Volunteers and Intergenerational Work

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On Friday, Bellann from the Volunteer Service brought two young people working towards their Saltire Award and building their CVs into a local care home to enjoy masterclasses in making duff and splitting herring. Three residents gladly shared their skills and experience and the volunteers assisted with making and offering tea and cake to the residents.

The volunteers are going to support our project with Auditorium Sessions and Events at An Lanntair to see another side of care and community working.

Macaulay College

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I went to Macaulay College on Friday morning, to scope out access, terrain for walking, the possibility of collaborations, the buildings and the wonderful community work that goes on at the college. We are looking into creating a joint project in the new year, working intergenerationally and across the community with students and with College Director Roland, who is an artist himself and a very creative thinker.

Intergenerational work

The project’s intergenerational work continues today with another foody master class – our young volunteers will be learning how to split herring by hand and make duff, from the experts and in traditional island style, by watching! Mary Maclean from Health Promotion is coming to enjoy the session too.

And this afternoon, we took the workshop to Harris House

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The afternoon session was not quite so lucky with the sunshine but everyone engaged and had fun choosing what to print. We printed a necklace, seaweed from the harbour, flowers from the car park, glass pieces, feathers and some twigs. We managed to print two outside but the rest were finished in the light box.