns Birthplace Museum building, which will house the Burns Collection of National Signiﬁ cance, is well on the way to being completed, and we are in the ﬁ nal stages of ﬁ nalising the interior exhibitions, object texts and museum interactive. In the learning department we are also very busy planning opportunities for schools to beneﬁ t from the Scottish Government’s funded school bus scheme, web- based learning, and fun events for everyone. I’m personally very excited about our Burns Ukulele Ceilidh for senior citizens in care. I’m keeping my ﬁ ngers crossed that my dance card will be ﬁ lled! National Trust for Scotland is still fundraising for the new museum which is due to open in autumn of this year - check out www.nts.org.uk/burns/ for more information or to make a donation.
102 THE LIST 27 May–10 June 2010
Beautiful double room ■ in large, bright Morningside ﬂ at share with 1 professional female. Large dining kitchen, bright lounge and bathroom. Broadband, etc. 340 pcm+ share of bills. Please leave message on: 07726 467 837. ■ double room in a newly decorated ﬂ at. Non-smoking chilled, considerate, motivated ﬂ atmate to share with 28yo, chef, guitarist and artist. All mod cons, broadband, cable £275p.c.m. C+T and Bills, £360 all in. E-mail me at email@example.com
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Sunny double room ■ to let in Bruntsﬁ eld ﬂ at. To share with 4 friendly, sociable professionals. Flat fully furnished with all mod cons. £320pcm plus CT and bills. Tel: 07790 313 676 or 07929 452 069
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I Saw You ❤ I Saw You in the West... ❤ I Saw You Laura, bopping a it to Woodenbox with a Fistful of Fivers! U/657/01
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❤ I Saw You in the East... ❤ I Saw You drinking white wine with me until the early hours of the morning. U/657/09
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