Living it up
I did an interview with Mike Bain of Living It Up on Thursday afternoon. He is going to feature our project on the Living It Up Website shortly.
Check it out in the meantime, it has a great deal of inspiration and ideas for local things to do.
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.
Sourcing fish for today’s master class, look what I found down at the harbour…Mhairi Law’s net mending image.
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.
I’ve been invited to the Social Work Team Meeting tomorrow lunchtime, which is a wonderful opportunity to talk about the project and find out about existing services and potential areas for project involvement in the community.
I’m meeting with Charlotte Lee of CLS Consultancy tomorrow, who has been commissioned by Life Changes Trust to research the uptake of Independent Advocacy, which is free, by people living with dementia within the Western Isles.
The project takes an exciting step into podcast recording on Thursday this week. We are booked into the Wee Studio to create Gaelic language podcasts for supporting carers to learn Gaelic in order to support the people they are caring for, who have Gaelic as a first language.