Angus Martin In Campbeltown Museum, 2022, Credit CHARTS

Staff and Partners


Khara MacPhail, Heritage Learning and Access Assistant at Campbeltown Museum

Living in Campbeltown, Khara MacPhail has built practical experience in museums and heritage through working with the local community in various roles. In 2022, Khara completed her Museums and Galleries Technician Modern Apprenticeship obtained through the CHARTS Modern Apprenticeship scheme in partnership with liveArgyll, Museums Galleries Scotland and Skills Development Scotland. Khara is currently studying for an undergraduate degree in History and has always been interested in heritage.

Khara is based at Campbeltown Museum. Her role involves assisting visitors and planning and organising public engagement events and opportunities for everyone in the community to get involved in their heritage, along with researching the collection and developing new interpretation texts.

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The Culture, Heritage and Arts Assembly (CHARTS) CHARTS is a member-guided charity (SCIO) which aims to:

-Foster collaborative working across the whole Culture Heritage and Arts sector.

-Create events and products that are of sufficient quality and scale to be marketable at the highest level.  

-Create an environment that supports sustainability for sole traders and micro-businesses so they can afford to stay in Argyll and the Isles.

-Be an advocate for the needs and benefits of cultural activity.

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LiveArgyll is a local charity operating a range of facilities and leisure, library and cultural services on behalf of Argyll and Bute Council. liveArgyll has entered into an exciting new partnership with CHARTS who will lead the development work of Campbeltown Museum on behalf of liveArgyll and manage a modern apprentice supported by MGS.


The Friends of Campbeltown Museum

The Friends of Campbeltown Museum, a registered charity, was formed in 1991 as a pressure-group in response to a Scottish Museums Council report which found that the Museum collections were neglected and badly presented and that the Museum itself provided a low standard of service to the public. Within eight years, the Friends' main objectives had been achieved: a museums development officer for Argyll and Bute was appointed in 1994 and oversaw the conservation measures which enabled Campbeltown Museum to receive full registration status in the Museums and Galleries national scheme. In more recent years, the Friends' main role has been to assist with projects; but the group has also helped fund Museum improvements and furnishings and has been instrumental in the acquisition of local art, e.g., two Archibald MacKinnon paintings, purchased in 2018.