Barra, North & South Uist & Benbecula

There are now 15 more Dementia Friends across the South Isles! We had a very successful uptake from the drop in sessions too. Thanks everyone!

I experienced ‘drone envy’ visiting Andy Mackinnon at Taigh Chearsabhagh! What a wonderful way to film!

Spent the day on Barra today, Information session at Castlebay Hall jointly working with Alzheimer Scotland and then a session of cyanotype printing at Cobhair Bharraigh from the Eilean/Island Mhairi and Pat Law exhibition at An Lanntair last year.

Nicolson Institute Gaelic Choir

The Nicolson Institute Gaelic Choir have kindly rescheduled their event that we had to postpone due to high winds a few weeks ago.

They are now very helpfully undertaking a mini tour of Stornoway care centres in the New Year, so that people don’t have to travel in winter weather and so that everyone has something to look forward to in the New Year. How thoughtful and much appreciated!

We will be enjoying songs from the National Mod.


Dementia Friends sessions at An Lanntair today

The An Lanntair team was the very first in the Western Isles to benefit from a Dementia Friends session today.

Fiona Macleod is the brand new Dementia Advisor for Alzheimer Scotland and she delivered our morning and afternoon awareness sessions with Geraldine Ditta, who flew over from Inverness (despite high winds and heavy rain) for us today.

The sessions involved a lot of myth-busting, information, discussion, practical work and plenty of tea/coffee and cake.

We learned about living well with dementia, how important community is and what we can do as a team in our work environment to support people living in our community with dementia.


Photos : Fiona Macleod & Paula Brown