Sue joins team at Shambellie House

As work starts on Shambellie House to make it ready to welcome guests, they are soon to welcome Sue Hughes as the newly appointed General Manager. 

Sue will be responsible for managing the creative and engaging programmes for people of all ages at Shambellie; to make sure that visitors enjoy learning new skills, and most importantly having fun.

Sue lives locally and has many years’ experience managing museum and heritage sites, along with developing and delivering art, craft and local history workshops. 

She is currently the Business Manager for Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway, a region wide organisation which works to support and develop a strong third sector.   

Gordon Mann, OBE, Chair of the Shambellie Trust, said: “We are delighted to have Sue working with us. She will be a wonderful addition and support to the Board, and we look forward to her bringing a great depth of experience in the Arts and Crafts world into Shambellie House.”

Sue added: “I first visited Shambellie in 2018 and was excited by the Trust’s vision for this wonderful site and building.  I am so pleased to now be part of making this vision a reality, and welcoming people to engage with inspiring and creative experiences.  I aim to ensure Shambellie will become an important centre for the local community and a creative hub for Dumfries and Galloway and beyond.”