Elliot Melton - Shire
Learning and Access Assistant
Hi my name is Elliot Melton, I’ve been living in Irvine since I was ten. Having grown up in Dreghorn and attending local schools in the area (Fencedyke Primary and Greenwood Academy), I went on to pursue my further education at James Watt College in engineering and electrical systems. Following on from college I began volunteering at the Scottish Maritime Museum were I was awarded the Saltire Award for over 500 hours of volunteering, which was before I became a member of staff and where I’ve been working since 2013. I’ve had two positions in the Museum one as Visitor Services Assistant and my other roll in which I have just finished was as a learning and access trainee in partnership with MGS (Museum Gallery’s Scotland) as part of their award winning “Skills for Successes Program”.
Scottish Maritime Museum: 1920s styled Tenament Flat that was built in 1907 for the sawmill workers of the Beckingridge sawmill in Irvine. 1872 MV Kyles, a coaster vessel, that used to serve on the coast of the UK acting as delivery van of the seas. The Museum’s Fitting Shed, which has the Sandchime Tug engine that allows you to view the inner workings of a triple expansion engine, seeing how it all fits and works together.