The Castle Team

Dundonald Castle is owned and maintained by Historic Environment Scotland, but the Visitor Centre and Museum is run by the charity, Friends of Dundonald Castle SCIO (SC031541). Our team of staff and volunteers share both a passion for history and a community, as well as, a sense of responsibility to preserve Dundonald’s treasures for future generations.


Key Staff

General Manager & Archivist

Dr Kirsteen Croll

Archaeology, Outreach and Communications Co-ordinator

Lauren Welsh

Finance and Fundraising Coordinator

Lesley Fraser

Chairman, Friends of Dundonald Castle

Anne Campbell

Vice ChairmanFriends of Dundonald Castle

Brian McQuiston

Treasurer, Friends of Dundonald Castle

Dr Jane Sik

Secretary, Friends of Dundonald Castle

Kirsty Campbell


Local Historian

Jim McQuiston



There is a fantastic team of volunteers at Dundonald Castle, and not enough room on this page to do justice to the amazing jobs that they do. They work selflessly and tirelessly all year round, to make the Castle a place for people to come together and celebrate their community. Dundonald owes them sincere thanks and is so proud of them all.


Join In

If you would like to become a member of our charity, or volunteer, there are plenty of opportunities for everyone including, students or graduates wishing to gain experience in tourism, education, archaeology, archive history, conservation and events. We welcome volunteers from all backgrounds, those with lots of experience and those with none. If you would like to come and volunteer with us, please email us at or phone us on 01563 851489.

The team would love to hear from you!