Student Internship at Logan Botanic Garden

Contact details: Logan Botanic Garden, Port Logan, Stranraer, Wigtownshire DG9 9ND.

Telephone: 01776 860231

Curator: Richard Baines

E-mail: r.baines@rbge.org.uk

Useful Information

Age Limit The minimum age for intern students is 18. This is non-negotiable.

Accommodation is available on site for intern students at Logan Botanic Garden and is located behind the small area of woodland to the left of the garden entrance.. This comprises of three bedrooms with two beds in each room, a well equipped kitchen, a dining room and a shower room with a toilet. All bed linen such as over sheets, pillows and pillow cases are supplied on site. You are however expected to supply your own towels.

Arrival & Departure: Please arrange to arrive in Stranraer between 9am & 3pm If you arrive outside these hours we cannot guarantee a member of staff will be able to collect you. The closest airport is Prestwick airport and this has regular train and bus links to Stranraer. Glasgow airport is also 2 hours away.

Computers and internet: Two computers are available in the Cottage for use at lunch times and during the evening. Both Skype and internet facilities are available on these machines

Essential Clothing:  Students are required to provide their own safety/steel toe-capped boots and waterproof clothing which are essential to work in the garden. A list of Essential Clothing required will be provided when a place is offered and accepted.

Health: Please ensure you have full travel insurance in force. If you are from an E.U. country please also ensure you apply for and receive a European Health Insurance Card and bring it with you.

Kitchen: There is an electric cooker, fridge, freezer and microwave available for use. A range of pots, pans, crockery and cutlery are also supplied.

Keys: It is your responsibility to return keys to a member of staff at the end of your stay.

Local Area: Dumfries & Galloway has a wide range of excellent visitor attractions including www.scotlandsgardenroute.co.uk www.visitscotland.com and http://www.touristnetuk.com/scotland/dumfries-galloway/

Telephone: A phone is available in the cottage to receive incoming calls after 5pm at night. The phone cannot be used to make outgoing calls.

Mobile reception: The only total coverage in the area is via the Vodafone network. SIM cards are available to purchase in Stranraer.

Opening Times: The garden is open to the public from 15th March -31st October from 10am -5pm. Working hours are 8am - 4.30pm (3.30pm in winter) We have placements for interns all year round.

Shopping: Students will be taken to Stranraer once a week for shopping. Stranraer has supermarkets, chemists, a post office, a bus terminal and a train station. There are ferry terminals at Cairnryan that travel to Belfast and Larne in Northern Ireland.

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The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is a charity (registration number SC007983)